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Matthew LowranceMatthew 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 MigliaccioJoel 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 Manager and Executive Assistant for the Radon and Horizontal Directional Drilling Departments
Andrea “Andie” Smith has been with Environmental Works since July 2015 working as an office admin before getting promoted to Executive Assistant in the Horizontal Directional Drilling Dept.
Andrea is a strong family woman. She makes sure everyone gets to family dinner on time and her favorite thing to do is gathering the family for a road trip to the coast.
Jin ParkJin Park is a registered/licensed geologist and hydrogeologist with about 11 years of
environmental, groundwater resource and geotechnical consulting experience working
throughout the Pacific Northwest, Alaska and Texas. He has supported a broad range of
projects by performing tasks such as soil and bedrock characterizations, environmental site
assessments (ESAs), hydrogeologic characterizations, risk-based evaluations (RBE), remedial
investigation/feasibility studies (RI/FS) and designing remediation systems. His experiences
also included project/task management, technical evaluations, data analyses and report writing.
He has extensive field experience with supervising 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.
Dave PardueDave has managed environmental remediation projects, site assessments, and heating oil tank cleanups for over 12 years. His experience includes 3 years of environmental consulting which involved numerous Phase I and Phase II Environmental Site Assessments, vapor extraction remediation of dry cleaner sites, assessment and cleanup of multiple-issue large acreage rural sites, hazardous waste profiling and disposal, and extensive field support conducting soil, groundwater, and sediment sampling during demolition of an aluminum smelter. Dave brings strong technical report writing and project management skills, as well as a deep knowledge of DEQ rules and regulations to Environmental Works. He earned his Master of Environmental Management, Environmental Science and Resources from Portland State University.
Andy TroungAndy comes to Environmental Works with over 6 years of environmental experience in project management, field methodology development, water quality studies, air quality sampling, biological assessments and underground-storage-tank site assessments. He has coordinated biological assessments for the Columbia Land Trust, conducted toxic use surveys for Metro, and participated in eco-toxicology studies for the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality.
Andy enjoys riding his bike, rock climbing and attending local concerts.
Jack AndrewsJack has been with Environmental Works for 2 years in the Heating Oil Tank division. Previously, he spent 1.5 years in the field and currently as a Tank Locating Specialist. Jack is accountable for scanning properties to locate underground storage tanks (USTs), primarily heating oil tanks. Locating tanks is an immense environmental responsibility making it critical that a tank locator is highly skilled.
Jack enjoys learning, especially about anything concerning science. He holds a B.S. in Biology from Oregon University. He spreads his zeal for learning with a background in tutoring and Teaching Assistant positions. Jack also likes to brew beer, play disc golf and ride his bike. Oh, and if you’re ever curious about Bitcoin, just ask Jack!
Mark HardingWith 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.
Sebastian BusbyRadon Testing & Mitigation Technician
As a Radon Testing & Mitigation Specialist, Sebastian primarily educates clients on the science and risk of radon gas exposure. Sebastian is certified by the American Association of Radon Scientists & Technologists/National Radon Proficiency Program (AARST-NRPP), making him an expert at performing radon tests and radon mitigation installations. He has been in the Radon Division at Environmental Works for 1.5 years. His fervor for the environment and environmental quality encouraged him to get a B.S. in Environmental Science from University of Idaho. He has a background in general construction and environmental research/restoration, spent a few seasons collecting research on fire ecology in remote wilderness areas of Montana/Idaho, and 2 years performing stream restoration in Clark County (Washington).
As you might be able to guess, Sebastian engages in an array of outdoor activities including snowboarding, mountain climbing, hiking, biking, and backpacking. He really likes animals, but doesn’t have any pets of his own.
Mike RunyanMike has over thirty years of experience in the plumbing and sewer fields. He has worked for over a decade in California as a service plumber and has focused as a sewer inspector and repair specialist/project manager/estimator for the last fifteen years in the Portland metro area. His extensive knowledge of plumbing systems brings an extra degree of accuracy and professionalism to every sewer project he undertakes. His crews are skilled in identifying sewer issues as well as classifying pipe material and sizes. If you require a detailed and exact report of the serviceability of a sewer line, Mike can supply an unbiased and experienced assessment. With over ten thousand sewer inspections performed he is adept in locating sewer lines, cesspools, septic tanks, and dry-wells and can identify unique sewer configurations that include party (shared) line situations.
Mike enjoys camping, golf, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.
Dwight CarlisleIn his 6 years with Environmental Works, Dwight has truly honed his sewer scoping skills. He is also a point of contact for the sewer division, does estimates, and supervises our other sewer scope technicians. Dwight also has a background in landscaping (3 years) and construction (5 years).
Among his favorite hobbies are gardening and riding his bike, but his true passion is playing music- guitar, bass, drums, and mandolin.
Jon ThiebesJon has over 15 years of experience with Horizontal Directional Drilling. As the Directional Drilling Field Manager, he is responsible for the bidding of drilling projects and assuring all projects are performed proficiently from start to finish.
Outside of work, Jon likes to golf and spend time with his wife and family doing activities such as fishing and cheering on their kids at their sporting events.