Team

Heather Hibbs

Heather HibbsHeather is a certified contractor in the state of Oregon and began working for Extreme Access in 2012. Her rope experience was gained as a Heli-Rappeller during a 6 year stint for the USFS. Heather cruised timber fought fires and performed streambed inspections. She finished her education, getting a teaching degree and a Masterís degree in Communication with a focus on public relations. Heather was also Teacher of the Year as nominated by the student body while she was a graduate student at WSU (Go Cougs!). After college, Heather entered the sales world for 8 years and eventually spent a year traveling as a motivational speaker for management teams. She focuses primarily on public relations, administrative responsibilities and sales. Heather brings her knowledge of time management, goal setting and focus to the team and leads with vision, motivation, direction and application.

Heather Hibbs

Training and Qualifications

  • MA in Communication.
  • General Contractor (State of Oregon).
  • Certified in OSHA-approved Confined Space operations.
  • Certified Heli-Rappeller, 1991.
  • Operations Qualified for pipeline inspection (61104-02, 61106-02 & 61206-02).
  • Certified C bucker and B faller with the Forest Service, 1991.
  • NHI Intro Safety Inspection of In Service Bridges, 2013 (FHWA-NHI-130101).
  • Motivational speaker to management teams across the NW, 1996-97.
  • Heather has 3 years roped access experience.


Scott Hibbs

Scott HibbsScott has been working for Extreme Access since 2007.  He has been responsible for nearly 1500 inspections since starting with the company.  He has performed as Certified Lead Bridge Inspector for most of our truss inspections and acted as project manager on most of the 2008 - 2015 jobs.   As a Professional Engineer, Scott has extensive experience with engineering analysis and design.  In his prior capacity as Engineering & Production Manager, he supervised a team of 20 engineers and fabricators, with responsibility for design review, determining priorities and deadlines required to achieve target deliveries and equipment quality.   Scott was also responsible for design, build, and installation support of large steel structures.

Training and Qualifications

  • NHI FC Inspection Techniques for Steel Bridges, ODOT 2011.
  • NHI Bridge Inspection Refresher, ITD 2010.
  • NHI Safety Inspection of In Service Bridges, 2008 HDOT.
  • Professional Engineer in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, California, Alaska and Nevada.
  • BS Mechanical Engineering, University of Idaho, 1995.
  • Certified in OSHA-approved Confined Space operations.
  • 16 years of Engineering Management and Project Management.
  • Ergonomics, Human Factors, DOE, Failure Modes & Effect Analysis.
  • Wilderness Medical 1st Responder.
  • OQ qualified for Pipeline Covered Tasks (CCT 417, SCE SCE010 and SCGPOQ185).
  • SPRAT Level 3.  Scott has 10 years of climbing experience and 7 years of roped access and roped rescue experience.


Peter Fralick

Peter FralickPeter has been working for Extreme Access since 1992.  Peter is the difficult access guru and specializes in climbing inspections and special rigging for difficult access projects.   He has participated in approximately 1600 inspections since starting with the company.  He has performed as Certified Lead Bridge Inspector for many of our difficult access timber inspections including bridge inspections, dock inspections and fire lookout tower inspections. He is also key in our difficult access steel inspections including many steel bridges, tainter gates and penstocks at hydroelectric facilities.  Peter has been performing inspections under our multi-bridge inspection contracts since 1994.

Training and Qualifications

  • NHI Bridge Inspection Refresher, ODOT 2005, ITD 2010, TXDOT 2017
  • Certified in OSHA-approved Confined Space operations.
  • NHI Fracture Critical Inspections, Oregon DOT 2001.
  • Engineering Concepts for Bridge Inspectors, Washington DOT 1998.
  • NBIS Safety Inspection of In-Service Bridges (2 weeks), Washington DOT 1992.
  • Emergency Medical Responder.
  • SPRAT Level 3.  Peter has 32 years of climbing experience and 21 years of roped access and roped rescue experience.

Mike Coleman

Mike ColemanSince joining Extreme Access in 2008, Mike has participated in various inspection and difficult access projects. Mike is the data/photo specialist and he makes sure we have covered all the bases. He has participated in hundreds of routine bridge inspections for the Idaho Transportation Department; a 13 timber-bridge crew (utilizing extensive resistance drilling) for the City of Ketchikan; numerous fracture critical bridges for the Trans Alaska Pipeline; a Horizontal Lifeline installation on the Hood River bridge; rescue standby and inspection for the Williams pipeline; and dam inspections throughout the country. Mike is familiar with PONTIS input and reporting. Prior to working for EAI, Mike worked for a rock climbing wall manufacturer installing artificial climbing walls around the country. This work included leading a crew, fabricating steel and fiberglass components, and working directly with the clients.

Training and Qualifications

  • NBIS FHWA-NHI Safety Inspection of In-Service Bridges course, 2009.
  • NBIS FHWA-NHI Fracture Critical Inspections, 2015.
  • NBIS FHWA-NHI Refresher, 2017.
  • Certified in OSHA-approved Confined Space operations.
  • Current with American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED.
  • Emergency Medical Responder.
  • OQ qualified for Pipeline Covered Tasks (CCT 417, CCT 421, SCE SCE010 and SCGPOQ185).
  • SPRAT Level 3.  Mike has 11 years of climbing experience and 9 years of roped access and roped rescue experience.


Chris Lowry

Chris LowryChris began working for Extreme Access in 2008 and joined us full time at the beginning of 2014. Chris has participated in many inspection and difficult access projects. He was a member of a confined space, cold water inspection team in Kodiak, Alaska; he assisted in the inspection of the Wanapum Dam Tainter Gates in Grant County and has performed rigging for bridge inspection work in Wheeling, WV; assisted in the Horizontal Lifeline installation on the Hood River bridge; rescue standby and inspection for the Williams pipeline; and dam maintenance on the Lower Baker River dam. Prior to working for EAI, Chris started climbing professional in 1997 working for Yosemite Search and Rescue. Since then he has guided climbing from Alaska to Nepal. Chris is particularly skilled in getting equipment and personal into difficult locations safely and in a timely manner.

Training and Qualifications

  • NBIS FHWA-NHI Safety Inspection of In-Service Bridges course, 2014.
  • Certified in OSHA-approved Confined Space operations.
  • Current with American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED.
  • Wilderness Medical 1st Responder.
  • OQ qualified for Pipeline Covered Tasks for Phillips 66.
  • SPRAT Level 3.  Chris has 20 years of climbing experience and 6 years of roped access and roped rescue experience.


Jarvis

JarvisJarvis is new to our team but has an impressive list of qualifications. Jarvis can go from 0 to 50mph (80kph) in just 5 seconds, hits a maximum speed of 58 mph has a max descent speed of 30 ft/s. A dual battery system prolongs the flight time up to 27 minutes and allows battery redundancy, while self-heating technology allows it to fly even in low temperatures. Flight autonomy provides two directions of obstacle avoidance and sensor redundancy. AI processing adds multiple intelligent flight modes giving single pilots the ability to create complex, dramatic shots. The video transmission system is capable of dual signal frequency and dual channel, streaming video from an onboard FPV camera and the main camera simultaneously, for better pilot and camera operator collaboration.

Qualifications

  • Weight 7.25 lbs including two batteries, without gimbal and camera.
  • Max Speed 58 mph.
  • Max Takeoff Weight 8.82 lbs.
  • GPS Hovering Accuracy Vertical: 1.64 feet or 0.33 feet with Downward Vision System enabled.
  • Horizontal: 4.92 feet or 0.98 feet with Downward Vision System enabled.
  • Max Angular Velocity Pitch: 300 degrees/s.
  • Max Tilt Angle P-mode: 35 degrees, A-mode: 35 degrees, S-mode: 40degrees.
  • Max Ascent Speed P-mode/A-mode: 16.4 ft/s, S-mode: 19.7 ft/s.
  • Max Descent Speed Vertical: 13.1 ft/s.
  • Max Takeoff Altitude 8,200 ft.
  • Max Wind Speed Resistance 22 mph.
  • Max Flight Time 27 minutes.
  • Operating Temperature -4 deg to 104 deg F.
  • Diagonal Dimension (propeller excluded) 23.8 inch.


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