Jim brings a wealth of experience to GeoEngineers in water resource management. He works with clients to develop project ideas and solutions related to fisheries, watershed conditions and water quantity and quality issues. “I bring a good balance of technical knowledge, project experience and an enjoyment of developing common-sense solutions,” Jim says.
Prior to joining GeoEngineers, Jim worked for 15 years with the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, serving as their hydrologist for eight years and fish habitat program supervisor for seven. In these two positions, Jim developed and implemented watershed restoration projects, participated in water quality assessments, and developed work plans and program strategy for fish habitat projects. Jim has also worked with the U.S. Forest Service on watershed restoration and analysis projects in Oregon, Washington and British Columbia.
Jim carries his love of water over into his personal life. His favorite stress release is being on his boat on a glass-smooth lake at 5 a.m. with a fishing rod in hand. “I will take any opportunity to hunt and fish for about anything that moves or swims,” he says.