Jody Dean Haley wants to live in a world where everyone is clothed by Italian designers. Although from Texas, he initially resisted working in O&G. “As a kid, I wanted to be a garbage man because they got to ride outside their truck; just holding onto the back.” Unfortunately, the new automatic robotic-arm trucks came online and he had to find something else.
While hunting for what to do with his life, he joined the Naval Reserves becoming a Hospital Corpsman. He switched to “Reserve Status” while obtaining a Bachelor of Science Degree from Stephen F. Austin State University. Then, returned to “Active Duty Status” and even attended the “Jungle Training School” in the Panama Canal with the 4th Marine Division until his military contract concluded.
Since overcoming his vocational crisis, he’s worked pipeline projects, chemical plant installations, staffed the booth at industrial tradeshows, had his own hotshot business, became a P.E.C. Safety Instructor, worked offshore in the Gulf of Mexico, and “fracked” wells in the Permian and Bakken/Three Forks formations. He and his family have been profiled in the magazine “The Bakken Review.”
When he’s not in his role as Health, Safety & Environmental Manager, you can find him at home with his wife and losing to his eight-year-old at chess.