Ryan is a Project Development Geologist for Virginia, Maryland and Delaware. Ryan has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Geology from Radford University, Virginia and a Master of Science Degree in Engineering Geology from Kent State University, Ohio. He is a Registered Professional Geologist in both Virginia and Pennsylvania.
Prior to joining GeoStabilization International, Ryan worked for approximately 19 years in the consulting and transportation industry as a Geotechnical Project Manager and Engineering Geologist. He commonly served as a Rock Mechanics Expert and/or Geohazard Remediation Expert on projects located in Virginia, North Carolina, Kentucky, West Virginia, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, and Ohio to minimize geohazard impacts on our transportation system. His specific expertise is in landslide and rock slope stability including landslide reconnaissance, rock slope mapping, stability analyses, kinematic analysis, rockfall analysis and modeling, cut slope and ditch design, and design of rock slope and landslide remediation measures. Ryan’s experience also includes technical oversight during emergency response remediation construction.
Ryan, his wife, Sandra, and their two sons, Jacob and Gavin, live in Midlothian, Virginia. They enjoy vacationing with family and friends, hunting, and hiking with the family’s chocolate lab.
In the 1970s, a massive rockslide buried Interstate 81 in Montgomery County, VA while it was being constructed. The mountain of debris took months to clear. More recently, VDOT engineers and geologists noticed active movement near the historic slide, and proactively began an emergency rock slope mitigation effort.