Minor Black Mesa employees

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What follows is a list of the '''minor Black Mesa employees''' who are not directly involved in the games' plot.

==Lockers==

===Anomalous Materials Lab lockers===

====Retail====

In the locker room of Sector C's Anomalous Materials Lab visited in ''Half-Life'', each locker bears the name of a Valve Corporation|Valve employee. The names include

*Casali, nod to http//www.mobygames.com/developer/sheet/view/developerId,22343/ Dario Casali. 
*Coomer, a nod to Greg Coomer.
*Birdwell, a nod to Ken Birdwell.
*Jones, a nod to Chuck Jones. 
*Guthrie, a nod to John Guthrie|John or http//www.mobygames.com/developer/sheet/view/developerId,22346/ Mona Lisa Guthrie. Before the Resonance Cascade, the Black Mesa Announcement System in Sector C mentions him in the message "''Dr. Guthrie, report to Inspection Lab 6 immediately.''". After the Resonance Cascade, his locker is open; inside can be found two Glock 17 magazines on what appears to be an ammo box, as well as a US flag.
*Riller, a nod to Dave Riller. Riller's name can also be found hidden in the Materials Transport, under a HECU outpost in the map "c2a2c".{{YouTube|url=jIpIRBZomXg|text=Easter egg video}}http//www.eeggs.com/items/8666.html The Easter Egg Archive
*Teasley, a nod to http//www.mobygames.com/developer/sheet/view/developerId,56505/ Harry E. Teasley. A name tag for Isabel Teasley is also featured in the game files only. She is Harry's daughter.
*Bailey, a nod to Kelly Bailey.
*Johnson, a nod to Brett Johnson. The next locker is not listed as it is Freeman's.
*Wood, a nod to Douglas R. Wood.
*Bond, a nod to http//www.mobygames.com/developer/sheet/view/developerId,22342/ Steve "Wedge" Bond.
*Backman, a nod to Ted Backman.
*Laur, a nod to Karen Laur.
*Stelly, a nod to Jay Stelly.
*Laidlaw, a nod to Marc Laidlaw.

====Cut====

The following name tags were not included in the final game but can still be found in the ''Half-Life'' texture files.

*Bernier, a nod to http//www.mobygames.com/developer/sheet/view/developerId,22340/ Yahn W. Bernier.

*Caughley, a nod to http//www.mobygames.com/developer/sheet/view/developerId,34578/ Ian Caughley.

*Cook, a nod to http//www.mobygames.com/developer/sheet/view/developerId,6480/ John Cook.

*Donaldson, see  Donaldson|Louis Donaldson.

*Lundeen, a nod to Randy Lundeen.

*Mark, a nod to Yatsze Mark.

*Mennet, a nod to http//www.mobygames.com/developer/sheet/view/developerId,22353/ Lisa Mennet.

*Myers, a nod to http//www.mobygames.com/developer/sheet/view/developerId,6058/ Cade Myers.

*Theodore, a nod to http//www.mobygames.com/developer/sheet/view/developerId,22357/ Stephen Theodore.

*Walker, a nod to http//www.mobygames.com/developer/sheet/view/developerId,22359/ Robin Walker.

===Area 3 Security Facilities lockers===

In the security guard locker room of Sector C's Sector C Test Labs 3 Medium Security Facilities and High-Energy Particle Labs|Area 3 Medium Security Facilities visited in ''Half-Life Blue Shift|Blue Shift'', the lockers bears the name of Gearbox Software|Gearbox employees. The names include

*Jones, a nod to http//www.mobygames.com/developer/sheet/view/developerId,269459/ Steven Jones.

*Trock.

*Kooy.

*Phillips.

*Lombardi, a nod to Doug Lombardi, the only non-Gearbox employee nodded to there.

*Veevaert, a nod to http//www.mobygames.com/developer/sheet/view/developerId,6622/ Jim Veevaert.

*Hood, a nod to http//www.mobygames.com/developer/sheet/view/developerId,2203/ J. Mark Hood.

*Pobst, a nod to http//www.mobygames.com/developer/sheet/view/developerId,5131/ Jeff Pobst.

*Dunn, a nod to http//www.mobygames.com/developer/sheet/view/developerId,53761/ Amanda Dunn. The next locker is not listed as it is Calhoun's.

*Cassello.

*Fase.

*Bass.

*O'Conner.

*Beier.

*Pauly.

==Level 3 Dormitories==

In the personnel dormitories of Sector C's Level 3 Dormitories visited in ''Half-Life Decay'', each room except two is occupied by two people, all named after Gearbox Software|Gearbox employees (except Gordon Freeman). The names include

===South Wing===

*301 Selitto / Heironimus, a nod to http//www.mobygames.com/developer/sheet/view/developerId,58775/ Robert Selitto and Rob Heironimus.

*302 McArthur / VanDolen, a nod to http//www.mobygames.com/developer/sheet/view/developerId,53755/ Christopher McArthur and http//www.mobygames.com/developer/sheet/view/developerId,58777/ Matthew VanDolen.

*303 Montague, a nod to http//www.mobygames.com/developer/sheet/view/developerId,36336/ Michael Montague. Him and Freeman are the only residents who don't share their room.

*304 Reardon / Luna, a nod to http//www.mobygames.com/developer/sheet/view/developerId,22314/ Sean Reardon and http//www.mobygames.com/developer/sheet/view/developerId,53756/ Eli Luna.

*305 Cavanaugh / Armstrong, a nod to http//www.mobygames.com/developer/sheet/view/developerId,53754/ Sean Cavanaugh and Matthew Armstrong.

*306 Martel / Jones, a nod to http//www.mobygames.com/developer/sheet/view/developerId,1045/ Brian Martel and http//www.mobygames.com/developer/sheet/view/developerId,269459/ Steven Jones.

===North Wing===

Room 309 is not listed as it is Freeman's, where he lives alone.

*307 Jones / Reardon, a nod to http//www.mobygames.com/developer/sheet/view/developerId,269459/ Steven Jones and http//www.mobygames.com/developer/sheet/view/developerId,22314/ Sean Reardon.

*308 Palmer / Bahl, a nod to http//www.mobygames.com/developer/sheet/view/developerId,22315/ Stephen Palmer and Stephen Bahl.

*310 Landon / Hess, a nod to http//www.mobygames.com/developer/sheet/view/developerId,22309/ Landon Montgomery and Brian Hess.

*311 Mertz / Pitchford, a nod to David Mertz and Randy Pitchford|Randall "Randy" Pitchford.

*312 Wardwell / Deupree, a nod to http//www.mobygames.com/developer/sheet/view/developerId,22312/ Mike Wardwell and http//www.mobygames.com/developer/sheet/view/developerId,22019/ Patrick Deupree.


==Announcements==

Several announcements directed to scientists and security guards are made in ''Half-Life'', most of the time before and after the Resonance Cascade in Sector C. Half of them are nods to Valve employees.

*Backman, a nod to Ted Backman, he is a Black Mesa Security Force|security guard Lieutenant mentioned in the message "''Lieutenant Backman and cleanup team to Sub-Level 3''".

*Bailey, a nod to Kelly Bailey, he is a security guard Sergeant mentioned in the message "''Sergeant Bailey to Topside Checkpoint Bravo.''".

*Birdwell, a nod to Ken Birdwell, he is a scientist mentioned in the message "''Dr. Birdwell reports superconducting interchange is activated.''".

*Black, scientist mentioned in the message "''Coded message for Captain Black, Sector F Lambda Complex Command and Communication Center|Command and Communication Center.''".

*Coomer, a nod to Greg Coomer, he is a security guard Agent mentioned in the message "''Agent Coomer, report to Topside Tactical Operations Center.''".

*Guthrie, a nod to John Guthrie|John or http//www.mobygames.com/developer/sheet/view/developerId,22346/ Mona Lisa Guthrie, he is a security guard Sergeant mentioned in the message "''Sergeant Guthrie, report to Topside Motorpool immediately.''".

*Johnson, a nod to Brett Johnson, he is a scientist mentioned in the message "''Dr. Johnson, please call Observation Tank 1.''" in Sector C.

*Victor, scientist mentioned in the message "''Dr. Victor, report to Supercooled Laser Lab please.''". 

*West, scientist mentioned in the message "''Dr. West, please report to Lambda Reactor Complex.''".

==Other==

*Louis Donaldson, a scientist involved in the research of creatures found on Xen prior to the Black Mesa Incident. During his work, he became the discoverer of the Barnacle creature, but unfortunately also its first victim. The Barnacle's full name, ''Cirripedia donaldsonia'', was subsequently named after him.http//web.archive.org/web/19980210182801/http//www.ogr.com/specials/monsters/barnacle.shtml Half-Life Monster of the Week Feature on OGR.com His name is a nod to http//www.mobygames.com/developer/sheet/view/developerId,34587/ Louise Donaldson, thanked in the ''Half-Life'' credits. 

*S. Jones, a nod to http//www.mobygames.com/developer/sheet/view/developerId,269459/ Steven Jones, he is a scientist whose corpse is seen in ''Half-Life Opposing Force|Opposing Force'', lying near his desk on which is name tag is seen. He was presumably working on the Displacer Cannon with his nearby colleague S. Reardon, also dead. He also appears to own or have been using a Glock 17, as one is seen on his desk.

*Newell, a nod to Gabe Newell, he is a scientist who occupied an office in Sector D, visited during the ''Half-Life'' chapter ''Office Complex''. At the time of the Black Mesa Incident, the office is flooded and electricity is running through the water. A Headcrab can also be found.

*Peters, mentioned by another scientist in the Advanced Biological Research Lab during the chapter ''Half-Life'' chapter ''Questionable Ethics'', Petershttp//www.gamefront.com/files/20242965/Half_Life_Audio_Script ''Half-Life'' Audio Script is said to have switched on the surgical unit and apparently died in the process. In ''Half-Life'', only blood stains and gibs remain of Peters' corpse. In ''Half-Life Source'', his body was added as a retcon.

*Smithers, scientist who appears in the ''Half-Life'' level ''Blast Pit''. During the Black Mesa Incident, Sector D Administration D-02|Silo D-02's power generator has to be started up to defeat the Tentacles in Sector D Administration D-01|Silo D-01, and Smithers is sent to restart it. It is likely he encounters some Xen aliens on the way there, because instead of restarting the generator, he decides to hide on top of the generator until the crisis ends. Having failed to start the generator and failed to return, Smithers' colleague met below by Freeman assumes he has been killed and states he did not attempt to restart the generator himself. Later, Gordon comes down to restart the generator. Upon stepping onto the device, he encounters Smithers, who refuses to move until the situation drastically improves. Freeman restarts the generator and leaves, while Smither's fate remains unknown.

*S. Reardon, a nod to http//www.mobygames.com/developer/sheet/view/developerId,22314/ Sean Reardon, he is a scientist whose corpse is seen in ''Half-Life Opposing Force|Opposing Force'', lying near his desk on which is name tag is seen. He was presumably working on the Displacer Cannon with his nearby colleague S. Jones, also dead. In ''Half-Life Blue Shift|Blue Shift'', the same name tag can be found on the desk in the office where Harold has retreated.

*Tolman, a scientist who worked with Doctors Rosenberg and Richard Keller|Keller at the time of the Resonance Cascade. During the experiment on GG-3883, he was to power up the secondary magnetic charges. He was killed by the surge of destruction immediately following the incident. Rosenberg was frightened and alerted by his death, but Keller brushed it off in the face of the disaster.

*Van Buren, a nod to Bill Van Buren, he is a scientist who occupied an office in Sector D's Administration Offices. Left of the office door is a sign with his name, with "Diplomatic Relations" under it. When Gordon Freeman reaches the office, a scientist jumps through the window; this may be him. Inside the office are a HECU SPAS-12|shotgun, ammo for it and two Medkits.

==Gallery==


FileIsabel_Teasley.png|Isabel Teasley's name tag.
FilePeters_corpse_wide.jpg|Peters' gibbed corpse.
FilePeters source.jpg|Peters' visible corpse in ''Half-Life Source''.


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