Brian Hettler

GIS & New Technologies Manager

Brian has overseen ACT’s GIS-related projects since joining ACT in 2012. Brian’s responsibilities at ACT include the creation and compilation of GIS data, satellite imagery analysis, and the construction of representational maps that help ACT communicate its work areas and impact on multiple scales. Brian also works closely with ACT technical teams to facilitate participatory mapping workshops with indigenous communities in Colombia and Suriname.

Prior to joining ACT, Brian completed a master’s degree in Landscape Architecture at SUNY-Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse, NY. Brian has worked with Engineers Without Borders, participating in the design and implementation of a gravity-fed water supply system in Buena Vista, Honduras and helping to establish a community electrification project in the Peruvian highlands near in Cusco. Brian also worked in partnership with the Association for Andean Ecosystems (ECOAN) to design several community-based ecotourism facilities in Quechua villages as part of a regional sustainable tourism strategy around Machu Picchu.