Craig evaluates options for mitigating geologic hazards such as landslides, erosion and seismic hazards for existing and new infrastructure. “I have always liked the idea of building things, but also recall the impact of seeing a stream in my backyard as a child getting paved over during a time my dad’s work took us out of the country. Later on in my first college geology class, we studied humankind’s interaction with our environment and learned the importance of considering the active processes on the Earth’s surface and how ignoring those issues often leads to problems. I like that the work we do often includes evaluating impacts that were ignored in days gone by,” Craig said.
As an avid outdoor enthusiast, Craig’s favorite part about his job is getting to spend time outside in places where very few people, if any, are allowed to go. “I have been fortunate enough to see some remote areas that most other folks have not or will not likely see.”
Even when job site conditions limit access to where Craig needs to go, he still finds joy in using new technology to meet the challenge. His favorite project to date at GeoEngineers included using underwater video, old construction photos and records to assist in the design and construction of a fish bypass.
When not enjoying the outdoors, both in work and at play, you can find Craig and his wife playing with their three dogs. “We’ve had up to four dogs, but are presently two dogs shy of being crazy dog people,” he said.