Although Jarred’s job is in analysis and design, his real work is in critical thinking: figuring out how to use our tools and knowledge to support well-informed, high-benefit infrastructure and natural capital investment decisions. With a focus on flood risk reduction planning and design, he is a subject matter expert on Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) hazard mitigation assistance funding programs, climate business case assessments, and resilience planning.
As a technical lead and project engineer on many multi-disciplinary initiatives, Jarred has contributed his skills to designing a climate business case calculator prototype and a structure-specific flood mitigation risk/benefits tool called the Automated Mitigation Project Identifier (AMPI). Jarred has supported multiple funding requests and flood risk reduction projects in all ten FEMA regions and across North America. He has a passion for assisting at-risk, vulnerable communities with triple bottom line solutions.
When Jarred isn’t analyzing flooding sources at work, you’ll find him near one on his free time. He enjoys being in nature, whether that’s canoeing a lake, swimming in the ocean, or backpacking in national parks.