It would be an honor and privilege to again serve the HGS as a member of the AAPG House of Delegates. I have worked in the oil industry for 30 years with experience in both conventional and unconventional plays, beginning with Amoco, Geophysical Development, Geoquest, GeoGraphix and Landmark. I have worked the last 15 years first with Swift Energy followed in 2008 by Southwestern Energy, as G&G supervisor and then in Training and Development. I am AAPG certified in both Geology and Geophysics. During a previous downturn, I was employed as a contract landman and as the lead litigation and technical assistant on a lawsuit concerning the Valdez oil spill. Currently a consultant, I will be continuing projects begun by my late husband, Mike McCardle, as Explorer Group 1.
I am currently serving as HGS Board Secretary, have worked on the HGS continuing education committee and am currently serving on the Calvert Foundation Scholarship Board. I’m active with University of Houston (where I received my degree in Geology with Geophysics option) and served this year as an industry consultant to their IBA competition team. I was a founding member of the U of H College of Natural Science and Mathematics Alumni Organization and served that group as Scholarship Committee chair for several years. During my tenure there, we raised over one million dollars to endow student scholarships through the Quest for Excellence Gala. I continue my involvement with U of H working with the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics to develop a program of “soft skills” workshops to help students in their career quests. I have taught Landmark, Geographix and Unix courses at North Harris Community College (now Lone Star), helping both young professionals and senior interpreters learn new technologies to improve their chances for employment and/or promotion.