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Professional Experience

March 2008 – June 2010                              GSI Water Solutions, Inc.            Portland, OR

Senior Staff Geologist

·         PCB congener and Aroclor database compiled (Access 2007) to support analysis of stormwater loading potential contribution.  Included homolog summary tools for fate-and-transport analysis support.

·         Compiled geo-database of over 4,000 wells and more than 50 years of water level readings in support of modeling efforts and US Geological Survey (USGS) and state regulatory oversight of ‘fossil water’ usage.

·         Access and SQL Server database development;

·         Deployment tools for remote desktop users.

·         Field director for City of Portland contract fieldwork conducted under US EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) CERCLA (SuperFund) regulations, Portland Harbor “Downtown Portland Sediment Characterization.”  Responsibilities included:

·         On-river coordinator with contract teaming partners;

·         Decision-maker for month-long fieldwork and sampling strategies;

·         Developed process for laboratory sample collection and transfer.

·         Data manager and hydrogeologist for ASR (Aquifer Storage and Recovery) municipal system, including:

·         SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) data automated collection and Access database import; and

·         Visual data analysis (hydrographs) and well performance monitoring.

·         Data manager for CERCLA-regulated former creosote plant.  Design considerations included:

·         Transducer and manual water level readings at landfill monitoring wells that “heave” and are re-surveyed (many top-of-casing elevations through time);

·         Hydrographs of millions of datapoints (transducers collect readings at 30-minute intervals) and adjacent tidally-influenced river to monitor for barrier protectiveness;

·         Chemical analytical data including soil, sediment, air and water analytical matrices;

·         GIS-based spatial analysis of chemical analytical results.

·         Stormwater data analysis tool for City of Portland, including MS Access and SQL Server database and form development.

·         Documented and debugged Excel Automation (VBA) pre-processor for FEFLOW groundwater model.

·         Updated numerous data management processes, including water metering and efficiency systems, SCADA data import and automated data review, and automated and semi-automated data import scripts to be used on three varying Electronic Data deliverable (EDD) formats (with an infinitely expandable “self-learning” design).


June 2007 – January 2008                            New Sesco Group                    Indianapolis, IN

Project Geologist

·         Performed fieldwork including well installation oversight, groundwater monitoring, site cleanup oversight, and soil, soil gas, stormwater and groundwater sampling.

·         Coordinated work plans and oversight under state regulators for local aerial pesticide applicator facility and an active dry cleaner.

·         Directed dig-and-haul operations at a former service station site in Vancouver, and segregated contaminated soil at a former asphalt plant in McMinnville.

·         Provided environmental compliance support for pharmaceutical industry.

·         Managed the local office including subcontracts, field and office-based sampling and reporting, and implemented online calendar and other tools for decentralized operation (including Google Apps integration).


May 2005 – June 2007                                  Hart Crowser, Inc.                Lake Oswego, OR

Senior Staff Geologist

·         Completed stormwater mitigation plans (SWPCPs) for industrial facilities located along the Columbia Slough, Portland, Oregon.

·         Stormwater system documentation, permitting, and system upgrades for industrial clients.  Deliverables included SWPCPs and SPCC Plans; clients performed facility upgrades with engineering support and met benchmark goals.

·         Updated Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plan for eastern-Oregon bulk fuel handler.

·         Performed detailed property transfer research for CERCLA-liability defense, including detailed historical reviews of impaired facilities.

·         Pursued and supported RI/FS and IRAM implementation for large petroleum cleanup project in eastern Oregon.

·         Delineated and excavated PCB-impacted soils in former metal recycler facility in Vancouver, Washington.

·         Grid sampling over 250-acre agricultural site for lead arsenate impacted surficial soils in Oregon in accordance with DEQ Agricultural Property guidance document.

·         IT projects included website maintenance, tracking, switch maintenance and expansion, and end-user support.

·         Geotechnical project field support for various residential developments in Oregon and Washington.


January 2005 – May 2005                             Norville Consulting                      Portland, OR

Geologist, Sole Proprietorship

·         Quarterly groundwater monitoring and report for agricultural cooperative located in eastern Oregon.

·         Tank decommissioning, sediment sampling, and Oregon-specific file research and compliance reports.


January 2003 – January 2005                       GeoDesign, Inc.                            Tualatin, OR

Staff Geologist

·         Groundwater model (Visual ModFlow supported by inverse modeling techniques) for Potlatch Corporation hydraulic connection study; included installation of five new monitoring wells by air rotary drill.

·         Landfill gas monitoring and methane abatement support, conducting vapor barrier certification and coordination with California-based engineering firm.

·         Numerous Phase I and Phase II projects completed within aggressive timeline and budget constraints.

·         RI/FS work and support of Project level staff.

·         GIS research and design for 3D-modeling project of Ross Island lagoon with John Lowe.

·         Subsurface exploration experience using direct push, hollow-stem auger, bucket auger, and air-rotary techniques.  Sampled using split-spoon, Shelby tube and direct-push sleeves.

·         Well installation and development using Waterra and submersible pumps; low-flow sampling techniques including flow cell; bailer techniques.


Software Development

January 2002 – 2003                                     Jeff Norville Consulting               Portland, OR

Software Engineer, Web Designer

·         Specifications review and data structure design, VBA and MS Access application (Portland-area cellular phone plan retailer).

·         Java and PL/SQL stored procedure development (Standard Insurance, internal tracking application).

·         Visual Basic application source code review and documentation (Timberland Software).


May 2000 – January 2002                            PreNet (PreCash) Corporation    Portland, OR

Interactive Voice Response (IVR) Engineer

·         Telecom and computer skills to design and build database and CTI applications on Interactive Voice Response (IVR) systems.

·         Designed highly-available IVR systems to handle 3,000+ calls per day using Windows NT, Dialogic hardware and Parity VOS; provisioned lines with telcos Sprint and AT&T.

·         Built testing “harness” application to simulate high call volumes for hardware/telco load-testing, and to track system latencies.

·         Translated business requirements and caller’s needs into design and code for multi-lingual system; designed locator with MapQuest geocoding functionality; assisted text-to-speech batch file creator using Lernout & Hauspie engine.

·         Examples:

·         SprintPCS Payment Card System, Verizon Wireless, PreCash payment systems.


Other Activities

2001 - present                                               Alder Creek Kayak & Canoe        Portland, OR

Adjunct Instructor (part time)

·         Sea kayak instructor, advanced certification from the American Canoe Association.

·         Active in the British Canoe Union (BCU) coach progressions in the Pacific Northwest.

·         Certifications in group management and leadership, teaching and learning style recognition and comprehension, and first aid/CPR training.

1996- 2000                                                    Monterey Bay Kayaks                  Monterey, CA

Guide and Assistant Manager

·         Sea kayak natural history tour interpreter and retail shop coordinator.

·         Trained to American Canoe Association open water certification for kayak coaching.


2000- current                                                                                                    Portland, OR

Outreach Activities

·         Circumnavigation of Vancouver Island, Canada, in 2007 in support of breast cancer research – broke world record, contributed to documentary film and magazine articles.

· – coached a summer paddling and winter Nordic skiing team.

· – coordinated an open time-trial series to improve individual kayak fitness, based on the Willamette River, Oregon.


1992 - 1996                                                    Occidental College                  Los Angeles, CA

B.A. Geology and Environmental Science

·         Undergraduate thesis project incorporated field sampling and laboratory extraction process for five-step partitioning of trace metals in near-shore sediment.

·         Areas of focus included music department; outdoor and preservation program development.



·         40-Hour HAZWOPER trained

·         8-hour refresher certificates

·         Oracle database development (PL/SQL)


·         PEST (Parameter Estimation) Software Advanced Course certificate

·         NITON Analyzer radiation certification

·         AHERA Asbestos Inspector


Walter Burt, Principle                                                          GSI Water Solutions, Inc.               (503) 239-8799

Keary Knickerbocker                                                             Vista Logic                                          (503) 796-0717 

Rick Ernst, Principle                                                             Hart Crowser, Inc.                            (503) 620-7284 

Craig Docktor, R.G.                                                               Hart Crowser, Inc.                            (503) 620-7284 

Levi Fernandez, P.E.                                                              Kennedy-Jenks                                    (503) 295-4911 

Paul Trone, R.G.                                                                      AMEC Earth & Environ.                (503) 639-3400 

Wayne Riggs, owner                                                              Statewide Environ.                            (541) 265-2425 

Brian Walsh, owner                                                                                             (503) 407-2768 


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