The results of the ATC 2019 Top Young Professionals competition are in.  We are very proud of each young professional being recognized on this year’s list.
Hailing from all job backgrounds, ATC’s Top Young Professionals of 2019 have a broad range of experience that contributes to the success of the company. These individuals have shown qualities that mirror the ATC values and also portray one or more of the following: leadership, career progress, commitment to ATC, community involvement, and participation in landmark projects for their region.

Congratulations to all, and thank you for your commitment to ATC!

Ali LeMay
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENTIST, EAST HARTFORD, CT
Since joining ATC, Ali LeMay has taken an interest with CAD. So much so, that she is now the office CAD Technical Lead and completes CAD projects regularly for both the Building Sciences and Environmental groups. Ali consistently produces high quality work and continues to take on more responsibilities to broaden her knowledge in her specific field.

Amanda St.Mary
ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST, WOBURN, MA
Incredibly dedicated to her field work, Amanda St. Mary leads field visits for sampling duties and subsurface investigations. Although her background is traditional environmental work, she has obtained her asbestos inspector accreditation and a working knowledge for the building sciences division. She is also a part of the Board of Association of Women in the Geosciences, New England Chapter.

April Hehir
PROJECT MANAGER, NOVI, MI
April began her career as a part-time field technician as a freshman in college. She has overcome many obstacles to get where she is at today, and has managed to balance a full time job, full- time course schedule, and being a single mom. Despite the adversity that life threw at her, she remained committed to her education, training, and career. She takes pride in her work and her ability to provide “cradle to grave” innovative solutions from a remote location. She values working side -by- side with project team members in order to provide value added savings to clients.

Becky Moss
NATIONAL PROJECT MANAGER, HOUSTON, TX
During her 9 years with ATC, Becky has always done her best to meet every project and client with a positive attitude and provide her best work to meet client expectations and needs. She works alongside both project and client managers to ensure a smooth operation is in progress from start to finish. She has achieved a place in management and has continued to learn and build on her skills over the years.

Bethany Weeder
PROJECT MANAGER, BRECKSVILLE, OH
Bethany Weeder is an accomplished project manager. Her strong organization and communication skills has helped her remain successful despite the constant changes that take place in the environmental industry, and her contributions have benefited her clients directly.

Brandon McGaha
CMT DIVISION MANAGER, ALABASTER, AL
Brandon McGaha shows leadership qualities in his ability to train employees and help them advance in their careers. He manages the CMT division of his branch as well as 16+ personnel. His quality of work and efficiency to perform work keeps clients satisfied.

Crystal Mueller
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENTIST, TEMPE, AZ
Crystal Mueller is responsible for conducting on-site Phase I ESAs, SPCC, SWPPP, industrial hygiene, microbial, asbestos, lead, and IAQ assessments and investigations.She also generates client deliverables for a variety of projects, and is cross-trained to assist the building sciences, industrial hygiene and compliance departments at her branch. Since starting with ATC, she has obtained the AHERA Certified Building Inspector and EPA Lead Inspector certifications. Her certifications have allowed her to assist on large scale surveys and Brownfield projects for her branch, and she always brings a positive attitude and a willingness to learn.

Christina James
PROJECT GEOLOGIST, AUSTIN TX
Recently promoted to Project Geologist in March of 2019, Christina is responsible for conducting fieldwork associated with all aspects of Phase II Investigations, UST removals, and remediation activities in accordance with state and federal guidelines. She is currently preparing for her P.G. license examination of which she will take this year, and has previously won Employee of the Month at her branch four times since beginning her career at ATC.

Daniel Pike
STAFF ENGINEER, TEMPE, AZ
Dan Pike’s main responsibilities are associated with managing a portfolio of remediation sites in Arizona and New Mexico. His experience with these projects and his industry knowledge has granted him greater responsibilities on environmental management projects. He continuously strives to complete each project on time and within budget.

Devin Porter
STAFF SCIENTIST, WILLISTON, VT
For over a decade at ATC, Devin Porter has contributed to the success of ATC in many ways. One major display of high achievement is the development and management of testing biosafety cabinets and pharmacy cleanrooms. He was also the first individual at the Vermont branch to receive accreditation from NSF and CNBT for certification work.

Elizabeth O’Connor
PROJECT SCIENTIST, WEST SPRINGFIELD, MA
Most of Elizabeth O’Connor’s job responsibilities are projects that are primarily performed for homeowners, municipal housing authorities, or small business owners. This means that she deals exclusively with concerns about protecting their health or property investment. Because she is dealing with the health of another person, clients usually need results very quickly or need work conducted at unusual times. She ensures she exceeds client expectations, even if that means working early mornings, late nights, or full weekends.

Elizabeth Simmons
STAFF SCIENTIST, GEORGETOWN, TX
In her role at ATC, Elizabeth Simmons is the Branch Safety Officer for the Georgetown, TX, and San Antonio, TX, offices. She is responsible for conducting site assessments, collecting and analyzing field data, and organizing and managing projects. She is knowledgeable in state and federal rules and regulations regarding waste and remedial processes including the Texas Risk Reduction Program (TRRP), Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), and Chapter 361 of the Texas Health and Safety Code. She has worked for ATC for five years and recently obtained her PG license.

Inna Laba
BILLING ADMINISTRATOR, WEST SPRINGFIELD, MA
Inna Laba found a way to expand her knowledge and experience by helping out after key acquisitions. Inna values service and is always making herself available to clients, vendors, and project managers that trust her industry knowledge, and know that she will do her best to help resolve whatever issues they are facing.

Jeffery Strobelt
LABORATORY MANAGER, CLEVELAND, OH
Since starting with ATC, Jeffrey Strobelt has definitely made a name for himself by establishing the ATC CLEVELAND, OH, laboratory from the ground up. Since starting as the laboratory manager in 2008, he has aided in the added testing capabilities of concrete, mortar, grout and asphalt as well as a fully capable geotechnical soils laboratory. In addition to his testing capabilities, he has been accredited beyond standards required for his scope of work, such as ACI, NICET, AMRL, and CCRL. His extensive certifications give him the ability to provide insight to clients as well as other offices as they expand their capabilities.

Justin Williams
PROJECT MANAGER, GAHANNA, OH
With a decade of industry experience, Justin Williams brings professional experience, attention to detail, drive, and passion to all his projects. Whether he is reflecting on coastal water and wetland habitat surveys or ESAs for linear transportation projects, his experience allows him to better inform clients and aid in potential service expansions. Not only does he enjoy what he does professionally, but his interests in ecology, biology, and the environment, also encompass his personal life as well. This aids in his continuing education of rules and regulations, as well as status and trends of threatened/endangered species.

Johanna Garcia
PROJECT SCIENTIST, LAS VEGAS, NV
With 10 years of experience in the environmental field and a diverse background, Johanna Garcia brings a wide range of skill sets to ATC. Her diversity facilitates better communication with customers and co-workers in multiple languages: Spanish and English. She has also worked on multiple national accounts, earning the trust of project managers to work on multiple Phase I portfolios.

Katie VanTassell
CONTRACTS COUNSEL, CORPORATE
At every large corporation, it is important to have strong legal guidance on staff and Katie VanTassell is exactly that. Her role with ATC involves contract and lease review, negotiations, and providing interpretation of legal implications of agreements to each branch. She brings much value to the company with her ability to interpret contracts and assist branch managers, project managers, and senior VPs.

Kari Yenter
BUILDING SCIENCES MANAGER, DENVER, CO
Recently promoted to the building sciences team lead, Kari Yenter has been able to build a collaborative and accountable team. She has been able to emphasize the importance of communication and learning from each other’s successes and mistakes. Her new position has also given her the opportunity to challenge herself professionally. Her tenacity, quality work, and desire to develop new opportunities to serve clients are just a few skill sets that she brings to ATC.

Kellie Young
BRANCH ADMINISTRATOR, WEST SPRINGFIELD, MA
Balancing motherhood and a career is never easy, but Kellie Young has found a way to balance it all while giving her all to both her private life and career. Her administrative skills keeps her branch organized and running smoothly. She finds a sense of pride in knowing that she’s been able to find that balance and make a name for herself in a career that she can be proud of.

Kevin O’toole
STAFF GEOLOGIST / ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST, MURFREESBORO, TN
Starting out as an intern and now working as a full time employee, Kevin O’toole has developed tremendously since joining ATC. By having great mentors, he was able to watch, learn, and absorb an infinite amount of knowledge when it comes to his field. He also brings a diverse skill set to his branch from the cross training he was taught during his internship. Even though the internship was focused on the environmental department, he cross-trained with the geotechnical, industrial health, and accounting departments. Within the last year, he has been provided the opportunity to become an accredited and certified asbestos inspector in Alabama, Kentucky, and Tennessee.

Kirstin Feril
INDUSTRIAL HYGIENIST/PROJECT MANAGER, HOUSTON, TX
Transitioning into her new position as project manager, Kristin Feril has really utilized the opportunity to learn from and work with each level of professional in the industry. She believes that cultivating good management skills is a continuous and evolving role, and it is something that she strives to be her very best at. Her attention to detail, organization skills, and interpersonal skills has helped her bring additional value to her clients and has assisted in identifying clients’ needs. Kristin is also active in many professional organizations such as the American Industrial Hygiene Association, Society of Women Engineers, and American Society of Safety Professionals.

Kristen Gabriel
SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER, BUILDING SCIENCES, MANCHESTER, NH
With 15 years of industry experience, Kristen Gabriel delivers extensive knowledge, reliability, and a strong work ethic to ATC. She works hard to maintain client relationships. Her current role as Senior Project Manager has allowed her to take on additional responsibilities, such as projects in Puerto Rico.

Lisa Johanningsmeier
LABORATORY MANAGER, LOUISVILLE, KY
As a laboratory manager, Lisa Johanningsmeier manages all aspects of the Louisville Geotech and CMT soils and concrete laboratory. Her biggest accomplishment since working at ATC has been expanding the accreditation to 90 ASTM and AASHTO standards; the second most for accreditation’s among ATC labs. Lisa also brings a different perspective to testing and lab activities. Not only does she have a Geotech and CMT background, but has also earned her MBA.

Logan Fitzgerald
PROJECT COORDINATOR, WOBURN, MA
Logan Fitzgerald joined ATC in March of 2016 as an entry level Industrial Hygienist. Through his dedication and exceptional work performance, he was promoted to an Assistant Project Manager in June 2017, and then again promoted in March of 2018 to a Project Coordinator. Logan is a Massachusetts licensed Asbestos Inspector and Project Monitor with experience in the industrial hygiene field. He is responsible for comprehensive asbestos and hazardous materials surveys as well as overseeing abatement for a broad range of clients. He has successfully completed projects for government agencies, colleges, public/private schools, hospitals, real estate owners/managers, utilities and more. Logan is experienced in conducting background air sampling during work area preparations for asbestos abatement, performs pre-abatement visuals, performs final visual inspections, and conducts clearance air monitoring in accordance with Massachusetts Division of Labor Standards (DLS) regulations.

Luke Whitehouse
PROJECT MANAGER, EAST HARFORD, CT
Luke Whitehouse has successfully managed all aspects of underground storage tank system replacement projects at over twenty retail gasoline facilities throughout Connecticut and New York. He is able to develop and maintain long-term, high and low profile clients with his ability to personally interact with each of them, his technical knowledge, and hard work. He has also managed a large and diverse portfolio in and out of the office with his educational writing proficiency, and construction and building background. Luke is also currently pursuing his master’s degree in environmental science with a concentration in civil engineering.

Mason Kinney
ASSISTANT OPERATIONS MANAGER-CMT, CLEVELAND, OH
In just a short time as Assistant Operations Manager for ATC, Mason Kinney has already been able to assist many clients, including a major architecture firm. By providing exceptional service and leadership, he has earned the trust of his clients and team members of the Cleveland, OH, branch.

Matt Hummel
STAFF GEOLOGIST, BRECKSVILLE, OH
Matt Hummel joined ATC 4 years ago and has taken Brecksville’s remediation program and reorganized, streamlining the data collection, interpretation, and recording processes. He also helped with redesigning how each of the systems are tracked. Matt has worked on several high profile project portfolios as well as helped define and lead the field operations to ensure that ATC continues to lead with responsibility, safety, and efficiency. He is also active outside of his work as a member of the Western Pyrotechnics Association, a board member of the Makers Alliance, the Fire Art Safety Team, and The Ingeneers.

Maureen Logan
PROJECT GEOLOGIST, VIRGINIA BEACH, VA
Growth, adaptability, and timeliness are just a few ways to describe Maureen Logan. Since starting with ATC, she has taken on many new responsibilities and projects that allowed her to grow and thrive. Always striving for continuous improvement, she has developed entirely new skill sets such as project management, enabling her to do her job more efficiently and to a higher standard. When it comes to her work environment, she displays much adaptability, and because no two projects are the same, having this quality is crucial when completing complex projects.

Michaela Simpson
FIELD TECHNICIAN, HOUSTON, TX
Since joining the Houston office as a field technician, Michaela Simpson’s responsibilities have increased. Not only has she operated mainly in an industrial hygienist role, but she has also taken on project management as well. The quality of her work and her ability to work with others is commendable.

Mike Baumgartner
GEOLOGIST, CINCINNATI, OH
Mike Baumgartner’s current role with ATC consists of managing site assessment remediation action plans on a major petroleum client account. It is of value to this client to have a geologist involved in all aspects of the project to bring quality work and results. Mike brings a great skill set to the table for designing and implementing superior remedial action plans. During his time in the industry, he has made a name for himself by distinguishing himself as a strong leader and project manager. He has also published his own independent research.

Robert Dumitru
OPERATIONS MANAGER, CLEVELAND, OH
A short time in the industry, hasn’t stopped Robert Dumitru from reaching some pretty incredible career milestones. One being the supervision of the CMT services for the tallest residential building constructed in Northeast, Ohio in 40 years. He is knowledgeable of issues and is able to provide clear and precise solutions to challenges that are faced in the field.

Sheree Garber
TAX MANAGER, CORPORATE
When first starting at ATC as a staff accountant, Sheree Garber only had experience in Louisiana sales and use tax. With hard work and dedication, she moved up to a manager position within just two years. She now oversees all tax related issues for ATC with great attention to detail and accuracy.

Travis Andres
GEOTECHINCAL GROUP LEADER, SENIOR GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEER, PE, LOUISVILLE, KY
Within two years of being with ATC, Travis Andres has progressed quickly in his career, going from Staff Geotechnical Engineer to Geotechnical Group Leader. When it comes to serving his clients, he provides a practical yet innovative approach to help them stay on schedule and within budget. He provides a very diverse project experience background in various regional geologies with a breadth of industry contacts and clients from the Louisville area.

Tommy (Thomas) Houlihan
CMT PROJECT MANAGER, CINCINNATI, OH
As a CMT Project Manager, Thomas Houlihan manages multiple CMT projects, performs site safety audits, and prepares proposals for both the Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio offices. He believes that clear communication is an important skill in helping to identify what clients need and what they can expect from ATC. Tommy has received his American Concreate Institute – Technician Grade 1 Certification, and Northeast Transportation Training and Certification – Soils & Aggregate Inspector Certification. Both of which has increased his knowledge and productivity in the field and as a project manager.