SpaffordI participated in the Bioreactor Landfill Demonstration Research Project from April 2000 through April 2002, completing work related to the performance evaluation of pressure transducers in measuring the liquid head imparted on differing landfill liner systems.  I worked for Dr. Debra Reinhart at the University of Central Florida and was also mentored by Dr. Phil McCreanor throughout my graduate degree program (thanks to Dr. Manoj Chopra who was a member of my Master's committee as well).  I cannot express how grateful I am to each one of them, including the Hinkley Center (funding the research), for allowing me to participate in this demonstration project and furthering my career and professional knowledge.  I can say with 100% certainty that I would not be where I am at today in my career, without their assistance, encouragement, and support throughout my undergraduate and graduate programs (thanks to John Schert with the Hinkley Center as well).

What I am doing now:
I am currently a Senior Engineering Project Manager for the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, Division of Environmental Health and Engineering, located in Anchorage, Alaska.  I am responsible for the planning and implementation of design and construction projects for sanitation facilities, for 10 Alaska Native and American Indian communities throughout the state of Alaska.  I have worked in Alaska for 5 plus years since graduating from the University of Central Florida in 2002, with stints at GeoSyntec Consultants and the City of St. Cloud, FL, Utilities Department, both in Florida, since then as well.  My interests at this time include spending time with my son Jasper Hendrix and family, as well as playing guitar in several different bands across the country (as time allows of course).

Mark Spafford, P.E.
Sr. Engineering Project Manager

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