Professional experience consulting in the environmental geology field since 1990, currently a project manager assigned to support environmental projects for primarily U.S. Navy customers in the southern California region. Primary project management responsibilities included budget, task planning, coordination, and execution of site assessment and remediation projects at sites under state and local regulatory oversight. Project management typically requires planning data collection, executing sampling and analysis plans, and communicating data results in real-time and at the conclusion of the project. Types of projects include assessment of the nature and extent of contaminated soil and groundwater to comply with the Navy Installation Restoration Program, modeled after U.S. EPA’s CERCLA cleanup protocols, compliance with RCRA and storm water regulations, and underground storage tank assessment and cleanup. Some sites are under Cleanup and Abatement Orders by regulatory oversight agencies, Preliminary Endangerment Assessments for hazardous waste requiring a great deal of interaction, cooperation, and communication with local and state agencies. Such communication tools include the Triad website, email, and meetings. Communicating large amounts of data may benefit from data visualization in graphical format using, for example, Geographic Information System (GIS) tools. Where applicable, this position includes integrating GIS technology into project applications.
Responsibilities include close communication with customers to make sure project activities meet the expectations envisioned by the customer, frequent communication with oversight agencies and other regulators so that an acceptable conclusion may result with minimal difficulty and expense. As project manager, responsibilities include making sure project budgets are met, properly trained and experienced staff are assigned to field and office tasks, and project documents receive an appropriate level of quality control.
Project budgets ranged from $27,000 to $460,000 in 2004-2008.
BA, 1985, Geology, Pomona College, California.
Graduate courses in hydrogeology and multi-phase flow, Geological Sciences, SDSU, Calif.
REPRESENTATIVE PROFESSIONAL ASSIGNMENTS:
Anteon (General Dynamics as of 6/8/06), San Diego, CA. – 2002-Present
Ninyo & Moore, San Diego, CA. – 1993 - 2002
· Investigations in and adjacent to San Diego Bay, CA. Program manager for environmental investigations.
Geraghty & Miller, Inc., West Covina, CA – 1990 - 1992
· San Gabriel Valley, CA Superfund Site Compiled and analyzed data from a multi-level aquifer system contaminated with chlorinated solvents. Made comprehensible over 10 million individual data values using graphical presentation.
· Visalia Pole Yard, Visalia, CA. Acquired data during 5-day aquifer test. Analyzed drawdown and recovery data in real time.
· Burbank, CA. Superfund Site. Conducted a comprehensive investigation of potentially responsible parties (PRPs) related to a chlorinated volatile organic compound plume in a San Fernando Valley drinking water aquifer. Over 50 viable PRPs were identified in support of remedial action cost allocation.
· Nitrate Study, Oxnard, CA. Used finite element modeling to evaluate nitrate contamination in groundwater underlying the Oxnard Plain for the water district.
· ARCO, Southern California Used groundwater monitoring wells and remediation systems at various gasoline stations to assess and cleanup contaminated groundwater.
Benton Engineering, Inc., San Diego, CA – 1990
Collected, processed, prepared, and tested disturbed and undisturbed samples for foundation design.
PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS
Officer since 2004 and immediate past president (2007), San Diego Association of Geologists.
“This Rock Tells A Story” a permanent public installation interpreting the geology at the 70th Street Trolley Station, Metropolitan Transit System, San Diego, 2007.
Lead editor, “Geology and History of Southeastern San Diego County, California” published by San Diego Association of Geologists, San Diego, 2006.
Appointed Member of Technical Advisory Committee and Subject Matter Expert, California Board for Geologists and Geophysicists, Sacramento, CA. Participate in quarterly TAC meetings to advise the Board. Attend workshops to improve State licensing examinations and establish passing scores. Wrote items for California Geology, Engineering Geology, and Hydrogeology specialty examinations, April 2000-present.
Co-Author "Painting the PCB Picture" published in Environmental Protection magazine, October 2000.
California Professional Geologist #6192, 1995
California Certified Hydrogeologist #585, 1998
California Certified Engineering Geologist #2111, 1998
Hazardous Materials Management Professional Certificate, University of California, San Diego, 1994
Site Assessment and Mitigation Professional Certificate, University of California, San Diego, 1996
Human Health Risk Assessment, Naval Civil Engineer Corps Officers School (CECOS), Port Hueneme, CA, April 2003.
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Geostatistics, CECOS, Port Hueneme, CA, March 2003.
Environmental Background Analysis, CECOS, Port Hueneme, CA, January 2003.
Health and Environmental Risk Communication Workshop, CECOS, Port Hueneme, CA, December 2002.
Ecological Risk Assessment, CECOS, Port Hueneme, CA, September 2002.
Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) Identification and Safety Class, NAVSEA, EOD Technology Division, August 2002
OSHA Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER), 40-hour with annual 8-hour updates, November 2007 (last update).
OSHA Supervisor (HAZWOPER) Training 8-hour Course, ETAC, 1998.
Permit Required Confined Space Operations Course, 8 Hours, Ninyo & Moore, San Diego, CA, 1998.OSHA 40-Hour HAZWOPER
REFERENCES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST