Officer Elections

2018 Executive Committee Officer Elections

Voting is available October 23, 2017 through November 30, 2017


How to Vote:

Please remember that there is only 1 vote per member – multiple votes will be thrown out.

Mail:  P.O. Box 181701, Denver, CO 80219

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Candidates For 2018 Executive Committee:


Kelsey Kidd
Professional Experience:
Field Geologist then as a Geophysical Analyst processing seismic data. With a background in Geology and Geophysics
Bachelors of Science in Geology – Western Kentucky University.
Professional Affiliations:
DGS, RMAG, SEG, EPIC and WENBecoming a board member for DGS is one of Kelsey’s goals. She believes that she would be a perfect fit for Secretary of the DGS from her experience coordinating meetings with clients, record keeping and passion for the industry.
Romina Portas
Professional Experience:
Aspect Energy, ConocoPhillips and Total E&P in a broad range of exploration and development geological plays, both onshore and offshore. She currently holds a position of Senior Geoscientist with Aspect Energy in Denver.
Bachelors of Science in Geophysical Engineering – Simon Bolivar University in Caracas, Venezuela
Master’s of Science in Geology – University of Oklahoma.
Professional Affiliations:
DGS, AAPG, SEGI have always enjoyed being involved with geoscience organizations, not only as a member, but as a volunteer. All throughout college, I was an officer of AAPG and SEG student chapters. The educational benefits and the community feeling are invaluable. After I graduated and became a professional, I wanted to continue to collaborate with these organizations that give us so much, I was the regional coordinator for AAPG’s Imperial Barrel Award program for the Latin American region for 6 years, building the program from scratch in that region. I have also been closely involved with AAPG’s Young Professionals.To become an officer of DSG would give me the opportunity to support Denver’s geophysical community and to help provide relevant educational and technological opportunities to all the members as well as social events.


Matt Romero
Professional Experience:
Seismic Exchange 2016 to current
Summit Geophysical (2013-2016)
Echo Geophysical (2008-2013)
Bachelor of Science in Finance – University of Colorado @ Boulder
Professional Affiliations:
DGS, RMAG, PBGS, PCSHaving previously volunteered for several of the golf tournaments and a few other DGS activities, I have seen first-hand the impact that the DGS has on the geophysical community.  As a result, I would like to be more involved in the DGS and would appreciate your consideration for Treasurer.


Cam Coleman
Professional Experience:
Fracture ID (2017 – Present)
Parsons Corporation, Federal Environmental Services (2016)
Baker Hughes, Reservoir Development Services (2014-2015)
MS Geophysics, Colorado School of Mines, 2014
BS Geophysics, Colorado School of Mines, 2012
Professional Affiliations:
DGS, SEG, DWLS, ASEGThroughout my time as a student and young professional, I have sought out opportunities to participate in and volunteer at DGS events. The sense of community and the numerous professional resources provided by the society have given me a solid foundation on which I have built my geophysical education and career. While a student at Colorado School of Mines, my position involved coordinating outreach programs and chairing social events, which allowed me the opportunity to gain invaluable public relations and fundraising experience. Working at Baker Hughes provided me ample opportunities to improve and polish my borehole geophysical knowledge and skills I first learned at Colorado School of Mines.

My combined years of experience as a scientist and an outreach coordinator have helped me develop skills which I hope to apply in service of the DGS community. Thank you for considering me for the role of DGS Editor. 

Vice President

Jamey Turner

Professional Experience:
2012- July 2017: Jamey held a Sr. and Associate Geoscientist position with Fugro Consultants based out of Golden, CO. He worked on several large power and O&G consulting projects including 2D/3D imaging of the Irish Hills, California for the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant geohazard assessment, the BP Mad Dog development in the Gulf of Mexico, BP Caspian Sea development, BP Trinidad Serrette Platform, 2D/3D imaging in Nikiski, AK and the Cook Inlet for the AKLNG pipeline project and seismic hazards analysis for the Cook Inlet HDD crossing, USGS research grant projects, and the Chevron El Segundo Project. In July 2017 he took a new Sr. Geologist/Geophysicist position as part of a new team bringing seismic imaging capabilities to Tetra Tech.

2003: B.S. Geosciences (Cum Laude), Auburn University
2006: M.S. Geosciences, Auburn University

Professional Affiliations:
Denver Geophysical Society
Society of Exploration Geophysicists
American Association of Petroleum Geologists
Wyoming Professional Geologist #3750
Society for Mining Engineers
Auburn University Geosciences Department Advisory Board (Founding Member)
Seismological Society of America

Goals for DGS: In support of the DGS mission, I would like to pledge my time and effort to fulfill the role of VP to promote fellowship in the Denver geophysical community, to schedule and maintain a strong series of technical talks and workshops to foster ongoing education, reach out to the community in effort to grow membership, maintain the ethical standards of the DGS and its members, and work to continue developing and promoting Denver geophysicists on behalf of the Society.

Jeff Zawila
Professional Experience:
20 years as a seismic interpreter for Arco, Phillips Petroleum, EOG Resources, and currently SM Energy.  He has worked multiple basins including the North Slope of Alaska, Anadarko Basin, Hugoton Embayment, Caspian Sea, Rocky Mountain basins of Wyoming, and Permian Basin.
Bachelors of Science in Geophysics – Missouri University of Science and Technology
Masters – University of California-Riverside
Professional Affiliations:
DGS, RMAG, SEGFormer Billings Geophysical Society (BGS) President; presented at the DGS 3D Symposium, DGS, Tulsa Geophysical Society, and Oklahoma City Geophysical SocietyFinance Chairman for the RMAG Sectional Meeting and 2016 co-chairman for the Billings YMCA Annual Campaign.