I am a Certified Cardiopulmonary Technologist and Registered Respiratory Therapist. I am currently in Portland OR, and have lived in Kansas City, MO, San Antonio TX, San Diego CA, and Riga Latvia. I have also made my living as a dog trainer and handler training---for K9 and hunting dogs. I like hiking, camping, hunting, fishing, history, re-enactment, ecology, geology, music, photography, steam trains and vintage technology and cooking.
Have spent over 40 years in the O&G industry with special interest in technology application for improved business performance. Academic background: geology & geophysics. Professional background: seismic technology application, operations & management. Currently: external director on the board of a leading seismic acquisition company.
I'm intensely interested in micro-grids, particularly in solar energy at the residential and small-business scale. I'm also interested in using diverse plantings to increase food and energy resilience. I volunteer with community permaculture groups and with groups devoted to making efficiency legal with new code directions. ReCode is one of the groups concerned with this, as is City Repair and DePave. I frequently post on Renewable Energy World as well. I appreciate the diversity of opinion that can be found there and on Seeking Alpha. I visit truthout frequently as well. I don't use my real name on truthout. Some folks there do not seem to appreciate my feedback, notwithstanding the name of the site.