Brian is the laboratory director for EcoAnalysts’ ecotoxicology laboratory in Port Gamble, Washington. He obtained his degree in Environmental Science from University of California, Riverside in 1998. Since 1999, he has managed and/or participated in studies catered toward evaluating the effect of waters, sediments, and soils to receptor organisms. He directs a team of seasoned technical staff that can conduct a wide range of standardized and project-specific test methodologies to meet the varying needs of our clients. Brian’s duties include executing our commitment to producing reliable and defensible data as our laboratory’s quality assurance coordinator and directs our laboratory accreditation programs.
A primary area of expertise is the exploration of non-contaminant related factors (ammonia, sulfide, total organic carbon, sediment grain size, sample storage, and bioavailability) and their effects on the interpretation of toxicology test results. As a project manager for numerous evaluations of potential dredged materials from ports and waterways around the nation, Brian assists stakeholders in appropriately interpreting test results. When required, toxicity test modifications and alternative management strategies have been employed to assist clients in addressing potential uncertainties surrounding toxicity test results. Brian is also proficient in conducting Toxicity Identification Evaluations (TIE), field collection of sediments and biological samples, data analysis, and statistical testing.