A brief summary of my qualifications and professional experience follows. More detail can be found on the Projects, Publications, and Presentations pages..
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.
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
U.S. Green Building Council LEED Accredited Professional
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
2004 – Present
|Principal. Consultant assisting clients on a variety of environmental projects.
Principal Technologist. Part-time tele-worker in the Environmental and Nuclear Business Group.
Tighe & Bond, Inc.
Senior Project Manager. Continued educational outreach work for Lyondell Chemical Company.
Program Manager/Technical Specialist. Remediation engineer managing soil and groundwater remediation projects and educational outreach.