Key Personnel

Clyde Woodward, Jr.
President and Founder

Years of Experience: 

  • Over 40 years conducting engineering and environmental projects
  • Over 20 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

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

Years of Experience

  • Over 20 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

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

Mr. Cospelich 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 35 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 15 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

Mr. Allen 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

Jeremy Van Slyke, RPG
Environmental Scientist

Years of Experience:

  • Over 15 years in environmental consulting
  • Over 10 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.

Steven G. Utroska, P.E., RPG
Project Manager

Years of Experience

  • Over 9 years in environmental and geological engineering

Key Focus Areas:

  • Water Resources Permitting and Design
  • Watershed Conservation and Planning
  • Subsurface Site Characterization
  • Phase I and II Environmental Site Assessments (ESA’s)
  • Environmental, Health and Safety Compliance Auditing
  • Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure Plans
  • Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans
  • Litigation support

Mr. Utroska specializes in projects to restore and protect the integrity of water and soil through conservation and remediation.  He conducts site investigations and manages data collection efforts ranging from:

  • Stream monitoring for surface water restoration
  • Groundwater monitoring
  • Soil acquisition with direct push, split-spoon and virbracore samplers
  • Physical and chemical soil characterization
  • Subsurface geologic mapping
  • Geophysical methods such as ground penetrating radar and electric resistivity surveying