Ryan Tobias

Senior Environmental Scientist

Fieldwork at abandoned mines often puts me in some of the most remote corners of the Pacific Northwest. When I get a chance to work outdoors, it hardly seems like work to me.

Hired

  • 2017

Location

  • Bend, OR

Ryan brings a diverse background in biology and environmental science to his work at GeoEngineers. He focuses on abandoned mine reclamation, environmental compliance, transportation studies, wetlands and hazardous materials investigations.

Growing up in Southern Oregon, Ryan developed a strong appreciation for nature. Eventually his passion for the natural world led him to pursue biology and begin a career at an earth science firm where he gained experience doing environmental cleanup work at abandoned mines and other brownfield sites.

“Fieldwork at abandoned mines often puts me in some of the most remote corners of the Pacific Northwest,” Ryan says. “When I get a chance to work outdoors, it hardly seems like work to me.”

At GeoEngineers, Ryan relishes the opportunity to chart his own career path and pursue work in new and challenging areas. He’s always looking for ways to use new technologies or techniques to improve our work and solve challenges for our clients.

“GeoEngineers has a special culture of collaboration and openness that fosters interaction and innovation between disciplines,” Ryan says.

Outside of work, Ryan relishes every chance to spend time outside with his wife and daughter. You might find them hiking, mountain biking, kayaking, snowshoeing, camping or fly fishing—and afterwards he’ll probably be capping off his adventure with an IPA in one of his favorite Oregon breweries!

Awards
  • ACEC Oregon Grand Award for Environmental and Water Resources, Monte Cristo Mining Area Removal Action, Snohomish County, WA, 2017

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