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Charley Vance

Address: 2400 Spring Rain Drive, Apt. 233 Spring, TX 77379



Fathom Dives

Instructor, Co-owner - May 2015 - May 2016

  • Independent SCUBA instruction and training
  • II. Classes currently include Open Water, Advanced and Rescue Diver.

Weatherford Inc

Core Evaluation Specialist I - December 2014 - May 2016

  • Studied the permeability of sediment cores and deposit plugs.
  • II. Constructed and managed a secondary laboratory for high stress core plugs.
  • III. Developed new tools and assets to be used by Weatherford.

Core Laboratories

Core Analyst - April 2013 - December 2014

  • I. Studied the electrical properties of sediment cores and deposits from shale, sandstone and carbonate oil wells.
  • II. Performed regular laboratory routine work and maintenance using hazardous chemicals and machinery.
  • III. Performed advanced mechanics and plumbing on heavy machines and hydrostatic core holders.
  • IV. Kept daily records on Excel.

Kemah Aquarium

Biologist/Diver - November 2012 - January 2013

  • I. Maintained biological facilities of Kemah Aquarium with tasks including: animal husbandry, basic laboratory control
  • and safety, water chemistry and treatment, habitat and enclosure refurbishment including live coral tanks.
  • II. Main diving activities included: feeding, behavioral analysis, tank maintenance, operating machinery while submerged,
  • behavioral conditioning and public education.

Texas A&M University

Divemaster - December 2010 - August 2012

  • Assist with university SCUBA instruction: Open-water, Advanced and Rescue, AAUS Scientific Diving, Master
  • Diver, Nitrox Diver, Cavern Diver and Divemaster courses.
  • II. Acting Divemaster and safety diver for all open water check out weekends/dives and certifications.
  • III. Performed regular maintenance on equipment including tanks, regulators, and BCD's. Also maintained gas filling
  • stations including partial pressure and membrane system Nitrox mixing panels.

Texas A&M University Biospeleology Program

Training Assistant -

  • Assisted with courses in cave biology and coordinated climbing and caving techniques and cave conservation. Also
  • assisted/participated in cave research and conservation throughout Mexico, Tennessee and Florida.
  • 1
  • Volunteer Work Experience
  • Scientific Diver

National Oceanographic Atmospheric Administration

- June 2010 - September 2012

  • Assisted with environmental research regarding: long- t erm coral health, fisheries, water quality, and site maintenance
  • for the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary.
  • II. Facilitated refurbishment of the Flower Garden Banks monitoring stations, maintained safety during underwater
  • construction, coordinated the delineation and mapping of monitoring stations.
  • III. Lead independent dives with approval of Principal Investigator and sanctuary superintendent.
  • IV. Performed similar research on Stetson and Sonnier Bank systems.

Scientific Diver

- June 2010 - September 2012

  • I. Assisted and lead scientists from Coastal Fisheries Dep. with ecological impact surveys in the Gulf Coast near the High
  • Island oilrig system. Surveys included roving-diver fish and soft-coral identification. Cataloged data for utilization in
  • age composition and migration.
  • II. Inspected standing and cut oilrig platforms for suitable habitats, degradation, invasive species and population health.
  • III. Conducted Tri-mix operations on deep-water oilrigs in depths greater than 50 meters.
  • IV. Assisted in Lionfish identification, remediation and removal programs.

Rescuer Texas Marine Mammal Stranding Network

- August 2007 - May 2016

  • Assisted senior staff and government officials in marine mammal stranding events along the Galveston coast.
  • II. Participated in dolphin and pilot whale necropsy.

Texas A&M University

  • Relevant Coursework
  • Scientific Diving, Methods of Research Diving, Microbiology, Invertebrate Zoology, Natural History of Vertebrates,
  • Tropical Marine Ecology, Marine Ecology, Coastal Plant Ecology, Comparative Physiology, Cellular Biology, Animal
  • Behavior, Conservation Biology, Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry, Genetics, Biostatistics, Biospeleology, Biology of
  • Marine Mammals, Animal Rehabilitation Methods, Coastal Plant Field Identification, Technical Writing, Core AnalysisBachelors of Science - Marine Biology