What is your background?

I received my Bachelor of Science in Geology from Indiana University Purdue University at Fort Wayne in 1984 and have more than 30 years of Assessment and Remediation experience. I began my career as a geologist/driller/emergency spill responder and managed a branch office for 15 years, eventually becoming Vice President. As a licensed professional geologist in Indiana, Kentucky, and Illinois, I developed a diverse background of investigative and remediation techniques where I used cutting-edge technologies. I regularly perform geologic and hydrogeologic studies on numerous investigation sites. Due to my vast clientele, I am well versed in IDEMs LUST, State Cleanup, Brownfield, Voluntary Remediation Program, Ohio BUSTR/VAP and Illinois EPA regulations. My expertise lies in the design, management, preparation and execution of subsurface investigation/remediation of complex geological settings. These include the evaluation and characterization in glacial and karst geology.

What kinds of projects have you completed in the past ten years?

In the past ten years, I’ve focused mainly on remediation. Within that time, I have worked on several projects including a chlorinated solvent plume groundwater that originated from a dry cleaner where I installed a remediation system. Another recent project was a gas station in North Webster where I managed the installation of a multi-phase extraction system (MPE) to clean up a very prolific aquifer that was shallow and had free-phase gasoline in the groundwater.

What is something that you would consider one of your greatest professional accomplishments?

I would have to say that I’m very proud of managing the clean-up of a former Creosote plant in Columbus, IN after PCP was found in its soil. During this project, our team installed solidification/stabilization technologies that allowed us to auger cement with powdered activated carbon in the soil, preventing the PCP from spreading. Additionally, we performed a synthetic precipitation leaching procedure (SPLP), also known as a feasibility test, to prevent leeching in the future.

Name two things our clients can expect when working with you?
  • Confidence in presenting quality work
  • Reliability in timeliness and budgeting
What are three career lessons you have learned?
  • Developing clients takes time and effort to maintain
  • Be detailed in your work
  • Call 811 always
What professional values are most important to you?
  • Honesty
  • Directness
  • Quality of work
You are happiest when?

I am happiest when I go to any genre of concerts.

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