Monthly Program Committee

Michael Whelan
Michael WhelanCo-Chair

Current Employer: Principal Engineer, Anchor QEA, LLC, 12596 West Bayaud Ave., Suite 450, Lakewood, Colorado 80228, Direct (303) 952-4850, Mobile (760) 845-2983

As a leader for Anchor QEA’s work in the Rocky Mountain region and with numerous West Coast project involvements, Mr. Whelan has 23 years of experience specializing in dredging and civil earthwork design for lakes and shorelines, restoration of stream habitat, development of waterfront facilities, and upland and offshore environmental remediation. His career originated with a bachelor degree from Colorado School of Mines, supplemented by graduate studies in environmental and geotechnical engineering at Georgia Tech and MIT, respectively. Today, after multi-year stints in Seattle and San Diego, he has a strong understanding of regulatory, environmental, and permitting-related issues, frequently applied to multi-party mediation and legal deposition settings. He currently lives in Evergreen with his wife and has two sons, one at Mines and one finishing high school.

Janet Castle
Janet CastleCo-Chair

Current Employer: President/PG, Eagle Synergistic Optimizing Technologies, LLC, 751 Pine Ridge Road, Golden, CO 80403, (720)475-0022

Janet Castle has over 20 years of experience with utilizing geophysics, petrophysics, geology, hydrology, and geochem to optimize projects. She is a Professional Geologist and president of Eagle Synergistic Optimizing Technologies. Her primary area of focus includes managing a team of subsurface imaging specialists that complete HRSC investigation projects and 3D visualizations. As a geologist and petrophysicist, she has developed optimized strategies and plans for various types of sites, including commercial, Superfund, EPA, O&G, and DOD sites. She is actively engaged in the rapidly evolving world of PFAS science and regulations. Education is in geophysics and petroleum geology at University of Houston and Colorado School of Mines.