Principal Geological Engineer
Benjamin Black has twenty-four years of experience in geological, hydrogeological, and geotechnical analysis and design. Ben works with stakeholders and other experts to ensure that projects are completed to the highest standard in a safe, effective, and cost-efficient manner. He also provides independent technical review of third-party geological and mineral evaluation reports for compliance with Internal Revenue Service and Security and Exchange Commission Guidelines. Ben is a chairman of the Association of Engineering Geologists (AEG), Rock Mechanics Technical Working Group, and is part of Committee 1 (Roadway & Ballast) of the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association. Ben has a B.S. in Geology with a concentration in Hydrogeology from Eastern Michigan University. He also has an M.S. in Geological Engineering and a Certificate in Applied Geotechnics from the University of Idaho. Ben is a Registered Professional Geologist in several states including Alabama, Georgia, and Kentucky and a Registered Professional Engineer in Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina and many more.
Senior Scientist / Health & Safety Officer
Julia Fields serves as a Project Scientist for GeoLogic, drawing on her past experience as a Wildlife Biologist, Native Species Rehabilitation Foreman, Exotic Animal Veterinary Assistant, and Educator, to inform the environmental constraints analysis reports and technical memos she provides for our projects. Additionally, her past experience as an office manager helps to keep us organized and on task with everything from safety trainings and systems analysis to compliance with all state and federal regulatory standards. After earning a B.S. in Wildlife Management / Pre-Veterinary Medicine from Virginia Tech and working for the US Forest Service in California, Julia accepted the role of office manager for a geological engineering firm in Los Angeles, serving mainly high-profile entertainment and music industry professionals, where she managed virtually all aspects of the business for eight years. Julia joined GeoLogic shortly after its inception.
Randy Kunz serves as the Technology Manager for GeoLogic, overseeing many aspects of our design software implementation as well as our aerial services. He assists with the design of civil infrastructure, surface mining, and a multitude of other civil tasks. As one of GeoLogic’s first employees, Randy helped to get the company up and running; he developed the standards and software to be used for our CADD and 3D Modeling systems, and has been instrumental in providing consistent and highly efficient design deliverables to GeoLogic clients. Randy has an A.S. in Computer Drafting and Design from Florida Technical College, is an Autodesk C3D certified professional, and holds a current Part 107 drone license from the FAA. Over the years, Randy has worked on a vast array of projects across all engineering disciplines, developing an expertise in civil design optimization and modeling. He also spends time educating staff and clients on engineering software capabilities and future direction of industries, and is constantly looking for ways to improve the quality and efficiency of our designs.
Chandler Hosey is a Staff Geologist who began as an intern with GeoLogic and quickly became indispensable, working tirelessly to acquire an impressive depth of knowledge and breadth of experience early in his career. He brings steadfast dedication and an exemplary work ethic to his areas of expertise, which include rock core/soil sample logging, quarry and mineral evaluations, laboratory testing, and experience with a variety of drill rigs and drilling methods. Chandler spends much of his time overseeing subsurface exploration on job sites, as well as working in the office preparing boring logs and geological reports. Chandler has a B.S. in Geology from the University of West Georgia, and is a Registered Geologist in Training (GIT). He is a member of the American Institute of Professional Geologists and the Geological Society of America, and has presented research on coastal-zone hazards for portions of northwestern Puerto Rico at the annual GSA international meeting. Chandler enjoys spending his off time hiking and camping.
With several years of experience in the geological and geotechnical engineering industries, Raechel Davis brings sophistication and skill to her position of Staff Geological Engineer. Her role at GeoLogic encompasses a wide range of technical duties, including performing dam inspections, mining and quarry evaluations, and slope stability analysis, as well as overseeing subsurface exploration in the field and acquiring permits to ensure environmental regulatory compliance. Raechel has collaborated on projects throughout the southeastern United States and is constantly seeking to learn more in her chosen field. Raechel has a B.S. in Geological Engineering from the University of Mississippi, and is currently working on becoming a Registered Engineer in Training in Georgia. She loves traveling in her free time and meeting new and interesting people within her industry and beyond.
Senior CAD Designer
Charles Martini is a Senior Designer at GeoLogic, contributing his experience in AutoCAD, Civil 3D and Revit to design and compile working drawings for project deliverables. His multidisciplinary background in survey, construction and design has culminated in a unique vantage point, providing him with an uncommonly comprehensive view of each client’s project. Charles has an A.S. in Design and Drafting from ITT Technical Institute and is an FAA Part 107 certified pilot. In addition, he is interested in pursuing licensure as a Registered Licensed Surveyor (RLS).
Jack Heltzer is a Staff Geologist whose experience, ability and attitude have contributed to the growth and success of GeoLogic. As an integral member of the team, Jack brings enthusiasm and adaptability in addition to valuable experience gained through his involvement with research projects and field work at the University of West Georgia. His current focus is on geological and geotechnical analysis, which includes performing quarry evaluations for both dimension stone and aggregate operations, logging rock cores, preparing photo and boring logs, conducting surveys, and preparing geological reports. Jack’s attentiveness and teachability have made him an asset with a bright future. Jack has a B.S. in Geology from the University of West Georgia where he was responsible for organizing the mineral/rock samples for the Rock Club. He is a member of the Geological Society of America and the American Institute of Professional Geologists.