Overview of Environmental Planning and Management

Geosyntec's approach prepares our practitioners for the most complex and challenging environmental management projects. Geosyntec's approach prepares our practitioners for the most complex and challenging environmental management projects.

Geosyntec assists our clients in managing risk while achieving their organizational goals for environmental stewardship and financial management. Our environmental management services build compliance solutions, generate defensible valuations of impaired properties, distinguish between potential and actual environmental risks, and reduce energy and water resource utilization.

Environmental Management Systems and Compliance

Our environmental management system (EMS) and compliance practitioners are experts with detailed knowledge of businesses, permitting, and evaluation and generation of actionable reviews and recommendations. Through our holistic approach, our practitioners assist clients in complying with local, state, and national laws and regulations and offer other services.

Capital, Assets, and Transactions Advisory (CAT)

As part of our international business consultancy practice, Geosyntec CAT provides unique advisory services that combine our knowledge of global transactions and environmental services with our local presence. As an independent third party with experience built upon our internationally renowned engineering and scientific expertise, our practitioners can provide unbiased, objective advice that applies real-world, market-tested knowledge of project risk and return in the context of competitive, regulatory, cost, and demand drivers.

As a strategic partner in the CAT Alliance (an association of three international firms: Geosyntec, COWI, and Tauw), we can assist our clients with their merger, acquisition, and divestiture efforts via a network of more than 13,000 professionals in more than 50 countries. With this global platform of excellence and our practice areas covering broad asset classes, we can readily bring this knowledge to bear on our advisory engagements.

Environmental Liability Valuation (ELV)

With our expertise in the evaluation of environmental liabilities and opportunities, our clients have a greater understanding of cost certainty and liability valuations. The technical analysis that our practitioners provide potentially reduces both the size and share of cost allocations related to insurance transactions, risk transfer, financial reporting, and portfolio management.

Due Diligence

Geosyntec's environmental due diligence practitioners specialize in assisting mergers, divestitures, and acquisitions (MD&A) activities by locating environmental liabilities and their underlying financial and business risks. Our professionals combine their technical expertise with environmental assessment experience to produce streamlined recommendations designed to enhance deal flow.

Green Harbor Energy

Green Harbor Energy, a Geosyntec subsidiary, provides consulting, engineering, and marketing services to assist clients in monetizing their energy efficiency savings, renewable energy production, and renewable fuel production through environmental credit markets.

Our Consultants

  • Michael Kavanaugh, Ph.D., P.E., BCEE

    Mike Kavanaugh is a Senior Principal Environmental Engineer based in California with more than 35 years of consulting experience focused on the areas of water quality, water treatment, and groundwater remediation. He has served a highly diverse group of private and public sector clients directly, through industry associations, and through attorneys. More than 20 years ago, Mike's professional practice started in the areas of municipal and industrial wastewater treatment, water quality ...
  • Jane Besch

    Jane Besch is a Principal Engineer based in California with more than 25 years of experience focused on environmental health and safety (EH&S). Her primary technical expertise includes EH&S compliance audits, air-water-waste permitting, plan writing, due diligence support, and safety compliance. Prior to joining Geosyntec, Jane held previous positions within the industry as well as consultancy. In her industry positions she worked primarily in the chemical, oil, and gas termin ...
  • Susan Hill, P.E.

    Susan Hill, P.E., a Senior Principal at Geosyntec, is an Environmental Engineer with more than 30 years of experience focused on the investigation and remediation of sediment mega sites. She has worked extensively with large PRP groups within the CERCLA program. Susan is a recognized leader in the development of remedial approaches for waterways with contaminated sediments and associated floodplain soils. She has served as project manager for the feasibility study of one of the larges ...
  • Mark Johnson

    Mark Johnson is a Principal Engineer based in Washington, D.C. with more than 20 years of experience focused on earth site investigation and remediation, groundwater assessment and remediation, subsurface vapor intrusion to indoor air, environmental management assessment and systems, and brownfields redevelopment planning and design. Mark has lead hundreds of transactional due diligence projects throughout the United States, Canada, and Latin America, conducting remedial actions and s ...
  • Robert Bruce, P.E.

    Robert Bruce is a Senior Principal Engineer based in Malaysia with more than 30 years of experience focused on geotechnical, environmental, and civil engineering projects. Robert specializes in the design and management of complex environmental remediation projects, and engineering and construction related to oil and natural gas exploration, production, and processing in Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Peru, Columbia, Bangladesh, China, Turkey, Philippines, Cambodia and the US. ...
  • Michael Berman, P.E., CHMM

    Michael Berman is a Senior Principal Engineer based in Maryland with more than 18 years of experience focused on evaluating the nature and extent of environmental contamination or developing models for estimating environmental liabilities to support his clients' business decisions. Corporate managers, financial analysts, and industry counsel know that environmental conditions and their regulatory consequences can significantly impact their business decisions and ongoing operations. To ...
  • Randy Brandt, P.G.

    Randy Brandt is a Senior Principal Geologist based in California with more than 25 years of experience focused on hydrogeology with special emphasis on the return of sites environmentally impacted by past industrial manufacturing activities and former military installations surplused through the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) process to productive uses. Randy specializes in development and implementation of soil and groundwater characterization programs for contaminated sites ass ...
  • Paul Botek, P.G.

    Paul Botek is a Principal Geologist based in Maryland with more than 15 years of experience focused on the assessment and restoration of contaminated sites, provision of environmental management services, consulting on solid waste management facility permitting and closures, remediation construction management, and spring water supply studies. For the evaluation and selection of field investigation methods for subsurface investigation, Paul is considered a go-to professional. His clie ...
  • Neal Durant, Ph.D.

    Neal Durant is a Senior Principal Engineer based in Washington, D.C. with more than 28 years of experience investigating, remediating, and managing complex contaminated sites. Neal serves as a consultant and advisor to multi-national corporations and government agencies on matters involving quantification, management, and remediation of environmental liabilities. His clients include information technology service companies, aerospace manufacturers, industrial chemicals manufacturers, ...
  • Poppy Staub

    Margaret "Poppy" Staub is a Senior Principal Geologist and Environmental Engineer based in Colorado with more than 20 years of experience focused on environmental compliance, Superfund site management, pollution prevention practices, and management systems development for mountain resorts and clients in the mining, oil and gas, extractive metallurgy, biomedical, and manufacturing industries. Along with supporting an array of corporate clients on high-level strategy with respect to env ...
  • Sam Williams, P.G.

    Sam Williams is a Senior Principal Hydrogeologist based in California with more than 25 years of experience focused on the characterization and remediation of soil and groundwater contamination at industrial and commercial properties. Utilizing his experience in site characterization and innovative remediation programs to work with clients on converting impacted properties into community assets as commercial developments through Brownfields site redevelopment programs, Sam has worked ...
  • Nandra Weeks, P.E.

    Nandra Weeks is a Senior Principal Environmental Engineer based in Florida with more than 20 years of professional experience focused on the engineering and remediation issues associated with environmentally-impaired property redevelopment. She also specializes in the design and implementation of environmental compliance and site remediation programs at municipal solid waste landfills, coal combustion product disposal sites, and other properties. Nandra has developed site-specific app ...
  • Paul Brookner, P.G.

    Paul Brookner is a Senior Principal Hydrogeologist based in Minnesota with more than 25 years of experience focused as a regulator, consultant, and environmental manager for a multinational corporation. As a program manager for a Fortune 500 company, Paul has managed corporate environmental risk, financial reserves, and compliance reporting for a global portfolio of legacy manufacturing facilities. In this role, he led negotiations with U.S. state and federal agencies involving sites ...
  • David Espinoza, Ph.D., P.E.

    David Espinoza is a Senior Principal Geoenvironmental Engineer based in Maryland focused on foundation design over soft soils, design of regulated containment facilities, and more recently, financial evaluation of infrastructure investments taking into consideration physical risks such as climate change. David's solid waste experience includes permitting of disposal facilities for municipal solid waste, construction demolition debris, and industrial manufacturing wastes/residuals; des ...
  • Douglas Larson, Ph.D., P.E., LSP

    Doug Larson is a Senior Principal Civil and Environmental Engineer based in Massachusetts with more than 30 years of experience focused on the investigation and cleanup of hazardous waste sites throughout the United States since 1985. He is a Licensed Site Professional (LSP) in Massachusetts and manages Geosyntec's five New England Branch offices, with a combined staff of over 70 engineers and scientists. Doug has designed and managed the implementation of a wide variety of remedial s ...
  • Kate Graf

    Kate Graf is a Senior Consultant based in Pennsylvania with more than 20 years of experience who focuses on providing air quality services to industrial clients. Her experience spans environmental engineering including regulatory agency compliance, permitting and enforcement expertise. Kate helps clients effectively resolve regulatory issues including air permitting, compliance, testing and enforcement issues, plant process and emission evaluations. Her clients span many industries in ...
  • Elaina Modlin, P.E.

    Elaina Modlin is a Principal Environmental Engineer based in Florida with more than 20 years of experience focused on a wide variety of environmental services including regulatory compliance and permitting, risk management, environmental due diligence, and contaminated site assessment and remediation. Serving as Geosyntec's program director for transactional, regulatory compliance, and environmental permitting services for key clients in the energy and transportation sectors, Elaina's ...
  • Todd Hagemeyer, P.G.

    Todd Hagemeyer is a Senior Principal Hydrogeologist based in Georgia with more than 25 years of experience focused on development of environmental management solutions for the manufacturing and service facilities of Fortune 500 companies and the remediation of commercial and public sector properties impacted by chlorinated solvents, metals, and petroleum hydrocarbons. Todd has years of experience managing and implementing environmental projects that include hydrogeologic site characte ...
  • Jenna Newcombe, CHMM

    Jenna Newcombe is a Senior Environmental Engineer based in Massachusetts with over 20 years of experience in environmental management. She has advised some of the largest property owners in the northeastern United States. Her experience includes the development and implementation of complex environmental programs, including leading ISO 14001 Environmental Management System (EMS) initiatives and developing and delivering professional training and compliance auditing services. Jenna is a ...
  • Chris Herin, P.G.

    J. Chris Herin is a Senior Principal Hydrogeologist practitioner in the field of environmental risk management and minimization based in Florida with more than 25 years of experience focused on the mitigation of environmentally impaired properties, environmental compliance, due diligence (All Appropriate Inquiry), and cost-to-cure estimates. He also specializes in groundwater studies, contaminant fate and transport evaluations, and waste management. He is often tapped to serve as a technical ...
  • Tom Peel, Ph.D.

    Tom Peel is a Senior Principal based in Florida with more than 20 years of experience focused on environmental science and engineering including the development of regulatory and risk-based strategies to obtain cost effective closure and redevelopment for environmentally impacted properties. He specializes in applying innovative risk-based approaches to reduce the cost of site assessment and remediation activities. Tom has directed investigations and remedial strategy development for ...
  • Marcus Ford, CGeol.

    Marcus Ford is a Senior Principal Hydrogeologist based in the United Kingdom with more than 20 years of experience focused on the assessment of contaminated land and groundwater remediation, particularly properties impacted by past industrial operations. He has applied his expertise across a broad range of sites including those with contamination by pharmaceutical wastes, chlorinated solvents, petroleum hydrocarbons, and organic chemical residuals. To help clients understand and prior ...
  • Chriso Petropoulou, Ph.D., P.E., BCEE

    Chriso Petropoulou is a Senior Principal Environmental Engineer based in Illinois with more than 25 years of consulting experience focused on a wide variety of clients in the industrial manufacturing sector. Her clients include foundries, metal product manufacturing, rubber manufacturing, metal recycling facilities, malting operations, aerospace companies, automotive manufacturers, electroplating operations, municipal waste landfills, power industry, gas pipelines, railroads, and nucl ...
  • Denise Tripp

    Denise Tripp is a Senior Consultant based in Massachusetts with more than 30 years of experience focused on environmental assessment and remediation and litigation support projects for the paper, petroleum, nuclear power, and manufacturing industries across the United States. As a consultant, Denise's practice focuses on technical analyses related to hydrogeologic factors that affect groundwater flow and contaminant transport from hazardous waste disposal sites in support of litigatio ...
  • Anica Haynes

    Anica Haynes is a Senior Environmental Engineer based in Louisiana and with more than 15 years of experience focused on diverse technical and project management experience in environmental consulting, primarily in the chemical, energy, industrial, and manufacturing industries. Her primary experience is focused on natural gas project permitting, air and water quality permitting, and overall environmental compliance and reporting. She has expertise in permit application and construction ...
  • James Stout, BCES

    Jim Stout is a Senior Principal Environmental Scientist based in Texas with more than 31 years of experience focused on the effective management of environmental remediation projects for private and public sector facilities, including Superfund sites. Jim has extensive experience in providing clients solutions to their environmental challenges through site investigations and the implementation of corrective actions. His primary clients include those in the petroleum, municipal solid waste, an ...
  • Andrew Montgomery, P.E.

    Andrew Montgomery is a Senior Principal Engineer based in Georgia with more than 20 years of environmental consulting experience focused on developing regulatory and risk-based strategies to achieve cost-effective site closure and redevelopment of properties impacted with chlorinated solvents, metals, and petroleum hydrocarbons. In addition, he works with Fortune 500 companies to develop and implement environmental management programs. During the past decade, Andrew has managed and pe ...
  • Scott McCann, P.E.

    Scott McCann is a Principal Environmental Engineer based in Florida with more than 30 years of experience in environmental consulting and engineering. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in Florida, Mississippi, North Carolina, and South Carolina. Scott’s primary practice focuses on assisting clients with their air quality permitting and compliance projects. He specializes in managing the environmental aspects of permitting large capital projects from pre-construction activit ...
  • Michael McKibben, P.G.

    Michael McKibben is a Senior Principal Geologist based in Georgia with more than 30 years of experience focused on successful project, program, and organizational management. He has extensive experience with engineered solutions that require deep understanding of critical business drivers in multiple markets and industries, as well as working with technically focused engineers and scientists. During his career, Mike has served in senior and executive positions in client-focused enviro ...
  • Dale Prokopchak, CIH, CSP

    Dale Prokopchak is a Principal Industrial Hygienist and Occupational Safety Specialist with more than 30 years of experience as a leader in industrial hygiene, safety, corporate environmental, health and safety program management, training, emergency response planning and implementation, and HAZWOPER compliance. His practice focuses on the development of environmental, health and occupational safety programs to protect workers, facility operating personnel, and the public. With a supp ...
  • Brandon Mogan, P.E., LEED AP

    Brandon Mogan is a Principal Civil and Environmental Engineer based in South Carolina focused on air permitting and compliance for the industrial manufacturing, transportation, solid waste management, natural gas transmission, and electric utility sectors. As a consultant, Brandon's experience offers clients a strong synthesis of technical and regulatory expertise. He develops innovative solutions to complex regulatory issues facing clients across the United States. Brandon's in-depth ...
  • Jimmy Whitmer, P.G., CHMM

    Jimmy Whitmer is a Senior Principal Geologist and Hydrogeologist based in Georgia with more than 30 years of experience directing multidisciplinary projects focused on water supply development, site characterizations for waste containment facilities, environmental soil and groundwater assessment, and remedial process optimization at industrial and federal facilities. Jimmy guides clients through the development of technical and regulatory strategies for solid waste permit applications ...
  • Gregory Roush, P.G.

    Gregory Roush is a Principal Geologist based in Georgia with more than 30 years of experience focused on directing multidisciplinary projects involving site assessments and corrective actions at industrial facilities found throughout the Southeastern United States. As a consultant, Greg provides practical, streamlined, and cost-effective regulatory strategies and remediation services to clients in the pulp and paper, wood treatment, pharmaceutical, chemical manufacturing, petroleum st ...
  • Philip Reidy, P.E.

    Phil Reidy is a Principal Water and Natural Resources Engineer based in Kuala Lumpur with over 25 years of experience focused on geotechnical and stormwater management. He has specialized experience and is an industry leader in the design, construction, and technology development of innovative rainwater harvesting and stormwater management systems. As a consultant, Phil directs the development of integrated harvesting and stormwater management system strategies and all aspects of syst ...
  • Suzanne Gabriele

    Suzanne Gabriele is a Senior Engineer based in Colorado with more than 25 years of professional experience focused in the areas of environmental policy and management systems development and implementation, environmental compliance, and environmental site assessment and remediation for clients in a variety of industries including mining, manufacturing, and food processing. Examples of Suzanne's experience include managing numerous environmental policy and management system (EMS) devel ...
  • Melissa Schmitt, P.E.

    Melissa Schmitt is a Principal Environmental Engineer based in Washington State with more than 10 years of professional experience focused on contaminated site assessment, remediation, and regulatory compliance. She specializes in helping her clients perform site assessments and develop closure strategies, as well as design, implement, and optimize soil and groundwater remediation projects at their complex sites. Melissa's key practice experience includes program management of severa ...
  • Matthew Bardol, P.E., CFM, CPESC, D.WRE

    Matthew Bardol is a Senior Principal Engineer with more than 20 years of diverse environmental and water resource engineering experience, providing a breadth of technical expertise to address the most complex water resource situations with innovative solutions. Matt listens to his clients’ needs, and draws upon his experience as a military engineer and program manager of major stormwater infrastructure projects, his academic training in both groundwater and surface water, and his ex ...
  • Thomas Bristol

    Thomas Bristol is a Principal Engineer based in South Carolina with more than 17 years of experience in environmental consulting focused in the areas of environmental regulatory compliance; ecology and natural resources, and environmental assessment. Thomas is a senior leader in Geosyntec's Natural Gas practice group. Thomas' academic background is in biology, ecology, and environmental assessment. He applies his knowledge and technical experience to assist clients by managing and d ...
  • Chuck Whisman, P.E.

    Chuck Whisman is a Senior Principal Engineer based in Pennsylvania with more than 23 years of professional experience focused in the areas of soil and groundwater assessment/remediation, system optimization, compliance, due diligence, integrity and information management, environmental management systems, planning and permitting, regulatory framework development, and site development. Examples of Chuck's practice experience include: serving as design engineer-of-record for hundreds ...
  • Eric Kovich, P.E.

    Eric Kovich is a Senior Principal Engineer based in Florida with more than 20 years of professional experience focused in the areas of Health, Safety, Security, and Environment (HSSE) regulatory compliance, contaminated site assessment and remediation, environmental planning and permitting, and mergers and acquisitions. Examples of Eric's practice experience include leading HSSE-related efforts for over $7 billion in M&A activity within U.S. and international locations including de ...
  • Jamey Dotson

    Jamey Dotson is a Principal Engineer based in Tennessee with more than 16 years of professional experience focused in the areas of civil, environmental, and geotechnical engineering; program management; and construction management. He supports major electric utilities clients in the southeastern U.S., including the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), with a wide array of their coal combustion residual (CCR) management, dam evaluation, and operations and maintenance (O&M) projects. Spe ...
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