Certified Health Physicist and Experienced RSO

PROFESSIONAL GOALS AND OBJECTIVES

  • Utilize my full potential and experience in the practice of radiation safety, security and compliance
  • Provide leadership through perspective, example, coordination and recognition
  • Continue to grow personally, and foster the professional development of co-workers

EMPLOYMENT EXPERIENCE

  • Radiation Safety Officer for USNRC Type-A License of Broad Scope. University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY, 1993 to present
  • Assistant Director, Environmental Health & Safety. University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY, 2013-2017
  • Acting Director, Environmental Health & Safety. University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY, January 2008-March 2009
  • Assistant Manager, Environmental Health & Safety. University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY, 1993-2013
  • Hazardous Waste Manager/Assistant Radiation Safety Officer. University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY, 1989-1992
  • Radiation Safety and Hazardous Waste Assistant. University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY, 1985-1989

EDUCATION

  • Master of Science, Nuclear Engineering/Health Physics, University of New Mexico, 2000.
  • Bachelor of Science, Natural Sciences & Mathematics, University of Wyoming, 1996.
  • Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, Alpha Chapter, University of Wyoming, 1996
  • Bachelor of Arts with Honor, Journalism & Communications, University of Wyoming, 1980

CERTIFICATIONS

  • Certified Health Physicist (CHP) American Board of Health Physics, since November 2011
  • Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM), Masters level, since 1993
  • National Registry of Radiation Protection Technologists (RRPT), since 1993

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS AND APPOINTMENTS

  • Health Physics Society (HPS). Plenary member since 1997, RSO Section Board 2005-2008
  • Central Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Health Physics Society (since 1985). President 2015-2017
  • International Organization of Standardization. TC85/SC2 Working Group 11: Sealed Sources, 2015-present
  • American National Standards Institute. TC85/SC2 TAG Chair 2017, Ballot Monitor 2016-present
  • American Academy of Health Physics. Professional Development Committee 2015-2018
  • Campus Radiation Safety Officers. (CRSO) since 1993
  • Wyoming State Emergency Response Commission (SERC). Chair, Radiological Committee 1998-2004
  • Wyoming State Radiological Assistance Team, since 1993
  • Colorado Radiation Response Volunteer Corps MRC, since 2013

PUBLICATIONS and PAPERS

  • UW’s New High Bay Research Facility. Phase one: new frontiers in x-ray shielding design; 2015 Fall Technical Meeting of the Central Rocky Mountain Chapter Health Physics Society; September 2015
  • Measurements of Stray Radiation from CT images of a CTDI Phantom and Core Samples in the Interfacial & Pore-scale Transport in Porous Media Facility at the University of Wyoming (co-author); T.B. Borak and J.F. Herrold, April 2015
  • Radioactive Material Shipping for Academic and Medical Facilities (co-author); Health Physics (Operational Radiation Safety), November 2011
  • License Structure and Operation under NUREG-1556, Did it Work?; CRSO/HPS meeting, San Diego, CA, 2003
  • Assessment of Inactive Radioactive Waste Burial Sites Following USNRC Screening Methodologies and the DandD Dose Modeling Software; Practicum, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, 2000.
  • Using Regulatory Guidance in Decommissioning Under and NRC Broad Scope Byproduct Materials License; co-author, RSO Magazine, September/October 1998
  • Minimization and Volume Reduction of Radioactive Waste;  CRSO conference, Los Angeles, CA, 1995

(This résumé was posted on 10 November 2017.)