Dr. Ben Miller received the GMD Team Member of the Quarter Award in November 2019 for his pioneering work related to a short-term study on the “Colorado Front Range Air Toxics Study, 2018-2019”. He developed novel techniques for analyzing samples of trace gases with a wide dynamic range in concentration above ambient levels while ensuring that the samples do not contaminate our long-term mission of providing accurate measurements of these trace gases in the background atmosphere. Working with others, Dr. Miller provided a pathway to link our central ambient atmospheric real air, working standard from Niwot Ridge, CO to high concentration gravimetric standards and to a spiked high concentration standard of real air from Niwot Ridge (working standard). This accuracy will permit the calculation of highly precise emission factors of a VOC compared to methane to determine its source of the emission (landfills, cattle feedlots, fracking, biomass, etc.). This allows GMD to identify the source of enhanced methane and VOCs and to assist public policy makers who work on emission management and mitigation for the public good.