Travis Esbenshade, Geological Sciences Alumni Advisory Board Member
Ohio University B.S. Geology '11, Licensed Professional Geologist by the State of Kentucky
I grew up on a small farm in Ashland County, Ohio, and moved to Athens to attend Ohio University in 2007. I switched my focus from civil engineering to geology after taking Dr. Springer’s geology for engineers class. So I have Dr. Springer to thank (blame) for saving me from a boring infrastructure career. I earned my B.S. in Environmental Geology from Ohio University in 2011.
After receiving my degree, I started my career as a staff geologist at BJAAM Environmental, Inc. in Canal Fulton, Ohio. In 2015, I moved to Columbus, Ohio, and started my employment at Weaver Consultants Group as a Project Geologist, where I still work. As an environmental consultant, I am involved with industrial site assessment, investigation, and remediation of subsurface soil and groundwater. I credit my career success to the department faculty and the fundamentals I learned at Ohio University. As a member of the Alumni Board I hope to give back to the department by assisting students and new alumni to successful careers.
Aside from work, I enjoy playing soccer, skiing, riding motorcycles, and the Browns beating the Steelers.