BS, Geology, University of North Carolina at Wilmington, graduated in 12/84, Completed some Masters Courses in Hydrogeology.
Licensure and Current Position (Today):
Professional Geologist in 6 States: SC #1057, GA #1046, NC #1199, TN #1519, FL #0001766 and VA #000907
Currently, I own and operate a very successful, entreprenuerial small business of buying and renting homes, which I founded in 1994. Please click on my company website at: Hilton Head & Myrtle Beach Home Rentals. CNN published a report on my successful business at webpage: CNN IReport on HHIRentals.net. Recently, I worked on a contract basis for HSA Engineers and Scientists in Bluffton, SC, and was the environmental and geotechnical services department manager from 2003 - 2006. I have 26 years of environmental and geotechnical engineering and geological consulting experience as a project manager and department manager for many international firms (HSA/CRA, S&ME/Westinghouse, Jammal & Assoc./PSI, IT/Flour Daniel and GTI). HSA is a member of the CRA Family of Companies.
Summary of Professional Environmental & Geotechnical Experience:
I worked at HSA from Aug. 2003 - Aug. 2006. Previously, I worked at S&ME/Westinghouse - engineering firm in Charlotte, NC for 13 years from 2/90 - 6/03. Previous to that, I worked for GTI / IT / Flour Daniel from 1886 to 2000, and PSI / Jammal & Associates from 1984-1986. I have 26 years experience as an environmental and geotechnical engineering and geology consultant working with many State environmental regulatory sites (compliance, modeling, assessment, remediation, closure, reimbursement, marketing, management, etc.). I also have 16 years experience as a professional webmaster, web design, cyber attack specialist and writing secure encrypted webpage codes using: html, xtml, xml, java script, cgi script, php, cold fusion, flash, pearl, etc.
GENERAL - Internet sales and marketing specialist, Computer science, programming, webmaster, communications, marketing; consulting environmental engineering / geology; hydrogeology; project management; construction management; office management; supervisory of professional staff and technicians; information technology, and entreprenuer;
ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING & GEOLOGY - Green Jobs Specialist; Project Management; Regulatory Compliance; Construction Management; Remediation Design; Wastewater Treatment; Sampling; Construction Supervision; Implementation and Operation and Maintenance of Remediation Systems; Regulatory Negotiating; Comprehensive Site Assessments; Corrective Action Plans; Pre-Acquisition Site Assessments; Groundwater and Soil Disposal; Injection Well and Air Quality Permitting; State Trust Fund Reimbursement; and Preparing Engineering Drawings for Remediation Systems; Hydrogeology and Geology; 2 & 3-D Groundwater, Vapor Flow and Contaminant Transport Modeling; Horizontal Drilling; Environmental Field Work; Vacuum Pilot Tests; Air Sparge Pilot Tests; Groundwater Pump Tests; Tank Closures; Surveying; Sampling; Hydraulic Fracturing; Sonic Drilling, Horizontal Drilling & Installation of Horiz. Vacuum, Sparge, Fracture and Dual Extraction Wells. Project Management of over 100 Remediation Systems and 50 Site Closures in last 22 years. Experienced in Many Types of Environmental and Remediation Equipment and Tools Including: Detoxification, Stabilization/Solidifcation, Vacuums, Pump and Treat Systems, Dual Extraction Systems, and Air Sparge Systems, Radio Frequency, Internal Combustion Engines, Ion Exchange, Softeners, Backwash Filters, Catalytic Oxidizers and Telemetry Systems. I've performed intrinsic bioremediation and perspiration Field and Bench Studies, Risk-Based Corrective Action (RBCA) modeling, Phoster sparging and bioventing technologies.
GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING – Shallow and Deep Foundation Studies, Sinkhole Investigations, Siesmic Studies, Site Preparation, Fill Placement, Subgrade Preparation, Pavement Recommendations, Borrow Studies, Utility / Stormwater Construction, and Landfill Siting, Due Diligence, Land Development. Laboratory soil testing-grain size, atteburgs, hydrometer, etc, and other materials testing for geotechnical type lab tests with soil, materials & rock.
Awards and Honors:
Mr. Hines managed project awarded the 1995 NCCEC Honors Award for Research and Studies for installation of the first successful horizontal air sparge well at the Unocal-Derita, North Carolina site. Site later closed by Mr. Hines under a Variance to the groundwater standards.
Mr. Hines managed project awarded the 1997 NCCEC Honors Award for Environmental Remediation for the "Remediation of a Gasoline Release" paper at the Speedway-West Blvd., Charlotte, North Carolina. Site later closed by Mr. Hines under Risked Based Corrective Action.
Mr. Hines published an environmental technical paper for the 1994 American Petroleum Institute and the National Ground Water Association's Conference in Houston, Texas on "Remediation of Petroleum Hydrocarbons Using Horizontal Air Sparging and Soil Vapor Extraction Wells."
Mr. Hines presented an environmental technical paper he published at the 1994 American Petroleum Institute and the National Ground Water Association's Conference in Houston, Texas on "Remediation of Petroleum Hydrocarbons Using Horizontal Air Sparging and Soil Vapor Extraction Wells."
Presented Seminar on "Horizontal Well Installation and Use" at the 1998 Groundwater Professionals Meeting in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Presented Seminar on "Remote Telemetry for Remediation Systems" at a 1998 Environmental Technical Seminar in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Available upon Request
Years with HSA: 3
Years with other Firms: 20
Total Years as a Profesional Environmental & Geotechnical Engineering Consultant: 26