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Key Personnel

NMG’s geotechnical professionals are knowledgeable and experienced specialists; dedicated to teamwork, responsiveness and flexibility. NMG’s team of licensed geotechnical engineers and engineering geologists are highly educated and committed to the highest ethical and professional standards.

Our key personnel include licensed professional engineers, certified engineering geologists, and a qualified team of field services and laboratory managers.

Professional Engineers (PE) and Geotechnical Engineers (GE)

Hayim Ninyo

Principal Engineer
PE 29539, California
GE 643, California
Over 33 years of experience
M.S., Geotechnical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley
B.S., Civil Engineering, Robert College, Istanbul, Turkey

Ted Miyake

Principal Engineer
PE 44864, California
PE 10864, Nevada
PE 28640, Arizona
Certifed Disaster Assessment Engineer, California Office of Emergency Services
Over 25 years of experience
M.S., Geotechnical Engineering, Stanford University, California
B.S., Civil Engineering, Stanford University, California

Chester BurrousAssociate Engineer
PE 37940, California
GE 2124, California
Over 43 years of experience
Ph.D., Civil Engineering (Geotechnology), University of Washington
B.S., Civil Engineering, University of Washington
Karlos MarkouizosPrincipal Engineer
PE 50312, California
Certifed Disaster Assessment Engineer, California Office of Emergency Services
Over 27 years of experience
B.S., Civil Engineering, California State University Long Beach, California
Graduate study at Carnegie-Mellon University, Pennsylvania
Bob KarimiPrincipal Engineer
PE 54250, California
PE 11487, Nevada
ACI Certification, California
Over 26 years of experience
B.S., Geophysics, University of Texas at El Paso, Texas
Continuing Education, Geotechnical Engineering, University of California, Irvine
Reza SaberiAssociate Engineer
PE 74678, California
Over 8 years of experience
M.S., Geotechnical Engineering, Stanford University, California
B.S., Civil Engineering, San Jose State University, California


Professional Geologists (PG) and Certified Engineering Geologists (CEG)

William GoodmanPrincipal Geologist
PG 4784, California
PG 30226, Arizona
CEG 1577, California
Over 28 years experience
B.S., Geological Sciences, California State University, Fullerton, California
Terri WrightPrincipal Geologist
PG 4121, California
CEG 1342, California
Over 33 years of experience
B.S., Geology/Marine Geology, California State University, Long Beach, California
Environmental Site Assessment and Remediation Certificate, University of California, Irvine
Tom Devine

Associate Geologist
PG 7100, California
CEG 2236, California
Certified Inspector of Sediment & Erosion Control - CISEC 0353
Over 17 years of experience
B.S., Geological Sciences, California State University, Fullerton, California
B.A., Business (Finance Concentration), California State University, Fullerton, California

Lynne YostAssociate Geologist
PG 7544, California
CEG 2317, California
Over 16 years of experience
B.S., Geologicial Sciences, California State University Fullerton
B.A., Anthropology, California State University Fullerton


Field and Laboratory Managers

Eric BentleyAssociate, Manager of Field Operations
Over 35 years of experience in geotechnical/field operations
Asphalt Deputy Inspector for City of Irvine Building Department
General Education Classes at Pasadena City College, Orange Coast College and Mira Costa College
Judd Fryslie

Associate, Manager of Construction Projects
Over 36 years of experience in geotechnical/field operations
Asphalt Deputy Inspector for City of Irvine Building Department
B.A. Geography/Urban Studies, California State University, Long Beach, California

Trey WestSpecial Inspection Service Manager
Over 30 years of experience
ICC Certified Special Inspector
ACI Certification
Asphalt Deputy Inspector for City of Irvine
A.A. Business Administration, Saddleback Community College, California
B.S. Information Technology, University of Phoenix
George HammockGeotechnical and Materials Laboratory Manager
Over 29 years of experience
40-hour CalOsha Hazardous Materials
California Department of Transportation (CalTrans) Certified Field Technician
CalTrans Certified Laboratory Technician
City of Irvine Certified Deputy Inspector for Asphalt Concrete
CPN Radiation Safety and Nuclear Gauge Certified
California Geotechnical Engineers CEUs (Continuing Education Units) 1990-1991, 1998-2001