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John Minch, Ph.D., P.G.

john-minchJOHN MINCH, Ph.D., P.G.

President and Geological Consultant; Principal Geologist-Paleontologist

Biography

John Minch is a California Professional Geologist (#3269) and Certified Paleontologist with over 30 years of experience in the environmental consulting field. As President and Principal Investigator, Mr. Minch specializes in the preparation of environmental resource segments (geology, hydrology, seismicity, paleontology, biology, archaeology, historical) of EIR Reports, site investigations, site monitoring of grading operations, seismicity studies and fault line delineation, hydrology, mining evaluation and development, coastal processes, Phase 1 and 2 evaluations.

Education

  • Ph.D, Paleontology and Biostratigraphy, University of California, Riverside, 1972
  • M.S, Paleontology and Geology, San Diego State University, 1966

Professional Experience and Accomplishments

1976-Present Principal JMA
Geological Consultant and President Management of corporation which specializes in the Preparation of Environmental resource segments (geology, hydrology, seismicity, paleontology, biology, archaeology, historical) of EIR Reports, site investigations, site monitoring of grading operations, seismicity studies and faultline delineation, hydrology, mining evaluation and deveopment, coastal processes, Phase 1 and 2 evaluations.

1972-1993 Professor of Geology Saddleback College, Mission Viejo, CA
Main duties included Instruction in Earth Science, Physical, Historical, Mineralogy, Environmental, Geology and Seismicity of California, Geology Field Studies

Professional Affiliations

• American Assoc. Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) Honorary Life Member
• Peninsular Geological Society (Mexico – Honorary Life Member)
• Association of Environmental Professionals (AEP – Corporate Member)