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Brian- "Making Sure It's Clean"

Brian serves on a team of specialists at the refinery's Safety, Health and Environmental department. It’s Brian’s responsibility to help monitor wastewater from the plant to make sure it's crystal clear before being returned to the bay. He’s a trained engineer, with a degree in Engineering Geology from San Diego State University, and an MBA from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.

"I like the fact that we’re so picky about water and air quality," he says. “This is the kind of place where the environment matters.” That’s partly because this is our own backyard. When Brian’s not on the job, he enjoys kayaking the waters around March Point, as well as spending time with his wife Teryl, their daughter Tianna and son Michael. 

Sandra - "A lot of work, but I can’t imagine not doing it."

Steve - "A Wrench In His Hand"

Steve - "A Wrench In His Hand"

Sometimes it’s obvious at an early age what a boy will grow up to become. Take Steve for instance. He’s a Machinist for the refinery, a man who helps keep acres of complex equipment running in top form.  

"I was always the kind of kid who was curious about how things worked," he says. "Now I get to work on machinery, and get paid, besides. It’s a great job for a nuts-and- bolts guy like me." Steve can’t seem to put down the wrench when he goes home, either. In his spare time he fiddles with an antique tractor and a race car. He even won a main event the first year he raced! (The car, not the tractor.)

Becky - "Teamwork makes it all worthwhile."

Becky - "Teamwork makes it all worthwhile."

A glance at the ribbons, photographs and posters covering Becky's office wall tells you she has the competitive spirit of a successful athlete. Take a closer look, and you see evidence of what is in her heart a passion for contributing to the lives of her friends and neighbors. Becky is a member of the Information Technology Department at Shell's Puget Sound Refinery.

Among her favorite pastimes outside of work is participation in the annual Multiple Sclerosis (MS) 150. The MS 150 is a 150-mile bicycle ride established to raise money for MS research. "Many people with MS participate as support staff in the event," said Becky. "Working with them and experiencing the support they give makes it all worthwhile."