Max T. WillsMax T. Wills LHG
Senior Hydrogeologist

Max has over 23 years of professional experience and a strong background in both environmental hydrogeology and groundwater resource evaluations. He possesses an extensive knowledge of Pacific Northwest geology and surface water hydrology. He is responsible for collection and interpretation of geologic and hydrogeologic data, preparation of technical reports, Phase I and II Environmental Assessments, remediation and groundwater monitoring projects, and supervision of well drilling and testing projects. Max is knowledgeable about computer modeling, analysis of complex datasets, and the application of database technologies for the organization and manipulation of hydrogeologic data. Max is a Licensed Hydrogeologist in Washington State.


Barb Gallagher

Barb A. Gallagher PE CESCL
Senior Engineer

Barb is a Senior Engineer with over 16 years of professional geotechnical engineering experience in Washington State, as well as several years of construction experience on projects ranging from landfills to high-rise buildings. Her work in the Pacific Northwest includes a variety of commercial, industrial, municipal and residential projects. Barb’s design experience includes embankments, retaining walls, pavements and shallow and deep foundations. She has developed and implemented subsurface investigation and testing programs to evaluate soil and groundwater conditions with regard to foundation design and infiltration characteristics. Barb is also a Certified Erosion and Sediment Control Lead (CESCL).


Jeff Wale

Jeff R. Wale PE CESCL
Senior Project Engineer

Jeff is a Licensed Engineer with over 12 years of professional geotechnical engineering experience in Washington State and a Certified Erosion and Sediment Control Lead (CESCL). He performs a wide range of geotechnical services, including: site inspection; mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) and gravity wall design; in situ treatments to improve soil characteristics; earthworks plan review; and deep foundation support such as driven pipe, helical anchor, and auger cast pile designs. He has evaluated slope stability for commercial structures and municipal properties, assessed buoyant forces on below water table structures, and evaluated hydraulic forces causing stream scour.


Kari ThomasKari A. Thomas LG
Senior Project Geologist

Kari is a Licensed Geologist in Washington State with over 10 years of experience in the geotechnical engineering, industrial hygiene, materials, and environmental consulting fields. She is an experienced field team leader and field health and safety coordinator. Her work experience and formal education includes groundwater and soil sampling, Phase I and Phase II Environmental Site Assessments, geotechnical and environmental drilling, asbestos and hazardous material building surveys, hazardous materials abatement oversight, indoor air quality and mold assessments, well installation, and construction monitoring. Kari also has experience working with wetlands management including groundwater elevation surveys, stream/channel flow, and sediment-loading studies.

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John AndersonJohn H. Anderson EIT CESCL
Staff Engineer

John is an Engineer-in-Training in Washington State and a licensed Certified Erosion and Sediment Control Lead (CESCL). As a geotechnical engineering intern with Seattle Public Utilities, he gained a wide range of experience with permitting, field reconnaissance, laboratory testing, and contractor coordination. John’s work in the construction industry provided complementary hands-on experience with foundation reinforcements, drainage, and the interpretation of building drawings and specifications. He performs a wide array of geotechnical investigations and reconnaissance (test pits, borings, subgrade evaluations) as well as in situ (nuclear densometer testing, dynamic cone penetrometer) and laboratory testing (Proctor compaction, sieve analysis, Atterberg limits, moisture density, etc.) of soil.


Natasha Garland-ClarkNatasha R. Garland-Clark GIT
Project Geologist

Natasha is a Geologist-In-Training in Washington State. She has project experience in the hydrogeo­logic, environmental, and geotechnical consulting fields, includ­ing: hydrogeologic analyses for regional groundwater resource definition and development; production and monitoring well drilling, development, and testing; construction dewatering; stormwater infiltration and detention; groundwater level and quality monitoring for regulatory compliance; construction observa­tion and testing; and Phase I Environmental Site Assessments. She performs site reconnaissance, develops and executes drilling and monitoring plans, and is adept at the interpretation of complex datasets and a range of field and laboratory testing.


Andrew BrownellAndrew T. Brownell
Staff Geologist

Andrew is a Staff Geologist with a variety of experience in the geological and environmental fields. He is a member of the Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists and the Northwest Association of Environmental Professionals. His work experience and formal education includes groundwater sampling, groundwater assessments, well data analysis, and Phase I Environmental Site Assessments. His prior work experience includes field studies of beach erosion and sediment morphology with the Swinomish Tribe. Andrew also has experience working for the USGS on coastal landform categorization and organization using ArcGIS.

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