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Our team is leading the charge in resilient design and seismic resiliency assessment.

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The SP3 Team

THE SP3 TEAM
Curt Haselton, PhD, PE

Curt Haselton, PhD, PE

Co-Founder and CEO

Curt is a leader in structural earthquake engineering, with recent work on performance-based and resilience-based earthquake engineering, with focuses on resilient design for functional recovery, damage and loss estimation, building code development, collapse safety assessment, ground motion selection and scaling, and the treatment of uncertainties. Dr. Haselton also chaired the Building Seismic Safety Council team to rewrite Chapter 16 of the ASCE 7 building code. Among his awards, Dr. Haselton received the Shah Family Innovation Prize for creativity, innovation, and an entrepreneurial spirit in earthquake risk mitigation and management, and the Helmut Krawinkler Award for leadership in implementing state-of-the-art research into practice. In addition to his role as Co-Founder and CEO of HB Risk, he is a Professor in Civil Engineering at California State University, Chico.

Jack Baker, PhD

Jack Baker, PhD

Co-Founder

Jack is a leader in structural reliability and earthquake loss estimation. In addition to his role as Co-Founder of HB Risk, he is a Professor in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at Stanford University. He received his Ph.D. in Structural Engineering from Stanford University, where he also earned M.S. degrees in Statistics and Structural Engineering. He has industry experience in seismic hazard assessment, ground motion selection, probabilistic risk assessment, and modeling of catastrophe losses for insurance and reinsurance companies. He is also the author of a textbook on Seismic Hazard and Risk Analysis. Among his awards, Jack has also received the Shah Family Innovation Prize and Helmut Krawinkler Award.



Ed Almeter

Ed Almeter

Senior Research Engineer

Ed has been with HB-Risk since 2017. He supports the development of SP3 and has been part of numerous HB-Risk consulting projects involving seismic risk assessment and nonlinear structural modeling. He has a bachelor's in Civil Engineering from the University at Buffalo and a master's degree in Earthquake Engineering awarded jointly from IUSS Pavia (Italy) and the University of Patras (Greece).


D. Jared DeBock, PhD, PE

D. Jared DeBock, PhD, PE

Senior Associate

Jared has been with Haselton Baker Risk Group since 2015, is recipient of the 2022-23 Hayden Homes-Dennis P. Murphy Endowment, and is an Associate Professor at California State University, Chico where he is currently serving as the Civil Engineering Department Chair. Jared’s areas of expertise include performance-based earthquake engineering, nonlinear structural modeling, and application of probabilistic methods to solving engineering problems and gauging risk.

Shaunt Kojabashian

Shaunt Kojabashian

CTO

Shaunt has been with Haselton Baker Risk Group since 2018. He brings over 15 years of experience building and leading software development teams across multiple industries. He’s passionate about applying software development best practices to meet the growing needs of our customers.

Mike McGlone, PhD

Mike McGlone, PhD

Senior Software Engineer

Mike enjoys finding elegant solutions to complex problems. Prior to working in software, he earned his Ph.D. in Philosophy from Princeton University.



David P. Welch, PhD

David P. Welch, PhD

Senior Research Engineer

David joined Haselton Baker Risk Group in 2020 after completing a post-doctoral fellowship at Stanford University. His areas of expertise include nonlinear analysis of structures, assessment of wood-frame structures, and application of probabilistic performance-based engineering frameworks.

Kendall Anderson

Kendall Anderson

Administrative Manager

Kendall has been with Haselton Baker Risk Group since 2020. She brings over 5 years of management experience leading teams across multiple industries and is passionate about mitigating environmental risks. She holds bachelor’s degrees in both Cellular and Molecular Biology and Animal Science from California State University, Chico.

Laxman Dahal

Laxman Dahal

Research Engineer Consultant

Laxman has been with Haselton Baker Risk Group since June 2022 and initially joined the SP3 team as a summer intern. He is a fourth-year Ph.D. Candidate at UCLA where he is also working toward a master’s degree in Statistics. His Ph.D. research is in conjunction with earthquake engineering and statistics where he leverages data-driven statistical approaches to quantify seismic risk and resilience of wood-frame buildings at a community scale. His areas of expertise include performance-based earthquake engineering, uncertainty quantification, and the application of statistical methods and machine learning in risk quantification.

Maria Jose Echeverria

Maria Jose Echeverria

Research Consultant Engineer

Maria Jose has recently joined Haselton Baker Risk Group. She specializes in seismic risk assessment for reinforced concrete buildings. Holding dual doctoral degrees from CU Boulder and Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, her areas of expertise encompass enhancing component fragility models, functional recovery, and loss assessments. Also working as a postdoctoral researcher at CU Boulder, in this role, María José delves into the research of builders' compliance with hazard-resistant construction practices in the US. Her efforts highlight her commitment to improving infrastructure resilience and protecting communities from natural disasters.

Deion Hernandez

Deion Hernandez

Research Engineer Intern

Deion joined Haselton Baker Risk Group in the Summer of 2021 while participating in the CSC² Undergraduate Research Program at California State University, Chico.




Carlos Salinas

Carlos Salinas

SP3 Intern

Carlos Salinas is a student participating in the CSC² Undergraduate Research Program at California State University, Chico for the summer of 2023. His objective was to improve and compare reoccupancy and functional times for Taylor Damped Moment Frames and Steel Moment Frames without Dampers. He strives to obtain his PE and SE licenses in order to further his career within the civil engineering field.

Spencer Flores

Spencer Flores

SP3 Intern

Spencer joined Haselton Baker Risk Group in the Summer of 2023 while participating in the CSC² Undergraduate Research Program at California State University, Chico. His research project involved investigating and improving Structural Resiliency and Functional Recovery Time using the SP3 software, focusing specifically on Taylor Damped Moment Frames. He is currently a Civil Engineering Undergrad with plans of pursuing a Master's Degree in the field of Structural Engineering.

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