Peak Environmental has promoted Tim Forrest to Project Scientist! Tim joined Peak as a Staff Scientist in 2018 after graduating from Rider University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science with a minor in Sustainability. He has successfully completed our technical training program and routinely collects soil, groundwater and vapor samples, and manages data for site characterization and remediation projects. Through this experience he has gained the technical skills necessary to consistently produce and manage data of known quality. He has also effectively participated in our Standard Operation Procedures (SOP) committee and is an active member of our Green Team, which promotes sustainable practices in our operations, community and projects. Tim is the most recent of the eleven entry level Staff Scientists that have earned promotion to Project Scientist, or higher, over the last 5 years under our professional development program. We know Tim will again be successful as a Project Scientist!
Peak has promoted Mike Stopen to Project Manager! Mike joined Peak in October 2014 after graduating from The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey where he majored in Environmental Science and minored in Geology. As a Staff Scientist, Mike was trained and conducted air monitoring and sampling activities for Peak project teams managing brownfield projects by. In 2016 Mike was promoted to Project Scientist, and his increased responsibilities included coordination of environmental sampling and remediation activities at redevelopment projects, taking the lead role in many sampling teams, and interaction with the NJDEP in support of Peak’s ‘Analyze Immediately’ laboratory certification. Mike has successfully completed Peak’s Management Training Program, and we are proud to announce his promotion to Project Manager! Mike is our third technical staff member to advance from our entry level position, through Project Scientist and now to Project Manager!