Our Team

We will continue to invest in our company, our benefits, and applied employee training to hone our applications, techniques, company dynamic, and breadth of services. We are here to answer any questions you may have and create an effective solution for your clean water initiative. 

 
 

RYAN C. GAUJOT P.H.

President

gaujot@greenrivers.net

Mr. Gaujot is president and principal geologist with Green Rivers. Born and raised in West Virginia, Ryan first learned to appreciate natural beauty through family camping and fishing adventures to high elevation Appalachia with his parents and older brother. Ryan grew up in Charleston and Morgantown, WV. After studying and graduating BS in Geology at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Ryan took a Geologist position with Marshall Miller & Associates (MMA) of Bluefield, WV. At MMA he had the opportunity to work with some of the finest scientific professionals in the business. MMA showed Ryan what it takes to make an effective, professional consulting company. Ryan continued his study and obtained his MS in Geology at West Virginia University completing a thesis entitled “Geology, hydrology, and fish habitat relationships in the upper Shavers Fork, WV.” After graduate school, Ryan briefly worked as a Geomorphic Survey Technician for the WV Division of Natural Resources before moving to a Geologist position at the Canaan Valley Institute (CVI). At CVI, Ryan had the opportunity to study streams and wetlands for many years, as well as work as a course instructor for Dave L. Rosgen of Wildland Hydrology. Looking for a means for highly efficient and effective clean water projects for Appalachia, Ryan founded Green Rivers in 2008. Ryan enjoys recreating in the streams, mountains, and oceans of the world. Ryan resides near Thomas, West Virginia with his wife Jocelyn and two sons Arden and Asa.

 

TREVOR SWAN III

Project Engineer

swan@greenrivers.net

Trevor Swan grew up in the outskirts of Morgantown, WV, playing lots of soccer and spending countless hours rambling through his backyard forests of Snake Hill or further afield with his Boy Scout troop. His studies in Civil and Environmental Engineering at West Virginia University – including a year abroad at the University of Ulster in Northern Ireland – focused on hydrology and structures, culminating with a bachelor’s degree in 2006. After graduating, he moved to Winfield, WV where he spent a year designing structures for Parkline, a fine metal building manufacturing company. A year long road trip around the US and Canada followed, at the end of which he found himself closer to home again, and gained employment with the WV Department of Environmental Protection designing mining reclamation projects for recently abandoned coal mines across the northern half of the state. There he spent the next 3+ years designing, estimating, and helping manage large-scale land reclamation and mine drainage treatment projects, both active and passive. That experience culminated shortly before Trevor acquired his Professional Engineer’s license in 2012, whence he went into business consulting on various mining reclamation and structural projects. He joined the Green Rivers team in July of 2014. Trevor spends most of his time outside of work homesteading with his expectant wife Cheryl and their two dogs, three goats, and eleven chickens..

 

Catherine Patterson

Geologist

patterson@greenrivers.net

Catherine is from Roanoke, Virginia and moved to West Virginia in 2013. She graduated from James Madison University in 2012 with a B.S. in Geology. There she completed research mapping large and small scale folds and faults, assisted in Google Earth tectonic reconstruction animations, and compiled a Page County, VA geologic bedrock map for the 42nd Annual Virginia Geological Field Conference. In 2011 she received her PADI Open Water Diver certification. Catherine is currently working towards her M.S. in Geology with a focus in geomorphology at West Virginia University. Her thesis is characterizing and analyzing algific talus slopes in the Valley and Ridge physiographic province in Pennsylvania, using LiDAR. She was a graduate teaching assistant at WVU for 3 years, in addition to two summers as a GTA for the WVU Geology Field Course. In 2014 she received the Eberly College Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award. Catherine joined Green Rivers in July 2016. In her free time she enjoys hiking, road trips, and looks forward to skiing every winter.