Staff

Founders

Elizabeth “Lisa” Jones-Stohosky

Elizabeth “Lisa” Jones-Stohosky

Laboratory Director

B.S. in Geology, San Diego State University, Department of Geological Sciences;
MBA, 2018, Willamette University

  • AHERA Accredited
  • NIOSH 582 Trained
  • Various other industry training and certifications

Lisa started in the industrial hygiene and environmental industry in 1992 as an asbestos microscopist and began performing building inspections for asbestos, lead paint, and other hazards in 1994.

“This career has been an amazing experience, traveling for work to perform inspections both locally and abroad to locations such as Hawaii and Germany. My real love however is being in the laboratory and assisting our wonderful clients.

Just when you think you’ve seen all the asbestos-containing materials that could possibly exist, a client comes in with something new.”

Francis Stohosky

Francis Stohosky

Industrial Hygiene Services Director

Department of Geology, Portland State University, 1986

Francis began his career in Industrial Hygiene in the late 1980’s and brings decades of industry experience to JSE Labs. He has been an AHERA-accredited inspector all this time and holds many other certifications, too numerous to mention.

Specializing in industrial, institutional, and large commercial projects, Francis has worked in 25 US States, five foreign countries and Puerto Rico providing consulting services.  He brings this experience to every client whether a small school or multi-million dollar military contractor. When not at work, he is an avid sportsman and enjoys spending time at the ranch.

Field Department

Denis Dooley

Denis Dooley

Industrial Hygiene Supervisor/Certified Industrial Hygienist

Denis became interested in science in 2nd grade when he learned how to make new plants from cuttings from a school library book. After graduation, he worked as a park naturalist in Ohio then switched to the environmental industry before moving to Oregon 1996. Denis has continued to add to his professional repertoire and passed the Certified Industrial Hygienist Exam in 2018. He and his wife Christie live on a 5-acre hobby farm with a plethora of furry and feathered friends. In his spare time, Denis breeds and exhibits chickens, ducks, camellias and is a certified judge with the American Camellia Society. On long NW winter evenings, he enjoys reading historical biographies and science fiction.

Chase Eckersell

Chase Eckersell

Industrial Hygienist

B.S. in Biology, Eastern Washington University, 2008

Since working for JSE, Chase has become an AHERA-accredited asbestos inspector and NIOSH 582 certificate holder.

“Born and raised in Idaho Falls,I moved to Portland in 2014.  When not working, I am an avid home brewer and enjoy playing soccer, backpacking in the beautiful outdoors, and road-tripping across the Pacific Northwest and beyond.”

Matthew Gendron

Matthew Gendron

Industrial Hygienist

B.S. in Civil Engineering, Portland State University, 2010
Peace Corps Volunteer, Sierra Leone 2011-2013

Since working for JSE, Matt has become an AHERA-accredited asbestos inspector and NIOSH 582 certificate holder.

“I have a passion for the outdoors and when not at work, spend as much time there as possible.  I enjoy white-water kayaking and am an avid photographer.”

Laboratory Department

Erik Shafer

Erik Shafer

Laboratory Manager

M.S. in Geology, Portland State University, 2017

Erik Shafer graduated from PSU where he studied rhyolitic magma genesis, evolution, and eruptive processes of the Devine Canyon Tuff of eastern Oregon. In addition to serving as the PLM Manager at JSE Labs, Inc., he also works as an instructor at his alma mater teaching introductory geology courses. Erik plans to continue to expand his geologic, technical, and professional skills and advance his career as a geologist. His hobbies include reading, playing guitar, hiking, and camping.

Darlene Conrad

Darlene Conrad

Senior Laboratory Analyst

“My daily work performance at JSE Labs is driven by a shared success with an outstanding team.”  Darlene studied geology at both Southern Illinois University, Carbondale and locally at Portland State University. She has over fifteen years of geologic experience and is at home in the field with a map or in the lab with a microscope.  She is almost always collecting, consulting, inspecting, and analyzing something. Darlene is a veteran of the United States Air Force having served during Desert Shield and Desert Storm as an avionics/electrical journeyman and avionics technical training instructor specializing in gyroscopes, autopilot and navigation systems. Her proudest moments occur however while being a mom to 3 kids and 2 cats. She lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband, Kendall, and enjoys camping, reading, and collecting both sands from beaches around the world as well as pinning insects.
Lucinda Vranizan

Lucinda Vranizan

Senior Laboratory Analyst

Portland State University Department of Geology Bachelor of Science Candidate, 2019

Lucinda started working for JSE in the spring of 2014, bringing a love for geology and six years of microscope experience with her. During her tenure, Lucinda has been inspired and encouraged to continue pursuing her education. She completed an Associates of Science from PCC in March of 2017 and now attends PSU, where she is working toward a Bachelor of Science in Geology.

“I fell in love with science, exploration and nature as a child. As an adult I’ve been lucky to pursue that love of geo-science both professionally and personally. When not at JSE, I find myself taking every opportunity to appreciate the beautiful Pacific Northwest by hiking or camping. My other pastimes include reading, gardening and archery, where I try to encompass friends and family as often as possible.”

Alicia Hubbard

Alicia Hubbard

Laboratory Analyst

B.S. in Earth Sciences, Western Oregon University, 2017

“Growing up in the Pacific Northwest led to my appreciation of the environment at a very young age. I enjoy spending my free time outside whenever possible; my favorite activities include hiking, camping, kayaking, or simply going on a walk with my dog. My love for the outdoors led me to Western Oregon University, where I received my Bachelors of Science degree in Earth Science. After graduating, I spent time working outdoors, assessing the health and well-being of streams in Salem, Oregon. My experience working outside led to my passion for environmental protection, which ultimately resulted in my transition to hazardous material analysis at JSE Labs. I’m very glad I made the transition, because I love being a Laboratory Analyst for JSE Labs!”

Christopher Maldonado

Christopher Maldonado

Laboratory Analyst

B.S in Geology, Lamar University of Beaumont, Texas, 2015

Christopher worked alongside a professor for three years as an undergraduate researcher where he conducted field work and assisted with subsidence research of southeast Texas. He presented his findings at the Geological Society of America South Central Meeting in Austin, Texas in the Spring of 2013 and acquired a small publication. Although skilled in components of geodesy and surveying, Christopher has made a smooth transition into Laboratory Analysis.  Christopher is also an artist. He created and curated a gallery in Texas, paints and makes zines inspired by topographic maps, stratigraphy, crystallography and paleontology. He is creative, astute, reliable and has a genuine passion for natural processes.

Zoe Dilles

Zoe Dilles

Laboratory Analyst

B.A in Geology, Scripps College, Claremont, California, Pomona College Geology Department

“As an undergraduate, I conducted a yearlong capstone research project on the timing of deep crustal deformation within the East Humboldt Range-Ruby Mountains metamorphic core complex of northeastern Nevada through the Keck Geology Consortium. As a born and raised Oregonian, working at JSE labs affords me an excellent way to contribute to environmental health hazard mitigation in the region I know and love while furthering my interest in geologic materials and their diverse uses.”

Business Administration

Eugenie Job

Eugenie Job

Office Manager

Eugenie has over a decade of experience managing administrative functions for small firms.  Her ability to efficiently run operations and supervise staff, combined with her knowledge of business office systems and logistics, makes her a pillar of our team.

“I find working for JSE Labs to be quite gratifying. At the end of the day it feels good to know that I am contributing to something positive for society.”

Addie Johnson

Addie Johnson

Administration Assistant

Associate’s Degree, Mt. Hood Community College

Addie’s strength at JSE is certainly client service.  She is always smiling and exudes a friendly, helpful disposition.

“I am a busy mom of two. My daughter is an active soccer player and my son loves MMA. We enjoy lazy days when we get them. On days I’m not at work you can find me in the yard, antiquing or enjoying good food. JSE Labs was a perfect fit for my family and I have enjoyed working in a small lab environment. I have learned much about the industry and enjoy working with the clients and my coworkers.”

Marissa Orta

Marissa Orta

Administration Assistant

Marissa comes to JSE from the aesthetics industry where she developed an excellent client service background.  She is always eager to help in JSE’s busy business administration office.

“As a working mom with three toddler boys (including twins!), I enjoy family time whenever possible, no matter if we are relaxing at home or venturing out with the kids to play along the beautiful Oregon coast.”