OUR TEAM MAKES ALL THE DIFFERENCE IN THE WORLD
Our staff has a wide range of disciplinary expertise along with decades of experience – but we are more than just technical experts. We developed an acronym to illustrate our core values – HEART. We are:
Appreciative of the opportunity to serve
Team Player for our clients
Our ultimate goal is to develop foundational relationships with our clients – to truly understand what matters – and to provide exactly that on each and every project.
Mary has over 20 years of experience in a vast array of environmental, natural resources, threatened and endangered species, and permitting consulting services. She is experienced in all aspects of Nationwide, Isolated, and Individual Section 401/404 permits for large and small projects; coordinating with federal and state agencies for Threatened and Endangered Species and Cultural Resources. Mary also completes stream and wetland mitigation design as part of Section 401/404 permitting and prepares Categorical Exclusion, Environmental Assessment, and Section 4(f) and 6(f) documents related to National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documentation. She is familiar with all aspects of due diligence, including performing environmental site assessments (ESAs) and screenings, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) HTRW reports, Phase II ESAs, groundwater and soil sampling, asbestos surveys, and underground storage tank services. Her experience also includes preparation of Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPP) and Spill Prevention and Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) plans.
- Professional Engineer – OH
- Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED AP)
- Certified Professional Erosion & Sediment Control (CPESC)
- Certified Asbestos Hazard Evaluation Specialist (AHES)
- Certified Asbestos Hazard Project Designer (AHPD)
- USFWS Approved Running Buffalo Clover Surveyor
- OSHA 40-hr HAZWOPER & Supervisor
- BS Civil Engineering, University of Cincinnati
- Permitting and Agency Negotiation
- Turnkey Project Management (Environmental, Environmental, and Construction)
- Environmental Compliance
Ms. Rourke has more than 29 years of experience in the transportation industry and a deep knowledge of roadway and bridge design and plan preparation. Her design expertise includes drainage, roadway geometrics, pavement design, pavement markings, roadway signing, maintenance of traffic, and right-of-way design. She has extensive project experience with ODOT as well as counties and municipalities throughout the state of Ohio. She has led numerous transportation projects ranging from small culvert replacements and intersection improvements to large reconstruction and widening of highways and interchanges.
- Professional Engineer – OH
- Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, The Ohio State University
- Roadway Geometric Design
- Maintenance of Traffic Design
- 3-D Modeling
- Right of Way Plan Preparation
- Project Management
Environmental Services Manager
Ms. Julie Carpenter, CPG, is a hydrogeologist who brings over 25 years of experience in environmental site investigations, modeling, and remediation. She has been responsible for modeling risk to human health and ecological receptors under RCRA, the Ohio VAP, and Ohio BUSTR programs and preparing summary reports which have been approved by the U.S. EPA, Army Corp of Engineers, Ohio EPA, and BUSTR. She has also evaluated risk to human receptors to be included in obtaining funding from the Ohio Department of Development (DOD) or the U.S. EPA for remediation of brownfield properties. Projects have included determining total potential risk to residential, recreational, commercial/industrial, and construction/excavation worker populations due to impacted media through direct contact (dermal exposure, ingestion, and inhalation of particulate dusts) or vapor intrusion at brownfield sites, calculating site-specific action levels or standards, and using risk assessment results to guide remediation and redevelopment.
Ms. Carpenter has been responsible for conducting semi-analytical and finite difference groundwater flow modeling in connection with water resources and contaminant transport. She has evaluated potential areas of influence for industrial facilities due to groundwater pumping, mining companies due to aquifer dewatering, and 1-, 5-, and 10-year time of travel areas for source water protection plans for a variety of municipalities and private companies. She has been responsible for planning, implementing, and analyzing data from 24 hour to 7-day pump tests for public water consumption and industrial use and water well design.
- Certified Professional Geologist – American Institute of Professional Geologists
- OSHA 40-hour HazWoper certification, with current 8-hour Refreshers
- CEUs in RBCA, Risk Assessment, Vapor Intrusion, PFAS, and Groundwater Flow Modeling
- MS, Hydrogeology, Wright State University
- BS, Secondary Education, University of Dayton
- Hydrogeologic Investigations, including soil, sediment, groundwater, and surface water sampling.
- Analytical data evaluation under a variety of programs, including Ohio VAP, RCRA, and BUSTR.
- Remedial implementation of soil and groundwater treatment systems
- Human Health Risk Assessment under Ohio VAP, RCRA, and BUSTR, West Virginia’s VRP.
- Groundwater Flow Modeling using Groundwater Vistas.
- Indoor air risk assessment using U.S. EPA’s VISL.
- Pump test analysis using AquiferWin.
- S. EPA Assessment Grant project management.
Environmental Services Manager
Mr. Scott Ross has over 22 years of environmental consulting experience. His technical background includes jurisdictional waters delineations, threatened and endangered species surveys, ecological surveys, waterway permitting, and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) environmental documentation – Categorical Exclusion (CE) and Section 4(f). Mr. Ross also has experience with stream and wetland mitigation, and storm water pollution prevention plan (SWPPP) review and inspection management. He has managed environmental services across a wide range of complexity for projects throughout Ohio and surrounding states. His project experience has involved infrastructure, utilities, energy, water resources, residential, commercial, and industrial development. He routinely works with stakeholders and public agencies to provide regulatory compliance support and guide projects through the permitting process. Mr. Ross is a Professional Wetland Scientist (PWS) and maintains Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) prequalification for Ecological Surveys, Waterway Permits, and Stream and Wetland Mitigation.
- Professional Wetland Scientist (PWS)
- Certified Professional Erosion & Sediment Control (CPESC)
- Certified Erosion, Sediment, and Stormwater Inspector (CESSWI)
- ODOT Prequalification for Ecological Surveys, Waterway Permits, and Stream and Wetland Mitigation
- ODOT Training Courses for Ecological Surveys, Waterway Permits, NEPA Environmental Documentation (CE and Section 4(f)), and Project Development Process (PDP)
- Ohio EPA Training Courses for Stream and Wetland Habitat Assessments (HHEI, QHEI, and ORAM)
- Numerous training courses for wetland delineation, advanced wetland assessment (VIBI), flora identification, stream and wetland restoration
- BS Life Science, Specializing in Ecology and Environmental Science, Otterbein University
- Jurisdictional Waters Delineations
- Ecological Surveys
- Stream and Wetland Habitat Assessments
- Aquatic Surveys
- Threatened and Endangered Species Surveys
- Stream and Wetland Mitigation
- Waterway Permitting
- NEPA Environmental Documentation (Categorical Exclusions, Section 4(f))
- SWPPP Review
- Stormwater, Erosion and Sediment Control Inspection and Management
Sr. Environmental Engineer
Sharon Herman has more than twenty years of experience in Environmental Engineering. She has been with STONE for more than ten years focusing on environmental compliance for manufacturing, industrial, and governmental facilities. She brings her regulatory experience in air pollution control, permitting, reporting, and stack testing to work for her clients. Sharon conducts full facility audits across all media (air, stormwater, wastewater, hazardous waste, contingency planning, …) to create compliance solutions. Her work at STONE has included wastewater and NPDES permitting, and preparation of environmental emergency plans for both industrial and government clients. She has written numerous Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plans and Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWP3). Sharon has assisted clients with reporting requirements such as Toxic Release Inventory (TRI), Hazardous Waste Biennial Reporting, Tier II Chemical Reporting, and Air Emission Reporting. She has developed and delivered training programs on all areas of environmental compliance.
- Professional Engineer, OH, NJ, KY, MI, OK, NY
- USEPA Method 9 Certified for Visible Opacity
- OSHA 40-hr HAZWOPER
- OSHA 30-hr General Industry Safety and Health
- MBA Management, Monmouth University
- BE Mechanical Engineering, Stevens Institute of Technology
- Full Facility Industrial Compliance
- Air Emission Calculations, Air Permitting and Reporting
- Wastewater and NPDES Permitting
- Environmental Emergency Plans
- Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans (SWP3s) and Spill Prevention and Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plans
Dr. Michael Hoggarth, Professor in the Department of Biology and Earth Science at Otterbein University, is joining the STONE team as Principal Ecologist. He received his B.S. in Biology from Seattle Pacific University, his M.S. in Biology from the University of North Alabama, and his Ph.D. in Zoology from The Ohio State University, where he specialized in freshwater mussel ecology and systematics. He was an Environmental Scientist with the Ohio Department of Transportation, Bureau of Environmental Services from 1987-1992. He has published extensively on the life history, ecology, and systematics of mussels in the family Unionidae, including numerous peer-reviewed papers, and he is co-author of a book entitled, The Freshwater Mussels of Ohio (2009). Since leaving ODOT, he has performed thousands of aquatic assessments and mussel surveys in partnership with many ecological, environmental, and engineering firms across the Midwest. He has been a member of the Ohio Academy of Science since 1980, a Fellow of the Academy since 1999, and was President of the Academy from April, 2014 to April, 2016.
- Federal (USFWS) Permit for Mussel Surveys
- State (ODNR) Permit for Mussel Surveys
- PhD Zoology, The Ohio State University
- MS Biology, University of North Alabama
- BS Biology, Seattle Pacific College, cum laude
- Co-author of The Freshwater Mussels of Ohio (2009) and numerous peer-reviewed papers.
- Mussel surveys & aquatic assessments
- USFWS Biological Assessments
- Macroinvertebrate/fish sampling, identification to species, & analysis
- Professor, Department of Biology and Earth Science at Otterbein University
Senior Environmental Scientist
Mr. Eric Slosser has over 30 years of experience as an environmental scientist specializing in Phase I Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs), Phase II ESAs, Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) CE documentation, Regulated Materials Review (ESA Screenings), Asbestos-Containing Material (ACM) Surveys, and Underground Storage Tank (UST) Closures. Mr. Slosser is a Certified Asbestos Inspector and Management Planner in Ohio, Kentucky, and West Virginia. He is also a Certified Professional in Stormwater Quality (CPSWQ) and has been conducting Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) inspections for over ten years. He has been involved in a great variety of projects, most notably in charge of tribal coordination for National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) compliance for all cellular communication tower projects throughout the U.S. for over 5 years.
- Ohio Asbestos Hazard Evaluation Specialist (AHES)
- Asbestos Inspector (West Virginia and Kentucky)
- Asbestos Management Planner (West Virginia and Kentucky)
- Environmental Professional per 312.10 of CFR 312
- OSHA 40-Hr Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Training (Hazwoper)
- OSHA 30-Hr Construction Safety and Health Training
- ODOT NEPA Training
- ODOT Managing the Environmental and Project Development Process Training
- ODOT Section 4f/6f Training
- ODOT Purpose & Need Training
- ODOT Section 106/National Register Eligibility Training
- Certified Professional in Stormwater Quality (CPSWQ)
- Safeland Training
- Bachelor of Science – Natural Resource Development, The Ohio State University
- Environmental Due Diligence/Environmental Site Assessment
- Asbestos Surveys
- Underground Storage Tank Assessment and Closure
- Stormwater Inspection and Management
- National Environmental Policy Act Documentation
Janet is an experienced engineer in wastewater treatment design, industrial pretreatment program management, water treatment design, spill prevention, system inspection, and regulatory compliance. She has managed and developed standards for industrial pretreatment programs at several municipalities to ensure the protection of facilities and compliance with Ohio EPA regulations and is adept at NPDES and Permit-to-Install (PTI) submittals. She has consulted with cities, industrial leaders, and residents to advise on regulatory compliance and spill prevention, and to review complaints and drive problem resolution.
Janet has completed and passed the ODOT Bridge Inspection Training class. Training under Jeff Baird, STONE’s lead bridge engineer, she has gained extensive experience in bridge inspection (28 bridges) in Ohio as well as load rating. Janet is familiar with the 23 metrics dictated by FHWA for compliance and the importance of bridge inspections being accurate and completed on time. As part of the bridge inspection process she has reviewed past inventory and inspection records, gathered information pertinent to field work, increasing efficiency and focus for each inspection.
- Professional Engineer– OH
- BS, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Vanderbilt University
- Water and Wastewater Treatment Design
- Industrial Pretreatment Program Management
- Spill Prevention, System Inspection, and Regulatory Compliance
- NPDES and Permit-to-Install (PTI) Submittals
Project Environmental Scientist
Ms. Samantha Robbins has over four years of environmental consulting and engineering experience. In this short amount of time she has managed the day-to-day on-site responsibilities for the Portsmouth Bypass Highway Realignment – recently recognized by the publication Roads and Bridges as the #4 road project in the country for 2017. Her expertise includes environmental compliance review and monitoring, waterway permitting, agency coordination, and stormwater inspection and SWPPP review.
- Certified Erosion, Sediment, and Stormwater Inspector (CESSWI)
- ODOT Training Course Certificates: NEPA – Managing the Environmental and Project Development Process; Environmental Site Assessments; Public Involvement; Ecological Survey Report; Categorical Exclusions 2; Waterway Permits; Section 106, Section 4(f) & 6(f)
- OSHA 10 Hour Construction Safety Certification
- Ohio Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP): Project Estimating Level 2; and: Excavation Safety
- OEPA Level 1 QDC/HWHP Stream Water Quality Monitoring
- BS Environmental Sciences – The Ohio State University, School of Environment & Natural Resources
- Environmental compliance review and monitoring
- Waterway permitting,
- Agency coordination
- Stormwater inspection
- SWPPP review
Mr. Robert Smith has 25 years in the private consulting sector. He has experience managing large and complex projects for state and private clients including state DOTs, municipalities, telecommunications providers, railroads, energy companies, private developers, and retail. He has extensive knowledge of the environmental regulatory process in Ohio and surrounding states, and a very strong working relationship with the United States Army Corps of Engineers, the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, the Ohio Department of Transportation and the Federal Communications Commission. He has completed investigations and regulatory compliance activities in all 88 Ohio Counties, as well as an additional 17 states throughout the United States. He is Pre-Qualified with the Ohio Department of Transportation’s Office of Environmental Services for Ecological Surveys, Environmental Document Preparation (CE, EA/EIS), Regulated Materials Review, and Waterway Permits.
- USACE Wetland Delineation Training
- USACE Waterway Permit Training
- OHIO EPA Training (QHEI, HHEI, ORAM)
- All required ODOT training to maintain ODOT’s Pre-Qualifications for Ecological Surveys, Environmental Document Preparation (CE, EA/EIS), Regulated Materials Review, and Waterway Permits
- Specialized Plant and Soil Classes
- NAMP Certified Mold Inspector
- BS, Wildlife Management, State University of New York
- AS, Fisheries and Wildlife Management, State University of New York
- Wetland Delineation
- Stream / Aquatic Habitat Assessments
- Aquatic Surveys (Fish and Macroinvertebrates)
- Threatened and Endangered Species Surveys
- Terrestrial Surveys and Habitat Assessments
- Waterway Permitting (Section 401 WQC and US Army Corps Permitting)
- GPS Feature Location and GIS Mapping
- Roadway Corridor Studies
- NEPA Document Preparation (Categorical Exclusions, Section 4(f) and EA/EIS)
- Phase I Environmental Site Assessments
- Phase II Environmental Site Assessments
- Soil and Groundwater Sampling
- Cultural Resources Consultation (Section 106)
- Tribal Consultation
Mr. Khan Takal has an MS in Civil Engineering and 11 years of experience in civil engineering consulting. He has knowledge of water sector projects survey, design, and plan preparation. His design expertise includes small infrastructure including hydraulic structures and drainage. He has experience with USACE and USAID, World Bank, Asian Development Bank, JICA and UN-funded projects in different provinces of Afghanistan. His design experience includes small infrastructure and hydraulic analysis for small- and large-scale projects. His surveying experience includes topographic surveys, boundary surveys for private and public civil design projects, encompassing both survey fieldwork utilizing total station and GPS, and base mapping utilizing AutoCAD Civil 3D. He has used Arc-GIS for large scale water projects watershed management, ESIA, and RAP preparation. He has used HEC-RAS and Hydro-CAD for stream and drainage hydraulic analysis.
- Organization Governance Training USAID/Kandahar Aug 2008
- Gender Training from USAID/Kandahar, Aug 2008
- Project Management Training USAID/Kandahar, Aug 2009
- Financial Management Training USAID/Kandahar, Sep 2009
- S. Civil Engineering (Water Resources Engineering), Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, Bhopal, MP, India
- S. Civil Engineering, Kandahar University, Kandahar-Afghanistan
- Water sector projects survey, design, and plan preparation
- Small infrastructure design including hydraulic structures and drainage
- Topographic surveys, boundary surveys, and base mapping utilizing AutoCAD Civil 3D
- RAP preparation.
Hank has extensive experience in the planning and design of environmental and civil engineering projects. His environmental engineering experience includes Phase I and II environmental site assessments, design of remediation systems, and development of environmental compliance programs for industry. His civil engineering background includes the design of systems for storm water management, industrial wastewater pretreatment, and stream restoration projects.
- Diplomate – American Academy of Environmental Engineers
- MS Environmental Engineering, West Virginia University
- BS Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan
- Environmental and Civil Engineering Design
- Industrial Wastewater Pretreatment
- Environmental Due Diligence
- Remediation System Design
Mr. Jordan Brennan is an environmental scientist with over 3 years of professional experience with ecology and environmental sciences. His past experience includes working as an aquatic specialist maintaining aquatic ecosystems to better promote occupancy, survival, and reproduction of native flora & fauna. He also has experience serving as a park naturalist providing environmental interpretation and conducting various wildlife surveys including: breeding bird surveys, bat surveys, and vernal pool surveys. His undergraduate education included a capstone course where he delineated a wetland and provided written environmental guidance for Coyote Run in Pickerington, Ohio.
- Certified Erosion, Sediment, & Stormwater Inspector (CESSWI) – In Training
- BS Natural Resource Management – The Ohio State University, School of Environment & Natural Resources
- Ecological Surveys & Wetlands/Streams
- Threatened & Endangered Species
- Natural Resources Permitting & NEPA Documentation
- Biological Sampling
- GIS Analysis
Mr. Alex Brown is an environmental scientist with over 2 years of professional experience with ecology and environmental science. His background includes working as an aquatic biologist managing nuisance and invasive aquatic species, working as a geotechnical technician performing QA/QC on construction sites, and as an Environmental Specialist II in the Division of Materials and Waste Management at the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency.
- BS Environmental Science with a specialization in Ecosystem Restoration from The Ohio State University
- Capstone course focused on creating educational materials regarding raingardens and stormwater management for Blueprint Columbus
- Field Botany
- Ecosystem Restoration
- Wetland & Aquatic biology
- Urban Forestry
- Pollinator Habitat Implementation
Ms. Carly Oberholzer is an environmental scientist who brings valuable knowledge in environmental site assessments and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) compliance, stormwater, wastewater, and industrial compliance, as well as hands-on environmental sampling experience. She also has experience on highway construction and maintenance projects, completed under tight deadlines while also following strict safety precautions.
- OSHA HAZWOPER 40-Hr Health & Safety/Hazardous Waste Operations
- OSHA HAZWOPER 8-Hr Toxicology and Waste Site Operations
- OSHA 30-Hr General Industry Occupational Health & Safety
- Asbestos Hazard Abatement Specialist (AHAS)
- Asbestos Hazard Evaluation Specialist (AHES)
- Environmental Science, Safety and Health (Columbus State Community College)
- Air, soil, water and hazardous waste sampling
- Hazardous materials sampling
- Environmental Site Assessment
- Industrial compliance reporting
- Notary Public – Ohio
- BA Business Administration – Marketing, Otterbein University
- BA Human Ecology, Otterbein University
- Office Management
- Accounts Payable/Receivable
- Financial Reporting
Marketing Coordinator / Administrative Assistant
- BA English Literature, Northwestern University
- Technical Writing
- Social Media Management
- Public Relations
“STONE has provided industrial environmental compliance auditing on several project sites for Amec Foster Wheeler during the last 18 months. They are very thorough, prompt, and knowledgeable in implementing the work. Sharon and STONE are focused on customer service, which is refreshing.”