- Tacoma, WA
Eric uses his knowledge of hydrogeology to support our environmental remediation and monitoring projects. He spends a lot of time in the field gathering data on which to base his written reports.
“My interest in hydrogeology grew organically during my undergraduate studies,” Eric says. “For me, the principles and theories that describe the interactions between various fluids and geologic media are both intuitive and fascinating.”
While still in school, Eric broadened his experience through a variety of projects. He analyzed a TCE (chemical solvent) plume in a fractured-rock aquifer at the Naval Air Warfare Center Research site in Trenton, NJ while working as an intern for the United States Geological Survey. In graduate school Eric helped create a numerical simulation of the Puyallup River Watershed. After graduating from the University of Washington with a Master of Science degree in Applied Geology in 2014, Eric spent several years gaining valuable experience at another Seattle firm before joining GeoEngineers.
“I really enjoy the variety of tasks I am asked to do.” Eric says. “There always seems to be a new skill to learn or a new problem that requires a creative solution. This variety helps to maintain my interest and keeps me excited about my work.”
Most of Eric’s free time is dedicated to his three young children. On the rare occasions when he can indulge in personal hobbies Eric enjoys skeet shooting, long motorcycle rides, hiking, camping and gardening.