CATHLEEN TENACE RIDGLEY
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Experienced Project Manager with proven ability to communicate effectively with technology for business and community audiences.
Quality Control & Assurance
Environmental Multi-Media Sampling
Groundwater Modeling Software
Public Speaking & Community Outreach
Knowledge of State (R.61-92, Part 280) & Federal Regulations (CERCLA; RCRA; 40 CFR 280 & 281)
Department of Health & Environmental Control, Hydrogeologist II; Columbia, SC; September 2006 to February 2015. Managed assessment investigations and remediation of underground storage tank releases in Allendale, Chester, Darlington, Dillon, Edgefield, and Sumter Counties; Reviewed assessment or corrective action plans and reports for technical completeness and conformance to risk-based criteria and the Quality Assurance Program Plan; Conducted field audits of directed work; Sampled surface water, groundwater, and soil for petroleum chemicals of concern (CoC); Worked with Regulatory and Unregulated Tanks Section to determine sources of petroleum releases; Prepared, reviewed, and approved cost agreements; Created and distributed Public Notices; Educated, informed, and presented data to communities affected by petroleum releases; Directed water line installation and hookup for property owners with petroleum-impacted water supply wells. Used groundwater modeling software to establish site-specific target levels for petroleum CoC. EA Engineering, Science, & Technology, Geologist II; Sparks, Maryland; November 2000 to February 2002. Prepared Work Plans & Conducted Remedial Investigations in support of the development of a Feasibility Study at Aberdeen Proving Ground & Edgewood Arsenal; Performed Phase I & II Environmental Site Assessments (ESA); Managed geotechnical investigations; Used groundwater modeling software to assess dense non-aqueous phase liquid plumes; Prepared Conceptual Site Models for the Public Audience; Supervised four employees. URS Dames & Moore, Inc., Geologist; Linthicum, Maryland; March 1999 to November 2000. Conducted Phase I & II ESA; Managed Brownfields Sites; Collected groundwater, surface water, sediment, and soil samples; Managed Phase II Remedial Investigations at Aberdeen Proving Ground & Edgewood Army Arsenal; Participated in and the former Nike Missile Site in Edgewood, Maryland; Modeled groundwater plumes with various remedial scenarios; Prepared Conceptual Site Models for the Public Audience. RJ Lee Group, Inc., Environmental Engineer; Manassas, Virginia; August 1996 to March 1999. Conducted Polarized Light Microscopy; Skilled with the Electron Microscope for Fiber Analysis and Forensics; Managed laboratory and performed Quality Control and Assurance; Certified with the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program.
Self-Employed Housekeeper, Silver Spring, Maryland; March 1992 to June 1996. Created and maintained my own business while attending University of Maryland; Secured several client accounts. Program Resources, Inc. NCI Frederick Cancer Research Facility, Biological Lab Technician, Fort Detrick, Frederick, Maryland; August 1987 to March 1992. Prepared natural products using several dilution formulas to detect and measure antiviral activities such products had against HIV, hepatitis B, and other viruses. Skilled in sterile lab practices.
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Biological Aide, Fort Detrick, Frederick, Maryland; June 1988 to December 1988. Conducted experiments in biocontrol of Canadian Thistle; Maintained greenhouse operations. EDUCATION:
University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland; Bachelors of Science, Geology, 1996; Minor Biological Sciences. ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE & SKILLS:
HAZWOPER Certified; National and State Park Management; Youth Conservation Corps; Animal Care Volunteer REFERENCES:
Read Miner, P.G.; Hydrogeologist III; SC Department of Health & Environmental Control 803-***-**** Joel Padgett, P.G.; Geologist/Hydrologist III; SC Department of Health & Environmental Control 803-***-**** Denise Place, Environmental Health Manager II; SC Department of Health & Environmental Control 803-***-**** Shawn Reed, Environmental Health Manager II; SC Department of Health & Environmental Control 803-***-****