Personnel

THG personnel have over 70 years of combined experience and pride themselves on staying ahead of the learning curve. Our PhD scientists continue to publish and stay active in the academic and professional community by peer reviewing manuscripts, grant proposals, and involvement in professional organizations. Our experienced field personnel are second to none ensuring accurate data collection and quality to efficiently meet your project goals.


 

Peter J. Hutchinson

PhD, PG
President, Principal Scientist

Dr. Peter Hutchinson founded THG Geophysics in 1992. Peter has over 25 years of experience working in the environmental, engineering, and exploration sectors. Peter maintains a full suite of digital geophysical instruments and is constantly developing better methods for improved data collection and interpretation.


 

Kate McKinley

PG
Senior Geophysicist

Kate McKinley is Vice President of Operations at THG Geophysics, Ltd. and serves as coordinator and technical lead of geophysical services.  Kate has thirteen years of prior experience, during which she successfully completed hundreds of geophysical surveys throughout the southeast U.S. She specializes in near-surface geophysics for engineering, environmental, and archaeological applications. Kate holds a Masters of Science degree in Geophysics from Colorado School of Mines and a Bachelors of Science in Earth Science from the Pennsylvania State University.


Alex Balog

Environmental Scientist

Alex Balog serves as an environmental scientist at THG. He is responsible for preparing landfill and industrial site quarterly reports. He has experience with groundwater mapping, contaminant plume delineation, and groundwater chemistry. In addition to assisting hydrogeological projects, Alex also supports with geophysical field work. Alex holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Environmental Science from Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.


 

Matt Toland

GIT
Geophysicist

Matt serves as a geophysicist at THG. His responsibilities include the collection, processing and reporting of geophysical survey data with an emphasis on the application of these data to solve geological and geotechnical problems. Matt has experience performing numerous geophysical surveys including seismic refraction/ MASW, resistivity, electrical imaging, well logging, electromagnetic imaging, and utility delineation, among others. In addition, Matt has experience conducting sedimentary basin hydrocarbon analysis. Matt holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.


Aaron Brownley

Staff Geologist

Aaron serves as a geologist at THG. His primary responsibility is to assist the geophysicists in the acquisition and interpretation of geophysical survey data as it pertains to sub-surface geology with an emphasis on the engineering applications of different rock characteristics. He has conducted numerous geophysical field studies and has previously worked in sedimentary basins performing hydrocarbon analysis. Aaron holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.


 

Derek Hussak

GIT
Staff Geologist

Derek Hussak serves as a geologist at THG Geophysics, Ltd. and is responsible for data collection and report preparation.  Derek has experience in sampling ground and waste water, seismic refraction, multi-channel analysis of surface waves, electrical imaging, electrical resistivity, TDEM & FDEM surveys, UST detection, ground penetrating radar and utility locating.  Derek holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology from California University of Pennsylvania.


Danica Pils

Staff Geologist

Danica Pils serves as a geologist at THG Geophysics, Ltd. and is responsible for data collection and report preparation.  Danica has experience in sampling ground and waste water, seismic refraction, multi-channel analysis of surface waves, electrical imaging, electrical resistivity, TDEM & FDEM surveys, UST detection, ground penetrating radar and utility locating.  Danica is currently working towards a Bachelor of Science degree in both Geology and Physics from California University of Pennsylvania.