As the Safety and Operations Manager for the Helena School District, Neal manages the safety and security programs and oversees the access control and emergency notification systems.  From 2018 to 2022, Neal was involved in the planning and construction of 3 new schools, 14 school security upgrades, and implementation of the access control and emergency notification systems. Neal developed and implemented new training protocols and conducts routine system tests to ensure all safety and security systems function as expected.

Committed to providing a safe and healthful workplace, Neal’s responsibilities also include compliance with all State and Federal regulations relating to occupational safety and health, fire prevention, and drinking water quality programs.  Neal provides leadership, training, information, resources, policy development, and consultation services to the Helena School District.

Neal holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry, a master’s degree in biology, and has obtain certifications in playground safety inspection, drinking water quality management, and incident command systems. Neal lives in Helena with his wife and two kids and enjoys spending time in the gorgeous Montana outdoors.