Laura Thorne, PMP, Performance Improvement Specialist

Liza is a licensed Professional Engineer with over 19 years of management and design experience related to the environmental cleanup of bulk fuel facilities, retail stations, industrial and commercial properties impacted by petroleum constituents, chlorinated solvents, pesticides and metals. She has provided supervisory and engineering support for remediation design, system construction, and operation and monitoring of state cleanup and consent order sites for multiple Fortune 500 clients. Ms. Grudin founded her environmental engineering and consulting firm, NovelEsolutions, Inc. (NovelE), in January 2015. Her company is currently registered at the local, State and Federal level as a Woman-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE) allowing her to partner with top-level national and international consulting and engineering firms. First and second quarter 2016 show NovelE’s revenue increasing by almost seventy percent with a client base that continues to expand. 

Renee Lindquist, Admin

Liza Grudin, PE, ENV SP, Sub Consultant

Dana Gaydos, Principle Manager, Senior Biologist

Alyssa Miller, Field Tech

Douglas Crowson, P.G.

Laura is a business performance improvement consultant, environmental scientist, and certified project manager. Her expertise is in strategic planning and evaluation of operations to drive performance improvement. She also has years of experience writing grant proposals and technical reports. She graduated from the University of South Florida in 2005 with a BS in Biology and immediately began working with the Environmental Protection Commission of Hillsborough County. In 2011 she began working with Malcolm Baldrige business assessment and continuous improvement. Her business, project management, database, design, photography, and problem solving skills make her an excellent asset to achieving high level result.

Julie Earls, GISP, Senior Geospatial Analyst/Environmental Scientist

Chuck Burnite III, Senior Environmental Scientist

Douglas Crowson has a proven record of managing projects, personnel, contractors, & budgets.  Such capabilities require skill in management practices, data analysis, permit applications & compliance, generating proposals and specifications, and complaint resolution.  Having managed projects for counties, municipalities, developers, & industry and by using good organizational skills & attention to detail he has shown that efficiency and saving money can be enhanced.  Such skills are routinely applied in contract development, permit acquisition & compliance, aquifer recharge & recovery, and water resource development.

Tim Cleveland, Field Tech

Peggy Mathews, Government Relations Director

Meet the Team

Jess Williams, GIS

John Dumeyer, P.E., P.G. Senior WaterResource Engineer

Julie has over a decade of experience in the application of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Remote Sensing to the issues that effect water resources in the Tampa Bay Area. She is well-versed in the use of geosopatial science both in the private and public sector. Julie has extensive experience utilizing ESRI GIS, remote sensing, Global Positioning Systems (GPS), raster analysis, geostatistics, and other statistical methods to environmental, air and water quantity/quality monitoring and modeling. Further, her technical expertise includes analyzing Pump/Slug test data, mapping aquifer characteristics (using lithology), data collection and streamflow analysis.  Areas of research experience include: the application of environmental models to surface and ground water quality and quantity as well as soil erosion modeling. Julie  also has experience with converting CAD to GIS, fractal dimension analysis with remotely sensed imagery and using an ASD hand-held Field Spec© for hyperspectral analysis of water quality.

Dana Gaydos is our Senior Environmental Scientist and has over ten years of experience working in the public / private sectors of the water resources and environmental fields. Dana has been directly involved with the first Aquifer Recharge and Recovery (ARR) Project at Progress Energy's site in Bartow, FL. With this project, she successfully obtained the first Underground Injection Control Permit (UIC) for an ARR project and has made several presentations at the annual Aquifer Storage and Recovery (ASR) and the American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG) conferences. She has also been heavily involved with water resources planning for several developers, industrial and commercial clients such as Ryland Homes, Progress Energy and Mosaic.

Kevin Hector, Field Tech 

Peggy Mathews, a native Floridian with a BS in Marine Biology, has 30 years of experience as a government relations and environmental management.  She has an extensive background in natural resource management, working with state and federal environmental agencies in research, resource protection and regulation.
She is owner and President of Mathews Consulting, which provides a suite of professional services to the boating industry on marine resources issues, to county and local governments on coastal restoration efforts from the BP oil spill, and businesses in the biofuels and renewable energy industries
Ms. Mathews served ten years in Florida’s Department of Environmental Protection before launching her own business in 1995, leading legislative and government relations efforts.