Leadership Principle #6

Leadership Principle #6

Reflect, Don’t Deflect In this summer of 2020, we are experiencing a health crisis due to COVID-19 that hasn’t been seen in a century.  The response to the virus has led to a financial crisis and a mental health crisis due to physical distancing efforts to...
Pregnancy in the Workplace

Pregnancy in the Workplace

According to The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) it is common for mothers and pregnant women, to work outside of their homes. Overall, 56% of pregnant woman work full time during their pregnancy and 82% of nulliparous women (women who have...
How to Cut Through the Smoke – Part 3

How to Cut Through the Smoke – Part 3

In part 1 of this series we explored structural & fireproofing evaluations and risk assessment. In part 2 of this series, we focus on safety features and implications, the definition of ‘Safe’, and risk tolerance. In this final part, we will talk about budget and...
Leadership Principle #8

Leadership Principle #8

Delegation in Leadership Letting go of the ‘I have to do it all myself’ mentality and learning to delegate. Leadership is a term that can mean many things to people. To some, it means being a decision maker. To others, it means coordinating the decisions within a...
How to Cut Through the Smoke – Part 2

How to Cut Through the Smoke – Part 2

In part 1 of this series we explored structural evaluations and risk assessment. Part 2 of this series, we focus on safety features and implications, the definition of ‘Safe’, and risk tolerance. Theme 2: What is the minimum we must do to make our structures safe and...
Alaska Animals & Wildlife

Alaska Animals & Wildlife

Life at 70 Degrees 14 minutes North Latitude Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, Summer 2019 — Prudhoe Bay is known as the largest oil field in North America with ~24 billion barrels of recoverable oil present (past and future). When we tell people we work here, most people react in...
Women in Engineering

Women in Engineering

Being an Engineer in a Male Dominated Industry “You’re smarter than you look.” This was actually said to me at a work function once… According to PESA (Petroleum Equipment and Services Association), men make up 85% of employees in the oil and gas industry.1 Men also...