Technical Sales Rep & Hydrologist @ ABSMaterials, Inc.
Sr. Hydrogeologist @ Freestone Environmental Services, Inc.
B.A., Geology @
Mr. Houck is a senior Hydrogeologist with over 20 years of experience conducting geologic and hydrogeologic evaluations, drinking water development studies, water right permitting, in situ remediation design and testing, and low impact development stormwater designs. Mr. Houck has conducted extensive monitoring and characterization fieldwork and has overseen contaminant migration studies involving wood treating chemicals including creosote/PAHs,
Mr. Houck is a senior Hydrogeologist with over 20 years of experience conducting geologic and hydrogeologic evaluations, drinking water development studies, water right permitting, in situ remediation design and testing, and low impact development stormwater designs. Mr. Houck has conducted extensive monitoring and characterization fieldwork and has overseen contaminant migration studies involving wood treating chemicals including creosote/PAHs, pentachlorophenol, copper and arsenic; radionuclides including Sr-90, Tc-99 and uranium; hexavalent chromium, lead, cadmium and zinc; PCBs; chlorinated solvents, petroleum hydrocarbons, pesticides and nitrates.
Mr. Houck has performed hydrogeologic evaluations for a variety of clients. Past clients include sewer & water utilities, state and county parks, transportation departments, US Department of Energy facilities, lumber mills, sewage treatment plants, nuclear power plants, railroads, school districts and commercial property owners. He has worked extensively in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, California, Montana and Ohio. He has performed work under Washington’s voluntary action program, RCRA, and CERCLA regulations. Mr. Houck is a Professional Geologist and Hydrogeologist licensed by the state of Washington. Reaching out to Ohio and Pennsylvania consulting firms.
Sr. Hydrogeologist @ Performs a variety of environmental and hydrogeologic services with The Kelly-Buck Company. He also provides safety, construction and facility-consulting services, supported by Kelly-Buck engineers and geologists. From August 2012 to Present (3 years 4 months) Technical Sales Rep & Hydrologist @ Technical sales representative and hydrologist. Primarily focused on Osorb sales in Ohio and the Pacific Northwest. Supported the use of bioretention and engineered materials in storm water low impact development (LID) for water treatment and volume control. From October 2011 to September 2012 (1 year) Sr. Hydrogeologist @ Conducted groundwater studies for private and public clients. Performed groundwater supply investigations and impairment analyses; oversaw the construction of monitoring, pump & treat, and supply wells. Created conceptual and semi-analytical models of groundwater systems, including capture zone models for remediation design. From March 2006 to October 2011 (5 years 8 months) Hazardous Waste Technologist @ Consulted with laboratories regarding storage and labeling of hazardous wastes; designated, transported, treated and stored hazardous wastes at UW's 90-day facility; procured equipment, wrote SOPs and trained as member of UW Pre-entry Assessment Team (PEAT). Awarded "Team of the Year" by Dept. of EH&S. From February 2002 to March 2006 (4 years 2 months) Greater Seattle AreaOwner - Scientist @ Consulted to private and public clients. Projects included: environmental/geotechnical drilling oversight of borings beneath Elliot Bay; designed and implemented a Farm Plan and advised client on Critical Areas Ordinance issues for facility expansion; developed a well repair plan and oversaw reconstruction of a critical municipal water well with an unusual sand-pumping problem. From June 2000 to February 2002 (1 year 9 months) Greater Seattle AreaProject Hydrogeologist @ Oversaw environmental, geotechnical and water resources projects, including Phase I and II ESAs, contaminated soils characterization and disposal before and during construction activities, and potable groundwater supplies for public facilities. From June 1998 to June 2000 (2 years 1 month) Hydrogeologist IV @ Hydrogeologist for dewatering, environmental and geotechnical projects. Projects included Magnolia Bridge repair dewatering, railway landslide investigations and initial studies for the Alaska Way Viaduct and Seattle seawall replacement. From September 1996 to June 1998 (1 year 10 months) Staff hydrogeologist @ Hydrogeologist on projects in WA, OR and MT. Well site geologist at numerous water well and environmental monitoring well drilling projects. Created borehole and well construction drawings, conducted borehole geophisical surveys, directed aquifer pumping tests, monitored water levels using digital and analog methods, and prepared reports for water district, Health Dept, and Ecology Dept review. From January 1985 to January 1993 (8 years 1 month)
Hydrology @ University of Idaho From 1993 to 1995 B.A., Geology @ Whitman College From 1980 to 1984 John C. Houck is skilled in: Remediation, Drilling oversight, Aquifer testing, Hydrogeology, Soil, Geology, Environmental Compliance, Groundwater Remediation, Regulated and Hazardous Waste Management, In Situ Remediation & Testing, Directed Aquifer Recharge