Senior Environmental Scientist
- Bellingham, WA
Mark helps GeoEngineers’ clients plan, design, permit, construct and monitor stream and wetland habitat restoration projects. Environmental scientists like Mark focus on how development projects affect natural systems, and how we can reduce our impacts on the environment we share.
“I got lucky to find a career that allows me to make my home a better place to live for the next generation,” Mark says, “my career is more than just a pay check, it’s inspiring.”
Mark’s broad environmental permitting experience comes from a combination of work in both the private and public sectors. After graduating from the University of Washington, Mark managed habitat restoration projects for a fisheries non-profit before settling in for more than a decade at a county public works department, where he focused on bridge and road projects. Curious about the world of professional consulting, Mark joined a large environmental consulting agency and began managing complicated habitat restoration projects, work that eventually led him to GeoEngineers.
“It was really just perfect timing during a round of golf with my long-time friend Joe Callaghan,” Mark says. “I was in.”
When Mark isn’t working to restore local habitats, he likes to enjoy the fruit of his labors by soaking up the outdoors. You might find him hiking, mountain biking, boating, gardening or working on his latest DIY project. Above all, Mark enjoys being a dad and spending time with his family.