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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Compliance Assistance for Chemical Producer

W&M has been working with this chemical company since 2007, assisting with regulatory compliance, particularly Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWP3), Tier II and Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) reporting, and waste handling and disposal.  Each year, W&M has helped at various Client Sites to provide support with stormwater (SWP3 inspections, best management practice (BMP) evaluation, spill cleanup procedures and cleanup material, pollution prevention and permit requirements), the preparation of Tier II and TRI reports for Client Sites, and has met more specific needs for each of the Sites.

On-going Annual Compliance Assistance

W&M has worked with this family of scrap metal facilities for approximately 9 years.  Scrap metal facilities are subject to Multi-Sector General Permit (MSGP) Industrial Stormwater permit, as well as a handful of other environmental regulations ranging from Emergency Planning Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) Tier II reporting, air permitting, Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC), and non-hazardous waste generation.  Each year, W&M assists their facilities with Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWP3) assistance (inspections, best management practice (BMP)evaluation, analyzing data, annual reporting, etc.) and preparation of their Tier II reports, air permitting assistance and documentation (as needed), and technical assistance on various environmental projects throughout the year.

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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Meet W&M’s New Marketing Associate

W&M welcomes our newest team member, Lydia Gross! Lydia grew up in New Jersey and moved to Texas at the age of 12. While attending the University of Texas, Lydia worked as an undergraduate research assistant and provided data analysis in the realm of organizational psychology. After graduating from UT with a degree in sociology, Lydia wanted to explore the marketing field and worked in qualitative market research and brand development strategy. Now she is happy to take on the challenge on marketing for W&M! Lydia enjoys painting, being outdoors and biking, and taking her golden retriever, Jack, to the lake. She is a self-proclaimed professional eater and is always on the quest to find the spiciest dishes. Lydia particularly loves dramatic films and romcoms and you can often find her poring over Rotten Tomatoes reviews to guarantee her the most cathartic cry. Her dream vacation destinations are Thailand and
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