Kevin Cranna - Deputy Operations Manager
Kevin Cranna has been supervising and managing business operations for more than 15 years. At EAS, he has managed and participated in a number of complex large-scale environmental sampling events involving multiple agencies. As Deputy Operations Manager for EAS, Kevin is responsible for scheduling staff, performing safety reviews, and performing system-wide analyses for business and project functions. His duties include working with clients and regulatory agency representatives, staff scheduling, budgeting, staff training, performing safety reviews, and executing all aspects of field and lab sampling activities. Kevin's management and execution of field and lab sampling activities also include performing work during extreme weather, on-water operations, working with biological hazards, recordbook keeping, handling hazardous materials, and disposing of hazardous waste. Kevin has excellent leadership and interpersonal skills.
Areas of Specialization
- Operations Management
- Leadership and supervision of subcontractors and employees
- Interpersonal communication, problem solving, and teamwork
- Client/Customer relations
- Job Hazard Analyses Reviews
- Field sample collections of soil, water, and biota
- Developing systematic approaches for rapid sample collection events
- Quality Assurance/Quality Control methods for environmental sampling events
- Sample equipment decontamination processes
- Wildlife Surveys
- Boat Operations
- Proficient in ESRI (ARCGIS), Vectorworks, Primavera Suretrack, Google Sketch Up, Microsoft Excel, Word, and Internet tools
Relevant Work Experience
EAS, Richland, Washington, 2008–Present
Senior field member of the team collecting, processing, and shipping soil and biota samples in support of the Comprehensive Monitoring Program for the Umatilla Chemical Agent Disposal Facility, Umatilla, Oregon. He routinely performs sample collections, including handling small mammals, field logbook recordkeeping, copy and scanning records, performing data QA checks, and summary report preparations.
Field member of the team conducting biological assessments for the Cascade Natural Gas Pipeline. The surveys include identifying special status species of birds, mammals, reptiles, and invertebrates that may be potentially impacted from the pipeline installation. Kevin also assists in finding and documenting critical habitat for special status species. Kevin manages the GPS data and prepares GIS report figures and spatial data summaries.
Assistant Technical Director on the EAS team supporting sample collection and sample accessioning activities NOAA's Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) of the MC252 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Kevin was key to the project’s development of sample intake, accessioning, and shipping of thousands of water, sediment, and biota samples collected throughout the Gulf of Mexico. There, he also assisted with preparation of training protocols, developing procedures, and data management. He was formally trained to use NOAA’s NRDA data management system.
Other work Kevin has performed for EAS includes:
- ~1200+ samples water, soil, and sediment sample collections, sample preparations, and sample shipping for a DOE prime contractor on the Hanford Site.
- 480 fish sample collections, sample preparations, and sample shipping for a DOE prime contractor on the Hanford Site.
Ashley Bertsch, Inc., Kennewick, Washington, Construction Manager, 2005–2008
Kevin provided company-wide operational and subcontractor management and oversight activities associated with commercial and residential construction projects totaling $1M+ gross revenue annually. Management and oversight duties included working with customers to develop business, developing bids, executing contracts, evaluating vendors, staff scheduling, budgeting, and coordinating and executing all phases of the residential and commercial construction projects for more than 50 personnel. Other responsibilities included coordinating and conducting inspections and permitting requirements to assure compliance with all applicable building codes.
- Currently pursuing Bachelor's degree in Environmental Sciences, Washington State University-Tri Cities
- A.A. (equivalent credits), Columbia Basin College, 1990
- 40-hr Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response certified
- CPR/First Aid
- SCBA certified
- Transportation Worker Identification Credential