Work History

Work History

Gulf Hydrographic & Coastal Consulting, Clute, Texas (10/17 – Present)

Founded company to provide hydrographic surveys for customers along the Texas Gulf Coast. 

Dredgit Environmental, Houston, Texas (08/13 – 10/17)

Senior Project Manager for environmentally focused dredging company specializing in innovative solutions to restore water capacity for private, public customers. 

USA-Colombia Dredging, Clute, TEXAS (08/11 – 08/12)

Vice President for dredging company providing specialized dredging services for petrochemical and industrial plants. 

Orion Marine Group, New Orleans, Louisiana (10/10 – 7/11)

Business Development Manager for King Fisher Marine Service and for dredging and marine construction work for Orion Construction LP. 

Texas General Land Office (5/01 – 8/10)

Director of Coastal Projects for the Texas General Land Office. Duties including management of all projects including restoration and beach nourishment projects in excess of $10 million each. Managed annual coastal project budget of $20 million to $50 million. Served as one of four agency members on Hurricane Ike Tactical Recovery Team providing interaction with FEMA, Texas Department of Emergency Management, local governments, federal and state resource agencies; State Representative and member of Executive Committee of Coastal States Organization. Met four times a year in Washington DC or coastal cities to coordinate with NOAA and Congress. 

Renda Marine (7/97 – 4/11)

Vice president for dredging firm based in Freeport, Texas. 

King Fisher Marine Service (7/93 – 4/97)

Dredging superintendent for KFMS in Port Lavaca, Texas. Supervised operation of the firms’ hydraulic dredges and mechanical dredges. 

Allwaste Dredging Services & Shoreline Dredging (8/75 – 4/97)

Vice president of Allwaste Dredging Services, performing dredging and environmental projects throughout the Southern United States.


The University of Texas at Austin – Bachelor of Communications, 1975

Calhoun High School –Graduate, 1972

Community & Professional 

Member Western Dredging Association

Former Member Gulf Ecosystem Restoration Task Force, America’s Energy Coast 

Former Texas Representative of Coastal States Organization

Former Chairman of Board for Faith Presbyterian Church Child Development Center, Austin, TX