Our Team

I know that Safety Program Development, Site Specific Safety Training and Jobsite accountability through detailed inspection can help your Company improve their Safety Culture. Let me share current Client success stories and discuss how Awareness Is Key can help your Organization. I have 8 years of construction industry experience, 6 of those years have been in roles dedicated to Safety. I have had the opportunity to work in a variety of frontline construction positions from a Lead Foreman for a reclamation crew on the Kearn River Natural Gas Apex Expansion project to providing Railroad Services at the Soda Ash Mines in Central Wyoming and Operating Equipment on the Echo Damn Seismic Re-Modification Project. These opportunities have helped me to understand how to effectively communicate with every level of employee and how to make safety personal. As the Founder of Awareness Is Key, a Safety Solutions Company; I have spent the last 4 years conducting Hazard Analysis, documenting Jobsite Inspections and Safety Program Development in an effort to improve our Clients overall Safety Performance, Insurance Ratings and Safety standing with OSHA. I am an Outreach Trainer for OSHA General Industry and Construction. I have had the opportunity to teach continuing education courses for the Associated Builders and Contractors (Utah Chapter). Develop and conduct Toolbox meetings on a wide variety of projects for a variety of clients. Some of my recent client projects include: Salt Lake City Airport Redevelopment Program – doTERRA Corporate Campus Expansion – The New Utah State Correctional Facility – Wallace F. Bennett Federal Building – Davis Junior High School Number 17 – Weber State Stewart Stadium Complex.

Training and Certifications

  • SSH - Specialist in Safety and Health Construction Industry
  • Authorized Outreach Trainer for OSHA 500 and 501
  • Certified First Aid/CPR Instructor
  • Certified Occupational Hearing Conservationist
  • MSHA surface miner metal and non-metal
  • CDL with endorsements: Tanker, Doubles and Triples
  • Utah DOT Pilot/Escort Driver
  • Cranes in construction
  • Permit required confined space
  • Respiratory Protection and Fit Testing
  • Machinery and Machine Guarding
  • EMT (emergency medical technician)
  • Highway Work Zone Specialist
  • UDOT Certified Flagger
  • Process Safety Management

I am passionate about employee safety; I know that employees do NOT have to get hurt at work! Let us help your Company improve their overall safety performance as we together Educate, Empower and Engage your workforce in making better safety decisions. As we sit down with your leadership team lets discuss how Awareness Is Key can help your team achieve your Safety Goals and receive a return on your safety investment.

I have 19 years safety / risk management experience in the Heavy/Highway, Civil Construction and Mining Industries. These opportunities have afforded a wide variety of experience ranging from Department of Transportation projects with values ranging from $10 million to $250 million dollars to a variety of large Oil Refinery Projects as well as managing safety for several large metal/non-metal Mine Projects at Rio Tinto’s Kennecott Copper Mine. I have had the opportunity to lead the safety integration of a large acquisition with three separate companies; Leading 27 safety professionals and 2500 employees. Under my leadership we successfully reduced their OSHA recordable rate in 12 months from 3.49 to a 0.95. Most recently I am excited to have joined Awareness is Key as Co-Owner.

Training and Certifications

  • OSHA 500 Approved Trainer
  • OSHA 510 Course
  • Certified competent person trenching and excavation
  • Competent person fall protection and rescue
  • Drug and alcohol awareness – Reasonable Suspicion Certified
  • First Aid – CPR - Certified
  • Traffic Control Supervisor
  • MSHA Approved Trainer – Blue Card
  • Opacity Trained
  • Industrial Accident Investigation Trainer
  • International Society of Mine Safety Professionals Member
  • Construction Health Safety Technician (CHST) – BCSP - 2012

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