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Corey Dare, GE, PE
Managing Principal

Mr. Dare joined Geosphere in 2012 and has over 30 years of professional experience as a geotechnical engineer in the San Francisco Bay Area and Northern California. With a Masters in Engineering from UC Berkeley and over 15 years of specialty experience in geotechnical construction and materials testing, he has served as a construction and materials testing group manager at various companies.  Mr. Dare specializes in the local and regional geotechnical practice, and has served local and regional government clients such as cities and counties as well as transportation, water and wastewater agencies; educational and healthcare institutions; industrial clients, and commercial and residential developers. He has extensive experience managing projects involving California Division of State Architect (DSA) or Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) oversight.  His engineering expertise includes site investigations, shallow and deep foundations, settlement and slope stability evaluation, retaining wall design, soil improvement methods, and pavement design.  Mr. Dare has also served as a geotechnical peer reviewer for a number of Northern California cities and counties.

Raghubar Shrestha, PE, PhD
Senior Pavement Engineer

Dr. Shrestha joined Geosphere in 2011 and brings with him over 12 years of experience in civil engineering and over 6 years of geotechnical engineering projects conducting analyses, design, and providing recommendations to the simple and complex problems.  He has extensive research knowledge and experience in recycled asphalt pavement (RAP). Dr. Shrestha has extensive knowledge and experience in Superior Performing Asphalt Pavements (SUPERPAVE) and Mechanistic Pavement Design methods. His engineering expertise includes pavement management, Pavement design, asphalt mix characterization, site investigations, shallow and deep foundations design, soil mechanics, slope stability and settlement analyses, geo-synthetics, design, MSE walls and retaining wall design, and soil improvement methods. Dr. Shrestha has experience managing projects involving California Division of State Architect (DSA) or Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) oversight. He has excellent knowledge in seismic hazard, settlement, and liquefaction analyses. He has excellent knowledge in the application of finite element analysis to provide solutions to stability, support and dynamic problems in geotechnical engineering.

Terese Salas
Marketing Manager

Ms. Salas is a recent addition to Geosphere Consultants. Before joining Geosphere, Ms. Salas was a marketing and corporate communications consultant for various AEC firms in the Bay Area. She brings over 15 years of experience and proven track record of successful marketing and corporate communications campaigns. Ms. Salas is an active member of SMPS and volunteers her time providing marketing and graphic design services for local community groups.

Jose Garcia
Staff Engineer

Mr. Garcia has been a staff engineer at Geosphere Consultants since May of 2011 and works to support the geotechnical group. His experience includes nuclear gauge testing, concrete sampling, construction observations, and assisting with engineering investigations. Jose is the group lead for graphics and computer aided drafting.

Nicholas Anastasio
Staff Engineer

Mr. Anastasio joined the Geosphere team in May of 2014. As a graduate of Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo’s Civil Engineering program with a focus in Geotechnical Engineering, he uses his knowledge gained in the classroom as well as the field to assist the team with site investigations, project analysis, and drafting. He is currently an Engineer-In-Training, and is working towards becoming a Professional Engineer. So far, he has experience providing construction observation for footings, pile driving, and drilled piers, in addition to performing nuclear-gauge compaction testing and coordinating analytical testing of soil.

Alex Lim
Staff Engineer

Mr. Lim joined Geosphere Consultants in 2015 and graduated from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo with a Masters in Civil Engineering with a Geotechnical Engineering specialization. Mr. Lim’s experience nuclear gauge testing, concrete sampling, construction observations, assisting with geotechnical engineering investigations, and performing analytical testing of soil and water.