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Project Manager Management

Ventura, CA
November 17, 2018

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Reid Blaich



Motivated, hard-working and young professional aiming to obtain a position in environmental management.


Prime Landscape Services, Santa Cruz, CA – Project Manager in Erosion Control July 3, 2017 – PRESENT

● Design drainage and erosion control plans and transpose them into client proposals.

● Lead team to install erosion control, channel stabilization, and drainage projects at various sites in Santa Cruz County.

● Work with various agencies to approve projects prior to implementation.

Swanton Pacific Ranch, Davenport, CA – Bioassessment Field and Lab Assistant April 2016 – April 2017

● Examined insect communities throughout selected areas of the Little Creek Watershed.

● Conducted surveys of physical stream channel of each reach and sample insect communities.

● Analyzed insect populations and organic material densities of various reaches in lab.

Horizon Air Measurement Services, Camarillo, CA – Intern June 2016 – September 2016

● Tested and recorded velocity flow rates of smokestack exhaust from various industrial sites.

● Traveled to a variety of locations throughout Southern California and worked with many different contractors.

● Obtained general understanding of permitting processes and obtained technical writing skills.

Additional Projects

Effect of Stream Channel Gradient on the Macroinvertebrate Communities of Little Creek – Senior Project June 2017

● Used GIS to create a site map and display any variations in community structure throughout the watershed.

● Used JMP to perform a statistical analysis showing the effects of channel gradient on community structure.

● Concluded that the relationship between channel gradient and community structure has no statistical significance and discussed potential reasoning for the outcome.

Ecosystem Management Plan – Ecosystem Management June 2017

● Aimed towards enhancing stream channel features of Lower Scotts Creek for the protection the Endangered Coho Salmon.

● Consulted with team of Undergraduates to write and format the report.

● Presented results to instructors and other classmates.


California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo – Spring 2017 Graduate

Major: Bachelor of Science in Environmental Management and Protection

Focus: Watershed Management and Hydrology Minor: Soil Science

GPA: 3.35 Dean’s List 3 Quarters

Related Coursework

Ecosystem Management, Applied Resource Analysis and Assessment, Advanced GIS, Watershed Management, Soil Erosion and Water Quality, Forest Surveying, Environmental Impact Ecology, General Biology, College Physics, Calculus, Statistics.

Additional Skills

• Understand common permits and permitting processes associated with environmental planning.

• Experience using GIS and Microsoft Excel.

• Obtained technical writing skills from internship with Horizon Air and from past coursework.

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