Mr. Dennis A. Huckaba, P.E. – Principal

Mr. Huckaba is a founding partner and Principal at GEOServices.  He provides senior leadership to the company and directs business decisions for daily activities and long-term company growth. Mr. Huckaba is a licensed professional engineer in 35 states with over 25 years of experience in geotechnical engineering, management and design  for a large range of projects including federal and state roadways and infra-structure projects, multi-million square foot industrial facilities, large hospitals, TVA power plants, and multi-use retail developments.

Mr. Huckaba has B.S. and M.S.degrees in Civil Engineering with majors in Geotechnical Engineering from the University of Memphis. Mr. Huckaba is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the East Tennessee Industrial Council (ETIC), the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) and the Tennessee Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE/TSPE).

Mr. Lloyd R. Monday, P.E. – Principal

Mr. Monday is a founding partner and Principal at GEOServices. He provides senior leadership and guidance of company personnel, and directs policy decisions related to company activities and long-term planning and decision making. Mr. Monday is a registered engineer with over 20 years’ experience in project management, geotechnical engineering, construction engineering and inspections, and QA/QC activities.  He has provided professional services for numerous private and government projects throughout the southeast. Mr. Monday has managed the CEI and CMT services for numerous complex projects such as the US 441/Gatlinburg Spur Rehabilitation, Bear Creek Road/Oak Ridge, Highway 66 Widening, the Foothills Parkway Missing Link Slope Repair and Roadway Re-construction in Blount County, Cades Cove Full-Depth Reclamation and numerous Infrastructure Improvements throughout East Tennessee.

Mr. Monday has a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering with a major in soil mechanics from the University of Tennessee.

Mr. Jerry W. Gammon, P.E. – Vice President/Construction Manager

Mr. Gammon is Vice President and Manager of GEOServices’ Nashville office. He manages business activities and provides senior geotechnical and construction inspection and testing oversight for the office. He participates in long-term planning for the company. Mr. Gammon is a licensed professional engineer with over 12 years of experience with geotechnical engineering and construction observation and testing projects throughout the Southeast. Some of his representative projects include the $1.8 billion Wacker Polysilicon project in Charleston, Tennessee and the $56 million Metro Nashville CONRAC, 950,000 square-feet parking garage at the Nashville Airport in Nashville, Tennessee.

Mr. Gammon has a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering with a major in soil mechanics from the University of Tennessee.

Mr. W. Ros Kingery III, P.E. – Vice President/Construction Manager

Mr. Kingery is Vice President and GEOServices’ Area Operations Manager for Knoxville and Upper East Tennessee. He manages administrative and business activities for the region and supports long-term business planning. He directs and supervises geotechnical and construction inspection work while mentoring junior engineers and staff professionals. Mr. Kingery is a licensed professional engineer in multiple states and has over 12 years of engineering and management experience.

In addition to his business qualifications, he is proficient in geotechnical engineering, QA/QC Management, Construction Materials Testing and Engineering of Soils, Concrete and Asphalt, IBC Special Inspections, Slope Stability Analysis, Settlement Analysis, Bearing Capacity Evaluation, Pavement Evaluations/Design, Drilled Shaft Inspection, Pile Inspection, Geogrid Reinforced Subgrade Design, MSE Slope Design, MSE Wall Design, Seepage Analysis, Structural Steel Inspections, Full-Depth Reclamation (FDR) and Soil Amendment/Modification.

Mr. Kingery has B.S. & M.S. degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of Tennessee. He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the Tennessee Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE/TSPE), the Associated of General Contractors of Tennessee (AGC), the American Institute of Architects (AIA) East Tennessee, the East Tennessee Economic Council (ETEC), and the East Tennessee Industrial Committee (ETIC).

Mr. Kingery’s professional publications include:

  • Kingery III, William R., 2004, “Laboratory Study of Fatigue Characteristics of HMA Surface Mixtures Containing Recycled Asphalt Pavement (RAP),” Master’s Thesis, University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
  • Huang, Z. Zhang, W. Kingery, G. Zuo, “Fatigue Crack Characteristics of HMA Mixtures Containing RAP’” 5th International RILEM Conference, Limoges, France. May 2004.
  • Huang, William R. Kingery, Zhixiang Zhang, “Fatigue Characteristics of HMA Mixtures Containing RAP,” International Symposium on Design and Construction of Long Lasting Asphalt Pavements. Auburn University. June 2004.
  • Huang, Kingery, Egan, Zhang, Zuo, “Laboratory Study of Fatigue Characteristics of HMA Surface Mixtures Containing RAP,” Journal of The Transportation Research Board (TRB). January 2004.

Mr. Derek K. Kilday, P.E. – Vice President/Construction Manager

Mr. Kilday is Vice President and Manager of GEOServices’ Chattanooga area office. He manages business activities and provides senior geotechnical and construction inspection and testing oversight for the office. He participates in long-term planning for the company. M. Kilday is a licensed professional engineer and has over 10 years of experience with geotechnical engineering and construction observation and testing projects throughout Tennessee.  His experience includes project management and professional engineering, QA/QC management, IBC Special Inspections management, shallow and deep foundations, karst remediation, landslide remediation, retaining wall design, shoring design, pre-split rock wall design, micropile design, drilled shaft design, soil nail design, cap/compaction grouting design, soldier pile and lagging design, pavement design, geophysical exploration, and laboratory and field testing and observations.  Mr. Kilday also has qualified in the use of inclinometers, pressure transducers, piezometers, cross-hole sonic logging, gyroscopes, and seismic surveys.

Some of his representative projects include: Lead Geotechnical Engineer and Construction Quality Manager for the $1.8 billion, 500-acre Wacker Polysilicon manufacturing facility in Charleston, Tennessee; Project Manager and Engineer of Record for the 180,000-square foot Project Gateway addition to the Resolute Forest Products facility in Calhoun, Tennessee; Geotechnical Engineer for the expansion of State Route 66 in Hamblen County, Tennessee; Project Manager for the exploration of multiple wastewater and sludge lagoon dikes, and the ensuing stability analyses for the Abitibi Bowater Dike Stability Analysis in McMinn County Tennessee; Project Manager for the IBC special inspections and construction materials testing for the new one-million square feet, TPCO Seamless Pipe Mill in Gregory Texas; Project Manager and Geotechnical Professional for the geotechnical exploration of new McCroskey Island Waste Water Treatment Plant Addtiion; Project Manager and Engineer of Record for the geotechnical exploration of the Jasper Waste Water Treatment Plant Addition; Project Manager and Geotechnical Professional for geotechnical study for the six-story, 90,000 square feet bed tower addition and parking garage structure for Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center in Knoxville, Tennessee; Project Manager and Geotechnical Professional for geotechnical explorations for multiple new Walmart and Walgreen facilities in Kentucky and Tennessee.

Mr. Kilday has a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Tennessee with advanced graduate studies in geotechnical engineering from the university. Mr. Kilday is an active member of the American Society of Civil Engineer.

Byron L. Barton, P.G. – Environmental Department Manager / Senior Geologist

Mr. Barton is the Environmental Department Manager and a Senior Geologist for GEOServices’ Knoxville office. He is a licensed professional geologist with over 22 years of geology and environmental consulting experience.  He manages the environmental department and provides environmental and geologic technical leadership as one of GEOServices’ senior geologist. 

As a manager, Mr. Barton implements environmental policies and practices, tracks project costs and manages department budgets, performs business development, and mentors technical, scientific, and engineering personnel.  He has a broad range of experience including, the oversight and performance of Hazardous Materials surveys involving asbestos, lead based paint, and special waste items; the management and performance of hydrogeologic assessments for Part II of the permitting process for landfill expansions facilities; environmental consulting and permitting for brown field redevelopment; wetland permitting through the state and federal government; permitting applications for impacted wetlands and streams; wetland and stream mitigation.

Among his list of projects are: Phase I and Phase II for Midtown shopping center development, Roane County  Industrial  Board environmental due diligence, natural resources review, and stream mitigation;  Environmental soil and groundwater sampling from 50 borings in Nashville for confidential client across three city blocks that were occupied by automobile repair shops and industrial warehouses; Environmental Pollution and Sediment Control (EPSC) inspections for Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT);  Construction oversight for landslide repair of two failed slopes within the City of Knoxville’s River Walk project; NEPA specialist for Blockhouse Road widening in Clinton Tennessee, responsible for preparation of TDOT Categorical Exclusion NEPA compliance; Project coordinator and manager for Best Management Practice audits for multiple drycleaner operations in seven states; Geologist. Performed environmental investigation including drilling supervision, soil classification, and installation of environmental monitoring wells, low flow sampling and well development for project at Massachusetts Military Reservation, Cape Cod, Massachusetts.  Kentucky Dam, Geologist and drilling assistant for United States Army Corps Engineers drilling crew during rock coring operations for proposed lock for Kentucky Dam.  Mr. Barton received his Bachalors of Science in Geology from Eastern Kentucky University. He has certifications as TDEC Level II Inspector, Certified Asbestos Inspector, TDEC UST Training – Soil, Groundwater Development/Decontamination, and Soil Gas Survey (2014), 40-hour OSHA Hazardous Waste Operations Trained.

Emmett Brown – Senior Archaeologist

Mr. Brown is a Senior Archaeologist with GEOServices and leads the company’s archaeologist group. He is a registered professional archaeologist and has over 22 years of archaeology experience and 15 years of cultural resource management experience. Mr. Brown has national envelopment in the southeast and Midwest, and international experience in Russia and Israel.  He has proven success in leading project teams and individual performance of work involving Architectural Surveys, Section 106 Compliance, Phase III Mitigation, Viewshed Studies, Linear Project Surveys, Prehistoric and Historic Archaeology, Historic Property Management Plans, and Cultural Resources Studies.

A sampling of his professional projects include: Principal Investigator for Phase I Cultural Resource Survey of 1.8 miles of Dawson County Cultural Trail way in Dawson County Georgia.  Principal Investigator for Phase I Cultural Resource Survey for a 10-mile alignment of natural gas pipeline in Liberty County Georgia. Archaeologist for Phase III excavation of a prehistoric site with Woodland and Cherokee components for Wal-Mart Site in Canton, Georgia. Principal Investigator for Archaeological Survey and Geomorphologic Analysis for intake and discharge locations, Plant Washington Coal Fired Plant, Sandersville, Georgia.  Project Manager/ Principal Investigator for Archaeological Survey involving historic and prehistoric artifacts at the Proposed Washington Economic Development Corridor Rail Improvements, Washington County, Georgia. Principal Cultural Resource Investigator for Desktop Review for the Jacoby-Ford Tract, Atlanta Georgia. Project Manager for Preliminary Civil War era Archaeological Investigations at Fort Higley, Knoxville, Tennessee. Project Manager/Principal Investigator: Highway US49 Environmental Impact Statements, , Pearl Mississippi. Project Manager/ Principal Investigator for Yellowbend Rail Connector Project Phase I Cultural Resources Survey, McGehee Arkansas. Task Manager / Principal Investigator: Phase I Archaeological Survey, Mississippi Department of Transportation, State Route 6 / U.S. 278 Marks Realignment and I-55 Realignment, Marks, Mississippi. Callaway Nuclear Combined Operating License (COLA), Missouri. Principal Investigator /Subject Matter Expert, Cultural Resources, Environmental Report, PSEG Nuclear Development, LLC, ESP Application Project. Subject Matter Expert, Cultural Resources, Nine Mile Point Nuclear Power Plant, Oswego, County, New York. Cultural Resource Program Manager, Ameren, St. Louis Missouri. Mr. Brown’s international experience includes. Archaeologist/ Zooarchaeologist for Tel Beth Shemesh Excavations, Beth Shemesh, Israel.  Archaeologist / Zooarchaeologist: Samara River Valley Project, Samara, Russia. Archaeologist / Zooarchaeologist through University of Chicago and the Samara Pedagogical Institue, Kibit 1 Excavations, Samara Oblast, Russia.

A few of his more recent publications and technical letters are:

  • 2012,”Mammoths, Rabbits, and Paleo Pooches”. Paper Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society of American Archaeology, Memphis, Tennessee.
  • 2005, With Laura Popova, P.F. Kuznetsox, O.D. Mochalov, and M.T. McLeester. “Living and Working in the Forest-Steppe in the Late Bronze Age: An In Depth Look at Kibit 1”. Paper presented at the annual meeting for the European Association of Archaeologists, Cork, Ireland.
  • 2005, With Dave Peterson, Pavel Kuznetsov, Oleg Mochalov, Peter Northover, and Audrey Brown. “Metalwork in the Social and Cultural Landscape of Bronze Age Pastoralists.” Paper presented at the Second University of Chicago Eurasian Archaeology Conference, Chicago, Illinois.
  • 2004, “Prehistoric Subsistence Patterns in the Appalachian Plateau: Another Look at 46SU3”. Paper presented at the annual meeting for the West Virginia Society of Archaeology, Charleston, West Virginia.
  • 2015, Report of Cultural Resource Desktop Assessment, Site 5 White Oak Property, Henrico County, Virginia. Submitted to SEPPIC, Inc. New Jersey.
  • 2015, Report of Cultural Resource Desktop Assessment, Sauer Property, Henrico County, Virginia. Submitted to SEPPIC, Inc. New Jersey.
  • 2015, Report of Cultural Resource Desktop Assessment, Rock Mill Property, Lancaster, Ohio. Submitted to SEPPIC, Inc. New Jersey.
  • 2015, Phase I Survey for the Subsurface Excavation Plan, Eden North Carolina. Duke Energy
  • 2015, Summary Report Cultural Resource Reconnaissance Survey, Project Sotor, Dorchester County, South Carolina, Submitted to the South Carolina Department of Commerce, Columbia, South Carolina.
  • 2014, Cultural Resource Desktop Review for Property Acquisition in Claxton, Georgia. Submitted to Georgia Power, Atlanta, Georgia.
  • 2014, Cultural Resource Desktop Review for Property Acquisition in Taylor County, Georgia. Submitted to Longview Solar, LLC, and Seattle, Washington.
  • 2014, Letter Report For Limited Metal Detecting and Archaeological Monitoring For the Natural Gas Pipeline, Liberty County, Georgia. Submitted to Atlanta Gas Light Company, Atlanta, Georgia.
  • 2014, Archaeological Survey of Proposed Raw Water Transmission Main Pipeline, Cherokee County Georgia. Submitted to Hazen and Sawyer, Atlanta Georgia.
  • 2014, Archaeological Survey of Proposed Smithwick Water Transmission Main Pipeline, Cherokee County Georgia. Submitted to Hazen and Sawyer, Atlanta Georgia.
  • 2014 Phase I Archaeological Survey of Proposed Natural Gas Pipeline, Liberty County Georgia. Submitted to Atlanta Gas and Light Company, Atlanta Georgia.
  • 2014, Cultural Resource Site Visit, Letter Report for the Placement of Solar Panels, Dalton Georgia. Submitted to Georgia Power, Atlanta Georgia.

Mr. Brown received his B.A. in Anthropology from the University of Alabama, Birmingham, his M.A in Anthropology from the University of Alabama, and is preparing his doctoral thesis in Anthropology at the University of Tennessee.

Russell Ashburn, III, P.E. – Senior Engineer

Mr. Ashburn is a Senior Engineer for GEOServices. He is a licensed professional engineer in Tennessee and nine other states. He has over 30 years of engineering, construction, and management experience.  As a key technical resource for GEOServices, Mr. Ashburn manages and provides engineering to address some of the larger and more complex geotechnical projects undertaken by GEOServices.  He supports business development activities and imparts his expertise in mentoring and providing technical oversight to junior level engineers and staff professionals. Mr. Ashburn is proficient in project management, geotechnical exploration and evaluation; foundation (deep and shallow) design analyses and installation; slope evaluations and repair designs; geo-physical evaluations, dam design and evaluation; site grading; construction phase testing; IBC Special Inspections; asphalt and concrete mix designs; and pavement evaluations and design; failure investigations.

Mr. Ashburn received his B.S. degree in Civil Engineering with a major in soil mechanics from the University of Tennessee. He is a member and activity participant in the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), American Society of Highway Engineers (ASHE) and American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC).

Dennis R. Williams, P.E. – Senior Geotechnical Engineer

Mr. Williams is a Senior Geotechnical Engineer and the Coordinator of Federal Projects for GEOServices. He is a licensed professional engineer with over 25 years of engineering and engineering management experience. Mr. Williams provides senior level guidance in the performance of geotechnical projects and supports construction material testing and special inspections for GEOServices. He serves as coordinator for federal projects at the Oak Ridge Reservation and oversees business development for government and private work. Mr. Williams’ experience includes management of geotechnical and environmental projects, geotechnical engineering explorations and remediations, quality control planning and execution, and business development.

Mr. Williams received his B.S. degree in Civil Engineering with a major in soil mechanics from the University of Tennessee and his M.S. degree in Civil Engineering with a major in geotechnical engineering from the Ohio State University. He is a member and active participant with the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Tennessee Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE/TSPE), the American Institute of Architects (AIA), East Tennessee Economic Council (ETEC) and the East Tennessee Industrial Committee (ETIC).

Joshua S. Eslinger, CET – Laboratory and Quality Assurance Supervisor

Mr. Eslinger is the Principal Laboratory Supervisor and Quality Assurance Supervisor for GEOServices.  He has over 15 years of laboratory and QA/QC experience and demonstrates as part of his resume a long list of certifications and professional training. Mr, Eslinger is responsible for implementing and maintaining the companywide Quality Systems Manual.  With GEOServices, Mr. Eslinger also provides senior technical leadership in the operation and accreditation of GEOServices’ material laboratories. He provides oversight and technical direction to laboratory personnel and QA/QC field technicians. He oversees the training and certification programs of GEOServices’ personnel, and he provides senior level mentoring to junior and senior level technicians alike. In addition to his leadership to field and laboratory technicians, Mr. Eslinger’s advice and technical expertise is sought by and relied upon by both staff professionals and engineers in the performance of QA/QC functions for GEOServices.

 

Mr. Eslinger’s certifications include:

  • Nuclear Density Gauge Operator
  • ACI Concrete Construction Special Inspector
  • ACI Field Testing Technician, Grade I
  • ACI Strength Testing Technician
  • ACI Aggregate Testing Technician
  • ACI Laboratory Testing Technician Level II
  • NICET Soils Level II
  • NICET Asphalt Level II
  • NICET Concrete Level II
  • Floor Flatness/Floor Levelness F-Number Measurement