Red Rock / DSO Christmas 2018

It’s not a holiday without the Red Rock Consulting / DSO Christmas party!!  Guests were welcomed to the North Pole by the cast of a Christmas murder mystery, who looked a lot like some of their coworkers.  The acting got steadily worse as the night went on, but in the end, 2 teams were able to figure out the guilty character.  So how did we figure out which team won the cash prize?  With an impromptu Christmas carol-off, of course!  We found out Jordan actually can be embarrassed and some people don’t know the words to Frosty the Snowman.  🙂

Mrs. Claus (Maresa Bettes), Santa (Brad Bettes), Frosty the Snowman (Tommy Bounds) and Abominable Snowman (Todd Simpson)

 

Jordan and a friend being shy instead of singing!

 

Spencer and Anna looking up lyrics to Frosty the Snowman for the win!

 

 

Operation Christmas Child

Shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child 2018

Since 2015, Red Rock Consulting has donated shoeboxes full of small gifts to Operation Christmas Child, a cause supported by our friends at CEC.  Operation Christmas Child is a project of Samaritan’s Purse, an international relief organization.  The shoe boxes are shipped to children in need all over the world.  For more information, click on the link below.

 

https://www.samaritanspurse.org/what-we-do/operation-christmas-child/

 

NCEES Exam Committee

Kristi Bumpas volunteers as part of the NCEES (National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying) Fundamentals of Engineering Exam Committee.  She travels to the NCEES office in Seneca, SC, up to 4 times a year to write geotechnical questions for the exam.  Pictures of volunteers working were shown in the 2019 NCEES publication ‘Squared’.

 

March 2018 Employee of the Month

Spencer Harris

 

Spencer Harris joined the Red Rock Consulting team this month.  He is a native Oklahoman and has a degree in Geology from Oklahoma State University.  Spencer is our very first geologist at Red Rock.  Welcome!!

New Crew

There are lots of new faces on the Red Rock / DSO crew lately.  We got most of them together for a hot lunch on a cold day.  Daniel, Dylan, Todd, Kristi, Brad, Mike, Bennett and Blake all enjoyed some mexican food and heat.

 

Red Rock and DSO crew

He’s Here!

Jeremy Basler joined the Red Rock team!

It’s official! Jeremy Basler, PE, made the switch to the Red Rock team this week as our Geotechnical Manager. He comes with many years of geotechnical engineering experience, orange pride and is just a really nice guy. Good luck managing us, Jeremy!!

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October Employee of the Month

Daniel Bolin, EI

Daniel Bolin, EI, joined the Red Rock Consulting team this month. He is a native Oklahoman and was a NCAA Division II soccer player for Oklahoma Christian University. Daniel has a degree in Mechanical Engineering, but he’s working on a transformation to geotech. He’s been here a couple weeks and already fits right in!

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Todd is a Man, He’s 40!!

To say he was surprised would be an understatement.  Plenty of friends, family and co-workers were on hand to help celebrate Todd’s 40th a month early with a surprise party.  He may forgive me someday….

 

E-Week 2017

Another Engineering Week, another opportunity to shape young minds.  This year, Jason helped judge the Toothpick Bridge competition at the Science Museum once again while the whole crew chatted with elementary school students.  Pre-K and Kindergarten students learned about the Earth’s layers, basic geology and the different types of engineering.  They enjoyed learning about the Earth’s layers as they used colored play doh to make their very own globes.  Second graders got a field trip to Red Rock Consulting’s office to learn about soil sampling and testing.  They “cored” into layers of cake, candy, frosting and other sweet treats to get a tasty sample to eat as they learned about geotechnical engineering.  They also explored the lab and performed real soils testing with the lab guys.  It was a great E-week and the thank you letters were priceless!!

 

Pre-K and Kindergarten students learned about the Earth’s layers using play doh.

 

Pre-K and Kindergarten students learned about the different types of engineering.

 

Second grade students enjoyed “coring” into these sweet layers of soil!

 

Second grade students learned about geotechnical engineering while enjoying their “core samples”.

 

Second graders learned about soil testing from the experts.

 

Career Week 2016

It was Career Week at Cross Timbers Elementary.  Who better to teach them about the work of a geotechnical engineer, but a real, live geotechnical engineer?  It was fun, but I think they liked the drilling career more.  🙂

Kindergarten students learned about geotechnical engineering.