Oxidation Ditches Cleaned of 630-Tons of Sand and Grit



Two structures at the Mount Dora Wastewater Treatment Plant were overdue for cleaning, having built up a significant amount of sand and grit as well as other debris over the last 15-years.  USST crew mobilized to the site armed with the versatile Combination Truck, well-prepared to handle the multiple setups needed to complete the project.

A large oxidation ditch measuring approximately 50-feet wide by 330-feet in length was the first structure the crew tackled.  While the structure was in full operation, USST utilized the Combination Truck’s downhole pump and 49-foot extendable boom combined with the GritGone Process® to remove approximately 287-tons of sand and grit material.  Because the tank did not have to be taken offline or drained down in this case, confined space entry was not required.

USST Extended Boom at work in oxidation tank in Mount Dora; blue extended boom reaching out over full tank of water in operation.

Next, the USST crew turned to the second structure needing to be cleaned, an oxidation ditch and grit removal chamber measuring approximately 40-feet wide by 130-feet in length.  A drain down was necessary to effectively reach the material, and all work was performed via confined space entry by the USST crew. 

The Combination Truck’s powerful vacuum technology was utilized to remove approximately 343-tons of sand, grit, biosolids, and rag material.  The vacuum is powered by a blower capable of delivering nearly double the CFM of a standard vacuum truck.  This allowed the crew to remove large amounts of material and complete the job quickly. 

Mount Dora oxidation ditch post-cleaning; an emtpy concrete structure.

“Every setup of USST’s Combination Truck was utilized on this project between the two structures,” said Paul Del Favero, one of USST’s seasoned Field Supervisors.  “Having the ability to switch between downhole pumping and vacuum modes depending on the situation allows us to always be prepared for what we find on a project.”

In total, approximately 630-tons were removed from the two Mount Dora structures and were disposed of offsite, restoring capacity to the treatment plant.

The city was also able to take advantage of Florida’s Sand and Grit Grant Program, which makes it possible for communities to address the ongoing issues of sand and grit accumulation in wastewater treatment facilities by reimbursing 50-100% of restoration costs.  If you are a publicly-owned, Florida municipality with an average daily flow of 3MGD or less, you may be eligible for state grant assistance.  Call (844) 765-7866 or email our knowledgeable representative, Michelle Roberts at mroberts@ussubmergent.com to get details about Florida’s Sand and Grit Grant Program.


Need a structure cleaned quickly or have a facility that must remain online?  USST is well-equipped to perform sand and grit removal from both wet or dry conditions, while in operation, and can do so at a higher production rate than most vacuum trucks.  Give one of our representatives a call for a free site assessment at (844) 765-7866 or contact us to learn more.

Capacity Restored to Blocked 60-Inch Stormwater Pipe



U.S. Submergent Technologies (USST) recently performed sand and grit removal services for Miami-Dade’s Department of Transportation and Public Works on a 110-foot section of 60-inch surcharged stormwater pipe which was experiencing reduced capacity due to a buildup of sand.

Aaron Hood, one of USST’s veteran Field Supervisors, lead the USST crew through the Miami-Dade project from start to finish, beginning with a pre-cleaning inspection, the removal of sand, and wrapping up with a post-cleaning inspection to confirm the work performed. 

To prepare for the cleaning, an inspection was performed using USST’s pipe profiling sonar unit on their combined Sonar/CCTV truck with PACP Certified operator to give the crew visibility to conditions inside 60-inch pipe.  USST’s underwater sonar image provides a preview of sediment build up, visibility to sections of pipe that may be in need of maintenance, and better prepares the crew for the project ahead.

“The inspection was performed through an access point in the right of way requiring a Maintenance of Traffic permit, said Aaron.  “One lane of traffic was closed in order to access the upstream manhole.”

USST’s unique Combination Truck with extended boom, downhole pump, and jetter were utilized to travel the 110-foot length of pipe.  The crew accessed the pipe from the outfall in the Miami River and cleaned towards the upstream manhole, removing sand while under surcharged conditions.  Water from inside the pipe was used during the process and no outside water source or drain down was needed to complete the project.

A post-cleaning inspection was also completed by USST to confirm all material had been removed.

“Almost 32-tons of sand were removed from the surcharged stormwater pipe,” said Aaron, “restoring approximately 30% of its capacity and without having to drain it down or resort to confined space entry.” 

The Miami-Dade project was completely quickly, safely, and on schedule. 

Wondering what’s in your pipe or tank?  USST can deliver live inspection feeds providing comprehensive reports and video for both pre- and post- cleaning inspections.  Performing these inspections allow USST to deliver a more tailored solution and generates a quicker outcome due to having a clear understanding of the problem to solve.

Give one of our representatives a call to schedule an inspection to get visibility to an issue your facility may be facing or to learn more about USST’s specialties in hard-to-reach environments both in surcharged or submerged conditions.  Call (844) 765-7866 or email us at info@ussubmergent.com.

Check out our video to learn more about the Combination Truck and GritGone Process®.

Splitter Box Cleaned While in Operation


A Central Florida utility was experiencing reduced capacity in a splitter box due to a significant buildup of sand and grit. 

Wastewater treatment facilities typically employ a splitter box to separate influent flow to various structures such as aeration basins or clarifiers.  This Central Florida splitter box had a visible level of sand above the water line that needed to be cleaned, and the structure measured approximately 40-feet by 25-feet.  The utility was also unable to divert flow or take the structure offline, adding another level of complexity to the project.

Buildup of sand in splitter box

USST crew mobilized to the site, bringing with them a powerhouse of equipment, the Combination Truck, outfitted with extended boom, downhole pump, and jetter.  While the splitter box was in full operation, USST utilized the GritGone Process® to remove 22-cubic yards of sand and grit.  Because the box did not have to be taken offline or drained down, risky confined space entry was not necessary.

“Cleaning in submerged conditions while in operation is our specialty,” said Denver Stutler, Jr., USST CEO.  “Not having to drain down structures and keep our crew out of confined space allows us to solve problems that may not have been previously solvable.”

Splitter box in operation.

Cleaning structures while they remain online can also save a client valuable time and resources in order to remove material.  USST’s equipment performs best in submerged and surcharged conditions, and structure height or depth is almost never an issue for the Combination Truck.

Have a structure that needs attention?  Call one of our knowledgeable representatives for a free quote or to ask any questions by calling (844) 765-7866 or contact us here.

Camaraderie & Team Spirit Takeover the FWRC


JEA's team, Fecal Matters lined up on the Ops Challenge awards ceremony stage; 5 team members in a row, holding shiny blue hardhats in front with their logo onthe front, "JEA."

If you were to speak to any member of the six teams competing in this year’s Ops Challenge at the 2019 Florida Water Resources Conference, chances are you’d hear them say how thankful they are to be a part of the challenge and the great camaraderie the event fosters.  With two newcomers and a few veteran teams participating in the event’s 27th year, there was plenty of competitive spirit to go around, and we’ve got the 2019 Ops Challenge results.

Known as the “Olympics of the Wastewater Industry,” the Ops Challenge follows teams of four as they compete in a series of events, including Process Control, Laboratory, Maintenance, Collections, and Safety in an effort to secure a spot at the national competition at WEFTEC. All five events are representative of the skillset an Operator should have.  Participating in the event also requires coming up with a clever group name.  Returning teams included Positive Influents from Destin, St. Petersburg’s Dirty Birds, JEA Utilities’ Fecal Matters, the Orange County Outlaws, as well as newcomers Sludge Soldiers from Tallahassee, and Polk County’s Biowizards.

Tallahassee's Sludge Soldiers performing the Ops Challenge Collections event; 4 team members in black shirts and black hardhats bent over a bright green pipe.

Brad Hayes, Ops Challenge Director for eight years and member of the committee for 16 years, has worked alongside Chris Fasnacht, longest sitting Chair of the Ops Challenge committee for the past 13 years, to develop the Florida Regional Ops Challenge into the respected event that it is today. 

“When I first got involved 16 years ago, Florida wasn’t very well established,” said Hayes.  “There were only two teams back then and no sponsors.  We’ve gathered more participation as well as sponsorship support, because that’s what sends these guys to Nationals.”

With Ops Challenge event numbers down overall across the country due to a variety of reasons including a retiring workforce, high maintenance demands in local service areas, and other concerns, Florida is one of the few areas that hasn’t seen a decline in participation.

“The challenges were held at the back of the hall when I first started, and we’ve successfully worked to make it the central event of the conference,” reflected Fasnacht.  “I think it’s a great development tool for employees and for guys to get exposure. Management and directors are well represented at this conference and this is a chance for the guys to come out and meet other people and groups and to showcase their skill.”

JEA's Fecal Matters team during the Ops Challenge Maintenance event challenge; 3 team members in blue shirts and shiny blue matching hardhats moving a large contraption.

JEA Utilities’ team, Fecal Matters, returned for their 5th competition, hoping to make it to Nationals for the third year in a row, having made it to Nationals in both 2017 and 2018.  Mike Fowler, Utilities Pipe Fitter Crew Leader for JEA and Fecal Matters coach, co-founded JEA’s original team in 2014.

“Our first year was terrible, but we won the team spirit award,” reminisced Fowler.  “It’s good to see how we have evolved.  I love [the Challenge] because of the way we can showcase what we do out in the field.”

Jason Jolly, JEA’s team captain for the second year in a row, commented on how he appreciates being able to have the opportunity to make friends with utilities from new places. 

“We help each other out and still complete against each other,” said Jolly.  “It’s a lot of fun.”

Robby Addy, JEA team member for the past two years, enjoys the competitiveness and the camaraderie.

“It’s nice to get out of the field, meet a lot of new people and contacts, and you learn a lot about the business,” said Addy.

JEA performed well in all five events, coming in second with a score of 436.07 in this year’s Challenge.

Destin's team Positive Influents during the Ops Challenge Safety event; 3 team members in gray shirts and blue hardhats getting ready to begin with 4th team member looking on from the right side.

Team Positive Influents from Destin Water Users, Inc. (DWU) is one of the smallest and only private organization competing in their third Ops Challenge, representing a total of 65 employees.  Lead by Logan Law, Destin’s Wastewater Operations Specialist, the team’s goal was to come in first in this year’s Challenge after narrowly missing Nationals in 2018 by coming in third in last year’s regional competition.

“This is an awesome event with a good group of people, great for networking,” said Logan.  “We’re competing against bigger cities with bigger resources, and sometimes we have to use our imagination when training.”

After coming in first in both the Process Control and Laboratory events, Destin’s Positive Influents met their 2019 goal and took first place overall in this year’s Challenge. 

Polk County's Biowizards getting 5th place trophy at the Ops Challenge awards ceremony; 5 team members in matching blue shits lined up on stage.

Polk County newcomers, the Biowizards, participated for the first time this year, and trained with the Orange County Outlaws to prepare for the events.

“Our guys worked really hard over the last few weeks,” said Biowizards coach, Chuck Nichols. “If it hadn’t been for Orange County, we wouldn’t have been competitive, we would have just been learning.”

Polk County came in fifth place after performing well in both the Maintenance and Safety categories.

Team Positive Influents from Destin at the Ops Challenge awards ceremony posing with 1st place trophy; 5 team members in matching gray shirts lined up on stage.

Orange County Outlaws took third, while St. Petersburg’s Dirty Birds took fourth.  Polk County’s Biowizards and Tallahassee’s Sludge Soldiers took fifth and sixth, respectively.  JEA will continue on to their third Nationals Challenge while Destin attends Nationals for the first time, both teams representing Florida at WEFTEC in Chicago this September.

2019 Ops Challenge final scores; whiteboard with 6 team names and their scores in each event.


USST at FWRC, Tampa, FL

5 USST team members in company booth at the Florida Water Resources Conference in Tampa, Florida.

Last week, USST exhibited for the 6th year in a row at this year’s 2019 Florida Water Resources Conference.  Our team had the opportunity to meet and greet with customers from both public and private facilities and we enjoyed speaking with everyone who stopped by the booth.

The highlight of the conference is the Florida Regional Ops Challenge, where six teams compete for two spots to showcase their talents in the national challenge this September in Chicago at WEFTEC.   You can read about how each team performed and who is advancing to Nationals in our blog post here.

If you missed us at FWRC, you can catch us at the next event.  Keep an eye on our Conferences page which we’ll update as new events are scheduled, or simply give us a call to make an appointment at any time at (844) 765-7688.

1,575-Tons Removed from Oxidation Ditch


Aerial view of oxidation ditch before cleaning.  A concrete structure filled with green vegetation and sludge.

An oxidation ditch at the Westside Regional Water Reclamation Facility (WRF) in Daytona Beach, Florida was due for cleaning as part of a larger rehabilitation plan, having built up a significant amount of sand, grit, and vegetation.  Measuring approximately 550-feet long by 120-feet wide with walls 20-feet in height, USST mobilized to the site prepared to perform sand and grit removal services.  The crew completed the job in record time, well-ahead of schedule, motivated, perhaps, by being in the speed capital of the state.

“U.S. Submergent [Technologies] completed their work ahead of schedule and with no disruption to the existing plant operations or other construction activities onsite.”

– Joe DeHart, Project Manager, PC Construction

Paul Del Favero, one of USST’s seasoned Field Supervisors, arrived with a team ready to remove the large quantities of sand, grit, and vegetation material from the oxidation ditch.  A drain down was necessary to effectively reach the material, and all work was performed via confined space entry by the USST crew.  

“We follow all safety precautions when performing confined space entry work,” said Paul.  “It’s important to get it right the first time.”  With 80(+) hours of safety compliance and on-the-job training completed by each team member, the USST crew has daily meetings to review the day’s upcoming work and to ensure all required PPE and safety equipment are in use.

USST’s Combination truck was utilized on the jobsite and employs a vacuum powered by a blower capable of delivering nearly double the CFM of a standard vacuum truck.  This allows the crew to remove large amounts of dry material and complete the job quickly. 

“It’s not your average vac truck,” said Denver Stutler, Jr., USST’s CEO. “Like a well-precisioned pit crew, the capabilities of our Combination truck and the intense training our guys complete enable our team to run at a high production rate.”

Approximately 1,575 total tons of material were removed from the oxidation ditch well ahead of the projected schedule, restoring capacity to the structure. 

“I’m very proud of the accomplishments of the entire crew and their performance in Daytona,” said Paul Del Favero.  “Everyone pitched in, worked safely, and got the job done in record time for the client.”

USST partnered with the PC Construction Company on the Daytona project.  Joe DeHart, Project Manager for PC Construction, has been in the industry for 18 years and with PC Construction for three.

“U.S. Submergent [Technologies] exceeded our expectations with their work on this project,” said Joe.  “They worked very quickly to complete the work, but more importantly, they worked safely.  U.S. Submergent [Technologies] completed their work ahead of schedule and with no disruption to the existing plant operations or other construction activities onsite.”  


Need a structure cleaned quickly or have a facility that must remain online?  The many capabilities of the USST crew and equipment are well-equipped to remove sand, grit and other material from both wet or dry conditions, while in operation, and can do so at a higher production rate than most vac trucks.  Give one of our representatives a call for a free site assessment at (844) 765-7866 or email info@ussubmergent.com to learn more.

90-Tons Removed from Aeration Basin


An aeration basin at a Southeast Florida Water Reclamation Facility was experiencing reduced capacity and due for maintenance.  Measuring 206-feet in length and divided into eight 24-foot by 24-foot cells, the cleaning of the tank was part of a rehabilitation plan to repair and replace key components of the structure.


U.S. Submergent Technologies’ (USST) Field Supervisor, Paul Del Favero, arrived with a team to the site prepared to perform rag and grit removal services.  In order to effectively remove the large quantities of sand, grit and rag material from the aeration basin, a drain down was necessary.  Once the tank was drained, the USST crew came in and vacuumed up the material and performed manual rag removal from the fine bubble diffusers.

“Our Combination truck sports a vacuum powered by a blower capable of delivering nearly double the CFM of a standard vacuum truck,” Denver Stutler, USST’s CEO, said, “allowing us to remove large amounts of dry material and complete the job quickly.  It’s not your typical vac truck.”

Square cement tank with most of the murky green liquid and materiel removed. Partial material remaining on bottom in and in-between fine bubble diffusers.

Applying their confined space entry training and expertise, the USST crew removed more than 90-tons of total material from the aeration basin and disposed of the material offsite.  Workers were then able to access, repair, and replace components on the bottom of the cleaned structure.

“I knew our reliable equipment and exceptional crew would be able to get the job done quickly and on schedule,” said Paul. 

Square cement tank empty of all material, with fine bubble diffusers visible on the bottom.

Specializing in hard-to-reach environments in wet or dry conditions, USST can build a plan to safely and efficiently remove material from tanks, pipes, lift stations, and more.  Check out our video to learn more about the Combination technology and the GritGone Process® and give one of our representatives a call for a free site assessment at (844) 765-7866.

Not Just a Vac Truck: A Multifaceted Approach to Cleaning with One Piece of Equipment


Barefoot Bay Advanced Wastewater Treatment Facility (AWWTF) was experiencing reduced plant capacity and due for maintenance on multiple structures as part of its rehabilitation plan for the facility.  Sand, grit, rags, and sludge had accumulated in the 0.9 MGD facility’s equalization tank as well as a 93-feet diameter multi-service tank.

Large white truck with extended boom arm performing grit removal in nearby tank next to large blue roll off truck.
USST’s Combination3® truck and crew performing grit removal with roll off truck at Barefoot Bay AWWTF

Having different types of structures onsite often require different methods of cleaning to get the job done. U.S. Submergent Technologies’ (USST) Combination truck is more than just a vac truck.  Sporting a vacuum, downhole pump, jetter and extendable boom on one chassis, USST’s Combination trucks have the ability to clean in wet or dry conditions using multiple setups.

Getting the Job Done in Barefoot Bay

Paul Del Favero, one of USST’s veteran Field Supervisors, arrived with a team to the Barefoot Bay site prepared to remove material from the two structures using two separate methods of removal with one, unique piece of equipment.  The crew used the Combination truck’s extended boom and downhole pump to safely and efficiently remove 16-tons of sand and grit from the facility’s multi-service tank which remained in full operation throughout the project. 

Due to the extended reach capabilities of the Combination truck, confined space entry was not needed to clean the multi-service tank. THis made it safer for the onsite crew and limited costs for the client.  The truck’s vacuum capabilities were then utilized to remove nearly 91-tons of material from the facility’s equalization tank. 

“Using our Combination truck and GritGone Process®, we were able to remove sand and grit from the multi-service tank while the plant remained in full operation, then switch to vacuum to clean the equalizer tank, for a total of 106-tons removed,” said Paul.  “The versatility of our equipment provides us with valuable options and our exceptional crew got the job done quickly and safely.”

“When our technology helps facilities extend the life of their infrastructure safely and more efficiently, everyone wins,” said USST’s CEO, Denver Stutler, Jr.

Specializing in grit removal and restoring capacity to hard-to-reach environments in submerged conditions, USST can build a plan to safely and efficiently remove material from tanks, pipes, lift stations, and more.  Check out our video to learn more about the Combination technology and the GritGone Process®, and give one of our representatives a call for a free site assessment at (844) 765-7866.

The Government Shutdown & the Effect It Has Had on Our Environment


By now, you have most likely heard about the temporary reopening of the government after a monthlong shutdown, the longest in US history.  In case you need a refresher on what has happened beginning December 22, 2018, the Washington Post1 has a great article summarizing everything you need to know.  But just how has the government shutdown impacted our environment so far, and what happens when the short-term deal ends on February 15th?

Front shot of the US Capitol building on a clear, cloudless day, home of United States Congress.
U.S. Capitol Building, Home of United States Congress

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), a group dedicated to protecting America’s land, air, and water, is one of the major environmental agencies whose employees had been furloughed since late December.  According to the New York Times2 , inspections that EPA workers would normally have performed had been halted, including the inspections of wastewater treatment plants, chemical factories, power plants, oil refineries, and other industrial-type sites.  These inspections are meant to monitor pollution and ensure compliance.

“There are plants that discharge wastewater into streams and rivers, places that store hazardous chemicals in containers that could leak – we show up and test these places to see if they’re meeting pollution laws,” said Garth Connor, a furloughed EPA inspector in Philadelphia […].  “[There has been] nobody out there to check if they’re complying.”2

Now that the shutdown has been temporarily suspended, EPA employees may return to their jobs, but a backlog of inspections and work needing to be rescheduled most likely awaits them.  Eric Schaeffer, former EPA enforcer, reflects on the effects the shutdown from December 16, 1995 to January 6, 1996 had.

“That was one of the worst years ever at the EPA in terms of numbers and of inspections and enforcement,” Schaeffer said.  “Everything was ground to a halt, bogged down.  You can’t just restart at 100 miles per hour.  You have to reschedule everything.” 2

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is another environmental agency whose employees were furloughed, shutting down essential functions of the organization.  Newsweek3 recently reported that portions of their website were removed and not maintained.  During the shutdown, NOAA’s ability to perform primary functions such as ocean research and conservation, weather and climate observation, natural hazards alerts, water quality monitoring, species tracking, and more were affected.  It is unclear which NOAA functions will resume during the short-term reopening of the government.

Hurricane research4 is another important function of NOAA that has been on hold since late December.  Due to gaps in data tracking as a result of the shutdown, accurate forecasting models for the upcoming hurricane may be impacted.

White sign on black fence posted on front of government property reading "Because of the federal government shutdown, all national parks are closed."

Visited a national park in the last month?  You may have found that admission was free, but amenities such as campgrounds, restrooms and guard stations were closed.  Parks, historical sites, monuments, and battlefields were essentially wide open with no one left to maintain the lands, reported the Washington Post5.  The National Park Service issued a warning to use caution when entering a park or monument property.  With no one to staff and patrol these areas, visitors flocked to unattended parks leaving trash, walking off-trail, and causing potentially lasting damage to protected land and wildlife areas. 

Joshua Tree National Park Superintendent David Smith [said] that visitors [were] illegally off-roading, cutting down trees and spray-painting rocks, among other infractions. 
“Joshua trees were actually cut down to make new roads,” Smith said.5

While park employees were furloughed, volunteers stepped up across the country and donated their time to pick up trash, cleaned restrooms, donated supplies, and helped maintain the areas. 

“People are doing it because we love this place and we know how trashed it will get if we don’t,” said a volunteer helping at Joshua Tree National Park.6

Once the parks reopen, park employees will be responsible for cleaning up and repairing what remains of the mess left by visitors.

With the short-term reopening now in effect, government workers can look forward to a long-awaited paycheck that includes backpay during the shutdown.  The reopening is only scheduled to last until February 15th, 2019.  At that time, Congress will need to approve additional funds or another governement shutdown will ensue.  If another shutdown were to occur so soon, there’s no telling how much more lasting damage will affect our land, water, and wildlife.







In the USST Spotlight: Michelle Roberts

Say hello to Michelle Roberts, our dedicated Client Liaison in North Florida.   Michelle is an expert when it comes to guiding our clients though the sometimes-challenging procurement process as well as assisting local utilities navigate communications with Florida government.

Having joined the USST team almost a year ago, we have come to know Michelle for her love of genealogy and enthusiasm to always take on a challenge.  She is a rare, native Floridian and parent to two cats, Lewis and Princess (who she says definitely lives up to her name).  Read on to learn some other surprising details about our team member.

Hometown:  Wakulla County.  I was ready to see the world as soon as I turned 18.  I appreciate growing up in Wakulla and having a small-town upbringing, but I prefer the city because I like the hustle and bustle that comes along with it.

Favorite Aspect of the Job:  I came from the world of petroleum and now I’m learning the world of wastewater.  This means that I am continuously learning a lot of things, and it’s very challenging, which I enjoy.

My Friends Would Describe Me As:  Funny, loyal, and trustworthy.

Lessons/Words From _____ That I Live By:  I decided 10-15 years ago that I’ve got 24-hours every day to get it right.  The “it” is broad because there’s your job, family, and friends to consider, and 24-hours in which to be a decent human being, and I try to succeed every day.

Favorite Movie/TV Show to Watch:  The Goonies.  It was the first movie I ever got to see on a VCR (which was a big deal back in the day).  It’s the adventure every kid wanted to have.

My Autobiography Would Be Called:  “Why are we still talking about this? I have to go snuggle my cats.”

First Job:  I started babysitting at 11-years old, but my first “real” job was as a Subway sandwich artist at 18-years old.

What’s your go-to karaoke song?  I don’t do karaoke.  Ever.

Hobbies:  I am very much into researching my genealogy and family history.  I also like to draw with oil pastels, although I’m super terrible at it, but I enjoy it very much because it’s messy.

#1 Place I’d Like to Visit:  Egypt.  I have always been fascinated with everything Egyptian.

What is your favorite pizza topping?  Olives, both green and black.  There can never be enough olives on a pizza.

If you could eliminate one food so that no one would eat it ever again, what would you pick to destroy?  Peas in a can.  They are disgusting.

One Surprising Thing About Me:  I have never been able to whistle.

If you didn’t have to sleep, what would you do with the extra time and why?  I would spend all of my time working on my family genealogy.  It’s fascinating and amazing how lost you can get working on it, and then you realize it’s been 12-hours since you last ate.

If you could turn any activity into an Olympic sport, what activity would you have a good chance at winning a medal for?  Organizing.

One Song That Would Play Every Time I Entered a Room:  Goldfinger by Shirley Bassey.  I used to drive my mother crazy singing this song over and over because I knew she really hated it.

One Word That Describes My Dancing Ability:  Enthusiastic

What would be your first question after waking up from being cryogenically frozen for 100-years?  Where can I get some mac ‘n cheese?

Favorite Snack:    Olives.

The Zombie Apocalypse is coming, who are 3 people you want on your team, real or fictional?  Wonder Woman, David (a friend of mine), and my sister, Erin.