Articles by Maiclaire Bolton-Smith, Senior Leader, Research & Content Strategy and Tom Larsen, Principal, Content strategy CoreLogic

Maiclaire Bolton-Smith is a seismologist and holds the title of Senior Leader, Research & Content Strategy for CoreLogic. Maiclaire joined the company in March of 2013 and leads Thought Leadership for the Insurance and Spatial Solutions division of CoreLogic. Prior to her time at CoreLogic, Maiclaire held previous positions at RMS, Emergency Management British Columbia, the International Seismological Centre and the Geological Survey of Canada. As an earthquake education enthusiast, Maiclaire has spent much of her career dedicated to promoting earthquake risk awareness and preparedness. From 2008 to 2010, she co-chaired the original launch of ShakeOut™ in Canada with the Great British Columbia ShakeOut. In 2010, she co-founded the British Columbia Earthquake Alliance and remains a lifetime honorary founding director. Maiclaire earned a M.S. in Geophysics, specializing in earthquake seismology from the University of Victoria, and a B.S. in Geophysics from the University of Western Ontario. Maiclaire is based in Oakland, Calif.
Tom Larsen is a content strategy principal for CoreLogic Insurance and Spatial Solutions. In this role, Tom is responsible for subject matter expertise and thought leadership focused around driving revenue growth and profitability goals via the identification of new solution areas and continuous white space capture. Tom joined the CoreLogic team in 2013 with the acquisition of EQECAT, Inc., a catastrophe risk management organization where he held the title of senior vice president and chief product architect. Mr. Larsen has experience in natural catastrophe modeling for the insurance and reinsurance industries, and government dating back to 1989. He has written articles for numerous trade publications, participated on various industry panels; as well undertaken speaking engagements on the topic of the financial impacts of natural catastrophes. Tom earned a Masters of Engineering in Structural Mechanics from the University of California, Berkeley, and a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Stanford University. Mr. Larsen is based in Oakland, CA.

CoreLogic® Offers Unique Perspective to HayWired Earthquake Scenario in Conjunction with the United States Geological Survey (USGS)

This post is part of a series sponsored by CoreLogic. Situated along the eastern edge of the Pacific Ocean’s “Ring of Fire,” California is in the middle of earthquake country, and planning for the next one is crucial. The Hayward …

Oklahoma Earthquake Risk: What a Difference Year Makes

This post is part of a series sponsored by CoreLogic. For nearly the past decade, the growing number of earthquakes in Oklahoma has gained widespread attention. As described in the CoreLogic® Insights Blog Earthquake Risk: Spotlight on Oklahoma, it has …

Earthquake Risk: Spotlight on Canada

This post is part of a series sponsored by CoreLogic. What is ‘The Big One’? When assessing earthquake risk in Canada, many commonly refer to ‘The Big One’ that will eventually strike British Columbia (B.C.). But what exactly is ‘The …

Oklahoma Earthquakes: The Emerging Risk from Induced Seismicity

This post is part of a series sponsored by CoreLogic. California is typically the first place that comes to mind when one thinks of earthquake activity in the U.S. In recent years, however, the central U.S. – especially Oklahoma, northern …

California Earthquake Risk: New Science is Transforming the Way Earthquake Risk is Managed

This post is part of a series sponsored by CoreLogic. Recent changes in earthquake hazard science in California are transforming the way we think about managing earthquake risk. The Uniform California Earthquake Rupture Forecast (UCERF) is a multi-year project by …