Ryan Brumbaugh, Project Geologist / Geophysicist joined the Mundell team in March 2014. Staff reporter Krissy Vargo recently sat down with Ryan for a Q & A.
Where are you from?
Originally from Kansas, the small town of Coffeyville, known for killing most of the Dalton gang when they tried to rob some banks. Later the Wichita are.
How many years have you been in this career?
I have been working as a geologist/geophysicist for just over 7 years now.
How did you hear about Mundell?
I had several professional interactions with John and some other Mundell alums. Mundell is known in Indiana and beyond for being a provider of excellent geophysical services.
What are some skills and/or experiences are you hoping to gain here at Mundell?
I was excited to have the opportunity to draw from John’s experience and continue to expand my knowledge of near-surface geophysical techniques. I have been interested in Downhole geophysical logging for some time and I am excited to be able to use that method here.
What is your favorite thing about the field you are in?
I love the outdoors and being able to work outside. Geology and geophysics are a relatively young science and there are opportunities for someone like me, who is relatively new to the profession, to contribute new ideas to the larger scientific community…especially in regard to near-surface geophysical applications.
Have you always wanted to do what you are doing now?
I originally thought I wanted to be an engineer but found that I enjoyed the “field” aspect of geology so much that I changed my major. I have always wanted to have a profession that was provided a true benefit to others.
What is a favorite hobby you have?
One of my very favorite pastimes is sailing. The wind, water, and solitude are refreshing to my soul. Recently, I have taken up tea parties with my daughter and her stuffed animals which have turned out to be equally refreshing for my soul.