Gene joined the Wisconsin Sea Grant Advisory Services team in January 2004 and works out of the offices of the Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve in Superior, Wis. As one of the few full-time Sea Grant Coastal Engineering specialists in the country, Gene provides coastal engineering expertise and port/harbor/marina engineering assistance to Wisconsin’s state and local government officials, contractors, and lakeshore property owners in all Wisconsin coastal counties, including those along Lake Michigan. Gene holds a B.S. degree from Texas A&M University in Ocean Engineering, a M.S. degree from the University of Florida in Coastal Engineering and a second M.S. degree from the University of Wisconsin in Civil and Environmental Engineering.