CONSULTANTS IN ORGANICS RECYCLING

 

Our Address & Contact Information

2186 MOUNTAIN PASS RD.

TROUTVILLE, VA 24175

(540) 874-5168

ccoker@cokercompost.com

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Mr. Coker has over 40 years’ experience in the planning, permitting, design, construction and operation of organics recycling facilities processing animal manures, animal mortalities, food wastes, biosolids, yard trimmings and source-separated organic solid wastes, as well as in the marketing and sales of compost and compost-amended horticultural products. Mr. Coker has training as both an engineer and a scientist and has experience with both composting and anaerobic digestion.  Mr. Coker is a licensed Virginia Waste Management Facility Operator, a certified Virginia Nutrient Management Planner and a USCC/SWANA Certified Compost Systems Manager.  Mr. Coker is also a Contributing Editor to BioCycle magazine.  His resume can be reviewed here. Mr. Coker’s recent project experience includes:


Collection/Diversion Programs          Organics Recycling Business/Facility Plans          Facility Design          Industry Support
International Projects          Marketing/Sales          Nutrient Management Plans          Odor Evaluations
Operations Evaluations          Permitting – Air          Permitting – Storm Water          Permitting – Waste Management
Siting Evaluations          Renewable Energy/Anaerobic Digestion          Training


Collection/Diversion Program Planning
◊    City of Philadelphia, PA - support in development of RFP for company to collect and compost food scraps from Parks & Recreation centers (2019)

◊    Montgomery County, MD - update of 10-yr Solid Waste Management Plan with focus on food and yard wastes (2018-2019)   

◊    Private company, VA - collection optimization and site selection for dedicated organics recovery and transfer station (2018-2019)

◊    Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government, Lexington KY – evaluation of organics recycling options for food wastes, yard wastes, and biosolids (2018)
◊    301 Organics, Pasadena, CA – evaluation of food waste diversion options for Rose Bowl Stadium (2018)
◊    Region 2000 Services Authority, Lynchburg VA - evaluation of organics recycling options for Yr 2030 Solid Waste Management Plan (2017)
◊    University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA - optimization analysis of food wastes collection and diversion (2017)
◊    City of Rolla, MO - feasibility study for recycling commercial and residential food scraps by collection and composting (2014)
◊    Mystic Lake Casino and Hotel, Prior Lake MN – food waste audit at entertainment complex serving 6,500 meals/day (2013)
◊    Green Duck, Richmond, VA - assistance in planning food scraps diversion operations for the 2010 World Equestrian Games in Lexington, KY (2010)
◊    University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC – food waste audit and facility planning for on-site composting facility (2009)
◊    Development and management of food waste recycling program, 1999 Special Olympics, Raleigh, NC

Organics Recycling Business/Facility Plans
◊    Western Elite, Las Vegas NV - facility planning for 15,000 tpy biosolids composting facility (2019)

◊    University of Hawaii, Oahu - facility planning for university food scraps composting facility (2019)

◊    Rivanna Solid Waste Authority, Charlottesville, VA - facility plans for two composting facilities: 4,000 tpy food scraps and 15,000 tpy biosolids (2019)

◊    Royal Oak Farm, Evington VA - business planning for industrial drying, depackaging, dewatering and anaerobic digestion facility (2018-present)

◊    Bluegrass Organics, Owensboro, KY - development of business plan for 10,000 ton/year industrial residuals composting (2018)

◊    City of Appleton, WI - facility plan for 10,000 ton/year biosolids composting facility (2018)

◊    Martha's Vineyard, MA - development of business plan for on-island 4,000 ton/year food waste composting facility (2018)

◊    Town of Smithtown, NY - evaluation of local permitting requirements for indoor organic waste processing facilities (2016)

◊    Virginia Tech University, Blacksburg, VA – evaluation of manure and food waste composting options at Research Farm (2017), feasibility study of on-campus vs off-campus composting (2015)
◊    North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC - feasibility study of on-campus composting facility (2015)
◊    Bison Compost, Leeds, ND - preparation of a business plan for a manure composting facility (2015)
◊    Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization, Cleveland, OH - feasibility study of food scraps and yard trimmings commercial composting facility (2013)
◊    Ecomaine, Portland, ME – organics recycling feasibility study of 47-county solid waste authority handling 200,000 tons/yr of MSW (2013)
◊    Kenai Peninsula Borough, Kenai, AK – composting feasibility study for source-separated organic feedstocks (2012)
◊    Private industry, Smyrna TN – evaluation of technology options for on-site composting of cafeteria pre- and post-consumer food scraps (2012)
◊    City of Edmond, OK – feasibility study and facility plan for biosolids, yard wastes and source-separated organic matter composting facility (2009-2010)
◊    Prince William County DPW, Manassas, VA - evaluation of impacts of adding food waste to municipal yard wastes composting facility (2011)
◊    Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond, VA) - technical assistance in facility planning and permitting for in-vessel rotary drum composting system for campus food scraps (2011)
◊    Celanese Acetate, LLC (Narrows, VA) – feasibility study on composting options for industrial residuals (2009)
◊    District of Columbia DPW, Washington, D.C. - cost estimates for construction and operation of 12,500 ton/year open-air turned windrow leaf composting facility (2007)

Facility Design
◊    Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community - design of 150,000 tpy aerated static pile composting facility for woody wastes, food processing residuals, SSOM and biosolids (2019-2021)

◊    Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA - design of enclosed aerated windrow composting facility for food wastes (2018-2019)

◊    Community Compost Co., Newburgh, NY – design of extended positive forced ASP composting facility for food wastes (2017-2018)
◊    North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC - design of positive forced ASP composting facility (2017)
◊    Private Company, San Francisco CA - design of biological degradation model for new proposed composting facility (2017)
◊    Queens Botanical Garden, Queens NY – design of positive forced ASP composting facility (2017)
◊    Compost Crew, Dickerson MD – preliminary design of 1,300 tons/year positive forced ASP composting facility (2017)
◊    Sullivan Hanoverians Farm, Walkertown NC - design of positive forced ASP composting facility for 30-horse farm (2017)
◊    Mecklenburg County LUESA, Charlotte NC – design of 80,000 tons/year relocated turned windrow yard waste composting facility (2016)
◊    Town of Waxhaw NC - design of new leaf composting facility (2016)
◊    Fletcher BioEnergy, Hendersonville NC – design of 25,000 tons/year positive forced ASP food waste composting facility (2015)
◊    Abbey Greene, Winston-Salem NC – preliminary design of 5,000 tons/year yard waste composting facility (2015)
◊    Spotsylvania County DPW, Livingston VA - process design, cost estimates for 5,000 tons/year turned-windrow yard waste composting facility (2014, updated 2018)
◊    Mecklenburg County LUESA, Charlotte, NC - process design, operations manual for 80,000 tons/year turned-windrow yard waste composting facility (2014)
◊    Howard County Bureau of Environmental Services, Ellicott City MD – process design of 40,000 ton/year covered aerated static pile composting facility (2012-2013)
◊    Chesapeake Compost, Baltimore MD – design of 8,000 ton/yr negative forced ASP food scraps composting facility inside repurposed industrial building (2012)
◊    BCR Environmental, Foley AL –design of 5,000 tons/year negative forced ASP biosolids composting facility (2012)
◊    Private company, Dona Ana, NM - design of manure and digestate composting facility (2011)
◊    City of Edmond, OK – design of first phase of yard waste composting facility (2012)
◊    Blue Hen Organics, Millsboro, DE - site layout, design and operations plan for open-air turned windrow yard waste composting facility (2008 - 2016)
◊    Kingsmill Farm, Durham NC – design of 5,000 tons/year dairy manure turned windrow composting facility (2007)
◊    Royal Oak Farm, Evington VA - design and construction management of upgrade of existing open-air turned windrow agricultural composting operation to 150,000 tons/year industrial composting facility; including pad hardening and runoff pond lining (2006-2008)
◊    McGill Environmental Systems, Waverly VA – design of new enclosed extended aerated static pile composting facility to process 130,000 tons/year; including process design, biofilter for odor control, computerized process monitoring (2005-2006)
◊    Mountain Organic Materials, Asheville, NC – design, construction and operation of an 8,000 ton/year dairy manure, poultry litter and sawdust aerated bin composting operation at a 650-head dairy farm, Asheville, NC (2000-2003)

Industry Support
◊    BioCycle magazine – Contributing & Senior Editor (2007 – present)
◊    U.S. Composting Council, Reston VA – preparation of Persistent Herbicide guidance documents (2016)
◊    Institute for Local Self-Reliance, Washington D.C. – contributing author, State of Composting in the U.S. (2014)
◊    Maryland Dept. of Environment, Compost Regulations Working Group (2012-2013)
◊    North Carolina Dept. of Environment & Natural Resources, Compost Storm Water Working Group (2010-2012)
◊    South Carolina Dept. of Health & Environmental Control, Compost Regulations Working Group (2008-2013)

International Projects
◊    EDAMA Compost, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia - design of positive forced ASP composting facility for food wastes (2018)   

◊    Holy Spirit University of Kaslik, Beirut, Lebanon – design of positive forced ASP composting facility for food wastes (2017)
◊    Mercy Corps, Tripoli, Lebanon - Value Engineering study of proposed 400 ton/day mixed-waste materials recovery facility (2017)
◊    Al Midan NGO, Zgharta Region, Lebanon - solid waste management plan for recyclables and organics (2017)
◊    SOILS Permaculture, Jezzine & Chouf regions, Lebanon - planning and design of source-separated recyclables and organics processing facilities (2016-2017); design of three new SSO composting facilities (2016-2017)
◊    Kazi Farms, Dhaka, Bangladesh - design of composting facilities for poultry hatchery wastes (2016)
◊    COMLURB, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - evaluation of alternative windrow turning methods and conversion to forced aeration composting at Caju Composting Facility, a 23,400 metric ton/yr facility handling residuals from mixed-waste MRF (2015)
◊    Private Company, New South Wales, Australia - peer review of Operations Plan for 40,000 ton/year food scraps and greenwaste forced aeration composting facility (2015)
◊    Solid Waste Disposal and Recycling Project Office, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - review of design and operations plan for 2,000 ton/year food scraps and bagasse composting facility (2015)
◊    San Juan Municipio, Puerto Rico - evaluation of SSO composting options (waste processing and product markets) for rehabilitation of Toa Baja composting facility (2008)

Marketing/Sales
◊    Private company, Virginia - development of strategic marketing plan for yard waste & food scraps composting facility (2019)

◊    Royal Oak Farm, Evington VA - bagged products design and execution plan (2018)

◊    City of South Bend, IN - development of compost marketing and sales plan (2014)
◊    Celebrity Dirt, Asheboro NC – market assessment for specialty compost product (2014)
◊    Topsoiletc., Baltimore MD – development of compost marketing and sales program (2012)
◊    Private company, New Jersey – compost market potential evaluation (2010)
◊    Peninsula Composting, Wilmington, DE – support in developing compost-based bioretention soil media (2010)
◊    New York Botanical Garden, Bronx NY – development of compost usage plan for Botanical Garden, including soil amendment, mulch and compost tea (2010)
◊    St. Louis Composting, St. Louis MO – development of compost, mulch and soils strategic and tactical marketing plans for 500,000 CY/year of production (2009-2012)
◊    Mother’s Organics, Thanotosassa FL – technical support to yard waste compost marketing program (2008)
◊    Vogel Disposal, Mars PA - development of compost, mulch, and soils marketing plan (2008)
◊    Blue Hen Organics, Millsboro DE - preparation of yard waste compost marketing plan (2008)
◊    Creech Services, Lexington KY - review of marketing plans for Thoroughbred Landscape Products (2007)
◊    Mecklenburg County LUESA, Charlotte NC - development of marketing plan for yard waste compost and compost-based soil products (2007)
◊    Royal Oak Farm, Evington VA – development and execution of marketing plan for solid waste compost and compost-based soil products (2005 - 2012)
◊    Mountain Organic Materials, Asheville NC - development and execution of marketing plan for solid waste compost and compost-based soil products (2000 – 2003)

Mergers & Acquisitions/Business Planning
◊    Private equity company, Boston MA – assistance in due diligence of organics recycling acquisition in southern U.S. (2017)
◊    Asset management company, Portland OR – assistance in due diligence of asset financing project in mid-Atlantic U.S. (2017)
◊    Asset investment company, New York City NY – assistance in due diligence of organics recycling acquisition in southern U.S. (2017)
◊    Private company, Baton Rouge LA – assistance in finding buyers for organics recycling facilities in Knoxville and Nashville, TN (2017)
◊    Specialty finance company, San Francisco CA – assistance in due diligence of organics recycling inventory financing request in southwestern U.S. (2016)

Nutrient Management Plans
◊    S&S Farms, Bedford County, June 2010
◊    Otter Run Farm, Bedford County, June 2011
◊    Fairy Stone State Park (turfgrass), Henry County, Oct. 2012
◊    Proehl Dairy Farm, Bedford County, Dec. 2012
◊    City of Roanoke Dept. of Transportation (turfgrass), April 2013
◊    Virginia Veterans Care Center, Roanoke VA (turfgrass), August 2015
◊    Virginia Dept. of Veterans Affairs Cemeteries (Amelia, Suffolk & Dublin, turfgrass), October 2015, updated January 2019
◊    Wytheville Community College, Wytheville VA (turfgrass), May 2016
◊    City of Roanoke Parks and Recreation (3 parks, turfgrass), September 2016

Odor Evaluations
◊    Royal Oak Farm, Evington VA – evaluation of odor problems and development of resolution alternatives for short paper fiber turned windrow composting facility (2013)
◊    Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community, Prior Lake MN – assistance in developing proactive odor management plan for food waste turned windrow composting facility (2012)
◊    Township of Haverford, PA - operations assessments and consulting for odor issues at turned windrow leaf composting facility (2010-2012)
◊    Nu-Earth Organics LLC, Waukegan, IL – operational evaluation to reduce off-site odor episodes (2012)
◊    New Earth Services, San Antonio & Houston TX – evaluation of operational practices to minimize odors and operational optimization study of two biosolids and yard waste open-air turned windrow facilities (2009)

Operations Evaluations
◊    Community Compost Co., Kerhonken, NY - operational assessment of ASP food scraps composting facility (2019)

◊    Green Meadow Organics, Milford, NJ - evaluation of microbial inoculants effectiveness (2018)

◊    Chittenden Solid Waste/Green Mtn. Compost, Burlington VT - evaluation of cost reductions and revenue improvements (2018)

◊    21st Century Ag, Jeffersonville IN - operability analysis of rotary-drum composting facility (2016)
◊    Abbey Greene, Winston-Salem NC – preparation of operations plan for 5,000 tons/year yard waste composting facility (2015)
◊    Otter River Farm, Winchendon MA - process, materials handling, and business management operational optimization evaluation (2013)
◊    Carolina Compost, Camden NC – expansion planning technical and business support (2012)
◊    Township of Haverford, PA - operations assessments and consulting for leaf composting facility (2010-2012)
◊    Black Bear Composting, Crimora VA – preparation of operations plan for 4,000 tons/year food waste composting facility (2011)
◊    Wasatch Integrated Waste Management District, Layton UT – operational evaluation of greenwaste composting facility; preliminary design of expansion (2011 - 2012)
◊    City of South Bend, IN – Operational evaluation of yard trimmings composting facility (2012); program oversight for outsourcing facility operations (2012-2013)
◊    Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (Prior Lake, MN) – equipment evaluation of slow speed shredder; process control and management support (2011 – 2015)
◊    New York Botanical Garden, Bronx NY – evaluation of operational efficiencies at an on-site vegetative composting operation (2010)
◊    Poultry Organics, Lubbock TX – preparation of operations manual for poultry manure turned windrow composting facility (2010)
◊    Royal Oak Farm, Evington VA – preparation of operations and health & safety plans for 150,000 tons/year turned windrow industrial composting facility; evaluation of slow speed grinder alternatives (2009)
◊    Blue Hen Organics, Millsboro DE – preparation of operations plan for 30,000 tons/year turned windrow yard waste and poultry residuals composting facility (2009)
◊    Mecklenburg County LUESA, Charlotte NC - development of operations plan for yard waste composting facility (2008)
◊    Lamb Farm, Lebanon, IN - evaluation of operational efficiencies in windrow manure composting facility (2008)
◊    Bay Organics, Hurlock MD - preparation of an operations plan for an agricultural and seafood residuals open-air turned windrow composting facility (2007)

Permitting – Air
◊    City of Appleton, WI - Potential-to-Emit analysis of proposed 10,000 ton/year aerated static pile biosolids composting operation (2018)

◊    Organics Diversion, Gloucester City NJ – Potential-to-Emit analysis of 50,000 ton/year enclosed aerated static pile composting facility (2018); earlier, PTE analysis of 60,000 tons/year enclosed anaerobic digestion and in-vessel composting facility in support of air emissions permit issued by NJDEP (2012)
◊    Blue Hen Organics, Millsboro DE – preparation of Title V Operating Air Permit application for tub grinder
◊    McGill Environmental Systems, Waverly VA – Potential-to-Emit analysis of 130,000 tons/year enclosed extended aerated static pile composting facility to prove qualifications for permit exemption (2005)

Permitting – Storm Water
◊    South Jersey Agricultural Products, Elmer NJ – evaluation of site conditions in support of NJ Groundwater Discharge Permit (2017)
◊    Fletcher BioEnergy, Hendersonville NC – preparation of Industrial General Discharge Permit for 25,000 tons/year positive forced ASP food waste composting facility (2015)
◊    Royal Oak Farm, Evington VA – preparation of Industrial General Discharge Permit application for 150,000 tons/year turned windrow industrial composting facility (2009); semi-annual compliance testing and reporting (2009 - present)
◊    North Carolina Zoo, Asheboro NC - operations assessment for the Zoo’s manure compost facility and evaluation of upgrades to storm water runoff management to meet new regulatory requirements (2011)
◊    Member, NC DENR Compost Storm Water Working Group (2010-2012)
◊    Blue Hen Organics, Millsboro, DE – preparation of Industrial General Discharge Permit application for 30,000 tons/year turned windrow poultry residuals and yard waste composting facility (2010)

Permitting – Waste Management
◊    Daly Organics, Hardeeville SC – Agricultural Waste Composting application for 9,500 tons/year manure and cotton trash composting facility (2017)
◊    Remington Mulch Co., Marshall VA – Permit-By-Rule application for 12,500 tons/year leaf composting facility (2017)
◊    Horizon 880, Belle Glade, FL – Solid Waste Composting and Biosolids Composting permit applications for 60,000 tons/year biosolids and manure composting facility (2016)
◊    Fletcher BioEnergy, Hendersonville NC – Solid Waste Composting permit application for 25,000 tons/year food waste composting facility (2015)
◊    City of Portsmouth DPW, Portsmouth VA - Permit-By-Rule application for 25,000 tons/year yard waste composting facility (2015)
◊    Floyd Fest, Floyd VA – Permit-By-Rule application of music festival event composting facility (2012)
◊    Black Bear Composting, Crimora VA – Permit-By-Rule application of 4,000 tons/year food waste composting facility (2011)
◊    Blue Hen Organics, Millsboro, DE – Solid Waste composting permit application for 30,000 tons/year poultry residuals and yard waste composting facility (2008)
◊    Poplar Manor Enterprises, Riner VA - Solid Waste Composting permit application for 1,600 tons/year food waste composting facility (2007)
◊    City of Durham, NC - Technical support in repermitting effort for 13,000 ton/year municipal yard waste composting facility (2006-2008)
◊    Royal Oak Farm, Evington VA – Solid Waste Composting permit application for 130,000 tons/year industrial residuals composting facility (2006)
◊    McGill Environmental Systems, Waverly VA – Biosolids Composting permit application for 130,000 tons/year biosolids composting facility (2005)

Siting Evaluations
◊    City of Appleton, WI - evaluation of four sites for biosolids composting facility (2018-2019)

◊    Virginia Tech University, Blacksburg, VA – evaluation of three sites for manure and food waste composting at Research Farm (2017), evaluation of site for on-campus composting (2015)
◊    Kenai Peninsula Borough, Kenai, AK – site evaluations in three municipalities in Borough for food and green waste composting facility (2013)
◊    Black Bear Composting, Crimora VA – site evaluations in three counties for food waste composting facility (2011-2012)
◊    Prince William County DPW, Manassas, VA - evaluation of site suitability for adding food scraps to existing yard waste windrow composting operation (2011)
◊    City of Newport News DPW, Newport News VA) - evaluation of site suitability for adding food scraps to existing yard waste windrow composting operation (2011
◊    Cocoa Compost, Holland MI – site evaluations in four counties in southern Michigan and northern Indiana for yard waste composting facility (2010-2011)
◊    City of Edmond DPW, Edmond OK – evaluation of three sites for biosolids and yard waste composting facility (2009)

Renewable Energy/Anaerobic Digestion
◊    Environmental Law Institute, Washington D.C. - evaluation of business cases for co-digestion of various feedstocks with sewage sludges at water resources recovery facilities (2017-2018)
◊    Private company, Cincinnati OH - technical support in development of merchant anaerobic digestion facility (2017)
◊    Private company, Duplin NC - technology evaluation for producing 5 MW power from animal wastes (2017)
◊    U.S.D.A. Renewable Energy Assistance Program, Washington, D.C. - Review of grant applications based on anaerobic digestion (2016)
◊    Abt Environmental Services, Washington D.C. – Development of spreadsheet-based planning tools for new AD facilities (2017); preparation of EPA AgStar Handbook, 3rd Edition (2016)
◊    Alachua County Solid Waste, Gainesville FL - Evaluation of AD and gasification options for organics residual from mixed waste MRF (2014)
◊    Ecomaine Solid Waste Authority, Portland, ME - Evaluation of anaerobic digestion options for source-separated organics (2012-2013)
◊    Kenai Peninsula Borough, AK - Evaluation of anaerobic digestion options for source-separated organics (2012-2013)
◊    Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, Flint MI – plan review of biosolids digestate land application project (2012)
◊    Tibbar Energy, St. Croix USVI – design of digestate composting system (2012)
◊    Ineos Bio, Vero Beach FL – design and implementation of biodrying pilot test for greenwaste gasification plant (2011)
◊    Organics Diversion, Gloucester City NJ - assistance in business plan development for food scraps and yard trimmings HSAD project (2010 - 2012)
◊    Private company, New York – assistance in business plan development and implementation for food scraps plus greenwaste digestion and composting using HSAD technology (2009 – 2011)
◊    Randy’s Sanitation, Delano MN – design of 35,000 ton/year HSAD facility (2012-2017), technology evaluation for 60,000 ton/year anaerobic digestion project (2009), technology evaluation of twelve composting and four digestion (aerobic and anaerobic) alternatives for 1,200 – 10,000 ton/year of SSO (2007)

Training
◊    
Virginia Department of Corrections - 40 hr Compost Operator Training Course - numerous sessions taught (2019)

◊    Virginia Tech Cooperative Extension Webinar series – Composting Process Management, Site Selection and Design, Odor Management (2017)
◊    North Carolina DEQ Composting Webinar – Odor Management (2017)
◊    Commission for Environmental Cooperation, Joint Public Advisory Committee, Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Mexico – Organics Recycling in the U.S. (2017)
◊    Town of Waxhaw, NC – Leaf Composting 101– classroom and field exercises (2016)
◊    Better Composting School, University of MD, College Park MD – Compost Systems and Methods, Odor Management, Compost Equipment, Site Selection & Design (2018, 2016, 2014) – classroom and field exercises
◊    Chouf Biosphere Reserve, Al Chouf, Lebanon – Introduction to Composting Source-Separated Organics (2016)
◊    Climate Works Foundation, Genoa, Italy – Preparation of Training Presentation on Role of Biogas Production Plants to Manage MSW and Reduce GHG Emissions (2016)
◊    COMLURB, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – Training on Good Composting Practices and on Contaminant Removal at Caju Composting Facility for Clean Cities Action Coalition/MSW Initiative (2015)
◊    Stratus Consulting (now Abt Environmental) – Training on Organics Management with Composting and Anaerobic Digestion for Clean Cities Action Coalition/MSW Initiative (2014)
◊    Texas Compost Camp (Denton, TX) – Instructor for Economics of Compost Manufacturing and Food Scraps Diversion in a Small Community (2015)
◊    U.S. Composting Council (Bethesda, MD) – Co-Instructor for Compost Operator Training Course (2011-2015). Topics taught: Compost Systems and Methods, Site Selection and Design, Odor Management; developed 5-day Compost Operator Training Course while Chair, Professional Development Committee (2007-2011) – classroom and field exercises
◊    James City County (Williamsburg, VA) – Instructor for “Improving Soil Quality” at James City County Recycling Expo (Nov. 2014)
◊    South Carolina Dept. of Commerce (Columbia, SC) – Instructor for “Compost Systems, Methods and Markets” at Composting in South Carolina class (Oct. 2014)
◊    VA State Chapter of USCC (Richmond, VA) – Primary instructor for 8-hr CEU course: Solid Waste Composting (2014).  Topics taught: Odor Management, Storm Water Management, and Food Scraps Composting.
◊    NC State Chapter of USCC (Raleigh, NC) – Primary instructor for 40-hour Commercial Composting and Compost Use Course (2008-2010). Topics taught: Composting Process I & II, Facility Sizing, Compost Recipe Development, Process Monitoring & Control, Odor & Air Emissions Control, Storm Water Management, Composting Business Enterprise, and Compost Use in Landscaping– classroom and field exercises
◊    Carolinas Composting Council (Pittsboro, NC) – Instructor for Compost Operator Training Course (2006, 2003, 2002). Topics taught: Composting Process I & II, Feedstock Characterization, Composting Systems & Technologies, Process Monitoring & Control, Facility Design & Siting, Odor & Air Emissions Control, Compost Quality, and Compost Use in Landscaping, Erosion Control, Ornamental Horticulture & Environmental Remediation– classroom and field exercises
◊    USEPA Region IV – “Compost Operator Training for Federally-Recognized Native American Tribes” – course instructor and field exercise manager (32-hour course, August 2004). Co-instructors Dr. K.C. Das, Univ. of GA and Dr. M. Ozores-Hampton, Univ. of FL. – classroom and field exercises
◊    NC Chapter of Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) – Course instructor and Project Manager for “Managing Vegetative Debris” (16-hour course, February 2005
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Prior Experience:
* Organics Recycling Technical Assistance Coordinator, NC Dept. of Environment and Natural Resources (1998-2001)
* Preparation of business plan for manure-based composting and sales program for Fortune 100 company, Moline, IL (1994-1995)
* Evaluation of industrial sludge composting options for Fortune 100 company, Wilmington, DE (1995)
* Technical consultant to Citizen Advisory Committee on biosolids composting alternatives, New York City (1991-1993)
* Facility planning, permitting and design of biosolids dewatering and pelletizing facility, Elizabeth, NJ (1989-1994)
* Facility planning for biosolids composting facility, Rahway, NJ (1988)
* Planning, permitting, design and construction management of 150,000 tpy biosolids composting facility, Dickerson, MD (1981-1983)
* Solid Waste Management Plan, Baltimore County, MD (1978-1979)
* Solid Waste Management Plan, new Federal Capital City, Nigeria (1979)
* Facility planning and design for biosolids composting facility, Washington DC (1976-1981)

Licenses and Certifications
* Virginia Nutrient Management Planner Certificate No. 587 (2009)
* Virginia Class 2 Waste Management Facility Operators License No. 4605 002846 (2007)
* U.S. Composting Council/Solid Waste Association of North America, Compost Systems Manager, Certificate No. 57591 (2004)
* University of Maine, Certificate of Technical Ability in Composting (2001)
* University of Georgia, Compost Operator Training Certificate (2000)

Education
* M.S., Civil & Environmental Engineering, George Washington University, 1980
* B.A., Environmental Science, University of Virginia, 1975