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Many problems can be caused or worsened by gutters that do not work properly. Gutter problems can contribute to basement flooding, landscape erosion, walkway sinking, and wood rot for structural components of the house. Gutters keep the water that falls on your roof from collecting near your foundation. If your gutters are damaged, sagging, missing parts or improperly installed, it is unfortunate but likely exterior damage to your home is sure to follow. A gutter that is missing, or that drains too close to the house will saturate the ground. This wet saturated ground can produce a variety of problems like mold and mildew. It will eat away at foundations and basement walls, leaks and cracks will develop and will worsen quickly in the winter months when the ground freezes and expands. Unfortunately, entire homes have been destroyed due to water damage.
Problems resulting from faulty gutters
Basement water problems. Problem gutters can dump gallons of water directly onto the ground next to the foundation of a house. This water sometimes leaks through the foundation wall and can create water problems in the basement or crawlspace.
Landscape washout. Many homeowners have experienced damaged landscaping caused by gutter problems.
Undermined driveways, patios, and walkways. Excess water flowing into the ground near the house can erode the dirt directly beneath driveways, patios, and walkways. As the dirt is washed away, the driveway, patio, or walkway is no longer fully supported and can settle, crack, or even collapse. If you have already experienced this type of damage, fix the gutter or downspout problem before replacing or repairing the driveway, patio, or walkway.
Damaged fascia, soffit, or outside wall (Wood structures adjacent to the gutters). Problem gutters can cause damage to a house’s structural integrity by allowing water to damage the fascia, soffit, or wood framing of the house.
Termite colonies. Because termites need water to reproduce and thrive, gutters that dump excess water near the house encourage termite infestation.
A.J.’s Home Services Inc. has seamless gutters in a variety of colors to match your home. Our professional installers will make sure that your gutters will route the water away from your house protecting it and your landscaping.
Toni Jean Thompson, Ph.D.
508-723-4045 – email@example.com
Practical professional offering a track record of strategic improvements to operations, systems, and processes in highly regulated GLP laboratory environments for pharmaceutical, contract research, and environmental companies. Expert in Triple Quad Mass Spectrometry. Strengths in problem solving, staff training, instrument operation. Well versed in LIMS and instrument validation, implementation, and troubleshooting. Strong theoretical grounding in GLP and FDA regulatory requirements. Expertise in analytical chemistry as well as bioanalytical and other complex matrices at trace levels (pg/mL).
Laboratory Operations – Analytical Chemistry – Process Improvement –SOP Development –
New Methodologies – Accuracy & Precision – Data Collection & Reporting – Quality Control – Bioanalytical
Regulatory Compliance (GLP & FDA) – Software/LIMS Implementation, Troubleshooting and Validation
LC-MS/MS (Triple Quad Mass Spectrometry) – Training Programs – Project Management
Experience with various spectroscopic techniques such as IR and UV/vis as well as GC and GC-MS
OVERSEER OF MOTHER’S HEALTH CARE, Bedford, NH 2010-2012
Oversaw my mother’s healthcare and finances during the last stages of dementia and her end of life. Frequent hospital visits meant that I was spending every day at the hospital making sure she was fed and cared for appropriately and conferring with the medical staff.
ICON DEVELOPMENT SOLUTIONS, Whitesboro, New York 2009-2010
Mediated merger of UK and US laboratory operations resulting from acquisition of Prevalere Life Sciences. Collaborated in the formulation of LIMS user requirements to streamline operations. Orchestrated implementation and validation of electronic signature process to comply with 21CFR11 and GLP regulations. Drafted operating SOPs in accordance with global regulatory differences and client requirements. Trained staff on new SOPs. Teamed with UK staff to gain insight into operational needs.
- Played an essential role in driving the integration of UK and US laboratory operations.
- Led the introduction of electronic signatures by validating software to reduce the need to store laboratory documents as paper with projected cost savings of 41%.
- Improved processes and consistency of LIMS programming to align UK and US labs.
CHARLES RIVER LABORATORIES, Shrewsbury, Massachusetts 2007-2008
Steered a ten person department charged with discovery and non-GLP bioanalytical analysis of early stage discovery animal studies. Accomplished projects on budget and on schedule. Opened communication channels between in‑life personnel and laboratory.
- Enhanced operating efficiency by designing and conducting a new training program on the science of laboratory operations which improved communications vital to the rapid turnaround required of my group.
PRACS INSTITUTE, Fargo, North Dakota 2004-2006
Oversaw GLP operations of a 40+ person laboratory with accountability for data quality and reporting as well as compliance with GLP, HIPAA, and scientific and training regulations.
- Accelerated data collection to review process by 91% through revisions of existing system.
- Launched a local summer internship program in partnership with Fargo area colleges and universities.
- Consolidated and clarified SOPs eliminating redundancy and potential deviation.
- Introduced Artel system to verify accuracy and precision of electronic and micro pipettes, multi-channel pipettes, and Tomtec liquid handling systems based on spectrometry rather than weights.
- Lead the Watson LIMS validation team.
PURDUE PHARMA, LP, Ardsley, New York 1995-2004
Senior Scientist to Principal Scientist/Section Leader
Performed and directed analysis of study sample extracts on LC-MS/MS under GLP regulations
- Garnered promotions in recognition of improvements to bioanalytical methodologies and crafting a training program for non-bioanalytical departments including QA auditors.
- Optimized sensitivity and accuracy of bioanalytical method that improved Lower Limit of Quantitation 80% from 50 pg/mL to 10 pg/mL and elevated accuracy and precision by 40% from ±25% to ±15%.
- Performed extensive troubleshooting and maintenance of Mass Spectrometers.
Additional Experience: NH Department of Environmental Services, Concord, NH
Analyzed environmental samples under from various water sources plus waste water influent/effluent and soils under EPA GLP regulations. Analyses included both organic and inorganic such as pH, hardness, nitrogen, metals, and VOCs using various instruments such as Atomic Absorption Flame and Furnace Spectrophotometers and GC/MS, etc.
PhD in Analytical Chemistry – Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts
MA in Analytical Chemistry – University of Houston, Houston, Texas
BA in Zoology – University of New Hampshire, Durham, New Hampshire
- Liquid Chromatography/High Pressure Fast Atom Bombardment Mass Spectrometry: Chemical Ionization of Sputtered Species. Toni J. Thompson; Saul W. Fink; Royal B. Freas. Presented at the 37th ASMS Conference on Mass Spectrometry and Allied Topics, May 21-26, 1989, Miami Beach, FL.
- Analysis of Petroleum Sulfonates Using Fast Atom Bombardment Tandem Mass Spectrometry. Toni J. Thompson; Helen Wang; Royal B. Freas. Presented at the 38th ASMS Conference on Mass Spectrometry and Allied Topics, June 3-8, 1990, Tucson, AZ.
- Capillary Electrophoresis Electrospray Mass Spectrometry: Transient Isotachophoresis Preconcentration and Buffer Effects. Toni J. Thompson; Paul Vouros; Frantisek Foret; Barry L. Karger. Presented at the 40th ASMS Conference on Mass Spectrometry and Allied Topics, May 31-June 5, 1992, Washington, DC.
- Practical Considerations in the Capillary Electrophoresis – Electrospray Mass Spectrometry of Proteins. Toni J. Thompson; Frantisek Foret; Barry L. Karger; Paul Vouros. Presented at the 41st ASMS Conference on Mass Spectrometry and Allied Topics, May 30-June4, 1993, San Francisco, CA.
- Liquid Sheath Effects on the Capillary Electrophoretic Separation of Standard Proteins in a Coated Column. Toni J. Thompson; Frantisek Foret; Barry L. Karger; Paul Vouros. Presented at the 42nd ASMS Conference on Mass Spectrometry and Allied Topics, May 29-June4, 1994, Chicago, IL.
- A Study of the Metabolism of Rifabutin Using Electrospray Ionization Mass Spectrometry and Tandem Mass Spectrometry. Toni J. Thompson; Titiana Koudriakova; Nicholas Gerber; Paul Vouros. Presented at the 43rd ASMS Conference on Mass Spectrometry and Allied Topics, May 21-26, 1995, Atlanta, GA.
- Investigation of Ion Suppression of a Potent Opiate in APCI. Toni Jean Thompson, Ph.D.; Constantin S. Tamvakopoulos; Ph.D.; David P. Benziger, Ph.D.; Jan Miotto. Presented at the 45th ASMS Conference on Mass Spectrometry and Allied Topics, June 1-5, 1997, Palm Springs, CA.
- Quantitative Analysis of Oxandralone in Human Plasma by APCI LC-MS/MS. Dan J. Aufman; Missy A. Berry; Gibran A. el-Sulayman; James A. Havel; Jessie S. Lindemann; Karen N. Malmberg. Presented at the 54th ASMS Conference on Mass Spectrometry and Allied Topics, May 23-27, 2004, Nashville, TN.
- Quantitative Analysis of Total Phenylephrine in Human Plasma by Turbo IonSpray LC-MS/MS. William K. Haisch; Dan J. Aufman; Ardeshir Khadang; Jessie S. Lindemann. Presented at the 54th ASMS Conference on Mass Spectrometry and Allied Topics, May 29-June 2, 2006, Seattle, WA.
- High Throughput Analysis of Rabeprazole in Human Plasma by LC-MS/MS. Dan J. Aufman; Gabriel Hardemeyer; Cindy A. Ackerland; Matthew J. Amundson; Ardeshir Khadang. Presented at the 54th ASMS Conference on Mass Spectrometry and Allied Topics, May 29-June2, 2006, Seattle, WA.
- Quantitative Analysis of Valacyclovir Following Automated Protein Precipitation. Matthew Amundson; Melissa Meyer; Darren Hoffman; Laura Baum; Andrew Osenga; Dan Aufman; Ardeshir Khadang. Presented at the 54th ASMS Conference on Mass Spectrometry and Allied Topics, May 29-June 2, 2006, Seattle, WA.
- Capillary Electrophoresis – Electrospray Ionization Mass Spectrometry: Improvements of Protein Detection Limits Using On-Column Transient Isotachophoretic Sample Preconcentration. Toni J. Thompson; Frantisek Foret; Paul Vouros; Barry L. Karger. Anal. Chem., 1993, 65, 900-906.
- Liquid Sheath Effects on the Separation of Proteins in Capillary Electrophoresis-Electrospray Mass Spectrometry. Frantisek Foret; Toni J. Thompson; Barry L. Karger, Paul Vouros. Anal. Chem., 1994, 66, 4450-4458.
Member of the American Society of Mass Spectrometry
Alan Michael Jansen
32 Lee Street TEWKSBURY. MA 01876
Mobile (978) 551-5866 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Professional Profile and Core Competencies
The attentiveness to properly monitor and inspect equipment, computer terminals, switches valves, gauges, alarms, safety devices, and meters to detect leaks or malfunctions and to ensure that equipment is operating efficiently and safely.
- Observe and interpret readings on gauges, meters, and charts registering various aspects of boiler operation to ensure that boilers are operating properly.
- Proven record of effectively maintaining required amounts of water in boilers, to adjust supplies of combustion air, and to control the flow of fuel into burners.
- Highly motivated self-starter with strong operational control, repairing, and equipment. maintenance skills. Operate and maintain stationary engines, boilers, and auxiliary equipment.
Test boiler water quality and take necessary corrective action – certified at Barclay Chemical Company.
Third Class Engineer, Fernald Developmental Center 1990 -2014
Watch Engineer, Middlesex county Hospital 1988-1990
Peterson’s School Of Steam Engineering – 2nd class Engineer’s license- Special Training and Certificates
Close space training – Commonwealth Of Massachusetts
Asbestos removal training – Commonwealth Of Massachusetts
Wilmington High School - Wilmington MA
My celebration of life company focuses heavily on care giving and fostering relationships between my company and my clients as well as the business partners that I work with to provide these services. My company provides a new type of service to the public that, up until now, most people had to provide for themselves. Therefore, I knew right from the beginning that one of the major challenges that I’d face would be in educating the general public and other businesses in what it is that my company offers. I have used business networking in the past to help me grow my other business (I am also an attorney), so I knew that I would need to do the same to grow my new celebration of life company. There are many different kinds of networking groups out there. Some are more structured and rigid in their format, while others are very informal. They all have their pros and cons.
I met Kevin Willett at another networking group. What impressed me about him and his group, Friends of Kevin, was the amount of business contacts to which both he and his group had access. Kevin is very dedicated in fostering relationships between businesses as well as consumers. He spends an exceedingly large amount of his time bringing consumers and businesses together, matching the needs of one to the offerings of the other. When I decided to expand the services offered by my company, Kevin was able to provide me with the right business contacts to help me provide these new services at a high level of quality. I, in turn, am able to refer the businesses and consumers with which I do business to other trusted professionals that are in my networking sphere. All of this has been made possible through my association with Friends of Kevin.
Robert D. Chase
A Classic Touch Celebration, Inc.
53 Joffre St Lowell MA 01851
Phone: (802)-379-1645, Email: email@example.com
- Great Communication skills
- Use to multitasking
- Polite and willing to work
- Experienced employer
- Really good with computers
CCSI Caling Center Services: Lowell MA, August 2014-October 2014
- Cold Calling
- Appointment Setting
- Customer Service
JJ Hapgood: Peru,VT May 2013-Present
- Cashier/ Register
- Food prep
- Stratton Mountain Club: Stratton, VT October 2013-Present
- Bus Tables
- Customer service
- Event Prep
Kmart: Rutland, VT August 2012- February 2013
- Cashier/ Register
- Softlines Leader
- Tinmouth Snack Bar: Wallingford, VT April 2011- August 2012
- Took orders/ Register
- Food prep
- Waited tables
- Education/Extra Curriculum____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
- Mill River Union: Clarendon, VT 2009-2013
- Graduated with High School Diploma
- 4 Year varsity competitive cheerleading (Senior year varsity captain)
- Chorus for 9 years
- Helped local church with vacation bible school
- Dinner events at local church
- Helped the Girl Scout community
- Christmas caroling at local Nursing home