John is a geotechnical engineer with civil, environmental, and habitat creation/restoration experience working with federal, state, and local agencies, as well as commercial clients, industrial clients, and contractors. His calm nature, dedication to solving technical and non-technical problems, and his ability to work with diverse stakeholders and design teammates make him a valuable project team member. John also enjoys mentoring and sharing his experience (mistakes learned from) with engineers, scientists, and geologists in the earlier stages of their careers.
John is an active member of industry associations, including the American Society of Civil Engineers and American Exploration & Mining Association, and often presents at leading industry conferences.
Geotechnical, civil, and environmental habitat creation, restoration, and mitigation
Floodplain geotechnical engineering for levees, dams, and habitat restoration
Geotechnical and environmental upland, river, and marine cleanup, restoration, and redevelopment
Abandoned mine land hazard identification, inventory, prioritization, reclamation design alternatives, construction documents, and emergency/remote reclamation construction
Mine construction monitoring, post-reclamation monitoring, and final construction reports
Mine reclamation alternatives, construction plans, specifications, and cost estimates for traditional and remote sites
Geologic hazard (seismic, landslide, hydrogeologic, flooding) identification, review, analysis, design, and construction
Foundation, pavement, tunnel, embankment, earthwork, ground improvement, and earth retention project design and construction
Slope stability hazard identification, inventory, analysis, permitting, and stabilization/mitigation
Slope, seawall, shoreline, and streambank stabilization
“In order to help my clients succeed, I tap into my unending curiosity to learn how things work and my tenacious dedication to problem solving.”