Military: United States Army
University: Collins College
HGI Start Date: 2018
Home Office: Tucson, Arizona
Specialty: Field data acquisition, equipment maintenance, and project assistance
Escape Activities: Sports fan (basketball, football, MMA), movie/film aficionado.
Beau Neale is a Field Technician with hydroGEOPHYSICS, Inc., with a diverse background in logistics gained during his time in the U.S. military. He assists geoscientists and engineers with measuring subsurface geologic properties using field geophysical instrumentation and is responsible for equipment storage and maintenance. Since becoming a member of the HGI team, Beau has gained experience in applying electrical-resistivity surveys, GPS data acquisition, and gravity surveys.
Before coming to HGI, Beau was a tactical data systems specialist in the U.S. Army for three years, immediately after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Working in the Army in fire-direction control for field artillery, he participated in large-scale missions and training exercises, making him an exceptional leader and team player. During his deployment in Iraq, he gained praise for quickly adapting to contrasting roles within his squad and working as a team player while perfecting computer and communication techniques. Beau’s attention to detail, quick thinking, and dedication to his squad and U.S. Army earned him the ARMY Commendation Medal, which is presented for sustained acts of praiseworthy service.
Beau majored in film at Collins College in Phoenix, Ariz., further evolving his teamwork skills by working with equipment and film crews to find the most efficient, cost-effective ways to produce a quality product.
Beau is passionate about film and sports and, for years, excelled in taekwondo, which contributed to his extraordinary capacity for self-discipline and patience.