Summary: project manager and structural engineer for the full-service naval architecture and marine engineering firm Elliott Bay Design Group in Seattle, Washington who along with his wife Theresa Harris were among one of more than 176 people reported missing and presumed dead in a March 2014 mudslide when a massive mile-wide swath of mud and debris from a portion of an unstable hillside known as the "Hazel Landslide" had plunged through nearly 50 riverside homes and onto the nearby State Route 530 main highway from above the Stillaguamish River and onto the adjacent river valley across northwest Washington state's rural Snohomish County unincorporated neighborhood, in which the mudflow was caused by a suspected soil saturation from heavy rainfall and became the deadliest single landslide event in United States history excluding landslides caused by volcanic eruptions, earthquakes or dam collapses.
Cause of Death: Killed in a mudslide
Born: October 29, 1961
Died: March 22, 2014
Location: Oso, Washington