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
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
W&M has combined forces with Braun Intertec and we are thrilled to start this new chapter together. Braun Intertec is a highly-respected firm that offers geotechnical engineering, environmental consulting, construction materials testing and a variety of other services from more than 30 offices around Texas and throughout the central United States. Check out the press release here. We are excited to offer expanded services and technical resources that will work in conjunction with our environmental consulting. As an employee-owned company, Braun Intertec prizes building long-term client relationships and closely aligns with our values as well as our motto of “We Get Projects Done”. While our ownership has changed, our relationship with you will not. However, if you do have any questions about W&M and Braun Intertec, please do not hesitate to reach out.
In November, the W&M Plano office participated in the City of Plano Waterways cleanup. The office chose Cooper Creek as their sponsored waterway to spiff up for the holidays. This is an effort to help keep Plano clean and beautiful by organizing individuals and groups of all ages to participate in this year-round opportunity. Being one of Plano’s Certified Green Businesses, W&M tackled this task with vigor, humor and fun! W&M’s managing partner, Gene Murray said, “We’ve done this a few times over the past few years. It’s always an eye opener when you see how much these beautiful creeks get neglected. I’m also very proud of our employees that gave up a Saturday morning to help clean up the community.”
W&M is pleased to announce the appointment of Nick Foreman, CSP as Division Manager for our North Texas Industrial Division which includes personnel in our Ft. Worth and Dallas offices. Nick’s 11 years at W&M have given him valuable experience needed to take on this new position. In his most recent role as project manager, Nick has focused on environmental compliance services for clients in the industrial, manufacturing, and mining industries. After years of assisting with W&M’s internal safety training program, he recently became qualified as a Certified Safety Professional (CSP). He is ready for this new opportunity and challenge; saying “I’m really excited and honored for this opportunity. It means a lot that I can take on this next step of my career with the same company who hired me out of college. I have a great team and I am looking forward to the things we can accomplish together.”
W&M Senior Consultant Jim Florey, PG, CPSS was the lead author of a peer-reviewed article that will be published in December’s edition of the Remediation Journal. W&M Principal Andy Adams, CHMM assisted as second author and Mr. Larry Michel as the study leader. The article is entitled: Reductive Dechlorination of a Chlorinated Solvent Plume in Houston, Texas. The article focuses on W&M’s remediation of a chlorinated solvent plume extending from a historical automotive repair facility. The Consultants used enhanced reductive dechlorination to aid in the substantial decrease of chlorinated solvent concentrations within the plume. Enhancement was supplied by using a green technology biostimulation amendment. Andy Adams, the second author and Gulf Coast Regional Manager, said of the article, “I think it displays the wealth of knowledge on remediation that is contained in house at W&M Environmental Group. The Client required cost-effective, out-of-the-box solutions, and the consultants delivered with a very
W&M Environmental Group is pleased to announce the opening of its newest office in Lubbock, Texas. The new office opened on September 26th and it becomes W&M’s seventh office in Texas, joining existing locations in Austin, Fort Worth, Houston, Plano (Dallas), Corpus Christi and San Antonio. The new office is located at 1614 Avenue M, Lubbock, TX 79407. The new location will extend W&M’s reach into west Texas to better accommodate on-going projects in the area and will provide the company’s core services of engineering, environmental health and safety, remediation services, and air permitting. “We have several long-term projects that we are working on in the area around Lubbock and Amarillo,” said Gene Murray, W&M’s Managing Partner. “This new office enables us to better serve clients in those cities and surrounding areas.” Contact our Lubbock Office