Personnel

Bruce A. HendersonBruce A. Henderson, CPSRD, CSDP, CWS
Principal, Contracting Officer, Senior Designer and Project Manager

Bruce Henderson has actively managed watershed-level and stream-specific environmental design and implementation efforts throughout the Pacific Northwest for over two decades. HENDERSON was established through Bruce’s belief that the growing environmental restoration field and the quality of the end products would be tremendously enhanced by continuity of design intent from conceptualization through implementation. Big-picture site assessment, project conceptualization, team-public consensus building, and planning are where Bruce really excels in his profession. Give him intriguing, challenging projects with the potential of solid environmental benefit and he is a happy man.

Bruce strongly believes in giving back to his profession and the communities where HENDERSON provides services. At Portland State University he has taught his intensive 3-day graduate and professional certification course in Restoration Project Management on a pro-bono basis, and continues to donate professional services on an elective basis to worthwhile projects throughout the Pacific Northwest. His professional work has been awarded Oregon’s Grand Award for Water Quality / Environmental Design from the Oregon Council of Consulting Engineers. He is a frequent speaker throughout the Pacific Northwest on the practice of restoration design and construction management in sensitive environments.

 

Greg Benge SOQpicGreg Benge, MSc
Client Services Manager

Greg comes to HENDERSON with a wide range of professional experience in the environmental field.  His background includes the assessment of watershed function and processes, ecological restoration, and natural resource data analysis.  His dedication to the improvement of aquatic habitats led to various collaborative efforts with private landowners, non-profit organizations, and public land management agencies.  He has been involved in developing, implementing, and assessing stream restoration projects, carrying out salmonid habitat surveys, conducting spatial analysis using geographic data, and performing project outreach to cultivate partnerships.  His previous experience gives him a unique perspective on the value of teamwork, and the importance of culture in natural resource management.

At HENDERSON, Greg looks to facilitate a connection with the firm to support client’s aquatic restoration efforts.  His technical background helps him recognize our client’s needs, and his accommodating nature provides our clients with a valuable experience.

 

Andrew P. SteiningeAndrew_Steininger_SOQpicr, MSc, E.I.T.
Water Resources Project Manager, Engineer in Training

Andrew was drawn to the field of River Restoration and Engineering after more than a decade of work as a professional river guide.  His firsthand experience in and around many rivers and streams of the western United States and beyond provided a comprehensive perspective about watershed issues, water politics and social issues relating to freshwater systems.  This experientially-born passion for rivers and watersheds led to education in the conceptual and technical aspects of watershed science and the river restoration field.  Andrew has experience in computer modeling of hydrologic and hydraulic systems as well as in GIS and CAD programs.  As a compliment to his technical expertise he has also worked in the field on restoration and fish passage projects in Oregon, Washington and Colorado.  He has a personal systems based dogma of always keeping the ‘big picture context’ in mind while focusing on the details.  Andrew’s past management and instruction experience has provided a robust understanding of the absolute necessity of proper cohesion and communication within a working team.  He enjoys collaboration and prides himself on hard work and meticulous attention to detail.  When he is not ‘wearing a Henderson Environmental hat’ you may find him mountain biking, climbing or paddling down a river, possibly still wearing a Henderson Environmental hat.

 

MN_photo_1Michael Neal, BSc 
Restoration Ecologist/Project Manager

Michael Neal brings a diverse set of knowledge, skills, and abilities to the HENDERSON team.  His educational background in Natural Resources and Ecosystem Assessments focused on wetland and soil sciences and the NEPA process.  He has extensive field experience in environmental and biological monitoring, natural resource inventory, equipment maintenance and construction, integrated pest management, and project scoping.  His professional skills include geographic information systems, natural resource management, regulatory inquiry, data analysis, technical assistance and writing, and project management.  Michael has a keen interest in improving natural habitat and confronting the challenges inherent to environmental restoration and doing so in a most professional, safe, and friendly manner.

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David R. GormanDavid R. Gorman, PE
Senior Ecological Restoration Engineer

David Gorman has over 28 years of experience in water resource engineering and habitat restoration, with nearly all of his experience in the Pacific Northwest. The emphasis of his work has been on the restoration of aquatic habitat, including freshwater wetlands, estuarine wetlands, streams, and rivers. He also has extensive knowledge of stormwater management and surface water quality enhancement, including detention pond and treatment wetland design. His strong background in hydrology, hydraulics, engineering and biology enable to him to understand, appreciate, and address both the engineering and the biological/ecological constraints and opportunities inherent within each project and optimize projects to maximize habitat enhancement using sound engineering practices. David is very familiar with the ecosystem marketplace as it applies to aquatic habitat, and has been involved in the planning, design, permitting, construction cost estimating, and overall implementation of wetland mitigation, mitigation banks, and conservation banks. He is accustomed to working in such diverse systems as Puget Sound, the Columbia River Estuary, the Willamette River Valley, and the Portland Harbor. He has a thorough understanding of the regulatory framework that governs aquatic projects and has developed strong working relationships with the regulatory staff who oversee the permitting process. David loves to solve problems and develop creative solutions, and enjoys the use of unfettered brain storming to find solutions that may have been otherwise overlooked. He is a registered professional civil and environmental engineer in Oregon and Washington.

 

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