Projects

 

Data Validation

Superfund Site, Burlington, VT – Semiannual data validation of samples analyzed using several SW-846 methodologies and AVS/SEM.

Superfund Site, Natick, MA – Ongoing data validation in support of an investigative project that includes volatile organic compounds and pesticides.

Superfund Site, Williamstown, VT –Quarterly data validation in support of a remediation and monitoring project that includes volatile organics in water and air.


Laboratory Audits

Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation, Waterbury, VT – Performed laboratory audit of large analytical laboratory in support of an on-going volatile organics and air monitoring project.


Analytical Project Management

Site Investigation in France – Remotely managed all analytical aspects of a site investigation from equipment needs to quality assurance.

USEPA Contract Laboratory Program (CLP), Inorganic Contract – Managed all laboratory aspects of this contract from scheduling samples and tracking sample analysis to generation of the final data and diskette deliverable. Served as a liaison between the EPA and associated subcontractors and the laboratory.

Several Total Environmental Restoration Contract (TERC) Sites, Massachusetts – Managed the analytical phase of several Superfund sites under the TERC contract for a confidential national environmental engineering firm. Directed all day-to-day activities including laboratory scheduling, bottle orders, analytical tracking, technical support, and client communication.

Army Depot, New York State – Managed all laboratory activities associated with this site under the guidance of the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and New York Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) in conjunction with a confidential national engineering firm. Directed all day-to-day activities including laboratory scheduling, bottle orders, analytical tracking, technical support, and client communication.

 

Litigation Support Services

Vermont Department of Health, Burlington, VT – Provided expert witness testimony in the areas of ethanol absorption, elimination, and gas chromatography for court cases and depositions involving blood alcohol determinations of breath samples.

 

Ensuring Defensibility

Confidential National Analytical Laboratory, Richardson, TX – Performed review and damage assessment of data associated with fraudulent laboratory practices. Provided expert witness testimony during litigation.

Confidential National Analytical Laboratory, Pittsburgh, PA – Assessed existing laboratory practices and standards. Provided recommendations for quality improvements.

 

Training

Thru-Put Systems, Inc. (now Thermo-Dynamics, Inc.), Orlando, FL – Developed and presented introductory and advanced classes in Target chromatography data systems software for various organizations in the environmental, petrochemical, clinical, and pharmaceutical fields.

Analytical Service Inc., Williston, VT – Presented basic chromatography course titled, Introduction to GC.

Intertek Testing Services (formerly Aquatec, Inc.), Colchester, VT – Developed and presented a general organic analysis course to employees and international employees from Russia. This also included training of specific environmental analyses using Target software and Hewlett Packard GC/MS systems.

Vermont Technical College, Randolph, VT – Developed and taught general microscopy course for high school teachers entitled, Microscopy for Teachers.

 

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