September 13, 2015

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Geosyntec Opens New Office, Expands Services in Alaska

Geosyntec Consultants has expanded its presence in Alaska with the opening of an office in Anchorage. The Anchorage office is home to three practitioners and primarily focuses on contaminated sites assessment, remediation services, and data management, visualization, and analysis.

Office Location:

4101 Arctic Boulevard
Suite 206, Arctic Business Park 1
Anchorage, Alaska, 99503
Senior Scientist Ben Martich, QEP

Ben joined Geosyntec in 2013 and has 20 years of experience in environmental assessment and remediation with a focus on the vapor intrusion pathway. He began working in Alaska in 1998, and his project experience spans the entire State of Alaska. Ben's broad technical base includes characterization, modeling, and remediation of soil, groundwater, soil gas, sediment, and surface water impacted by petroleum hydrocarbons and chlorinated solvents. For over a decade, he has been a leading practitioner in Alaska for characterization, evaluation, and mitigation of the vapor intrusion pathway, and has worked closely with the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation in the evolution of the investigation of the pathway. He earned his B.S. in Mathematics from Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina, in 1996.

Project Engineer Olga Stewart, P.E., PMP

Olga joined Geosyntec in 2015 with 8 years of experience in Alaska from southeast to southcentral and the North Slope. She brings expertise in contaminated site assessment and remediation as well as data management and visualization. Olga began working in Alaska in 2007 focused on environmental compliance with state and federal contaminated site and spill prevention regulations. She has experience in the ADEC-approved Hydrocarbon Risk Calculator, is trained in UVOST operation, and has field experience with remote Alaskan operations. She earned a B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering and a B.S. in Integrated Business and Engineering, both from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. She is a licensed professional engineer in Alaska under the environmental discipline.

Senior Staff Engineer Samantha Fox, EIT

Sam joined Geosyntec in 2014 and has 4 years of experience in environmental consulting. Since joining Geosyntec, Sam has worked on a variety of site characterization, monitoring, and remediation projects throughout Alaska. Prior to 2014, Sam worked in Denver, Colorado specializing in permitting, management, and technical services for domestic and international natural resource development projects. She was active in the performance of environmental baseline surveys, authored environmental impact assessments, and developed and maintained project databases. Sam earned her B.S. in Environmental Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2010, and her M.S. in Environmental Engineering Science from Stanford University in 2011. She earned her EIT in 2011.