Staff Profiles

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Kathy L. McGee, P.E.

Kathy L. McGee, P.E.

FIELDS OF SPECIALIZATION

Waste Management Engineering and Assessments
  • Waste Characterization
  • Corrective Action Investigation/Evaluation
  • Remedial Design/Implementation
  • RCRA Permitting and Facility Design
  • Closure Plan Preparation/Certification
  • Hazardous/Solid Waste Permit Application Preparation
  • Radioactive Waste Licensing Support
  • Environmental Monitoring Program Development
  • Environmental Monitoring Data Review/Evaluation
Regulatory Evaluation and Liaison
  • Compliance Audits and Assessments
  • Regulatory Options Analyses
  • Regulatory Interpretations
  • Enforcement and Permitting Negotiations/Liaison

EDUCATION

BS in Chemical Engineering - The University of Texas at Austin, 1976

PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATION

Registered Professional Engineer - State of Texas No. 57783

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • President - Cook-Joyce, Inc.; Austin, Texas; 2013 - Present
  • Vice President - Cook-Joyce, Inc.; Austin, Texas; 1983 - 2013
  • Waste Mgmt. Engineering Staff - Espey, Huston & Associates, Inc.; Austin, Texas; 1980 - 1983
  • Engineering Assistant - Texas Department of Water Resources; Austin, Texas; 1979 - 1980

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Omega Chi Epsilon, Engineering Honor Society

American Institute of Chemical Engineers

Air and Waste Management Association

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Stephen L. Cook, P.E.

Stephen L. Cook, P.E.

FIELDS OF SPECIALIZATION

  • Multi-Discipline Project Management
  • Industrial Hazardous and Non-Hazardous Waste Management
  • Site Investigation and Remediation
  • RCRA Permitting and Facility Design
  • Trial Burn Design and Management
  • Regulatory Liaison
  • Facility Construction Oversight and Certification
  • Air and Industrial Waste Permitting
  • Byproduct Material and Low Level Radioactive Waste Licensing

EDUCATION

MS in Environmental Health Engineering - The University of Texas at Austin, 1978

BS in Chemical Engineering - The University of Texas at Austin, 1970

PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATION

Registered Professional Engineer - State of Texas No. 42203

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Director - Cook-Joyce, Inc.; Austin, Texas; 2013 - Present
  • President - Cook-Joyce, Inc.; Austin, Texas; 1983 - 2013
  • Manager, Waste Mgmt. Group - Espey, Huston & Associates, Inc.; Austin, Texas; 1981 - 1983
  • Senior Engineer - Espey, Huston & Associates, Inc.; Austin, Texas; 1980 - 1981
  • Staff Engineer - TWQB/TDWR; Austin, Texas; 1974 - 1980
  • Chemical/Environmental Health Engineering Graduate School - University of Texas at Austin; 1972-1974
  • Chemical Process Engineer - Gulf Oil Corporation Refinery; Port Arthur, Texas; 1971 - 1972

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

American Institute of Chemical Engineers

Air and Waste Management Association

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Wade M. Wheatley, P.E.

Wade M. Wheatley, P.E.

FIELDS OF SPECIALIZATION

  • Multi-Discipline Project Management
  • Expert witness on solid waste matters before Texas legislative committees and administrative hearings
  • Participated in public outreach and public hearings, organized and conducted stakeholder working groups, and directed the re-write of the numerous Texas Composting, Recycling, Industrial & Hazardous, and Municipal Solid Waste Regulations
  • Directed the review of all types of hazardous waste units including combustion unit designs and operational requirements that included indirect risk assessments for compliance with State and Federal regulations
  • Conducted operations involving explosive waste thermal treatment
  • Trained in the detection, evaluation , containment and decontamination of chemical, biological and nuclear contamination

EDUCATION

BS in Mechanical Engineering – US Naval Academy, 1985

Explosive Ordnance Disposal School and Advanced coursework

Class A MS Facility Operator License

PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATION

Registered Professional Engineer - State of Texas No. 76710

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Vice President, Cook-Joyce, Inc. – Austin, TX; 2012 – Present
  • Private Practice – Firm 14196, 2012
  • Director of Facility Operations and Development - Texas Disposal Systems, Austin, TX; 2005 – 2012
  • Director, Waste Permits Division – Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), Austin, TX; 1992 – 2005
  • Manager, Industrial and Hazardous Waste Permits Section - TCEQ
  • Combustion Team Leader, Industrial and Hazardous Waste Permits Section - TCEQ
  • RCRA Permit Coordinator, Industrial and Hazardous Waste Permits Section - TCEQ
  • Captain, Explosive Ordnance Disposal Officer/Engineering Officer – United States Marine Corps, Camp Lejeune, NC; 1985 – 1991

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Solid Waste Association of North America- Lone Star Chapter

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Doug Granger, P.G.

Doug Granger, P.G.

FIELDS OF SPECIALIZATION

Groundwater Hydrology
  • Resource Evaluations
  • Groundwater Monitoring Programs
  • Water Well Design
  • Groundwater Sampling Programs
  • Groundwater Restoration
Engineering Geology
  • Geologic Investigations
  • Geophysical Investigations
Geology
  • RCRA Permitting and Radioactive Waste Licensing
  • Surface and Subsurface Evaluations
  • Site Selection and Evaluations
  • Geophysical Logging

EDUCATION

Graduate Study in Hydrogeology - Wright State University, 1987 - 1988

BS in Geology (Geography Minor) - Stephen F. Austin State University, 1982

PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATION

Registered Professional Geologist - State of Texas, No. 2008

Registered Professional Geologist - State of Tennessee

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Senior Project Staff - Cook-Joyce, Inc.; Austin, Texas; 2007 - present
  • Vice President - Cook-Joyce, Inc.; Austin, Texas; 1993 - 2007
  • Associate - Cook-Joyce, Inc.; Austin, Texas; 1990 - 1993
  • Senior Geologist - Cook-Joyce, Inc.; Austin, Texas; 1988 - 1990
  • Project Staff - Cook-Joyce, Inc.; Austin, Texas; 1985 - 1988

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Don E. Baskin, P.E.

Don E. Baskin, P.E.

FIELDS OF SPECIALIZATION

  • Air Quality Permitting, Compliance and Reporting
  • RCRA Permitting and Facility Design
  • EPCRA Reporting - Tier 2 and Toxic Release Inventory
  • Industrial Hazardous and Non-Hazardous Waste Management, Characterization and Reporting
  • Environment, Health and Safety Compliance Program Development and Evaluation
  • DOT Compliance for Shippers
  • International Fire / Building Codes
  • OSHA 1910 Regulatory Compliance

EDUCATION

MS in Environmental Engineering - University of Illinois, 1985

BS in Civil Engineering - Texas A&M University, 1982

PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATION

Registered Professional Engineer - State of Texas No. 76322

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Senior Project Staff - Cook-Joyce, Inc.; Austin, Texas; 2008 - Present
  • ESH Operations Manager - SEMATECH/ATDF; Austin, Texas; 2003 – 2008
  • Environmental Affairs Manager - SEMATECH; Austin, Texas; 1997 - 2003
  • Senior Project Staff - Cook-Joyce, Inc.; Austin, Texas; 1994 - 1997
  • Environmental Engineer - Koch Refining Co.; Corpus Christi, Texas; 1987 – 1993
  • Associate Environmental Engineer - Marathon Oil Co.; Anchorage, Alaska; 1986 – 1987
  • Associate Environmental Engineer - Marathon Oil Co.; Lafayette, Louisiana; 1985 – 1986

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Chi Epsilon, Civil Engineering Honor Society

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J. Brian Dudley, P.E.

J. Brian Dudley, P.E.

FIELDS OF SPECIALIZATION

  • Municipal and Industrial Waste Management
  • Waste Permit Applications and Regulatory Liaison
  • Waste Disposal Option Evaluation
  • Landfill Design/Layout and Operations
  • Construction Quality Assurance Certification
  • Leachate/Methane Control Systems
  • Cleanup and Closure Plans for Waste Sites
  • Stormwater Control
  • Liquid and Greasetrap Waste Processing
  • Composting Systems
  • Renewable Energy (Bioreactor) Systems
  • Tire Processing Facilities

EDUCATION

MS in Civil Engineering - The University of California at Berkeley, 1975

BS in Civil Engineering - The University of Texas at Austin, 1974

PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATION

Registered Professional Engineer - State of Texas No. 59831

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Senior Project Engineer - Cook-Joyce, Inc.; Austin, Texas; 2001 - Present
  • Principal - Brian Dudley Engineering; Austin, Texas; 1999 – 2000
  • Senior Project Engineer - Rust Environment & Infrastructure; Austin, Texas; 1993 – 1998
  • Project Manager - Cook-Joyce, Inc.; Austin, Texas; 1989 – 1992
  • Designer/Project Manager - Travis County, Texas; 1976 - 1988

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Diana Dworaczyk, P.E.

Diana Dworaczyk, P.E.

FIELDS OF SPECIALIZATION

  • Drainage System Evaluation, Design, and Modeling
  • Floodplain Analysis/Modeling
  • Landfill Design/Engineering
  • RCRA Permitting and Design
  • Land Development Design and Permitting
  • Storm Water Pollution Prevention
  • Leachate Control/Leak Detection Systems
  • HELP Modeling
  • NQA1 Construction Quality Assurance Program

EDUCATION

BS in Civil Engineering - The University of Texas at Austin, 1982

PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATION

Registered Professional Engineer - State of Texas No. 63724

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Senior Project Staff - Cook-Joyce, Inc.; Austin, Texas; 2008 - Present
  • Project Engineer - Diana Dworaczyk, P.E.; Austin, Texas; 2002 – 2008
  • Project Staff, Project Engineer - Cook-Joyce, Inc.; Austin, Texas; 1985 - 1990
  • Project Staff - Todd Shimoda Engineer; Austin, Texas; 1984 - 1985
  • Project Staff - Danze, Davis & Yarbrough; Austin, Texas; 1983 -1984

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J. Jeffrey Glaser, P.E.

J. Jeffrey Glaser, P.E.

FIELDS OF SPECIALIZATION

Regulatory Analysis, Permitting, and Compliance Assistance for Facility Operations and Construction Projects
  • Clean Water Act
  • Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)
  • Clean Air Act
  • Endangered Species Act
  • CERCLA/SARA
  • Railroad Commission Statewide Rules
Stormwater and Wastewater Discharge and Land Application Permits
  • TPDES and TLAP Permit Applications
  • Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans
  • BMP Selection and Troubleshooting
  • Regulatory Compliance Assistance
Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plans
Site Investigation and Remediation
Hazardous and Solid Waste Management
Financial Analysis

EDUCATION

MBA - The University of Texas at Austin, 1990

BS in Civil Engineering (honors) - The University of Texas at Austin, 1987

PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATION

Registered Professional Engineer - State of Texas No. 79731

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Senior Project Staff - Cook-Joyce, Inc.; Austin, Texas; 2009 - present
  • Water Resources Local Practice Leader - R.W. Beck, Inc.; Austin, Texas; 2008 – 2009
  • Environmental Supervisor - Lower Colorado River Authority; Austin, Texas; 2005 – 2008
  • Senior Environmental Engineer - Lower Colorado River Authority; Austin, Texas; 2001 to 2005
  • Associate - Cook-Joyce, Inc.; Austin, Texas; 1998 - 2001
  • Senior Project Staff - Cook-Joyce, Inc.; Austin, Texas; 1995 - 1998
  • Project Staff - Cook-Joyce, Inc.; Austin, Texas; 1990 - 1995
  • Project Engineer - Exxon Company, U.S.A.; Midland, Texas; 1987 - 1988
  • EIT - Parkhill, Smith, and Cooper, Inc.; Austin and Lubbock, Texas; Summers of 1984 - 1987

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

American Water Works Association

Water Environment Association of Texas

Chi Epsilon, Civil Engineering Honor Society

Tau Beta Pi, Engineering Honor Society

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Corey K. Klingelhefer, P.E.

Corey K. Klingelhefer, P.E.

FIELDS OF SPECIALIZATION

Civil and Waste Management Engineering
  • Drainage System Evaluation and Design
  • Modeling of Hydrologic Process Effects
  • Landfill Design and Implementation
Environmental Regulatory Compliance
  • RCRA Permitting and Facility Design
  • Oil and Natural Gas Facilities
  • Industrial and Hazardous Waste Facilities
  • Waste Characterization
  • Regulatory Compliance Assessments and Options Analyses
  • Stormwater Pollution Prevention
  • Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasures
Site Investigation and Remediation
  • Environmental Site Assessments
  • Surface and Subsurface Investigations and Evaluations
  • Risk-based Assessments and Evaluations
  • LPST and TRRP Corrective Actions
  • Remedial System Design and Implementation
  • Site Closure and Certification
Hazardous and Solid Waste Management
Statistical Analysis of Environmental Data

EDUCATION

BS in Civil Engineering - The University of Texas at Austin, 1993

PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATION

Registered Professional Engineer - State of Texas No. 86962

Registered Professional Engineer - State of Missouri No. PE2004007297

Registered Corrective Action Project Manager - State of Texas No. CAPM01536

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Senior Project Staff - Cook-Joyce, Inc.; San Antonio, Texas; 2000 - Present
  • Project Staff - Cook-Joyce, Inc.; Austin Texas; 1994 - 1999
  • Engineer Tech II - Texas Department of Transportation; Austin, Texas; 1992 - 1993

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Richard Varnell, P.G.

Richard Varnell, P.G.

FIELDS OF SPECIALIZATION

  • Phase I and Phase II Environmental Site Assessments
  • Compliance Audits
  • VCP and IOP
  • RCRA/Hazardous Waste Closure Programs
  • Site Closure and Certification
  • RCRA Permitting
  • UST Removal and Remediation
  • TPDES Stormwater and Wastewater Permitting
  • SPCC Plan Preparation and Training
  • Innovative Remediation Programs
  • Environmental Monitoring
  • Radionuclide/NORM Assessment and Remediation

EDUCATION

MS in Environmental Sciences - Texas Christian University; Fort Worth, Texas, 1996

BA in Biology - Texas A&M University; College Station, Texas, 1992

PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATION

Registered Professional Geoscientist - State of Texas No. 4992

TCEQ Corrective Action Project Manager (CAPM) - Number 01622

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Senior Project Staff - Cook-Joyce, Inc.; Austin, Texas; 2004 - Present
  • President - Beluga Environmental Ltd.; Fort Worth and Austin, Texas; 2001 – 2004
  • Project Manager - ARCADIS Geraghty & Miller, Inc.; Austin, Texas; 1997 – 2001
  • Staff and Project Scientist - Law Engineering & Environmental Services, Inc.; Dallas, Ft. Worth & Austin, Texas; 1992 – 1997

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Ed Hughes, P.G.

Ed Hughes, P.G.

FIELDS OF SPECIALIZATION

Geology
  • Environmental Site Assessment/Site Investigations
  • Monitor Well Design, Installation and Development
  • Soil and Groundwater Sampling
  • UST Removal and Remediation
  • Pump and Aquifer Testing
  • Field Mapping and Interpretation

EDUCATION

BS in Geological Sciences - The University of Texas at Austin, 1995

PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATION

Registered Professional Geoscientist - State of Texas No. 10021

LPST Project Manager - No. 0000193

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Staff Geologist - Cook-Joyce, Inc.; Austin, Texas; 2002 - Present
  • Staff Geologist/Office Manager - Cook-Joyce, Inc.; Port Neches, Texas; 1998 - 2002
  • Technician II - Cook-Joyce, Inc.; Austin, Texas; 1994 - 1995
  • Technician I - Cook-Joyce, Inc.; Austin, Texas; 1988 - 1994

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

National Ground Water Association

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Kevin L. Lonseth, P.G.

Kevin L. Lonseth, P.G.

FIELDS OF SPECIALIZATION

Site Investigation and Remediation
  • Phase I Environmental Site Assessments
  • Surface and Subsurface Evaluations
  • Closure Plans
Landfill/Solid Waste/Wastewater
  • Construction Quality Assurance (CQA) of Municipal and Industrial Waste Landfills
  • Construction Quality Assurance of Wastewater Ponds
Field Work
  • Landfill Services Experience
  • Soil and Groundwater Sampling
  • Industrial Waste Sampling
  • Field Mapping and Interpretation
  • Monitor Well Design, Installation, and Development
  • Pump and Aquifer Testing
  • Remedial Construction Oversight
  • Surveying
Environmental Regulatory Compliance
  • Hazardous Waste Facilities
  • Groundwater Monitoring and Statistical Analysis

EDUCATION

BS in Geology, Engineering Geology Option - Texas A&M University, 1997

PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATION

Registered Professional Geoscientist - State of Texas, No. 10330

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Project Staff IV - Cook-Joyce, Inc.; Austin, Texas; 2000 - present
  • Processing Geophysicist - Western Geophysical; Houston, Texas; 1997 - 2000

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