George Garklavs worked for the US Geological Survey, Water Resources Division for 28 years. His work as a hydrogeologic engineer included service as a field engineer, Reports Specialist and District Chief for the Minnesota District – where he served as the chief representative of the USGS for the State of Minnesota from 1992 until he retired in 2004.After retirement, George returned to Colorado. His long abiding interest in education brought him to the Federal Employee Benefits Center where he brings his extensive experience with the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) to his role as a workshop presenter. George’s level of expertise combined with his ability to present complex concepts in a manner that allows for an enjoyable learning experience has provided federal employees a service they have deeply appreciate – as evidenced by the high praise George receives on workshop evaluations.
George lives in Loveland, CO with his wife, Donna, where he enjoys photography, fly fishing, cooking, drawing, riding motorcycles, scuba diving and birding in his spare time.