Brad McMillan works as a Geographic Information Systems Analyst at the Department of Ecology helping update, maintain, and map the surface waters of Washington State.
He graduated in the Spring of 2014 from the University of Washington Tacoma, with a degree in Environmental Science and Geographic Information Systems.
Brad has collaborated with his father, Russ McMillan, flying UAVs for both environmental monitoring and as a hobby.
His undergrad research at the UW consisted of using a UAV and GIS software to estimate eel grass coverage along a bio-monitoring transect in Padilla Bay.
Since that time, he and his father have worked on a variety of projects using UAV's including monitoring marine vegetation, fish counts in Dabob Bay, and construction monitoring.
When he isn't working or flying, Brad enjoys hiking, kayaking, and traveling the world with his wife Kathleen.
Photo note: Brad and Kathleen McMillan at the summit of Mt St Helens