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Senior Staff

Senior Professionals

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.

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Carly Atkins

Carly Atkins

Project Manager

Carly has over nine years of industry experience with her and has worked on a wide range of projects including investigation, environmental monitoring, and remediation planning. Her experience includes development of excavation and sample delineation plans; supervision of drilling activities and contractors; and sample management for multi-media sampling events. Carly has also assisted with technical reports and environmental compliance activities.
Robert T. Barnes, PG

Robert T. Barnes, PG

Senior Project Manager

Mr. Barnes is a Professional Geologist (PG) who obtained a Bachelor of Science degree from Montclair State University and has worked in the environmental consulting and site remediation field since 1986. He has managed large project portfolios undergoing various stages of the investigation and remediation for many types of clients including developers, municipal agencies, state agencies, petroleum companies, insurance companies, financial institutions, manufacturers and commercial companies. Mr. Barnes clients range from Fortune 500 companies to private homeowners.

Mr. Barnes has extensive experience negotiating with regulators and managing program teams conducting work on underground storage tank, Brownfields, Superfund, landfill, dry cleaner, terminals, refineries, and other sites. He routinely helps client obtain public funding for investigative and remedial actions performed to address leaking underground storage tanks. His work includes directing soil, groundwater and vapor intrusion investigations and remediation. Mr. Barnes is an NJDEP licensed Subsurface Evaluator and holds a Loss Prevention System certification.

Matt Bruno, EIT

Matt Bruno, EIT

Senior Project Manager

Matthew Bruno is an Environmental Engineer whose career in the industry began in 2011. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science from Rutgers University, and a Master of Science in Environmental Engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). He is a certified New Jersey Radon Mitigation Specialist and has extensive experience in the design and operation of vapor mitigation systems. He has managed remediation projects for a variety of clients including developers, petroleum corporations, construction and commercial companies, engineering firms, and industrial manufacturers, and chemical manufacturers.

He has conducted numerous remedial actions utilizing removal options, such as excavation, vapor and liquid extraction, and in-situ biological and chemical technologies. He has also participated in remedial investigations of soil and groundwater, and supported the selection of appropriate remedial alternatives for site impacted with petroleum products, chlorinated solvents, and polychlorinated biphenyls.

He has broad experience in site remediation under both State and Federal regulations, with project experience in New Jersey, New York, Delaware and Maryland. Mr. Bruno is proficient in New Jersey and New York site remediation guidelines and regulations, including the NJDEP Technical Requirements for Site Remediation (N.J.A.C. 7:26E), NJDEP Administrative Requirements for the Remediation of Contaminated Sites (N.J.A.C. 7:26C), NJDEP technical and administrative guidance documents, as well as NYSDEC and NYSDOH regulations and guidance.

Alyssa Cawley

Alyssa Cawley

Project Manager

Alyssa has conducted countless ASTM Phase I Environmental Site Assessments and NJDEP Preliminary Assessment Reports. As a key member of our duediligence group, her work provides clients with innocent purchaser protections, identifies environmental risk associated with a property, and develops solutions to manage that risk. Alyssa also supports Peak operations through work on our Events Committee, ensuring our internal events run smoothly.
Eric Hoffmann, LSRP, CHMM

Eric Hoffmann, LSRP, CHMM

Senior Project Manager

Mr. Hoffmann has a Bachelor of Science from Richard Stockton University and has been working in the environmental consulting industry since 2004 conducting site characterization, ecological investigations, contaminant delineation, and remediation under both State and Federal regulations. Mr. Hoffmann has experience working on steel plants, chemical plants, liquid chemical storage terminals, pipelines, refineries, retail gasoline stations, hospitals, scrap yards, petroleum releases associated with trucking accidents (private property, and public roadways), dry cleaners, insurance oversight and other projects.

He has managed environmental projects for clients including manufacturers, healthcare companies, developers, midstream and downstream petroleum companies, automotive recycling, financial institutions, insurance companies, and retail companies. Mr. Hoffmann effectively interprets, communicates and applies environmental regulations to projects administered by a variety of regulatory agencies.

He has extensive technical experience including the performance of air, water and soil sampling, project management of general construction and remediation sites, oversight of feasibility testing of conventional and innovative remedial technologies and subsequent design and installation of treatment systems. Mr. Hoffmann has conducted environmental Phase I, Preliminary Assessments, site and remedial investigations of soil and groundwater, underground storage tank investigations, USEPA TRIAD expedited site investigations, remedial actions of soil and groundwater, vapor intrusion investigations and vapor intrusion mitigations.

Allison Paladino, PG

Allison Paladino, PG

Senior Project Manager

Allison Kaplan is a Geologist whose career in the industry began in 2006. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey in New Brunswick, New Jersey.  She has broad experience in site characterization, investigation, and remediation under both State and Federal regulations, with project experience in New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania.

She has managed environmental projects for a variety of clients including developers, commercial property owners, municipalities, and real estate attorneys.  She has conducted remedial investigations of soil and groundwater, underground storage tank investigations, Preliminary Assessment and Phase I and II Environmental Site Assessments, and indoor air quality.

Ms. Kaplan is proficient in New Jersey site remediation guidelines and regulations, including the NJDEP Technical Requirements for Site Remediation (N.J.A.C. 7:26E) and the NJDEP Site Remediation Program (SRP) Administrative Requirements for the Remediation of Contaminated Sites (N.J.A.C. 7:26C).

She has extensive experience with regulatory compliance, receptor evaluations, remedial action permit preparation/compliance, and remedial action protectiveness.  She has managed numerous redevelopment projects and has extensive professional remedial action experience including soil excavation, capping, and in situ groundwater treatment.

Kassidy Klink, LSRP, PG

Kassidy Klink, LSRP, PG

Senior Project Manager

Mr. Klink has been working in the Environmental Industry since 2006 providing quality control/assurance, technical oversight, coordination, and project management.  Mr. Klink is a Licensed Site Remediation Professional (LSRP) (#621032), 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.

He also has experience working for a bioremediation research laboratory, specifically with biostimulation and bioaugmentation. In addition, Mr. Klink has supervised projects associated with all phases of site assessments, remedial investigations, remedial actions, soil excavations, tank removals, quality control and assurance, and indoor air/subslab investigations. Mr. Klink has been involved with bid walks, subcontractor procurement, proposal writing, project scheduling, budget management, project health and safety compliance, client relations, and general project management.

Mr. Klink has completed projects at petroleum and industrial bulk terminals, military bases/US government facilities, truck terminal facilities, dry cleaners, electrical component factories, retail petroleum facilities, warehouses, residential properties, insurance oversight, and various projects associated with property transfers. Mr. Klink has experience with ISRA transactions, Superfund facilities, Spill Act, regulated and unregulated USTs, and Brownfield sites. He has extensive knowledge of the Technical Requirements for Site Remediation, Administrative Requirements for the Remediation of Contaminated Sites, and other applicable NJDEP SRP rules/guidance. Mr. Klink has a Bachelor of Science from Kean University (Union, NJ) and a Master of Science from the University of Florida (Gainesville, FL).

Chelsea Lader

Chelsea Lader

Project Manager

Chelsea joined Peak in 2014 after earning a Bachelor of Science in Geosciences from Penn State University. Chelsea’s technical experience and training include due diligence inspections, sampling of multiple media, and generating data of known quality on a variety of projects. She is also a member of our Green Team, which promotes sustainable practices in our operations, community and projects.
Jesse Manning

Jesse Manning

Project Manager

Mr. Manning is an environmental professional whose career in the industry began in 1999. He has broad experience in site characterization, investigation, and remediation under both State and Federal regulations.  He has managed environmental projects for a variety of clients including developers, petroleum corporations, construction and commercial companies, engineering firms, and residential home owners. He has conducted remedial investigations of soil and groundwater, underground storage tank investigations, Phase I and II Environmental Site Assessments, ecological assessments, and indoor air quality and vapor intrusion investigations.

Mr. Manning is proficient in New Jersey site remediation guidelines and regulations, including New Jerseys Site Remediation Reform Act and the NJDEP Technical Requirements for Site Remediation (N.J.A.C. 7:26E). He has extensive experience with NJDEP regulatory compliance, receptor evaluations, well receptor surveys, remedial action permit preparation/compliance and remedial action protectiveness. He has managed numerous redevelopment projects which have included work performed to satisfy the State of New Jersey Green Acres Program, LOVE Funding, the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs Sandy Recovery Neighborhood Enhancement Program, and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development funding requirements.  Mr. Manning also has extensive professional experience in both ArcGIS and AutoCAD, and is professionally certified in GIS (Geographic Information Systems) with concentration in environmental geomatics.

Carla Nascimento, LSRP

Carla Nascimento, LSRP

Associate

Ms. Nascimento has been working in the Environmental Industry since 1997 specializing in managing complex projects for clients in the petroleum and manufacturing industries. Carla is a New Jersey Licensed Site Remediation Professional (LSRP) and holds a Professional Geologist license from Tennessee.

Carla’s project experience includes portfolio management of sites across New Jersey, Tennessee, Kentucky, Alabama, Arkansas and Mississippi. She has prepared Lifetime Reserve Costs based on probabilistic modeling for risk management associated with sites located in the United States, United Kingdom, China, and Germany, and she has conducted desktop due-diligence of sites located in Spain, France, United Kingdom, and China supporting liability transfers and general portfolio management for her clients.

She has overseen and conducted environmental site assessments, groundwater modeling and aquifer analysis, vapor intrusion investigations, and remedial actions, including technical oversight for vapor intrusion investigations and remedial investigations at a site located in Brazil. Carla has managed sites with impacts ranging from petroleum compounds, chlorinated compounds, metals (including hexavalent chromium, lead and arsenic), and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB).

Carla has managed a $7M environmental liability risk-transfer (ELT) project in New Jersey that qualified as one of the largest ozone injection projects in the United States to date. The project involved ozone remediation of soils impacted with PCBs and petroleum hydrocarbons, and groundwater impacted with PCBs and chlorinated solvents. In addition, Carla successfully managed retail gas station sites that were part of a fixed-fee modified risk transfer project in Tennessee, Kentucky, Alabama, Mississippi, and Arkansas.

Joseph A. Romeo

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 the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) Technical Requirements for Site Remediation (N.J.A.C. 7:26E), 7:14B Underground Storage Tanks (USTs), 7:26B Industrial Site Recovery Act Rules (ISRA), and the Site Remediation Reform Act (SRRA).  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 is licensed to perform work at petroleum bulk storage terminals, and he 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.

Michael Stopen

Michael Stopen

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.
Jacqueline Ulrich, EP

Jacqueline Ulrich, EP

Senior Project Manager

Ms. Ulrich has been working in the environmental consulting industry since 2001, and she received a Bachelor of Science degree from Rutgers University. Her experience includes the completion of numerous New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) compliant Preliminary Assessments, Site and Remedial Investigations, as well as ASTM compliant Phase I and Phase II Environmental Site Assessments and Environmental Transaction Screens.

Ms. Ulrich has extensive experience in investigations performed to comply with the NJDEP Industrial Site Recovery Act (ISRA), and she oversees projects that require compliance with New Jersey’s Environmental Guidance for Child Care & Educational facilities. Ms. Ulrich successfully assists clients with the preparation of Brownfield Redevelopment Agreements to obtain funding for development of environmentally impaired properties and she supports Peak’s Licensed Site Remediation Professionals (LSRPs) in the preparation of the various deliverables necessary to support the issuance of Response Action Outcomes (RAO). Ms. Ulrich’s field experience includes the oversight of air, soil and groundwater sampling activities in compliance with the NJDEP guidance at residential, commercial, and industrial properties.

Michael Misiaszek, EIT

Michael Misiaszek, EIT

Project Manager

Michael has been an environmental professional since 2009. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering from the University of Delaware. Michael holds an NJDEP Industrial Waste Water N-2 license and is an Engineer in Training (EIT), bringing additional engineering capabilities to Peak. He has completed remediation projects involving a variety of contaminants in soil, groundwater and vapor. Michael will be active in our engineering services and will manage site characterization and remediation projects.

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