Jim has over thirty-five years of experience in the field of geotechnical engineering and materials testing oversight, practicing locally since 1990. Jim has also practiced for six years in southern California, working on such projects as the Directors Guild of America building, the 14 story Hilton Waterfront Beach Resort, the San Bernardino Community Hospital, and a chip manufacturing facility for Western Digital. Jim has expertise in a wide range of small to large sized residential, commercial, and industrial developments. Many of these projects include complex earthwork, retaining wall, and slope stability issues. Jim is experienced in repair of distressed structures, provides expert consultation and testimony on design and construction related to geotechnical issues. Jim has also provided peer review, technical oversight and quality assurance services for local government agencies. Jim is registered as a Professional Engineer in the states of Oregon and Washington, and as a Geotechnical Engineer, Engineering Geologist, and Registered Geologist in Oregon.
Jim’s interest in earth sciences began after witnessing the Mt. St. Helens eruption on May 18, 1980 from Mt. Adams. Jim enjoys spending time at the coast, whale watching, entertaining and playing pickleball.