Response management professional with over ten years' experience, and a Bachelors degree in Organizational Management. Versatile professional with safety and regulatory compliance experience. Seasoned public speaker with strong facilitation skills; able to communicate well with diverse groups of people, build relationships of trust and inspire the participation of team members. Creative, resourceful and flexible leader, with the ability to adapt to changing priorities while maintaining a positive attitude and strong work ethic.
Oil and Hazmat Response
Federal On-Scene Coordinator Representative
Marine Facility Inspector
Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook), The Response Group IAP Software
09/2012 to CurrentU.S. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston Contingency Planner
Served as Executive Administrator of the Central Texas Coastal Area Committee; Planned, coordinated and facilitated quarterly meetings, which provided a platform for developing strategies for coordinated responses to the discharges or threat of discharge, of oil or hazardous substances in the central Texas pre-designated inland and coastal zones.
Managed multiple Area Committee executive workgroups, which implement major improvements to Central Texas Area Contingency Plan including a pre-authorization of surface washing agents for five locations in Houston, Galveston, and Freeport Texas, a first in the nation.
A volunteer program which identified specific jobs for volunteers, to include The Sentinel Program, a first in the nation.
A complete re-write of the Public Affairs section, which streamlined a process to improve information flow to the public during and incident.
Served as subject matter expert for the Texas City 'Y' oil spill, providing input to the unified command regarding protection strategies, which would mitigate environmental impacts to critical wildlife habitats and environmentally sensitive areas.
Provided additional input when drafting waste disposal and decontamination plans for impacted areas, vessels, and equipment, reducing cleanup time and cost, while eliminating additional environmental impact.
Researched data, conducted interviews, drafted, proofread and edited the after action report for the Texas City 'Y' oil spill, resulting in a document, which captured vital lessons learned and best work practices.
Collaborated with industry, providing government and industry personnel Incident Command and spill response training through seminars, workshops, games, tabletops, drills, functional and full-scale exercises.
Prepared, distributed, and monitored National Environmental Policy Act consultations with six Federal and State environmental agencies.
Coordinated 24 marine events to include three special local regulations, and two environmental assessments in support of public events to include the Super Boat Grand Prix and Pro Hydro-X races, to mitigate the harm of endangered species and critical habitat in northern Florida.
Established Sector Jacksonville's Aids to Navigation best management practices in support of the region's biological programmatic consultation to ensure operations were performed safely and in compliance with federal law.
Partnered with NASA and other government agencies to plan, activate, and enforce 34 safety and security zones in support of Cape Canaveral launch operations.
Responded as a Federal On-Scene Coordinator's representative to a potential threat of discharge of 30,000 gallons of number two fuel oil.
The five-day response resulted in the successful removal of all fuel, preventing a significant discharge into the St.
Safety Manager, 07/2005 to 06/2010Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater Florida
Managed ground safety operations for the largest operational unit in the U.S.
Providing required OSHA safety training, accident reporting, medical monitoring, respiratory protection program, confined space entry, right to know, fire prevention, and hearing conservation program for over 600 uniformed and civilian personnel in support of nine H60 Jayhawk helicopters and five C130 fixed wing aircraft.
Improved the safety culture, resulting in a 30% increase in incident reporting while simultaneously reducing the mishap rate by 14%.
Chaired the departmental Safety Council resulting in revitalization of the motorcycle safety program, replacement of an antiquated sanding booth with a state of the art model, modernization of the hangar doors from manual to motorized with all required safety features, modernization of the fuel tank farm, and installation of a visual/audible heavy weather warning system.
Earned the coveted Captain Marion "Gus" Shrode Aviation Safety Award as a result of the safety culture created at the Air-Station along with Best Practice honors from U.S.
Coast Guard District Seven Safety and Environmental Health.
Chaired the Human Relation Council, addressing human relations issues, diversity and personal issues of Air-Station personnel.
Performed duties of the Environmental Protection Specialist required for a designated large quantity generator of hazardous materials.
Including management of toxic waste, PCB's, Lead-Based Paint, Asbestos, non-regulated and universal waste.
Identified and analyzed wastes, developed waste stream profiles, tracked maintained records, manifests lab reports, and quality control.
Marine Safety Unit Galveston Texas Marine Safety Professional.
10/1999 to 06/2005
Lead annual facility inspections, follow-ups and spot-checks of 52 facilities in the Galveston area of responsibility.
Supervised numerous explosive handling operations totaling one and a quarter million pounds of explosives without incident.
Supported Operations Noble Eagle, Liberty Shield, and Paladin as a Federal Law Enforcement Officer and Sworn Deputy to the U.S.
Marshals Service after the attacks of September 11, 2000, Safeguarding Americas homefront as a positive control boarding officer on numerous high-interest vessels and cruise ships in the ports of Houston, Galveston, and Freeport.
Instructed over 350 Coast Guard members as a law enforcement training officer, setting the standard and significantly enhancing the Coast Guard's readiness to react to a port security threat in the Gulf region.
Bachelor:Organizational ManagementAshford University － San Diego, CA.Organizational Management U.S. Coast Guard Senior Leadership Academy, U.S. Coast Guard Federal Law Enforcement Academy
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U.S. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston Contingency Planner
U.S. Coast Guard Sector
Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater Florida
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