Key Personnel

Guilaine L. Roussel, P.E. is the President of TERRA engineers.  In addition to her business management responsibilities she has over thirty years of experience providing engineering and project management services on civil engineering, environmental and waste management projects. She has been Principal-In-Charge. Project Manager, Project Engineer, or Resident Engineer for a large number of projects that included investigations, feasibility studies, and/or design and construction for dams, reservoirs, tunnels, levees, landfills, and chemically contaminated facilities. Ms. Roussel received a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées in Paris, France and a M.S. in Geotechnical Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley. She is a licensed Professional Engineer in California, Oregon, New York, and New Jersey.

Bob KirbyRobert C. Kirby, P.E., G.E. is a Vice President and Principal of TERRA engineers. Mr. Kirby has forty years of experience providing engineering and project/program management services on civil engineering, environmental and waste management projects. He has been the Engineer of Record or the Technical Director of teams on numerous projects including landslide evaluations and repairs, dams, dikes, flood control projects, landfills, power plants, airports, prisons, courthouses, high-rise buildings, shopping centers, and hazardous waste sites.  Mr. Kirby received a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Northeastern University, and M.S. in Civil Engineering and “Civil Engineer” Degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in California, New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania. He is also a licensed Geotechnical Engineer in California.

Richard HarlanRichard D. Harlan, P.G., C.E.G. is a Senior Engineering Geologist with TERRA engineers.  Mr. Harlan has over 25 years experience in the engineering geology field.  His project work has involved earthfill and concrete water storage dams, tailings dams, levees, tunnels, pipelines, landfills, bridge and building foundations, land development and groundwater studies. He was heavily involved with the emergency remedial investigation and repair work at Austrian Dam following the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake. His projects have included numerous studies involving earthquake and fault hazard evaluations for existing and proposed dams and hydroelectric projects.  Mr. Harlan has also participated in numerous dam safety evaluations including FERC Part 12 Inspections and Potential Failure Mode Analyses.  Mr. Harlan received a B.A. in Geology from California State University at Chico and is Professional Geologist and a Certified Engineering Geologist in the State of California.

Curtis A. Hill is a Site Superintendent at TERRA engineers.  Mr. Hill has over 20 years experience in the operation and maintenance of engineered facilities.  He is currently managing TERRA’s operation and maintenance services at the Merrill Creek Reservoir in New Jersey.  In this position he oversees all preventive and corrective maintenance activities for the mechanical and electrical systems at the facility for the release of water to, or the pumping of water from, the Delaware River.  These activities are performed by TERRA staff, or by specialty contractors, as appropriate.  Mr. Hill has overall responsibility for implementing, and ensuring compliance with, TERRA’s Safety Plan including TERRA’s “Zero Tolerance” policy for safety related issues and injuries.  Mr. Hill is also responsible for the collection of geotechnical and other instrumentation data, and for the quality control of these data, in support of the performance monitoring of the facility.  In addition, he oversees a wide range of operation, maintenance, and security services associated with the recreational use of the reservoir facilities by over 100,000 visitors per year.