Wes is GeoStabilization’s Project Development Engineer for North and South Dakota. Raised in western Kansas, Wes earned his undergraduate degree in geological engineering at the Colorado School of Mines and his master’s degree in geological engineering at the University of Idaho. Following his studies, he worked as an engineer and geologist at several engineering companies in Denver, Cincinnati, Syracuse, and a nearly 3-year stint in Landstuhl, Germany, with the US Army CHPPM. Before GeoStabilization, Wes worked with a regional engineering consulting firm in North Dakota as a Principal Engineer.
Throughout his career, Wes has shared his passion for geotechnical engineering as an Adjunct Professor at Cincinnati State Community College and the University of Mary in Bismarck. At the University of Mary, he has taught Earth Dynamics and Geology, Soil Mechanics Laboratory, Foundations, and Construction Contracts and Specifications to undergraduate civil engineers. Wes is a licensed Professional Engineer in North and South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, and Kansas.
Wes has three adult children and lives with his wife and three younger kids in Bismarck, North Dakota. In his free time, Wes enjoys watching his girls’ soccer games, golf with all his kids, building furniture, and Toastmasters.
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.