34 years…..can you believe it? I joined as a young geologist in 1985 as a quality control manager and exploration geologist at the Newberry Plant and Hector Mine. Through all of the years, I have had the honor of representing the world-class deposit of hectorite clay. I have evaluated ores and deposits all over the world. I have seen places and met people that I might never have if I had not been given the opportunity with this company.
Elementis has afforded and supported my passion for teaching and educating teachers, students, legislators, public groups and clubs about the importance of minerals in everyday life through Women in Mining.
What is really important; and, what has made my career so rewarding, is the people. From the chemists in the lab and the IT gurus who keep our computers and network running to the customer service agents who take excellent care of our customers, and the operators mining the ore and packing the products; and, even the executives who keep the lights on and the wheels turning. For everyone who’s kept our heads in the game and reminding us to stay safe.
I am ending my career in a few years as the production and quality control manager for Elementis.
It’s been great and I wouldn’t change a thing. Thanks for the opportunity.