2021 Dave Shaffer Outstanding Young Alumni Award Recipient
Michael Yamrick ’07 ASWFT, ’10 BSES is a Project Geologist for Triad Engineering, Inc., in Mechanicsburg, PA, and is a Licensed Professional Geologist. In his current position with Triad Engineering, Inc., Mike manages geotechnical, hydrogeological, and environmental projects throughout the Mid-Atlantic region, as well as assisting with business development. These projects generally consist of proposing a scope of work to meet the client’s needs, developing work plans, data collection, data analysis, and report writing. Triad Engineering is a multi-discipline engineering firm based in the Mid-Atlantic region specializing in the areas of geotechnical engineering, civil and utility engineering, construction materials testing and inspection, surveying, environmental consulting, drilling, and other earth science related disciplines.
Michael began his career at Geosearch logging only 2 weeks after graduation, having received a job offer during his senior year, where he was responsible for the geological logging of natural gas and oil wells. In 2011, Mike took a position as a Geophysicist with a company in southeastern Pennsylvania, where he oversaw borehole geophysical logging and analysis for environmental consultants. In 2015, he took a Staff hydrogeologist position with Geo-Technology Associates, Inc., in Abingdon, MD. Mike was able to advance to a Project Geologist position and was responsible for managing groundwater and wastewater projects. Finally, in May of 2021, Mike took his current position as a Project Geologist with Triad Engineering, Inc.
Mike began at Penn State Dubois in 2005, as a Wildlife and Fisheries Technology student. After receiving his Associates Degree in Wildlife and Fisheries Technology, he changed transferred to the school of Earth and Mineral Sciences, where in 2010 he graduated with a Bachelor of Science, Majoring in Earth Science with a Minor in Natural Resources. During his time at Penn State Dubois, he had the opportunity to participate in the Africa Array Program, thanks to Dr. Richard Brazier. The program provided him the opportunity to spend a summer studying geophysics with a 3-week field school at the University of the Witwatersrand, located in Johannesburg, South Africa. Following the summer field school, Mike was offered the opportunity to be a laboratory assistant with Dr. Brazier, where they taught field geophysical methods.
Mike lives with his wife, Cassie, and their two children, Kinley and Beckett, in York, Pennsylvania. Mike is a member of the York County Alumni Chapter. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, playing golf, and fly fishing.