Key Personnel

Clyde Woodward, Jr.
President and Founder

Years of Experience: 

  • 36 years conducting engineering and environmental projects
  • 17 years as a corporate environmental manager

Key Focus Areas:

  • Site decommissioning
  • Environmental remediation activities
  • Litigation Support/Expert Testimony

Mr. Woodward has directed projects using a wide range of environmental technologies such as

  • conventional slurry walls
  • slurry walls with HDPE liners
  • solidification/stabilization
  • double synthetic lined hazardous waste storage vaults
  • RCRA style covers
  • soil bioremediation
  • fixed-film water treatment
  • rock-reed water treatment
  • groundwater pump and treat

C. Winston Russell, RPG

Years of Experience:

  • 25 years of environmental experience

Key Focus Areas:

  • Hydrogeological assessment investigations at RCRA, CERCLA and non-regulated sites
  • RCRA and NPDES permitting process

He has directed or assisted in more than 100 environmental assessment and remediation projects such as

  • groundwater contaminant characterizations
  • groundwater remediation designs
  • slurry wall installations
  • construction of RCRA style caps
  • groundwater monitoring well system designs
  • groundwater modeling
  • Interim Measure Work Plan Development
  • RFI workplan development and implementation
  • Phase I Environmental Site Assessments of commercial and industrial properties

Chris Johnson, P.E., P.S.
Engineering Manager and Project Coordinator

Years of Experience

  • Over 15 years in the environmental engineering and environmental consulting fields


  • Leads design, permitting and construction activities for projects ranging from Solid Waste Landfills to residential subdivisions

Sample Projects

  • Project implementation for the investigation and remediation of contaminated soil and groundwater
  • Development of reports required for submission to state authorities regarding clean‑up efforts at several regulated sites in Mississippi, Alabama, and Louisiana
  • Major subsurface investigative efforts at commercial, brownfields, and industrial sites

Mr. Johnson has directed or assisted in more than 100 environmental assessment and remediation projects such as:

  • groundwater contaminant characterizations
  • groundwater remediation designs
  • site characterization work plan development and implementation
  • Phase I and II environmental site assessments of commercial and residential properties

Gene P. Smith, Jr., CHMM, REM, CPEA
Director of EHS Compliance and Management

Years of Experience

  • Over 20 years in the field of environmental compliance auditing, site risk assessment, and environmental, health and safety management systems development and implementation

Key Focus Areas:

  • Working knowledge of a wide variety of environmental, health and safety statutes and regulations, including RCRA, CWA, OPA, CAA, TSCA, EPCRA, CERCLA, FIFRA, and OSHA
  • Conducting environmental, health, and safety compliance and management system audits
  • Developing and implementing environmental, health, and safety management systems to ISO 14001 and other standards
  • Evaluating and auditing quality-oriented management systems
  • Phase I and II environmental site assessments

Mr. Smith designed, implemented and managed more than 40 remediation projects incorporating a variety of remediation design technologies, including

  • groundwater treatment
  • vapor recovery
  • bioremediation
  • leachate interception and recovery
  • oilfield pit closure
  • removal/disposal of both hazardous and non-hazardous waste

Hank Roberts
Senior Safety Manager

Years of Experience:

  • More than 25 years in safety program design, development and implementation


  • Lead Health & Safety Auditor

Key Focus Areas:

  • Investigations
  • EH&S compliance audit team leader
  • Training development and delivery
  • Program development

He is a graduate of LSU and NOBTS, with degrees in Psychology and Counseling. He has a strong background in Law Enforcement, Emergency Services and the Military.

Charles Cospelich, RPG
Senior Hydrologeologist

Years of Experience:

  • Over 20 years in environmental site assessment, subsurface investigation, environmental modeling, and remedial design/construction projects

Key Focus Areas:

  • Comprehensive environmental program management
  • Development and use of groundwater flow and contaminant transport models for evaluation of corrective measures, risk evaluation, and natural attenuation

He has managed over 150 assessment, investigation, compliance and construction projects. He has developed and implemented remediation plans to address soil and groundwater contamination utilizing a variety of innovative technologies including:

  • natural attenuation
  • soil vapor extraction
  • in-situ and ex-situ biodegradation
  • vacuum enhanced pumping
  • air sparging
  • groundwater recovery

Kenneth D. Ruckstuhl, RPG
Senior Geologist/Project Manager

Years of Experience:

  • Over 31 years in environmental consulting

Key Focus Areas:

  • Multimedia permitting
  • Compliance audits
  • Remediation design and construction (dual phase extraction, French grains, landfill design, RCRA caps, UST remediation)
  • Litigation support
  • Phase I and Phase II ESA’s
  • Environmental and compliance trainer
  • PHMSA pipeline compliance
  • Superfund (CERCLA) RI/FS
  • Air Permitting
  • NEPA environmental assessments for large projects

Mr. Ruckstuhl has extensive experience providing environmental consulting services to industrial and governmental clients. He has managed numerous geologic investigations and compliance, permitting, solid waste, Brownfields, and remediation projects. His experience includes managing multi-media permitting projects such as the Red Hills Power Project, the first lignite-fired power plant in the state of Mississippi.


Ethan Allen, RPG
Staff Geologist

Years of Experience:

  • Over 9 years in  environmental consulting

Key Focus Areas:

  • Development of Environmental Assessments and Environmental Impact Statements
  • Project implementation for remediation of contaminated soil and groundwater
  • Reports for submission to State and Federal authorities regarding clean-up efforts
  • Habitat characterizations for restoration projects
  • Data collection including soil characterization, elevation profile, and historic archaeological sites

He has served as project manager on various projects including:

  • NEPA environmental assessments and reviews
  • Phase I and II Environmental Site Assessments
  • Wetland delineations
  • Threatened and endangered species surveys
  • Subsurface investigations
  • Environmental remediation
  • Municipal landfill permits

Stephanie Kilgore, PE
Senior Engineer

Years of Experience: 

  • Over 15 years in environmental engineering

Key Focus Areas:

  • NPDES and minor, synthetic minor, and Title V air permitting
  • Development and maintenance of SWPPP’s, SPCC plans, and Louisiana SPC plans
  • Development of site compliance auditing systems
  • Environmental compliance audits

She has multimedia environmental experience including reporting, permitting, and compliance.

As a corporate environmental manager, Ms. Kilgore supported plant personnel with environmental compliance for waste management, NPDES, storm water, air emissions, and other potential environmental projects.

Jeremy Van Slyke
Environmental Scientist

Years of Experience:

  • Over 11 years in environmental consulting
  • Over 9 years in EHS compliance auditing

Specific Expertise:

  • Project management
  • Brownfield redevelopment plans based on data gathered during field investigations
  • Phase I and II Environmental Site Assessments (ESA’s)
  • Subsurface investigations
  • Environmental remediation
  • Permitting
  • Soil and groundwater remediation

Mr. Van Slyke has participated in several EHS compliance audits throughout the United States for private clients and as a CHWMEG auditor.