Philip R. Barber, P.E.Managing Principal/CEO
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Phil is Geo-Hydro’s Managing Principal and CEO, and has been with Geo-Hydro since 1987. He manages the daily operations of the company and you may find him fishing or hunting in his spare time. More about Phil
Michael P. Riddle, P.G.Principal/Georgia Manager
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Mike is the director of Georgia operations and a member of our Board of Directors. He has been with Geo-Hydro since 1985. Mike lives in the Athens area and enjoys being in the out of doors and woodworking. More about Mike
Mason F. Berryman, P.E. LEEDPrincipal, Business Development Director
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Mason is Geo-Hydro's jack-of-all-trades. He has a Masters of Civil Engineering from GT, and never misses a home game. Business development, geotechnical engineering, environmental consulting...you name it, he's on top of it. More about Mason
Luis E. Babler, P.E.Principal/Chief Engineer
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Luis is a past president of the ASCE Georgia Section Geo-Institute, and when the chips are down you need him on your team. Just beware. If you play soccer, you will be recruited by Luis to be a weekend warrior. More about Luis
Chris Busch, P.E.Principal/North Carolina Mgr.
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Chris opened Geo-Hydro's Greensboro, NC office in 2011. He and associate Doug Smith have bootstrapped the office to ASTM E-1527 compliance in short order. Chris, his wife, Liz, and their two children are lifelong residents of Greensboro. More about Chris
Thomas M. Baglivo, P.E.Associate, Charlotte Manager
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Thomas joined Geo-Hydro’s Atlanta office in 2005, and opened Geo-Hydro's Charlotte, NC office in 2017. He is a graduate of SPSU and currently serves on the University's Alumni Board. Thomas, his wife, Valerie, and two dogs live in Charlotte, NC.
Doug Smith, P.E.Principal, Greensboro Manager
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Doug is Geo-Hydro's Greensboro Manager. Doug along with Chris Busch opened the Greensboro office in 2011. He lives in Greensboro, NC with his wife, Karen, and their three children.
Brian K. Ingram, P.E.Principal, Geotechnical Services Manager
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Brian, his wife, Jeannette, their two children, and four dogs live in Acworth, GA. When he's not practicing engineering, he's usually coaching his youngest daughter's soccer team, serving on his community's board, or fostering dogs for a local rescue. More about Brian
Michael Woody, P.E.Associate, Kennesaw CMT Manager
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Michael Woody is Kennesaw's Construction Materials Testing Manager. Woody, as he is known to many of us, is among Geo-Hydro's most certified staff; holding ICC Master of Special Inspections among many others. Most weekends you'll catch him hanging out on the lake in Blue Ridge with his wife Jenny.
Jarrett Baggett, P.G.Associate, Environmental Services Director
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Jarrett oversees Geo-Hydro’s environmental operations. He received his geology degree from the University of Tennessee, and has worked in various fields of environmental consulting for over 12 years. Jarrett, his wife, Amy, and their daughter live in Roswell, GA. Jarrett enjoys fishing, keeping his yard green, spending time in his local community, and visiting his family farm.
Jessica Behmke, P.G.Associate, Project Manager
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Jesse is a CMT project manager in our Athens Office. With a degree in Geology from Bryn Mawr College, she enthusiastic about all things rock and soil. When not at work, she enjoys Scottish activities of all sorts and vintage sewing.
Doug Cozzens, P.E.Associate, ICC Master of Special Inspection
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Doug Cozzens joined Geo-Hydro in 2006 after 19 years of installing deep foundations. His passion is structural steel inspection and the various testing applications. He is our resident certified welding inspector and non-destructive testing technician. When not at work, he active with his family attending sporting events and community service projects.
Johnny Beckman, P.E.Associate, ICC Master of Special Inspection
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Johnny has been involved in the construction industry for over 20 years. He enjoys the diversity of both the projects and the people which the construction industry offers. Outside of work he has a wife and two boys to make life complete.
Terrell Reece, P.E.Associate, Senior Project Manager
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Terrell is a Senior Project Manager in Geo-Hydro's Athens office. He is a specialist in managing and inspecting higher education projects, most recently completing the Veterinary Medicine Building at UGA.
Jenny Woody, PHR, SHRM-CPAssociate, Administrative Manager
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Jenny Woody is Geo-Hydro's Corporate Administrative Manager. She is a Professional in Human Resources. Jenny enjoys mountain biking, adventure racing, running, and the lake and mountains around Blue Ridge.
Marty Peninger, P.E.Associate, Geotechnical Engineer
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Marty is a lead Geotechnical Engineer in Georgia's Geotechnical Engineering operations. A Geo-Hydro guy through-and -through. While at Georgia Tech, he co-oped with the firm, and joined it permanently after graduating in 2006. He lives in Marietta with his wife Becky and their two children.
David Hampe, P.E.Associate, Project Manager
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David is a project manager in Geo-Hydro’s Greensboro Office and among our most certified staff, holding the ICC Master of Special Inspection among many others. He also has extensive experience managing and coordinating AASHTO Resource laboratory accreditation.
Jeremy Thompson, P.E.Associate, Project Manager
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Jeremy joined Geo-Hydro in 2009, and is a CMT project manager in our Kennesaw Office. As an ICC Master of Special Inspection, he is experienced in performing the full gamut of construction tests and observations. He is a triathlete and lives in Kennesaw with his wife Kelly and their two boys and baby Claire.