What is your background?
I am a registered Professional Engineer, a Licensed Professional Geologist in Indiana, and a Certified Floodplain Manager. I have an M.S. degree from the School of Civil Engineering, Purdue University, an M.S. in Geology from Indiana University, Bloomington, and a B.A. in Geology from Hunter College.
During my 30-year career in water resources, I served as Head of the Water Resources Agency (Trinidad and Tobago), President of Stormwater & Floodplain Engineering, LLC, and Engineering Manager, Hydraulic Engineer, and Engineering Geologist at the Division of Water, Indiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR).
Some of my contributions pertaining to water resources publications in Indiana include:
- Member of Development Team for Indiana DNR “General Guidelines for the Hydrologic-Hydraulic Assessment of Floodplains in Indiana” (2002)
- Co-Editor for the publication “Water Resource Availability in the Lake Michigan Region, Indiana” (1994)
- Contributor for the publication “Water Resource Availability in the Kankakee River Basin, Indiana” (1990)
- Presenter at the Annual Civil Engineering Professional Development Seminar, Hydraulics Session, Purdue University in 2002, 2003, 2005, and 2006.
What are three career lessons you have learned?
- Embrace lifelong learning
- Failing forward means you are on the path to success
- Get used to some discomfort if you want to experience growth
What types of projects have you completed in the past ten years?
Recent work I have supervised includes reservoir modeling for water supply, assessment of aquifers and siting of groundwater wells, and review of Environmental Impact Assessments. Earlier in my career, I completed numerous hydrologic and hydraulic modeling projects for bridges, dams, culverts, and Letters of Map Revision (LOMRs).
What is something that you would consider one of your greatest professional accomplishments?
Leaving state employment to start Stormwater & Floodplain Engineering, LLC.
Name two things our clients can expect when working with you.
- Customer Service
- Quality work products
You are happiest when?
When I get up in the morning and when I go to bed.
What professional values are most important to you?
- Integrity – adhere to the ethical standards of your profession(s)
- Respect – Everyone is valuable regardless of their position