Registered Geologist, Oregon, Washington, and California
Certifiied Water Rights
Tom Calabrese is the founder and principal investigator of EnviroLogic
Resources. Tom has been a technical leader in the environmental and
water resources industries for 25 years.
Tom started his professional career in the gold exploration industry.
This work solidified the education he received from Occidental College
in geologic principles, earth chemistry, and mapping. Tom worked for a
ground-water consulting firm doing geophysical surveys, ground-water exploration,
and ground-water flow modeling, where he gained important experience in
earth structure and solving ground-water flow problems. He then moved
on to conduct hazardous waste investigations and remediation. He understands
the hydrologic cycle, from precipitation to surface and ground-water flow,
human and natural impacts, resulting water chemistry, and permitting.
Of particular interest to Tom is the planning and implementation of developments
that mimic the natural hydrologic system or create net benefits to the
environment. Local watershed restoration projects, postings on various
City of Portland citizen advisory committees, and years of work on the
Tryon Creek Watershed Council have provided opportunities to make a direct
and positive impact on water quality in his neighborhood.
Nancy East-Smith, RG, CEG, CWRE
Nancy East-Smith is a Senior Project Geologist. She interprets and summarizes
hydrogeological and chemical data to describe ground-water flow and contaminant
transport. She has supervised and monitored removal of USTs at petroleum
storage sites throughout Oregon. Nancy's responsibilities in this capacity
included soil sampling in the tank pits, preparation of reports documenting
field activities, and development of conclusions based on monitoring activities
and chemical analytical results. She has also been responsible for and
supervised routine ground-water monitoring activity for sites throughout
Oregon and Washington. Nancy has been involved in designing hydrogeological
studies for ground-water assessments and landfill evaluations, and has
assisted in regional contaminant studies. She has a strong background
in geologic mapping and interpretation. She has completed reconnaissance
level mapping and geologic hazard evaluations for road alignments, a proposed
coastal development, and has completed numerous landslide investigations.
Nancy has been the lead on-the-ground project manager for completing
complex RI/FS projects. Nancy has 20 years of experience in geotechnical
and environmental investigations and more recently has been involved in
water rights work.
Nancy attended Humboldt State University, where she obtained degrees
in Geology and Oceanography.
Nancy enjoys outdoor activities with her family and spends time every
year skiing and rafting on Pacific Northwest rivers.
Jason C. Howard
Jason is a Hydrogeologist
with responsibility for environmental site investigation and cleanup projects.
Jason has specialized experience in the chemistry, fate and transport,
and monitored natural attenuation of petroleum products in various environmental
media. He has a strong technical background in investigating and remedying
chemical compounds in diverse regulatory settings. Jason also oversees
field work during the installation, development, and testing of wells.
Jason spent seven years as
a Leaking UST Enforcement Unit Case Manager with the Arizona Department
of Environmental Quality Tank Programs Division Corrective Action Section
from 1999 through 2005. He was the Section representative on the ADEQ
Compliance and Enforcement Committee from 2003 to 2005. In his ADEQ position,
he managed up to 20 high-risk petroleum contaminant receptor sites at
any given time, with UST corrective action costs under his oversight totaling
in excess of $20 million. Prior to ADEQ, Jason was a Field Services Unit
HAZMAT Team Chemist in Phoenix, Arizona, where he supervised hundreds
of emergency and remedial actions for Laidlaw Environmental/Clean Harbors
clients in the southwestern region of the United States.
He joined EnviroLogic
Resources in 2006 and is a licensed Oregon Soil Matrix Cleanup Supervisor
and has been responsible for technical, administrative, and cost reviews
of site characterization and monitoring reports, site investigation and
remediation work plans, feasibility studies and pilot-tests, and corrective
action plans. He has performed receptor surveys and exposure assessments,
investigative and compliance sampling, and coordination of community involvement,
public meetings and notices, and media relations. Leaking UST and environmental
site assessment project sites managed by Jason have included those for
small, medium and large oil companies, local, state and federal agency
properties, car dealerships, taxicab and rental car companies, manufacturers,
defense and aerospace contractors and military installations, and brownfields
redevelopment. He has a B.S. degree in Geology from Portland State University
(1994), and training in petroleum investigation and cleanup, mine safety
and health, and HAZMAT emergency response.
He currently serves as Vice-Chairman
of the Johnson Creek Watershed Council Board of Directors and its Land-Use
Committee, and was a citizen member of City of Gresham's Environmental
Services Council Advisory Committee. He now serves on the City of Gresham's
Natural Resources and Sustainability Committee. Jason is a Pacific Northwest
native and is an avid golfer and overall outdoor enthusiast.
Blair joined EnviroLogic
Resources in 2006 and keeps the office running smoothly. She creates
and maintains client and project databases, manages client files, and
assists with the preparation of client reports. She provides editing assistance
and does web research. She maintains the library and helps keep everyone
Blair has over 10 years of
administrative management experience and a bachelor's degree in Psychology.
She also has training in and several years of experience fund raising
in the non-profit field.
Technical Support Specialist
Cheri has been working in
the IT field for over 10 years. She manages all aspects of information
technology, networking, security, support and training for EnviroLogic
Resources. She assists with the creation of customized IT programs,
including advanced web form/application and tracking systems. Cheri uses
problem-solving skills and a collaborative spirit to ensure that EnviroLogic
Resources has the technical capabilities to meet all of their clients'
Cheri is a Colorado native
and when she isn't trying to tame the latest technology dragon, she indulges
in her vintage fashion passion, fitness, gardening, and considers organizing
Senior Project Scientist/Webmaster
Pete has over 23 years of
software programming and technical management experience. He owns Tebuco
Inc./GigaLock Backup Service
, a technical business-consulting firm. He provides clients a broad range
of services including secure automated on-line off-site data backup, data
mining, reporting, statistical analysis, cryptography, graphic editing,
and videography. His experience includes quality assurance testing as
well as legal/export control. His skills in programming, networking, utilities,
documentation, and encryption are a valued asset to EnviroLogic Resources,
where he provides database and website development and management services.
Pete has an A.B. in Geochemistry
and a M.A. in Geological Sciences. Prior to his work in the IT field,
he was an environmental consultant, where he utilized his science background
to manage a $5 million groundwater remediation program.
John has been utilizing Geographic
Information Systems (GIS) in the natural resources field for over 10 years.
In his capacity as a GIS technician for the Oregon Departments of Fish
and Wildlife, Water Resources, Environmental Quality, and Transportation,
he analyzed and converted non-spatial datasets to geospatial data. He
also worked on data standardization, sharing, and update issues amongst
John has been with EnviroLogic
Resources since 2007 and creates maps identifying stormwater management
issues, including water flow, outfalls, catch basins, streams, and impervious
surfaces. He also works to prepare maps of site clean-up data, such as
monitor well sites and site contamination, and creates maps for water
rights certificates and transfers. John has a M.S. degree in Geography
and a B.S. degree in Agronomy. He moved to Oregon in 1990 from his native
Oklahoma. His hobbies include building soil/composting, preventing soil
erosion, and talking to people when he is not making maps.