Board Staff

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RICK DRAKE

Chief Inspector

  • Rick has been with the Board since October of 2003 and is currently working from the Board Office in Carson City

  • Actively involved in the LP-Gas industry since 1983

  • Field Inspector for the LP-Gas Board from 2003-18

  • Started as a Bobtail Driver, then Service Technician, moving on to managing offices in two locations

  • Volunteer fire service for 10 years as a Firefighter, Engineer, Ambulance Attendant, and Captain.

  • Live propane fire training instructor for the Western Propane Gas Association and Nevada State Fire Marshal

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ERIC SMITH

Director of Education and Code Developement

  • Eric has been with the Board since March of 2002 and is currently working from the Board Office in Carson City

  • Graduated with a certificate in LP-Gas Technologies from MCC in 1989

  • Fire Instructor II

  • Actively involved in the LP-Gas industry since 1989

  • Chief Inspector for the Nevada LP-Gas Board from 2002-18

  • 11 years service as a volunteer firefighter

  • NIST trained for the volumetric proving of LP-Gas liquid-measuring systems

  • Actively involved with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) code development process, and currently serves on the following NFPA Technical Committees: 

    • 30A Code for Motor Fuel Dispensing Facilities and Repair Garages

    • 54 National Fuel Gas Code

    • 58 Liquefied Petroleum Gas Code

    • 59 Utility LP-Gas Plant Code

    • 160 Standard for the Use of Flame Effects Before an Audience

    • 1126 Standard for the Use of Pyrotechnics Before a Proximate Audience

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T. MARK ORR

Field Inspector

  • Mark has been with the Board since July of 2018 and is currently working from the Las Vegas area

  • Actively involved in the LP-Gas industry since 1997

  • Worked for various propane companies starting as Delivery Specialist transitioned into service then management 

  • Oversaw the construction of unique bulk plant with five 36,260 gallon mounded ASME tanks

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KATIE BAVARO

Office Manager

  • Katie has been with the Board since April of 2008 and is currently working from the Board Office in Carson City

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PETER KEEGAN

Deputy Attorney General

  • Peter has been the Board's legal counsel since 2015