W&M Celebrates Public Spaces with Giant Games Parklet for PARK(ing) Day Fort Worth

W&M enjoyed participating in PARK(ing) Day last Friday, September 20th on Magnolia Ave in Fort Worth, organized by Near Southside, Inc.. Annually, cities across the world celebrate urban public spaces on PARK(ing) Day, where parking spaces are transformed into temporary public parks, learning spaces, art installations and more. PARK(ing) day started in San Fransisco in 2005 when a single parking space was transformed for park use for a day. The purpose of these spaces is to center smart urban design, civic engagement and community in a typically mundane and purely functional space. Among other small businesses, design, engineering, and architecture firms and arts organizations, W&M transformed its parking space into a playground fit for giants — equipped with huge versions of beloved games like Connect 4, Yahtzee, and Foosball. No regulation sizes permitted. Families with young children, friends, couples young and old, and business folks stopping for their lunch break
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Welcome W&M’s New Compliance Division Manager, Sally Perry!

Tell us a bit about yourself, Sally. I grew up in Malibu, California and received my B.S. in Earth Systems and Minor in Biological Sciences from Stanford University. After working in the Bay Area of California in the environmental consulting industry for a few years, I moved to Austin, Texas. After Austin, I moved to Houston where I eventually found my role here at W&M as a Compliance Division Manager. I specialize in facility-level compliance and permitting in media such as air, wastewater, waste, spill prevention, and chemical reporting for various industries including upstream and midstream oil & gas, manufacturing, and chemical. How did you get your start in the industry? I took a summer internship with the Stanford Graduate School of Business Executive Program after graduation then began working for a small environmental consulting firm in Oakland and San Francisco, California that provided soil and groundwater investigation, monitoring, and
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June Employee Spotlight: Darrell Oman

Tell us a bit about yourself: I was born in Ironwood, Michigan, and grew up on a family homestead on Lake Superior. My family has been at that location since 1904 (there’s a creek that flows into Lake Superior named after my family). A true Yooper. I graduated in 1982 from Michigan Technological University with a B.S. in Mining Engineering, spent a couple of college summers working for the U.S. Bureau of Mines in the Twin Cities Research Center and started in the Environmental Consulting industry with Twin City Testing Corporation in 1984. Over the years, I worked for several other national and regional environmental, engineering, and consulting firms (many of which W&M and BIC consultants have worked at) and practiced as an independent consultant for several years. I entered the healthcare industry in early 2008 at Stericycle, Inc., and quickly transitioned to be their lead externally facing EH&S consultant.
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April Employee Spotlight: Savannah Killion

Meet Savannah Killion, another invaluable environmental scientist we’re grateful to have on board! Where are you from? I am from The Woodlands, TX! Where did you graduate from and what was your area of study? I graduated from Texas A&M University with a B.S. in Bioenvironmental Sciences in May 2018. What is your role at W&M? I am an Environmental Scientist and I work mostly in Environmental Compliance for W&M. I assist Project Managers in developing plans to help our clients comply with federal, state, and local laws and regulations. How would you describe your team in three words? Diverse, friendly, and hard working. The compliance team is pretty spread out geographically which leads to fun projects and diverse clientele. What has been your favorite project so far? My favorite project was the first SWP3 I worked on for a cement company.  Walking around the site tracking stormwater flow was
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March Employee Spotlight: Jeremiah Roy

Meet our March Employee Spotlight and first-rate Environmental Scientist, Jeremiah Roy! Where are you from and what was your area of study as an undergrad? I was born and raised in Groves, Texas near the Gulf Coast. I graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in Geography, with a focus in Earth Science & Geographic Information Systems (GIS). What led you to pursue a career in Environmental Science? My love of the great outdoors and working closely with professors at UT whose research and mentorship inspired me to pursue a career improving the environment. What is your role at W&M? I’m an Environmental Scientist that works mostly in our Remediation group, which includes conducting soil and groundwater investigations, overseeing the clean-up of impacted properties, and producing reports for our clients. I’ve also assisted with large environmental-related construction projects. What do you love about
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February Employee Spotlight: Richie Sleger

Get to know one of our many fantastic Environmental Scientists, Richie Sleger! Where are you from and what was your area of study in college? I was born and raised in Lewisville, Texas, north of Dallas. I graduated from Texas A&M Corpus Christi in 2016 with a B.S. in Environmental Science with a focus on marine and coastal resources. What led you to pursue a career in Environmental Science? I have a great love and appreciation for our environment and want to help keep it clean – plus working with my hands while being outdoors is a must for my personal well-being. How did you come to work at W&M? During college, I interned for W&M in the Plano and Fort Worth offices through the Mickey Leland Environmental Internship Program.  W&M had recently opened the Corpus office, and upon graduation I received an offer to come help get the ball
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January Employee Spotlight: Britney Kasper

Meet our featured January Employee Spotlight and 2018 Employee of the Year, Britney Kasper! Britney Kasper grew up in the Houston, Texas area and graduated from Texas A&M University College Station with a Bachelor of Science in Bioenvironmental Sciences. Working at the W&M San Antonio Office for just a little over one year, Britney works as a Staff Professional II in a wide range of remediation and compliance field work. She does field evaluations, data analysis, collects groundwater and soil samples, conducts visible emissions inspections, Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure inspections, and remediation oversight. She has also assisted in wetland delineations, Phase I Environmental Site Assessments, and Phase II Environmental Site Assessments. Early on, Britney exhibited her dedication and drive. Directly after starting at W&M, Britney took on the role of Field Team Lead for an Auto Salvage and Insurance Site in San Antonio, working on a large-scale tire removal
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November Employee Spotlight

  Sophie Worrell is a native of Austin and graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in 2017 with a Bachelor of Science in Geology. In her free time, Sophie enjoys taking her dog to the lake as well as going to the movies. She prioritizes spending quality time with her friends and family and throughout her life has displayed her outstanding athletic abilities through playing soccer, as well as running track and cross country. While studying at UT, Sophie conducted a great number of geological studies across five U.S. states and worked as a Geomorphology Research Assistant – studying land processes taking place in Northern Africa. Soon after graduating, Sophie came on to W&M Environmental as a Staff Professional I. In less than 2 years at W&M, Sophie has contributed a great deal of value towards W&M’s remediation projects.  In her current Staff Scientist II role at W&M’s
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