I am a Supervisory Geophysicist based at the Cascades Volcano Observatory in Vancouver, WA. I manage the CVO Field Engineering and Instrumentation Team (FEIT) and as a team, we are responsible for installing, maintaining, and managing all of CVO's volcanic monitoring stations in Oregon and Washington.
In my career, I have been fortunate enough to work on volcanoes throughout the United States, New Zealand, and Indonesia. As a Supervisory Geophysicist, I am fortunate to manage a highly skilled and capable team that is responsible for designing, installing, and maintaining state of the art volcanic monitoring networks on all of the major volcanoes located in Oregon and Washington. In addition to working on volcanoes, I was also part of the NSF Funded Plate Boundary Observatory where I served as the Alaska Regional Engineer. In that role, I oversaw the installation of over 100 permanent GPS stations throughout the state of Alaska. These days, my time is spent between budgeting, planning, permitting, occasional field work, and supervising an excellent crew of field engineers!
Supervisory Geophysicist, USGS Cascades Volcano Observatory, 2015 - Present
Geophysicist, USGS Cascades Volcano Observatory, 2008 - 2015
Alaska Regional Engineer, Plate Boundary Observatory, UNAVCO, 2004 - 2008
Geophysicist, USGS Alaska Volcano Observatory, 2001 - 2003
Hydrologic Technician, U.S. Forest Service, Panhandle National Forest, 1997-1998
Education and Certifications
M.S. Geological Sciences, Central Washington University, 2000
B.S. Geology, University of Washington, 1995
Honors and Awards
USGS Director's Award, 2014 - Oso Landslide Response