Mr. Furtado is an agricultural and environmental engineer with his M.S. in forest resources. He earned his undergraduate degree with a double major in agricultural and environmental engineering. He is currently assisting on a wide variety of environmental projects in the United States and Brazil. His principal work includes analysis, management, remediation, and closure of pesticide manufacturing facilities and mining sites. Mr. Furtado is proficient in using environmental databases and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for statistical analysis, decision analysis, and project management. He is also experienced in coordinating field work for environmental investigations.
Mr. Furtado holds an M.S. from the University of Georgia and a B.S. from Universidade Federal de Viçosa (Brasil)
Dr. Krieger has participated in and led multiple public health evaluations, health impact assessments, human rights impact assessments, and risk assessments in the US and overseas. He has co-authored, edited and published two editions of a medical toxicology of hazardous materials textbook that is now used as a reference for the National Library of Medicine (US). He has edited numerous occupational health and environmental practice books, including two texts for the National Safety Council. He was guest editor for the Medical Clinics of North America and lead author for the International Finance Corporation’s “Health Impact Assessment” Toolkit and Good Practice Notes related to “Community Health Performance Standards (No.4).” In addition, he was the lead author (2005) for the International Petroleum Industry Environmental Conservation Association (IPIECA) “Health Impact Assessment Guidelines. Dr. Krieger currently serves on two WHO technical working groups involving (i) health impact assessment guidance and (ii) ITN recycling. He is certified in Toxicology, Occupational Medicine, Internal Medicine and has a Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (DTM&H) from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Dr. Krieger has extensive experience with multi-media environmental health issues, including international Health Impact Assessment (HIA), and regulatory-based risk assessments in the United States and in an international setting. Dr. Krieger is certified in toxicology, occupational Medicine, and internal Medicine and has a Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (DTM&H). He is certified in toxicology, occupational medicine and internal medicine. Dr. Krieger earned his A.B.in chemistry and English literature.
Ms. Wurzel has worked in the public health arena for 47 years and has a unique combination of field, technical, regulatory, and strategic consulting experience. Her diverse consulting work has included risk assessment, risk and technical communication, toxicology, air toxics and vapor intrusion, emerging contaminants (PFAS), and general RCRA and CERCLA consulting.
Ms. Wurzel is a Diplomate of the American Board of Toxicology and earned a Bachelor of Science in environmental health from Purdue University and a Master of Public Health in toxicology from the University of Michigan
Ms. Pfister has 16 years of experience with a wide range of domestic and international natural resource planning and permitting projects, including preparation of various environmental and social impact assessments, stakeholder involvement plans, environmental management plans, and environmental design criteria. She has solid experience in permitting large-scale projects, including efforts to finalize the Montana Major Facilities Siting Act application and all supporting permits for a 135-mile transmission line in Montana. Ms. Pfister has also managed permitting and compliance efforts for a range of public agencies. Previous agency-based experience included overseeing two countywide Digital Flood Insurance Rate Map (DFIRM) projects as a Cooperating Technical Partner with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and overseeing the production of New Hampshire’s Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP) for submittal to the National Park Service. She has an M.S. in Resource Administration and Management and a B.S. in Economics & Environmental Studies.
Mrs. Paré has 13 years of experience in the mining field ranging from open pit and underground mine operations, geological modeling, short and long range production planning, conceptual engineering mine design, geotechnical engineering, and environmental permitting. Her experience includes development of 3D geological block modeling, project management of exploration drilling programs, implementation of geotechnical programs, preparation of Environmental Impact Statements (EIS), Environmental Assessments (EA), Environmental Management Plans (EMP), Scoping Reports, monitoring program design, mine closure and reclamation planning, plan of operations (POO), conceptual mine plan, mitigation designs, environmental compliance, mining operating plans, and development of environmental permitting strategies. Mrs. Paré has been assisting clients in compiling permit application and compliance documents for various mining operations in the United States and internationally. Mrs. Paré is fully fluent in French. She holds a B.S. degree in Geological Engineering.
Mr. Grotbo is a Principal Geologist and Senior Project Manager with over 30 years of experience in natural resource characterization, permitting, EIS & ESIA preparation, and international services related to mining and energy development. He has served as Senior Project Manager and Principal Investigator in conjunction with a host of greenfields mine and energy-related development projects as well as for brownfields remediation of mine wastes and petroleum hydrocarbons and other organic compounds. Such projects have included completion of a variety of multidisciplinary baseline investigations, feasibility studies, stakeholder engagements, ecological and human health risk assessments, environmental, social, and human health impact analyses, monitoring system design and implementation, mitigation design, and construction management. Project locations associated with these services have been in Indonesia, Peru, several countries in West Africa, and throughout North America. He holds a B.S. from Montana State University.
Mr. Grotbo has 32 years of experience in his field. His practice area includes design of environmental baseline studies; assistance in compilation of permit applications for hard rock mines, management of Environmental Impact Statements under the National Environmental Policy Act and state environmental policy acts, management of international environmental permitting actions for mine developments, and assist in design of reclamation and closure of mine sites. He is active in Montana Mining Association (Co-Chair – Environmental Committee) and Northwest Mining Association. Mr. Grotbo received his BS in earth Sciences – geology with a minor in soil science in 1977.
Mr. Tangen is a project manager and environmental engineer with over 29 years of experience working in the environmental consulting, oil and gas, and mining industries. He has a wide base of technical project experience, including development of waste management activities in difficult environments; design reviews, construction oversight, and operations at mining projects; hydrocarbon remediation projects; production of environmental reports; and performance of due diligence assessments for oil and gas, and mining clients. He has served as Health and Safety Officer or HS&E Liaison in operating scenarios ranging from oil and gas field operations and remediation to surface hard rock mines. He has managed operations and maintenance staff at several mining operations, coordinated interdepartmental activities, prepared and administered budgets for large, complex remediation and operations projects, and administered production, construction, and environmental consulting contracts. He has extensive project management, contract administration, and regulatory process experience in the environmental, oil and gas, and hard rock mining industries. Mr. Tangen holds B.S. in Environmental Engineering.