My friends joke that I eat – sleep – breathe the issue of nuclear waste. It’s one of my greatest passions. I’m excited to work with Deep Isolation to solve this problem which has yet to have had an opportunity for my generation to participate.

~ Samuel Brinton,Director of Legislative Affairs

Our Team

Management Team

Core Team

Other Experts and Consultants

Jim Voss, EurIng, FINucE, CEng, Advisor, Government Affairs

A senior nuclear engineer and President of the Terra Verde Group of Companies, Voss has managed radioactive, solid and toxic waste programs in over 20 countries and has advised governments and companies on decommissioning strategies. He served as the General Manager of the President’s State Planning Council on Radioactive Waste Management during the terms of Presidents Carter and Reagan.

Jamie Rector, Senior Geoengineer

Founded and successfully sold three borehole geophysics companies to NYSE-listed companies. Also founded Berkeley GeoImaging, which developed and currently manages oil and gas assets in the Midcontinent, Rockies, and Gulf of Mexico. Rector been a Senior Consultant to BP, Chevron, and Unocal on borehole seismic technology and is the founder of the oil and gas PE fund (Berkeley GeoImaging). He has raised over $80 million to drill boreholes for oil and gas throughout the United States.

Joe H. Payer, Corrosion and Reliability Engineer

An internationally recognized expert in corrosion mitigation, materials performance and reliability, and performance assessment. Chief Scientist Emeritus for the National Corrosion Center. Payer played a key role in the analysis of materials performance for the long-term disposal of spent nuclear fuel at Yucca Mountain and provided technical input to the DOE’s Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste. He is past president of NACE International, a Fellow of ASM International, and has received the ASTM Sam Tour Award for Distinguished Contributions to the Development and Evaluation of Corrosion Testing Methods.

Stefan Finsterle, Hydrogeologist

Founder of Finsterle GeoConsulting, he is the main developer of the key iTOUGH2 simulation-optimization framework and is the co-developer of the TOUGH suite of nonisothermal multiphase flow and transport codes used by the U.S. government and others to analyze underground flow. Finsterle has worked with nuclear waste agencies and private industry in the United States, Europe (Nagra, Switzerland; SKB, Sweden; Posiva, Finland; RWM, UK), Asia (KORAD, Korea; CNNC, China), and the United Nations (IAEA).

John Apps, Geochemist

After eight years of research into copper recovery from mine waste, Apps joined the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory where he developed a geochemistry research program for the Basalt Waste Isolation Project at the Hanford Reservation. He was a Department Head and Staff Senior Scientist of LBL’s Earth Sciences Division and conducted research programs addressing environmental and mission-oriented issues relating to nuclear and hazardous waste disposal and containment, including the Yucca Mountain Project.

Jonathon Angell, Business Development

Silicon Valley business advisor with over 20 years’ experience, from startups to Fortune 500 companies. He has executed company strategies leading to increased market share, brand dominance, return on investment, and high valuations for equity holders. Angell has worked with companies such as Hitachi, Toyota, General Motors, Phillips, Merrill Lynch, and Ubisoft.

Steve Mosher, Director for Asia/Pacific

A scientist at Berkeley Earth, Mosher has written and maintains several R-packages devoted to analyzing temperature and climate data with open source tools. He has recently transitioned to the consumer sector and specializes in bringing new technology to market.

Mike McBride, Legal Counsel

His practice is focused on litigation, arbitration, mediation, and negotiations involving transportation, energy, and environmental issues, as well as nuclear regulatory matters. McBride’s clients have included electric utilities, the American Petroleum Institute, and Edison Electric Institute.