1989 - B.S. Agriculture
Minor in Agronomy
Minor in Crop Science
Washington State University, Pullman, WA
2000 - Present Greenhouse Technician
USDA-ARS Western Regional Plant Introduction Station
1995 - 2000 Biological Technician
USDA-ARS National Clonal Germplasm Repository for Citrus and Dates
Areas of Responsibility
Monitor the station greenhouses and screen houses for any pests or pest related problems.
Maintain greenhouse and screen house facilities.
Maintain budget for purchase of greenhouse products and temporary labor.
Maintain pesticide inventory and update inventory with new and more target specific chemistry.
Work with station staff members, including resident entomologist and pathologist, to determine best solutions to pest related problems.
Apply pesticide as necessary to eliminate pest problems.
Maintain supply inventory keeping the greenhouses stocked with such items as soil, fertilizers, reconditioned (pasteurized) soil, pots, and pesticide products.
Supervise time slip labor in areas of sanitizing pots for plants, and greenhouse plant watering.