I am a Bureau Approving Official (BAO) in the Office of Science Quality and Integrity (OSQI) within the Office of the Director.
I began working for the U.S. Geological Survey in 1990 as a student hydrologist. In 1994, I became a hydrologist with the South Dakota Water Science Center working in the Huron and Rapid City offices performing research on water quality and groundwater. I worked on many studies in South Dakota and several regional, national, and international studies. I also served as the report specialist for the South Dakota Water Science Center and other Centers within the USGS. In 2016, I became the Deputy Director for Studies for the then newly formed Dakota Water Science Center. In April 2019, I transitioned to a Bureau Approving Official with the Office of Science Quality and Integrity. I have authored or co-authored more than 50 scientific publications and thoroughly enjoyed working on all of them.
Education and Certifications
M.S., Geological Engineering, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, 1994.
B.S., Geological Engineering, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, 1992.