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Michael F. Hoover provided geologic, hydrologic and hydrologic services to a wide range of clients for 40 years. Mike retired in 2018 and is now writing a series of professional papers related to subjects of his interest and expertise.


Michael founded his consulting practice in 1977. Over the years, the firm grew from a one-person office to a moderately-sized, full-service geotechnical firm capable of handling major projects for industrial and governmental clients. In 2000, Michael revamped the company in order to focus on specific areas of expertise for a more exclusive client base.


Michael has been a Registered Geologist, Certified Engineering Geologist, and Hydrogeologist for over 30 years. He has been certified as a ground water professional by the Association of Ground Water Scientists and Engineers and a certified Manager of Landfill Operations by the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA). Michael has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in geology. He is the founder and past vice president of the Central Coast Groundwater Resources Association, a member of the Association of Engineering Geologists, past chairman of the COLAB Task Force evaluating the Santa Barbara County LUFT/SMU process, and a former COLAB Member of the Year. Michael has served as an expert witness on water rights; soil and groundwater contamination; and geologic hazards issues.


In addition to Mr. Hoover’s 40 years of consulting experience, he managed the Chicago Grade Landfill, Inc. in Templeton, California, and was responsible for environmental compliance, permitting, and site operations.



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