A brief summary of my qualifications and professional experience follows. More detail can be found on the Projects, Publications, and Presentations pages..

Summary

I am a registered professional engineer with a B.A. in anthropology, M.S. in environmental engineering, and Ph.D. in civil engineering. With more than 30 years of environmental engineering experience, I help clients preserve, protect, and restore natural resources. Greenvironment, LLC, was established in 2004 as my private environmental consulting practice.

Much of my work involves assessing and remediating soil and groundwater contamination using a wide array of physical, chemical, and biological technologies. Contaminants I’ve addressed include chlorinated and non-chlorinated volatile organic compounds (VOCs); petroleum compounds; arsenic, chromium, and other heavy metals; radionuclides; and a host of others. Clients include Fortune 500 companies and federal agencies grappling with some of the most challenging contaminated sites in the United States. Assistance provided includes expert witness/expert consulting services in lawsuits involving soil and groundwater contamination.

A particular specialty is the assessment and remediation of petroleum additives, including methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE), tertiary butyl alcohol (TBA), ethanol, and other fuel oxygenates. I served as the lead editor of the MTBE Remediation Handbook and co-wrote and co-presented more than 100 seminars teaching attendees how to assess and remediate fuel oxygenates and other VOCs.

Another primary practice area is the development of sustainable solutions to prevent environmental problems. I am a U.S. Green Building Council Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Accredited Professional with expertise in a broad range of areas related to sustainability including drinking water supply, water quality, water conservation, storm water, wastewater, green materials, solid waste, forests, and biomass/biofuels impacts.

Education

Ph.D. Civil Engineering, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
M.S. Environmental Engineering, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
B.A. Anthropology, University of Massachusetts at Boston

Registration

Professional Engineer
      Massachusetts
      Connecticut
      New Hampshire
      New York
U.S. Green Building Council LEED Accredited Professional

Memberships

American Society of Civil Engineers
National Ground Water Association
Scientific Advisory Board, AEHS Annual Conference on Soils, Sediments, Water and Energy
Editorial Board, Soil and Sediment Contamination, an International Journal
Town of Montgomery Recycling Committee
Westfield Watershed Advisory Committeee

Professional Experience Highlights

Greenvironment, LLC
Montgomery, MA
2004 – Present
Principal. Consultant assisting clients on a variety of environmental projects.
  • Serve as an expert witness/expert consultant in soil and groundwater contamination cases
  • Co-principal investigator of a statewide study to assess contamination risks and identify ways to prevent pollution of public water supplies
  • For an alternative energy client, testified before state legislative committees about the impacts of burning construction and demolition debris
  • Invited workshop presenter at National Ground Water Association conferences
  • Delivered more than 60 presentations explaining bioreactor groundwater treatment technology
  • Demonstrated that burning wood to generate electricity emits more carbon dioxide than coal, ultimately prompting Massachusetts to change its regulations.

CH2M HILL
Montgomery, MA
2008 – 2014
(part-time)

Principal Technologist. Part-time tele-worker in the Environmental and Nuclear Business Group.

  • The firm’s global subject matter expert on fuel oxygenates assessment and remediation
  • Senior technical consultant advising project teams on remediating federal and commercial sites with a wide range of contaminants, potential receptors, and site settings
  • Portfolio/program/project quality manager helping teams continuously improve project delivery to federal agency clients. Developed systems to capture quality data and evaluated data trends.

Tighe & Bond, Inc.
Westfield, MA
2001 – 2004

Senior Project Manager. Continued educational outreach work for Lyondell Chemical Company.

  • Lead editor of 650-page MTBE Remediation Handbook, which the USEPA distributed to regulators in all 50 states
  • Managed and co-presented 76 seminars on assessing and remediating VOCs in soil and groundwater
  • Key contributor to the Interstate Technology and Regulatory Council’s MTBE and TBA overview document.

ENSR International
Westford, MA
1993 – 2001

Program Manager/Technical Specialist. Remediation engineer managing soil and groundwater remediation projects and educational outreach.

  • Program manager of educational outreach efforts regarding fuel oxygenates for Lyondell Chemical Company
  • Managed and co-presented 30 seminars on assessing and remediating fuel oxygenates in soil and groundwater
  • Directed research of nine states’ data concerning public well water quality and/or nearby contamination sources
  • Edited two magazine special issues focusing on fuel oxygenates and wrote numerous articles
  • Wrote/edited U.S. Army Corps of Engineers engineer manuals and served as a course instructor
  • Remediated sites with a wide range of contaminants using bioremediation and other technologies.