CONSULTANTS IN ORGANICS RECYCLING

 

Our Address & Contact Information

2186 MOUNTAIN PASS RD.

TROUTVILLE, VA 24175

(540) 874-5168

ccoker@cokercompost.com

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
◊    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
◊    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
◊    Community Compost Co., Newburgh, NY – design of extended positive forced ASP composting facility (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)
◊    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
◊    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
◊    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
◊    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
◊    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
◊    Organics Diversion, Gloucester City NJ – Potential-to-Emit 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
◊    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 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 (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