Expert 11727 - CA(S)


Expertise Description

I have over 20 years experience in engineering and hydrogeology. My areas of expertise include: water resources, solid and hazardous waste management, and environmental assessment. My project involvement has included feasibility studies, environmental impact analysis, site investigations, pollution control, and pollution remediation engineering. I have prior expert witness experience.

Areas of Expertise


Consulting Experience

My consulting services include: Engineering Geology – special studies zone fault evaluation, slope stability evaluation; Environmental Impact Analysis – EIR / EIS report preparation, review for lead agency and responsibly agencies, initial study preparation; Environmental Site Assessment- preliminary site assessment, contamination evaluation, facility environmental compliance audits; Geohydrology / Water Resources – groundwater basin studies; water availability (safe-yield) and water quality, including digital modeling of water flow and water quality; municipal wells, aquifer analysis; Hazardous Waste Sites – disposal site selection, design evaluation, monitoring, site closure; contamination evaluation, remedial design (soil and groundwater clean-up); health risk assessment; Solid Waste (non-hazardous) – siting studies for municipal waste disposal, both new and site expansions; develop testing methods and selection criterial for refuse collection vehicles; landfill gas migration evalua


Professional Experiences




Relevant Experiences

I have experience in the areas of geology, geomorphology and hydrology.  I have prepared a number of storm water plans.  A few years ago I analyzed the runoff and sediment transport from a residential development site in a major city for a developer under a cease and desist order and notice of violation from the Regional Water Quality Control Board.  The project included drainage areas analysis, mineralogical analysis of transported sediments to assess source area, and computer modelling of sediment transport using the RUSLE2 code.

I have been investigating releases from landfills since the late 1970’s


Education

DegreeSubjectInstitution
B.S.GeologyUniversity of Redlands

Licenses Certifications

Registered Geologists
California
Certified Engineering Geologist
California
Certified Hydrogeologist
California
California Registered Environmental Assessor II

Awards & Affiliation

Award winning publication
American Society for Testing and Materials
Hazardous Solid Waste Testing

Primary Affiliation

Honorary Earth Science Society


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