Associate Partner &
HOW IT ALL STARTED
My name is Shant Minas. I am the founder and principal of Arroyo Geoscience, Inc., an environmental design-build contractor company in Los Angeles.
I started Arroyo in 2013 to provide expert environmental remediation services, including design and installation of vapor mitigation systems, hazardous waste removal, remediation contracting, and related environmental design-build services. we have actively been involved in dozens of design-build projects in the southern California area for the last seven years.
I currently also am a professional engineering geologist and run an engineering and earth science consulting company, Applied Earth Sciences, which is a sister affiliate company to Arroyo Geo. I have 16+ years of experience in the earth sciences consulting field.
Moreover, I have significant construction experience, also in the last 16+ years, having built and developed multiple apartment-condominium projects, and several single-family dwellings.
My academic credentials include a Master of Science degree in Engineering Geology from California State University (2008), for which I did my master’s thesis on the Blackhawk landslide. I also have degrees in economics (BA ’01, cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi) and mathematical finance (MS ’03) both from the University of Southern California, which provide me crucial economics and business knowledge that complements my technical background in science and mathematics.
I am a US Army veteran with 6 years of service, the rank of Sergeant, with a tour of duty in South Korea. Finally, I’m also an adjunct professor of engineering geology at CSULA.
We have a technical background, experience, knowledge, and industry credentials to provide good service and value for your project. Please contact us by phone or email to discuss your project.
I am the Responsible Managing Officer of the engineering contractor license and Hazardous materials certification on behalf of Arroyo Geo. Besides being a professional geologist, managing partner of an earth science consulting firm, I have also published numerous scientific papers for publication in scientific journals, usually related to earthquake fault studies performed in southern California.
Unlike many other practicing geoscientists and engineering contractors, I also have a technical background in economics (BA ‘01) and mathematical finance (MS ‘03), which complements by science and engineering background with sound business and economics knowledge.
Association of Engineering Geologists - Southern California Chapter
Youth Basketball Coach Avid Hiker and Outdoorsman World Traveler Marathoner Chess & Backgammon Enthusiast
L.A. World Affairs Council Sierra Club Angeles Chapter Project Management Institute
Served honorably from 1997 to 2003. Honorably discharged with the rank of Sergeant.
Associate Partner &
THIS IS OUR PASSION
Here are few of our most recent projects. We will upload more and more of our past and current projects.
We are geologists and engineers at heart. We take pride in our work and live to make a difference for our clients and community. Our passion and attention to detail is present in every project, and we feel that our clients and community see and appreciate that about ArroyoGeo.