Key Personnel

Key Personnel

Michael J. Wightman, P.G., President

Mike Wightman, PresidentMr. Wightman’s current responsibilities include management and technical oversight of all geophysical investigations conducted by GeoView Inc. He has managed and conducted geophysical investigations throughout the United States and the Caribbean Region. His responsibilities have included project management and budgeting, employee supervision and training, design and implementation of geophysical investigations, data evaluation, numerical and analytical modeling of geophysical data, and coordination and supervision of fieldwork. He has conducted and managed several thousand geophysical investigations to identify potential and actual sinkhole features. He has also performed hundreds contamination assessment investigations throughout Florida where his responsibilities included project management, geophysical investigations, design of groundwater monitoring systems, data evaluation, groundwater modeling, and report preparation.

While working on his M.S. degree in hydrogeology at the University of South Florida, he was involved as a principal investigator on several coastal and island aquifer research projects. In these projects, he used electromagnetics and direct current resistivity to map salt-water interfaces and developed considerable shipboard experience involving sediment analysis, vibracoring, refraction seismology, and mission planning. Results from his research have been presented at two international conferences, three Florida statewide conferences, and have appeared in several publications.

Christopher Taylor, P.G., Vice President

Chris Taylor, P.G.Mr. Taylor is responsible for senior-level project management and review at GeoView where his duties include complex, multiple-method geophysical investigations, employee management/ review, and the lead for new technology and methods development. Mr. Taylor has over seventeen years of experience in managing geophysical investigations throughout the United States, Panama and the Caribbean Basin. He is a licensed Professional Geologist in Pennsylvania and Florida. His duties have included project management, budgeting, designing, and implementing geophysical investigations, data evaluation, numerical and analytical modeling of geophysical data, and coordination and supervision of fieldwork. Mr. Taylor is proficient with subsurface and borehole geophysical technologies and applications that include seismic refraction/reflection, seismic down-hole/cross-hole, ground-penetrating radar, electromagnetics, magnetics, resistivity, marine and utility locating surveys.

Stephen R. Scruggs, P.G.

Steve ScruggsAs senior geophysicist for GeoView, Mr. Scruggs is responsible for performance and management of high-level, multi-method geophysical investigations. His primary duties include field project management, data analysis, report preparation, and personnel supervision and training. He is also the Office Manager for the GeoView office in Jacksonville, Florida. He has conducted geophysical investigations throughout the United State and the Caribbean Region and has served as Project Manager for national and international geophysical investigations. Mr. Scruggs is proficient with sinkhole investigations, utility and underground storage tanks locating, geological boundaries mapping, buried debris delineation and structural investigations (e.g., bridge deck, rebar evaluations, cellular tower foundation surveys).

Robert RothRobert Roth

Mr. Roth is the manager of GeoView’s Utility Designation Department. He has over 12 years of experience in managing and conducting utility designation projects. His primary responsibilities include managing and conducting subsurface utility engineering (SUE) Level B through D studies, rebar and post tensioning locates and void studies. In addition, Mr. Roth coordinates the training of utility designating personnel and the implementation of new utility locating techniques.

Craig Fusaro, REM

Craig FusaroMr. Fusaro the manager of GeoView’s Boca Raton Office.He has over 16 years of experience in managing and conducting geophysical and environmental projects in Florida. Mr. Fusaro is a Registered Environmental Manger and is able to use that knowledge when designing geophysical investigations. He is a certified Ground Penetrating Radar Operator and is proficient in the use of electromagnetic, magnetics, resistivity, conventional EM utility location and GPS equipment.

Sean Malphurs

Sean MalphursMr. Malphurs received his B.S. in Geology in 2002. He joined GeoView after serving as a Topographic Sargent in the United States Army from 2002 to 2006. Mr. Malphurs has worked on a range of geophysical projects including karst characterization studies, utility designation, buried debris delineation, underground storage tank location, rebar locates and resistivity studies. He is proficient in geophysical instrumentation and 3-D modeling software. He has a depth of experience in mapping and Geographic Information System (GIS) projects, imagery, raster image processing and analysis, and geo-database cataloguing, and is proficient in software applications that include ESRI, Surfer.  

Scott Purcell

Scott Purcell

Mr. Purcell left the United States Navey in 1993 and received his Bachelor of Science in 1999. He spent the early portion of his career with Subsurface Evaluations under the tutelage of Bill Wilson. Mr. Purcell joined GeoView in 2012 and is now responsible for senior-level project management and data review. Mr. Purcell has certifications for Ground Penetrating Radar, Electrical Resistivity, Capacitively-Coupled Resistivity, Seismic Refraction, MASW and Electronic Utility Locating.  Mr. Purcell is proficient with a range of geophysical technologies and applications that include seismic MASW, ground-penetrating radar, electromagnetics, magnetics, resistivity, marine and utility locating surveys.