KRISTI BUMPAS, PE, LEED AP

Kristi K. Bumpas, PE, LEED AP

Kristi K. Bumpas, PE, LEED AP, President and Project Engineer, is responsible for geotechnical engineering projects and soils laboratory testing.  She is a registered professional engineer in Oklahoma, Texas, KansasColorado, Missouri and Illinois.  Kristi holds a Bachelors of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering and a Masters of Science in Civil Engineering from Oklahoma State University.

Ms. Bumpas is responsible for company management and advanced geotechnical engineering projects.  She has extensive experience in site characterization, project management, pavement evaluation, embankment settlement and slope stability analysis.  Areas of technical focus include the evaluation and mitigation of problematic soils and soil settlement as well as stability analysis of embankments, dams, slopes and walls.  In addition to engineering, she maintains and operates the in situ field testing equipment (DMT and PMT) and performs soils laboratory tests (direct shear, triaxial shear and consolidation).

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

  • ASCE Geo-Institute – Embankments, Dams and Slopes Committee
  • ASCE Geo-Institute – Codes & Standards Council Chair
  • NCEES Fundamentals of Engineering Exam Committee
  • ASCE Geo-Institute Oklahoma Chapter – Past President and Co-Founder
  • ASCE Oklahoma City Chapter – Past President, Vice President, Secretary and Younger Member Chair

PUBLICATIONS

  • Gregory, G.H., and K.K. Bumpas (2013). “Post-Peak Fully-Softened and Curved Strength Envelope in Shallow Slope Failure Analysis.” Published in Geotechnical Special Publication No. 231 – ASCE Geo-Institute.
  • VandenBerge, D.R., A.J. Esser, K.K. Bumpas (2014). “An Overview of Sustainability Applied to Earth Structures.” IFCEE 2015: International Foundations Congress and Equipment Expo Proceedings.
  • Bumpas, K.K., C.H. Grinsteiner, J. Koscelny (2018). “Lessons Learned: Oklahoma State Highway 99 over the Washita River.” IFCEE 2018: International Foundations Congress and Equipment Expo Proceedings.
JEREMY BASLER, PE

Jeremy W. Basler, PE

Jeremy Basler, PE, Geotechnical Manager, is responsible for business development and the management of the geotechnical engineering operations.  He is a registered professional engineer in Oklahoma and Texas.  Jeremy attended college at Oklahoma State University, where he received a Bachelors of Science in Civil Engineering and a Masters of Science in Civil Engineering.

Mr. Basler has extensive experience in soils testing and evaluation, foundation and pavement consulting.  Areas of focus include earthwork, foundation and pavement recommendations, expansive soils, pressuremeter testing, cone penetrometer testing, slope stability, settlement of compressible soils, geotechnical forensics and dam inspections.

Jeremy has been involved in geotechnical investigations for bridges, roadways, wind farms, solar farms, commercial buildings, retaining walls, utility relocations, industrial and chemical plants, pipelines, storage tanks, communication towers, lagoons and water treatment plants.

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

  • ACEC Oklahoma
  • ASCE Geo-Institute Oklahoma Chapter
  • ASCE Oklahoma City Chapter – Past President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer
Emma Coggin, EI

Emma Coggin, EI

Emma Coggin, EI, Project Specialist, handles geotechnical projects, overseeing field and lab work as well as reporting the findings.  Miss Coggin graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Civil Engineering and a Masters of Science in Civil Engineering with a Geotechnical Emphasis from Oklahoma University.  As an undergraduate at OU, Emma earned several scholarships and worked as a research assistant helping with research focused on compressed earth block construction and geofabrics.   While earning her Masters Degree, she worked as a graduate teaching assistant for the soil mechanics lab.

 

 

 

Spencer Harris

Spencer Harris

Spencer Harris, Project Specialist, manages geotechnical projects from beginning to end.  He oversees and performs field work and organizes the data for engineering reports.  Mr. Harris graduated from Oklahoma State University with a Bachelors of Science in Geology.  While at Oklahoma State he performed research in the hydrogeology and carbonate labs as well as participating in field investigations involving geophysical imaging, electrical resistivity and groundwater.

 

MELANIE RUSSELL

Melanie D. Russell

Melanie Russell, Office Administrator, is superwoman.  She graduated with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Counseling from the University of Central Oklahoma.  Melanie has more than 15 years experience as an office manager and human resources specialist.  She handles the office management, accounting and human resources in addition to assisting with reports, marketing and anything else that comes up, all while answering the phone and being team cheerleader.

 

CHAD PIERSON

Chad C. Pierson

Chad Pierson, Laboratory Manager, runs the Red Rock Consulting laboratory in addition to performing soils testing.  Chad is an ODOT certified soils technician.