I am a Research Geophysicist with the USGS Central Energy Resources Team in Denver, CO. I started off with the USGS as a Mendenhall Postdoctoral Fellow with the Crustal Imaging and Characterization Team, also in Denver. I completed a PhD in the Geophysics
Department at Stanford University in 2004 (in the fall quarter, so I didn't technically graduate til 2005).
I graduated from Middlebury College
in 1997 with a BA in geology and physics. This is a modified version of the website I created as a grad student; I've changed some stuff and deleted others, so it may include dead links, etc. Sorry 'bout that. If you actually want to get in touch with me, you can probably figure out how.
I mostly work on developing various seismic-related methods
for characterizing the Earth's near surface.
For more information on my post-doc work concentrating on seismic shear waves, go
In graduate school, I worked on developing the electroseismic
method (though now we're more correctly calling it "seismoelectric").
For more information on my electroseismic research, go
I also studied the tectonic
development of Tibet using seismic data collected as
part of project INDEPTH III along with various published datasets.
You can find more information including manuscript(s) related to my Tibet
I was fortunate to be able to help with some wildlife biology fieldwork
in Etosha National Park in Namibia, recording
the seismic signals created by elephants. Photos and some info can
be found here.
As part of my undergraduate research I participated in a research cruise
in the Ross Sea of Antarctica where I helped
to collect seismic data that I used in my thesis. A little information,
and a couple of photos here.
Here are some pics from a hut trip, New Years 02/03. You'd think I'd get some more ski pics on line one of these days...