Nan S. Wilson
President & CEO
Nan Wilson took over the family business in 2017. Nan’s laboratory experience includes positions from technician to quality, analyst and chemist, methods development and GLP pharma. Nan has a BA in Chemistry and Russian from Willamette University (1996).
Michelle Jasper has over 14 years of experience in the Environmental analysis industry. She has a BA in Chemistry and a BS in Forensic Chemistry from SUNY Buffalo. Starting as a bench analyst, Michelle perfected her skills in environmental analytical procedures. As her experience and technical skill increased she moved into a management position in Florida and then in Montana. Michelle comes to SVL with the perfect blend of scientific experience and management style to fulfill SVL’s mission to provide the highest quality environmental analysis services to our clients.
Quality Assurance Manager
Michael Desmarais has 20 years of experience in the environmental analysis field. Michael has held positions both at the bench and in the field in environmental chemistry. He has a BS in Physical Science from Washington State University (1995). Michael is a participating member of The NELAC Institute and is responsible for the administration of the SVL Quality Program.
Heather Green has 8 years of experience in the environmental analysis field. Heather graduated from the University of Idaho (2009) with a BS in Microbiology. She began her professional career at SVL right out of college. Since then, Heather has gained thorough experience in a wide variety of wet chemistry procedures. Heather’s analytical and supervisory skills have allowed her to cross train in several departments to best serve SVL’s clients.
Sophie Milam began her career at SVL in 2015 and has been an analyst for Mercury, Cyanide, Ammonia, TOC, and TN in addition to designing and building SVL’s Humidity Cell Lab. Sophie graduated from the University of Hawaii with a BA in Physics and a BS in Astronomy. After moving to Idaho in 2012 she attended the University of Idaho and began her MEng in Mechanical Engineering which she finished while participating in the HI-SEAS Mars simulation mission.
Project Manager Dianne Gardner has 15 years of environmental laboratory experience at SVL. Her first 7 years were spent in both the Classical and Instrument departments (Cyanide, ICP, ICP-MS, GFAA). She served as the Classical Chemistry supervisor for 7 years. Dianne graduated with a BA in Chemistry from Cedarville College (1987).
Coeur d’Alene Lab Manager/Microbiologist
Linda Johann has 40 years of experience in Microbiology—both in environmental and public health (medical) arenas. Linda held positions at the bench and as supervisor for the Idaho State Public Health Laboratory in Coeur d’ Alene. She has a BA in Psychology and Chemistry from the University of Minnesota (1970). She is manager and analyst for the Coeur d’ Alene Lab; a section of SVL specializing in biological analyses.
Business Development Manager
Dave Waisman spent more than 16 years in precious and base metals exploration as a geologist before coming to work at SVL. Dave has a BS in Geology from Colorado State University (1979) and an MS in Geology from the University of Montana (1985). Dave is primarily responsible for sales and understands the environmental concerns of the mining industry.
Brandan Borgias has a PhD in chemistry from the University of California-Berkeley (1985). He has been with SVL Analytical since 1991, holding positions as Quality Manager and Systems Manager. Brandan currently oversees the lab’s Information Management System (LIMS) and works with clients on custom reporting and electronic deliverables.
Laboratory Information Management System Chemist
Kale Swainston earned a BS in Chemistry from Utah State University (1998). He has held positions at the chemistry bench and in front of the keyboard. Kale joined SVL in 2005; since then he has helped implement and maintain the laboratory information management system, design and customize laboratory software applications, and provide analytical method development support.
Sample Control Supervisor
Crystal Sevy knows the ins and outs of sample custody, preservation, and documentation. Over 12 years in sample receiving she has seen it all. Together with her team, Crystal works to ensure that samples are ready to analyze and documentation is complete.