Curt Haselton, PhD, PECo-Founder and CEO
Curt is a leader in structural earthquake engineering, with recent work on building code development, building collapse safety assessments, and earthquake damage and loss estimation. 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 . He received his Ph.D. in Structural Engineering from Stanford University. Among his awards, Curt 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.
Jack Baker, PhDCo-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 AlmeterResearch 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 non-linear 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).
Patrick BarnumSoftware Engineer
Patrick was the first software engineer to join Haselton Baker Risk Group in 2014 and helped successfully launch SP3 into production. Now with over 7 years of writing software professionally, Patrick periodically returns to consult with HBRisk on their legacy suite, along with new products in development.
Dustin Cook, PENIST Postdoctoral Researcher
Dustin started with Haselton Baker Risk Group at the beginning in 2014. Prior to starting a Ph.D. program at the University of Colorado, Boulder in 2017, Dustin helped to develop the underlying structural analysis and risk assessment algorithms within the SP3 Platform. When in his PhD program, Dustin continued to work alongside other HB-Risk team members to aid in ongoing research and development projects. After a recent full-time SP3 stint in 2021 after his PhD, Dustin recently moved to NIST for a two-year post-doc.
D. Jared DeBock, PhD, PESenior Research Engineer
Jared has been with Haselton Baker Risk Group since 2015 and is also an Assistant Professor at California State University, Chico. His areas of expertise include performance-based earthquake engineering, nonlinear structural modeling, and application of probabilistic methods to solving engineering problems and gauging risk.
Shaunt has been with Haselton Baker Risk Group since the 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.
Aaron Malatesta, PESenior Associate
Aaron enjoys new challenges and working with clients to carry out projects successfully. Prior to joining Haselton Baker Risk Group, he acted as a technical director for a product manufacturer leading the development of technical publications and presentations while working with engineers to create resilient designs. He has also practiced structural engineering for consulting firms focused on both buildings and transportation infrastructure. He is actively involved in ASCE 7 and ASCE 41 committees for seismic isolation systems and energy dissipation devices. Aaron holds a master's degree in Structural Engineering from Stanford University.
Mike McGlone, PhDSenior 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.
Katherine Wade, PEResearch Engineer Consultant
Katherine has been with Haselton Baker Risk Group since 2014. In that time, she has helped develop SP3, worked extensively with clients to support resilient design, and more recently stepped into the role of engineering manager. Katherine holds a master's degree in Structural Engineering from Stanford University.
David P. Welch, PhDSenior 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.
Deion HernandezResearch 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. He hopes to pursue a Master's degree in Structural Engineering in the Fall of 2022.