|Michael Albright, Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection |
200 Fair Oaks Lane
Frankfort, Kentucky 40601
Michael Albright is a Geologist with the Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection. He has been with Kentucky DEP since 2008. Prior to his work at Kentucky DEP, he worked in the areas of karst hydrogeology and environmental research. Michael has a M.S. in Geology from Eastern Kentucky University.
|Mahesh Albuquerque, Division of Oil and Public Safety|
633 17th Street, Suite 500
Denver, Colorado 80202
Mahesh Albuquerque is the Director of the Colorado Division of Oil and Public Safety. His responsibilities include oversight of Colorado’s Storage Tank Programs - UST/AST Inspection, LUST Remediation, Petroleum Reimbursement Fund, and Weights & Measures, as well as several Public Safety Programs including Explosives, Boilers and Pressure Vessels, Conveyances, and Amusement Rides and Devices. He has been with the Division for over fifteen years and serves in leadership positions on several national technical committees and workgroups on standards and policy development. Prior to joining the Division, he spent eight years in the private sector as an environmental consultant. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Geology from the University of Bombay, and is a registered professional geologist.
|Bill Alpine, Environmental Compliance Services, Inc.|
10 State St
Woburn, MA 01801
William Alpine is Corporate Counsel and Director of Cost Recovery for Environmental Compliance Services, Inc., (ECS) a multi-state environmental and energy Services Company. He is responsible for providing in-house legal guidance on such matters as contract management, risk management, environmental due diligence, and human resources to the company's approximately 300 engineers, scientists and administrative personnel. He is also Director of ECS’ Cost Recovery program where he oversees the reimbursement process for claims submitted to various state financial assurance programs. Prior to joining ECS in 2005, he worked for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for 17 years, the last 12 of which he served as Executive Director of the Massachusetts Underground Storage Tank Cleanup Fund. He also served as co-chair of the State Fund Administrators Task Force. He earned his Bachelor's degree in Marine Engineering from the Massachusetts Maritime Academy, and his Juris Doctorate from Suffolk University.
|Will Anderson, US EPA OUST|
1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20460
Will Anderson is the director of the Cleanup and Revitalization Division in EPA's Office of Underground Storage Tanks. He has worked at EPA for over 20 years. His current areas of responsibility include state fund soundness, petroleum vapor intrusion guidance and other LUST technical issues, LUST backlog reduction strategies, and petroleum brownfields. Prior to joining EPA, he served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Cameroon, West Africa where he taught biology and chemistry to high school and middle school students. He received his B.S. in pre-med studies from the University of Notre Dame. Go Irish!
|Suzan Arfman, New Mexico Environment Department|
121 Tijeras Avenue NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87107
After 20 years with American Airlines Suzan Arfman decided it was time for something new. She has been with the New Mexico Environment Department since 2005. Her focus has been GoNM, Geographic Information System Screening Tool of New Mexico. It is an environmental assessment identification and prioritization tool developed to provide a systematic approach to determine cumulative impacts in making environmentally sound decisions. GoNM evaluates petroleum facilities in New Mexico on their potential to leak and the jeopardy such a leak could cause the public and the environment and illustrates remediation information. GoNM has expanded its original objective by using ResourceSpace, a document management system that allows storage of reports, maps, and spreadsheets that can be viewed and downloaded by the public.
|David Bardsley, Directed Technologies Drilling|
100 Rolling Ridge Drive
Bellefonte, PA 16823
David Bardsley has over thirty years of environmental drilling experience working in a variety of settings across the United States. He was an early leader in the use of horizontal drilling to solve environmental challenges and has authored/co-authored over twenty papers on horizontal environmental drilling methodology. He has been directly involved in the design and installation oversight of over 100,000’ of horizontal environmental wells including seventy-six blind well completions. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology & Geophysics along with a Communications Minor (1984) from the University of Missouri-Rolla. He is a licensed well driller in Texas, Arizona and Louisiana and holds RG/PG certifications in Texas, Missouri, Louisiana and Tennessee.
|Amanda Bennett, Titan Cloud Software|
1006 Flagpole Court
Brentwood, Tennessee 37027
Amanda Bennett has over 10 years' experience overseeing regulatory compliance and environmental management at over 2000 retail, commercial, and fleet fuel facilities. At Titan Cloud Software, she has led the company’s compliance and software services initiatives, including the automation of environmental best practices at many of the nation’s largest convenience stores. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee with a BS in Architecture. She earned her MBA from Texas Christian University.
|Joe Berlin, BLDI, Inc.|
150 Fountain St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Joseph Berlin, President and founding member of BLDI, is responsible for risk analysis, remediation and forensic assessments. He has provided risk management, remediation and forensic services to private parties, lenders and their advisers throughout BLDI’s primary footprint of Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky and Indiana since 1991. He has a B.S. and M.S. in Civil Engineering, as well as an MBA. He is a licensed engineer in Ohio and several other states, a VAP Certified Professional (Ohio CP #351), and a member of the National Academy of Forensic Engineers (NAFE). He regularly works on forensic cases, with some of his most recent cases being in Texas and Michigan. He regularly provides training in the areas risk management, UST assessments and forensics.
|Samar Bhuyan, Arizona Department of Environmental Quality|
1110 W. Washington St.
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Samar works in the State Lead Program of UST Corrective Action Section and is involved in developing and implementing scope of for investigation and remediation of petroleum contamination.
|Nate Blasing, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency|
7678 College Road, Suite 105
Baxter, MN 56425
Graduated College from the Univserity of Minnesota, Duluth in 2001 with a major in Environmental Studies and a minor in Communications. He has worked for the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency for approx 15 years. 13 of which have been in the Tanks program. He is married to his wife Nicky and has two childeren, Bri (5 yrs old) and Abby (3 yrs old). Hobbies include most anything outdoors, sports; he is also a walleye fishing guide in his spare time.
|Therron Blatter, Utah DEQ|
195 North 1950 W
Salt Lake City, UT 84114
Therron Blatter is the Manager for the Underground Storage Tank Branch of the Utah Department of Environmental Quality. In this capacity, he is responsible for oversight of Utah’s compliance and enforcement program, LUST cleanup program, and Petroleum Storage Tank cleanup fund. He has been involved in Utah UST program for the past 24 years, eight as a UST field inspector, eleven as the UST compliance program manager and the last five as UST branch manager. Therron received his B.S and M.S. in geology from Brigham Young University.
|Bill Brab, AST Environmental, Inc.|
665 McKinney Avenue
Midway, KY 40347
Mr. Brab has a B.S. in Geology with 14 years of experience in environmental consulting and remediation. His consulting experience includes site investigation and corrective action implementation in overburden soils and bedrock regimes. For the last 4 years he has served as a senior member of AST Environmental's In-Situ Remediation Division and provides timely, cost effective remediation utilizing Trap and Treat® BOS 100® and BOS 200®.
|Kevin Brackney, Nez Perce Tribe|
PO Box 365
Lapwai, Idaho 83540
Kevin is an Idaho Registered Professional Geologist and a Certified Ground Water Professional, National Ground Water Association. He received a M.S. Degree in Hydrology from the University of Idaho in 1992 and a B.S. in Geology from Ft. Lewis College, Durango, Colorado, in 1978. He has a total of 23 years of professional experience as Hydrogeologist including 14 years working on environmental protection and restoration for the Nez Perce Tribe and 9 years conducting groundwater bioremediation research with U.I. He also worked for 12 years as an Exploration and Mining Geologist in 12 states with a primary focus on precious and base metals. He is an active backcountry skier, whitewater rafter, swimmer, hiker, and has a love of nature.
|Rick Brunton, ADEQ|
1110 West Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Rick Brunton is Project Manager for the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality's (ADEQ) UST Corrective Action Section, State Lead Unit, which focuses on orphan and abandoned UST sites. He manages multiple UST cleanup projects across the entire. He has worked for ADEQ for just under 10 years. Prior to relocating to Arizona, he worked for a private consulting firm servicing Northeast Ohio and Southeast Michigan for 15 years.
|Amy Bryson, Delaware DNREC|
391 Lukens Drive
New Castle, DE 19720
Amy Bryson is a Hydrologist with the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, Tank Management Section (DNREC-TMS) Corrective Action Group. Prior to joining DNREC in 2010, she worked for 13 years as an environmental consultant focusing on the performance of underground storage tank removals and leaking underground storage tank (LUST) investigations. As a DNREC-TMS project officer, she manages the investigation and remediation of RP-lead and State-lead LUST projects. She is the leader of the DNREC-TMS State Lead Work Group which develops and implements policies and programs for State-funded UST and LUST projects. She was the driving force behind the creation of DNREC’s innovative Heating Fuel UST Closure Assistance Program, and now administers the program. She holds a B.S. in Environmental Science with a concentration in Geology from Allegheny College.
|Susan Burnell, EPA/OUST|
1200 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Mail code 5401P
Washington, DC 20460
Susan Burnell works in the Cleanup and Revitalization Division of EPA's Office of Underground Storage Tanks. She has been with EPA for 20 years and has worked in OUST since 2009. She is the content lead for OUST's backlog studies. She has worked with EPA's Office of Site Remediation Enforcement on the development of RP search guidance for the tanks program and on ability to pay issues. She is OUST's Regional Liaison for Regions 3 and 6. She has a B.A. from Albion College in Albion, MI, majoring in Biology.
|Leslie Carr, KYDEP|
200 Fair Oaks Lane
Frankfort, Kentucky 40601
Tel: 502-564-5981 x4778
Leslie is the Energy Act Coordinator for the Underground Storage Tank Branch UST Compliance Section. She has worked for the Commonwealth of Kentucky for 16 years, and in the Underground Storage Tank Program for 12 of those years. In her current role she trains inspectors and the regulated community, as well as writing draft regulations for the Kentucky's compliance program and managing their online training program, KY TOOLS. She has been active with the ASTSWMO UST Task Force since 2008 and currently is the Tanks Subcommittee Chair. She earned her Bachelor's degree in Natural Resource Conservation Management from the University of Kentucky.
|Amy Cole, State of Colorado, Division of Oil & Public Safety|
633 17th Street, Suite 500
Denver, Colorado 80211
Amy Cole has worked with the Colorado Division of Oil & Public Safety for almost two years. She recently transitioned from working on enforcement and compliance to a new position as Policy and Research Specialist. Her favorite part about her new position is the opportunity to work creatively, conduct research and help to develop new policies that are making a difference both in the office and for external stakeholders. Before working in state government, she spent three years with the Environmental Protection Agency in Washington, D.C. She holds an M.P. in Environmental Policy and a B.S. in Natural Resource Economics, both from the University of Maryland in College Park.
|Suzanne Connelly, NH Dept. of Environmental Services|
29 Hazen Dr.
PO Box 95
Concord, NH 03301
Suzanne Connelly is the Underground Storage Tank (UST) Operator Training Specialist at the New Hampshire Dept. of Environmental Services. She began her career in 2007 as an inspector of over 600 aboveground and underground storage tank facilities. Ever since she took over the Operator Training Program in 2011, she has been presenting while leading 5 other guest speakers in a monthly classroom-style course to owners and operators of regulated UST facilities. In addition to training, she continues to conduct inspections of over 150 facilities. She is also a member of the Rewards & Recognition Committee, the Website Advisory Board, the Presentation Team and is an advisor to the Dept. of Transportation Tank Management Group. She holds an Environmental Studies Degree from Franklin Pierce College.
|Rebecca Convery, Montana DEQ|
PO Box 200901
Helena , MT 59620-0901
Rebecca “Becky” Convery is an attorney with the Montana DEQ. Since 2014, she has served as the Department’s leaking underground storage tank (LUST) and petroleum Brownfields attorney. She is responsible for all legal issues related to the LUST and petroleum Brownfields programs, including enforcement of state laws and rules, cost recovery and identifying responsible parties. She is also responsible for drafting relevant legislation and administrative rules, legal pleadings, administrative orders, consent decrees and other settlement documents. She holds a Master’s of Environmental and Land Use Law from the University of Florida, and a J.D. from the University of Montana. She also holds a B.A. in International Relations from Mary Washington University and an M.A. in Foreign Policy Studies from the University of Virginia.
|Debby Crouse, ADEQ|
1110 W. Washington St.
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Debby Crouse is a relative new-comer to the field of GIS. A former teacher, she returned to school to get her Master’s at Arizona State University in GIS. She has worked for the past two years at the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality following an internship at Epcor Water in Sun City, Arizona. At the DEQ she has been able to bring more state-of-the-art processes to the Agency and a fresh outlook to problem solving. She says she loves her job because she gets to learn new things every day. She works mostly in the Waste Division, but also moonlights in the Air Quality Division. She considers herself a life-long learner and loves to take training activities to increase her knowledge and skills in GIS.
|Melinda Crutchfield, TDEC/UST|
312 Rosa L. Parks Ave
William R. Snodgrass TN Tower
Nashville, TN 37243
Melinda Crutchfield is the Environmental Investigator for the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, Division of Underground Storage Tanks. She is responsible for the creation and implementation of the Program Integrity Protection Plan that helps protect the division’s $47 million program fund from fraud, waste and abuse. She has a bachelor’s degree in political science and a master’s degree in criminal justice, both from Middle Tennessee State University. She has been a Certified Fraud Examiner for over 15 years, and holds memberships in the National Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and the National Association of Government Accountants. She has provided specialized training across the country on matters related to fraud and fraud auditing, interviewing and interrogation techniques, behavioral analysis, and detecting and identifying deceptive behavior.
|Robin Davis, Utah DEQ|
195 North 1950 West
Salt Lake City, UT 84114
Robin Davis is a Licensed Professional Geologist and Project Manager with the Utah Department of Environmental Quality, Leaking Underground Storage Tank program. She has over 30 years of professional experience, and specializes in fate and transport of petroleum hydrocarbons, risk assessments, and data acquisition and analysis most recently for the vapor-intrusion exposure pathway.
|Nicholas de Sieyes, UC Davis|
Department of Land, Air & Water Resources
1 Shields Ave
Davis, CA 95616
Dr. de Sieyes is a postdoctoral scholar at UC Davis in the Department of Land, Air and Water Resources. His research focuses on fate and transport of contaminants in soil and groundwater. He received his PhD from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Stanford University in 2010.
|George DeVaull, Shell Global Solutions|
3333 Highway Six South
Houston, Texas 77082
George DeVaull has a Ph.D. and is a Senior Consultant at Shell Global Solutions, with experience in applied methods of measuring, estimating, and modeling chemical fate and transport in the environment. He has developed several methods for modeling and parameterizing soil vapor emissions, including vapor intrusion to indoor air, and has also developed and applied varied risk assessment methods in site remediation decisions.
|Orren Doss, Colorado Division of Oil and Public Safety|
633 17th Street, Suite 500
Denver, Colorado 80202
Orren Doss graduated from Colorado State University in 2002 with a MS in Soil and Crop Sciences. Since graduation, he worked with the United States Geological Survey and transitioned into environmental consulting in 2008. As an environmental consultant, he worked primarily in the LUST program, conducting site assessments and petroleum hydrocarbon remediation activities in Colorado. In 2013, he joined the Colorado Division of Oil and Public Safety as an Environmental Protection Specialist with compliance inspection duties. Currently, he is working in the Release Prevention Section and is working closely with the Remediation and Compliance Sections to enhance efficiency, increase communication and educate the regulated community to achieve release prevention effectiveness.
|Stephen Dyment, USEPA|
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20460
Stephen Dyment is a chemist with more than 18 years experience including 4 years in a commercial analytical laboratory and 8 years in environmental consulting. He joined EPA in 2005 with a focus towards enhancing acceptance and use of emerging analytical technologies, sampling strategies, and remediation approaches. His perspective draws upon years of practical laboratory and field experience to apply EPA's Triad approach at sites in Superfund, Brownfields, RCRA, UST, and State programs. His efforts have resulted in the development of numerous EPA case studies, profiles, and training courses that outline successful strategies for the use and understanding of collaborative data sets, adaptive QC programs, and real time analytics. The resulting targeted high resolution information improves the conceptual site model and uses scale appropriate measurements to optimize remedy design effectiveness and facilitate the application of green and sustainable remediation approaches. He provides project-specific support for sites through the Brownfield and Superfund technical support centers and teaches classes on sampling design, x-ray fluorescence, Triad, and other technical subjects. He holds a B.S. in Environmental Science/Toxicology from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
|Brian Dyson, U.S. EPA ORD|
26 W. M.L. King Drive
Cincinnatti, OH 45268
Dr. Brian Dyson is an Operations Research Analyst with the U. S. EPA Office of Research and Development and leads the Decision Science and Support Tools Project. He started with the EPA working on land management decision support for non-point source runoff and habitat conservation. His current work is aimed at integrating decision methods and developing decision support tools for community assessment, contaminated site remediation, and watershed/estuary management.
|Carol R. Eighmey, MO Petroleum Storage Tank Insurance Fund|
PO Box 836
Jefferson City, MO 65102
Carol R. Eighmey has served as Executive Director of the Missouri’s Petroleum Storage Tank Insurance Fund for 18 years, an experience which has provided a broad base of knowledge of underground and aboveground tank regulations and equipment, cleanup technologies and costs, federal and state case law, and politics. She has served on several national committees, on the board of directors of NatLUST, and as a reviewer for EPA technical papers; she also regularly writes articles on UST-related topics for various publications. She has a BS in Applied Physics and a MS in Engineering Management from the Missouri University of Science and Technology.
|David Emmington, The Veeder-Root Company|
11548 Big Four Way
Gold River, California 95670
Dave Emmington has been in the petroleum equipment industry for over 27 years and has been with The Veeder-Root Company for over eleven years. As Manager of Environmental Products, he interacts with regulatory agencies, end-users, distributors and contractors for familiarization of the company’s various environmental products. He is directly responsible to translate regulatory and end-users preferences into product specification, design, and functionality. He is continually involved with product development, education, and the training on all of Veeder-Root’s products.
|Catalina Espino Devine, Chevron|
6001 Bollinger Canyon Rd
San Ramon, CA 94583
Catalina Espino Devine is a lead engineer with Chevron Energy Technology Company, Site Assessment and Remediation Team. She has a M.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. She is a registered civil engineer in the State of California. She has been working on environmental site assessment and remediation projects for over 10 years.
|Neal Farrar, Sunbelt Environmental Services, Inc|
621 N Prince Lane
Springfield, Missouri 65802
Neal Farrar is a professional geologist who has been working in the environmental consulting field since 1986. He is a Missouri Registered Geologist and a Professional Geologist in Illinois and Arkansas. He has extensive experience with the characterization of petroleum hydrocarbons in soil, groundwater and fractured bedrock. He received a B.S. in Geology from Southeast Missouri State University and studied hydrogeology and contaminant hydrogeology at Emporia State University. He is currently the Principal Geologist and manager of drilling services at Sunbelt Environmental Services, Inc. in Springfield Missouri.
|Laura Fisher, California Water Resources Board|
1001 I Street
Sacramento, CA 95835
Mrs. Laura Fisher is Chief of the UST Leak Prevention Unit and Office of Tank Tester Licensing at the California Water Resources Board. She has been involved in the development and implementation of California's UST Program for 20 years. She currently serves on a number of technical committees including Underwriters Laboratories (UL) and Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI), and also serves as the Region 9 Representative for The Association of State and Territorial Solid Waste Management Officials (ASTSWMO) Underground Storage Tank SubCommittee.
|John Fontana, Vista GeoScience|
130 Capital Dr. Suite C
Golden, CO 80401
John is President and CEO of Vista GeoScience where he oversees high-resolution site characterization and innovative in-situ remediation services. A professional geologist and licensed water well driller in multiple states, John has over 30 years of experience with exploration geochemistry, environmental site investigation, and remediation technology projects at DOD, DOE and commercials sites. He has co-authored over 80 presentations, papers and workshops in these fields. He is the current President of the Colorado Environmental Management Society and also serves on the EPA’s Science Advisory Board on Hydraulic Fracturing’s Impact on Drinking Water. He earned a degree in Geology, Oceanography and Physics from Humboldt State University in California in 1981.
|Andrew Fox, Timmons Group|
1001 Boulders Parkway
Richmond, Virginia 23225
Andrew Fox has been implementing geospatial solutions for over 20 years. He oversees information technology projects for the company’s many state, local and federal government clients. His professional experience includes work with a wide variety of GIS applications for managing the environment, land and assets. He specializes in strategic planning and designing solutions related to the many facets of an Enterprise GIS. He enjoys spending time with his family, most outdoor activities, home improvement, and growing a variety of hot peppers needed to make his homemade hot sauce. He earned his Doctorate’s degree in Geological Sciences from Cornell University and his M.Sc. in Geology from the University of Canterbury in New Zealand as a US Fulbright Research Fellow.
|Tom Fox, Colorado OPS|
633 17th St, Ste 500
Denver, CO 80202
Tom Fox graduated from Michigan State University with an MS in Geology. He participated in petroleum exploration with a major oil company before transitioning to environmental consulting in 1987. Since then, he has worked as a consultant in environmental assessment and remediation of petroleum hydrocarbons, mainly in the western U.S., and joined the Colorado Division of Oil & Public Safety in 2007. Recently, he has been involved in developing electronic formats for standardized reporting to OPS, and studying LNAPL transmissivity in relation to recovery efforts. In 2014 he began evaluating the use of activated carbon as an in-situ sequestering agent to foster groundwater cleanup, a recently authored an article in LUSTLINE regarding carbon injection.
|Robert Frank, CH2M|
1501 W. Fountainhead Pkwy
Tempe, AZ 85260
Robert J. Frank, R.G. is a principal hydrogeologist at CH2M in Tempe, Arizona. He is a registered geologist in the State of Arizona and has over 25 years of experience in the environmental industry. His expertise and research interests are focused on multiphase flow of contaminants in both the saturated and unsaturated zone, and he is a recognized leader within the company on non-aqueous phase liquid (NAPL) distribution, mobility, and recoverability. He serves on the review board of Applied NAPL Science Review (ANSR), a scientific e-journal that provides insight into the science behind the characterization and remediation of NAPLs.
|Julia Fraser, Colorado Division of Oil and Public Safety|
633 17th Avenue
Denver, CO 80202
Julia Fraser is a technical reviewer in the Division of Oil and Public Safety. She provides oversight and reviews site assessment and remediation efforts on petroleum contaminated sites. She also manages the Colorado cost recovery efforts. She has held this position for the past 4 years.
|Ellen Frye, Enosis-The Environmental Outreach Group|
69 Oak St
Lexington, MA 02421
Tel: (781) 861-2027
Ellen launched the USEPA-funded LUSTLine publication in 1985 while an employee of NEIWPCC and has continued to produce it as a consultant to NEIWPCC. She is a partner with Enosis?The Environmental Outreach Group, which provides environmental outreach services to state and federal environmental agencies and environmental organizations. Since 1976, she has written and produced multi-media and print materials on such subjects as underground storage tanks, watershed protection, water supply, air quality, risk assessment/risk management, waste oil, wastewater treatment, pollution prevention, sludge and septage management, and hazardous waste.