What is your background?

I have a B.S. in Geology from Ball State University and have worked in the Environmental and Geotechnical Consulting field for 15 years. I have performed environmental and geotechnical field testing throughout the Midwest and other various states such as Idaho, Maryland, New York, Georgia, Pennsylvania and Utah. Over the years, I have supported the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) on a multitude of projects throughout the United States. These projects ranged from but were not limited to, historical research and data collection, conceptual site modeling, field testing as well as the implementation of remedial strategies.

What are three career lessons you have learned?
  • Be patient
  • No problem is too big if you take the time and think it out
  • Never assume what others are thinking
What kinds of projects have you completed in the past ten years?

During the last decade, I have held various positions on projects such as a Health and Safety Officer, Project Manager and Senior Geologist. On these projects, I provided oversight, conducted soil delineations, completed pilot study tests to address groundwater issues, identified Karst features (sinkholes) and conducted inspections of the Class V wells and stormwater control structures for a variety of clients.

What is something that you would consider one of your greatest professional accomplishments?

I would say one of my greatest achievements in my career so far is passing the ASBOG Exam to become a Licensed Professional Geologist (LPG).

Name two things our clients can expect when working with you?
  • Clarity
  • Flexibility
You are happiest when?

I am happiest when unforeseen hurdles appear and things don’t go according to plan. I enjoy problem-solving as it can lead to tasks that may be new as it wasn’t thought of during the planning phase of the project.

What professional values are most important to you?
  • Honesty – everyone makes mistakes
  • Never assume that someone will pick up the slack