Mr. Ruzicka is a registered civil engineer with nearly 20 years of experience in geotechnical design of transportation and mining related projects. His experience with transportation projects is diverse and includes design and oversight of some of the largest transportation projects in Nevada. His geotechnical engineering experience has involved field investigations consisting of geologic mapping of soil and rock cut slopes, forensic studies, geotechnical borings, rock coring, aerial photograph review, and geophysical surveys. Geotechnical design experience includes performing detailed and complex geotechnical engineering analyses and providing recommendations for shallow and deep foundations, shaft foundations, retaining structures, roadway design, soil and rock slope stability, soil nail/rock anchor designs, liquefaction analyses, general earthwork and grading projects, levees and floodwalls, heap leach pads, and pavement rehabilitation and reconstruction. Jesse is also experienced with developing project plans and specifications, participating in technical review of engineering design submittals, and conflict resolution meetings. Jesse obtained his B.S. degree in Geological Engineering and is licensed as a civil engineer.
Mr. Nakayama is a senior marine scientist with more than 20 years of experience performing oceanographic and environmental investigations, including aquatic sediment characterization and marine habitat monitoring and assessment. His expertise in sediment investigations includes dredging and contaminated sediment management, environmental construction monitoring, and disposal site monitoring. He utilizes sediment profile imaging (SPI) technology as a rapid assessment tool in support of contaminated sediment and aquatic habitat assessment studies. Mr. Nakayama earned his B. S. and M.S. degrees in oceanography – marine geology and geophysics.
Dr. Jonathan Nuwer is a chemist and oceanographer with more than 12 years of experience performing oceanographic and environmental investigations, including aquatic sediment characterizations and marine habitat monitoring and assessment. His expertise includes environmental data interpretation, chemical database management, analytical chemistry, numerical modeling, and statistical analysis. Dr. Nuwer has been a technical lead responsible for study design, field coordination, and data management for environmental monitoring, dredged material, and source tracing investigations. He is a specialist in the field of chemical forensics, experienced in the identification of unique chemical fingerprints attributable to a variety of industrial and municipal sources. Dr. Nuwer has a Ph..D in Oceanography and a B.S. degree in Environmental Chemistry.
Mr. Delwiche is a Marine Scientist and GIS Analyst in Edmonds, Washington. He has a graduate and professional background with over 15 years of experience in marine science including oceanographic data collection, remote sensing and image interpretation, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and spatial analysis for marine science. His expertise includes the deployment and operation of a wide variety of technical equipment, including water quality monitoring instruments, water column sampling equipment, and sediment coring devices. He has had extensive experience collecting marine water and sediment samples, and performing laboratory analyses of these samples for multiple parameters.
As a GIS Analyst Mr. Delwiche’s primary responsibilities with NewFields include GIS data management, cartography, spatial analysis, scientific writing, data analysis and field support for various biological and physical sampling operations. He has contributed to the design of research projects, and the preparation of project reports.
Prior to working for NewFields Leon worked as an Marine Scientist and GIS technician in the Marine and Environmental Sciences Division of Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) in Bothell, Washington. His other experience includes technical and teaching support as a graduate student for oceanographic research with the University of Washington. As a teaching assistant he provided support to students interested in GIS and ocean research. He also provided support for research conducting chemical, physical and biological surveys of Clayoquot Sound and Nootka Sound on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Additionally, he spent 4 years stationed overseas in Japan serving as a Radio Communications Specialist for the United States Navy. He holds a M.S degree in Oceanography.
Mr. Martin has worked as a project scientist and project manager with NewFields for over 5 years. Preston is experienced in a variety sampling methods and data analysis techniques to support offshore, coastal, and inland aquatic projects. Among those include mission planning and deployment of Unmanned Surface Vessels (USV) and Unmaned Aircraft Systems (UAS) for remote data acquisition, application of a variety of sediment and water sampling techniques, and the use of specialized oceanographic equipment to study benthic and water-column processes. Preston is also proficient in the analysis, interpretation, and synthesis of these data through the use of geographic information systems (GIS), database management, and a variety of specialized software. Mr. Martin earned a M.S. degree in Marine Geology and B.S. degree in Oceanography/Geology.
Ms. Ambrose is an Environmental Scientist with 16 years of experience leading and managing hundreds of environmental projects in both the USA and Canada. Her professional employment experience has supported various government agencies, private businesses, and non-profit organizations. She specializes in the evaluation of environmental impacts within both human/ecological risk assessment and natural resource damage assessment (NRDA) disciplines. She has analyzed a wide range of environmental threats and quantified impacts and risk levels posed to various human and ecological receptor groups. Her skills include planning and scoping for remedial investigations, mitigation methods, data compilation, environmental modeling, GIS, conceptual site model development, statistical analysis, and professional report writing.
Ms. Ambrose also has expertise in the evaluation, planning, and permitting of many small and large-scale for both conventional (transmission line, gas pipeline, LNG terminals, etc.) and renewable energy projects (wind energy) throughout the USA including expertise in assessing potential noise impacts, conducting acoustic modeling analyses, baseline data monitoring, and performing regulatory compliance determinations. She has also conducted underwater acoustic impacts assessments with the purpose of assessing potential impacts on sensitive marine species.
Ms. Ambrose earned a Masters of Sciences degree from the University of Maine in Ecology & Environmental Science majoring in Resource, Economics, and Policy.
Mr. Hammermeister is a senior marine scientist with more than 20 years of experience as an environmental scientist with a background in environmental chemistry, water quality, and sediment science. Tim has managed contracts and individual projects in the US and internationally that have included site investigations, monitoring programs, dredge material characterizations, contaminated sediment studies, impact assessments, ecological and human health risk assessments, database development, and numerous data collection efforts. He has been responsible for developing and negotiating program strategies with clients, attorneys, and regulatory workgroups. Mr. Hammermeister earned his B. S. in environmental science, M.S. in Environmental Chemistry, and an MBA in finance and management.