Who is on the cbec team?
cbec prides itself on the extensive level of practical and academic experience held by its staff and management.
the core of our success
Chris Bowles PhD, PE
Managing Director / Ecoengineer
Chris is a registered civil engineer (CA P.E. C76898) specializing in hydraulics, hydrology, geomorphology, water resources, water quality and environmental restoration. He has over 25 years of project management experience on a._.
Director / Ecohydrologist
Chris Campbell has more than sixteen years of engineering and project management experience with an emphasis in ecohydraulics and ecohydrology. He specializes in hydrodynamics, physical hydrology, sediment transport, geomorphology, water resources, and._.
Chris Hammersmark PhD, PE
Director / Ecohydrologist
Chris is a registered civil engineer specializing in hydraulics, hydrology, geomorphology, water quality, ecology, and ecosystem rehabilitation/restoration.
Alexandria Valle has been our administrative assistant since 2016. She works directly under the Operations Manager and Business Office Manager. She assists in all aspects of the administrative duties such as supply._.
Alexis’ responsibilities include operations, human resources, health and safety, administration planning, marketing, project management and the business office.
Abe has a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Resources Engineering from Humboldt State University. At cbec, Abe performs a combination of field work and desk-based analyses to characterize hydrology, hydraulics, geomorphology and sediment._.
April Sawyer MS
April has extensive experience in fluvial geomorphology, hydraulic modeling, and aquatic biology with an emphasis on river restoration.
Ben Taber BS, PE
Ben has a background in Civil Engineering with practical experience in hydraulics, hydrology, hydrodynamics, geomorphology, flood management, water quality, and sediment transport.
Doug Shields, Jr. PhD, PE, D.WRE, F.ASCE, F.EWRI
Senior Scientific Advisor
Doug is a civil engineer specializing in hydraulics, geomorphology, water quality and restoration of freshwater aquatic and riparian habitats and is an international leader in river restoration research and practice.
Gavin Downs MS
Gavin graduated with a Bachelor’s (2015) and Master’s degree (2017) in Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering from the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering from Purdue University. Gavin’s Master’s thesis studied the._.
Greg Shellenbarger Eng, MS
Greg joined cbec late in 2017 with a background in marine ecology and hydrodynamic controls on water quality and sediment transport. He earned a B.S. In Biology and Chemistry (1989) from Bowling._.
John Stofleth MS, PE
John is adept at evaluating and implementing projects that require complex hydraulic and geomorphic solutions and has great experience in hydraulic engineering, fluvial geomorphology and watershed ecology.
Jon Parsons MS, EIT
Jon completed his B.S. in biology at the University of California, Santa Cruz before pursuing an M.S. in civil engineering at San Jose State University. His graduate studies focused on topics such._.
Josh joins the cbec team with 5 years of experience in civil engineering. Graduating from the University of Pittsburgh, his career experience includes flood control studies in New Zealand, and water distribution design in Panama with Engineers Without._.
Matt Weber MS, EIT
Matt has a background in engineering, hydrology, and restoration ecology; experience leading large-scale plant community restorations; and research experience working with rivers.
Michael joins the cbec team with six years of applied experience in rangeland restoration, vadose and groundwater modeling, and surface water modeling of urban systems. He has worked in the Central Coast._.
Nathan’s diverse background includes three years of geotechnical consulting and a stint in Europe where he obtained an M.S. in Sedimentology from the University of Utrecht in the Netherlands. It was in._.
Sam Diaz PE, CPESC, QSD/QSP
Sam has experience covering a wide range of civil engineering projects and is well versed in designing, creating and preparing construction documents, project permitting, and construction monitoring and surveying.