VIRIDIAN®

Environmental

Key Personnel

Merwin Kinkade, CHMM, REM • President

Mr. Kinkade, president of Viridian® Inc., Environmental has over 30 years’ experience in environmental due diligence, site remediation, environmental planning, and vapor intrusion consulting. He founded the firm in 1992 with a focus on providing high quality environmental services in the tri-state area. He has significant experience with large-scale environmental remediation projects. Mr. Kinkade holds Masters Degrees in Environmental Studies from Montclair State University, and in Administration from New York University. He is trained and certified in closure and subsurface evaluation of underground storage tanks in the State of New Jersey, and in OSHA 40-hour HAZWOPER. He is a Master-Level Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM). Mr. Kinkade taught environment and ecology courses as a faculty member at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) for 23 years. He chaired the Montclair Environmental Commission for many years, and served on the Board of the Association of NJ Environmental Commissions (ANJEC) and The Nature Conservancy.

Flint KinkadeFlint Kinkade, CHMM • Vice President

Mr. Kinkade, CHMM, Vice President and Director of its Field Services Division, has over 20 years’ experience in environmental services. He is a geologist by education, and a soil vapor/vapor intrusion expert by training. He works with and was trained by Dr. Blayne Hartman, an internationally recognized expert in vapor intrusion. Flint has demonstrated Soil Vapor (SV) sampling techniques to regulators in CA, NJ, NH, MA, PA, CT, NC, MT, and USEPA Region II. He was on the national ASTM Vapor Intrusion Task Group that designed SV standards in the ASTM E2600 - 08 “Standard Practice for Assessment of Vapor Intrusion into Structures on Property Involved in Real Estate”. He is currently a member of the Interstate Technology & Regulatory Council (ITRC) Petroleum Vapor Intrusion team writing regulatory guidance for petroleum vapors, and the NJ Licensed Site Remediation Professionals Association (LSRPA) Vapor Intrusion team.

Mr. Kinkade has done extensive SV work in industrial and residential settings, including preparing SV conceptual site models and workplans; installing active and passive sampling devices in near-slab and sub-slab locations; installing flux chambers; collecting indoor and ambient air samples; interpreting laboratory analysis data; and preparing reports for submittal to regulators. He has conducted SV sampling in AL, AZ, CA, CT DC, DE, MA, MD, ME, MT, NC, NY, PA, VA and NJ.

Under Mr. Kinkade’s supervision, Viridian has conducted VI investigations for many of the largest environmental consulting and engineering companies. He is responsible for getting Viridian qualified and approved as a third party VI sampler for the NJDEP and USEPA on multiple sites.

Mr. Kinkade also supervises operation of Viridian’s mobile laboratory, working with clients to provide on-site, real-time data for soil vapor analysis of chlorinated solvents and petroleum-related compounds.

Jerry Haug, CPG, LSRP • Senior Project Manager

Mr. Haug is a Licensed Site Remediation Professional (LSRP) and Senior Project Manager. He has over 30 years’ experience in the environmental field with strong expertise in soil and ground water remediation projects for ISRA, USTs, dry cleaners, and Brownfields redevelopment sites. He has an outstanding record in obtaining state and individual grants and loans for Brownfields, Innocent Party and Innovative Technology investigations and remediation actions.

Mr. Haug received a BS in Geology from South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, and an MS in Geology from the University of Calgary, Canada. In addition to his education, Mr. Haug has OSHA 40-hour HAZWOPER training, is a NJDEP Certified Subsurface Evaluator and is a Certified Professional Geologist with the American Institute of Professional Geologists.

William Dunnell, LSRP • Senior Project Manager

Mr. Dunnell is a Licensed Site Remediation Professional (LSRP) and Senior Project Manager with 30 years’ of environmental consulting experience with commercial, industrial, residential, municipal, and attorney clients. Mr. Dunnell manages staff and contractor resources on multiple projects, serves as liaison between the client and regulatory agency personnel, reviews and negotiates contracts, and prepares proposals and budget estimates. Mr. Dunnell has a broad range of project experience ranging from preliminary site evaluations and underground storage tank closures to comprehensive subsurface investigations.

Mr. Dunnell is well versed in the requirements of CERCLA, RCRA, and New Jersey Industrial Site Remediation Act (ISRA) as well as the fundamentals of developing and implementing environmental investigations. He has provided litigation support for clients including deposition and courtroom testimony, and has authored affidavits and expert reports on behalf of clients.

Mr. Dunnell holds a Bachelor of Science in Hydrology from the University of New Hampshire and has completed OSHA 40-hour, 8-hour refresher, and Supervisor health and safety training. He has participated in management training and loss prevention seminars sponsored by professional organizations, including NJSPE, ASFE, and ACEC.

Paige KinkadePaige Kinkade, CHMM • Project Manager

Ms. Kinkade is a Project Manager with over 15 years’ experience in the environmental field with expertise in regulatory reporting and soil and ground water investigations.

Ms. Kinkade received her Bachelor of Science in Earth Sciences at Boston University. In addition to her education, Ms. Kinkade is a Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM) and an NJDEP-licensed Subsurface Evaluator. Ms. Kinkade also holds OSHA 40-hour HAZWOPER certification and is trained as a USEPA Superfund Technical Assessment & Response Team member.

Erik HughesErik Hughes • LEED GA

Mr. Hughes is an Environmental Scientist, joining the Viridian team in May of 2013. He received his Bachelor Degree in Environmental Studies at Gettysburg College in May of 2012. He also spent a semester at DIS in Copenhagen, Denmark to study innovative approaches to sustainability. Erik has OSHA 40-hour HAZWOPER training, and regulatory training in the closure and subsurface evaluation of underground storage tanks in the State of New Jersey. Mr. Hughes has a diverse background in the environmental field, including internships with a green roofing company, a solar company, and contributing in 2012 to the first Gettysburg College Sustainability Proposal – aimed at pointing out strengths, weaknesses, and realistic areas of improvement related to Gettysburg College’s sustainability efforts and practices. He has recently become LEED GA certified.

Leigh Ellen Finn, Project Manager

Ms. Finn is a Project Manager with more than 12 years’ experience in the environmental field, managing all facets of projects including supervision of field work; site and remedial investigation; remedial action workplans; client and NJDEP liaison; and report preparation. Her projects have included ISRA, UST, and property transfer cases and involved petroleum and chlorinated solvent compounds, PCBs, and metals cleanups. She has extensive experience with Brownfields remediation in New Jersey and working with the NJDEP’s HDSRF Grant program. Additionally, Ms. Finn played a key role in the planning and installation of the first zero-valent iron permeable reactive barrier (PRB) in New Jersey.

Ms. Finn received her BA in Geology at Colgate University. In addition to her education, Ms. Finn is an NJDEP-licensed Subsurface Evaluator, and has OSHA 40-hour HAZWOPER certification.

Uday SinghUday Singh, Director of Hazardous Material Services

Mr. Singh is an Industrial Hygienist with extensive experience in conducting building surveys for commercial, industrial, and residential sites, assessing whether asbestos, lead, mercury, or other hazardous or toxic materials are present, and in what volume and configuration. He brings important skills to support our interior and exterior demolition work. He also provides on-sight monitoring services.

Mr. Singh has an MS in Environmental Science from Montclair Sate University, and an MS in Biophysics from Panjab University in Chandigarh, India. His clients for asbestos, mercury, lead, and mold surveys, cleanup plan development, and project management have included The New York Post; Westchester Community College; Fanwood NJ School for the Deaf; JetBlue Airlines; Erasmus School, Brooklyn NY; Butterick-Vogue Patterns. He also provided oversight of QA/QC procedures for an asbestos analytical laboratory.

Craig Puerta, PE, MBA Craig Puerta, PE, MBA

Mr. Puerta has been consulting in the civil engineering and environmental engineering disciplines for over 13 years. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in the states of New York and New Jersey, and a regular guest speaker on soil vapor and vapor intrusion topics at Hunter College and City College of New York.

Mr. Puerta’s experience includes managing large scale Superfund projects, brownfields cleanup programs, property transaction due diligence, and engineering systems designs. He has worked on projects focusing on risk management for environmentally sensitive developments with high risk receptors such as schools and day care facilities. He has conducted environmental investigations of, and consulted on, all classes of properties for soil vapor and vapor intrusion, soil and groundwater contamination, and long term operations and management of remedial design systems.