I read somewhere--and can't remember for the life of me where!--that to be a good writer you must (a) read, (b) travel, and (c) be someone. I've embraced that advice over the years. My reading is at times prodigious; Kate and I have been blessed to travel to far flung places; and I have worked on many diverse fronts employing my skills, interests, and education as a chemical and environmental engineer. It's that work I want to highlight here. A proper CV/resume can be found at the MountainWorks website, the company Kate and I own. But below are some simple highlights of past and present work efforts that texture my writing.

Hover over each figure for a brief description; click to open associated website.

Principal MountainWorks Incorporated MountainWorks provides software, engineering, and science communication services to clients ranging from startups to Fortune 500 companies, NGOs to state, tribal, and federal agencies. I specialize in science writing and editing, as well as facilitation of meetings in the scientific, engineering, and public policy realms. 1999 to present
Lab DirectorYellowstone Ecological Research Center Led proposal writing efforts that resulted in multiple millions of funding dollars. Worked in conjunction with Lead Scientist to set and support YERC’s mission. Managed grants; conceived, and developed YERC website (no longer in place). 2003-2007
Lead Environmental EngineerHewlett-Packard Corporation Responsible for reducing the enironmental impact of our business. Work varied widely, ranging from global warming gases to VOCs, metals recovery to solvent recovery, acid gas scrubbing to product stewardship. Co-authored EIS's for new HP manufacturing sites in Ireland and Puerto Rico. 1989-1999
National Bureau of Standards Since renamed NIST. Completed work in fundamental chemical engineering science, including study of amino acid transport through ion exchange membranes, as well as heat transfer during supercritical CO2 extraction processes. 1984-1986
Research Scientist
Sandia National Laboratory &
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Completed work in fundamental chemical engineering science, including experimental and theoretical modeling studies of surface science. 1983-1984
Gaduate and undergraduate work
University of Colorado &
Montana State University
. Masters (CU) and Bachelors (MSU) degrees in Chemical Engineering. Go BUFFS! Go CATS! 1979-1983

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