Brian Bottoms founded GeoElement LLC in 2002. He provides data management, spatial analysis, and map production services focused primarily on environmental assessments and industrial forestry. Prior to the formation of GeoElement LLC, Brian worked as a GIS analyst and GIS lead for an industrial forestry company in the Pacific Northwest. Earlier in his career, Brian supplied consulting services to a Los Angeles redevelopment agency, lending mapping and analytical support on an expansive urban redevelopment project. He started his career providing consulting services to a Seattle based environmental corporation, traveling throughout Oregon, Washington, and Alaska conducting field evaluations and mapping. Brian received his B.S. in Forestry and Natural Resource Management from CalPoly, San Luis Obispo and his M.A. in Geography from California State University, Northridge.