Brian Hester

Director of Operations, Toxicology Laboratory

Brian is the Laboratory Director for EcoAnalysts’ ecotoxicology laboratory in Port Gamble, Washington. For the past 20 years 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 accurate, reliable, and defensible data generated under our laboratory’s quality system. 

A s a project manager for numerous evaluations of potential dredged materials or site characterizations from ports and waterways around the nation, Brian assists stakeholders in appropriately interpreting test results and understanding the contribution of potential contaminant and non-contaminant stressors. He is an expert in marine, estuarine, and freshwater toxicological evaluations (waters and sediment). He has also performed Toxicity Identification Evaluations (TIE) in addition to toxicity-testing methods development. Brian is experienced in field collection of sediments and biological samples, and data analysis and statistical testing. 

Education 

BS ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
University of California