Andy is GeoStabilization’s Project Development Engineer for California and Nevada. After earning both his BSCE and MSCE (with geotechnical emphasis) from San Diego State University, Andy spent the first decade of his career analyzing slope failures, landslide stability and bluff retreat all throughout Southern California. Within the last several years, Andy has categorized and provided repair recommendations for landslides and slope failures in AZ, UT, CO, NM, WY, ND, and SD. With over twenty-nine years of consulting geotechnical, construction materials testing, and civil engineering experience, he has provided geotechnical consultation for all phases of both private and public works projects, focused mainly on large transportation, flood control, and utility projects. Andy has also directly managed operations of several offices within a multi-state region for a national geotechnical consulting firm and has served as a guest lecturer for various engineering technical and ethics classes at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Andy and his wife Wendy are raising four daughters, aged 13 to 20. They reside in Boulder City, Nevada, with Lake Mead in their back yard. They enjoy camping, fishing, rock climbing, and archery (compound bows) with the girls when time allows between supporting the girls’ various high school sporting and theater events.
A major roadway in California’s Bay Area presented a multitude of challenges to the state’s Department of Transportation where a large 140-linear foot portion of bluff supporting the roadway was simply sliding out to sea.