Mitchell Berkey is the Vice President of Technical Services with Environmental 360. Mr. Berkey is a Licensed Professional Engineer in NY, VT, SC, GA, AL, FL, AR, LA, and TN and a Level II Certified Design Professional with the Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission and brings a diverse level of experience in planning, civil engineering, project management, environmental permitting and compliance, and construction management.
After graduating with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Arizona in 1989, Mr. Berkey was quickly promoted from engineer to senior engineer with a private consultant and was responsible for the successful planning, design, and permitting of some of the largest residential subdivisions, planned mixed use developments, and commercial site plans in the United States as well as several international projects in Peru and Puerto Rico.
Mr. Berkey then accepted a leadership position with the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey as the team leader for the planning, design, permitting, and construction compliance of the Redevelopment of the Internal Roadway Network at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City. This project included the redesign of the entire roadway network as well as the successful completion of the new monorail system which connects each terminal to long-term parking and other off-site mass transportation nodes.
Mr. Berkey advanced his career by owning and operating his own design/build engineering and construction firm. He successfully designed, obtained permits, and completed construction on many residential, commercial, and industrial projects as well as numerous public works infrastructure improvement projects. Several of the projects Mr. Berkey was involved with required design, successful permitting, and construction in and around sensitive state and federal jurisdictional streams and wetlands. These projects required permitting of stream crossings and wetland mitigation and required significant coordination with state regulators and the United States Army Corps of Engineers. Mr. Berkey’s company also successfully obtained permits, owned, and operated their own stone quarry.
After selling his business’s assets in 2005, Mr. Berkey re-entered the private consulting industry where he again managed a regional civil engineering office responsible for the design and construction of residential subdivisions, commercial and industrial site plans, and various public works infrastructure improvement projects. In addition, he also diversified the firm’s practice areas in preparation of various studies including traffic impact studies, environmental impact statements and studies, stormwater studies, and flood studies.
Today Mr. Berkey is responsible for permitting and compliance work including preparation of spill prevention, control, and countermeasure plans, facility response plans, and stormwater pollution prevention plans for industrial clients including pulp and paper, trucking, and refinery uses. Mr. Berkey also is responsible for managing environmental permitting and compliance for industrial clients to include wastewater sampling, waste sampling and characterization, stormwater sampling, leak detection inspections, and testing.
Mr. Berkey currently resides in the Metro Atlanta area with his wife and three children.
Staci Bruce the Vice President of Compliance at Environmental 360. Staci began working at Environmental 360 in June of 2015 as an intern after graduating from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science and a concentration in Geology. During her time as an intern, Staci gained valuable knowledge in environmental consulting as she traveled to project sites and assisted her fellow Environmental 360 team members with LDAR drawings, site maps, process flow diagrams, developing Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPP), editing Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure Plans (SPCC), developing a Greenhouse Gas Plan (GHG), and researching how current regulations affect certain facilities.
After such proven success with the team, Staci accepted a full-time position in September 2015 where she began to manage projects ranging from developing compliance plans to monthly LDAR and SPCC inspections at sites in Tennessee, Kentucky, Alabama, and Georgia. Staci was then promoted to a Project Scientist in 2018. Staci now manages the compliance plan division for the company including all SPCC, SWPPP, and MACT compliance plans, just to name a few, and works on-site for various special projects throughout the southeast. She is also Tennessee Erosion Prevention & Sediment Control Level 1 and Level 2 certified, Method 9 certified, and a certified STI SP001 Inspector.
Staci and her husband live in their hometown of Chattanooga, TN.
Elizabeth Bullen is the Vice President of Operations at Environmental 360. Elizabeth began her career in hospitality sales and marketing with a small hotel in Montgomery, Alabama, in 2005 after graduating from Auburn University. She started as a catering coordinator, but she quickly advanced to the senior catering sales manager at a large convention center in downtown Nashville, Tennessee.
Elizabeth has achieved many accomplishments throughout her career including consistently meeting and exceeding her sales goals, growing her sales by 47%, creating and implementing standard operating procedures, work flows and processes, and playing an integral role in opening a 1.2 million square foot facility.
At the beginning of her career with Environmental 360, Elizabeth took on many roles. She became an extension of each project and project manager however she was needed. She played a major role performing quality control and standardization on all documents and reports in order to generate exceptional projects for the clients of Environmental 360. Her experience of detailing many large conventions helped her develop a skill of being very attentive to details on these projects and to know key elements to look for while reviewing them. Elizabeth has helped to brand the Environmental 360 name by creating new and exciting marketing materials and making a presence at local and regional trade shows and conferences and local community events. Elizabeth strives to create a rewarding and satisfying place to work for every team member each day. This includes listening to team member comments and suggestions and ensuring their company benefits are appropriately handled.
Elizabeth lives in Smyrna, TN with her husband and son.
Torry Gannon is the Programs Manager at Environmental 360. He has been with the company servicing industrial clients since 2012. After graduating from Bradley University in 2008, he began his career with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources in their Air Pollution Control Program out of the St. Louis office. He gained a valuable knowledge base in air pollution and ozone attainment regulations.
After four years, he joined the Environmental 360 team. Starting out as a staff scientist, he began to service a base of pulp and paper clients while expanding his knowledge of the pulp and paper market. He gained valuable experience in the areas of leak detection and repair (LDAR), spill prevention, control, and countermeasures (SPCC), as well as natural resources and wildlife management. During this time, Mr. Gannon was promoted to project scientist and was responsible for management aspects of the LDAR program for over 10 pulp and paper facilities, including monthly and annual inspections, schematic drawing and checklist creation, recordkeeping, scheduling, and budgeting. Mr. Gannon also expanded his project knowledge into odor modeling and other air monitoring projects while also being responsible for SPCC Plan development and implementation for pulp and paper facilities. Because of the quality of his work and service he provided to his clients, he quickly expanded the LDAR program in his area to over 20 facilities. Torry then trained and developed new team members in his area to conduct these inspections.
Today, Mr. Gannon continues to assist in expanding the EH&S services provided by Environmental 360 by developing our team internally as the Programs Manager. Mr. Gannon’s ever expanding LDAR and SPCC knowledge base continues to improve the services we provide by first improving our team. He provides continual training of the regulations and best management practices and also audits our team on-site to ensure continuity across the company.
Mr. Gannon was born and raised in rural Illinois. After living in Louisiana for 7 years, Torry married and moved to Missouri. He, his wife and their dog enjoy spending as much of their free time as they can in the outdoors and visiting with family and friends.
Brandon Kennemur is the Vice President of Industrial Services and a Senior Scientist at Environmental 360. Mr. Kennemur has been serving industrial clients for over 16 years. Upon graduating from Auburn University in 2002, he began his career with a small environmental consulting firm where he provided air compliance regulatory assistance to a base of industrial clients. He eventually took over as the firm’s leak detection and repair (LDAR) program manager for pulp and paper clients.
After two years, Mr. Kennemur acquired a position with a nationally recognized engineering and consulting firm. Starting out as a staff scientist, he continued to maintain and grow a large base of pulp and paper clients while expanding his expertise into the petrochemical and small manufacturing market. He gained valuable experience in the areas of SPCC, wastewater, stormwater, solid and hazardous waste, natural resources, and excelled in his work with LDAR and LDAR-related issues. During this time, Mr. Kennemur was promoted to project manager and was in charge of all management aspects of the LDAR program for over 15 pulp and paper facilities, including monthly and annual inspections, scheduling, schematic drawing and checklist creation, recordkeeping, and budgeting. In addition, he was responsible for spill prevention control, and countermeasures (SPCC) and stormwater compliance for multiple industrial facilities.
Today, by providing compliance solutions to over 70 pulp and paper facilities, Mr. Kennemur continues to expand the LDAR services practice both geographically and to new industrial sectors. Mr. Kennemur’s LDAR expertise continues to be highly regarded throughout the industry and has been designated as an internal best management practice by multiple pulp and paper companies. He manages the ever-expanding on-site compliance services practices that consist of water and air sampling, leak detection and inspections, tagging, labeling, and monitoring.
Mr. Kenenmur is also a certified optical gas imaging (OGI) thermographer and manages OGI LDAR services using infrared cameras to multiple industrial facilities.
He continues to grow the Environmental 360 industrial client base through customer-committed service, quality-driven work, word-of-mouth references, and long-lasting relationships.
Mr. Kennemur currently resides in Rogersville, Alabama with his wife and two boys.
Cory Martin is the Vice President of Natural Resources at Environmental 360. With a background in forest management services, Mr. Martin specializes in fiber procurement, reforestation, and forest sustainability. He has over 20 years of experience in the forest products industry, and is a registered forester in multiples states in the southeast. In addition, Mr. Martin is a licensed chemical applicator.
While attending Auburn University, Mr. Martin interned with Resource Management Services where he assisted in the management of several large landholdings which focused on maximizing investor returns. In 1998, he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Forest Operations and a Minor in Business. He returned home to West Alabama and began working as a forester for an Alabama-based forest procurement and management company. Today, he continues to serve clients by delivering raw materials to area forest product markets and providing forest management services to local landowners. In addition, Mr. Martin is a forester for a large reforestation company which plants approximately sixty million trees per year. At this company, he is responsible for securing contracts with landholding companies and managing reforestation projects.
At Environmental 360, Mr. Martin provides clients with a comprehensive land management program which focuses on maximizing timber, wildlife, and environmental development assets. He also serves on the leadership team casting long and short-term vision to the company. His background and experience in business has allowed Cory the knowledge to manage and advise the finances of Environmental 360 as well.
Mr. Martin currently resides in Butler, Alabama with his wife and two children. He enjoys hunting, fishing, and watching his boys play youth sports.
David Owen, President and Senior Scientist at Environmental 360, is an environmental consultant with more than 20 years of environmental consulting experience with industrial and commercial clients. An Environmental Science graduate of Auburn University (2000), Mr. Owen spent the first two years of his consulting career with an environmental firm that specialized in clean air act regulations and automated environmental compliance management systems. Starting as an intern with the small consulting firm, he eventually became the engineering group manager responsible for assessing industrial facilities’ compliance and reporting needs and developing the specifications for automated environmental compliance systems. In addition, he developed turn-key compliance programs according to the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAPs) including leak detection and repair programs; startup, shutdown, and malfunction programs; and CEMS quality control programs.
Mr. Owen next worked for a prominent southeastern regional civil engineering and environmental consulting firm. Starting as a project scientist with the firm, he gained project experience in the areas of groundwater assessment and remediation, natural resources, stormwater, wastewater, and hazardous waste. Mr. Owen eventually started and became the operations manager for the firm’s Atlanta, GA office. He managed a team of environmental scientists, ecologists, and engineers for over six years. In addition to managing the employees and office operations, he was responsible for business development, budgeting, and profitability while continuing to serve his clients in the industrial and commercial markets across the southeast. Mr. Owen also started and managed an office in Nashville, TN while maintaining his duties with the Atlanta, GA office.
Today, Mr. Owen continues to service a large client base as a Senior Scientist and serves as the President of Environmental 360 where he is responsible for team member and client service. In addition to his he continues to provide air compliance consulting services and leads Environmental 360’s technology development with the EHSTracks brand of compliance inspection application.