Timothy W. Kana, PhD

Timothy W. Kana, PhD

Founder and president, registered professional geologist (NC, SC)
Degrees: The Johns Hopkins University (BA), University of South Carolina (MS, PhD)
Specialties: beach erosion, coastal geomorphology and processes, sediment budgets, beach restoration planning and design, tidal inlet sediment dynamics

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Haiqing Liu Kaczkowski, PhD, PE

Haiqing Liu Kaczkowski, PhD, PE

Degrees: Tianjin University (BS, MS and PhD, Civil and Coastal Engineering)
Specialties: numerical modeling and engineering study in hydrodynamics, wave transformation, sedimentation, water quality, storm analysis and coastal process

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Steven Traynum

Steven Traynum

Degrees: University of South Carolina (BS and MS, Marine Science), Old Dominion University (Coastal Engineering Certificate)
Certifications: SSI open water
Specialties: coastal and estuarine processes, hydrographic instrument deployment, data analysis, field data collection

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Patrick Barrineau, PhD

Patrick Barrineau, PhD

Degrees: Auburn University (BS Geography), University of South Carolina (MS Geography/Coastal Processes), Texas A&M University (PhD Geography)

Specialties: Coastal process and geomorphology, beach dune interactions and barrier island evolution

John J. Hair (Trey)

John J. Hair (Trey)

Degrees:  Midlands Technical College (AS, engineering technology)
Certifications:  Eng. Graphics Cert. (1998), PADI open water (1991), TDI Nitrox (2000)
Specialties: AutoCAD Civil 3D, ArcGIS, geospatial databases, project/permit drawings and graphics, beach and hydrographic surveys

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Andrew W. Giles (Drew)

Andrew W. Giles (Drew)

Licensed Captain – 50 GRT USCG Master Near Coastal #272015
Degrees: University of South Carolina (BS)
Certifications: USCG licensed captain, Hypack Certified Hydrographer (2016), SSI Open Water Diver, AHA CPR/First Aid
Specialties: Trimble RTK-GPS utilizing Real Time Networks (RTN), beach and hydrographic surveys, data management, in-situ measurements of waves, tides, and currents

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Luke Fleniken

Luke Fleniken

Degrees: University of Alabama (BS), Wallace Junior College (AS)
Certifications: SSI Open Water Diver
Specialties: Trimble RTK-GPS, field data collection, beach and hydrographic surveys, resource management, sediment collection and testing

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Jim Salter

Jim Salter

Certifications: PADI open water (1989), US Naval Nuclear Power School (1991)
Specialties: Network engineering, database development, FreeBSD, Linux, and Windows server administration, network security

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Diana Sangster

Diana Sangster

Duties: Publications coordinator and editor, executive secretary, office general manager, 25 years of experience in production of technical reports, manuscripts for publication, and company correspondence