Press Release

John K. Woodling, P.G., C.HG., C.E.G Joins GEI

April 3, 2019

Sacramento, CA – GEI Consultants Inc., one of the nation’s leading geotechnical, environmental, water resources and ecological science and engineering firms, is pleased to announce John K. Woodling, P.G., C.HG., C.E.G recently joined the firm as a Senior Consultant.

John is a seasoned water resources professional with over 30 years of experience. He specializes in water resource planning and management, groundwater management, advocacy, organizational management and development, and collaborative problem solving. John previously spent 11 years leading two joint power agencies in the Sacramento Area.  As Executive Director of the Sacramento Groundwater Authority (SGA) he oversaw the management of the groundwater resources underlying northern Sacramento County.  At the Regional Water Authority, he helped 21 municipal water suppliers collaborate on a variety of programs to integrate their efforts to provide water to the region’s two million people.

John also spent nine years at the California Department of Water Resources (DWR), managing DWR’s groundwater programs and overseeing the creation of the state’s Integrated Regional Water Management Program.  He began his career focused on the investigation and remediation of soil and groundwater contamination at hazardous waste sites throughout California, while working for the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board, California Department of Toxic Substances Control, and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE).

John earned his B.S. in Geology from Whittier College and his M.S. in Hydrogeology from the University of California, Davis. He is a Licensed Professional Geologist, a Certified Hydrogeologist, and a Certified Engineering Geologist in California.

About GEI: GEI’s multidisciplinary team of engineers, scientists, and planners deliver integrated water resources, environmental, ecological, geotechnical and waterfront engineering solutions to diverse clientele nationwide. The firm has provided a broad range of consulting and engineering services on over 50,000 projects in 50 states and 22 countries. For more information on GEI, please visit

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