misty ayers, Author at TerraGraphics Environmental Engineering

November 1, 2019

TerraGraphics Employees Spotlight
– Dan Mineeer of Calling All Aliens

 

Calling All Aliens Band
Dan Minteer (left) with Calling All Aliens

You may know Dan Minteer as a Mechanical Engineer at TerraGraphics. You may not know that he has recorded and produced an album Calling All Aliens and plays gigs on the weekends. He’s played at Adam West Day in Walla Walla for the past three years. Two of his songs, Adam West Blues, and 60’s Star, are the official theme songs of Adam West Day. The September event celebrates Adam West, the Walla Walla, WA born actor who played Bruce Wayne for three seasons in the iconic 1960s tv series Batman.
Dan was drawn to music as a kid and he grew up watching the show. It made a big enough impression that he wrote the song Batman at age 18. He describes his music as rock and blues with lots of guitar jams. He found influence in guitarists with a unique sound like Joe Walsh of the Eagles and Jimi Hendrix.
Dan self-produced his album with the help of his friends, wife and daughter. He built the album song by song, writing some new songs and using some from his archives. Dan tells people that the album Calling All Aliens contains his best lyrics and guitar work. There is also a video version of the album, with narration by a guy from the UK, revealing the alien tale of woe and tying all the quirky songs together. All in all, the album and videos took a year to finish. His daughter created the cover art and he produced the music himself, recording on a laptop. You can purchase digital downloads or stream from your favorite service. You can view the videos on YouTube, and find him on the web at minteer.live.

Calling All Aliens album cover
Calling All Aliens on CD

October 8, 2019

In August 2019, TerraGraphics supported the Katy Straalsund Memorial Foundation by participating in their 3rd annual “Let’s Kick Domestic Violence” kickball tournament.  The Katy Straalsund Memorial Foundation (KSMF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness and the prevention of relationship violence.  With TerraGraphics support, KSMF raised the funds necessary for the establishment of the Katy Straalsund Endowed Memorial Scholarship at the University of Washington.  This scholarship will be provided to an undergraduate student within the college of speech and hearing sciences, Katy’s own department and among the services she would have needed had Katy survived.

TerraGraphics has participated every year since the tournament’s inception and we look forward to continuing to do so in the future.  It truly is a great time for all while supporting the “love over violence” cause the foundation promotes.

TerraGraphics Kickball Team photo
The 2019 TerraGraphics “Let’s Kick Domestic Violence” kickball tournament team
The TerraGraphics "Let's Kick Domestic Violence" kickball team
With TerraGraphics support, KSMF raised the funds to establishment the Katy Straalsund Endowed Memorial Scholarship at the University of Washington.

October 8, 2019

TerraGraphics was privileged to sponsor the recent Hanford’s 75th Anniversary Celebration.  In celebration of the 75th anniversary of Hanford, several local businesses and community organizations gathered forces to host a series of events aimed to reflect upon and pay tribute to those who supported Manhattan Project and changed the course of history. See the full article here.

 


April 30, 2019

In demonstrating our commitment to our Vision, TG has implemented a TerraGraphics College Scholarship Program to encourage and emphasize college education and community involvement. Supporting students in their education is important to TG. We’re committed to helping educate, inspire, and develop tomorrow’s leaders.  For more information on the program attributes and application process, please see the attached application packet.  For questions, please contact Beth Mata at beth.mata@terragraphics.com.

Download the TerraGraphics Scholarship Application Packet here.


April 30, 2019

Quality Assurance Manager Heath Low

 

TerraGraphics Environmental Engineering, Inc. (TerraGraphics) Quality Assurance (QA) Program continues to implement Nuclear Quality Assurance (NQA-1) and broaden business opportunities by providing clients with numerous quality-related services.

The QA Team promotes continuous improvement within TerraGraphics quality assurance systems, and hopes to expand TerraGraphics opportunities by improving quality-related procedures and incorporating standards into the daily work flow.  TerraGraphics QA Team hopes to be accredited to use other reputable assessment standards, along with NQA-1, in the near future.

TerraGraphics Quality Program has been surveilled, assessed, and audited to the requirements of NQA-1 by the following companies:

  • Washington River Protection Solutions, LLC,
  • Mission Support Alliance, LLC, and
  • Veolia

For more information about TerraGraphics Quality Assurance Program, please feel free to contact Heath Low, Quality Assurance Manager, NQA-1 Lead Auditor, and CQE at 509-547-3883.