These are the section's current officers

Below is a list of the current officers, a brief bio, and their respective roles. The officers serve two year terms, currently from 2015-2017.

Chair

Taryn Sparacio

Taryn Sparacio

Taryn is a Managing Scientist with Exponent’s Environmental Sciences practice in Bellevue, Washington, where she has worked since 1998. Taryn has been a member of AEG since 2001. Her work at Exponent is focused primarily on environmental forensics, which involves determining the origin, transport, and fate of chemicals in soils, groundwater, surface water, sediments, and air. She received a BS degree in Geology from Western Washington University and an MBA degree from Seattle University. Taryn served as Treasurer for the Washington Section of AEG from 2013 to 2015. Taryn is a Licensed Geologist in the State of Washington and a Registered Geologist in Oregon.

Vice Chair

Justin Vetter

Justin Vetter

Justin is a project geologist at Kane Environmental, in Seattle, Washington. He recieved a BS in geology from Western Michigan University and a MS in geology from the Univerity of Idaho, and is a Licensed Geologist in Washington. Justin has been active with the Washington AEG section since 2008, has participated in numerous AEG committees at the state and national level, and is the current webmaster.

Secretary

Sevin Bilir

Sevin Bilir

Sevin is an engineering geologist and hydrogeologist with King County in Seattle, Washington, where she has been working for the past 10 years. Her work at King County is focused on consulting to internal clients on projects having needs, such as, groundwater and geologic characterizations, landfill 3D models and databases, landslide mapping updates, channel migration zone studies, climate change indicators, and county operations performance measures and environmental indicators. Prior to King County, she worked for 10 years in the SF Bay area for Woodward-Clyde and Weiss Associates (as contractor to Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory). Sevin served as Lone Star Chapter Membership Chair in 1984 and is happy to be active again with AEG by presenting at the national conferences and attending local meetings. She received her BS degree in Engineering Geology from Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas and her MS degree from University of Texas at Austin in Austin, Texas. Sevin is a Licensed Geologist and Hydrogeologist in the states of California and Washington.

Treasurer

Kristina Sumner

Kristina is a new graduate from the University of Washington’s MESSAGe program, where she received her Master’s in Applied Geology. She also received a BS in Geology with an emphasis in physics from the University of Washington. She recently started working for Apex Companies LLC, as a geologist/environmental scientist and is a Geologist-in-Training in Washington. She has been an AEG member since 2011.