When she was in college, Brooke was drawn to the study of earth processes and found that geology came naturally to her. After interning at GeoEngineers, she joined the staff in 2003 and began building her expertise as a professional geologist. Brooke’s work centers on pipelines—from design through permitting—and includes geomorphology, environmental restoration plans, community relations and how geological hazards affect pipelines and their surroundings.
She appreciates many aspects of her job, Brooke reflects, including working outdoors, engaging in a variety of projects and receiving recognition for the quality of her work. She rates Olympic Pipe Line’s Whatcom Creek Pipeline project as her proudest project to date, citing its far-reaching community effects, field work, complex environmental considerations and the satisfaction of seeing to completion a project that was five years in the making.
Brooke enjoys working with colleagues who have become friends. She got hooked on daily runs with a GeoEngineers running group that inspired her to train for and compete in her first full marathon. Brooke’s alter-ego is a fiddle player and singer. She plays local gigs and festivals in a three-girl, Loretta Lynn-style country band called Side Saddle and in a folk-rock band called Legendary Oaks.
ACEC-Washington, Silver Award for Exceeding Client/Owner Needs, Olympic Pipe Line Whatcom Creek Pipeline, 2011