About Me

EDUCATION:

  • Master of Public Health, University of West Florida
    • Research/Internship at Escambia County Health Department – Epidemiology Division
  • B.S. Chemistry/Biochemistry, University of West Florida

EXPERIENCE:

  • 2006-current      Lab Technical Director    Wetlands Research Laboratory-University of West Florida
    • I currently serve as the Laboratory Manager and primary Technical Director for chemical and microbiological analyses at the UWF Wetlands Research Laboratory. I am responsible for overall
      operation of the laboratory, making technical decisions to assure the quality of the data produced by the laboratory. I plan and direct microbial and chemical testing, methods development and Quality Control activities for certified methods. I’m responsible for planning, and coordination of all activities of a NELAC/TNI certified laboratory engaged in environmental testing and monitoring; Additional duties include: Quality Assurance Management/Quality Manager, Project Management, Information and Data Management, Employee training and supervision, Environmental Health and Safety, Hazardous Waste Management, sample analysis, analytical troubleshooting, data reduction and analysis, oral and written communication, procurement of resources, composing technical documents, conducting internal/external audits…and more.
  • 2012                 Candidate and Campaign Treasurer for Florida House of Representatives
  • 2004-2006        Chemist/Analyst               Severn Trent Laboratories (STL)
  • 2003-2004        Chemist                           Wetlands Research Laboratory -University of West Florida 
  • 2002                  Analytical Chemist           Pegasus Laboratories, Inc.
  • 2000-2001         Environmental Tech.       BDI Environmental Sciences, Inc.                            

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