Thad joined ARI as a is a full partner in early 2012. His expertise is in ground water resources and hydrogeology, with extensive experience in Nebraska, Colorado, Arizona, Utah, New Mexico, and Idaho. He is a licensed professional geologist in both Nebraska and Wyoming. Thad’s focus has ranged from local to regional scale hydrogeologic investigations and ground water modeling to design of municipal wells and pump systems. Over the past 7 years he has managed a regional modeling effort in the Nebraska Panhandle while creating and running the ground water model. He is passionate about informed ground water management, using science and ground water modeling to help his clients and the public understand the complexity of aquifer systems and the results of management decisions. He has conducted numerous ground water management analyses; providing support, public outreach, expert testimony and opinions on ground water management to provide clients with future life and viability of an aquifer as well as effects on surface water systems. Thad has extensive experience as an on-site geologist during test hole drilling, monitor well installation, and municipal/industrial production well drilling. He has conducted numerous aquifer tests where he designed, completed, and analyzed information to obtain aquifer properties. He has also completed regional hydrogeologic investigations using geophysical, lithologic and drilling logs to determine the aquifer orientation and depth of regional aquifers, such as the High Plains Aquifer (Ogallala and other formations) in Nebraska, the Denver Basin Aquifer in Colorado, the Coconino and Kiabab Aquifer in Arizona, and others.
Beyond his geologic work, Thad and his wife Amber have a small cattle ranch in the Nebraska Panhandle. He is passionate about weight lifting, father of two beautiful girls, and loves hiking in the Utah canyons and Rocky Mountains with his family.