Stephen Eagar, PE

Stephen Eagar

Stephen is the Principal and Owner of Central Geotechnical Services and has worked as an engineer and project manager for over 15 years.  A combination of both private and public experience, he has worked on projects in many categories (vertical, horizontal, earthwork, sediment retention, levees, dams) and served in Afghanistan as an engineer for the US…

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Paul Crenna, CEG, LEG, LHG

Paul Crenna

With over 26 years of consulting experience, Paul brings guidance to each project, with a “big-picture” perspective involving the geological implications of the geotechnical design process.  Paul has been involved with projects large and small.  He has performed geotechnical investigations in sensitive areas and is considered a slope stability analysis expert.  He has provided forensic analysis and…

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Jose Serrano, PE

Jose Serrano

With over 12 years of experience, Jose has worked on the West Coast as well as across the Midwest. He brings his knowledge of various types of deep and shallow foundations including spread/continuous footings, mat slabs, drilled shafts/caissons, and pile foundations. Now at Central Geotech, Jose oversees geotechnical investigations, provides foundation recommendations, reviews reports and…

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Kyle Warren

Kyle Warren

Kyle excels across a multi-faceted range of responsibilities including project management, client relations, report writing, fieldwork oversight, and training new staff.  Kyle has exceptional perspective across big-picture geotechncial and geological firm operations and goals, overseeing complex projects from initiation to completion, in all three phases of geotechnical work….

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Nicole Niskanen

Nicole Niskanen

Nicole is a Western Oregon University graduate with a degree in Earth Science and a concentration in GIS. For over three seasons, she worked for the City of Salem as a supervisor for an environmental aid crew. Here at Central Geotech, Nicole performs geotechnical investigations that range from test pit field data collection to geotechnical…

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Troy Howard

Troy is a Western Oregon University graduate, majoring in Earth Science and minoring in GIS with prior experience in land surveying. He takes on assignments related to exploration, design, and construction phases for each project. Troy performs infiltration testing and record results, compaction testing, proof-rolling, subgrade evaluations, and other construction-related tasks. Troy then initiates geotechnical…

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Ruslan Pavlenko

Ruslan is a University of Washington graduate where he earned his Earth Science degree. Prior to joining the Central Geotech team, Ruslan has 3 years of experience doing mineral exploration and GIS. Here at Central Geotechnical Services, Ruslan preforms geotechnical tasks such as field explorations, observation of Earth work, testing and monitoring as well as…

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Karen Hattig, MBA

Karen Hattig

As the Director of Operations, Karen is at the center of the firm. She graduated from Portland State and later obtained her MBA. Karen’s background includes operations management and management of luxury event venues. At Central Geotech, Karen manages and oversees Administrative and Human Resources, schedules Engineers/Geology staff, and interacts directly with clients.  Developing, implementing,…

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Amber Weber, MBA

Amber graduated from Oregon State University with a BS in Media Communications and holds her MBA from Southern Oregon University. Prior to joining the Central Geotech team, she worked in marketing and sales positions throughout different industries. Now, as the Business Development Manager for Central Geotech, Amber is involved in proposal writing, design for Public…

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Karley Hecht

Karley is a Portland State University graduate where she earned her BS in Communication Studies. Karley is the Marketing Assistant at Central Geotechnical Services where she assists the Business Development Manager with curating and creating digital content for all social media platforms, supports in designing and creating marketing materials, organizing proposal content, and tracking local…

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