NORTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY
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Arden Bailey (1980) began working in Yellowstone in 1979 and founded Yellowstone Expeditions in 1983. Yellowstone Expeditions is a small business dedicated to offering its guests the finest cross-country skiing available in the American Rockies.
Brian Carter (1980) is Senior Hydrogeologist for Conestoga-Rovers and Associates, in Baton Rouge, LA. Brian completed his Ph.D. degree at Louisiana State University. At G&E, Brian serves as a groundwater environmental consultant, investigating and mitigating groundwater contamination problems at sites throughout the Southeast.
Debra Alexander (1981) Debra Alexander is a senior scientist the U. S. Department of Energy's Hanford nuclear site. Deb has been working at Hanford since 1985. She is currently working for CH2MHill Plateau Remediation Company in the Soil and Groundwater Remediation Project as the scientist in charge of groundwater clean-up at the 100-N Area. The 100N Area had the last operating nuclear reactor on the Hanford site and has extensive Strontium-90 groundwater and vadose zone contamination. Clean-up efforts at 100-N involve several technologies to prevent Sr-90 contamination from entering the Columbia River. [The links are provided to give more info to anyone who is interested.]
Deb and Keith (the significant other) have spent their vacation time for the last several years visiting several of the great geologic and natural wonders located within driving distance of the Pacific NW - including Mt. Rainier, WA, Mt. St. Helens, WA (took a helicopter ride up into the crater in 2004, a week before it erupted again), Crater Lake, OR, Lassen Volcanic Monument, CA, Yosemite, CA, Kings Canyon/Sequoia, CA, Redwood National Forest, CA, Lake Tahoe, CA, Yellowstone, MT/WY, the Grand Tetons, WY, and Craters of the Moon, OR. They even went back to Mt. Rushmore, SD and Devil’s Tower, WY (ghosts of NDSU field trips past).
Her current work address is: Deb Alexander, CHPRC, P.O. Box 1600/Mail Stop R3-60, Richland, WA 99354-1600. Work: (509) 373-7786 or (509) 539-0689. Home address: 40103 - N114 PrRd NW, Benton City, WA 99320. H: (509) 539-0649.
Dan Carlson (1981) works for Core Laboratories of Houston, Texas. Dan is in charge of crude oil assays, and operates a "mini-refinery." He fractionates crude the same way as oil companies do, then tests the fractions (gas, diesel, distillates).
Dan B. Carlson
8210 Mosley Road
Houston, TX 77075
Kris (Junge) Carter (1981) is a geologist for the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality in Baton Rouge. In 1985, Kris completed her M.S. degree in geology at the University of North Dakota. At Lousiana DEQ, Kris is in the Environmental Technology Division and works with RCRA corrective actions, investigation/remediation of Superfund and state hazardous waste sites, groundwater aspects of solid and hazardous waste permits, facility and hazardous waste site inspections, groundwater certifications, etc. etc. etc.
Jim Rask (1981) is a petrophysicist for Shell Deepwater Development Inc. in New Orleans. In this job, Jim is responsible for petrophysical support for deepwater exploration in the western Gulf of Mexico. In 1988, Jim completed his Ph.D. degree at Arizona State and has been with Shell ever since, at first in the role of lead electron microscopist and then as a petrophysicist in their Houston and then New Orleans offices.
Peter Waldon (1981) has been President and owner of Monaco Services, Inc. since 1988. Monaco has been providing geological consulting, mudlogging and data acquisition services to oil and gas exploration companies throughout the Rocky Mountain Region since 1966.
Keith Johnson, P.G. (1982) is a geologist for the consulting firm Midwest Testing Laboratory, Inc. of Fargo, N.D.
Dave Krabbenhoft (1982)is a Senior Research Scientist with the U.S. Geological Survey in Madison, Wisconsin. After NDSU, Dave went on for his Ph.D.(1988) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Hydrogeology and Geochemistry. He started off working on a variety of research projects in Wisconsin, including a small project on reasons behind high levels of mercury in fish from remote lakes in Wisconsin. Results from those early studies showed that global-scale atmospheric transport of mercury was the principal source behind this problem, and the need to conduct research in other areas soon became apparent.
J.D. Lehr (1982) is a Regional Geologist for CAMAS, Inc. - part of an international aggregate mining and construction materials company called Aggregate Industries. In 1997, after spending 10 years with the Minnesota DNR Division of Minerals, J.D. made the move to CAMAS. His area extends from the Twin Cities through the Red River valley westward to the Devils Lake and Sheyenne, ND, area. J.D. assists with the management of our leased and owned mineral reserve properties and also explore for new aggregate reserves. He also assists with the mine permitting and environmental review process. Part of this involves working with engineering and geoscience consultants hired to help solve special problems.
Christine Roob (1982) is an environmental scientist with the North Dakota Department of Health. In 1988, Chris completed her M.S. degree at the University of North Dakota. In her present position, Chris is associated with the Department of Health's Division of Waste Management, Hazardous Waste Program. There, she does a little bit of everything (permitting, inspecting, corrective action, data base management etc.).
Ken Schauer (1982) is a Physical Scientist/Cartographer for the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in Lakewood, Colorado (contiguous suburb of Denver). After graduating from NDSU, Ken worked for the Defense Mapping Agency for eight years (four years in Rhode Island and four years in St. Louis). In 1991, he moved to Denver, where he has since worked for the BLM. His major emphasis is on Geographic Information Systems (GIS) related issues (i.e. training, data acquisition, data distribution, data sharing, and interagency/intergovernmental coordination) and serves as the Mapping Science coordinator for Colorado BLM. He is also currently serving as the lead for the Colorado Ecosystem Partnership's development of a multi-agency, FGDC compliant, metadata web page.
Delwin Steckler (1982) teaches Earth Science at West Fargo Middle School, West Fargo, ND. After graduating from NDSU Geology, Delwin worked for the oil industry in eastern Montana. In 1985, he returned to NDSU and completed his education degree requirements. In 1992, he moved to Wichita, KS, where he was project scientist for HWS Consulting, an environmental and geotechnical consulting firm. In 1996, he returned to North Dakota to assume his teaching position at West Fargo.
Cathy (Jost) Hendrickx (1983) works for Continental Aerial Photo in their Las Vegas office. Until 1998, Cathy had been employed by Cooper Aerial in Las Vegas. At Continental Air Photo, Cathy does historical aerial photo sales and provides historical aerial photos for research by environmental, engineering, law firms, and others . Continental Aerial has photos of the Las Vegas valley going back to 1959. She is a Certified Photogrammetrist through the ASPRS (American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing).
Lindsay Keller (1983) is a Lunar and Planetary Scientist with NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston, TX. Prior to joining NASA in 2000, Lindsay worked for MVA, a small consulting firm in the Atlanta area that specializes in electron microscopy and microanalysis services. He received his M.S. (Soil Science, 1985) at NDSU, a Ph.D in Geology at Arizona State University (1989), and held a NRC post-doctoral position at the NASA Johnson Space Center until joining MVA in 1993.
Val (Moilanen) Updegrave (1983) is active as a mother of two and as a tennis player. Val, however, is looking forward to returning to a career as a geologist.
John Barr (1984) is employed by the Cereal Science Department at NDSU. After graduation, John did soil analyses for a application of solids from a waste treatment plant. From there, the worked in quality control at General Nutrition and then was employed at the research center at American Crystal Sugar in Moorhead, and finally at the laboratory at National Sun Industries in Enderlin, ND.
Mark Elless (1984) is Senior Geochemist at Edenspace Systems Corporation, a biosystems technology company located in Dulles, VA, that specializes in phytoremediation --- that is the use of plants to hyperaccumulate heavy metals and/or radionuclides from contaminated soils and waters.
Daniel Flemmer (1984) After graduating from NDSU, Dan went on to the University of Oregon, where he completed his MS in 1987 in Geoarchaeology. Dan then worked as the District Archaeologist with the U.S. Forest Service in Custer, SD. Dan currently works as the Cultural Resource Specialist for the State Natural Resources Conservation Service in Bismarck.
Kevin Galbreath (1984) is a Research Associate with the Energy and Environmental Research Center (EERC) at the University of North Dakota. He received his M.S. (Geology, 1987) at South Dakota School Mines & Technology (SDSM&T) and worked at SDSM&T's Institute for the Study of Mineral Deposits until joining EERC in 1991. Kevin uses bench- and pilot-scale combustion and gasification systems in solving fundamental problems relating to fossil-fuel utilization. Research topics include: trace element transformations, prediction and mitigation of deposit formation in utility boilers, mercury speciation analysis methods.
Randy Hawbaker (1984), over a period of seven years, worked for three different environmental consulting firms before becoming the environmental specialist for a large school district in the Denver metropolitan region. His responsibilities include dealing with indoor air quality problems, hazardous waste, asbestos, and a variety of other issues. The district covers about 110 square miles and has 40,000 students in 45 schools.
Ken Meek (1984) is president of Earth Science Associates (ESA), an environmental consulting firm specializing in solid waste management, environmental pollution, surface and groundwater resources, wetlands restoration, and QA/QC documentation. While Ken is off leading the field studies, Connie Meek, his wife, administers the company and is technical editor for the reams of reports provided for various clients.
Paul Schields (1984) is an Application Development Engineer at X-ray Optical Systems (XOS) in Albany, New York. After graduating from NDSU, Paul worked for General Electric's Corp. R&D laboratory for four years. He received a Ph.D. in Chemistry at Arizona State University (1994) and was an STC post-doctoral fellow in the Center for High-Pressure Research at SUNY Stony Brook, NY until 1997. Paul was the Fundamental Research Scientist at Mississippi Chemical Corp.'s R&D lab and an adjunct professor in the Dept. of Plant & Soil Sciences at Mississippi State University for three years. Paul then worked as an applications scientist for Rigaku/USA in The Woodlands, Texas.
David Ulrich (1984) is lab technician at Associated Milk Producers, Inc., in Dawson, MN. Upon graduating from NDSU, Dave worked at the Big Stone Cheese Factory in Big Stone City, SD, until 1988. After that, Dave attended Moorhead State University, where he completed a Physical Science Education degree, with emphasis in chemistry. In 1992, Dave taught sciences at Chokio-Alberta, MN. Since that time, he has been employed at Associated Milk Producers, where he tests cheese products (solid and liquid), wheys (solid and liquid), and does bacteriological studies on the products.