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Matthew LowranceCEO & Co-Founder
Matthew has over 8 years of environmental experience in both the public and private sectors. His areas of specialty include ecology, environmental site assessment, stormwater management, regulatory compliance, and construction project management. Matthew has conducted investigations at petroleum-contaminated sites, evaluated the effects of agricultural pesticides on Salmonid health, and participated in a variety of community and educational outreach programs. Additionally, for three years he worked for the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality as a Natural Resource Specialist. His close working relationships with clients, as well as with local, state, and federal regulatory agencies, enable him to address the concerns of all parties in framing solutions to environmental problems.
Joel MigliaccioCOO & Co-Founder
Joel oversees day-to-day management of the company’s field operations with a primary focus on the Radon and HDD Divisions. Joel led the growth and development of each service division at Environmental Works, inspiring a culture of hard work and the philosophy of getting the job done right.
His 15 years of experience as a construction project manager, general contractor and environmental scientist brings a perfect blend of expertise that puts the service quality at Environmental Works above the rest.
He received his Masters of Science in Environmental Science and Resources from Portland State University in 2007. His areas of technical expertise include radon measurement and mitigation, sustainable building practices, storm water management, and freshwater ecology. Joel is certified for radon measurement and mitigation through the National Environmental Health Organization’s – National Radon Proficiency Program (NEHA-NRPP) and has installed more radon mitigation systems throughout the Portland Metro Area than we can count.
Andrea "Andie" Smith
Andrea "Andie" SmithOffice & HR Manager
Andrea “Andie” Smith our HR And Office Manager is pretty much the mom around here. She bosses us around, but she's got it down to such a science, we don't really notice and keeps us all on our toes. Andie always brings her contagious smile and keeps everyone happy including our clients and customers based on open communication and relationships, relationships, relationships. It’s no surprise that any chance she gets she’s spending her time with her guy, and their 5 kids, most of whom are adults now, but still remain very close to them.
Favorite Quote / Life Moto: "Be who you are and be that well."
Nicknames: Andie, mama, sis, sunshine
What is your favorite drink?: Coffee is my first love. Vodka/Soda is a close 2nd!
Jin ParkProject Geologist
Jin Park is a registered/licensed geologist and hydrogeologist with about 21 years of
environmental, groundwater resource and geotechnical consulting experience working
throughout the Pacific Northwest, Alaska and Texas. He has developed and completed a broad range of
projects such including geologic and hydrogeologic characterizations; Phase I, II, and III Environmental Site
Assessments, Characterizations and Remedial Actions, Risk-Based Evaluations (RBE), Remedial
Investigation/Feasibility Studies (RI/FS), remediation systems designs, and more. His roles
also include environmental department management, project scoping, cost estimating, project management, technical evaluations, data analyses, report writing, staff oversight and more.
He has extensive field experience with supervising heating oil tank (HOT) and underground storage tank (UST)
decommissioning, drilling activities, logging drill borings and test pits, environmental (soil,
groundwater and soil vapor) sampling, water quality sampling, performing aquifer pump tests,
programming and operating automated monitoring instruments, and earthwork oversight. Other
responsibilities have included litigation support, development and implementation of quality
assurance and quality control (QA/QC) measures, work plans, and health and safety plans
PUBLICATION: Renshaw, C. E. and Park, Jinsuk C., "Effect of Mechanical Interaction on the Scaling of
Fracture Length and Aperture."NATURE 386, 482-484 (April 3,1997).
In his spare time he enjoys hiking, camping, playing disc golf, fly fishing and reading.
What is your favorite sport? Disc Golf
What is your favorite music genre? Rock-n-Roll
What is your favorite flower? Buttercups - Clematis
Julie ChristiansenEnvironmental Specialist
Julie Christiansen has close to a decade of experience working in the environmental service industry, spanning coast to coast. She worked as a grant writer for an environmental non-profit during and just after graduating college, before joining the AmeriCorps to work within the Land Conservation District and the Center for Watershed Science and Education at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point as a wetland and erosion control technician. From there, Julie worked in the private sector as an Ecologist performing wetland delineations, habitat assessments, report writing, and hydrographic surveys on dredging operations and to assist in a nuclear power plant mitigation plan. Just prior to joining the EW crew, Julie worked as a Senior Environmental Scientist for a global remediation company that specialized in the design and installation of electrical resistance heating and soil vapor extraction systems. During her four years there, she worked with a design team to build and supervise operations of ERH systems, travelling all across the country. In addition, she was promoted as the business unit’s Health and Safety Manager. She has presented on the constraints of achieving vadose zone temperature performance goals at the renowned Battelle Chlorinated Conference, as well as on subsurface processes and chemistry at the Association for Environmental Health and Sciences International Conference on Soil, Water, Energy, and Air. Over the years, Julie has specialized in permitting and compliance, project management and supervision, subsurface investigations, characterizing contaminated sites, habitat and sensitive area assessments, sampling and monitoring a wide variety of media, all of the technical writings, developing company-wide standard procedure documents, data analysis, management and distribution, and the list goes on. If you have a hat, she will make it a good fit.
What is your favorite drink? IPA’s typically 60-80 IBU range.
What is your favorite color? Navy Blue
Andy TruongHeating & Oil Tank Department Manager
Andy comes to Environmental Works with over 6 years of environmental experience and has been with company going on almost 10 years now. He has extensive field experience specializing in anything and everything underground storage tanks (UST). Andy has developed and implemented all newquality assurance and quality control (QA/QC) measures, work plans, and health and safety plans (HSP). Examples of his work range from coordinating biological assessments for the Columbia Land Trust, conducting toxic use surveys for Metro, and participating in eco-toxicology studies for the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality.
Andy Was born in Vietnam and moved over to the states when he was 7yrs old. Andy has been a Portland native since, and additionally obtaining his BS degree in Environmental Sciences and his Masters in MEM both from PSU. Andy loves the outdoors including camping, fly fishing and disk golf but is also cautious enough to never ruin any of his prized sneakers from his extensive sneaker collection.
What is your Dream Vacation? Going to Mars, and returning…that’s the important part
Do you have any tattoos? NOPE, I wish… but I promised my grandma on her death bed that I wouldn’t get any….so here we are
Name three words that would describe you: Respectful, diligent, and well-rounded
Mark HardingRadon Department Manager
With over a decade of experience in sustainable construction and custom building, Mark has extensive experience in green building practices, environmental testing, and radon mitigation services. His broad range of expertise includes projects ranging from installation and maintenance of radon reduction systems to environmentally friendly renovations and LEED-certified green construction. Mark is certified for radon measurement and mitigation through the National Environmental Health Organization’s – National Radon Proficiency Program (NEHA-NRPP) and has a broad knowledge of radon reduction equipment and practices. Mark has been with Environmental Works from the beginning and has installed and designed thousands of radon systems in Oregon and Washington.
Outside of work, Mark spends quality time with his 3-year-old son and every new experience is exciting and fun.
Dwight CarlisleProject Manager | Sewer Department
Dwight is one the O.G’s here at Environmental Works. After throwing in the bartenders towel over 9 years ago Dwight started scoping sewers with us. With a lot of dedication and hard work and with a few promotions along the way Dwight is now the department manager for our sewer department. Dwight has resided in Portland for quite some time but was born in Indiana and has also lived in Texas, North Carolina and Florida. Although we keep Dwight pretty busy he still makes time for his wife and two kids and his passion for Music. Dwight plays 4 instruments the Bass, drums, guitar and mandolin and has traveled all across the country attending concerts and festivals from some of his favorite Old school honkeytonk musicians and mid 90’s jamband musicians. This includes attending 50 Wide Spread Panic shows.
What is your favorite animal? Owl/birds of prey
Who is your favorite artist? Waylon Jennings
What is your favorite sport? Basketball
Favorite sports team/s? Blazers, UNC Tarheels