The Executive Management Team is augmented by senior technical staff responsible for project implementation and company operations. With entire professional careers in the environmental industry, diverse backgrounds and wide range of experience, they understand and advocate client goals, develop and communicate comprehensive project paths with definitive end-points. They apply aggressive, goal-oriented project management to achieve project endpoints. Our senior staff has extensive experience working on complex projects subject to federal regulations and the state-level regulatory frameworks in the mid-Atlantic and Northeast.
Eric Hoffmann, LSRP, CHMM
Mr. Hoffmann has a Bachelor of Science from Richard Stockton University and has been working in the environmental consulting industry since 2004. He is a Certified Hazardous Material Manager and a New Jersey Licensed Site Remediation Professional. He has conducted numerous site characterization, ecological investigations, contaminant delineation, and remediation projects under both State and Federal regulations. Mr. Hoffmann has conducted many expedited site investigations and remedial alternative analyses, and has managed numerous remediation technologies for soil and groundwater, including electrical resistance heating, chemical and biological in-situ technologies, vapor recovery and treatment systems and soil methods.
Kassidy Klink, MS, LSRP, PG
Mr. Klink has been working in the Environmental Industry since 2006 providing quality control/assurance, technical oversight, coordination, and project management. Mr. Klink has a Bachelor of Science in Geology from Kean University and a Master of Science in Environmental Science from the University of Florida. Mr. Klink is a Licensed Site Remediation Professional, Subsurface Evaluator, and holds a Professional Geologist license from Louisiana. He has conducted and managed site/remedial investigations/actions throughout New Jersey as well as in New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Maryland, and California. Mr. Klink is an expert in bioremediation technologies, and has experience with ISRA transactions, Superfund facilities, Spill Act, underground storage tanks, and Brownfield sites.
Carla Nascimento, MS, LSRP
Ms. Nascimento holds a Bachelor of Science in Geology from Rider University, and a Master of Science in Geology from Western Michigan University. She has been working in the industry since 1997 specializing in managing complex projects for clients in the petroleum and manufacturing industries. Ms. Nascimento is a New Jersey Licensed Site Remediation Professional and holds a Professional Geologist license from Tennessee. She is an expert in sampling methods, soil chemistry, groundwater modeling and aquifer analysis, vapor intrusion investigations, and remedial technology. She has managed sites with impacts from petroleum compounds, chlorinated compounds, metals (including hexavalent chromium, lead and arsenic), and polychlorinated biphenyls. Ms. Nascimento is a remediation expert with extensive experience in the application of numerous technologies.
Jacqueline Ulrich, EP
Ms. Ulrich holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Rutgers University and has been working in the environmental consulting industry since 2001. Her experience includes the completion of numerous NJ-compliant Preliminary Assessments, Site and Remedial Investigations. She managed Peak’s due diligence services and is an expert in ASTM compliant Phase I and Phase II Environmental Site Assessments and Environmental Transaction Screens. Ms. Ulrich has extensive experience with NJDEP Industrial Site Recovery Act (ISRA) sites. Her responsibilities also include projects subject to NJ Environmental Guidance for Child Care & Educational Facilities. Ms. Ulrich also assists clients with Brownfield Redevelopment Agreements to obtain funding.
Joseph A. Romeo
Senior Project Manager
Mr. Romeo’s career in the environmental industry began in 1995 after receiving a Bachelor of Science degree from West Chester University. Mr. Romeo has conducted numerous environmental investigations including preliminary assessments, site and remedial investigations, soil and ground water remedial actions, Underground Storage Tank closures, and due diligence property evaluations. Mr. Romeo has extensive knowledge of New Jersey regulations and his experience includes the design and timely implementation of investigation and remediation activities performed to support the redevelopment of large scale commercial and industrial properties. Mr. Romeo has overseen the design and implementation of various remedial treatment technologies including High-Vacuum Extraction and Treatment (HEAT). Other professional experience includes expertise in several software applications including Rockware, ArcGIS and AutoCAD.
Ms. Anise began her career in the environmental industry at Peak as an entry-level Staff Scientist, collecting samples, completing regulatory tasks, and supporting environmental due diligence projects. She was then promoted to Project Scientist, gaining the experience and skills that have prepared her for the Project Manager role. Justina attended Drew University where she was a double major in Business and Environmental Studies & Sustainability. She is certified as a Zero Waste Business Associate, and she puts her passion for sustainability into practice through her work as co-chair of Peak’s Green Team and our new Sustainability Services committee. She also manages site remediation and due diligence projects and is a key team member for some of our largest redevelopment projects. As a Project Manager, she is responsible for technical, regulatory, and financial aspects of due diligence, site characterization and remediation projects.
Carly Atkins, MS
Ms. Atkins has over nine years of industry experience and holds a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science from Cornell University and a Master of Science, also in Environmental Science, from Rutgers University. She has managed a wide range of projects including investigation, environmental monitoring, and remediation. Her experience includes development and execution of soil and groundwater investigations in accordance with applicable technical regulations; procurement and supervision of subcontractor activities; sample collection and data interpretation. Ms. Atkins is also responsible for technical reports and environmental compliance activities.
Ms. Cawley has been in the environmental industry experience since 2003. She holds an Associates Degree in Marine Biology from Brookdale Community College and a Bachelor of Science in Marine Science from Richard Stockton University. Ms. Cawley has extensive experience in sampling soil and groundwater, and has supported many site characterization and remediation projects. She has conducted countless ASTM Phase I Environmental Site Assessments and NJDEP Preliminary Assessment Reports. As a key member of our due diligence group, her work provides clients with innocent purchaser protections, identifies environmental risk associated with a property, and develops solutions to manage that risk.
Mr. Forrest began his career in the environmental industry at Peak as entry-level Staff Scientist, collecting samples, completing regulatory tasks, and supporting remediation projects. He was then promoted to Project Scientist, gaining the experience and skills that have prepared him for the Project Manager role. Tim attended Rider University where he majored in Environmental Sciences and minored in Sustainability Studies. In addition to his sampling and compliance skills, Tim has specialized in the application of compliance tools to analytical data sets and has been instrumental in case closures through various statistical calculations. As a Project Manager, he is responsible for financial, technical and regulatory aspects of environmental projects.
Mr. Klaser began his career in the environmental industry at Peak after serving in the U.S. Navy. He started as entry-level Staff Scientist, collecting samples, completing regulatory tasks, and supporting remediation projects. He was then promoted to Project Scientist, gaining the experience and skills that have prepared him for the Project Manager role. He attended Rutgers University where he earned Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science degrees in Geology. In addition to his technical skills and experience, Michael has managed field operations, he holds a Remote Pilot Certificate for drone operation, and has been a primary contributor to our transition to Environmental Information Management, an environmental database platform that is modernizing the way we manage data. As a Project Manager, he is responsible for technical, regulatory and financial aspects of site characterization and remediation projects.
Ms. Lader joined Peak in 2014 after earning a Bachelor of Science in Geosciences from Penn State University, where she gained experience in geophysics, geochemistry, laboratory work, and bio-energy concepts. Ms. Lader’s technical experience and training include due diligence inspections, sampling of multiple media, and generating data of known quality on a variety of projects. As a Project Manager, she is responsible for technical and financial aspects of site characterization projects, including underground storage tanks, dry cleaners, and other property types at which there have been releases of hazardous materials to soil and groundwater. She also has experience in geophysics and geochemistry.
Project Manager / Regulatory Compliance Specialist
Ms. Lembo joined Peak in 2015 after earning a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science and Policy from Marist College. As a Project Manager, she is responsible for technical, regulatory and financial aspects of site characterization and remediation projects. As a Regulatory Compliance Specialist, she is responsible for maintaining compliance with NJDEP deadlines and for the preparation and submission of remedial phase reports, permit applications and other deliverables. She regularly works with local, state and federal agencies and monitors regulatory, guidance and policy changes. She maintains a compliance tracking database for Peak’s active projects and deadlines manage by our Licensed Site Remediation Professionals. Ms. Lembo is also an NJDEP Qualified Air Compliance Auditor.
Mr. Stopen 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, he was trained and conducted air monitoring and sampling activities for Peak project teams managing brownfield projects. In 2016 Mr. Stopen 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. As a Project Manager, he is now responsible for technical aspects of site characterization and remediation projects, including developing and implementing sampling plans, managing and interpreting data, and preparing technical reports.