Golf Tournament Committee

Kevin Wolfe
Kevin WolfeChairperson

Current Employer: PMP, REP, Principal, Environmental Services, Stantec Consulting Services, 370 Interlocken Blvd #200, Broomfield, CO 80021, (607)339-7380

Email: kevin.wolfe@stantec.com

Kevin has 19 years of experience in the environmental consulting, environmental engineering, and project and account management fields. Through an in-depth understanding of various lithologic conditions and through years of experience working with both classic and innovative remediation technologies, Kevin is able to lead teams that deliver high-quality and reliable services to his clients – both public and private. Kevin manages and has performed various duties associated with the characterization and remediation of hydrocarbon-impacted sites, chlorinated solvent-impacted sites, as well as sites with metals, PCB, asbestos, and pesticide contamination. Additionally, Kevin supports a nationwide retail gasoline client with the management of fuel system installation projects throughout the US. As part of this scope of work, Kevin manages a team of inspectors across the US, that ensure compliance with equipment and installation specifications and best practices. Kevin is a Recognized Environmental Professional in the State of Colorado, maintains a Project Management Professional certification, and he has previously completed the Colorado Oil and Gas Association’s EnGen leadership development program.

Kevin earned a BS in Biological and Environmental Engineering from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York in 2004. He and his wife Liana moved to Colorado in 2006 from the Hudson Valley of New York, and they are raising two daughters in the foothills of Golden. In the free time that a parent with two primary school-aged children might have to pursue their own interests, Kevin is always trying to find live music to attend. Otherwise, he likes to camp in the summer, to find a hut trip to take in the winter, and he likes to hunt in the fall.

Mitch Dean
Mitch DeanCommittee Member

Current Employer: Account Manager, AST Environmental, Inc., 99 S. Downing Street #302, Denver, CO, 80209, (513)675-8511
Email: mdean@astenv.com

Mitch has worked in the environmental industry for 5 years. After receiving his undergraduate degree in environmental sciences from The Ohio State University he started working in hazardous waste management at Clean Harbors for two years in Cincinnati, OH. He moved to Denver, CO and was hired by AST Environmental and started working in environmental remediation.

Mitch is involved with many aspects of the remediation process and spends time in both the office and field. He has been involved with injections, soil and water sampling, site characterization, and remedial designs with the end goal of site closure. The designs and projects he is involved with are in-situ injections and soil mixing applications of technologies delivered as slurries.

Mitch joined the CEMS membership, Networking, and Outreach committee in order to get more involved and form relationships with local environmental experts and help spur growth and involvement for CEMS.

Mitch moved to Colorado to be closer to the mountains. He is an avid skier, climber, and hiker who loves spending his free time in the mountains with his friends and dog, Rosie. He loves getting out around Denver and the occasional sports game.

John Fontana
John FontanaCommittee Member

Current Employer: CPG, CWD, President | CEO, Vista Geoscience LLC, 130 Capital Drive, Suite A, Golden, CO 80401, (303)277-1694
Email: jfontana@vistageoscience.com

John Fontana is a Certified Professional Geologist (CPG #11985), an NGWA Certified Well Driller (CWD #12270)), a licensed water well driller (NM, NE, UT, SD, OK, KS), and serves as President/CEO and owner of Vista GeoScience LLC, based in Golden, Colorado.  John oversees all business operations at Vista, including environmental drilling (Geoprobe®), injection remediation services, soil gas investigations, and High-Resolution Site Characterization (HRSC) and 3D data modeling services.  John pioneered and introduced many of these services in the Rocky Mountain region and has supervised many Triad type environmental site characterizations and remediation projects at major DOD, DOE, and commercial/industrial sites across the country.

John has served as co-chair on the CEMS Program Committee, and on the Board of Directors as a Director, President, Past President, and currently as Treasurer.  He also serves as a Board Member/Advisor on the Executive Committee for the Colorado Section of the American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG).  John is also a member of CGWA, CWWCA, NGWA, AAPG, AEG, RMAG, RMAEP, ITRC (IAP), SAME, and SWANA. He served on the EPA Scientific Advisory Board on the Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing on Drinking Water, and has also provided expert testimony in the area of stray gas (methane) migration issues.  Most recently John served on the Interstate Regulatory Technical Council (ITRC) teams and assisting in writing two guidance documents;  Implementing Advanced Site Characterization Tools (2019, ASCT-1) and Optimizing Injection Strategies and In-Situ Remediation Performance (2020, OIS-ISRP-1 ).

John’s 40 years of experience includes: 35 years as a business owner/manager, well-site geologist, laboratory management, managing domestic and international geochemical exploration programs, environmental site investigations, geotechnical and environmental drilling technologies, in-situ remediation injection design and implementation, analysis of soil gas for trace natural gases or contaminants, forensic analysis including stable isotopes, environmental baseline studies, carbon sequestration monitoring, statistical data analysis, mapping and 3D data modeling to create conceptual site models from integrated data sets.

John earned his BS degree in Geology, Oceanography and Physics from Humboldt State University in 1981.  Originally from California, John and his wife moved to Colorado in 1981, and now live in the Ken-Caryl Valley area.  Empty nesters, they enjoy time with their daughter Christina and son David whenever possible.  John volunteered for several years as a Cub Master and Scout Master where he enjoyed backpacking, camping and canoeing in the Rocky Mountains while teaching leadership and outdoor skills to young men.  He enjoys skiing, boating, fishing, hiking, SCUBA diving, as well as the occasional Rockies game.

You can link up with John at http://www.linkedin.com/in/johnvfontana

JOHN V. FONTANA, CPG, CWD
President & CEO
VISTA GEOSCIENCE LLC;
130 Capital Drive, Suite A, Golden, Colorado 80401
Work Phone: 303-277-1694,
JFontana@VistaGeoScience.com

Paul Gruca
Paul Gruca Committee Member

Current Employer: Project Manager,Weaver Consultants Group (WCG), 7340 E. Caley Avenue, Suite 110, Centennial, CO, 80111, (312)478-8972
Email: pgruca@wcgrp.com

Paul Gruca is a Certified Water Professional and serves as a Project Manager for Weaver Consultants Group (WCG) with over 13 years of environmental consulting experience.  He joined WCG at their Chicago headquarters in 2011, primarily responsible for environmental due diligence, dig/haul and in-situ injection remedial projects, and state voluntary cleanup program closures for projects across the Midwest.  Paul transitioned to WCG’s Remediation Services Group with a move to Denver in 2019. Paul’s primary duties include the design, construction, implementation, and performance evaluations of automated and self-implemented remedial programs.  These remedial programs utilize technologies employing enhanced reductive dechlorination, chemical oxidation/reduction, bio-augmentation, zero-valent iron, and others through various application approaches.  Paul is also a certified Industrial Wastewater Treatment Operator, managing multiple wastewater treatment plants and ex-situ groundwater/vapor remedial treatment systems.  These remediation projects and programs are located across the country.

Paul earned a BS in Environmental Geosciences from Northern Illinois University with a focus on Geology.  Originally from Chicagoland, Paul loved living in downtown Chicago, but always had a desire to move west for the topography and scenery, Paul moved to Denver in 2019 to focus on large scale environmental remediation projects.  Paul enjoys hiking and bicycling, loves cooking and walks with his dog Lenny, and recently rekindled a former semi-professional paintball career from his youth.

Mike Jahn
Mike Jahn Committee Member

Current Employer: Colorado Oil & Gas Manager, Tasman Geosciences, 6855 W. 119th Avenue, Broomfield, CO 80020, (303)507-8869
Email: mjahn@tasman-geo.com

Ty Lichtenberg
Ty LichtenbergCommittee Member

Current Employer: Executive Manager, Tasman Geosciences, 6855 W. 119th Avenue, Broomfield, CO 80020, (303)487-1228
Email: tlichtenberg@tasman-geo.com

Monica Young
Monica YoungCommittee Member

Current Employer: Project Manager | Environmental Scientist, CGRS, Inc.,1301 Academy Court, Fort Collins, CO 80524, (970)420-6833
Email: monica@cgrs.com 

Monica Young has over 25 years of environmental experience and specializes in site investigation and remedial activities related to petroleum hydrocarbons. Ms. Young has been with CGRS for 21 years. Prior to that, she worked for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 8 (Denver, Colorado), in the Underground Storage Tank/Leaking Underground Storage Tank Program. Ms. Young is a Recognized Environmental Professional with the Colorado Division of Oil and Public Safety.