Dr. Roger L. Scholl, Ph.D. was recruited by the founders of AAI from the faculty at the University of Nevada, Reno, after performing some years of environmental analytical work for the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection, in addition to teaching and research.
On a daily basis you can catch Roger reviewing and signing most final analytical reports to clients, strategic planning in conjunction with AAI’s Lab Manager, QA Officer and other staff members plus AAI’s Board of Directors, frequent troubleshooting of issues with clients, analyses, procedures and analytical instruments – with a special emphasis on GCMS analyses and instrumentation, plus mentoring AAI staff members.
One of Dr. Scholl’s proudest professional accomplishments was obtaining the contract, and executing years of performing the unique, complicated analytical work for Unocal and their oil shale mining and oil production facility in western Colorado. Decades of analyses for chlorinated solvents used at the Nevada Field Lab north of Reno run by the Rocketdyne division of North American Rockwell in the 1960’s to develop the rocket engines for the Gemini and Apollo spacecraft, including the moon landing and space shuttle. Many years of carrying out the environmental analytical work for Kinder Morgan’s pipelines and tank farms in Washington, Oregon, California and Nevada.
When he’s not in the lab Roger likes reading, world travel, photography, fly fishing, hiking, backpacking, camping, kayaking, mountain and road biking, public lands protection, family dogs, gardening along with large scale composting, and playing classical plus Hawaiian slack key guitar. With his wonderful wife and partner Marlyn, spending regular time with their close family of 4 children, all living in Reno + 2 adult grandchildren 25 and 23-years old and a new 11 month-old grandson, fortunately all also in Reno.