Leak Detection & Repair (LDAR) Team

JOSEPH DEAN

ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNICIAN

Joseph is a graduate of Wichita State University with a degree in Geology. His experience includes Groundwater Monitoring, UST Trust Fund and Voluntary Cleanup Program Monitoring and Reporting, Soil, Groundwater and Waste Sampling, and LDAR Sampling.  Mr. Dean is also a certified sampling technician.  


LAURA DEAN

SENIOR COMPLIANCE PROJECT MANAGER

Laura has more than 20 years of technical, environmental, and management experience. She is a graduate of Friends University with a Bachelor Degree in Chemistry. As a former Environmental and Safety Compliance Manager of both Chemical and Gas facilities and as an Environmental Consultant she has accumulated extensive experience in management systems, program management, technical tool development, regulatory analysis, permitting, reporting, and agency and community communications.


ZACH FABER

PRESIDENT/OWNER, ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE PROJECT MANAGER

Zach has over 7 years of technical, environmental, and management experience. He is a graduate of Wichita State University with a Bachelor Degree in Biological Sciences and a minor in Chemistry and is currently completing a degree in chemical engineering at the University of North Dakota. Mr. Faber experience includes air compliance management and permitting, leak detection and repair (LDAR) program development and management, chemical hazard communication program development, groundwater exploration and sampling, SPCC, SWP3, chemical compatibility and inventories, waste management, environmental management system development, ISO 14001 implementation and management, CEMS compliance, NSPS and MACT compliance and reporting, PSM and RMP auditing, Phase I property investigations, and UIC permitting and compliance. Mr. Faber has managed and developed environmental compliance systems at ethanol, salt, grain processing, nitrogenous fertilizer, aluminum, paint coating, and LPG.


John Lenherr

Field Geologist / GIS Specialist

John is a graduate of University of Kansas with a Bachelor Degree in Environmental Studies.  He is currently completing a graduate certificate in Geospatial Analysis from Emporia State University.  He has experience in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Spatial Analysis, Cartography, Hydrogeology, and Remote Sensing. Mr. Lenherr is a Field Geologist with experience in soil and groundwater site characterization, investigation, and remediation. He has also accumulated experience in SPCC, NPDES, UIC, LPG Storage, and waste management compliance for a variety of industries.


DENISE OBR

SENIOR COMPLIANCE PROJECT MANAGER 

Denise has over 20 years of technical, environmental, and management experience. She is a graduate of Oklahoma State University with a Bachelor Degree in Chemical Engineering with Petroleum Option. Serving 10 years as the Environmental and Safety Manager of a medium sized chemical manufacturing facility, she has developed broad experience in all aspects of environmental and safety compliance and management systems.  She is particularly skilled at Clean Air Act related projects such as air permitting, emission inventories, and applicability determinations. Ms. Ober excellent technical, engineering, computer, interpersonal, and communications skills have proven invaluable in relation to her consulting projects. 


KURT SHOBE, M.S., P.G., CHMM

SENIOR GEOLOGIST & COMPLIANCE PROJECT MANAGER

Kurt is a former state regulator with extensive experience dealing with RCRA Subtitle C and D sites. Mr. Shobe is a Registered Professional Geologist and a Certified Hazardous Materials Manager, in addition to holding a Master’s Degree. He is a past member of the EPA review board responsible for making determinations and recommendations regarding the statistical procedures and methods contained in the final EPA Statistical Guidance Document, which will be adopted by all states with approved RCRA base programs. His former regulatory duties included the review of statistical plans submitted for all solid and hazardous waste sites in the state of Kansas, as well as the project management of solid and hazardous waste facilities. While in the state regulatory system, Mr. Shobe helped author technical guidance documentations regarding the procedures necessary to complete a facility Sampling and Analysis Plan, and authored the guidance detailing the statistical requirements. 


KIRU VYRAVAN, QSTI, EIT

AIR COMPLIANCE SPECIALIST

Kiru has a Chemical Engineering Bachelor Degree and a Master in Environmental Engineering at Oklahoma State University and is currently completing a Masters in Environmental Management. He has more than 8 years of experience with environmental air quality compliance. Mr. Vyravan has managed more than 25 projects and has written hundreds of stack test reports for power utilities, oil and gas industries, chemical manufacturing, glass manufacturing, and incinerators. He also is very experienced in the development of permit application materials and managed permit compliance for Title V major, PSD major, and synthetic minor sites.