Mr. Christiansen, M.Sc., P.E. is a Geological Engineer with a diverse background in the applied earth sciences. He obtained a B.Sc. in Geology and Geological Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an M.Sc. in Geotechnical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, where he focused on advanced soil mechanics and geotechnical earthquake engineering. His current focus is on geohazard risk management, including hazard identification, risk assessment, and the design of risk control measures. Mr. Christiansen has served many client sectors including transportation, water resources, mining, municipal government, oil and gas pipeline, and residential development. His recent experience includes supporting expert-based risk assessments for the National Park Service in Denali National Park and the California Department of Transportation – Last Chance Grade. Cole also was a co-author of TRB Synthesis 554 Advances in Unstable Slope Instrumentation and Monitoring.