Whatcom Environmental provides a wide range of environmental site assessment and remediation services to commercial, industrial, and municipal clients in the Northern Puget Sound Region. The Company was founded in 1997 and is owned and operated by Harold Cashman and Eric Libolt.

Staff

Harold CashmanPresident, Licensed Hydrogeologist

Education

M.S., Geology, Western Washington University, 1991; B.S., Geology/Environmental Studies, St. Lawrence University, 1986; Indiana University Geological Field Mapping Techniques, 1986

Description

Mr. Harold Cashman graduated from Western Washington University with a Master’s degree in Geology and has worked as a geologist/environmental consultant since 1991. He is a professional geologist/hydrogeologist registered with Washington State (License #341). He has performed a variety of project work including environmental site assessments, closure of RCRA regulated surface impoundments, delineation of dissolved hydrocarbon plumes, and preparation of MTCA Independent Remedial Action Reports. In performing his RCRA/MTCA project work, he has closely interacted with federal and state regulatory agencies.

Eric LiboltVice President, PE

Education

B.S., Civil Engineering, University of Washington, 1998

Description

Mr. Eric Libolt graduated from the University of Washington with a Bachelor’s degree in Civil/Environmental Engineering. Mr. Libolt is a Registered Professional Engineer with Washington State (License #51580). He provides field investigation oversight including soil excavation, documentation and the installation and sampling of groundwater monitoring wells. He specializes in Title V Air Compliance, and currently manages Leak Detection and Repair programs at several industrial facilities. He has completed 40 hours of Hazardous Waste and Emergency Response Training in accordance with 29 CFR 1910.120 and is a Certified Erosion and Sediment Control Lead.

Thomas DavisGeologist

Education

M.S., Geography, Huxley College of the Environment, Western Washington University, 2006; B.S., Geology, Western Washington University, 1997

Description

Mr. Thomas Davis graduated from Western Washington University with a Bachelor’s degree in Geology/Geophysics and obtained a Master’s degree in Geography with an emphasis in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Slope Stability in mountainous terrains. He has several years experience as an environmental project manager and GIS technician. He is responsible for conducting Underground Storage Tank Site Assessments and site remediations. He has completed 40 hours of Hazardous Waste and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) Training in accordance with 29 CFR 1910.120 and is a registered Washington State Underground Storage Tank Site Assessor. He is also a certified AHERA building inspector.

Tegan ConnerEnvironmental Technician

Education

B.S., Environmental Science, Western Washington University, 2006

Description

Ms. Tegan Conner earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science from Western Washington University. She manages SARA 311, 312, and 313 (TRI) reporting for various refineries, and assists with EPA GHG reporting. She conducts Phase I Environmental Site Assessments, and assists with data entry and field sampling. She has completed 40 hours of Hazardous Waste and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) Training in accordance with 29 CFR 1910.120 and assists in industrial waste sampling and management. Ms. Conner is proficient in GIS and database management.

Dan HeimbignerEnvironmental Technician, Stormwater Consultant

Education

B.S., Environmental Science, Western Washington University, 2010

Description

Mr. Dan Heimbigner earned a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science from Western Washington University. He is a registered Washington State Underground Storage Tank Site Assessor and assists with site investigation and remediation work, including soil and groundwater sampling and field screening. He is CESCL certified and consults with clients to assist them in complying with the Industrial Stormwater General Permit. He performs stormwater monitoring, conducts stormwater training, and prepares Stormwater Pollution and Prevention Plans. Mr. Heimbigner has completed 40 hours of Hazardous Waste and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) Training in accordance with 29 CFR 1910.120.

Aimee PennellEnvironmental Technician

Education

B.S., Environmental Science, Western Washington University, 2013

Description

Mrs. Aimee Pennell earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science from Western Washington University. She manages environmental remediation and monitoring projects, conducts Phase I Environmental Site Assessments, and assists with field sampling and data management. She has completed 40 hours of Hazardous Waste and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) Training in accordance with 29 CFR 1910.120 and assists in industrial waste sampling, tracking, and reporting. Mrs. Pennell is proficient in GIS.

Henry CadeEnvironmental Technician

Education

B.S., Environmental Science, Western Washington University, 2016

Description

Mr. Henry Cade earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science from Western Washington University. He has completed 40 hour of Hazardous Waste and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) Training in accordance with 29 CFR 1910.120. He assists with Phase I Environmental Site Assessments, management of soil and groundwater data, and reporting for various refineries.

Ashley YamauraEnvironmental Technician

Education

B.S., Environmental Science, Western Washington University, 2019

Description

Ms. Ashley Yamaura joined Whatcom Environmental after receiving a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science from Western Washington University in 2019. She has completed 40 hours of Hazardous Waste and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) Training in accordance with 29 CFR 1910.120 and is trained in RCRA hazardous waste management. She is also CESCL certified. Her projects mainly involve environmental site assessments, environmental remediation, and waste management.

Ava GemplerEnvironmental Technician

Education

B.S., Environmental Science, Western Washington University, 2020

Description

Ms. Ava Gempler received a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science from Western Washington University in 2020 and has worked as an environmental technician since that time. She has completed 40 hours of Hazardous Waste and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) Training in accordance with 29 CFR 1910.120. Her projects mainly involve environmental remediation, including field sampling, and assisting with Phase 1 ESAs.