Meet the Team
Who We Are
The ACS Webinars® staff is based in Washington DC with contributors worldwide serving as content advisors, subject matter experts, and event moderators.
Meet the ACS Webinars® Multimedia Team
Samuel is actually a chemist at heart and enjoyed his learning periods at Towson (Go Tiger!), Penn State (Go Nittany!), UCSF (a great institution without a mascot), and SDSU (Go Aztec!). He has worked in industry and startups in various scientific and business roles before moving to Washington, DC and became an association bureaucrat.
Michael comes to us from Utah and has always had a love of chemistry and science. As a child, he watched many hours of “NOVA” and “Bill Nye the Science Guy” on PBS. Unfortunately, he was sidetracked by the seductive world of public administration in college and strayed from his true love. Working for ACS Webinars® has given him the perfect opportunity to get his life back on the right track and redeem himself from his sojourn in to social science.
Tanya is the mother hen of the entire ACS Webinars® operation as she keeps the production wheels turning day-in and day-out. She will help answer your questions, resolve issues you encounter (your relationship issues – optional), or find someone (a therapist) who can help you. She’ll take care of you!
Erik looks forward to adding his marketing experience and creative energy as a Co-Producer of ACS Webinars®. In addition to assisting with the weekly production of ACS Webinars®, his main focus will be on a new project called ACS Webinets TM, which aims to create quick chemistry insights in the form of 2 minute short videos from some of the most popular hour long webinars. As a sideline, you may currently catch him treating guests to his personal liquor infusions when he bartends at Tackle Box in Georgetown.
Video editor extraordinaire, Aaron is an instrumental player in the ACS Webinets “2 Minutes to a Smarter Scientist” Project. He swiftly sifts through the sea of potential still and moving images, effects, and transitions to help create a visceral experience for these quick yet poignant short videos.
Listen long enough to ACS Webinars® and you will get to know the voice of David Harwell who occasionally moderates the Careers and Professional Development Webinars. He is the Assistant Director for Career Management and Development at ACS. In his job, he works with chemical professionals throughout their careers. It has been widely noted that David breaks the mold and is in fact a well-dressed chemist.