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Meet Our Team

Geological Engineering Consultants

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Benjamin Black, PE, PG

Principal Geological Engineer

Benjamin Black has more than 25 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 earned an M.S. in Geological Engineering and a Certificate in Applied Geotechnics from the University of Idaho. Ben is a Registered Professional Engineer in Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia. He is a Registered Professional Geologist in Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. Although he rarely takes a break from work, Ben occasionally enjoys CrossFit workouts, trips to Hilton Head Island, the solitude of the woods, watching college football, and spending time with his family.

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Julia Fields

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. When she’s not at work, Julia spends her time cooking, relaxing outdoors, studying holistic health and healing modalities, and feeding her son’s bearded dragon.
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Randy Kunz

Technology Manager

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. When he’s not at work, Randy spends his time camping, hiking, biking and just enjoying the outdoors with his family.
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Chandler Hosey, GIT

Staff Geologist

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 and 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. When he’s not at work, Chandler enjoys spending time with family and friends, taking hiking and backpacking trips, and recreational marksmanship training.
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Paul Gilbert

Staff Geologist

Paul joined GeoLogic shortly after earning his M.S. degree in Geology with a focus on structural/geophysical methods and data analytics from the University of Oklahoma. He quickly became an integral member of the team, bringing discipline and focus from his years in the Marine Corps, where he was an MV-22 Crew Chief flying in the Presidential Squadron at Quantico. His steady nature and quiet intellect underpin his role of supervising drilling operations at various project sites throughout the southeastern United States, where he collects, logs, and analyzes data and rock/soil samples for subsurface investigations. Paul brings prior experience working on a surface mine for an aggregate mining company, and he is currently working on acquiring his Geologist-In-Training certification in Georgia. When he’s not at work, Paul enjoys spending time with his wife and dogs, working on his truck, and reading biographies of historic American figures.
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Raechel Davis

Geological Engineer

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. When she’s not at work, Raechel spends her time traveling to new places around the world and trying new restaurants around Atlanta. She loves spending time with friends and family. She also loves taking photos of nature, sunsets, and whatever she’s eating (if it’s pretty)!
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Charles Martini

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). When he’s not at work, Charles spends time with his son riding dirt bikes and with his daughter doing gymnastics and cheerleading. Charles enjoys the outdoors and spending time with his family.
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Johannes Sparshott

Rock Mechanics & Materials Testing Laboratory Manager

When Johannes joined the rapidly expanding GeoLogic team, he hit the ground running with the planning, setup, implementation, and process of AMRL certification for our rock mechanics and materials testing laboratory. His background in mechanical engineering and years of experience developing quality management systems, performing lab testing, and building test equipment in accordance with applicable ASTM and assorted standards made him the perfect choice to support the expansion of our services. Johannes is responsible for conducting rock mechanics testing, aggregate testing, and testing of other geotechnical materials, as well as overseeing and directing all Quality procedures and laboratory functions. At any given time, he may also be found redesigning and renovating our work space to accommodate GeoLogic’s rapid growth and evolution. When he’s not working, Johannes enjoys spending time with his two children, working out, and building his street rods and muscle cars.

We Take On The Big Projects!

Our experience includes geologic exploration and mapping, mine planning and design, comprehensive environmental regulatory compliance, and permitting of surface mining sites. Our services include conducting mineral reserve and economic analyses, aggregate and other industrial mineral quality testing, geological mapping, and hydrology studies. We manage exploration and geologic evaluations at greenfield sites, as well as expansions on existing mine operations and strategic potential acquisitions.

We provide defensible, timely, cost-effective and innovative solutions to the most challenging mining, construction, and development issues

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