The NJR Team

NJR is a dedicated team of experienced response professionals.

Our team consists of both full-time employees and a cadre of contracted response professionals we have engaged for many years. Our large contractor network is made up of personnel who are well respected experts in their field with whom we have direct experience and who are familiar with our standards and expectations.

Nicole Franks

Ms. Franks has over 26 years of professional experience in environmental regulatory compliance and emergency response planning, training, and exercises. She has designed and executed many large (300+ persons) and smaller focused emergency response exercises for all types of facilities and vessels around the globe. She designs tailored training courses in various aspects of emergency response including the Incident Command System, and is experienced at training different audiences from facility operators to emergency responders and company executives.

She has also developed a multitude of response plans for petroleum industry clients, including terminals, tank farms, pipelines, and tank/non-tank vessels. Twenty-five years ago, Nicole founded NJ Resources, the recognized expert in emergency response preparedness in the petroleum industry.

Monington Clark

Monington Clark recently graduated Magna Cum Laude from Texas A&M University. Her skills in communications, organization, and marketing have made her an ideal fit as an Emergency Response Coordinator. She has a wealth of experience  through multiple internships across the Gulf Coast that have helped prepare her for her role.

As an Emergency Response Coordinator, Ms. Clark develops and manages training, assists with the planning and facilitation of exercises, and responds to emergencies as needed. Her previous experience allows her to communicate with a wide variety of stakeholders, ensuring that emergency preparedness and response principles are effectively implemented throughout a team or organization.

Agneta Dahl, MSc, MEP

Agneta Dahl, a certified Master Exercise Practitioner (MEP), brings a wealth of experience in the maritime safety field.  She retired from the U. S. Coast Guard as a Commander with 22 years of service in the U. S. and overseas.  She has extensive experience in oil spill prevention and response, incident management, contingency planning, and exercise design, facilitation and evaluation.  She has been an instructor at the International Maritime Organization’s World Maritime University in Sweden where, in addition to teaching, she managed a project focused on contingency planning and cross-border incident management for fourteen Baltic nations.

Ms. Dahl is multi-lingual. She is Incident Command System (ICS) qualified, holds a BS in Biology, and holds an MS in Quality Systems Management.

Joshua Dubach

Mr. Dubach has over 20 years of experience in Emergency Management in a wide range of roles.  Starting his career in the Coast Guard, he has enjoyed positions within professional incident management organizations, subsea containment cooperatives, and oil & gas corporations.  Through his career, he has participated in various industry efforts such as trade association committees as well as served as a Board Director for various oil spill response cooperatives.  He’s responded to numerous events such as the Selandang Ayu and Cosco Busan oil spills, country evacuations, and natural disasters.  Mr. Dubach has also participated in the design, facilitation, and execution of a variety of exercises for oil & gas operators, government agencies, and shipping companies.  Mr. Dubach’s focus has always been to use a systems-based approach to developing sustainable crisis management, business continuity, and emergency preparedness & response programs within an organization.

Mr. Dubach holds a BA in Emergency & Disaster Management, an MS in Environmental Policy & Management, and an MBA specializing in Organizational leadership.  During his free time he enjoys snowboarding and teaching scuba diving. 

Britnee Powell

Britnee Powell is the Office Manager and a Junior Incident Management Consultant for NJR.  She is skilled at many administrative support duties such as accounting, invoicing, social media marketing, planning and scheduling, communications, QA/QC, and more.

As a Junior Incident Management Consultant, she has developed and enacted new policies and procedures for all employees. She has assisted in creating Exercise Plans and updating various Response Plans and Operations Manuals. She has developed other client deliverables such as, Planning Meeting Presentations and After-Action Reports. She is an editorial reviewer for the company and provides quality assessments on documents and deliverables when needed.

Britnee is ICS certified and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas.

Larry Ryan

Mr. Ryan has over 20 years of professional experience in environmental preparedness, planning, and emergency response.  He has demonstrated expertise in providing emergency environmental response and crisis mapping using ESRI ArcGIS, QGIS, and marine oil spill modeling software.  He showcased his organization and management skills in numerous domestic and international GIS projects throughout the United States (including Alaska and Hawaii) and internationally in Canada, The Netherlands, Singapore, Hong Kong, Argentina, Brazil, and Australia.

Mr. Ryan gained valuable response experience as a vessel master and responder in the Gulf of Mexico during Deepwater Horizon, Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, and multiple spills and on-water exercises in Washington, Oregon, and California. He was the Project Lead for a state mandated Wildlife Rehabilitation Response Project, assisted with a feasibility study for GIS application to oil spill response readiness and logistics, and performed a Geographic Response Plan Reconnaissance and Evaluation in Puget Sound. Mr. Ryan holds a BA from the University of North Texas and GIS Certification from the University of Washington.