Background

Kevin has 20 years experience working on watersheds projects at all levels.
He has a bachelor of science in Environmental Science and a master of science in civil engineering with a focus on hydrology and hydraulics. He has experience working on watershed and river projects in urban and rural settings.

Checking design elevations with GPS. I am in the yellow hard hat.

Water Resources Designer, Otak Inc. Boulder, CO (2015-2018)

  • Design of river restoration and stabilization projects
  • Construction oversight of river design projects
  • Developed, executed, and interpreted 1D and 2D hydraulic models with the United States Army Corps of Engineers’ Hydraulic Engineering Center River Analysis System (HEC-RAS) software
  • Created construction documents and design surfaces to support river restoration projects using AutoCAD

Stormwater Engineer, King County, Seattle, WA (2013-2015)

  • Developed continuous simulation hydrologic models in EPA Storm Water Management Model (SWMM) and DHI Model for Urban Sewers (MOUSE) for use in the combined sewer overflow (CSO) control program
  • Worked on project team for green stormwater infrastructure (GSI) to reduce the volume of CSOs
  • Assisted with developing modeling standards for green stormwater infrastructure with the City of Seattle

Civil Engineer, US Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station, Moscow, ID (2012)

  • Collect and analyze hydraulic conductivity data throughout the Western US for use in the Watershed Erosion Prediction Project (WEPP)
  • Maintain weather stations at study sites and collect and analyze sediment data to monitor impacts of forest management on the watershed

Hydraulic Engineer, Tetra Tech Surface Water Group, Fort Collins, CO (2007-2011)

  • Managed and designed river restoration projects on the Rio Grande, Platte and San Joaquin rivers.
  • Developed, executed, and interpreted 1D hydraulic models (HEC-RAS) to support river restoration projects
  • Developed, executed, and interpreted two-dimensional hydraulic and sediment transport model using Surface-water Modeling Solution (SMS) and SRH-2D to support river restoration projects
  • Collected topographic data on the Rio Grande river in New Mexico and the San Joaquin river in California for mapping and model development using a Real Time Kinetic Global Positioning System (RTK-GPS)
  • Collected velocity data for use with gaging stations and calibration of hydraulic models using an Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP)
  • Created constructed documents for restoration projects using computer-aided drafting (CAD) software such as Bentley Microstation, InRoads, and AutoCAD Civil 3D
  • Performed sediment-transport analyses (including incipient motion and sediment continuity)

Engineering Research Assistant, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO (2005-2006)

  • Analyzed hydrologic data concerning the effects of urbanization
  • Studied and proposed design alternatives of a rainfall-erosion facility for experimental geomorphology

Geomorphology Research Assistant, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO (2004-2005)

  • Collected suspended sediment samples, bed load samples and velocity data to support geomorphic investigations
  • Conducted stream surveys of habitat and bank stability for a graduate student working on the effects of ski area development on watershed characteristics

Hydraulic Engineering Technician, FLO Engineering, Breckenridge, CO (1998)

  • Conducted surveys for hydraulic and sediment transport investigations on Rio Grande River

Assistant Wildlife Biologist, U.S. Forest Service, Dillon, CO (1997)

  • Worked on ongoing watershed restoration projects
  • Developed and implemented wetlands inventory program
  • Conducted plant and wildlife identification
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