Quality Assurance Laboratory Manager
Management of lab techs in food industry environment. Establish and maintain quality assurance program for microbiological and chemical laboratories.
Quality Assurance Laboratory Team Leader
From March 1998
Manage Sterility Lab, General Chem Lab and Microbiology Lab. Microbiology Lab is state certified for milk testing (SPC, coliform, SNAP antibiotic testing).
Items tested include pudding, hot cocoa mix, cupped gel snacks, fluid milk products, spray dried dairy powders, incoming ingredients and environmental samples.
Microbiology Lab Supervisor
Iowa Beef Processors
September 1992 - March 1998
Supervised and conducted the following testing: SPC, E.coli/coliform, yeast/mold; as well as initial and confirmatory testing for Salmonella, L. monocytogenes, S. aureus and C. perfringens.
Initially started in Chemistry area doing the following testing: Volhard salt, moisture, ash, ether fat extractions, peroxide value, Kjeldahl protein.
Items tested included meat and meat by-products, spice blends and environmental samples.
Qualifications & Certifications
Western Dubuque Community School District
BA Home Economics in Business, Emphasis in Foods & Nutrition; Business Minor
University of Northern Iowa