Former marine (0311), disabled Vietnam veteran. BS, University of Alaska. MS and PhD, Stanford. Consulting structural engineer for 37 years. founded GPLA in 1985, incorporated in California 1995. Licensed in 50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and Guam. National practice specializing in large, complex projects. Pioneering developer of HD BIM processes. Innovator. Industry leader in Performance Based Earthquake Engineering, with state-of-the-art repairable designs in the New Madrid fault area and on the west coast.