In eight (8) years, Dr. Bentley obtained an AAS in Emergency Management, a BT in Emergency Responder Administration, an MS in Homeland Security, and a Ph.D. in Emergency Management. Dr. Bentley has over 30 years boots-on-the-ground experience on the front lines of disaster events consisting of, acts of terrorism (OKC Bombing-9/11), missing children (Kirsten Renee Hatfield), natural disasters (tornados-floods-hurricanes-etc.), mass casualty events (OKC bombing, 9/11), auto accidents, etc.
Dr. Bentley delivers holistically resilient solutions to most crisis-driven situations, and is a co-inventor for numerous resilience-based / disaster-resistant products. Her impeccable research proficiency and comprehension allow for extensive viability and applicability across multiple industry platforms. She reviews manuscript submittals for the International Journal of Cyber Criminology, and in previous years, she specialized in public relations and marketing, as well as real estate and property management, which gives her a unique edge in mitigation and prevention strategies across the board. Currently, Dr. Bentley and her team are partnering with Rensair and HUB International to deliver The Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Resilience Program™: Your Return-to-Life Solution.
Dr. Bentley’s creative drive, intuitive leadership ability, and instinctual outside-the-box thinking allow for dynamic and lucrative projects that focus on community resilience, critical and strategic mitigation practices, and pragmatic solutions. As a valued member of our team, her foresight is to create a legacy that will lead the nation in sound implementation practices that encourage and promote her profound passion; to protect and defend life, property, critical infrastructure, and the environment.
Dr. Bentley brings a unique, innovative talent to MRS; her ability to visualize solutions to challenging problems through the development of carefully engineered products and services that provide substantial opportunity for resilient community redevelopment and significant ROI.
Mr. Howard specializes in consulting, estimating, FEMA infrastructure grants, sub-contract staffing services to FEMA prime contractors, dispute resolution, federal contract management, policy interpretation, code implementation, and forensic accounting. He has successfully managed numerous contracts for over fifteen (15) years with FEMA as an SAE and Core Employee, Technical Assistance Contractor, and state and local consultant. He is a Project Specialist, Certified CEF, Estimator, PA Mitigation Specialist, Public Assistance Coordinator, State Liaison, TAC Group Lead, and FEMA Deputy Task Force Lead. His relevant FEMA training includes, but is not limited to Cost Estimating Format (CEF) Train the Trainer, NEMIS (Mitigation) Train the Trainer, Data Warehouse Train the Trainer, Managing FEMA Staff in the JFO, Team Building for Supervisors, and Contracting Officers Technical Representative Training.
Mr. Howard has been on the front lines of more than thirty (30) federally declared disasters and managed recovery operations in approximately 127 counties and parishes in nine (9) States surrounding hurricanes, such as Katrina, Rita, Sandy, Michael, and Harvey. As the FEMA Deputy Task Force Lead for SW Louisiana (SWLA), he managed dozens of FEMA personnel and thousands of recovery project grants for local government entities, which equated to over $1 billion in federal funding. These projects included repairs to, and often replacement of, hospitals, airports, schools, police stations, fire stations, and more.
Mr. Howard has been a professional estimator for nearly 30 years, and over the last decade, has prepared more than 750 estimates totaling over $600 million. His extensive career also includes employment in industries such as Architecture, Construction, Engineering, and Fabrication.
Mr. Howard brings proficient, strategic, and technical expertise to MRS and is a valuable member of our team. His ability to think outside-the-box is unparalleled by any standard, and he is a co-inventor for numerous R&D projects.
Mr. Hendriksen, Co-Founder, Rensair, is a specialist in air purification and protecting and enhancing lives through clean air. Rensair’s patented technology, which combines H13 HEPA filtration with germicidal UVC light, was developed to meet the strict standards of Scandinavian hospitals and is independently validated by scientific research laboratories, including Eurofins, Norconsult, Oslo University Hospital, and the Danish Technological Institute. The air purification units destroy a minimum of 99.97% of airborne viruses, including coronavirus, and meet all the standards recommended by the UK SAGE committee and US EPA. And, in many cases, the Rensair units are eligible for ARPA funding.
Mr. Hendriksen collaborates with clients to develop the optimum indoor air quality for meeting building requirements and government recommendations for mitigating the risks associated with viruses, including SARS-CoV-2, bacteria, VOCs, and other airborne contaminants. Before recommending a tailor-made solution, Mr. Hendriksen considers all aspects of the planning and mitigation process; floor plans, existing HVAC systems, occupancy rates, etc.
Rensair made Newsweek’s list of Best Infection Prevention Products 2021. To make the list, a selection committee evaluated the product against several criteria: effectiveness, safety; successful real-world implementation; the quality of research studies demonstrating the product’s effectiveness; and the company’s stability (to support future implementations).
With operations in the UK, Europe, the USA, and Asia, Mr. Hendriksen and Rensair’s mission is to provide clean air for every space from hospitals, dental practices, schools, and gymnasia, to hospitality venues, hotels, restaurants, and retail outlets.
Proven Inspirational Manager and Leader and Consultant
A dynamic resilience professional with a history of maximizing performance, quality, and cost-effectiveness on projects in the residential, commercial, military, and municipal realms.
· Cost Analysis / Project Consulting
· Actual and conceptual Costs Estimating
· Capable of Construction Designs and writing Complex Scopes of Work
· Strategic & Technical Planning
· Multi-Site Project Management
· Contract Writing & Negotiations
· Subcontractor & Supplier Selection
· Subcontractor and material Buy-Outs
· Tracking & Monitoring of Complex Construction Procedures
· Capable of Public Speaking
· Team Building & Motivating
· Relationship Building
· Has Completed OSHA 10 training, Red Cross CPR and First Aid training
AIR VENTING SOLUTIONS, LLC, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Owner and General Manager – July 2017 - 2021
Implemented the development of a .com business that sells air exhaust equipment used in energy-efficient, High-Performance Homes and Businesses.
INSULATED CONCRETE FORMS & MORE, LLC, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Owner and General Manager - June 2014 – 2021
Educating customers on procedures and practices in designing and building safe energy-efficient homes, businesses, and safe rooms through the use of Insulated Concrete Form (ICF) materials. Responsibilities included - developing and implementing business procedures and policies, reviewing and monitoring stock levels of inventory in an 8,000 SF warehouse, scheduling incoming and outgoing deliveries, monitoring sales, expenditures and overseeing warehouse personnel. Achievements: Insulated Concrete Forms & More, LLC. ranked among the top ten (10) Quad-Lock ICF Vendors in North America.
CONSTRUCTION SERVICES OF AMERICA, LLC, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Owner and General Manager – May 2012 - 2021
Strategizing and runing all aspects of daily business operations for a small construction company. Responsibilities included - the design and construction of ICF homes, Public Use and commercial buildings, designing and maintaining construction schedules, negotiating and writing Owner Contracts, Subcontract and Material Agreements, developing working relationships with clients and keep both written and oral communications, writing and tracking Change Orders, building conceptual and actual estimated costs of construction, coordinating project activities, verifying all applicable Building Codes, managing construction budgets and expenditures, developing and implementing business procedures and policies. Achievements: CSA has outperformed 2016 national Home Energy Rating System (HERS) average ratings of 62 and Changes per Hour (CPH) air infiltration rating of 4.0 by achieving a rating of HERS 37 and CPH of just 1.2
Insulated Concrete Forms and More LLC is committed to building the most resilient, economical, energy-efficient, disaster-resistant homes and businesses possible. For manufacturer approved projects, The Nationwide Resilience Project™ allows ICF and More to provide a broad platform of services. Replacing the traditional framed home or commercial building with Insulated Concrete Forms and reinforced concrete results in buildings that are far stronger, naturally disaster-resistant, as well as safer, quieter, healthier and exceptionally energy efficient - all while enjoying the added benefits of lower monthly operational costs including heating, cooling, and insurance. There is indisputable proof that homes built with insulated concrete forms, a superior Green Building material, actually cost less to own than inferior "traditional" construction methods. ICF and More is a valuable member of our team, and provides exceptional consulting services for any project across the nation.