People & Team
Our people are our greatest resource. Today, our agile, supportive team serves private and public clients from offices in San Dimas, CA and Tucson, AZ as we provide safe, sustainable, and reliable groundwater solutions.
Nicolette NguyenAssociate Geohydrologist
Nicolette is an Associate Geohydrologist at Geoscience working on well design, construction management projects, and groundwater basin studies. She is an alumna of the Scripps Institute of Oceanography at UCSD, where she studied Geology and Earth Sciences under lead researchers in the field. Nicolette's coursework included Structural and Electrical Engineering, Applied Physics, and Environmental Studies
Dennis WilliamsPresident/Principal Geohydrologist
Dennis Williams, PhD, PG, CHG
Dennis Williams is the founder and president of Geoscience Support Services Inc. (Geoscience) He has more than 50 years of experience in groundwater hydrology and has directed more than 2,000 hydrogeologic investigations and groundwater models and overseen design and construction for more than 1,000 groundwater production and monitoring wells. Dennis has been a consultant to the United Nations and several foreign governments, is a research professor at the University of Southern California’s Civil and Environmental Engineering Department and has taught graduate level courses in hydrogeology and ground water modeling since 1980.
Johnson YehPrincipal Modeler
Dr. Johnson Yeh is a principal and lead groundwater modeler at Geoscience. During his more than 27 years of career, he has been involved in the project management of the firm’s groundwater modeling efforts, including some of its most high-profile geohydrologic investigations, groundwater basin/water quality studies, and artificial recharge projects. Dr. Yeh also possesses a broad knowledge of GIS tools utilized in support of modeling work and oversees Geoscience’s GIS staff members.
Dr. Yeh spearheads the generation and quality control of technical documents and technical presentations to both clients and regulators, including leading training and workshops on the use of models to the USGS and USEPA.
Logan WicksProject Geohydrologist
Logan Wicks, PG
Logan has more than 15 years of professional experience on more than 27 municipal direct or alternative supply wells and has completed more than 70 well field assessments and groundwater studies. His experience includes many different types of projects, such as geohydrologic investigations, groundwater quality studies, artificial recharge projects, water well test drilling programs, sea water desalination programs, and the management and supervision of water well and basin studies projects including siting, design, aquifer pumping test analyses, well construction, basin characterization, and hydrogeologic conceptual models. He has managed numerous well and basin studies projects including water supply wells, injection wells, monitoring wells, and groundwater basin management. He has performed various aquifer pump tests analyses and help developed water quality sampling protocols including specialized depth specific sampling and analysis, along with surface/ spring water mapping and analysis. He is also part of a team developing new methodologies for collecting real time flow and water quality data for better and more accurate well design and quality control.
Logan is an active member of the American Water Works Association (AWWA) and Groundwater Resource Association of CA and frequently presents at both events. When he’s not in the field or managing projects, he enjoys woodworking and family time.
Lauren WicksProject Geohydrologist
Lauren Wicks, PG
Lauren has more than a decade of experience with groundwater and environmental investigations performed for numerous municipalities, state agencies, and private clients throughout California. Lauren’s expertise includes groundwater flow and transport modeling, geohydrologic investigations, groundwater basin and water management studies, and technical report preparation. She has also been involved with artificial recharge projects, litigation projects, and GIS applications. Lauren excels at report writing – summarizing project results, leading the production of supporting graphics and figures, combining input from other project contributors, and conducting quality assurance and control to create a final, comprehensive report. Her efforts and attention to detail result in work products that are timely and well-received by clients. She is also the point of contact on many projects, including day-to-day project communications, presentations to clients, and interfacing with law firms.
When she’s not at work, Lauren enjoys doing yard work and spending time with family.
Terry A. WatkinsSenior Geohydrologist
Terry A. Watkins
Terry Watkins, PG, CHG
Terry has more than 19 years of experience in a variety of groundwater projects, including geohydrologic investigations, groundwater quality studies, artificial recharge projects, site feasibility and test drilling programs, sea water desalination programs, in addition to water well design, construction management, and supervision. Terry has completed more than 350 well projects over the course of his career. He is currently a Senior Geohydrologist at Geoscience and manages our well construction group, overseeing project aspects ranging from site evaluation and selection, preliminary well design, development of technical specifications, final well design, aquifer pump test analysis, development of well rehabilitation programs, and providing construction management services. Terry has performed project management and well construction management and supervision on several multi-well projects throughout California including municipal water supply wells, ASR wells, injection wells, and monitoring wells.
Terry is an active member of the American Water Works Association (AWWA). He serves as an alternate member of the Well Standards Committee (Standard A-100) as well as the California-Nevada Section of the AWWA and is a frequent speaker on well related topics.
Brian VillalobosVice President of Operations/ Principal Hydrogeologist
Vice President of Operations/ Principal Hydrogeologist
Brian Villalobos, PG, CHG, CEG
Brian has more than 32 years of professional experience in geohydrology and environmental geology throughout the Southern California region. His specific areas of expertise are in hydrogeologic investigations to support siting and development of subsurface intakes for ocean desalination, indirect potable reuse, groundwater recharge, and groundwater basin characterization projects. He has studied and provided geologic and geohydrologic data for modeling groundwater basins across the State and has led efforts to develop studies and reports including, monitoring well networks, groundwater recharge projects, sustainable yield, water budgets, and more. He currently serves both cities and water districts to develop and assess groundwater recharge projects using stormwater and recycled water, including the City of Oceanside, South Coast Water District, San Bernardino Valley Municipal Water District, Yucaipa Valley Water District, and others. Brian has also supported 20 groundwater related litigation cases serving as either the lead technical advisor or in a support role.
Brian is a frequent speaker at both national and international conferences, particularly on topics relating to desalination and feedwater supply. He is involved in a number of professional associations, including the Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA), CalDesal and the California-Nevada Section of the American Water Works Association.
Robert SiaSenior Associate Geohydrologist
Senior Associate Geohydrologist
Robert has more than a decade of professional experience on over 30 municipal supply wells, 125 monitoring wells, 400 water quality samples, and 15 groundwater studies. Robert’s experience is derived from serving a variety of roles such as client service manager, project manager, junior leader for Phase I ESA community of practice, and field technician/inspector for geohydrology and environmental consulting firms. Robert has worked on projects with focus on geohydrologic conditions, well siting, well assessments, well design, technical specifications, bidding support, engineering services during construction and testing; groundwater recharge and recovery; environmental site investigations, characterization, monitoring, and remediation; real estate redevelopment/due diligence, and regulatory permit and consent decree compliance.
Robert’s drilling experience includes mud direct rotary, reverse circulation, sonic, hollow stem auger and direct push including limited access rigs, and solid stem auger. In municipal supply wells, Robert is experienced with field aspects of exploratory drilling, well construction, well development, pump testing, well disinfection, well rehabilitation, and water quality sampling in Southern and Northern California.
Si SiProject Modeler
Si Si, MS, EIT
Si has over eight years of experience in groundwater and environmental investigations performed for municipalities, state agencies, and private clients throughout California, with specialized experience in modeling. She has conducted groundwater flow and solute transport modeling, hydrogeologic investigations, groundwater basin and water quality studies, watershed modeling and management, groundwater waste discharge permitting, GIS mapping, and database development and management. Si’s experience includes development of a watershed model component for an integrated model of the Upper Santa Ana River Basin, as well as calibrating the watershed model using data from 1966 through 2016 to simulate runoff generated within the watershed and quantify runoff inputs for the integrated model. Si also assisted in a hydrogeologic study of a groundwater basin in Riverside County, where she developed a HSPF model based upon the available data of precipitation, land use, and soil types, and calibrated the model with adjacent or nearby streamflow gages in order to quantify the groundwater storage and safe yield of the basin.
Nathan ReynoldsProject Geohydrologist
Nathan has more than 17 years of experience completing hydrogeologic investigations, source contaminant analysis, ground water quality studies, artificial recharge projects, water well test drilling programs, and construction observation for a variety of drilling projects. His experience includes both monitoring and groundwater studies—helping to verify data that aid in the development of groundwater models and studies that reflect basin conditions. He has also worked on water well design and construction oversight, as well as, performed various aquifer pump test analyses for 80+ drilling projects. Nathan has acted as field manager for Cal Am’s desalination feasibility study during the construction of an innovative slant well for subsurface seawater intake in Monterey County. He has managed the construction, data collection, and long-term reporting of extensive monitoring well networks, with special focus on water quality database creation and management. Nathan has assisted in multiple litigation projects where his attention to detail has been valued by Clients.
Leo LiuProject Modeler
Leo Liu, MS, EIT
Leo has more than nine years of experience with groundwater and environmental investigations performed for municipalities, state agencies, and private clients throughout California. He conducts groundwater flow and solute transport modeling, hydrogeologic investigations, groundwater basin and water quality studies, watershed modeling and management, and artificial recharge projects. His experience has included supporting efforts to develop and calibrate various groundwater models in the Santa Ana River Watershed, the Upper Mojave River Watershed, the Murrieta‐Temecula Groundwater Basin, the San Juan Basin, the Mission Groundwater Basin, the Santa Maria River Valley Groundwater Basin, and the Salinas Valley Groundwater Basin. In addition to groundwater model experience, he performed numerous solute transport models and MODPATH (i.e., particle tracking) for recycled water recharge and indirect potable reuse projects. Leo also has experience in GIS, database development and management.
Seth KuiperSenior Associate Geohydrologist
Senior Associate Geohydrologist
Seth Kuiper, MS, GIT
Seth has more than six years of experience in the groundwater industry performing well construction inspection, groundwater quality sampling, aquifer pump testing and analysis, and well siting studies. Additional experience consists of geohydrologic investigations, groundwater recharge programs, and subsidence studies. He has a leading role in conducting groundwater sampling programs including planning, field supervision, and reporting. Seth also manages field instrumentation including setting up monitoring equipment to report data remotely through analog 4-20mA and Modbus protocol. Seth’s experience in well construction inspection tasks include pilot borehole drilling and reaming, casing inspection and installation, air lifting and swabbing, development by pumping, and down-hole video logging. Types of wells Seth has been involved in include high capacity municipal water supply wells, test boreholes, and monitoring wells using the reverse rotary and sonic drilling methods. Seth has also prepared well designs based on data collected during the drilling process, provided final pump design recommendations, and written final summary reports.
Tiffany JensenHR Director
Tiffany is a Human Resources Professional with more than 12 years of experience managing and providing office operations and Human Resources. She currently oversees all human resources functions and supervises the office operations at Geoscience. Tiffany actively works with management to implement new and efficient ways to develop and refine our company culture, as well as streamline current and employ new administrative processes. She has completed studies as a paralegal and is a Certified Human Resources Management Professional through the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM). When she’s not at work, Tiffany enjoys rockhounding with her family and spending time with her dog.
Chris CoppingerSenior Geohydrologist
Christofer Coppinger, PG, CHG
Chris has more than 18 years of professional experience on more than 50 municipal supply wells. As a senior Geohydrologist for Geoscience, Chris provides oversight for multiple projects involving well construction and deconstruction, design, and construction oversight, permitting and working with county and state agencies, interpreting pump tests, drilling process and fluids, analysis in well productions, and well rehabilitation. As a project manager, Chris pulls from his depth of knowledge to recognize and mitigate potential project issues early in the project. He is experienced in interacting with all levels of management and professionals to help his team and external contractors to keep the project on schedule and within budget.
Chris has assisted in preparation of expert witness testimony for cases involving landslides, well valuations, well construction defects, water quality and well field management in California, Georgia, and France.
Chris serves as the water well technology committee chair in the California-Nevada Section of the American Water Works Association and makes frequent presentations to operators and other water professionals on well efficiency practices. He was a member of the Technical Advisory Committee for the CA Department of Water Resources Bulletin 74 update.
Tim ChenProject Modeler
Tim has planning and engineering experience in a broad range of water resource projects for numerous municipalities, state agencies, and private clients throughout the Southern California region. He works with our team to lead and support projects involving groundwater and watershed management, groundwater recharge, injection and extraction well design, and water resource planning. With his project management experience, he focuses on using cutting edge technologies, such as groundwater and surface water modeling, to solve clients’ groundwater issues in an efficient and cost-effective way.
Marissa BosworthOffice Manager
Marissa supports office operations and leads day to day accounting activities including Accounts Payable and Receivable. She is experienced in Customer Service, Scheduling, and General Accounting. She is proficient in multiple accounting software systems. Marissa has completed college coursework in Accounting at Southern New Hampshire University and Business Administration at Mt. Sierra College.