Hydrogeology Expert 325337 AK

Expertise Description

I have over 20 years experience in the field of Environmental Remediation, specializing in Hydrogeology. I have experience in assessment and remediation of soil and groundwater impacted by petroleum hydrocarbons, chlorinated solvents, and heavy metals. I have over 20 years experience in in-situ remediation as an environmental scientist, project manager, and contractor. I also have 5 years experience in the oil and gas industry as an oil exploration geologist working in Alaska and California. I have more than 20 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Areas of Expertise

Expert Witness

My expert witness experience includes Lead grinding in soils; Erosion control issues at residences, vineyards, strawberry growers; Soil Toxins, including Coccidioides (Valley Fever) and soil health issues; Agricultural pesticide spraying and exposure to tenants; Vapor and water intrusion (with pollutants) into houses or work spaces; Impacted groundwater wells; Oil field assessment and remediation insurance claim review; Peer review of; Soil and Groundwater Remediation Methods and Costs; Property owner representation for prior environmental impacts; Hexavalent chromium, Cr(VI) in soils and water.

Consulting Experience

My consulting services include Peer review of other consultants work, Soil and groundwater assessment and cleanup, Soil and groundwater remediation cost evaluation, Levee Hydrogeology study, Wetlands restoration, River restoration project, Underground tank removals, Sewer system infiltration projects, Assessment of soil and groundwater, Soil and groundwater impacts from petroleum hydrocarbons, Soil and groundwater impacts from heavy metals, and Soil and groundwater impacts from chlorinated solvents.

Relevant Experiences

I have worked with damaged pipes as a contractor, owner and sewer board member.

I am a California certified hydrogeologist and licensed well driller (C-57) in California.  I am familiar with well drilling as well as contractor license and proposal/contract requirements, contractor warranties for licensed work per the California State License Board.  I have worked with a variety of water pumps. 

As a licensed contractor, we have had to move petroleum products from underground storage tanks, or transfer explosive products during remediation.
In addition, I am a director on a sewer board and a sewer-collection board, we use explosion proof sewer pumps. 

I am a hydrogeologist.  I am familiar with the Los Angeles area, and I co-authored a book on acid mine drainage.  


M.A.GeologyUniversity of Texas
B.A.Geology and EnglishFranklin & Marshall College

Licenses Certifications

Professional Geologist in CA
and other states
Certified Hydrogeologist
Registered Environmental Assessor II
Qualified Stormwater Practitioner / Designer
Licensed Contractor in CA (A
asb) and in Washington State

Awards & Affiliation

Fulbright Scholar; 4 awards
Honorary membership; American Institute of Professional Geologists

Primary Affiliation

Association for the Environment

Partial List of Consulting Expert Witness Cases