MEET THE TEAM
Our staff includes project managers and designers, inspectors, industrial hygienists, geologists, and environmental scientists. As a team, we
- remain current with Federal, State and local regulation,
- maintain constructive relationships with the regulatory community,
- provide valuable information to ensure the safety of employee working conditions,
- comply with all applicable environmental regulations,
- ensure excellent on-site project management and oversight, and
- advise accurately and provide expeditious results.
Additionally, we have a full-service on-site lab where we provide our clients with rapid and accurate results for Polarized Light Microscopy (PLM), Phase Contrast Microscopy (PCM), and microbial analyses.
Bernard Hurley: Bernard Hurley is the owner and CEO of Family Environmental and serves as a Senior Industrial Hygiene Consultant for a wide range of environmental assessment, mitigation, and site-clearing projects. Mr. Hurley has over 20 years of technical experience in environmental inspections, including project design and management with extensive experience managing and coordinating large scale environmental projects. With 12 years of construction and demolition experience, Mr. Hurley specializes in managing and coordinating multi-disciplinary environmental and demolition projects.
Katie Shaw: Ms. Shaw is an Environmental Scientist for Family Environmental. Previously, she served as the laboratory manager for River North Environmental Testing (RNET). Her past experience includes consulting, government sub-contracting with the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), and analytical laboratory management. Ms. Shaw brings quality control and data management expertise to each project, as well as an environmental sciences approach that extends beyond industrial hygiene.
Jerome Hairston: Mr Hairston is the Industrial Hygiene Program Manager for Family Environmental. Mr. Hairston has more than 25 years of industry experience. His past experience includes project management for engineering consulting services, asbestos abatement and industrial hygiene firms, with clients ranging from the United States Federal Government, State of Colorado, Michelin Production Facilities, State of Wyoming, and the State of Virginia. Mr. Hairston has worked at numerous universities and school districts while developing marketing partners in government and private industry. Mr. Hairston brings particular expertise in asbestos inspections after having served as an asbestos abatement project manager for over ten years, but is also very experienced in lead inspection/assessment, microbial (mold) inspection and assessment, and oversight for field activities.
Marissa Urdiales: Ms. Urdiales is the manager of our in-house laboratory, River North Environmental Testing (RNET). She holds a biology degree from the University of Notre Dame and has over 6 years of experience in the environmental testing industry, including the fields of PLM, PCM, mycology, and bacteriology. RNET is accredited through the National Volunteer Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP) for asbestos and maintains proficiency with the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) for mycological testing.
Michael Symula: Mr. Symula is an Environmental Scientist providing project management, technical, and in-field expertise for clients in the government and private sectors. A significant portion of his work has been in support of Phase I and II Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs), some of which were enrolled into the Colorado Voluntary Clean-up Program. He is also experienced with regulatory reviews, field oversight and field work, and stormwater inspection and planning support. While at Tetra Tech, Mr. Symula supported a range of private and federal client field based efforts, including stormwater management planning and compliance, soil and dust sampling for lead (XRF analysis) around a former smelter site, and Phase I ESA's for national clients.
Jeremy Rowland: Mr. Rowland is a Principal Environmental Scientist with 30 years of experience in environmental science, consulting and management. Mr. Rowland has extensive experience with multi-disciplinary project development, management, regulatory compliance and negotiation, reporting writing, field investigations, quality control, and data management.
Michael Dustman: Mr. Dustman is the Kansas City, Missouri Office Manager and a Senior Industrial Hygienist for Family Environmental. Mr. Dustman has been with Family Environmental for 11 years. His past experience includes program management for industrial hygiene firms and QA/QC review with clients ranging from USEPA, State of Missouri, City of Kansas City, numerous commercial property management firms, development partners and private industry. Mr. Dustman brings particular expertise in brownfield redevelopment projects involving contaminants of concern, such as asbestos, lead-based paint, mold, hazardous wastes, and contaminated soil and groundwater. Typical projects include: abatement, stabilization, mitigation, or remediation design; project management; oversight; and QA/QC of contractor work practices in association with Federal, State and local environmental regulations.