EDUCATION: 1973-1975 Washburn High School, Minneapolis Minnesota
1975-1979 University of Minnesota, Minneapolis Minnesota. Received Bachelors of Science degree in GEOPHYSICS, with Master's Level's Credits. Graduated in four years with 235 Credits, only 185 were needed to graduate. Approximately 2.9 GPA. Completed Minor Credit's in Computer Science. Member of Naval R.O.T.C. Received USN (regular) commission upon graduation.
1979-1981 Naval Flight Training completed 400 HOURS actual flight time in high performance Naval Turbo Prop Aircraft. Weather School, Navigation, Computer Navigation. Completed advanced Naval Aviation Ground School, and intense field survival and training courses.
1981 - 1985 UNITED STATES NAVY REGULAR OFFICER & United States Navy Reserve. Resigned from active duty and received honorable discharge October 1985. Involved in Pilot Traning. Flew 4 different Navy Aircraft. TurboProps.
1985 - 1987 WESTERN ATLAS GEOPHYSICAL, SETTLEMENT PLANNING, INC. & INTEGRATED RETIREMENT RESOURCES. After US NAVY tour, I worked for WESTERN ATLAS GEOPHYSICAL for a short time processing seismic land reflection data in Houston, then I left Houston. I came home to Minnesota where I worked as a software programmer developing two specialized data bases for some other small private companies in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
1987-1997 BISON INSTRUMENTS INC. Since January of 1987 I began to work here. I studied at the University of Minnesota with the professor who started this world re-known instrumentation company in 1964. The company was incorporated in 1967. My duties here included helping to establish a Marketing Computer Data Base, processing and interpreting the data that was collected by Bison's instruments, on the latest state of the art micro-computers(within the last two years this has included work under the very advanced Windows NT operating system), and a wide variety of other duties. In the last four years here my primary objective was centered around selling Bison's Instrumentation around the world. When I left the company, I had set two annual sales records there, in 1994 and in 1995.
Sept 1 1997 June 15 1998 ADVANCED GEOSCIENES INC. Worked in Austin Texas with Resistivity Instrument sales from September 1st of 1997 to June 15th, 1998. Significantly improved AGI's sales and also helped them facilitate their geophysical equipment rentals. Gained valuable experience with the new technique of subsurface resistivity imaging, which is a growing geophysical and geotechnical application. July 14 1998 Nov 15 1999 GISCO. Worked now back home with sales of a wide variety of Geophysical Instrumentation. This includes sales of equipment from the entire Geophysical Line. Seismic, EM, Radar, Magnetometry, GPS systems, & much more. January 2000 BWSGEOFYISK. Started my own Geophysical Instrument Sales and Consulting Company.
GEOPHYSICAL WORK EXPERIENCE GEOPHYSICIST
Date: Work Description & Location: Duration: May -July 1987 Shallow Seismic Reflection Studies and Resistivity Studies, using Bison Instruments 8024 seismograph and Bison 2390 resistivity system, with Boss analog switching system. Using Lap Top PC with early in field reflection processing software EAVESDROPPER. In Nevada, Colorado, Texas & Oklahoma. Two Months. May 1990 Shallow Seismic Reflection using Bison Instruments 9024 and EWG III, in field processing with early Lap Top PC reflection Software Seistrix (Interpex). In and around Havre Montana. Sold $70 thousand dollar seismic exploration package to Rutter & Wilbanks Corporation, provided training. Two Weeks. February 1991 Use of shallow radar GSSI Sir 10 system with Bison Seismic system to determine shallow stratigraphy near Mississippi River. Comparison study to determine effectiveness of Radar. Lap Top PC used to process data collected with both Seismic and Radar methods. Three Days. April 1991 Shallow Seismic Reflection / Refraction Lines and Shallow Resistivity Profiles collected near Wichita Falls Texas. Comparison study collected. With Bison Instruments. EWG I tested. One Week. July August 1992 N.S.F field camp and geophysical training seminar on the Taku Glacier near Juneau Alaska. Field survey done with Geonics EM 31, GSSI Sir 10 Radar system, and Bison 9024 seismograph with 80 meg hard drive ( which I sold to Dr. Maynard Miller). Depth of Glacier Ice Calculated. Data Comparison study collected. Weather data and glacial flow studies also engaged in. Two Weeks. October 1992 Shallow radar investigation with Sensors and Software Pulse Echo 1000, used with Bison 2390 resistivity seismic equipment to map subsurface Pleistocene river channel and gravel associated gravel deposits. Stillwater Minnesota, near Wisconsin border. One Week. December 1992 Borehole crosshole seismic tomograpy survey. To find engineering (elastic moduli, posions ratio..etc) parameters of subsurface bedrock formations for Ashland (KOCH) Oil Refinery near Hastings Minnesota. Using Bison 5012 Seismograph and Bison Downhole Shearwave Pwave Hammer. Three Days. May 1993 Shallow seismic refraction profile using Bison 9024. Used for gravel and subsurface aquifer survey near Hastings Minnesota. Three Days. January 1994 Shallow seismic reflection and refraction profile and seismic demonstration for CNRS, near Garchy France with MDS. One Day.
GEOPHYSICAL WORK EXPERIENCE GEOPHYSICIST
Date: Work Description & Location: Duration: December 1994 Shallow seismic reflection, refraction profile and seismic demonstration for IGM near Milano Italy. Two Days. June 1995 Western Michigan Geophysical Testing Grounds. Use of Sensors and Software Pulse Echo IV, with Geonics EM 34, EM 31 resistivity, Geometrics Strataview and Bison Spectra series seismograhs. Test Site, To determine effectiveness of geophysical instruments. Three Days. February 1996 Taught ONGC of INDIA training course on use of Bison 9024 for shallow refraction studies, other methods such as Radar and Resistivity were also examined. Sold $340 thousand dollars of equipment to ONGC of India. Three Weeks. May 1996 Shallow seismic reflection demonstration performed near Portales New Mexico. Shallow resitivity methods also examined. Ground water studies. Four Days.
January 1997 Shallow seismic reflection studies performed for geotechnical and engineering studies for Bergen Norway University. Two Days. December February 1997 Shallow resistivity imaging studies for geotechncial void location near Austin Texas using AGI Sting/Swift resistivity system. Two Days. April 1998 Shallow 3D imaging with AGI Sting/Swift resistivyt system. In north central Texas, location of shallow caves and or voids. Three Days. May- June 1999 2D Seismic Profile off the Coast of Japan. Responsible for training and testing new 48 Galileo Seismograph with Windows NT operating system for J.G.I (Japan Geophysical Institute) & JAMSTEC (Japanese Ministry of Science & Technology). 25 Days at Sea. June July 1999 Demonstration of ResiStar RS100 M Resistivity Meter to Minnesota State Engineering companies inlcuding Barr, Braun, Krammer & Sons, Four Days September 1999 Training of FBI officials after selling of one Resistar RS 100M system. Three Days. March -- July 2000 Worked with State Federal Government and SEH Engineering firm for New Road Construction. Collected and Processed Seismic Refraction Data 5 months. August November 2000 Worked with Hennipen County Landfill project. Defining old landfills using Seismic Reflection, Magnetometer data. Collected All Datas and processed all Datas and Generated Reports. Contracted by SEH and 3D Geophysics INC, Ltd. 4 months. February -- August 2001 2D Seismic Refraction Reflection and 2D Resistivity imaging projects, throughout the Midwest working on contractual basis for Bran intertec, STS engineering Army Corps of Engineers. Worked in Central America 7 months. January -- December 2002 2D Seismic Refraction Reflection and 2D Resistivity imaging projects, throughout the Midwest working on contractual basis for SHE, Bran intertec, STS engineering Army Corps of Engineers & 3D Geophysics. Performed 2D Resistivity Images for Burlington Northern Railway SE MO. 12 months. January --December 2003 2D Seismic Refraction Reflection and 2D Resistivity imaging projects, throughout the Midwest working on contractual basis for SHE, Bran intertec and 3D Geophysics Co. Sold Geophysical Equipment to Eagle Exploration Company, University of Rolla, Missouri. , 12 months. January December 2004 2D Seismic Refraction Reflection and 2D Resistivity imaging projects, throughout the Midwest working on contractual basis for SHE, Bran intertec and 3D Geophysics Co. Sold Geophysical Equipment to Eagle Exploration Company, University of Rolla, Missouri. Processed 3D GeoElectrical Data Set for California Department of Toxic Wastes. 12 months. February --November 2005 2D Seismic Refraction Reflection and 2D Resistivity imaging projects, throughout the Midwest and California. Working on contractual basis for SEH, Bran intertec and 3D Geophysics Co. Sold Geophysical Equipment to ERI Engineering Company. Processed 3D GeoElectrical Data Set for California Department of Toxic Wastes. 10 months. January -- December 2006 2D Seismic Refraction Reflection and 2D Resistivity imaging projects, throughout the Midwest working on contractual basis for SHE, Bran intertec and 3D Geophysics Co. Sold Geophysical Equipment to Eagle Exploration Company, University of Rolla, Missouri and Curtin University of Australia. 12 months. December 2007 Advance Point.Mul Software for General Resistivity Measureing to include 3D and the Square array. To- Present November 2008 Continue with the development of Points.Mul. Begin Development of MRSAPS. To- Present April 2009 Process Data for Wally Lang for Ontario Gas and Oil Project 1 month July 2009 Tested Points.Mul software in the field. Using the Square array for IED and subsurface mine detectin. 1 month November 2010 Beging Testing MRSAPS software for refraction analysis for Both P and S wave analysis. To- Present
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Geophysicist, University of Minnesota 1979 BSCE. Software Engineer, Web Designer Ellite, Java, Linex, LandMark Sofware Expert, Expert Geophysical Seismic Data Processor