State of Colorado
School of Mines (Geophysics)
"I think it is
important to maintain balance. Make sure that you aren't working
so hard that you lose perspective."
"The ability to see a group of talented people do the best job that they
can and to be - I think of myself as a facilitator to that. I may not be
the best scientist on the block, but I've got some of them working for me.
And by me being able to get the resources to them and help them shape
their plans and focus their efforts, we can really accomplish some
"We worry about things like engineering geology and geologic hazards. What
are the issues about building in a certain area in terms of a certain
geologic hazards? Are there rockfall problems, are there swelling soils
problems? We provide information to the local governments about that
hazard or that geologic condition and we geologic and we provide
information to citizens so they can make good decisions."
"I think it is important to maintain balance and one of the things I
constantly tell my staff members is, make sure that you aren't working so
hard that you lose perspective. Because if you lose your perspective --
your productivity -- your ability to do the job right is going to go down
drastically. And balance…and that ability to be in other parts of the
world and have other communities is the thing which gives me perspective."
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