Steve is a world-class oceanographer with 40 years of domestic and international experience at conducting marine and aquatic investigations in ports, harbors, lakes, rivers, and coastal environments. Steve has surveyed and conducted geotechnical investigations in every port, harbor, and marina in California, including the Ports of San Diego, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Oakland, San Francisco, Richmond, Redwood City, and Stockton. His international experience includes conducting hydrographic surveys and geotechnical investigations in Peru, Costa Rica, Thailand, Indonesia, and Turkey. During a 22-year period, Steve managed seven consecutive Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity contracts for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers San Francisco District and completed over 150 separate geotechnical task orders for federal navigation projects throughout California. He is skilled at hydrographic surveys, marine geophysical surveys, establishment of tidal datums, over-water geotechnical sampling techniques, and dredge inspection and management. In addition, Steve has personally conducted marine vegetation surveys and water quality, hydro-acoustic, and turtle and marine mammal monitoring.
Steve is an avid explorer and enjoys collecting historical maps and nautical charts from far-away places. Prior to joining Farallon, Steve specialized in making maps and nautical charts as his career, and he spent many years away from home conducting the first survey of the Urubamba River in Peru and mapping previously uncharted areas of the Chukchi Sea above Russia. Today, Steve’s explorations are confined to GoogleEarth searches from home, and he enjoys spending time with his grandsons, who live nearby. Steve’s border collie, Shasta, is his constant companion and the best frisbee-catcher in the county.