Mt. Baker Section

Watch for our monthly meeting announcements.  We meet at Bob’s Burgers and Brew Barkley Village in Bellingham on the third Wednesday of each month from 5:30 to 7:30 PM. The Section does not meet in July or August for “summer break.”

Mt. Baker Section Executive Board Members for the 2024 – 2025 Section Year

Section Chair – Alicia Beck, ASP

Alicia Beck is a Health, Safety, and Environmental Specialist with over 12 years of consulting experience in upstream oil & gas, power, and manufacturing industries and construction. Her primary areas of expertise include OSHA & CAL-OSHA regulatory compliance, construction demolition, and site decontamination, H&S regulatory compliance, incident investigations, and reporting, H&S training program development and implementation, H&S facility planning and development of site manuals, and H&S facility compliance audits.

Alicia grew up in Bellingham and now lives in Ferndale.  She is married to Rick, and has two kids, Madison and Ricky, and two miniature Labradoodles. When not working at IMCO Construction as a Safety Coordinator, you can find Alicia boating, running, or watching some type of sports. And…Go Cougs!

Section Secretary – Olivia Metzger, CSP

I have been working in construction since 2011 and have been a safety professional for the last 4 years. I have primarily worked for WRS, but was previously a Safety Consultant for Intuitive Safety Solutions in Seattle.  I have a bachelor of science in occupational safety and health – construction industry, currently hold my CSP certification, and have been a member of the Mt. Baker chapter of the ASSP since July 2022. While in school I received a scholarship from the ASSP for academic excellence, so it has been fulfilling for me to come full circle and participate in the monthly meetings. My areas of strength include trench safety, fall protection, systems management, training and development of learning materials, and incident investigation.

Section Treasurer – Ryan Lancaster, CSP 

Ryan is currently a Safety Technician for bp Cherry Point Refinery and was previously the Safety Manager for BAI Environmental Services, which provides a full range of industrial maintenance and environmental services to Pacific Northwest businesses. Ryan graduated from Central Washington University (CWU), with a Bachelor of Science-Major in Safety and Health Management, Minor in Business. During Ryan’s time at Central, he completed two summer internships with Dunkin & Bush (now Partner Industrial). Ryan worked at Johansen Construction Company as a Safety, Health & Environmental Engineer from 2014-2019. Ryan currently holds the Certified Safety Professional certification (CSP), from the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP). He has been a member of the CWU Student Section, Puget Sound, and Mt. Baker Chapters of the ASSP. Over the last ten years, he has served in various roles at each chapter, most notably chapter president for the 2017-2018 year at the Puget Sound Chapter.

Member at Large – Jeff Ten Pas, CHST

Jeff is a partner and vice president with BAI Environmental Services.  His main roles include business manager and safety advisor.  BAI provides specialty services to the oil and gas, manufacturing, and construction sectors.  Jeff has been working in the industrial services and construction sector for almost 30 years.  He is passionate about helping others succeed.  Jeff has a degree in Environmental Studies and Political Science.  He has obtained his CHST credentials and has been a member of ASSP since 2015.

Member at Large – Karma Reavis, CSP

Safety is a passion. Part of that includes learning and sharing new ideas or laws. Karma is able to find interesting speakers on just about any topic. She is happy to give another year to the Chapter as Chair.

Karma has been involved with Safety for over 25 years. Most of that time was spent as the Human Resources Manager too. Karma was previously with Samson as the Corporate SH&E Coordinator. This includes responsibility for a plant in Louisiana as well. It means she has a true generalist background.