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February 12, 2020
Hart Crowser hired Oscar Mowar as a geotechnical engineer and Mitchell Dodo as a geologist in Seattle, and Jennifer Kuiper as a senior associate geologist in Portland. In Honolulu, it hired JoDee Taylor as a senior associate engineer, Mark Herrenkohl as a senior associate engineering geologist and Shannon Black as an environmental scientist. In Guam, it hired Bill Whitman as an environmental scientist.
Mowar has a master's in civil engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. He has worked on public and private tunnel, school and housing projects. Dodo has a bachelor's in geology from the University of Puget Sound. His background includes trends and patterns in lake sediment. He has also worked on residential and commercial construction projects. Kuiper is an environmental scientist with 28 years of experience providing consulting services in brownfield assessments and remedial investigations, energy facility siting, natural resources, and regulatory permitting. She supports property acquisition and divestiture.
Taylor leads the Honolulu office's growing geotechnical engineering business in Hawaii and the Pacific. She has over 18 years of experience in geotechnical design, construction, and management of private and government construction projects. Her projects include public works (roads, culverts, bridges, parks, utilities), ports (sea and air), private development, Superfund sites, and emergency response (sinkholes and post-fire erosion control). Herrenkohl returned to Hart Crowser after 29 years away. He has 31 years of experience in environmental investigation and remediation. Most recently he was solid waste program administrator for San Juan County Public Works. He has managed environmental projects in the U.S., including Superfund sites and litigation support projects. Black has a bachelor's in environmental science from the University of Washington. She has designed methods and materials for collecting microplastic particle contamination from freshwater, specifically the Puyallup River Watershed, for the Center for Urban Waters. She also processed and analyzed sediment samples collected from Lake Mead, Nevada, for microplastics for the U.S. Geological Survey. Black received the Zirzow award for her research from the National Association of Environmental Professionals.
Whitman has 11 years of environmental consulting experience; he specializes in environmental monitoring to evaluate compliance with laws and regulations. He has managed long-term monitoring projects in Hawaii and Micronesia. Since 2012, he has studied seasonal water cycles and the impacts of land-based pollution on rivers and coral reefs in Guam.
Hart Crowser is an employee-owned engineering, science and consulting firm headquartered in Seattle.