Jesse W. LaurieJesse earned a Bachelor of Science in Geology from Northern Arizona University at Flagstaff, Arizona in 1999 He holds professional accreditation as a Registered Professional Geologist in Arizona and as a Project Management Professional.

Jesse worked as a consulting Geologist for 10 years in the private sector before coming to USACE. He has worked USACE for seven years, three as a Regulator and four as an Environmental Project Manager.