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Thomas Keatts

Thomas Keatts

Senior Engineer

Thomas joined Shannon & Wilson in 2011. He has significant geological sciences experience, providing project management and technical expertise on projects throughout urban and rural areas of Alaska, as well as Washington, Oregon, Missouri, California, and Pennsylvania. His projects include transportation, shallow and deep foundations, earth retention, utilities, dams and levees, ports and harbors, and thermal analysis. Field exploration activities include geotechnical and geologic site reconnaissance, soil and rock borehole logging, surface and subsurface soil sampling, inclinometer instrumentation, ground temperature observation, water level monitoring, environmental field screening and sampling, downhole shear wave velocity testing, seismic refraction, numerous electrical resistivity methods, ground penetrating radar, and electromagnetic methods. He has additional geotechnical analysis experience with settlement, slope stability, thermal, and seep modeling.

Prior to joining Shannon & Wilson, Thomas worked as a staff geophysicist at Northwest Geophysical Associates, Inc. for one year, performing near surface geophysical explorations in support of geotechnical, environmental, and groundwater projects.


  • MEng, Civil Engineering, Oregon State University, 2011
  • BS, Geology, Western Washington University, 2009


  • Professional Engineer (Civil), Alaska and Washington


  • President, Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, Alaska Chapter
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