Walter F. Crampton, P.E., G.E.

Principal Engineer

Founding Principal of TerraCosta, Walter has over 40 years of experience in coastal engineering and the design and construction of earth retention systems with particular emphasis on their use in the coastal environment. An engineer of record for hundreds of coastal projects, Walter has particular experience in the design and approval of coastal development projects in Southern California.

Bob Smillie, P.G., C.E.G.

Principal Geologist

Founding Principal of TerraCosta, Mr. Smillie has over 40 years of experience in Southern California, Bob specializes in geological analyses for landslide stabilization, earth retention systems and coastal and maritime projects.

Robert N. Hawk, P.G., C.E.G., C.H.G., P.E, G.E.

Principal Geologist

Mr. Hawk has over 30 years of geotechnical experience in Southern California. Mr. Hawk specializes in geotechnical analyses and design for slope stabilization, earth retention systems, coastal projects, and forensic evaluation of failed structures and earthwork. Mr. Hawk retired from local government with over two decades of experience in construction and development permits, capital improvement projects, and implementation of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) for coastal and hillside projects.

Matthew W. Eckert, Ph.D., P.E., G.E.

Associate Engineer and Director of Engineering

Dr. Eckert has extensive knowledge in the design and implementation of a wide range of earth modifications technologies, earth retention techniques and foundation systems. Dr. Eckert has 34 years experience in the practice and teaching of civil engineering. His consulting experience has concentrated on geotechnical and hydraulic engineering, whereas his academic experience has included teaching and research primarily in hydraulics and engineering mechanics.

Reinhard E. Flick, Ph.D.

Principal Oceanographer

Dr. Flick’s professional career since 1978 involves public service, academic research, administration, lecturing, and consulting in nearshore and beach processes, including waves, tides and coastal erosion. Dr. Flick has experience as an expert witness in tidal boundary disputes, including one in the United States Supreme Court, as well as in numerous water-related accident, injury, erosion and storm loss, and criminal cases.

Gregory A. Spaulding, P.G., C.E.G., C.H.G.

Project Geologist

Mr. Spaulding has 29 years of experience in the fields of engineering geology, environmental geology, and geological exploration, with particular emphasis in site characterization and geologic hazard evaluations.

Gene D. Spineto

Senior Designer

With over 25 years experience in the preparation of technical documentation for TerraCosta, Mr. Spineto is the Director behind the production of TerraCosta’s construction plans and specifications.

Jennifer K. Griffin

Office Administrator

Jennifer has worked with the principals of TerraCosta for over 30 years. She is responsible for the coordination and overall management of office policies and procedures.