Dave has a BS in Civil Engineering from the University of New Hampshire and an MS in Ocean Engineering from the University of Rhode Island. After graduation, Dave worked as a Research Associate at the University of RI for 2 years, as a Geotechnical Engineer at R.W. Gillespie for 6 years, and at Ransom Consulting for 5 years as a Project Manager and Geotechnical Engineer. Most recently, Dave spent the last 6 years as the Senior Geotechnical Engineer with Tighe & Bond.
In his free time, Dave enjoys surfing, skiing and spending time with his family. He resides in Cape Neddick, ME with his wife Laura, and 13-year-old twins Aidan and Lucy.
Slope failures do not occur spontaneously. There is scientific reasoning for each failure. Real-time site monitoring allows mine operators to plan and implement appropriate proactive actions with sufficient notice to support safer working environments, ongoing operations, engineering, and planning.