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It seems like only yesterday that I finished my Master’s thesis at the University of Georgia on the petrology and geochemistry of a Mississippi Valley-type zinc deposit and started working for Mobil Energy Minerals developing roll front uranium deposit in South Texas! What an adventure I have had working for Mobil and ExxonMobil over the last 35 years. The opportunities and challenges I have undertaken have been very diverse ranging from exploration in frontier areas to rejuvenating mature fields in a mature province. I have worked on exploring, developing, or producing energy fuels on six continents and traveled to four of them. I was able to leverage my technical expertise in geoscience with additional business, commercial, and language skills.
Over my geoscience career I have led technical workshops in foreign countries, made presentations at national/global meetings, negotiated and influenced governments and private industry, and have been a key contact for a pipeline consortium in South America. What fun! Then I worked those softer/transitional skills as part of our Geoscience Skill Area Leadership Team, the coordinator for the ExxonMobil 2004 Upstream Technology Conference, and then as the global Geoscience Knowledge Supervisor, helping to ensure the next generation of geoscientists benefit from the experience of their predecessors.
I also had the opportunity to do volunteer work for the community as a loaned executive for the United Way, be the secretary-treasurer of the International Division of the Geological Society of America, and I continue as an advisor to the University of Georgia Geology Department and a Director on the Foundation for the Association for Women Geoscientists. It has been a fabulous ride, the best part of which has been the people I have met, the cultures I have encountered, and the relationships I have developed!
Now it is time for a new adventure! My husband, partner and best friend – Michael Kerry Brown – and I are starting Three Dimensional Visions. Instead of working creative geoscience projects I will be creating art works. I have learned a lot from my almost 30 year artist partner and have been taking classes in glass blowing, glass fusing, pottery, and jewelry making. Come on by and join in on the fun.
SALLY PENNINGTON MOORE
BORN AND REARED:
Texas has been my home for about 35 years, but I am a Georgia Peach who spent her formative years in Charleston, South Carolina.
University of Georgia
MS Economic Geology
35 years as a Geoscientist with ExxonMobil with lots of geoscience, business, negotiation, and commercial training
Certified Yoga Instructor
200 Hr TT Cherry Blossom Yoga
Intermediate Kilnforming with Patty Gray
Advanced Kilnforming with Patty Gray
2014-2016 Studio Workshops with John T Hogan
2016 Photography with Doug Baldwing
2016 Corning Museum of Glass, Cold Construction Workshop with Martin Rossi & Pavel Novak
2016 Intermdiate & Advanced Kilnforming with Patty Gray
2013 Seattle GlassBlowing Studio
2013 Tacoma Glassblowing Studio
2013 SandnFire Studio
2013 Coastal Bend College
2013 The GatherHouse
CURRENT FAVORITE SUBJECTS
Nature, Yoga, the Creative Process, and Family
Live in the moment for it is all you have.