Josh uses his problem-solving skills to test for and remove contaminants from air, soil and water. “I always knew I wanted to be an engineer because I was always interested in math and science. I combined that with my love for the outdoors and found environmental engineering,” he said.
The variety of work offered in environmental consulting drew Josh in after working in the pulp and paper mill industries and then a copper mine. Josh first worked at Shannon & Wilson, Inc. as an environmental engineer after completing his master’s thesis on arsenic cycling and geochemistry of the Warm Springs Ponds in Deer Lodge, Montana. He then worked for INNOVEX Environmental Management as a project engineer. Josh said on reason he chose to make the move to GeoEngineers is that, “I crave the variety and type of work that came with the job, and I also love the close proximity to my home state of Montana,” he said.
Josh brings his strengths in hydrogeology and geochemistry to GeoEngineers. His thesis research, completed at Montana Tech through a generous BP/ARCO grant, adds to GeoEngineers’ experience in passive pore water sampling, geochemical analysis, SEM analysis, seepage meters and flux chambers.
In his free time, Josh keeps busy with a wide variety of outdoor hobbies, including hunting, camping, fishing, rafting, biking, snowmobiling, snowboarding, golfing and wake surfing, skating and boarding.