Reid Ammann has been working on the Washington State Trails Database Project since it began in January of 2014. While taking night classes for GIS at the University of Washington, Reid and his classmate were offered a chance to start up the proposed Trails Database project. When the project got funding 6 months later, he joined the team as a part time data analyst. He is now working on the project full time as well as leading a similar project with a group of UW students building a trailheads database. After graduating from the University of Washington with a business degree, Reid was first introduced to GIS working as crew leader in the Nevada Conservation Corps building hiking trails in the backcountry. In between teaching English in South Korea and Chile, Reid took a GIS introduction class, which qualified him for the year-long certificate program where he began working on the Trails Project.