Ken spent more than 30 years as a hydrogeologist for the Oregon Water Resources Department (OWRD), where he specialized intergovernmental groundwater studies and groundwater administrative law. Ken is an expert in conducting basin-wide groundwater investigations and developing strategies to effectively manage groundwater resources for all beneficial uses. He is experienced in applying groundwater study results such as hydraulic head trends and groundwater flow simulations to help guide policy development. Ken’s research has focused on quantitative analysis of groundwater flow systems in volcanic terranes; specifically, quantifying the influence of the geologic framework on groundwater recharge, water chemistry, hydraulic head distribution, and the interaction of groundwater and surface water.