GARLAND ENVIRONMENTAL & GEOLOGICAL SOLUTIONS Principal Geologist Feb 2017 to Present
Garland Site Solutions is dynamic design build firm with a diverse background in geology, geotechnical engineering, soils, site evaluations, specialty civil projects, construction management, and environmental compliance. Garland Site Solutions specializes in value added services and solutions for complex sites. We offer expert management for all of your earth science, geological and environmental needs.
SOUTHERN COMPANY GENERATION
Georgia Regional Construction
Construction Lead Oct 2016 to Feb 2017
Plant McManus Demolition and Ash Pond Closure: Managed $20 Million Coal Plant Demolition Project and $40 Million Ash Pond Closure.
Geologist-Site Manager Jun 2015 to Oct 2016
Plant McIntosh Ash Monofill Cells 1&2: Developed Bid Package and Scope of Work. Coordinate constructability with Engineering and Design to ensure permit requirements were satisfied. Managed the biding and contractual awards. Served as site manager for the new Cell 2 Landfill Construction and existing Cell 1 Closure. Through value added services was able to reduce original bid cost from $10 Million to $7.5 Million and through change order management was able to reduce change order cost by 50%.
Geologist-Project Lead Aug 2014 to Jun 2015
Huffaker Road CCB Retrofit Project: Transferred to project after contractor mobilization. Managed project and provided on-site field supervision ensuring, specifications, and permit regulations were met. Left project at 75% completion to transfer to current Plant McIntosh. Successfully managed to get project back on track and reduced original $3 Million change orders for lack of suitable clay and constructability concerns to $1 Million by acquiring alternative borrow source with a more workable clay, having specifications adjusted for new and existing soil characteristics, and coaching contractor through alternative material handling techniques to achieve a working material handling and compaction process.
Geologist-Project Lead Dec 2012 to Aug 2014
Plant Bowen M.A.T.S Project: Directly managed construction of Plant Bowen CCB Cells 3&4 and 9&10 (both projects covered 200 Acres, for 70 Acres of new landfill, required 4 Million C.Y. of cut/fill and cost $20 Million), Final closure of 250 Acre Ash Pond, and all Bowen Environmental Project Environmental Compliance.
Geologist-Project Coordinator Jan 2012 to Dec 2012
Plant Hammond Ash Pond #4 Closure: Managed Plant Hammond Ash Pond #4 Closure. $7 Million closure consisted of a 50 acre ash pond back in to compliance and in a satisfactory ranking with the GAEPD.
Civil Field Services
Geologist-Construction Manager Dec 2010 to Dec 2011
Plant Hatch and Plant Farley Emergency Notification Projects: Coordinated construction, provide oversight, install and implementation of Siren Systems.
Installation of 160 Emergency Warning sirens. Liaison to Land department on selection and acquisition easements for suitable desired siren locations. Worked in collaboration with City and County officials and State DOTs to facilitate project requirements. Worked with Environmental affairs for permitting requirements and stream and wetland issues. Coordinated and directed site preparation, clearing, and access improvements for all 160 sites.
Geologist Jun 2007 to Dec 2010
Drilling Services: Provided oversight and project management for all Southern Company geotechnical and environmental drilling projects in the Eastern footprint. Identified and implemented the use of drilling contractors with the most effective, efficient, and advanced drilling techniques and technologies available and consistently devised creative solutions to overcome complex challenges. Successfully built and maintained productive professional relationships with a diverse system wide client base, consisting primarily of Transmission and Generation with support for Distribution and others as needed.
ECOLOGICAL LAND CLEARING, LLC
Owner Nov 2006 to May 2009
Specialized land clearing, vegetation management, and property beautification company, which serviced the Middle Georgia area.
GEOTECHINCAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULTANTS
Staff Geologist Jun 2004 to Jan 2007
Provided oversight, testing monitoring and evaluation of soil and groundwater. Performed geotechnical evaluations, direct oversight for drilling operations including well installation, and UST site monitoring. Performed wetland and stream delineation, phase I and II environmental site assessments, solid waste consultation (owner’s representative for EPD correspondence), landfill construction oversight, methane monitoring, regulatory compliance quality assurance, soil surveys, soil stratification and identification, soil density testing, pile installation monitoring, boring layout and report preparation.
STONE MOUNTAIN SCHOOL
Black Mountain, NC
Counselor Nov 2001 to Mar 2004
Wilderness Therapeutic School methodology to engage, train and modify adolescent behavior patterns to assist in development of coping mechanisms with their asserting themselves while being a person with disabilities in society. Partnered with individuals and groups to create, foster and inspire life-long coping skills.
WATERMARK PADDLE SPORTS
Kayaker/Boat Builder Sep 2000 to Oct 2001
Worked with Research and design to, develop and test new prototype kayaks. Also engaged with production for creation of new molds and build-out for new boats for retail.
GEORGIA ARMY NATIONAL GUARD
Thomaston and Statesboro, GA
Private First Class Mar 1995 to Mar 2003
Honorable Discharge: Infantry
UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA AT BIRMINGHAM Apr 2014
M.E. Construction and Engineering Management
WESTERN CAROLINA UNIVERSITY May 2004
B.S. Environmental Geology
GEORGIA SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY May 2000
B.S. Commercial Recreation and Tourism