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 comply with federal, state, and local laws and regulations for our clients. 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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W&M obtains MSD and VCP Closure for Laboratory Property

W&M obtained a Certificate of Completion through the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) Voluntary Cleanup Program (VCP) at a groundwater contamination site which required risk-based assessment of soil, groundwater, surface water, sediment, and soil vapor; chemical and biological groundwater remediation; and a restriction on potable groundwater use through a Municipal Setting Designation (MSD).



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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Industrial Hygiene Assessment for Safety Tools Manufacturer

Industrial Hygiene (IH) assessments recognize, evaluate and help eliminate or control conditions where employee exposure to contaminants may create adverse health effects. In order to determine worker exposure to the compounds copper, beryllium and aluminum – W&M collected personal air samples from workers’ breathing zones for up to 8 hours of the workers shift. During their shift, workers are at risk if they are exposed to contaminants above permissible exposure limits (PELs).



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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Comprehensive Regulatory Assistance for Aerospace Materials Supplier

Every new year brings a new round of reporting. There are so many requirements and constant changes to these requirements to keep track of. Like this Client, many of our clients utilize our compliance assistance services annually so that our experts can step in and make the process smoother. W&M provides ongoing assistance to this aerospace materials supplier with its annual environmental reporting requirements and other environmental compliance related tasks for their Arlington, Texas facilty Site each year.



Heavy Equipment Operator Training

W&M has been providing compliance services for Caterpillar, Inc. since 2009. For this particular project, Caterpillar requested W&M develop and deliver classroom and hands-on hoist and rigging training for its authorized employees that operate of overhead and gantry cranes. Safety should be the first and most fundamental priority when performing lifting operations.



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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Regulatory Applicability Screen for AC Contractor

There are seemingly countless regulatory requirements to comply with; these requirements change over time and can often be overwhelming for a Client to tackle. That is where W&M Environmental steps in. W&M experts can provide a RAS, an integral service that provides clients with a report of potential regulatory concerns or gaps and corrective measures to mitigate these concerns.



December Employee Spotlight

  Natalie spent the early part of her childhood in Venezuela before moving to Katy, Texas. She graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Geoscience with an emphasis on Human Impact on the Environment. Before pursuing a career in environmental science, Natalie studied film but quickly realized her passions lie in science, the environment, and making a positive impact in the world. During her time at A&M, Natalie participated in three very different internship opportunities: one at the EPA Headquarters in Washington; D.C., one at the Office of Sustainability at Texas A&M University; and one at Cheniere Energy, Inc. After graduating, Natalie joined W&M’s Houston operations, and in less than a year, has had an opportunity to work on a wide variety of projects. As an Environmental Scientist I within the EHS Compliance Group in Houston, Texas, Natalie has worked on developing Spill Prevention Control
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