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Senior Project Geologist

Areas of expertise

  • Closure  and  Remedial  Action  Reports  in  accordance  with  the  Natural  Resources  and Environmental Protection Act, P.A. 451 of 1994, Parts 201 and 213.
  • Baseline  Environmental  Assessments  (BEAs),  Continuing  Obligations,  and  Due  Care Plan Projects.
  • Phase II Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs) and Site Investigation Projects.
  • Part 201 and 213 projects, including contaminant delineation and remediation using Risk-Based Corrective Action (RBCA) procedures.
  • Resource  Conservation  and  Recovery  Act  (RCRA)  Regulations  and  Corrective  Action Activities.
  • Peer technical oversight to staff members on RBCA Closures.
  • RBCA  Tier  1  and  Tier  2  Evaluations,  aquifer  testing  analyses,  groundwater  flow  and contaminant fate and transport modeling, and forensic evaluations.
  • Geophysical surveys including electromagnetic, magnetic, and ground penetrating radar methods.
  • Expert Witness for State and Federal Litigation.

Presentations
First Order Exponential Regression of Ethylbenzene/Xylenes Ratio for Estimating Release date:
 National Groundwater Association (NGWA) 4th Annual Groundwater and Environmental Law Conference, 2006, Chicago, Illinois
 Michigan Basin Geological Society Meeting, 2006, Dimondale, Michigan
 American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS), 59th Annual Meeting, 2007, San Antonio, Texas NGWA Groundwater Summit, 2007, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Forensic Evaluation to Determine Multiple Release Contributions at UST Sites:
 NGWA 5th Annual Groundwater and Environmental Law Conference, 2007, Dublin, Ohio
 AAFS 60th Annual Meeting, 2008, Washington DC

Determination of Free-Phase Conditions using Ethylbenzene/Xylenes Ratio:
 NGWA Groundwater Summit, 2008, Memphis, Tennessee
 AAFS 61st Annual Meeting, 2009, Denver, Colorado

Oversight  of  ASTM  E-2531-06:  Standard  Guide  for  Development  of  Conceptual  Site
Models and Remediation Strategies for Light Nonaqueous-Phase Liquids Released to
the Subsurface:

 MPA/MACS Meeting 2010, Lansing, Michigan

Free Product Determination Using Ethylbenzene to Total Xylenes Ratio
 AAFS 64th Annual Meeting, 2012, Atlanta, Georgia

Education
Temple University B.A. Geology
University of Utah Masters in Geology

Registration
Professional Geologist State of Pennsylvania No. PG-001388-G
Certified USE Professional State of Michigan No. 1087

Certifications
OSHA 2a CFR 1910.120 40-hour Safety Training
OSHA 2a CFR 1910.120 8-hour Site Supervisor Safety Training
OSHA 2a CFR 1910.120 8-hour Annual Refresher Safety Training
Meets the definition of Environmental Professional as defined in § 312.10 of 40 CFR 312

Advanced Training
ASTM Risk-Based Corrective Action Applied at Petroleum Release Sites
Use of MODFLOW for Simulation of Groundwater Flow and Advective Transport
Environmental Forensics: Methods and Applications

Professional Activities
National Groundwater Association
Michigan Association of Environmental Professionals

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