About Us

Jennifer Bauer

Jennifer Bauer, PG

Jennifer Bauer is the co-owner and principal geologist for ALC. She began her engineering geology career in 2001, and in 2005, began specializing in landslides and landslide mapping. She became a licensed geologist in 2005 in N.C., and is also licensed in TN. and GA. Jennifer graduated with highest honors in Geology from UNC-Chapel Hill and is a past President of the Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists (AEG).  She has a passion for identifying landslide hazards in the Appalachian Mountains and around the world order to help protect life and property.

Stephen Fuemmeler

Stephen Fuemmeler, PG

Stephen Fuemmeler is co-owner and principal geologist for ALC. In 2004, Stephen began his career as a practicing geologist, with a focus on landslides, landslide mapping, and geographic information systems (GIS) since 2005. Stephen has a Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and has completed coursework for a Master of Science in Geology. He became a licensed geologist in N.C. 2009 after graduating with a B.S. in Geology Summa Cum Laude from NC State University. Like Jennifer, Stephen shares a passion for identifying landslide hazards in the Appalachian Mountains and around the world.

Phillip Prince

Philip Prince, Ph. D

Philip S. Prince has worked in southern Appalachian geology since 2004. As an undergraduate at Furman University, Prince completed studies of southern Blue Ridge and Piedmont structure and petrology before switching his focus to surface processes at Virginia Tech in 2008. After teaching at Virginia Tech from 2012 to 2016, Prince began work as a mapping geologist with the Virginia Division of Geology and Mineral Resources (DGMR) in early 2017. He has delivered four 1:24,000 scale geologic maps since 2017, including a published full-length report on the Catawba quadrangle. This mapping includes both bedrock and surficial geology, requiring expertise in the identification and delineation of a variety of unconsolidated surficial deposits based on their mechanism of emplacement. Philip applies his lidar analysis and geological field mapping to landslide mapping and property evaluation projects for ALC.  Prince has written extensively the applications of lidar for feature analysis on behalf of Virginia DGMR and on his personal blog, which is published by the American Geophysical Union.

Rebecca Latham

Rebecca Latham

Rebecca Latham has over 10 years of experience in landslide investigations.  After finishing her masters degree in landslide characterization at the Colorado School of Mines, she spent time working as a geotechnical engineer (2002-2003) involved in rock and soil characterization and structural and rock slope stability analyses before beginning as a geologist with the North Carolina Geological Survey (NCGS) in 2003.  Her work at the NCGS started with Phase I of a multiyear, geologic hazards project including the initial development of and data collection for the North Carolina slope movement database and became the first member of the NCGS’s landslide mapping team.  Rebecca continues applying skills developed at the NCGS for landslide mapping with ALC. Rebecca is also involved in science education at area schools.