Paul has more than 30 years of experience conducting soil and geologic evaluations for a variety of land-use applications. Areas of expertise include subsurface sewage disposal, stormwater infiltration, limestone geology, floodplain soils, and construction. Paul prepares technical reports and provides expert testimony as needed. As a PA-Certified SEO since 1986, Paul is well versed in individual and community sewage system requirements for planning, permitting, as well as determining factors responsible for system failures. As a PG, he performs site evaluations to determine bedrock types and potential hazards associated with geologic formations. Paul enjoys music (classical to classic rock) and Mel Brooks movies ~ not a surprise to those who know him!
Environmental Field Specialist
Devon routinely coordinates and conducts stormwater infiltration testing according to the Best Management Practice manual for Penn’s Trail Environmental, LLC. He gathers field data and generates reports based on findings established in the field according to the PA BMP manual. As a PA-certified SEO, Devon can apply his knowledge to see projects through from beginning to end, including all of the various testing procedures and guide the project through the regulatory system. He also inspects operating individual system components and collects samples as part of permit O&M compliance requirements. Devon hails from the excavating field, lending great skill to Penn's Trail field team as our backhoe operator. Devon enjoys watching cartoons with his son and the occasional date night with his wife.
M.S. Environmental Biologist
Jack provides oversight for Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessments to the current ASTM/AAI standard, as well as, Phase 2 and Phase 3 projects as needed. He also contributes to the Biological Assessments and has been certified as a PA SEO since 1978, as he continues to assist with subdivision planning processes. "I wear my geek proudly as a student of practical history in many forms and relish in sharing experiences, generally out-of-door, fly rod in hand, bending the time-space continuum in a Wrangler with family and friends." Jack currently is enjoying his retirement by visiting out-of-state friends, fly fishing the Loyalsock Creek and working on his flux capacitor.
Certified Wetland Scientist
Maureen has over 20 years of experience in the environmental fields of soils and wetland science. She is a PAPSS Professional Soil Scientist and an SWS and IWEER-certified wetland scientist. Maureen is a PA Certified Sewage Enforcement Officer since 1999. She coordinates directly with Federal, State, County and municipal agencies as part of permit acquisition, plant/animal surveys and biological assays. Maureen’s responsibilities also include soil investigations for on-site wastewater renovation and stormwater infiltration in addition to her responsibilities for wetland and natural resource delineations for land use projects. Maureen loves animals, especially her puppy Yogi, belongs to a wine club and enjoys dipping her toes in the pool.
Colleen is a multi-disciplinary soil scientist trained to evaluate soil for various land use options. She has background and experience in stormwater infiltration testing and review, agriculture land use (soil fertility, crop management and nutrient testing) and conservation recommendations. Within our septic program, she evaluates and tests soils for renovation capabilities. Colleen has also been educated in hydric soils and trained to delineate wetlands and alluvial soils. She directs and coordinates our laboratory soil testing program, provides project management and report oversight skills. Colleen writes our blogs and completes research within her specialty divisions. Colleen enjoys hiking the Appalachian Trail, exploration of local creeks and forests, camping the Pine Barrens, homesteading with her dog, Roean and vegetable gardening.
Tom recently graduated from Temple University with a B.S. in Geology. He has background education and experience with surficial waterflow and hydropedology. His research has included life cycle analysis of photovoltaics and their impacts on the environment. He has also submitted a GSA abstract pertaining to the geomorphic analysis of pit mound features due to tree throws. He is PSMA certified and is currently pursuing a professional geologist certification and soil scientist certification. At Penn's Trail he has been trained to complete stormwater infiltration testing, septic system testing/maintenance, and geologic and geotechnical field and report development. He has been instrumental in maintaining the fleet vehicles, and office facilities. He enjoys restoring vintage vehicles, gardening, and camping. He likes hiking with his rescue pups, Wes and Remy.
Sheila is responsible for SOPs and general administrative duties as well as scheduling PSMA septic inspections and PA One Call soil testing. Sheila generates and forwards Township Notices for storm water testing and maintains project correspondence, task lists and files. Sheila enjoys hiking with her border collie, Zeke, traveling, horseback riding, reading and movies.
Environmental Field Specialist
Sewage System Designer
Adam has over 13 years of experience in generating field data and developing it into workable, permittable individual and community on-lot sewage system designs. Adam is also proficient in the design of all systems permitted in Pennsylvania and Maryland, including but not limited to IRSIS, Shallow Limiting Zone systems, At-Grades, Stream Discharge systems, Drip technology, and more. He is certified by American Manufacturing to design and oversee installations of alternate design systems. As a PA-certified SEO, Adam can apply his knowledge and experience to see his designs through the system of regulators and installers. Adam coordinates and conducts stormwater testing, inspects operating individual system components and collects samples as part of permit O&M compliance requirements. Adam is also 40-hour OSHA safety-trained. He enjoys spending time in the outdoors, camping and fishing with his family and operating a Christmas Tree farm.
Holly is responsible for managing the financial operations of the company and the administrative aspects including billing, purchasing, financial reporting and tracking and inventory management. She provides complete support to the daily operation and management of the company, compiles the reports from various departments focusing on the financial reports; coordinates interdepartmental office filing and data output systems and provides full support to the management team to allow the company to operate in an efficient manner. Holly is a wife, mother, cook, cleaning lady and chauffeur to a teenage daughter. She enjoys vacations, hanging with friends, and gardening.