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Board Members
Board Appointment Information
The Governor appoints members of the Board of Geologist Examiners. The board shall consist of four geologists and one public member. The Governor may remove any member of the board for misconduct, incompetence, neglect of duty, or any other sufficient cause.
Each member of the board shall be a citizen of the United States. The member shall have been a resident of this state for one year preceding appointment. Insofar as possible, the board shall be composed of members having diverse geological specialties, including at least one engineering geologist.
A member of the board shall hold office until the expiration of the term for which appointed or until their successor has been appointed. The successor of the member shall be appointed in like manner for a term of three years. No person shall serve as a member of the board for more than two consecutive three-year terms.
The State Geologist shall be an ex officio member of the board.
You can read more about Executive Appointments and download an Interest Form (PDF) at the Governor´s Boards & Commissions web site, or contact the OSBGE office, and the appropriate application forms will be forwarded to you.


ChairKenneth Thiessen, RG, CEG 
Oregon DEQ​
700 NE Multnomah Street, suite #600 
Portland, OR 97232
Phone: (503)-229-6015 
E-mail: thiessen.kenneth@deg.state.or.us​
Term: 03/01/2016 to 02/28/2019 

Vice Chair  Hans Feige, RG
Feige & Associates, Inc. 
27001 NW Saint Helens Road 
Scappoose, OR  97056 
Phone: (503) 543-9700 
Email: hfeige@feige.us
Term: 03/01/2017-02/28/2020

Peter L. Stroud, RG, CEG
Associated w/ Aspect Consulting, LLC
522 SW 5th Ave., Ste 1300
Portland, OR 97204

E-mail: peterlst​roud@gmail.com​
Term: 12/5/2014 to 12/4/2017 
Brad Avy, RG 
Executive Director/State Geologist
Department of Geology & Mineral Industries
800 NE Oregon ST #965
Portland OR 97232
Phone: (971) 673-1550
Email: Brad.Avy@s​tate.or.us​ 
Term:  Ex-Officio (since 12/04/2015)
Scott F. Burns, RG, CEG 
Portland State University
Department of Geology
PO Box 751
Portland, OR 97207-0751 
Phone: (503)-725-3389 ​
Email:  burnss@pdx.edu 
Term: 12/5/2017 to 12/4/2020 
Stephen Tucker, Public Member 
Cascade Radon, Inc. 
2761 NE Halsey St.
Portland, OR 97232

Phone (503) 421-4813
Email: Steve@cascaderadon.com

Term: 02/15/2017-02/14/2020