National Office

The national team leverages regional effort through national communications. PTTC’s mission is accomplished by distributing applied technology information via newsletters, websites, exhibitions, and participation in workshop and industry events. The PTTC team functions as a virtual organization. E-mail us at for general questions and comments.

Executive Director

Mary Head Shot PTTCMary Carr Ph.D
Mailing Address
Colorado School of Mines
1500 Illinois St.
Golden, CO  80401-1887
Ph: 303-273-3107

DR. MARY CARR is PTTC’s Executive Director and the Rocky Mountain Region Director and an Assistant Research Professor at the Colorado School of Mines. Over the past six years her focus has been on building geologic models of the crevasse splay and point bar deposits of the Cretaceous Illes Formation outcrops, Rangely Colorado. Previous research involved the Brushy Canyon deep-water sandstone outcrops of West Texas, conducting field work and producing reservoir models of the outcrops. As a Post-doc at the University of Wyoming, Dr. Carr was involved in outcrop and subsurface studies of the eolian Tensleep Formation in the Big Horn and Wind River Basins of Wyoming. Dr. Carr received her Bachelors and Masters degrees in Geology from University of Texas at Arlington. In 1994 she received her Doctorate from The University of Texas at Austin working with Gary Kocurek on the Entrada Sandstone of Utah. Dr. Carr has authored several papers on eolian sedimentology, deep-water sand deposition and building deep-water sandstone reservoir models.

Operations Director

Kathy HeadshotKathy Chapman
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 710942
Oak Hill, VA 20171
Ph: 703-928-5020
Fax: 571-485-8255

KATHY CHAPMAN, Director of Operations, joined PTTC’s staff in 1994, with senior responsibility for accounting systems and administration of contracts, as well as other business affairs. She played a key role in negotiating the subcontracts in all 10 regions, and continues to supervise their compliance. Ms. Chapman also handles liaison with Washington groups. She received her contracts management certification in 1995 through a graduate-level program at the University of Virginia. Ms. Chapman received her B.S. from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Her prior experience includes six years of managing public and private contracts for ICF Resources in Fairfax, VA.


Kristi HeadshotKristi Davies

KRISTI DAVIES, Webmaster, has served PTTC as design editor of the PTTC Network News newsletter and webmaster since January 2001. Ms. Davies began her career in communications in 1993 at BDM-Oklahoma, Inc. in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, later helping implement an Intranet system there. In 1997 she was a key staff member in a new communications division for SCG, Inc. in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Ms. Davies has more than 25 years of progressive experience in electronic document architecture and web design. She has created many publications, ranging from quarterly and annual reports to internet/intranet web sites for companies in the energy sector. Ms. Davies’s formal education includes numerous desktop publishing, document design and web-related courses.