Key Personnel

H. Marcus Kim, P.E.

President, Senior Geotechnical Engineer

Marcus has worked as a geotechnical engineer, designer, and project manager for multiple commercial and government projects in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, and Virginia.  He has extensive experience and knowledge in the field of geotechnical engineering and project management gained from employment in both the private consulting and federal government sectors. He is a licensed Professional Engineer (PE) in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Marcus’s knowledge and expertise includes various aspects of geotechnical field sampling and investigation.  He has provided engineering oversight for a variety of different construction activities and quality control/assurance field tests.  He has performed engineering analyses and designs for various types of projects, including waterfront structures, retaining structures, and high-rise commercial buildings’ deep foundation systems. He has prepared engineering reports, design documents, and contract documents for projects with a high degree of complexity. In addition to his technical work, Marcus has managed field investigation activities, multi-discipline technical reviews, and project design teams, which included both the government engineers and A-E engineers.  His coordination and management capabilities include planning, budgeting, scheduling, resourcing, and briefing clients and project/program managers on the progress and status of their projects.

Education:

  • B.S. Civil and Environmental Engineering, Colorado State University
  • M.S. Geotechnical Engineering, Virginia Tech

Years of Experience:  12

Professional Registrations:

  • Professional Engineer, Virginia

Affiliations:

  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • Society of American Military Engineers (SAME)

Jeff R. Zoeckler, P.E., P.G

Vice-President, Senior Environmental Engineer

Jeff has worked as an environmental engineer, geologist, and project manager on a wide range of industrial, municipal, and federal environmental restoration projects. His experience ranges from field sampling to management of large federal projects involving environmental planning, compliance, investigation and remediation. He is a licensed Professional Engineer (PE) and Professional Geologist (PG).

Jeff has experience in private environmental consulting and in the government sector. He has been involved with both technical and management aspects in the implementation of complex environmental programs and projects. Jeff has led coordination with technical staff, contractors, regulatory agencies, attorneys, real estate experts, land owners, and other stakeholders in order to integrate entire project teams. He also has extensive experience with environmental public affairs, having frequently prepared media updates and participated in public meetings where he presented and explained complex technical information to general public audiences. Jeff’s most extensive experience is in environmental compliance, site characterization and remediation. He has a working knowledge of a broad range of environmental laws, policies, and guidance. Jeff has also authored or co-authored several published scientific/engineering publications.

Education:

  • B.S. Geology, Virginia Tech
  • M.S. Environmental Engineering, Virginia Tech

Years of Experience:  16

Professional Registrations:

  • Professional Engineer, Virginia
  • Professional Geologist, Virginia

Affiliations:

  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • Society of American Military Engineers (SAME)

Scott Bailey, PMP

Federal Program Manager

Scott is a veteran project manager and engineer with 29 years of experience in environmental consulting.  His project management experience includes all aspects of Operational Range Sustainment including: range assessment; range clearance; processing and recycling of range residue; UXO clearance; anomaly avoidance and mapping; range component layout/reconfiguration; range closure and target removal and replenishment.  He has provided range sustainment services for the Naval Facilities Engineering Command, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, National Guard and the U.S. Marine Corps.  He has successfully managed and completed projects challenged by military training schedule conflicts, natural resources encroachment, severe weather and remote access.  As a project manager, he has been responsible for budget and schedule control, client communications, project plan approval, field audits of technical personnel and subcontractors for contract compliance and delivery of project documentation to satisfy completion requirements.  He has also managed non-Time Critical Removal Actions at Formerly Used Defense Sites under the Military Munitions Response Program.

Education:

  • B.S. Environmental Engineering, Wilkes University

Years of Experience:  29

Professional Registrations:

  • Project Management Professional

Affiliations:

  • Project Management Institute
  • Society of American Military Engineers (SAME)

Christina Jettie, P.E.

Project Engineer

Christina is an environmental engineer with over seven years of consulting experience working on various federal and industrial projects. Christina’s experience includes data analysis and GIS support, as well as preparation of work plans; sampling and analysis plans; site investigations, remedial investigations; feasibility studies; engineering evaluation/cost analysis; non-time-critical removal actions; spill prevention, control and countermeasure (SPCC) plans; stormwater pollution prevention plans (SWPPP); site/tank inspection reports; and health and safety plans.  Christina has supported and led numerous field data collection events including groundwater, soil, surface water, and sediment sampling.  Christina has provided technical support for state and federal regulatory agencies such as USACE, VDEQ, DOT, USEPA Region III and DoD, and worked on projects in various regulatory programs including CERCLA, RCRA Corrective Action, FUDS, MMRP, and Virginia’s Voluntary Remediation Program.  Prior to working full-time, Christina completed two summer internships in the private section environmental consulting industry and two summer internships with the United States Army Corps of Engineers.

Education:

  • B.S. Civil Engineering, Virginia Tech
  • M.S. Environmental Engineering, Clemson University

Years of Experience: 7

Professional Registrations:

  • Professional Engineer (Massachusetts, New York, South Carolina, Virginia)

Affiliations:

  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • Society of Americans Military Engineers (SAME)

Catherine Zoeckler

Project Engineer

Catherine has 11 years of experience providing environmental science and engineering project management, technical, and field support on federal and industrial projects involving site investigation, remediation, and compliance. She has worked at industrial and commercial facilities, formerly used defense sites, and United States Marine Corps, Army, and Air Force installations to complete site characterizations, remedial investigations, remedial actions, operational range evaluations, best management practice recommendations, and field sampling. Project experience includes sites managed under CERCLA, RCRA, MMRP, and Virginia VRP for investigation and remediation of chlorinated solvents, VOCs, SVOCs, PCBs, metals, and pesticides, as well as UXO clearance. She has worked extensively with Headquarters Marine Corps in the development, implementation, and management of the U.S. Marine Corps’ Operational Range Assessment Program (Range Environmental Vulnerability Assessment) at CONUS and OCONUS installations. The program is a non-regulated DoD initiative to ensure sustainability of training ranges while being protective of human health and the environment.

Education:

  • B.S. Biology, Environmental Science, University of Virginia
  • M.S. Environmental Science and Engineering, Virginia Tech

Years of Experience: 10

Affiliations:

  • Society of Americans Military Engineers (SAME)

John Tavolaro

Senior Associate

John recently retired from the position of Deputy Chief, Operations Division, New York District after 37 years of service with the US Army Corps of Engineers.  In this capacity he helped manage the District’s O&M Navigation, Regulatory, and Emergency Management Programs, which included dredging and maintenance of over 700 miles of federal navigation channels, 25 navigation structures, operation and maintenance of the Troy Lock & Dam and operation of a fleet of three large drift collection vessels, and approximately seven other bathymetric survey and support vessels.  During his career with USACE he has been heavily involved with environmental issues concerning sediments, dredged material testing and evaluation, endangered species issues, surveying techniques, environmental restoration and cleanup in the aquatic environment and dredged material management.  He has published approximately 17 papers, most dealing with various aspects of dredged material management, holds a Masters Degree in Geology, specializing in estuarine and coastal sedimentology, and is an AIPG Certified Professional Geologist.

Education:

  • B.S. Geology, Brooklyn College of City University
  • M.A. Geology, Queens College of City University

Years of Experience: 37

Professional Registrations:

  • Professional Geologist

Affiliations:

  • American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG)
  • Western Dredging Association (WEDA)