Our latest SMS Standout is Safety Specialist Chris Bauldree. Chris was nominated by Division Manager Jeff Vidacovich for customer recognition.

A customer recently complimented Chris Bauldree and had this to say, “I would like to recognize Chris Bauldree on his outstanding efforts with responding to and investigating an incident that we had. He took prompt action with minimal direction to provide pictures, report, and investigation details of what caused the incident on an operations site that was out of his normal working area. He has shown great drive and carries himself well.

He is a self-starter and sees things through without complaints. I truly feel that he is a great asset to the team and look forward to working with him more. His style is much needed as we grow as a team and expand our coverage. He is definitely the caliber of HSE that we strive to obtain in our operations.”

Great job, Chris! Continue to lead by example and protect lives in West Texas! We wanted to get to know him better, so we found out what a day in the life is like for this Safety Specialist.

AC: Describe a typical day at work.

CB: A typical day at work starts out by attending one of the crews morning meeting. After the meeting plan out the day based on critical activities then spending the day inspecting and interacting with everyone in the field.


AC: What was the best vacation you have ever taken?

CB: Disney World


AC: Describe yourself in one sentence.

CB: I am passionate about my work.


AC: What is your favorite thing about your job?

CB: My favorite thing about my job is the ability to make a difference.


AC: What food could you live on for a month?

CB: Pizza


AC: Do you have a side hustle, hobbie or volunteer group that you’re involved in outside of work? What else do you spend your time doing?

CB: I love to draw and paint.


AC: How do you stay motivated at work?

CB: By looking at the bigger picture and knowing I can make a difference in someone’s life.


AC: What has been the most fulfilling moment in your career so far?

CB: Watching people grow. I still continue to get texts or calls from employees in the past that said I made a difference and that is the most fulfilling thing that I can hope for.


AC: Tell us about a moment that changed your life.

CB: Not so much a moment but a long year, when both my parents passed away. It taught me that tomorrow is never guaranteed.


AC: What would be your advice for future [safety professionals]?

CB: Never give up and stay true to your principles. Be yourself and treat people how you would like to be treated.


AC: What is your favorite activity outside of work?

CB: Spending time with my family.


AC: Name one book that inspired you professionally.

CB: How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie.


AC: Which talent or superpower would you most like to have and why?

CB: I would love to be a talented artist because they can show us the world from a different point of view.


AC: What was the best advice you were ever given?

CB: It’s easy to make emotionally based decisions, always back up your decisions with researched and documented proof.


AC: Do you have a bucket list? What are the top 3 things on it?

1) Travel to Europe
2) Skydive
3) Fly a plane


AC: Do you have any pets? What are their names?

CB: Yes, we have two Maltipoo dogs. One is named Bella and the other is Oriana.


AC: A penguin walks through the door right now wearing a sombrero. What does he say and why is he here?

CB: Boy, that was a long walk. I will have a Tequila and a fish taco.

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