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.

Ken Gillon

Ken Gillon, PG

Kenneth A. Gillon, LG (NC & SC), brings to the ALC team over 40 years of well-rounded Professional Geologist experience in the Southern Appalachians. This experience includes 7 years of landslide hazards mapping, 13 years of environmental consulting, and 20 years of mineral exploration. Ken’s ability to unravel complicated geologic issues has yielded innovative and cost saving solutions for many clients. Ken has also been actively engaged throughout his career in sharing his knowledge by authoring papers, giving presentations, and assuming leadership roles in geologic organizations.

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.


Liz Baron

Liz Baron is a recent graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology. She graduated with the honor of Summa Cum Laude at North Carolina State University earlier in 2022. During her college career she worked as an environmental intern at Tower Engineering Professionals in Raleigh where she performed Phase I Environmental Site Assessments and wrote National Environmental Policy Act reports. She was also a laboratory and research assistant focusing on chemo-stratigraphy of the Western Interior Basin of the Late Cretaceous Period. She currently assists with landslide mapping, slope stability evaluations, slope inclinometer monitoring on active landslides, and field geomorphologic analysis.