Eric brings a skill set in computer modeling of groundwater and contaminant transport to GeoEngineers, along with a background in CERCLA remedial investigation and feasibility studies. “Although computer models will never give us a perfect understanding of complex natural systems, they are increasingly an indispensable tool,” Eric said.
Before coming to GeoEngineers, Eric worked in a project management role for several large engineering firms such as Lockheed Martin and CH2M Hill during his nearly 20 years with the US Department of Energy’s Idaho National Laboratory. “During my time at the Idaho National Laboratory, I had the opportunity to work on world-class research in vadose zone transport of contaminants (those that travel through the earth between land surface and the water table). These experiences and education have been critical in my role at GeoEngineers,” he said.
As a long-time fly fisherman, Eric has a personal interest in Yellowstone cutthroat trout habitat restoration in eastern Idaho. “I feel lucky to live a little more than a stone’s throw from the south fork of the Snake River, considered by most to be one of the top three natural trout fisheries in the lower 48 states. I enjoy the surroundings and experience of fly fishing as much as actually catching a fish,” he said. Outside of work and fly fishing, Eric is also an avid golfer and has passed his love of the sport down to his five children.