In his 17 years of experience in coastal engineering, Paul has worked in all phases of project development—from data collection to construction. As a senior coastal engineer, he’s managed projects related to coastal structures, wave modeling, and flood risk hazard analysis.
Often, Paul works on large-scale coastal flood studies for FEMA, and he’s been involved with county-wide studies from North Carolina to south Florida and up to the Great Lakes. In addition, he’s currently part of a team helping FEMA to grow and adapt its coastal program for the future of flood hazard assessments and risk communication. Paul has been involved with design and construction in the marine environment including site investigation, nearshore wave modeling, wave load calculation, scour assessment, structure design, drawings, and construction oversight.
Paul has a passion for helping communities plan for and adapt to our changing climate. When he isn’t estimating sea level rise inundation levels or assessing infrastructure vulnerability and developing strategies, he might be continuing his education with graduate-level courses in climate change, policy, sustainable energy, or risk modeling. In his free time, you’ll probably find him skiing (in the winter) or hiking (in the summer).