Our Team

Charlie Mix

Charlie Mix - GIS Director

Charlie serves as the Director for the IGTLab. His duties include GIS project development and management, spatial modeling, cartography, GIS application development, partnership coordination, and GIS software, hardware, and data management for UTC's campus and partners. Charlie earned his B.S. in geography from Jacksonville State University and his professional background stems from the application of geography and GIS for natural resource management. He has worked with numerous conservation organizations, NGOs and the National Park Service. A large influence of what shaped Charlie’s career as a geographer is a passion for exploration. When not in the GIS lab, he can be found exploring mountains and canyons via mountain bike or kayak.

Nyssa Hunt

Nyssa Hunt - GIS Analyst

Nyssa’s years of research experience thus far have been gained from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, while exploring the many avenues of their Environmental Science program. In 2014, she earned her B.S. in Environmental Science, with a concentration in Geographic and Cartographic Sciences, and minors in Computer Science, Biology, and Geography, all of which allowed great immersion into field work and the beginning phases of intensive GIS modeling. In Summer 2018, She earned an M.S. in Environmental Science, in which her thesis research focused on developing and assessing predictive spatial distribution models for an amphibian species listed as both rare and vulnerable in the state of Tennessee. Throughout those years of academia, Nyssa was employed in UTC positions that allowed her to gain skills in technology and research, as well as hands-on work with students and teaching. In future research, Nyssa anticipates continued work with conservation GIS and further usage of emerging technology, but am always open to potential collaborations!

Holland Youngman

Holland Youngman - GIS Technician

Holland Youngman earned a Master's in Environmental Science from UTC in 2017, and a B.S. in Wildlife Biology from Clemson University in 2006. Her professional endeavors have centered around ecological research and management. She began working as a GIS Technician with the UTC IGT Lab in 2016. Holland's favorite aspect of GIS is the ability to use such a powerful and dynamic technology in a multitude of environmental conservation-oriented projects. Outside of work, she enjoys numerous outdoor activities and most prefers to be in the woods.