I am the Senior materials person for the food warehouses. I am responsible for
the food and beverage for McMurdo station and for suppling the various field
camps (Central West Antarctica, Willy Field, Bird Field Camp, Berg Field
Center, South Pole). I recently went to the South Pole to do the first
ever supply inventory.
Education: 2 years as a physics major at C.U. @ Boulder. I actually
took more math than physics.
- Copper Mt. Ski resort Summit County Colorado.
1 year as food and beverage buyer
2 years as kitchen foreman
4 years as storeroom foreman
- Arctic Alaska Inc. Dutch Harbor, Alaska
1 year as a deck hand aboard the F/V Unimak Enterprise which was a
170 Ft. factery trawler. We worked on the Bering Sea between the
Aluetian Islands and the Bering Strait.
- Dutch Harbor Seafood, Dutch Harbor, Alaska
1 year as ships cook, processer, offloader (unloaded live crab
from "boats" hold aboard the M/V Omnisea which was a 335 Ft.
processer). We also worked the Bering Sea.
Motivation to come to Antarctica:
Travel- I have traveled North America extensively, living
in 7 different states (N.Y., Vermont, Fla, Colo, Alaska, Wash, Calif)
I also have been through every state in the U.S. at least once. I felt it
was time to touch every continent on the planet. This was an oppurtunity to
get to the one continent that few people can reach.
Adventure- As you can tell by my previous jobs I love to
work in environments that are very unique and risky. Life should be thrilling!
This position offered a thrill of a lifetime.
Money- If I did not mention this factor I would only be
fooling myself. With good pay, bonus and NO bills to pay (food, rent,
utilities) it gives me the opportunity to travel the world at
MY leisure and still have plenty left to invest.
Goals: To understand as much as possible the continent of Antarctica
including the GREAT men who conquered it. To excel within this company.
Learn my job and do the best I possibly can. It is an inside joke to say
you are working to support science but I honestly do feel that I am.
This itself feels like a goal accomplished.
Do more writing than I've ever had a chance to (book?).