Resume

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Expertise

Contaminant hydrogeology, hydrogeologic investigations, feasibility studies, remedial action plans, site closure documentation, UST closures and assessments, well installation and monitoring, water quality sampling, environmental site assessments, baseline environmental assessments, due care plans, brownfield redevelopment, remedial system design, operation and maintenance, risk-based corrective action procedures,  environmental regulatory compliance, environmental program management, third-party quality control audits, expert testimony,  environmental record reviews, and technical writing.

Experience

Extensive experience in Hydrogeologic/Remedial Investigations, Feasibility Studies, and Corrective Actions for industrial, commercial and municipal clients under various state and Federal regulations, including Michigan’s Part’s 201 and 213 of the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act, RCRA, and CERCLA, among others.

Sanitary landfill investigations, including management of groundwater monitoring programs, remedial investigations and the preparation and
implementation of remedial action plans.

Extensive experience in leaking underground storage tank investigations and remedial activities, including risk-based corrective action procedures and site-specific closures.

Design, maintenance and operation of groundwater, in-situ soil remediation and free product recovery systems, including the development and use of innovative technologies and the monitoring and documentation for associated site closures.

Extensive experience in real estate transactional support services such as ASTM environmental site assessments and transaction screen processes, baseline environmental assessments, and due care plans, including management of state and US EPA brownfield grant projects.

Experience in environmental regulatory compliance and in the development and assistance with client environmental management programs.

Experience in third-party quality assurance/quality control reviews of site investigation and remediation projects. Experienced in providing innovative and cost effective solutions to achieve site closures and other project objectives.

Experience in managing technical operations and in the development and implementation of technical protocol.

Extensive experience in project management and negotiations with regulatory agencies.

Experience as an expert witness.

Business Experience

October, 2000 – Present

Phillips Environmental
Lawton, Michigan
Hydrogeologist/President

August, 2004 – As Needed

Western Michigan University
Instructor, Department of Geosciences
Remediation Field Course

July, 1989 – September, 2000

American Hydrogeology Corporation
Portage, Michigan
Senior Project Manager/Technical Quality Control Manager

June, 1986 – July, 1989

Wilkins & Wheaton Environmental Services, Inc.
Kalamazoo, Michigan
Hydrogeologist/Project Manager

April, 1986 – August, 1986

Berrien County Health Department
Benton Harbor, Michigan
Consultant

Education

Western Michigan University
M.S., Earth Science

Western Michigan University
B.S., Earth Science and Environmental Studies
Magna Cum Laude

Certifications and Affiliations

  • Certified Groundwater Professional, Association of Groundwater Scientist and Engineers
  • Certified Underground Storage Tank Professional, State of Michigan
  • Certified Industrial or Commercial Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator, Classifications A-1h, A-2d, B-3b and C-2f, State of Michigan
  • OSHA HAZWOPER 40-hour Hazardous Materials Incident Response Operations Training and 8-hour Annual Refresher Training
  • ASTM and Michigan-specific Risk-based Corrective Action Training
  • Master Citizen Planner, Michigan State University Citizen Planner Program
  • Chair: Van Buren County Brownfield Redevelopment Authority
  • Vice Chair: Porter Township Planning Commission
  • Treasurer: Michigan Land Trustees