Holocene Drilling has attracted and retained some of the best drilling crews in the industry. We stress safety, teamwork and technical training both in the classroom and on the job. Our crews are enthusiastic, motivated and highly professional. All Drillers are well-versed in both private and large scale public works drilling projects and experienced in a variety of environmental well installation and construction techniques. We cross-train our employees, promote from within and the overall job satisfaction of our people is a top priority. 

Senior Leadership

Jon Root

Project Manager

Jon has ten years of experience in the Geotechnical and Environmental industry and is Holocene’s Geotechnical Division Project Manager. He oversees both the client interface and operations and is responsible for all project management and operations functions for our auger, mud rotary and rock coring crews.

Anisa Harnden

Project Manager

Anisa is a Washington State Geologist and Licensed Resource Protection Driller. Anisa and Don Harnden, formerly of ESN bring their 25+ years of direct push and remediation experience to assist you with any Phase II or Phase III projects throughout Washington and Oregon.

John Murnane LG, LHG

Safety, Marketing, Regulatory Compliance

John is a registered, professional Geologist with over 25 years of experience in the drilling, consultant and exploration industries. He is responsible for health & safety programs, site inspections, regulatory compliance, sales and marketing.

Donna (Thrall) Shaughnessy

Administrative Lead

Donna has been a key part of Holocene Drilling since the beginning.  She is the calm voice you hear working out job details, start times and final job locations.  She is an indispensable team member wearing many hats throughout the day.

Support Staff

Alyssa Senecal

Administrative Assistant

Alyssa is a key member of the Holocene office staff. She is the helpful voice you hear when you call in. Alyssa works in the background to process all the Department of Ecology documentation, Start cards, refunds and finalizes all job set ups. Like all small offices, Alyssa performs many duties and is an indispensable member of the team.