Nash is responsible for managing the Mercury programs for ARL. Theses include carbon monoxide, surface ozone and sulfur dioxide analyzers. Nash is also responsible for maintaining the NRL water vapor, stratospheric ozone and chlorine oxide instruments. He is responsible for the canadian Brewer analyzers which measure total ozone.
Nash’s skills include machining parts, pump and other mechanical maintenance. He manages the vehicles for the observatory.
Education: Nash graduated from Hawaii Community College in 1975 with an AS degree in Machine Technology then served his Apprenticeship at Hilo Iron Works, receiving his Journeyman Machinist rating in 1978.
Nash worked at the Sugar Plantations on the Hilo Coast and Puna Sugar Mills then went to work for the United Kingdom Infrared Telescope and the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope on Mauna Kea for 21 years, followed by 3 years as Shop leadman for Aloha Machine and Welding before joining the Mauna Loa observatory.
During his spare time, Nash likes to play around with fast cars and motorcycles, manipulate red-hot iron as a Blacksmith, and go out Fishing with his boat.
He is a member of an exclusive club in Big-Game fishing,a fisherman that has landed a “Grander” Marlin