sam-planting-croppedEnvironmental Scientist / Inspector

Years of Experience: 6


  • BS, Environmental Studies & Earth Science, minor in Geography, 2015


  • VDEQ Erosion & Sediment Control Inspector, 2021
  • MDE Erosion & Sediment Control Responsible Personnel Certification, 2015
  • MD SHA Erosion & Sediment Control Yellow Card, 2015

Highlights of Experience

Sam is an Environmental Scientist and Inspector with experience in streams, wetlands, environmental regulations, permit compliance and construction inspection. Highlights of Sam’s experience include:

Field Studies

Conducts a wide variety of environmental investigations including:

  • stream assessment
  • stream restoration post construction monitoring
  • potential best management practices site identification and field investigations

Assists senior scientists in performing a wide variety of field studies including:

  • performs stream corridor assessments, geomorphic surveys, and sediment sampling
  • uses GPS and GIS technologies to support technical field work and reporting
  • measures velocities to evaluate stream discharges and fish passage post-construction
Document Preparation and Regulation Management
  • provides coordination with regulatory agencies for projects affecting natural resources
  • prepares permits
  • conducts field meetings
  • writes reports
Environmental Construction Inspection and Management
  • performs construction inspection for stream and wetland mitigation and stormwater management/best management practices projects to maintain design objectives and preserve natural resources during construction phase
  • conducts traditional survey to verify design
  • coordinates monitoring and inspection activities and remedies, where needed, with clients, property owners, contractors, regulatory agencies and the public
  • performs contract administration tasks for environmental mitigation construction projects