Curriculum Vitae

Hello and welcome! This page includes some of my publications, activities and awards. My interests are broad and I have incorporated web pages and self-published posts, some of which may not be easy to categorize. Thank you for your interest in my work! Chuck Sutherland


Geographer - Photographer - Caver

I am a professional geographer. I work with the 14 counties of the Upper Cumberland and the 31 municipalities to provide GIS and data management services for spatial and aspatial data. I developed and now manage public and internal dashboards for the Upper Cumberland Development District, and Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency. I also maintain relevant regional datasets derived from external sources such as American Community Survey and the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

I've been taking photos for a long time (see Years Active to the right). My skills as a geographer have assisted me in the photographic documentation of many landforms like caves, waterfalls, natural arches, and sinkholes. I have a large archive of photos of the southeast (see Photos to the right) which can be easily searched. I have been fortunate to be well published as a photographer. ABC, BBC and the Discovery Channel have utilized my work. My photography appears in academic journals, music videos, news outlets, books, magazines and websites. If you need a specific photo, feel free to ask me about it.

I love caving. It is the most accessible form of "frontier exploration" available to human beings. It is a way to see the Earth from the inside out. Rocks and water have stories to tell. Like a detective, the curious can tease out their stories by carefully reading clues.

As much as I enjoy learning caving, photography, and geography, I love getting people excited about science even more. I am a hobbyist citizen scientist, and every now and then I get to use all the above mentioned skills work with with scientists doing amazing work.

Media use Guidelines

Thanks for your interest in my work. For licensing any of my photos, videos, or email at cjsuther21@gmail.com, or write me on Facebook. If you're unsure if you need to talk to me about my photos, consult the below guide:

· You may use my media for personal use, excluding printing, at no charge.
· You may share my media on social media, as long as they are properly attributed (the name "Chuck Sutherland", and link to the original where possible).
· You may not use my media to promote an ideology, without my consent and a contract. This includes politics, religions, philosophies, lifestyles, and worldviews.
· You may not use my media for profit without my consent and a contract. This includes ad revenue.
· You may contact me at cjsuther21@gmail.com if you have any questions.

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