Fishery and Aquatic Sciences Technical Director
Chad is our technical director for fishery and aquatic sciences. He directs the technical priorities and resources for a diverse team of scientists and ecologists across the company. He regularly leads and contributes to studies involving aquatic ecology, fisheries, habitat and water quality, utilising his experience in statistics and experimental design.
Chad is passionate about aquatic life and species diversity, and their relationship with the built environment. He works to identify opportunities to restore and protect habitat in restoration and water resource planning studies.
He has worked in over 100 streams and rivers in the western United States and the Intermountain region. Some notable accomplishments in his career include the advancement of the Washington State Department of Ecology Biological Assessment Program, Washington State Department of Transportation SR 520 fisheries mitigation plans, Federal Columbia River Power System restoration feasibility studies and hatchery master planning intended to benefit the Salish Sea killer whale populations.
Chad is a member of the American Fisheries Society and the Society for Freshwater Science. He regularly contributes presentations at professional meetings and has peer-reviewed publications in “River Restoration and Ecology” and “Human and Ecological Risk Assessment.”