Mike is GeoStabilization’s Bridge Project Specialist for the Eastern United States. After first earning Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Civil Engineering from Michigan State University with a focus in structural and geotechnical engineering, Mike began his career with the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) in bridge design and construction. Following his stint with MDOT, Mike worked in consulting where he had the opportunity to start a bridge design unit for URS Greiner; now part of AECOM. After leaving those positions, Mike worked for several manufacturers involved in the design, manufacture, sale, and installation of bridge, retaining wall, and other far-ranging projects involving various geosynthetic materials.
A Professional Engineer licensed in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Michigan, Mike resides in Clayton, North Carolina where he is active in the American Society of Civil Engineers; serving as past president of the Eastern North Carolina Branch.
A variation of karst sinkhole grouting is the grouting of mined coal seams and workings located below existing infrastructure that exhibit the potential to propagate to the surface and cause sinkholes and/or subsidence.