I received my undergraduate degree from the University of Oregon and graduated with departmental honors in 2009 with a bachelor of science in geological sciences. I completed an honors thesis on post-glacial fluvial incision in the central southern Alps of New Zealand, which incorporated field work conducted during my study abroad experience. Shortly after graduating I was hired as a geologist by a company trying to develop low temperature geothermal resources in Texas, but the company was unable to secure funding so I started working at the Bureau of Economic Geology in Austin, Texas. In the winter of 2012 I was accepted at the Colorado School of Mines and began working towards my Masters degree in June of 2012, which focused on characterizing the water chemistry variability in 20 perennial tributaries to the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon. I graduate with a MS in May of 2014, and have since transitioned back to Oregon. I have a strong background in earth sciences, chemistry, math, and physics and would love to have the opportunity to assist students in these areas. I am passionate about applied science and believe that it is extremely beneficial for young students to learn this material with context, because without any context these subjects can seem like a waste of time and not worth the effort to learn. I enjoy physical activity, mostly through hiking, running, or playing soccer. I have gone on several long backpacking treks along the Pacific Crest Trail in the Sierras and around South Lake Tahoe. My biggest hiking trip was 180 miles along the John Muir Trail from Yosemite National Park to Bishop Pass over 10 days. I have two dogs, a beautiful wife, and a new baby girl.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of Oregon - Bachelor of Science, Geological Sciences
Graduate Degree: Colorado School of Mines - Master of Science, Geology
wife, baby, dogs, education, hiking, soccer, running