Joseph S. Campisi
Principal Hydrogeologist and President
Mr. Campisi has over 30 years of experience in the environmental field; having managed consulting operations for global environmental consultants, as well as worked for the industry as an environmental manager. Mr. Campisi has a broad background in the environmental field and is a technical expert in contaminant hydrogeology, capable of interpreting complex subsurface conditions, evaluating and choosing remedial technologies and ultimately executing the remedy/corrective measures. In addition, Mr. Campisi has participated in large environmental review projects that involved upfront environmental impact assessments and follow-on capital project permitting. During a good part of the last decade Mr. Campisi has helped build EHS practices for national consulting firms.
Mr. Campisi acquired CEA in 2016 with the thought of building a high-quality consultancy that would assist clients to solve the regulatory and technical challenges that are typically faced in three areas: cleaning up environmental legacies, developing new energy infrastructure, and protecting workers in the industry. CEA has always had a strong reputation in New England and now we are looking to expand in each of these practice areas to become a nationally recognized force.
- B.S in Earth Science (Geology), Pennsylvania State University
- Masters in Geological Science, Binghamton University
- MBA, Loyola University Chicago.
Stephen J. Graham, PE, LSP
Principal and Director of ERM
Mr. Graham heads up CEA’s new Boston operation as Principal and Director of the Environmental Risk Management practice. With over 30 years of experience in the environmental compliance, building decommissioning, and remediation of soil, groundwater, air, and sediment sites for Fortune 500 industries, CRE, government, and universities, he is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) National Environmental Committee, and an advisory member of the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) New England Chapter Board of Directors.
Aaron Ting, PE
Principal Geologist, Chicago Operations Director
Mr. Hyder is a professional geologist with nearly 30 years of technical, project management, team leadership, and office P&L experience in the environmental consulting and engineering business. Mr. Hyder has a diverse background in the industry having worked on and/or managed small to complex Phase II due diligence and UST removal projects to large-scale or long-term Emergency Response, RCRA Corrective Action, CERCLA, and various private initiative, voluntary, or agency-mandated projects. His experience includes assessment and remediation of petroleum, chlorinated compounds, explosives, and other constituents in soil and groundwater at both legacy sites and active facilities. Mr. Hyder has worked in a variety of locations and geologic settings and has extensive bedrock drilling experience. Mr. Hyder has also provided hydrogeologic support on capital permitting projects and worked on projects involving site closure, decommissioning and demolition. He has also served as the Project Manager or Project Director for large remedial construction and civil infrastructure projects and site safety officer for numerous projects.
- B.S. Geology, Northern Kentucky University
- North Carolina Professional Geologist
Adam Last, PE, LSP
Mr. Last is the Principal Engineer and Regional Manager for Corporate Environmental Advisors environmental consulting practice. He provides environmental engineering services to private and public sector clients and has worked in the environmental consulting field since 1991.
Mr. Last has extensive experience performing environmental consulting services, environmental site assessments, landfill compliance services, risk characterizations, evaluating remedial alternatives, and remediating sites. His experience includes environmental consulting services at a wide variety of properties including superfund sites, brownfields sites, landfills, dry cleaners, industrial facilities, bulk petroleum terminals, rifle and skeet trap shooting ranges, rail yards, scrap metal yards, hospitals, prisons, incinerators, highway depots, gas stations, and residential properties. Contaminants encountered during these activities include petroleum (gasoline, diesel, kerosene, fuel oils, cutting oils), heavy metals (lead, arsenic, barium, cadmium), polychlorinated byphenyls (PCBs) and chlorinated solvents.
Throughout his career, he has developed an in-depth knowledge of the risk characterization process and has successfully managed and completed Method 1, 2 and 3 Risk Characterizations at sites involving a variety of contaminants and contaminated media (soil, groundwater, indoor air, surface water, and sediment).
As the Principal Engineer, Mr. Last supervises and directs the successful completion of all phases (Phases I through V) of the Massachusetts Contingency Plan process; all methods of human health and environmental risk characterization (Methods 1, 2 and 3); remedial action alternative evaluations; and site remediation at over 50 tier classified disposal sites. He provides regulatory and technical direction during all assessment and response actions to ensure compliance with the MCP Response Action Performance Standards, supporting regulations, guidance and regulatory deadlines.
- M.S., Environmental Engineering, Tufts University
- B.S., Civil & Environmental Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
- Professional Engineer, MA, RI, CT, NH, VT, ME & NY
- Licensed Site Professional, MA
Scott Vandersea, LEP, LSP
Mr. VanderSea has nearly 25 years of experience involving hydrogeologic assessments and remediation. He has worked on more than 150 projects in New England including extensive experience with sites under the Connecticut Remediation Standard Regulations. He also has widespread knowledge and experience with the Massachusetts Contingency Plan (MCP) and Connecticut Underground Storage Tank Reimbursement Program.
Mr. VanderSea authors reviews and certifies regulatory submittals involving site assessment, remediation technology evaluations, remedy implementation plans, risk assessment and site closure. He ensures compliance with regulatory and client deadlines, strict adherence to response action performance standards and overall project compliance within established timeframes and budgets. He has considerable experience interfacing and negotiating with regulators, local officials, property owners and private homeowners.
His project experience includes comprehensive surficial and bedrock aquifer assessment; evaluation, design and implementation of soil and groundwater remediation programs involving product recovery and groundwater treatment, soil vapor extraction and air sparging, high-vacuum extraction soil excavation with off-site treatment, and bioremediation. He has also been responsible for emergency response cleanups, installation and maintenance of private water well treatment systems and site closure.
- B.S., Hydrogeology, University of New Hampshire, Durham
- Licensed Environmental Professional, CT, #353
- Licensed Site Professional
- LSP Association
Principal Environmental Scientist
Mr. Hopper has 20 years of experience in the environmental industry and currently manages the Due Diligence group at CEA. He has thorough experience conducting American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) Phase I’s and Phase II’s, preliminary and comprehensive response actions. Mr. Hopper manages a portfolio of bank clients and their environmental due diligence needs with a primary focus on properties with environmental issues or time sensitive deadlines.
At CEA Mr. Hopper provides all phases of environmental compliance activities and reporting. Utilizing his remedial experience, he routinely conducts operations, maintenance, and monitoring activities for remedial systems including soil vapor extraction and air sparge (SVE/AS) remediation systems, and groundwater treatment systems with air stripping and carbon filtration. He has also performed numerous field oversight activities including installation of remedial systems, environmental drilling and subsurface soil sampling, UST removals and replacements, and groundwater monitoring in accordance with low-flow procedures.
Mr. Hopper has been the lead manager for numerous New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES), Maine Department of Environmental Protection (MEDEP) and Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (VTDEC) projects involving residential hazardous waste evaluations, fuel oil releases including contract preparation, coverage authorization for the client through insurance companies or reimbursement programs, project and subcontractor coordination, scheduling, sampling, managing compliance with applicable state regulations and contracts, regulatory report preparation and project closure.
- B.S., Recreation Management, University of Vermont
- Asbestos Inspector & Management Planner
Mr. Tomforde is a New Hampshire licensed Professional Geologist with over 20 years of experience completing environmental site investigation and remediation associated with releases of petroleum and hazardous waste on residential and commercial properties. Mr. Tomforde is a Principal Geologist and office lead at StoneHill Environmental, a subsidiary of CEA. Mr. Tomforde maintains a strong working knowledge of multi-media environmental sampling techniques and is well versed in New Hampshire environmental regulations including working within the New Hampshire Petroleum Reimbursement Fund Program.
- B.S., Geo-chemistry, Bridgewater State College
- Masters in Geology, University of North Dakota
Senior Environmental Consultant and Principal
Mr. Knapp is a Senior Environmental Consultant and Principal with Boyle Associates, a CEA Company, based in the Westbrook, Maine office. Dale has more than 16 years of professional experience in the natural sciences, permitting, and management. Dale is a regionally recognized natural resource consultant and carries the following professional certifications: Certified Soil Scientist, Licensed Site Evaluator, Certified Environmental Professional, and Professional Wetland Scientist. Energy projects have been a focus of Dale's professional practice and he has played a key role in the development and permitting of 17 operational wind projects, over 25 grid-scale solar projects, and 11 high voltage transmission lines in New England alone.
Dale’s responsibilities include leadership of the Natural Resources practice, client relationship management, and business development. Dale also manages projects, directs ecological field surveys, and performs strategic planning for permitting. In addition to managing and implementing projects, he has regularly provided expert witness testimony regarding the findings of ecological field surveys and permit submissions associated with both large and small-scale projects.
Dale also has expertise in soil mapping, morphology, subsurface wastewater design, wetland delineations, vernal pool surveys, threatened and endangered species surveys, ecological community characterizations, biological assessments, wildlife surveys, wetland mitigation and compensation, project management, and document preparation in accordance with the state and federal regulatory agency standards.