Geotechnical Technical Service Team Manager
12300 West Dakota Avenue, Suite 340
Lakewood, CO 80228
Ph: (720) 963-3244
FAX: (720) 963-3232
Began working in field in 1984
Joined FHWA in 2002
• Ph.D., Civil Engineering -- Geotechnical, UC Berkeley, 1992
• M.S., Civil Engineering -- Geotechnical, UC Berkeley, 1988
• M.S., Geology - Engineering, Colorado State University, 1988
• B.S., Geology - Engineering, University of Colorado, 1982
• Soil and rock properties|
• Slope stability
• Deep and shallow foundation design and construction
• Earth retaining structures
• Risk management
• Asset management
• Site exploration
Licenses and Registrations
• Professional Engineer CO (active), UT, and HI|
• American Society of Civil Engineers, Member – Embankments, Dams and Slopes Committee|
• Association of Engineering Geologists, Program Chair, N.A. Landslide Conference
• Deep Foundation Institute, Co-Program Chair of 2007 Annual Meeting
• AASHTO Subcommittee on Bridges, Member T-13 Culverts
• TRB Committees on Transportation Earthwork, and Soil and Rock Properties, Member
• Geotechnical Discipline Leader for the FHWA Office of Federal Lands Highway.|
• Conducted and oversaw investigation, analysis, design and construction phases of the Hoover Dam Bypass and major projects within our National Parks, Forests, and other federal lands.
• Developed and implemented risk management and asset management tools. Deployed new technologies for slopes, retaining walls and foundations. Received the 2006 FHWA Award for Engineering Excellence.
• Worked internationally as a senior consulting engineer and manager for a major A/E design firm and geotechnical consultant.
• Consulted in the transportation market sector, as well as water resources, mining, and commercial market sectors.
• Projects included the Hanging Lake tunnel on Interstate 70
• Many other highway projects; new and existing dams, canals, and pipelines; waste rock and risk management for large mines; and, deep foundations and excavation support for high-rise construction in the U.S. and abroad.
• Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Hawaii (and part-time at the University of Colorado).
• Conducted federally and locally funded research on soil and rock properties, groundwater hydrology, and slope stability, and taught undergraduate and graduate courses in geotechnical engineering.
• Recipient of ASCE Outstanding Faculty Award.