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Expert in Landslides, Faults, Slope Movement, Dewatering

Expert ID: 732504 California, USA

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Expert has 38 years of work experience on most engineering geologic phenomenon. He has over 30 years' experience in structural and geomorphic analysis; administration; staff mentoring and development; successful business development; forensic and expert witness investigation and testimony; and construction, grading, and development.

Expert has experience in the following:

Business strategy: Vision, direction, development, and marketing
Profit: Creating and maintaining
Management: Multiple offices and professionals 50 total staff members
Acquiring: Clients and projects
Motivation: Personnel, clients
Contract: Writing and Negotiations
Markets: Identification of profitable markets and market strategy
Budget: Development, and management

His expert witness and consulting work has included the following:
- Identification and problem solving for common and unusual engineering geologic problems such as landslides, slope creep, settlement, expansive soils,
fault activity, and many others
- Construction supervision of deep foundations, grading, slab on grade, dewatering, and instrumentation
- Conceptual geologic design of deep foundation systems including, drilled shear pins, caissons, tie backs, secant walls and grading for engineering geologic
problems
- Landslide investigation and repairs: Laguna Niguel, Big Rock Mesa, Sea View Estates, and more than 30 other destructive landslides and slope failures. See
attached list
- Large-scale air photo work / Historical research with topo maps
- Retrofit of foundations for historical adobe structures
- Dams and dam failures
- Infrastructure including water line, roads, and sewer lines
- Experience around heavy equipment, bulldozer, drill rigs, scrapers, hoes etc.
- Single-family custom hillside lots for grading/ Pre-purchase consulting
- Experience with Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Word, Power Point, and several Slope Stability programs
- Development of trial caliber exhibits and models

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Los Angeles, California - San Diego, California - Long Beach, California - Santa Ana, California - Anaheim, California - Riverside, California - Glendale, California - Huntington Beach, California - San Bernardino, California - Chula Vista, California

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2015 Degree: BS Subject: Geology Institution: California State University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2003 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: President Department: Responsibilities: Expert has successfully competed against very large competitors to secure projects such as large-scale dewatering and landslide stability. He has used geomorphic techniques and air-photo interpretation to address landslide and land form issues. He has developed numerous single-family home sites, handled all aspects of business development, billing, budgets, and marketing. Experience also includes forensic investigation and expert witness testimony.
Years: 1983 to 2003 Employer: American Geotechnical Title: President Department: Geology Responsibilities: Expert developed the business from a 2-person consulting firm to a corporation with 4 offices and over 50 employees. His responsibilities included administration, supervision, managing and training of all staff, annual performance reviews, business development, marketing strategy, public speaking, client management, quality control, budget control. He was also personally involved in the day-to-day practices of a geologist such as field mapping, down hole logging, structural analysis, and geomorphology, grading projects, forensic investigations and expert witness testimony.
Years: 1978 to 1982 Employer: Eberhart Axten and Associates Title: Project Manager / Branch Office Manager Department: Responsibilities: Expert undertook large-scale grading projects, infrastructure projects, field mapping, site inspections, buttress, clean out and quantity removal verification, and preliminary investigations. Experience included site feasibility, logs, cross-sections, geologic maps, structure contour analysis other forms of geologic and structural analysis.
Years: 1978 to 1979 Employer: Earth Research and Associates Title: Project geologist Department: Responsibilities: His experience included fieldwork, down hole and small diameter logging, technician supervision, preliminary investigations, site inspections during grading.
Years: 1976 to 1977 Employer: Westland and Associates Title: Filed Geologist Department: Responsibilities: Expert's duties included field technician work, laboratory work, and preliminary investigation of sites for development, and site review and inspection in grading.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Expert has qualified to appear in court and given testimony more than 50 times.
He has given more than 220 depositions.
Other Relevant Experience
He has conducted 29 landslide projects.

Fields of Expertise

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