Liam grew up in Sandy, OR hiking, foraging, fishing, and boating along the Sandy, Clackamas, and Columbia Rivers as well as the many Mt. Hood NF lakes. His love and respect for the natural environment is a family value that was fostered through experiences exploring, observing, and playing in the rich landscapes throughout the PNW.
Liam moved to Corvallis where he earned his Ecological Engineering degree at Oregon State University and began working for the City’s Stormwater division of the Public Works department. There he found the opportunity to keep playing in creeks while building an understanding and appreciation for civil infrastructure. Beyond his green infrastructure maintenance and monitoring duties, Liam discovered his passion for restoration when he got involved in the construction of several small riparian restoration projects on Dixon, Dunawi, Oak, and Sequoia Creek. Upon graduating he joined the City’s Capital Projects Engineering team, helping to plan and facilitate the rehabilitation of drinking water, storm/waste water, and road facilities in Corvallis.
In 2023 Liam joined RDG’s Corvallis office as an EIT in Water Resources Engineering where continues to develop his stream and river restoration experience in pursuit of his PE license. When he’s not on the road exploring in his camper van or hiking with the dog, Liam can be found at home fixing his van, watching sports, gardening, or woodworking.