Expertise DescriptionI have over 30 years experience in the mining and minerals industry specializing in engineering geology, mine exploration, hydrogeology, environmental geology, hazardous material characterization and remediation, as well as landslide & slope stability investigations. I am highly familiar with the exploration, development, and use of various industrial materials. I have extensive experience with behavior, value, and use of silica. I have prior expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.
Areas of Expertise
My consulting services include: Investigation & mitigation of geohazards, faults, landslides, etc; Characterization of toxics in soil & groundwater; Mining exploration, development, reclamation, & valuation; Surface water erosion, containment & related issues; Construction defect litigation – concerning soils & groundwater; Professional Negligence & Standard of Care Issues in Engineering Geology, Environmental & Mining; Geotechnical & Environmental Assessment, Characterization, and Remediation of chemically-affected soil vapor, ground water, & soil; Investigation and evaluation of both superficial & deep-seated slope stability; Examination, exploration, valuation, and development of precious metals & industrial minerals in the U.S., Mexico, & Central America.
Education[table] ,Degree,Subject,Institution, ,B.S.,Geological Sciences,San Diego State University, ,M.S.,Geology,UCLA, ,,,, ,,,, [/table]
Licenses Certifications[table] California Professional Geologist & Engineering Geologist Arizona Registered Geologist Oregon Registered Geologist & Engineering Geologist California Community College Teaching Credential Registered Disaster Service Worker [/table]
My expert witness experience includes: Construction Defect, soils, ground water, and & land sliding; Debris flow & water erosion geohazards; Environmental – soils & groundwater, characterization; Environmental risk assessment & remediation; Mining exploration, evaluation, development & reclamation; Professional Standards of Care – Professional Negligence – Geology Engineering.
My professional experience includes: Associate Professor of Geology for 20 years.
Awards & Affiliation[table]
Served on State Licensing Board - Gubernatorial Appointee
A.I. Levorsen Award Recipient
Partial List of Consulting Expert Witness Cases[table]
Primary AffiliationSociety for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration