ADMINISTRATION

MATT MELTON

General Manager

Team Member Since 2013

Matt serves as Chadux’s Chief Executive and has overall responsibility for all operational, administrative, and compliance activities. He is a lifelong Alaskan with 20 years experience in the environmental services and oil & gas industries. Matt holds a BA in Environmental Studies and a Masters in Organizational Management, both from New England College.

Maura shea

Business/Finance Manager

Team Member Since 2013

Maura manages all finance, human resources, and risk management activities for Chadux. She holds a BBA in Transportation from the University of Texas at Austin, a BS in Earth Science and a Master of Business Administration, both from Morehead State University.  Maura is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Internal Auditor.

Jaime Schauff

Office Coordinator

Team Member Since 2013

Jaime serves as Chadux’s Office Coordinator and Vessel of Opportunity Coordinator where she assists with the training & administrative management of the VOO program. Prior to joining Chadux, she was active for over 10 years in the Kodiak commercial fishing industry.  Jaime holds an Associates in Radiology Technology from the University of Alaska Anchorage.

lisa marsh

Accountant

Team Member Since 2013

Lisa assists with all Chadux financial, accounting, administrative, and compliance functions. Lisa holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management from the University of Alaska Anchorage and is a Certified Payroll Professional. She is currently working on her Master of Science in Management from Texas A&M University – Commerce.

jennifer spencer

Office Assistant

Team Member Since 2015

Jennifer assists with all office administrative and bookkeeping functions including both accounts payable and receivable. Prior to joining Chadux, she worked as an office assistant in the industrial safety products field.

 

OPERATIONS

shawn decker

Operations Manager

Team Member Since 2015

Shawn manages all oil spill response readiness and recovery operations for Chadux.  Prior to joining Chadux, he served 22 years in the U.S. Coast Guard in a variety of operational afloat and pollution response positions.  He holds a Master of Public Administration & Policy from Norwich University and a BS in Criminal Justice from West Chester University of Pennsylvania.

chris burns

Preparedness Manager

Team Member Since 2003

Chris manages Chadux’s training and exercise programs, including member C-Plan reviews, and also oversees all company health and safety programs. He has over 25 years experience in the environmental services and safety industries.  Chris holds a Masters in Environmental Management from the University of San Francisco, a Master of Business Administration from the University of Alaska Anchorage, and is a Certified Environmental Trainer.

paul shuart

Preparedness technician

Team Member Since 2014

Paul assists with the coordination and planning of all Chadux training and exercise activities and is cross-trained as a spill responder.  Prior to joining Chadux, Paul served 11 years in the U.S. Army specializing in Explosive Ordnance Disposal and emergency management.  He holds an Associates in Occupational Health & Safety from the University of Alaska Anchorage.

doug schweizer

warehouse/maintenance supervisor

Team Member Since 2007

Doug oversees all required response equipment maintenance, supervises warehouse operations, and is a fully qualified spill response technician. Prior to joining Chadux, he served 26 years in the U.S. Coast Guard in a variety of engineering afloat, pollution response, and marine safety positions.

chris ellis

response technician

Team Member Since 2012

Chris is a fully qualified spill response technician and responds to pollution incidents across Chadux’s area of operations. Prior to joining Chadux, he served 7 years as a North Slope and western Alaska oil spill responder and industrial firefighter with Alaska Clean Seas and PENCO based in Deadhorse, Alaska.

dan powell

response technician

Team Member Since 2011

Dan is a fully qualified spill response technician and responds to pollution incidents across Chadux’s area of operations. Prior to joining Chadux, he served over 5 years as a wildland firefighter with the State of Alaska and oil spill responder with PENCO.  Dan holds a Bachelors of Forestry from Colorado State University.

nate vreeland

response technician

Team Member Since 2012

Nate is a fully qualified spill response technician and responds to pollution incidents across Chadux’s area of operations. Prior to joining Chadux, he served over 10 years as a wildland firefighter with the U.S. Forest Service in southeast Alaska.  He holds a Bachelors of Earth Science from Montana State University.

jerith eskilida

response technician

Team Member Since 2016

Jerith recently joined Chadux as our newest spill response technician. Prior to Chadux, he served 5 years as a North Slope oil spill responder and emergency technician for PENCO based in Deadhorse, Alaska.

cory nelson

response technician - Dutch Harbor

Team Member Since 2014

Cory is a fully qualified spill response technician and operates and maintains Chadux’s Dutch Harbor office and associated response equipment. Prior to joining Chadux, he spent over 10 years in the maritime industry in western Alaska including commercial fishing, shipping logistics, and the port authority.  He holds a Bachelors in International Business from George Fox University.