Marc I. Casslar, LEP
Mr. Casslar is a Connecticut Licensed Environmental Professional and registered professional geologist with over 45 years of experience in consulting, industry, and academia. He has developed site contamination evaluation programs, assessed environmental liability of industrial manufacturing facilities, developed underground and above-ground storage tank management programs, evaluated the potential for contaminant migration from industrial sites, and provided expert testimony for a variety of environmental litigation and arbitration actions. In addition, he was a member of the ASTM Phase I Site Assessment Committee, has served on an ad- hoc committee for the development of a regulatory guidance document, and has presented seminars on environmental compliance programs and the risk associated with subsurface environmental impairment.
Joshua M. Kaplan, LEP
senior environmental professional
Mr. Kaplan is a Connecticut Licensed Environmental Professional with over 15 years of experience in the design, management, and implementation of a variety of site assessments, remedial investigations, and site remediation services. He has significant experience conducting Phase I, II, and III Environmental Site Assessments; designing cost effective remediation strategies, aiding clients in conducting thorough due diligence during real estate transactions, and addressing regulatory compliance issues. Mr Kaplan has also helped clients to acquire hundreds of thousands of dollars in brownfield funding from state agencies for site assessment and remediation projects.
senior industrial hygienist
Mr. Gregoire is an environmental consultant with 10 years of experience in consulting, government, and education. He is a Licensed Asbestos Consultant in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island and a Licensed Lead Inspector in Connecticut. Mr. Gregoire has six years of experience conducting hazardous materials inspections for asbestos, lead, PCBs, radon, mold, and indoor air quality. He has experience in the oversight of hazardous materials clean-up and disposal for governmental, industrial, educational, and institutional sites; the development of Operations & Maintenance plans for lead and asbestos, and bid specifications for hazardous materials abatement. Mr. Gregoire has 13 years of experience in academia and teaches as an adjunct professor in the Environmental Engineering program at Three Rivers Community College in Norwich, Connecticut. In addition, he provides out-source training to clients to meet OSHA training requirements for HAZWOPER, asbestos awareness, blood borne pathogens, hazard communication, lead awareness, and universal waste. Prior to employment in the industry, Mr Gregoire conducted green roof and storm water runoff research at the University of Connecticut for three years and served in the U.S. Military for 23 years.
Andrew W. Schott, LEP
Mr. Schott is a Connecticut Licensed Environmental Professional with over 20 years experience as an environmental consultant. He has conducted and been project manager for hundreds of Phase I, II and III Environmental site Assessments, American Society of Testing Materials Transaction Screens, and underground storage tank removal project. He has extensive experience in site remediation and the development of Conceptual Site Models needed to ensure the proper assessment and remediation of a property.
Mr. Prey has over 20 years experience in environmental consulting. He manages American Society of Testing Materials Transaction Screens and Phase I Site Assessments. He has conducted Phase II and III Environmental Site Assessments, underground storage tank removals and site remediation projects.
Mr. Neary is an environmental consultant with more than 7 years of experience. He has been involved in the design, management, and implementation of numerous Phase I, II, and III Environmental Site Assessments; underground storage tank removals; remedial investigations; and site remediation.
senior project engineer
Mr. Hughes has been working in the environmental field for more than 25 years; though he has more than 50 years of experience. He is involved in stormwater and wastewater permitting; potable water supply treatment; Phase I, II, and III site assessments; groundwater monitoring; underground storage tank removals; and site remediation.
senior environmental analyst
Mr. Auguste is an environmental consultant with more than 16 years of experience. He is a Licensed Asbestos and Lead Inspector in Connecticut. Mr. Auguste has been conducting hazardous materials inspections for asbestos, lead, PCBs, radon, mold, and indoor air quality for most of his career. He has experience in the oversight of hazardous materials clean-up and disposal for governmental, industrial, educational, and institutional sites. Mr Auguste received his B.S. in Engineering from West Virginia University Institute of Technology (WVU Tech) in West Virginia.
Ms. Mackenzie has more than 7 years experience in the environmental consulting world. She assists with regulatory permits and filings; Connecticut Property Transfer Act filings;, government database research; Phase I and Phase II site assessments; and site remediation. Ms. McKenzie received her B.A. in Theater from the University of Vermont in Burlington, VT in 2004. She formerly worked for FirstLight Power Resources in Hartford, CT, as a Paralegal and Contract Administrator.
Ms. Woodin received her Associate degree in Environmental Engineering Technology in 2019 and a B.S. in Natural Resources from the University of Connecticut in 2021. At GeoQuest she assists with Phase I and Phase II Environmental Site Assessments, underground storage tank removals, and site remediation projects.
Ms. Edwards has more than 5 years experience in the characterization and remediation of contaminated properties. With a B.S. Degree in Chemistry she specializes in waste characterization and disposal. She is knowledgeable about EPA Clean-up Programs, including Superfund and RCRA. She has experience in developing technical plans, ensuring compliance with regulatory programs, and implementing best practices in contaminated site clean-up.
manager, accounting department
Mrs. Testa has been with GeoQuest for about two years; however, she has more than 28 years of experience in the accounting field and brings a diverse skillset to GeoQuest. Mrs. Testa manages all aspects of GeoQuest’s accounting needs and has been working on bringing GeoQuest’s accounting procedures into the 21st century. She received a B.A. in Business Administration, majoring in Accounting from the University of Connecticut in 1991. She passed the CPA Exam in 1998.
Mark A. Gottlieb, LEP
senior environmental consultant
Mr. Gottlieb is a Connecticut Licensed Environmental Professional with more than 30 years experience. He has been involved in over 2,000 projects, including Phase I, II, and III Environmental Site Assessments; underground storage tank (UST) removals and remediation; Connecticut Property Transfer Act Sites; the placement of Environmental Land Use Restrictions; providing expert testimony for litigation; and regulatory consulting. The site investigations have involved petroleum hydrocarbons, volatile organic compounds, dense non-aqueous phase liquids, metals and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). Mr. Gottlieb has also conducted technical and financial reviews of ongoing remediation projects due to railroad accidents for a variety of reinsurance companies. Projects have included derailments resulting in explosions, fires, and chemical releases. He has been an adjunct faculty member at Western Kentucky University (1992, Department of Geology and Geography) and at the University of Hartford (1981, 1993-1997, Chemistry Department).
Mrs. DalNegro has been an environmental consultant for more than 30 years. She specializes in Phase I Site Assessments. Prior to consulting she was an environmental educator at Roaring Brook Nature Center in Canton, Connecticut for almost 20 years.