Marshall has over 40 years of experience in water resources planning, management and engineering. His experience has been broad, starting in his college years working for small civil engineering firms, performing both undergraduate and graduate research in the field, leading water resources groups in large firms for over 15 years, and founding and managing two previous consulting firms. His technical experience lies in hydrologic and hydraulic modeling, water quality analysis, water supply planning and drought management, reservoir operations, watershed assessment and master planning, benefit-cost analysis, and development of Environmental Assessments and Environmental Impact Statements.
Marshall received his B.S. and M.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (1974, 1976) and completed advanced graduate studies in water resources systems analysis at Case Western University (1977) and Cornell University (1980-1981). At the M.S. and advanced graduate levels, his studies combined engineering with Agricultural and Natural Resources Economics and public policy development.
In addition to his technical knowledge and experience, Marshall brings the interest and proven ability to coach and mentor project team members and serve as a stakeholder facilitator and public educator. Water and environmental education have been one of Marshall’s passions since the early 1980s. He taught engineering classes at University of Nebraska and Cornell University and at seminars and workshops throughout the US and abroad. Over the years, he has worked with thousands of students, in both formal and informal settings, to aid their understanding and appreciation of our watersheds, stream, river and lakes, the life within them, and their importance to our well-being. As a founding member of two watershed protection organizations, and an active supporter of others, Marshall believes that we each, as part of an integrated community, have a responsibility to protect and restore our natural resources.