April 11, 2022

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Geosyntec Announces the Appointment of 23 New Principals

The Geosyntec Family of Companies is pleased to announce the promotion of 23 individuals to the position of Principal. Each of these new Principals has made significant contributions to delivering outstanding projects to first-class clients, developing strong relationships with those clients, building our practices, leveraging their own expertise and experience of their colleagues, recruiting outstanding staff, and working collaboratively with their co-workers.

Please join us in congratulating them on achieving this career milestone.

Amy Padovani, P.E. (Oakland, California)

Amy has more than 19 years of experience in the geotechnical, geoenvironmental, and solid waste industry, including landfill redevelopment and cleanup, feasibility studies, and solid waste design and permitting. She has been with Geosyntec for 18 years and has an intense client-focused approach to her projects. She serves as one of the private sector directors for the Board of Directors of SWANA's Gold Rush Chapter. Amy earned an M.S. in Geotechnical Engineering from Stanford University; a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus; and is a registered Professional Civil Engineer in Arizona, California, and Puerto Rico.

Brandon Klenzendorf, Ph.D., P.E., CPESC (Austin, Texas)

Brandon is a water resources and environmental engineer with more than 12 years of professional experience with Geosyntec, focused on modeling and designing green infrastructure and stormwater management facilities to treat and infiltrate stormwater runoff for water quality and flood mitigation purposes. He is a highly respected technical leader and was recognized in 2016/2017 as Outstanding Young Engineer of the Year (Texas/National), serves in leadership roles for several professional organizations, including the American Society of Civil Engineers and the Environment and Water Resources Institute, and participates in the Regional Flood Planning Group for Texas. Brandon earned a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, an M.S. in Environmental and Water Resources Engineering, and a B.S. in Civil Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin; is a registered Professional Engineer in Texas and Louisiana; and a Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control.

Chris Shores, P.E. (Raleigh, North Carolina)

Chris is an environmental engineer with more than 13 years of experience focused on contaminated site assessment; the design, construction, operation of in situ and ex situ remedies; and environmental liability cost valuation. He guides clients through feasibility, design, construction management, and operations of a broad array of remediation technologies. He joined Geosyntec in 2017 and has become the design lead for numerous complex remediation projects. Chris earned an M.S in Civil Engineering from Virginia Tech; a B.S. in Environmental Engineering from the University of Connecticut; and is a registered Professional Engineer in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Maryland.

Danielle Thorson, P.Eng. (Guelph, Ontario)

Danielle is a Senior Engineer with more than 15 years of experience in environmental consulting and redevelopment focusing on groundwater, soil, and sediment remediation projects, specializing in conceptual site modeling. Danielle began her career with Geosyntec as an intern in 2004 and joined Geosyntec as a Staff Engineer after completion of her Engineering undergraduate degree. She has distinguished herself with her technical capabilities in non-aqueous phase liquids field investigations, remedial investigations and reporting, and project management. Danielle earned a B.Sc. in Biological Engineering from the University of Guelph and is a registered Professional Engineer in Ontario.

Derek Jelinek, P.E. (Blue Bell, Pennsylvania)

Derek has more than 19 years of experience in project management, project planning, feasibility studies, remedy selection, remedial design, optimization, operation, and maintenance, permitting, and report preparation for state and federal regulatory agencies. He has expertise in scope development, execution, oversight, and reporting on projects including pilot testing, extensive remedial actions including excavation, in situ and ex situ technologies, and site closure. Derek earned a B.S. in Civil Engineering and a B.S. in Environmental Studies and Applications from Michigan State University; and is a Professional Engineer in Pennsylvania and Delaware.

Eric Lovenduski (New York)

Eric is a Geologist and Project Manager with more than 23 years of experience, focusing on the vapor intrusion (VI) pathway since 2007. In his 15 years with Geosyntec, Eric has distinguished himself as a leader in the VI arena and has served as a platform speaker and regulatory agency trainer over the last ten years. In 2021, he was selected by the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy to be an author of their 2022 Vapor Intrusion Guidance. Eric earned a B.A. in Geology from the State University of New York and is a Certified Mitigation Professional by the American Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists.

Fabrizio Mascioni, R.G., P.G. (Phoenix, Arizona)

Fabrizio is a Senior Project Geologist and Project Manager with more than 20 years of experience in soil, soil gas and groundwater site assessments, remediation, demolition, and hazardous waste abatement. After joining the firm over three years ago, Fabrizio took over as the leadership role for several of his office's largest clients. He co-lectures at Arizona State University. Fabrizio earned a B.S. in Geological Sciences from California State University and is a Registered Geologist in Arizona and a registered Professional Geologist in California.

Graham Webb, B.Eng. (Dublin, Ireland)

Graham has more than 30 years of experience in environmental consulting in Ireland and the United Kingdom and has a background in civil and geotechnical engineering in New Zealand. Graham has led Geosyntec's operations in Ireland since 2010. His technical expertise includes the design of contaminated land remedial programs as well as project management and implementation of these projects. He has been with Geosyntec for 11 years. Graham earned a B.Eng. in Civil Engineering from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand; and is a member of the Internal Association of Hydrogeologists.

Jared Eubanks, P.E. (Kennesaw, Georgia)

Jared has more than 15 years of experience in civil engineering focused on site layout and grading, roads, stormwater management systems, utilities, landfill design, and erosion control best management practices. Jared has been with Geosyntec for 11 years and is a technical leader in civil site design. He serves as the President of the Georgia Chapter of the American Water Resources Association. Jared earned a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology; and is a registered Professional Engineer in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, and Tennessee.

Jeff Tracy, P.G. (Milwaukee, Wisconsin)

Jeff has more than 26 years of experience in environmental project management, primarily in the practice of owner's representation for site and portfolio management; site closure strategy review and development; soil and groundwater quality investigation and remediation; spill response and management; vapor intrusion assessment; demolition planning and management; and brownfields redevelopment. Jeff's experience includes oil refineries, railroad facilities, municipal sites, and a variety of manufacturing and commercial facilities. Since joining Geosyntec in 2019, Jeff has made significant contributions to the Midwest Branch, including leading the efforts to open our downtown Milwaukee office, which currently has eight employees. Jeff earned a B.S. in Geology from the University of Wisconsin and is a licensed Professional Geologist in Wisconsin.

Jenna Newcombe, CHMM (Acton, Massachusetts)

Jenna has over 27 years of varied experience in nearly every aspect of environmental management. She has worked for large, multi-facility, governmental organizations and industrial facilities in the northeast U.S. and has developed and implemented sophisticated environmental programs, including leading ISO 14001 Environmental Management System initiatives, professional training, and conducting multi-media compliance audits. She has been with Geosyntec for 11 years. Jenna earned an M.B.A. in Environmental Management from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; a B.A. in Environmental Engineering from Lafayette College, Easton; and is a Certified Hazardous Materials Manager.

Jeremy Gasser, P.E. (Kennesaw, Georgia)

Jeremy is a civil engineer with more than eight years of experience working in the civil and environmental consulting and marine construction fields, focused on large construction projects for the closure of coal ash impoundments and sediment remediation. He has assisted with multiple feasibility studies, permitting, and detailed engineering design of large coal combustion residuals surface impoundments. He has been with Geosyntec for more than six years. Jeremy earned an M.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Stanford University; a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Wisconsin; and is a registered Professional Engineer in Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Wisconsin.

Keaton Botelho, P.E. (San Diego, California)

Keaton is a Senior Engineer with more than 15 years of experience in a variety of diverse projects, including landfill expansions and closures, geosynthetics, earthwork monitoring and testing, geotechnical investigations, foundation design and installation, concrete design, and high-density polyethylene pipe installation. He focuses on geotechnical construction, solid and hazardous waste repositories, leadership with large remediation sites, and geoenvironmental practices in the western U.S. Keaton earned a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Northeastern University; and is a registered Professional Engineer in California and Utah.

Kevin Coffman, P.G. (Santa Barbara, California)

Kevin has more than 22 years of experience in the environmental investigation and remediation industry. His expertise includes soil, soil vapor, and groundwater investigation methodologies, site characterization, hydrostratigraphic characterization, and implementation of current remedial technologies. Kevin has joined Geosyntec 17 years ago and is a technical lead for our vapor intrusion practice team. Kevin earned a B.S. in Environmental Science from the University of California, Santa Barbara; is a registered Professional Geologist in California; and a Certified Hydrogeologist in California.

Mark Harris, BEng, CEng, CEnv, MICE (Delph, England)

Mark has more than 34 years of experience on ground engineering and geoenvironmental projects, working for industrial clients and developers. Mark is a seasoned program manager with extensive senior-level management experience on multidisciplinary projects involving complex site assessment, design, and construction. He has been with Geosyntec for 14 years and has been a leader in our UK & Ireland (UK&I) business. Mark also supports projects in Germany, Italy, Poland, and the Netherlands. Mark earned a B.Eng. in Civil Engineering from the Queensland Institute of Technology and is a Chartered Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers and a Chartered Member of the Society of Environmentalists.

Marlis Reichert (Boca Raton, Florida)

Marlis has more than 24 years of experience, primarily in public accounting and the manufacturing sector before joining Geosyntec. She has been with Geosyntec since 2002 and currently serves as the Manager of Project Accounting. She leads a team of accounting staff within the Corporate Project Accounting group and provides leadership to a much larger group of Project Administrators throughout the firm. Marlis is responsible for all project accounting-related functions within the Corporate Accounting, Finance, and Tax (AFT) department. Marlis earned a B.S. in Accounting from Florida State University.

Mike Hardin, Ph.D., P.E. (Winter Springs, Florida)

Mike is an environmental engineer with more than 16 years of experience helping clients manage water resources. He is a leader in Florida's competitive water resources landscape, applying his academic research on water quality best management practices and low impact design to new clients and large challenging projects. Mike's true collaborative approach has helped establish a strong synergy between Geosyntec's existing practice and the newly acquired ATM's water resources group. He made significant contributions to the completion of a stormwater harvesting internal research project, is a leader in Geosyntec's water and natural resources practice group, and is committed to mentoring staff. Mike earned a Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering; an M.S. in Environmental Engineering from the University of Central Florida; and is a registered Professional Engineer in Florida.

Paul Nicholson (Guelph, Ontario)

Paul is an environmental engineer with over 18 years of experience in environmental consulting with a focus on assessing and mitigating human health risks associated with sub-surface vapor intrusion. Paul began his career with Geosyntec as an Intern in 2003. He later spent 18 months in our Malaysia office and 18 months in our Melbourne, Australia office. He is a leader within our vapor intrusion practice. Paul earned a B.A.Sc. in Environmental Engineering, Chemical Specialization from the University of Waterloo and is a registered Professional Engineer in Ontario.

Polina Jones (Columbia, Maryland)

Polina has worked on consulting expert teams for multiple environmental litigation projects focusing on chemical and historical forensics at complex, multi-party Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act and Resource Conservation and Recovery Act sites. Polina has been with Geosyntec for 12 years and is a valuable practitioner, manager, and practice leader within the Maryland Branch and across the firm's broader litigation support, environmental forensics, brownfields, and radiological service areas. Polina earned an M.S. in Environmental Engineering and a B.S. in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering from Johns Hopkins University.

Ron Bell (Tampa, Florida)

Ron joined Geosyntec in 2010 as a Desktop Support Technician and is currently IT Manager, Desktop Services. In this role, he provides management, direction, guidance, and mentoring for a group of 12 desktop technical service and support team members who collectively are responsible for ensuring that our firm's employee-facing computer and related technology services are fully functional for both the North Americas and expanding global IT operations while providing around the clock support for company employees. In addition to his technical contributions, Ron has provided significant contributions to the evolution and strategic direction of the firm's IT Department. Over the years, he has championed numerous new technology deliverables, system upgrades, and enhancements. Ron is a Microsoft Certified Professional and an Apple Certified Professional.

Ryan Gray, P.G., QSP, QSD (San Diego, California)

Ryan has more than 19 years of experience performing and managing a variety of environmental, engineering, and water resource projects. His project objectives have been related to the delineation and characterizing of subsurface materials and constituents of concern using complementary investigation techniques and performing comprehensive assessment and feasibility studies to identify suitable water resources for construction projects. He has been with Geosyntec for more than 15 years. Ryan earned a B.S. in Geological Sciences from San Diego State University; and is a registered Professional Geologist in California; a Qualified SWPPP Practitioner; and a Qualified SWPPP Developer.

Srinivasa Varadhan, Ph.D., P.E., P.Eng. (Guelph, Ontario)

Srini has more than 12 years of experience in environmental engineering research and consulting, including large-scale and complex soil and groundwater remediation programs, process engineering design and implementation for groundwater and wastewater treatment, remediation system operation and maintenance, feasibility study pilot testing, and site strategy development. Srini has been with Geosyntec for more than six years and is widely recognized for his expertise in the treatment of emerging contaminants, 1,2,3-TCP, sulfalone, and 1,4-dioxane. Srini earned a Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from the University of Illinois; a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Anna University, Chennai, India; and is a registered Professional Civil Engineer in California; a registered Professional Environmental Engineer in Illinois; a registered Professional Engineer in Delaware; and a Professional Engineer in the Province of British Columbia.

Warren Ferguson, P.Eng. (Guelph, Ontario)

Warren is a Senior Engineer with Savron (a division of Geosyntec) with more than 19 years of experience, responsible for major project proposals, oversight and quality of detailed engineering designs, equipment selection, and project and construction management. He has been with the firm for more than nine years. His recent work has focused on the implementation of pilot scale demonstration tests as well as the design and implementation of full-scale ex situ STAR applications at sites worldwide. Warren earned an M.A.Sc. in Chemical Engineering and a B.A.Sc. in from Chemical Engineering from the University of Toronto; and is a registered Professional Engineer in Ontario.