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President / Senior Geoscientist
Hy-Grade Geoscience
  Detailed Resume

Business Address:
181 Hescott Street, Elmsdale, Nova Scotia, B2S 1L9

1982 - 1985 University of New Brunswick, Master of Science (Geology)
1973 - 1977 Mount Allison University, Bachelor of Science (Geology)

Technical Expertise:

  • Environmental Site Assessment/Audit/Investigations

  • Contaminant Studies and Site Remediation

  • Regulatory Compliance Investigations

  • Geological and Hydrogeological Investigations

  • Evaporite Sedimentology and Basin Analysis

  • Mineral Development, Permitting and Resource Investigations

  • Exploration and Environmental Drilling

  • Downhole and Surface Geophysical Investigations

Professional Responsibilities:

  • Business Development and Client Liaison

  • Project Management, Logistics, Supervision and Reporting

  • Fiscal Management

  • Executive Director and Registrar; contract service agreement with APGNS

Professional Development Training:

  • Intensive Investigation Interviewing Workshop (Halifax, 2015)

  • Sustainable Development and Community Engagement (Halifax, 2015)

  • Boot Camp for Regulators (Halifax, 2014)

  • Introduction to Hydrophysical (Fluid Electrical Conductivity) Well Analysis, 2008

  • Detection and Control of Flammable Substances, 2007

  • H2S Alive, 2007

  • First Line Supervisor Blowout Prevention, 2007

  • Medical 1st Responder First Aid Training, Saint John Ambulance, 2007

  • Geological Storage Mechanical Integrity Testing and Procedures, SMRI, Halifax, 2007

  • Environmental Law in Atlantic Canada, Insight Information, Halifax, 2006

  • Response Advisor Training (hydrocarbon spills and clean up), ECRC, 2004

  • Level I Responder Training (hydrocarbon spills and clean up), PTMS, 2004

  • Hydrogeological Field Methods Course, Halifax, N.S., NSEIA/NSCC, 2003

  • Practical Salt Tectonics, Halifax, N.S., CIM/OTANS, 2002

  • 3-D Seismic Interpretations, CIM, 2001

  • Cumulative Effects Training Workshop, CEAA, 2001

  • Atlantic Canada Risked-Based Corrective Action (RBCA), NSEIA, 1999

  • Contaminated and Hazardous Site Management and Remediation, Toronto, 1996

  • 40 Hour Contaminated Site Health & Safety Training (OSHA - HAZWOPER), 1995

  • Asbestos Awareness Training, Ultramar Canada Inc., 1995

  • Applications of Subsurface Geophysics to Environmental Investigations, Halifax, 1995

  • Liability for Environmental Damage, Technical University of Nova Scotia, 1994

  • Groundwater Contamination, University of New Brunswick, 1992

  • Groundwater Supply Management, Technical University of Nova Scotia, 1992

  • Environmental Impact Assessment, Technical University of Nova Scotia, 1991

  • Environmental Audit, Technical University of Nova Scotia, 1991

  • Groundwater Resource Evaluation, Technical University of Nova Scotia, 1991

  • Environmental Impact Assessment, Technical University of Nova Scotia, 1991

Professional Affiliations & Appointments:

  • Association of Professional Geoscientists of Nova Scotia (APGNS); past-President

  • Executive Director and Registrar, APGNS

  • Geoscientists Canada; past Director; member of the CEO's Group

  • Atlantic Geoscience Society