To be an astronaut
B.S. in Geology, West Virginia University ('94); M.S. in Geology, West Virginia University ('98)
Companies and Institutions I’ve worked for:
My first geo-job/internship was interning at National Energy Technology Laboratory in Morgantown, WV helping correlate Upper Devonian Sands/Silts in the Appalachian Basin and pulling production data. My first career job was with Exxon Exploration Company. Since then, I’ve worked for EG&G, SAIC, and am currently at EQT Production.
Basins I’ve worked:
7 (Gulf Coast Texas; offshore Gulf of Mexico; Santos Basin offshore Brazil; Niger Delta Basin; Greater Green River Basin; Uinta Basin; Appalachian Basin)
Years in the petroleum business:
First Well/Research Program:
Santos Basin, offshore Brazil
Sequence Stratigraphy, log interpretation, and mapping
My fondest career memory or proudest moment:
My fondest career memory was presenting my first National AAPG talk to a crowded room. My proudest moment is the birth of my sons.
My inspiration and motivation come from:
My most memorable idols/mentors:
Lee Avery. I've known Lee since I was an undergrad at WVU. She is very encouraging of young geologists and works hard to be a voice for the students. She proved to me that a Geologist from the Appalachian Basin can get national recognition through AAPG.
AAPG member since:
AAPG, PAPG, AGS
Bachelors and Masters from West Virginia University
Currently with EQT Production