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North Carolina Geological Survey
Office Directory, Staffing and Responsibilities

 


The North Carolina Geological Survey has three offices statewide, two in Raleigh, and a third in Swannanoa, near Asheville. The primary responsibilities of each office are listed below. Use this directory to locate the office which can best serve you.

 


 

Operations Branch - Main Office, Map and Publication Sales

 

Phone: 919-707-9210

Mailing Address: 1612 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-1612

Physical Address: 512 North Salisbury Street, Raleigh, NC 27604-7687

Responsibilities - Main Office

 

Staffing - Main Office - North Carolina Geological Survey Operations Branch
 

Geological Survey - Main Office
Staff Member Position Responsibilities E-mail Address Telephone

Dr. Kenneth B. Taylor, PG

NCBLG# 1835

State Geologist

Geological Survey Section Manager

kenneth.b.taylor@ncdenr.gov

919-707-9211

Randy Bechtel, CEE

Project Geologist

Earth Science Education and Public Outreach; Piedmont Geologic Mapping - STATEMAP Project

randy.bechtel@ncdenr.gov

919-707-9204

Michael Medina

Engineering Technician

Map and Publication Sales, GIS Support

michael.medina@ncdenr.gov

919-707-9203

Phil Bradley, PG

NCBLG# 1407

Senior Geologist

 

Assistant Section Chief and Piedmont Geologist - Geologic Mapping - Statemap Project

pbradley@ncdenr.gov

919-707-9241

Dr. Jeff Reid, PG

NCBLG# 1340

Senior Geologist

Energy and Mineral Resources

jeff.reid@ncdenr.gov

919-707-9205

Joyce Sanford

Administrative Assistant

Office Administration

joyce.sanford@ncdenr.gov

919-707-9210

Mailing Address: 1612 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-1612
Physical Address: 512 North Salisbury Street, Raleigh, NC 27604-7687 - 919-707-9210

Publication Sales: 919-707-9203 e-mail address:Michael.Medina@ncdenr.gov

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Geological Survey - Coastal Plain Office - Core Repository

Phone: 919-733-7353

Mailing Address: 1620 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-1620

Physical Address: 4100-A, Reedy Creek Road,

Raleigh, NC 27607-6411

Responsibilities - Coastal Plain Office - Core Repository

  • Geologic mapping and mineral resource studies of the Coastal Plain, Piedmont Province, and Triassic basins
  • Geology and mineral resources of the continental shelf,
  • Repository - houses state-wide collection of subsurface data (rock core, drill cuttings, vibracores, geophysical logs, and other types of samples), and
  • Public service and education.

Staffing - Coastal Plain Office - Core Repository

Geological Survey - Coastal Plain Office - Core Repository
Staff Member Position Responsibilities E-mail Address Telephone

Dr. Kathleen Farrell, PG

NCBLG# 1747

Senior Geologist

Coastal Plain Stratigraphy, Sedimentology and Geomorphology – Coastal Cooperative Study (NCGS-USGS-ECU); PI for STATEMAP Coastal Plain Mapping Project

kathleen.farrell@ncdenr.gov 919-733-7353 ext. 29

Kenny Gay, PG

NCBLG# 1393

Geologist I Heavy mineral studies; Upper and Middle Coastal Plain studies kenny.gay@ncdenr.gov

919-733-7353 ext. 28          

Brandon Peach

Geologist I Piedmont Geologic Mapping - STATEMAP Project brandon.peach@ncdenr.gov 919-733-7353 ext. 30
Eric Thornton Geologist I Coastal Plain Geologic Mapping and Stratigraphy - STATEMAP Project  Erik.Thornton@ncdenr.gov
919-733-7353 ext. 23
Mailing Address: 1620 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-1620
Physical Address: 4100-A, Reedy Creek Road,
Raleigh, NC 27607-6411 - 919-733-7353

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Geological Survey - Asheville Regional Office

Main Telephone: 828.296.4500

Address: 2090 US Highway 70, Swannanoa, NC 28778

Responsibilities - Asheville Regional Office

  • Geologic mapping and mineral resources of the mountain region of North Carolina
  • Geologic hazards mapping, including landslides
  • Public service and education
  • Earth Science Information Center (ESIC) affiliate office

Staffing - Asheville Regional Office
 

Geological Survey - Asheville Regional Office
Staff Member Position Responsibilities E-mail Address Telephone

Rick Wooten, PG

NCBLG# 1385

Senior Geologist Geohazards and Engineering Geology; Blue Ridge Province Geologic Mapping - STATEMAP Project rick.wooten@ncdenr.gov 828-296-4632

Bart Cattanach, PG

NCBLG# 2060

Senior Geologist Project Leader; Blue Ridge Province Geologic Mapping - STATEMAP Project bart.cattanach@ncdenr.gov 828-296-4634
Nick Bozdog, GISP Project Geologist GIS Support; Blue Ridge Province Geologic Mapping - STATEMAP Project nick.bozdog@ncdenr.gov 828-296-4635

Sierra Isard, PG

NCBLG# 2503

Geologist I Blue Ridge Province Geologic Mapping -
STATEMAP Project
sierra.isard@ncdenr.gov 828-296-4629
         
Address: 2090 US Highway 70, Swannanoa, NC 28778
Main Telephone: 828.296.4500

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NCGS . 1612 Mail Service Center . Raleigh, NC 27699-1612 . 919.707-9210