Land Use Expert 458396 CA(N)

Expertise Description

I have more than 30 years experience in the field of Geosciences with expertise in the identification, investigation, and remediation of geologic hazards, involving land use planning, environmental assessments, earth movements, soil testing, field exploration and analysis, and presentation of findings. I have particular experience with the evaluation of active faults for construction site planning, the development of seismic safety programs and policies, and the determination of remediation and design alternatives for geologically sound site development. I have over 20 years expert witness experience.

Areas of Expertise

Expert Witness

My expert witness experience includes cases of landslides, investigation of expansion review, property devaluation based on geotechincal mitigation costs in oil field development; property damage from slope instability initiated by improperly maintained municipal storm drainage; and seismic hazard investigation.

Consulting Experience

My consulting experience includes alternatives analysis, tunnel investigation, location of abandoned underground mine, detailed kinematic investigation of faults within the footprint of a proposed dam; environmental impact reports, and fault hazard assessments.

Professional Experiences

My professional experience includes President, Board of Directors, Principal Geologist, and Project Geologist.


B.S.GeologyUniversity of Minnesota Institute of Technology

Licenses Certifications

California Professional Geologist
California Certified Engineering Geologist

Awards & Affiliation

Association of Engineering Geologists (AEG)
Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI)
South Coast Geological Society (SCGS)
International Association of Engineering Geologists (IAEG)
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

Primary Affiliation

Association of Engineering Geologists (AEG)

Partial List of Consulting Expert Witness Cases