Staff

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 is our team


Alexis Wessels BA

Corporate Operations Director

Alexis is an experienced manager with over 20 years of project management and operations experience. She graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a Bachelor’s in Communication. Her previous experience._.

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Anna Hamilton MSc

Ecohydrologist I

As an ecohydrologist at cbec, Anna performs both technical project analysis and field work in support of various hydrological and geomorphological studies. Anna’s software experience consists of ArcMap, ArcGIS Pro, Delft3DFM, and._.

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April Sawyer MS

Senior Ecohydrologist I/Geomorphology Group Manager

April has over ten years of experience in fluvial geomorphology, hydraulic modeling, aquatic biology, and project management with an emphasis on habitat restoration. With a formal education in Montana and professional experience._.

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Beau Thetford BS, EIT

Ecohydrologist I

Beau is an Engineer-in-Training (EIT) working out of cbec’s West Sacramento office. Beau supports cbec’s field services efforts by conducting multibeam sonar bathymetric surveys, as well as river substrate mapping using underwater._.

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Ben Taber BS, PE

Senior Ecoengineer I

Mr. Taber is a registered PE with over eleven years of experience specializing in ecohydraulics and ecohydrology. He acts as both a staff ecoengineer as well as field services technical lead for._.

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Chris Bowles PhD, PE

President/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 more than twenty-five years of project management experience on._.

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Chris Campbell MS

Director/Ecohydrologist

Chris Campbell has more than nineteen years of engineering and project management experience with an emphasis in eco-hydraulics and eco-hydrology. He specializes in hydrodynamics, physical hydrology, sediment transport, geomorphology, water resources, and._.

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Chris Hammersmark PhD, PE

Director/Ecoengineer

Chris is a registered civil engineer (CA P.E. C66595) specializing in hydraulics, hydrology, geomorphology, water quality, ecology, and ecosystem rehabilitation/restoration. He has over nineteen years of experience on a diverse array of._.

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Daniel Goranov

Technician I

Daniel brings a skillful eye in troubleshooting and superior repair knowledge to cbec. His duties range from data collection, fleet and office support, to field service fabrication. He is becoming skilled with._.

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Doug Shields, Jr. PhD, PE, D.WRE, F.ASCE, F.EWRI

Senior Scientific Advisor

Doug Shields has forty-two years of experience in water resources and environmental engineering, including twelve years for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and twenty-two years as a Research Hydraulic Engineer at._.

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Elissa Ide BS

Staff Accountant/Biller

Elissa’s organization and attention to detail is vital as Staff Accountant, rounding out the cbec’s accounting department to ensure a seamless invoicing process. She coordinates with cbec’s bookkeeper, project managers, senior management,._.

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Emily McCommas BS

Office/Business Dev. Manager

As cbec’s Office/Business Development Manager, Emily assists with company operations, human resources, health and safety, marketing, and opportunity acquisition. She joined the cbec team with over eight years of expertise in the._.

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Emmy Anzalone BS, EIT

Ecohydrologist I

Emmy is an Engineer-in-Training (EIT) with experience in fisheries and restoration fieldwork, as well as many aspects of civil engineering design. Emmy graduated from the University of Washington with a Bachelor of._.

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Evan Pesut BS, PE

Ecoengineer I

Evan Pesut is a Professional Engineer (PE) with over four years of experience designing salmonid habitat restoration projects, developing hydraulic models, and leading a wide variety of fieldwork. His field assessments include._.

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Greg Kamman MS, PG, CHG

Senior Ecohydrologist III

Greg Kamman is a professional geologist and certified hydrogeologist with over 30 years of technical and consulting experience in the fields of geology, hydrology, and hydrogeology. He specializes in directing and managing._.

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Greg Shellenbarger Eng, MS

Senior Ecohydrologist I/Field Services Manager

Greg is cbec’s Field Services Manager. He joined cbec in 2017 with a background in marine ecology and hydrodynamic controls on water quality and sediment transports. He has over 25 years of._.

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Hamish Moir PhD

UK Managing Director

Hamish is cbec’s UK Managing Director and has extensive training in the fields of fluvial geomorphology-instream ecology interactions and river engineering, both in research and consultancy capacities.

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Jackson Ingram BS, EIT

Ecohydrologist I

With a background in civil design, drafting, and field work, Jackson assists on a variety of water resources projects at cbec. He graduated from Humboldt State University with a BS in environmental._.

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Jai Singh BS

Managing Director/Senior Ecohydrologist II

Jai Singh has over 12 years of experience in hydrology, fluvial geomorphology, water quality and ecosystem restoration. He specializes in river restoration, geomorphology studies, interdisciplinary watershed assessments, and hydrodynamic modeling. He has._.

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Janice Weldon MS

Ecohydrologist I

As an ecohydrologist at cbec, Janice Weldon supports hydraulic and hydrologic model development for a wide variety of stream restoration, enhancement, and monitoring efforts. She joined the cbec California team by way._.

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Jenna Duffin PhD

Ecohydrologist II

Jenna serves as an Ecohydrologist I at cbec, currently supporting the development of hydraulic models to assess rearing habitat alternatives in the Sacramento Basin. Inspired by her interest in improving rivers cultivated._.

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Jeremy Williamson BS

Ecologist II

Jeremy Williamson has over 20 years of experience working on water quality issues, aquatic habitat assessment and enhancement projects, and watershed management plans within the Upper Midwest. He has coauthored 25+ comprehensive._.

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Jesse Rowles MS

Ecohydrologist II

Jesse’s engineering path is unique compared to most in the water resources field. He originally obtained his BS from Lehigh University, Pennsylvania in Astrophysics, with a minor in Applied Mathematics and Earth._.

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John Stofleth MS, PE

Senior Ecoengineer III/Hydraulics/Sediment Transport Group Leader

John Stofleth has fifteen years of experience in hydraulic engineering, fluvial / estuarine geomorphology and watershed ecology. At cbec, John has worked on several projects that include the development of one-, two-._.

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Jon Parsons MS, EIT

Ecohydrologist II/Drafting Lead

Jon completed his BS in biology at the University of California, Santa Cruz before pursuing an MS in civil engineering at San Jose State University. His studies covered topics such as hydrology,._.

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Kiernan Kelty EIT, MS

Ecohydrologist I

As an ecohydrologist, Mr. Kelty performs a combination of technical project analysis and field work for cbec. He supports his findings with analytical output from ArcMap, ArcGIS Pro, AutoCAD Civil 3D, HEC-HMS,._.

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Luke Tillmann MS

Senior Ecohydrologist I/Software Dev. Manager

Luke operates at the nexus of hydrologic science, hydraulics, and software engineering to advance the field of river restoration. With an eye toward practical research and development, over a decade of programming._.

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Matt Weber MS, PE

Senior Ecoengineer I

Matt joined cbec in 2016 with a diverse background in fluvial geomorphology, restoration ecology and civil engineering. He has extensive experience processing LiDAR data, analyzing spatial data in ArcGIS, QGIS, LAStools, and._.

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Megan Casey BS

Ecohydrologist I

As an ecohydrologist at cbec, Megan supports hydrological and hydraulic modeling efforts on a range of restoration projects. At Indiana’s Purdue University, Megan earned her bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Engineering, with a._.

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Michael Founds MS

Senior Ecohydrologist I

Michael has ten years of applied experience in multi-benefit ecological restoration, modeling groundwater-surface water interaction, and quantifying impacts of climate and wildfire on flow regimes. At cbec, Michael manages projects that involve._.

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Nick Southall MSc

Senior Ecohydrologist II/Marketing Group Manager

Mr. Southall is an experienced project manager with two decades of river restoration experience. He specializes in the assessment and design of stream, river, wetland, floodplain, and estuarine restoration projects. His work._.

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Rusty Barker MS, PE

Senior Ecoengineer I

Rusty Barker joined the hydrology and water resources field in 2009 after receiving his Bachelor of Civil Engineering from the University of California, Davis; he later went on to earn a Master._.

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Sam Diaz PE, CPESC

Senior Ecoengineer III/Design Director

Sam has ​nineteen years of experience covering a wide range of civil engineering projects. With cbec he has been involved in ​several river, stream and wetland restoration and rehabilitation projects that have._.

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Scott Wright PhD

Quality Manager/Senior Ecohydrologist III

Dr. Wright is a Civil Engineer with 25 years of experience in the private sector and government, with expertise in the areas of fluid mechanics, hydraulics, sediment transport, and geomorphology. He holds._.

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Staci Baldwin MA

Administrative Associate

Staci performs her duties at cbec with a keen eye for detail, and a heart for environmentalism. After graduating UC Berkeley with a Bachelor of Science in Society and Environment with a._.

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Stephanie Day PhD

Ecohydrologist I

Dr. Stephanie Day brings over 16 years of geological experience in fluvial and anthropogenic geomorphology to cbec. Working from the banks of the Red River of the North, in Fargo, North Dakota,._.

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Toby Stegman MS

Senior Ecohydrologist I

With over ten years of practice in the water resources field, Toby possesses a strong technical background in hydraulic modeling (HEC-RAS, Tuflow, FaSTMECH 2D), computer programing (Program R, Python, Matlab), and GIS._.

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Travis Beckt BS

Technician II

As a technician at cbec headquarters in West Sacramento, Travis supports a variety of river rehabilitation and salmonid habitat restoration projects. Travis’ education background centers around hydrology, hydraulics, and river and riparian._.

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