Team

Case Davis, P.E.

President

Case is a professional engineer specializing in stream restoration with a background in water quality, groundwater and mine reclamation. He has over 25 years of experience as an environmental engineer and construction manager. His experience covers a broad spectrum of water related issues as well as many other facets of civil engineering and construction. Case has managed numerous projects involving highly complex water resource components in both urban and rural settings. These components include hydrologic and hydraulic modeling, stream gauging and flow measurements, land and property ownership issues, permitting with various local, state and federal agencies, complex biological and physical habitat interactions, groundwater and surface water interactions, fluvial geomorphology, stream restoration, natural channel design, hydrodynamics, construction contracting, and construction management.

Brian Belcher, Ph.D., P.E.

Vice President

Brian is a professional engineer, researcher and educator. He has extensive laboratory and field training in hydrology, hydraulics, geomorphology and sediment transport analysis. Brian has extensive career training and applications in advanced hydraulic modeling. He has served as Lead Designer on over 200 miles of stream restoration projects with government, private and non-profit clients. Brian is an instructor of hydrologic and hydraulic modeling courses using H&H software including HEC-HMS, HEC-RAS, HEC-GeoRAS, RIVER2D, BANKFULL© and RIVERMorph and has presented short courses for FHWA, ASCE, KSPE, ODNR, KYDFW, University of Kentucky and others. He is also an instructor for The Kentucky FILO Stream Restoration Construction Course. Brian is the inventor of the natural channel design model and software BANKFULL©. The software allows the user to perform efficient design patterns for large-scale projects involving many different valley and stream conditions and is used in-the-field to allow for on-site construction constraints such as rock outcroppings, bat habitats, historical features, etc. Brian’s publications include international journals such as the Journal of Hydraulic Research and the Journal of Engineering Mechanics.

Chuck Davis, P.E., CFM

Project Manager

Chuck is a professional engineer with experience in hydraulics, river mechanics, sediment transport, and hydrology. His professional experience includes numerical modeling in one and two dimensions for various applications (e.g., flood hazard, flood control, environmental design and regulatory compliance, irrigation and drainage, dam break, and sediment transport applications); design of river restoration features and hydraulic structures; construction oversight; permitting; and teaching. He has 4 peer-reviewed publications and dozens of conference publications. Chuck has worked on projects for a variety of federal (e.g., US Army Corps of Engineers, Federal Emergency Management Agency, US Bureau of Reclamation), state, and local agencies as a prime consultant as well as many private clients.

Derek Scott, P.E.

Project Engineer

Derek is a professional engineer with experience in hydrology, hydraulics, sediment control, site design, storm water systems design and management, geomorphic assessment, and project management. His project experience includes over 100 miles of drafting and site design for stream restoration sites, natural channel design, and project permitting. While at Beaver Creek Hydrology, Derek has produced full design construction plans for submittal for stream restoration projects in Kentucky, Ohio, California and Colorado, as well as developing permitting documents, generating grading plans, performing natural channel design and field geomorphic assessments. Derek has held engineering roles on projects throughout the United States, as well as international mining projects in South America and Africa. Derek’s working experience stems from diverse water resource applications and large-scale land disturbances in civil engineering and mining consulting, as well as for a research university.

Cat Hoy

Senior Ecologist

Cat's professional experience includes stream and wetland assessments, biological surveys, plant identification, invasive species management, hydrology studies, and database management. She has experience in wet chemistry analyses and quality control procedures. Cat's areas of professional expertise include components of compensatory mitigation projects including site assessment, monitoring, endangered species remediation strategies, and long-term management of mitigation banking sites. Her experience includes over 800,000 linear feet of water-shed scale stream and wetland mitigation projects. Cat’s roles include geomorphic, hydrologic, biological, and vegetative assessment and monitoring; geospatial and temporal statistical modeling; local, state and federal permitting; mitigation plan development; and compliance reporting.

Melanie Mossing

GIS Technician

Melanie is Beaver Creek Hydrology’s lead GIS Technician. She has a background in Zoology and Conservation and a Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Systems. Her professional experience includes geospatial analysis, cartography, biological monitoring, conservation easement acquisition and environmental education. Her related project experience includes geospatial data analysis, management, figure/graphics generation, and reporting using GIS and CAD for a variety of complex spatial and temporal datasets. She has also been involved in geomorphologic, hydrologic, biologic and vegetative surveying and analyses of 700,000 linear feet of stream. Melanie’s technical experience includes using ArcGIS, Geo-RAS, CADD, Civil3D, and Adobe Illustrator to support stream design and analysis tasks. Her roles include stream digitization, terrain modeling, watershed delineation, geospatial and temporal statistical modeling, cartography, marketing and education.

Amy Schultz, EIT

Stream Restoration Specialist

Amy has a background in water resources and hydraulics, including hydraulic modeling and civil engineering design practices, as well as project management. Her related project experience includes geomorphologic, hydrologic, biologic and vegetative surveying and analyses of nearly 400,000 linear feet of streams. Amy has acted as the engineer on site for watershed-scale mitigation projects, which required daily construction inspection of up to nine working crews, as well as weekly and monthly reporting. Her experience includes using BANKFULL©, RIVERMorph, HEC-RAS, ArcGIS, and CADD programs as necessary to complete stream design and analysis, and complete land surveying using a total station and differential leveling to collect longitudinal profiles and cross sections used for design and compliance reporting. Amy’s responsibilities include preparing design data and compliance permitting, conducting geomorphic surveying and construction inspection, drafting and technical writing.

Erin Johnson, EIT

Stream Restoration Specialist

Erin has an educational and professional background in water resources and hydraulics, including hydraulic modeling and civil engineering design practices. Her related project experience includes geomorphologic, hydrologic, biologic and vegetative surveying and analyses of over 300,000 linear feet of stream. Erin's experience includes using BANKFULL©, RIVERMorph, ArcGIS, and CADD programs to complete stream design and analysis. Her experience also includes complete land surveying using a total station and differential leveling to collect longitudinal profiles and cross sections used for design and compliance reporting. Erin’s responsibilities include preparing field data and compliance permitting reports, creating maps and graphics using GIS for analysis and reporting purposes, conducting geomorphic surveying and construction inspection, drafting and technical writing.

Rebecca Buchanan, EIT

Stream Restoration Specialist

Rebecca has an educational and professional background in water resources and hydraulics, including hydraulic modeling and civil engineering design practices. Her related project experience includes geomorphologic, hydrologic, biologic and vegetative surveying and analyses of over 200,000 linear feet of stream. Rebecca's experience includes using BANKFULL©, ArcGIS, and CADD programs to complete stream design and analysis. Her experience also includes complete land surveying using a total station and differential leveling to collect longitudinal profiles and cross sections used for design and compliance reporting. Rebecca has acted as a main construction surveyor requiring use of a robotic total station and weekly reporting for watershed-scale mitigation projects. Her responsibilities include preparing field data, creating maps and graphics using GIS for analysis and reporting purposes, conducting geomorphic surveying and construction inspection, drafting, and technical writing.

Melissa Watkins

Office Administrator

Melissa has 22 years of professional experience in office procedures and management. Her experience includes local, state and federal permitting; document preparation and quality control; development and implementation of administrative systems; data survey design, distribution, collection and management; technical writing; accounting; and human resources. Since joining Beaver Creek Hydrology, Melissa has been an integral part of over 800,000 linear feet of water-shed scale mitigation throughout the United States. Her roles include data acquisition of geomorphic and biological stream characteristics; data processing; permit applications; document quality control; accounting; human resources; marketing and office management.