Rylie Barron - Environmental Technician
Rylie Barron began working for EAS in 2008 and has been a key field and lab team member collecting, processing, and shipping nearly 1600 environmental samples. Rylie has been a field sampling lead on a number of major field sampling events and routinely provides staff training. This work requires the highest quality assurance and quality control guidelines be followed. He is skilled in sample tracking, field logbook record keeping, instrument calibrations, and storing and shipping of samples for chemical analysis. He has excellent computer and interpersonal skills and communicates regularly with EAS clients. Rylie is highly regarded for his ability to follow work instructions and perform the work safely for extended hours and for being flexible with the work schedule.
Rylie is a key field member for EAS's groundwater upwelling mapping and sampling projects currently underway along the Hanford Reach of the Columbia River. Rylie oversees daily equipment calibration checks, safety equipment inspections, field logbook record keeping, and copy and scanning records to data entry personnel.
Areas of Specialization
- Sample equipment decontamination processes
- Field sample collections of soil, water, and biota
- Quality Assurance/Quality Control methods for environmental sampling events
- Logbook record keeping
- Chain of Custody procedures
- Job Hazard Analyses reviews
Relevant Work Experience
Rylie was a member of the EAS team supporting NOAA's effort to conduct field surveys and collect samples to assess the damage to natural resources resulting from the MC252 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. For the NOAA/Natural Resource Damage Assessment, EAS scientists and specialists conducted sampling and sample receiving, accessioning, and shipping, and performed field data reviews and uploads. Rylie participated in NOAA sampling cruises involving water and sediment characterizations and assisted with preparation of training protocols, developing procedures, and data management.
- Washington State Boater Education
- CPR/First Aid
- 40-hr Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response