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Meet the Staff

Ben Ehrlich - GIS Specialist

Ben joined Johnson County Wastewater in 2014 and was consolidated into AIMS in 2019. His responsibilities include: mapping of JCW infrastructure assets, location and project maps for Board of County Commissioner and JCW customer presentations, incorporating Consolidated Main Sewer District expansions from BOCC resolutions, mapping of CMSD status and future sewer system development, capturing of as-built additions and corrections into GIS, and ad-hoc mapping for JCW staff. Ben has a BS in Geography from K-State, began his career as a cartographer at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, worked as a Systems Analyst/Integrator at Sprint, then re-tooled for GIS – including an internship with AIMS. He had a series of short-term GIS Analyst jobs just prior to JCW, including the Deepwater Horizon oil-spill emergency response and the US Army Corps of Engineers-Kansas City District.

Tom Freeman - GIS Developer

Beginning in 1999 as an election worker, Tom worked at Johnson County Election Office as a process and application developer before joining AIMS in 2019. During his time at elections he managed boundary maintenance and GIS, in addition to developing and operating Ballot on Demand systems, supervising production of paper ballots and Advance ballot by mail processes for more than a decade. His current responsibilities include maintaining legislative and voting precinct boundaries, providing analysis and support for election administration through use of GIS. Tom is a graduate of Kansas State University having achieved Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering.

Ryan Geiter - Senior GIS Developer

Ryan is a graduate of Northwest Missouri State University with a Bachelor of Science in Geography. He began his career at the county as an intern with AIMS. He has spent time assisting staff in implementing GIS and IT at both Johnson County Wastewater and Public Works. At Public Works his focus was on asset management for Johnson County Public Works and JCW using the Lucity Management Software. Although continuing to support the server side of Lucity, his current duties have expanded more into the utility market and Lidar.

Ron House - GIS Web Developer

Ron joined AIMS in 2015 as a Web Applications Developer and he is responsible for managing and improving existing websites and creating new interactive applications. Ron has a diverse background in GIS spanning multiple disciplines. Prior to joining AIMS, he worked at Sprint, FedEx and the City of Memphis. Ron is a graduate of Kansas State University with a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering. He has also completed graduate work in the Masters of Business Intelligence program at Penn State University and is a certified GIS Professional (GISP).

Jason Hrabe - Senior GIS Developer

Jason joined AIMS in 2006 after working for MJ Harden Associates. He holds a Bachelors degree in Geography from the University of Kansas with an emphasis in Atmospheric Science. Jason's main responsibilities involve data and automated process management in relation to the Asset Management Programs at Johnson County Wastewater and Johnson County Stormwater. He is also responsible for maintaining critical address and street data in support of 911. Jason routinely provides assistance to many cities in Johnson County in the areas of addressing and utility data management.

Terrol Palmer - GIS Developer

Terrol joined AIMS in 2021 after working for Johnson County Records and Tax Administration for 6 years. Terrol has held several GIS positions in local City and County Government since graduating from the University of Kansas in 2002 with a Bachelors Degree in Generals Studies in Geography. At KU, Terrol studied both Cartography and GIS. He also studied history, which he went on to receive a concentration in. For the last several years, Terrol has focused on integrating mapping and GIS principles with the spatial accuracy of Land Surveying, to modernize the local government cadastral map. He was on County Team that implemented Johnson County’s New Tax Roll System in 2017. He continues to provide support for that system as well as several other functions of County Clerk and Register of Deed as it relates to Johnson County Land Records.

Shannon Porter - AIMS Manager

Before becoming the AIMS Manager, Shannon was a Senior GIS Analyst with AIMS for over 15 years whose primary responsibilities included data creation, management and distribution along with project management. He has served as a primary contact for those in the utility market. Shannon has been heavily involved in the geoprocessing of AIMS' aerial imagery and LiDAR data as well as the analysis of census data, the creation of population models and evaluation of redistricting efforts within Johnson County. Shannon graduated from the University of Missouri - Columbia with a Bachelor of Science in Forestry and in Fisheries/Wildlife, earned a Master's Degree in geography from MU and is a certified GIS Professional (GISP). Before joining AIMS, Shannon was the GIS Technical Manager in Boone County, Missouri, and a GIS Analyst for Johnson County Public Works.

Chelsea Roberson - GIS Specialist

Chelsea is a 2016 graduate of the University of Missouri with a Bachelor of Arts and Science Degree in Geography, emphasizing in GIS. She joined AIMS in October of 2022. Her previous roles involved designing and permitting internet fiber, working with utilities, project coordination and wastewater. As a GIS Specialist with AIMS, her responsibilities center around land records, as well as the maintenance of parcel and plat records.

Keith Shaw - GIS Lead Developer

Keith's main responsibilities as a Lead Developer with AIMS lie with the County's Computer Aided Dispatch system and Emergency Management support. He is also heavily involved in ArcServer services administration and with the management of addressing in the County. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Geography from The University of Northern Iowa, and Master of Arts in Geography from The University of Kansas. Before coming to AIMS in 2003, Keith worked as Senior Software Developer with Spatial Data Research Inc., a small 911 systems developer.

Meg Shoffner - GIS Analyst

Meg joined the AIMS team in 2014 after working as a GIS Specialist for 13 years in Chicago, Portland, OR and Lawrence, KS. She is a graduate of the University of Kansas with a major in Geography. Many of her duties at AIMS focus on data maintenance and creation, GIS visualizations and map production. She helps support the general public, small cities, and internal departments with GIS solutions.

Kevin Skridulis - GIS Project Analyst

Kevin joined AIMS in 2019 after working with the Johnson County Appraiser’s office since 1993 as a GIS Technician then Analyst. He specializes in Agricultural use delineation as well as other mapping and technological projects supporting the Appraisers. A graduate of the University of Kansas with a B.A. and M.A. in Geography Kevin is also a GIS Professional (GISP).

Travis Smith - GIS Analyst

Travis has held many roles with Johnson County. Starting as in intern with Public Works, GIS Analyst with the County Clerk/RTA and most recently as an Analyst with the Transit department. Travis holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Geography, specializing in GIS, from the University of Kansas. Travis has a variety of interests related to supporting local government, technology integration, work efficiency and supporting the Kansas City community.

Dan Steen - GIS Technical Lead

As GIS Technical Lead, Dan’s current responsibilities include providing technical direction in developing and sustaining a GIS program in Johnson County. Dan's primary duties revolve around GIS and Internet application development and providing solutions for utilizing GIS services and technologies within Johnson County organizations. He has led the design and implementation of many enterprise applications including the Johnson County Online Mapping, Johnson County Land Records, Caseworker Resource Center, and Johnson County Location Services. Prior to AIMS, Dan worked as a GIS Scientist subcontracted to the US Department of Energy at the Nevada Test Site north of Las Vegas. He is a graduate of Kansas State University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology, has completed graduate work in the Master of Public Administration program at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and is a certified GIS Professional (GISP).

Matt Steging - GIS Project Analyst

Matt joined AIMS as a GIS Analyst in the Fall of 2022 after being an Application Administrator for Johnson County Public Works. In 2024 he was promoted to GIS Project Analyst. With AIMS, his responsibilities center around asset management, data analysis and maintenance, and web mapping. Previously he worked as the KM/GIS Manager for the City of Olathe. Matt is a graduate of Kansas State University with a BA in Geography.

Travis Wagner - AIMS GIS Supervisor

Travis graduated from Fort Hays State University in Hays KS with a Bachelors of Science degree in Geography, specializing in GIS. Before coming to AIMS in 2005, Travis worked as a Mapping Technician for MJ Harden Associates. His primary focus at AIMS is data maintenance and providing excellent support to AIMS customers. Along with his GIS background, Travis is the resident expert in AutoCAD and FME, making him the go-to person for those in the engineering community. He also provides GIS support to the school districts, small communities and utility providers in Johnson County.

Jin Yao - Senior Data Analyst

Jin applies data visualization, statistical analysis, and machine learning to support decision-making of county departments, especially those in the fields of human services, health, and criminal justice. Before joining AIMS, she worked for US Department of Agriculture, New Mexico State University, and Adams State University (CO). She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Ecology from Nanjing University, China; and a doctoral degree in Ecology from University of Kansas.

Steve Yoder - GIS Project Developer

Steve's focus as a Project Developer at AIMS is integration of geographic technology into business processes and decision making. Most recently, Steve has been integral in the development and integration of My Resource Connection into various Health and Human Service organizations within Johnson County. Steve also has experience with land records, geodemographic data, and back-office AIMS data publishing processes. Steve is a graduate of Goshen College with a B.A. in Natural Science, and the University of Kansas with an M.A. in Geography. His experience prior to joining AIMS in 1998 includes positions with the Johnson County Records and Tax Administration, the Kansas Geological Survey, the University of Kansas Geography Department, Mennonite Mutual Aid and West China University of Medical Sciences.