Jeff Parsons, PhD, PE

Principal Geomorphologist, Restoration Associate Practice Director

I have a great job. Every day I get to help people figure out how to live with our wild rivers and coasts. The Pacific Northwest can be a tough place to build, or even preserve, infrastructure. I studied slope-driven sediment transport in school and I get to use that knowledge every day. And our geology and weather is so diverse that no job is the same.

Ph.D., M.S., and B.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Favorite Species:
Sitka spruce because what other plant can grow 150 feet tall with its roots below the tide line!
Hidden Talent:
Being able to navigate without a map or GPS.