Caryn Stark, LG

Project Geologist I & Lab Manager

Caryn joined GRI in 2018 after finishing her Masters in Geological Engineering. As a Project Geologist I, she is responsible for completing subsurface explorations, providing construction observation services, performing laboratory testing of soil and rock, and completing engineering analyses for a variety of projects. She has extensive experience in Micropile installation, drilled shafts and many other construction observation services. She also has completed many rockfall modeling analysis for various projects. Caryn is also GRI’s Lab Manager, in this role she is responsible for overseeing all activities that take place within the lab. She also provides QA/QC of lab results, performs lab activites, and oversees all sample activities.

Where is your hometown? How did it shape who you are today?
I grew up in Salem, Virginia. My family owned a beef farm where I spent a lot of time wandering around the land. It always intrigued me how the land was formed and all the different types of rock and soil. Because of my experiences there, I was determined from a young age to become a geologist.

Favorite meal?
I cannot go a week without pasta!

Favorite activity outside of work?
My husband and I spend every weekend we can camping.

An interesting fact about yourself.
I am obsessed with bees! The world would be lost without them. I have been taking classes to raise my own hive!

BS Geology with an Environmental Engineering Concentration, James Madison University
MS Geological Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison