The GRAM Northwest Team

Suzanne at GRAM Northwest

Suzanne Guess Bowles

Suzanne, a Managing Member of GRAM Northwest, oversees all aspects of the company’s business, including contracting and accounting, and acts as a liaison between the company and its clients and partners for all business administrative functions. Her previous technical work experience primarily includes air modeling and air-quality permitting for natural gas clients in the southwestern United States.  Suzanne was responsible for running air-modeling programs and for the development and technical editing of permit applications and reporting documents submitted to state agencies and the Environmental Protection Agency on behalf of the client.

*Bachelor of Science, Environmental Engineering: Texas Tech University, 1999.

email: suzanne.bowles@gramnorthwest.com

Nathan at GRAM Northwest

Nathan Bowles, PE

Nathan, a Managing Member of GRAM Northwest, has over 20 years experience as an engineer, field scientist/geologist, and project manager for various environmental, hydrogeological, and engineering projects for clients throughout the western United States.  Nathan is a registered Professional Engineer with an extensive background in environmental science and geology.  His relevant experience includes drilling and well installations, soil and groundwater sampling, and the selection, design, and implementation of remediation technologies.  As the Principal Engineer and Operations Manager for GRAM Northwest, Nathan is responsible for overseeing operations and working alongside clients across the Northwest.

*Bachelor of Science, Chemical Engineering: University of New Mexico, 1999
*Graduate Coursework in Environmental Engineering, University of New Mexico
*Registered Professional Engineer, Civil Engineering with Environmental Emphasis - State of Washington

email: nathan.bowles@gramnorthwest.com

Jess at GRAM Northwest

Jess Hocking

Jess has over 17 years of experience working on environmental, groundwater, and geological projects. As a Senior Geologist with GRAM Northwest, Jess provides technical leadership and direction to junior and mid-level geologists and environmental scientists.  Jess serves in a field capacity when necessary, particularly on technically challenging projects.  In addition, Jess contributes to and provides senior reviews of work documents for various projects.  He has extensive experience with computer software programs and is proficient in the use and information processing of various data-loggers, groundwater field sampling equipment, and analytical sensing devices.

*Bachelor of Science, Geology: Washington State University, 2000.

email: jess.hocking@gramnorthwest.com

Julie at GRAM Northwest

Julie Johanson

Julie has over 9 years of field geology experience that includes over eight years of experience working on environmental groundwater and geosciences projects.  As a Project Geologist for GRAM Northwest, Julie provides geologic support of field activities for various soil and groundwater remediation projects.  Julie has considerable experience with all aspects of sample data management, including database management and preparation of all supporting documentation for both field support and management of laboratory data.  Her work as a field geologist has provided extensive experience overseeing drilling well-construction projects, as well as with the field aspects of sample collection and preparation for analysis.  Julie also has considerable experience with field groundwater sampling equipment.

*Bachelor of Science, Geology: Eastern Washington University, 2008.

email: julie.johanson@gramnorthwest.com

James at GRAM Northwest

James Patterson

James has over 8 years of field geology experience that includes four years of experience working on environmental, groundwater, and geological projects.  As a Project Geologist for GRAM Northwest, he currently supports drilling, sampling, and well-construction projects for clients.  James oversees the installation and development of semi-permanent and permanent monitoring wells and creates detailed borehole lithology logs, runs sieve analyses, and collects archive samples.  With broad experience in low-risk environments, he provides geologic field oversight of waste-site characterization and groundwater remediation projects.

*Bachelor of Science, Geology: Central Washington University, 2008.
*Master of Science, Geology: Central Washington University, (expected 2017).

email: james.patterson@gramnorthwest.com

Candice at GRAM Northwest

Candice Burnette Kildall

Candice is an experienced mid-level geologist with over 7 years of experience in field geology.  She has completed relevant coursework in geology and has over five years of experience working on environmental, groundwater, and geological projects. Candice has experience tracking time depth and location of split-spoon sampling while acting as a liaison between the drilling personnel and the sampling personnel.  As a Staff Geologist for GRAM Northwest, Candice oversees the installation and development of semi-permanent and permanent monitoring wells and creates detailed borehole lithology logs, runs sieve analyses, and collects archive samples.  With broad experience in low-risk environments, she provides geologic field oversight of waste-site characterization and groundwater remediation projects.

*Bachelor of Science, Liberal Studies with Minors in Geology and Anthropology/Sociology: Eastern Oregon University, 2010.
*Additional coursework in Geology, University of Wyoming.

email: candice.kildall@gramnorthwest.com

Brandon at GRAM Northwest

Brandon Thurnau

Brandon is a junior geologist with over one year of experience in field geology and field-document production.  As part of his undergraduate geology program, Brandon gained valuable field experience during summer field studies in Oregon, Idaho, Nevada, and California.  With relevant training, Brandon has first-hand experience with the field aspects of geologic observation and sample collection and with various field geology and hydrogeology equipment and instruments.  He has completed relevant coursework in geology and GIS. As a Staff Geologist for GRAM Northwest, Brandon provides geologic support of field activities for various client projects.

*Bachelor of Science, Geology: Central Washington University, 2016.

email: brandon.thurnau@gramnorthwest.com

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Andrew Raulerson

Andrew is an entry-level geologist and is currently completing his graduate degree.  As part of his undergraduate and graduate geology programs, Andrew gained valuable field experience during field studies in Alabama and Washington.  With relevant training, Andrew has first-hand experience with the field aspects of geologic observation and sample collection and with various field geology and hydrogeology equipment and instruments.  In addition to his completed relevant coursework and research in geology, Andrew worked as an undergraduate research assistant and a graduate teaching assistant. As a Staff Geologist for GRAM Northwest, Andrew provides geologic support of field activities for various client projects.

*Bachelor of Science, Geology with Minor in Geography: University of Alabama, 2013.
*Master of Science, Geology: Central Washington University (expected 2017).
*Certified Geologist-in-Training (GIT)- State of Washington

email: andrew.raulerson@gramnorthwest.com

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Cameron Burns

Cameron is an entry-level geologist and recent college graduate.  As part of his undergraduate geology program, Cameron gained valuable field experience during summer field studies in Oregon, Idaho, Washington, and California.  With relevant training, Cameron has first-hand experience with the field aspects of geologic observation and sample collection and with various field geology and hydrogeology equipment and instruments.  He has completed relevant coursework in geology and AutoCAD. In addition to coursework and research, Cameron worked as an undergraduate research assistant and teaching assistant. As a Staff Geologist for GRAM Northwest, Cameron provides geologic support of field activities for various client projects.

*Bachelor of Science, Geology: Central Washington University, 2017.

email: cameron.burns@gramnorthwest.com

GRAM Northwest

Michelle Riffe

Michelle has over 25 years of professional experience in technical editing, technical writing, word processing, communications, and project deliverable planning.  As a Senior Technical Editor for GRAM Northwest, Michelle provides technical editing and word processing services for a variety of documents primarily dealing with environmental cleanup and waste management at the Hanford Site.  She has experience working on high-visibility items, including annual reports, proposed plans, work plans, procedures, permitting documents, and site closeout documentation.  Michelle helped to prepare and to deliver CH2M Hill's 2013 Project of the Year submission.  The submission, which won locally and then advanced to international competition, included compiling, organizing, and editing text content; compiling pictures and graphics for insertion; and laying out the entire content of the submission in a highly-professional format.

*Bachelor of Arts, General Studies with a Major in Psychology and a Minor in Communication: Washington State University, 1994.
*Associate of Arts with a Major in Communication: Columbia Basin College, 1992.

email: michelle.riffe@gramnorthwest.com

QUALITY

GRAM Northwest demonstrates the highest ethics in all business dealings with clients, employees, subcontractors, and competitors. Our top priority is to conduct all of our work safely, to the highest industry standards, and in the most efficient manner possible.

EXPERIENCE

GRAM Northwest is a diverse science and engineering consulting company equipped with more than 80 years of combined experience and expertise in hydrogeology and geology, environmental science and engineering, technical writing and editing, and project management.

RESULTS

GRAM Northwest’s environmental and project-management professionals develop, design, and manage the implementation of a wide variety of environmental projects. GRAM Northwest consistently provides quality results and compliant solutions through superior service and timely performance.