Chief Science Officer, P.G.


Looking back on my path to becoming a scientist, there was no singular “a ha” moment. I grew up in the hills of southeastern Pennsylvania with the most amazing network of horse trails you could imagine. They were my highways to every stream, rock outcrop, hillside and covered bridge in Chester County. I knew how everything in that reachable domain operated (or at least so I thought). I’m sure that was how I got hooked on figuring out how natural processes work and how chemicals behave in them.

I obtained my BS in Geology from West Chester University then my ME in Environmental Engineering from Penn State. At BSTI, I specialize in environmental strategic planning, site assessments, remedial decision-making, risk-based corrective action/risk assessments and environmental policy. The most rewarding part of what I do as an environmental hydrogeologist is finding better ways to do something rather than what is typically expected.

When not at work, I enjoy seeing new places. I’m the proud son of a train conductor and have logged many miles on the rails. I am on a never ending quest to know what I don’t know, hear what I have never heard, see what I have never seen and taste every variety of craft beer possible. My family thinks my hobby is collecting hobbies, but it’s really that I can’t experience enough of this fascinating place called earth.

I love coaching youth sports, trail running and home brewing. A bushel of blue claw crabs, shrimp, freshly shucked oysters and fries out on the deck with the family and The National or Jose’ Gonzalez playing in the background is my perfect evening.

M.E., Engineering Science (Environmental) Pennsylvania State University, 2002
B.S., Geology West Chester University of Pennsylvania, 1996
Yellowstone Bighorn Research Association Geologic Field Course
University of Pennsylvania, 1995
Delaware Registered Professional Geologist‐S4‐0001149
Pennsylvania Registered Professional Geologist PG004915
OSHA certified Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER per 29 CFR 1910.120)

2007 Recipient of a National Achievement Award from the USEPA Region III for exceeding cleanup goals and working on new initiatives.
2006 Recipient of the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s DAWM Outstanding Achiever Award
1996 W.A. Tarr Award ‐ Annual award presented by Sigma Gamma Epsilon for meritorious work in the Earth Sciences

American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) – Chair of the E50.04 Subcommittee on Environmental Corrective Action
Interstate Technology and Regulatory Council (ITRC)- Former LNAPL Team Leader