Expertise DescriptionI have more than 25 years experience in the field of Engineering and Environmental Geology. My expertise includes project management related to evaluating geologic hazards for land use, project planning, facility siting, design, and environmental concerns. My representative environmental consultation consists of evaluation of a landfill closure plan; site hazard ranking of hazard waste sites; research on Underground Storage Tank (UST) inventory and leak detection technology; and groundwater resource evaluation and computer simulation of aquifer pump tests. My engineering geology experience further includes exploration and research for active fault evaluations; geologic mapping for new city-planning; preparation of seismic safety element; and forensic investigations of numerous foundation, retaining wall, and slope failures. I have prior expert witness experience.
Areas of Expertise
My expert witness experience includes: Planning commission, city, council, county supervisor and other public hearings; Earth movement; flood; drainage; earthquake; soil and ground water contamination; solvent and hydrocarbon-impacted ground water and soils.
My consulting services include: installation and sampling of groundwater monitoring wells in multiple aquifers; groundwater resource evaluation; remedial action plans for hydrocarbon, chlorinated solvent, heavy metals and asbestos-impacted residential, commercial, and industrial school sites; siting studies and investigations for small dams in northern California; management experience in administrative and technical aspects of environmental and geotechnical projects.
|B.A.||Geology||University of California||Berkeley|
|M.S.||Geology||California State University||Hayward|
|Professional Geologist – CA|
|Engineering Geologist – CA|
|Environmental Manager – NV|
|Registered Hazardous Substance Professional|
|National Environmental Health Association|
|Registered Environmental Assessor – CA|
Awards & Affiliation
Association of Engineering Geologists
Partial List of Consulting Expert Witness Cases