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David Jarvis
Works at JAMSS America, Inc
Lives in Houston, TX
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REDDING, CA—Noting that his practice’s rating on the business review website had dipped to just 3.5 stars, local primary care provider Dr.
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I live near here. Not sure if it will raise home values or increase crime...or both. Hey, at least there will be a movie theater less than 4 minutes away.
The company that owns the indoor shopping complex off the Gulf Freeway in suburban Webster will add 555,000 square feet of retail, restaurant and entertainment space and create a community lawn the length of a football field. While many indoor retail centers are making adjustments merely to survive in the face of sweeping changes in Americans' social and shopping habits, Baybrook plans instead to build on recent success. GGP said through a mall...
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Engineer / Aerospace Consultant
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  • JAMSS America, Inc
    Engineer / Aerospace Consultant, 2005 - present
  • Merchandise Testing Laboratories
    Quality Testing Engineer, 1998 - 2000
  • U.S. Coast Guard
    Navigator/Operations Specialist, 2000 - 2004
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Introduction
I've had the great fortune of working in several different fields.  My career has allowed me to serve my country in the U.S. Coast Guard, work as a test engineer for a product testing company, and most recently provide engineering consulting for the Japanese Space Program, working out of NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston. I'm passionate about two subjects - space and alternative energy. Someday I'd would like to find a way to combine both fields.


Past:

I realized I had a diverse interest in science and technology while taking a senior-level physics class in high school.  Not wanting to be committed to one specific career path, I decided to continue my physics education at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst.  The course work proved rigorous, and of the 50 students who began the program, I was one of only four others who received their degree in June 1999.

After beating the odds of a 90% attrition rate, I set out in 1999 to put my degree to good use. In September of 1999 I began work as a testing engineer for Merchandise Testing Laboratories in Brockton, MA.  Retailers such as Pottery Barn, Target, Williams-Sonoma, and Costco would require manufacturers to send a sample to MTL for testing prior to sale in their outlets.  I was assigned to package design analysis, where the samples were analyzed using ASTM test standards.  The cardboard containers were subjected to compression testing using an Instron machine, and the sidewalls were tested for burst-strength.  Detailed recommendations were then made to the packaging design.

In November 2000 I followed in my ancestors footsteps and decided to experience life at sea. I enlisted in the Coast Guard and chose to study navigation. As a newly-minted Quartermaster, I was assigned to the 210 foot Coast Guard Cutter Alert, which was based out of Astoria, Oregon.  The ship’s primary function was specific to each mission, which usually lasted about six weeks.  On some missions Alert would patrol the coast of California, Oregon, and Washington looking for illegal fishing activity; other missions we would patrol just outside Mexican waters looking for drug traffickers. After September 11, 2001, the Alert took on an additional role - anti terrorism.  The Coast Guard was transitioned from the Department of Transportation to the newly-created Department of Homeland Security.  In 2003, the Coast Guard decided to incorporate the functions of the Quartermaster into the Boatswain’s Mate rating.  Not wanting to take on the duties normally performed by a Boatswain’s Mate, I accepted an option to transition my speciality to the newly-formed Operations Specialist rating, where I worked in CIC - Combat Information Center.  This is where I was first exposed to working at the nerve center of an organization.  I became very familiar with how operations worked at a management level. I worked with the captain, first officer, and the operations officer to plan helicopter patrols and search and rescue operations.  In addition, I conducted background investigations on suspicious vessels and their crew, maintained secure radio and data communications with other military assets, and generally performed tasks that were commonly known by the crew as ‘Secret Squirrel Operations”.

I successfully completed my enlistment in November 2004 and was honorably discharged. In February 2005 I moved to Houston,Texas to work in the aerospace industry, and was hired by MTS Global in April 2005.  MTS provided aerospace consulting services to NASA and its various contractors.  I was assigned to research and write several white papers for NASA’s Close Call Awareness Program, which was created to increase the awareness of numerous close call events during the Space Shuttle Program within the aerospace community. In addition, I was assigned to work with JAMSS America Incorporated to assist their staff in working with the Japanese National Space Agency (JAXA).  In April 2006, MTS Global ended business operations and I was directly hired by JAMSS America.  


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I am a senior engineer at JAMSS America, where I provide operations management consulting to the Japanese National Space Agency (JAXA) and its contractors.  I serve as a liaison between NASA and JAXA. I spend much of my time serving as part of JAXA's Operations Management Team at NASA’s Mission Control Center.
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I can sit in the old Apollo-era Mission Control Room any time I want.
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Houston, TX
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Holbrook, MA - Weymouth, MA - Plympton, MA - Quincy, MA - London, UK - Astoria, OR - Longview, WA - Cape May, NJ - Yorktown, VA - Pearland, TX - Friendswood, TX
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This is a great place to get a fast, inexpensive, and tasty lunch. I go here when I need to be somewhere else within 30 minutes. The food tastes good, and it comes out really fast. The best part is that you can get out of there for less than $10 very easily.
Food: GoodDecor: GoodService: Excellent
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
We order out from here about once per month. Shrimp with Walnuts is my favorite.
Food: Very goodDecor: Very goodService: Excellent
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Finally went to this place after having lived in the Houston area for almost 8 years. I'll say that the food is excellent - I had the best fish tacos since I was in California. Everything was really fresh - and the price was right. The place was neat and clean and the decor was bright and cheerful - with lots of old photos. Every topping is $0.25, so if you want cheese, sour cream, or guacamole on your taco - it can run you an extra $0.75 per item. It seems that they keep the soda and iced tea behind the counter, so I'm not sure if there are free refills.
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Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
I love this place. The staff is really attentive, the atmosphere is great, and the location is ideal. I've only been there for dinner, so I can't say anything about how the lunch menu is. I have to say - everything I've tried has been excellent - I especially love getting the crunch roll. They bring free appetizers to you (a vegetable tempura - I think it's squash or zucchini,sweet potato and carrots, but I'm not sure (it's good though)), and they give you complimentary ice cream at the end - plum, ginger, green tea - I can't remember the others.
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Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
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I put down that the cost per person is $12. It's because you will probably order a lot of food; however you could get by on about $8-10. The food is amazing. Get a roti wrap, a double, and a saheena. Wash it down with a ginger beer. So good. If you worry that the spice will be too hot, just ask for it on the side. The dark tamarind sauce is not hot - so don't hesitate to use it all. Note: They recently moved to 8201 Broadway (FM 518) - It's across the way from the Drink Station.
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Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
It's a bit shabby on the outside, and not in the best neighborhood, but the interior is fine, with new displays, furniture, and tile. As a Yankee carpetbagger, I'm a bit biased towards them, but I honestly think, in general, the food is better, and the selection is much wider than Shipley's. This location seems no different than the ones in Boston. The only complaint I have is that it's far from the Clear Lake area, but I heard 16 more Dunkin Donuts are opening in Houston the next couple of years.
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Food: Very goodDecor: GoodService: Excellent
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Had a great time there this past September. My wife and I had a couple of days in Atlanta following Dragon*Con and we wanted to eat at some great places in town. We love Breakfast/Brunch food and we saw that Bab's had good reviews. We went in late in the morning on a weekday so it was slow, and we happened to go in when the owner was there. A great guy with a love of good, real food. Everything tasted fresh and local. I only wish we had something like this in our town!
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Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago