GIS Team

Trisha Brush, GISP, Deputy Director GIS Administration

Trisha has been working in the GIS field since 1996 and with LINK-GIS/PDS since 2002. Trisha previously worked for Miami County, Kansas where she was their GIS Coordinator for five years and built their GIS from the ground up. She has a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Cincinnati in Geography, and a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from Baker University in Kansas. Trisha is a member of Kentucky Association of Professional Surveyors (KAPS), URISA, and she also is Past President and founder of the Kentucky Association of Mapping Professionals (KAMP).  For any questions regarding becoming a Business Client or Partner, Partnership Budgets, Outreach, LINK-GIS History, Work Program update or project resource approval, Trisha is the person to contact. Trisha’s passions are reporting ROI, marketing GIS via social media and building a resilient team through team building.

Tom East, GISP, Senior Geospatial Systems & Data Analyst

Tom has been with LINK-GIS/PDS since 1990 and has worked in the field of GIS since 1977. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Mississippi State University and began his GIS career with the US Army Corps of Engineers at the Waterways Experiment Station in Vicksburg, MS, where some of the pioneering work in satellite remote sensing of the environment occurred. Tom has also worked for the State of Mississippi as the Systems Manager for MARIS, the Mississippi Automated Resource Information System, one of the earliest statewide GIS programs in the nation. Since 1990 he has worked at LINK-GIS/PDS and applies his knowledge of GIS to the challenges of government at the local level. He is an enthusiastic amateur astronomer and volunteers at the Cincinnati Observatory Center, the Birthplace of American Astronomy.  For questions regarding Addressing, Ortho/Aerial Imagery/Photogrammetric capture or Street Centerlines/linear referenceing, Tom is the person to contact.

Christy Powell, GISP, GIS Applications Developer Coordinator

Christy has been in the GIS field since 1994 and with LINK-GIS/PDS since 1996. Christy’s primary responsibilities are programming and web development. Christy holds a Master of Science in Geosciences with an emphasis on Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing from Murray State University. She is also a past President of the Kentucky Association of Mapping Professionals (KAMP).  In 2018 Christy was a member of the first class of KAMP Fellows.For questions regarding the LINK-GIS website, programming, App Development or GPS, Christy is the person to contact.

Joe Busemeyer, GISP, Senior GIS Applications Developer

Joe has worked in the GIS field since 2004 and with LINK-GIS/PDS since 2007. Joe’s primary responsibilities with LINK-GIS/PDS include developing web-based GIS applications, working with ArcGIS Enterprise, assisting Northern Kentucky agencies with specialized GIS projects and custom mapping. Joe also works with city administrators and emergency management administrators in Northern Kentucky to meet their GIS needs.  Joe earned his MA and BA in Geography, from the University of Cincinnati. Joe is a member of the Kentucky Association of Mapping Professionals (KAMP). For questions regarding the LINK-GIS website or map viewer content/functionality, programming or FTP data access, Joe is the person to contact.

Louis Hill, AICP, GISP, Senior Geospatial Data Analyst

Louis has been working in the GIS field since 2002, and with LINK-GIS/PDS since 2014. He has previous GIS work experience in Indiana and Illinois. Louis’ primary responsibility is to prepare analysis, maps, and other spatial data solutions that facilitate planning and public discussion on topics of community importance. This includes supporting the comprehensive planning implementation efforts of PDS, and other LINK-GIS project initiatives. Louis has a strong interest in cartography, and has received numerous awards for cartographic achievements throughout his career. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Urban Planning & Development from Ball State University, and his M.S. in Information & Communication Sciences from Ball State University. Louis is a past President of the Kentucky Association of Mapping Professionals (KAMP). He is currently serving an appointment to the state’s Geographic Information Advisory Council (GIAC). For questions regarding NKYmapLAB, Cartography, or Story Maps, Louis is the person to contact.

Ryan Hermann, UAS Analyst

Ryan has been with LINK-GIS/PDS since 2014. As the UAS Analyst, Ryan is responsible for all UAS/Drone projects (NKYdroneLAB) at PDS. This includes aerial photography collection, inspections, planning, emergency response, data processing, and analysis. Other responsibilities include: custom mapping, digital file organization, and delivering exceptional customer service. In addition, Ryan also facilitates the mapping and GIS needs for cities, citizens, police and fire, utilities, schools, planning, and the public across Northern Kentucky. Ryan earned BA in Geographic Information Systems from Ohio University in 2013. Ryan was previously with Duke Energy where he updated the electric utility data. Ryan also interned at Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs from 2010 to 2013.  For questions regarding customer service, emergency mapping, map viewer content/functionality or UAV/drone, Ryan is the person to contact.

Steve Lilly, PLS, GISP, CPII, Land Surveying Analyst

Steve has been with PDS since 2004 and has worked in the field of GIS since 2008.  He splits his time between subdivision reviews, inspections for KCPC and maintaining GIS data layers related to boundaries, subdivisions, and surveying. Steve began his career at Viox & Viox Inc. in 1998 as a full-time field technician where his responsibilities included performing surveys such as boundary, topographical, ALTA, and data collection. He has a degree from Cincinnati State in Civil Engineering Technology & Surveying.  Steve is a member of KAPS and KAMP and currently serves on the state board as the liaison between KAPS and KAMP.  For questions regarding boundaries, parcels, survey control network, subdivision development or street centerlines, Steve is the person to contact.