Executive Staff

Joseph Gutenson



Chief Science Officer




Joseph has performed a variety of applied research and development in water resources over the last 14 years. Currently, Joseph works in the realm of hydrologic and hydraulic computer modeling. Notably, he played a key role in operationalizing instances of the U. S. Army Corps of Engineer’s Streamflow Prediction Tool and Antecedent Precipitation Tool. He is currently the Chief Science Officer at Open Environment and RATES. Prior to this, Joseph was a Research Civil Engineer with the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, a Hydrologist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Weather Service, and an Environmental Support Specialist at Western Kentucky University. Beyond computer modeling, Joseph has performed a variety of field sampling and laboratory analysis tasks.


PhD., The University of Alabama, 2016, Civil Engineering 
M.S., The University of Alabama, 2015, Civil Engineering 
B.S., Western Kentucky University, 2010, Geography