I have 14 years of experience, and specialize in the field of geology with specific knowledge in the areas of petroleum geology, mining geology and subsurface analysis. I have published on such topics as petroleum systems of the eastern Gulf of Mexico, the geology of the Southern Rocky Mountains and the application of lidar technology to geology investigations. I have a broad understanding of nearly the entire field of geology, and geospatial analysis. I am particularly skilled at evaluating scientific discourse and identifying unsubstantiated claims or misrepresented interpretations of the work of others. This skill has been developed during my research pursuits in a wide range of sub-fields in the geologic sciences.