I earned Bachelor of Civil Engineering and Bachelor of Science – Geology degrees from the University of Minnesota, married my high school sweetheart, and began my career as a construction engineer. After a few years cutting teeth in design, construction, and project management I turned to the consulting arena in the areas of geotechnical engineering and environmental geology.
From 1994 to 2005 I owned an engineering consulting company with offices located in Montana and Minnesota. We worked with property owners, managers and developers to ensure that their land and facilities were managed in ways that minimize potential impacts to human health and the environment. Our clients were located across North America, and we served as the consultant of choice for other consultants needing our expertise.
Over the course of 30 years I've investigated physical landscapes and historical cultural developments of thousands of sites across North America. I'm the author of The Business Owner's Guide to Environmental Assessment, addressing identification and mitigation of environmental concerns associated with properties ranging from undeveloped land to high density commercial and industrial properties.
In tandem with my professional services, I've always had particular interest in the history of architecture , engineering, science and technology , and indigenous and ancient cultures . In 2003 I turned to intensive study of world mythology and the extensive record of pictographic and architectural symbolism expressed by secular and spiritual traditions around the world.
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