Spring Event Committee

Jessica Francis
Jessica Francis Co-Chair

Current Employer: Senior Staff Geologist, Langan Engineering & Environmental Services, 300 Union Blvd Suite 405, Lakewood, CO 80228, (312)478-8972
Email: jfrancis@langan.com

Jessica Francis has about six years of environmental consulting experience with a focus on environmental management,permitting and compliance, and regulatory reporting for clients in Colorado, Arizona, Texas, Louisiana, and Florida. Ms.Francis specializes in environmental support for commercial development including environmental due diligence,materials management, and remediation. Ms. Francis also has a background in stormwater management, environmental health and safety consulting, and asbestos analysis. Ms. Francis is on the Board of Directors for the Rocky Mountain Association of Environmental Professionals (RMAEP) and a member of the Colorado Environmental Management Society (CEMS).

Roberto Lastrico
Roberto LastricoCo-Chair

Current Employer: Senior Account Manager, SGS North American Inc., 4036 Youngfield Street, Wheat Ridge, CO, 80333, (303)917-0894
Email: roberto.lastrico@sgs.com

Roberto is Senior Account Manager for SGS North America responsible for maintaining current key accounts and acquiring targeted new business for the SGS Wheat Ridge Laboratory in the Colorado and North Dakota markets.

With international business development experience in the water industry, and as an environmental consultant for 12 years in North and South America, and Australia, Roberto integrates his experience to best serve customers success.

Monica Genadio
Monica GenadioCommittee Member

Current Employer:  Project Manager / Senior Consultant, Kleinfelder, Inc.,  707 17th Street, Suite 3000, Denver, CO, 80202 (720)936-1694
Email: mgenadio@gmail.com

Monica has a geology degree from the College of William and Mary and a law degree from the University of Wisconsin. She worked in the environmental field focusing on compliance for over 25 years, including as a U.S. EPA contractor, in various consulting positions, and in the energy sector.

In her current position with Kleinfelder she manages projects, oversees contracts, and is a liaison between the Sales and Marketing and Quality/Regulatory/Compliance groups.

Paul Gruca
Paul Gruca Committee Member

Current Employer: CWP, 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.

Maggie Mandell
Maggie MandellCommittee Member

Current Employer: Environmental Engineer, Environmental Works, Inc., 2770 Industrial Ln, Broomfield, CO, 80020, (301)943-2830
Email: mmandell@environmentalworks.com

Maggie Mandell is a registered Professional Engineer (PE) with more than 15 years of experience in environmental engineering and consulting. She began her career with a 7 year stint as a consultant with Booz Allen Hamilton, conducting environmental compliance audits and providing environmental management support to mostly DoD clients. She then transitioned to Potomac-Hudson Engineering, a small business engineering firm, followed by Versar (formerly J.M. Waller), where she supported dozens of EPA Superfund Site projects and was also co-chair of the Versar Sustainability Program.  Maggie joined Environmental Works, Inc. (EWI) in October 2019 and has been supporting a variety of environmental compliance and remediation projects.  Maggie recently became a certified FAA Part 107 drone pilot and looks forward to expanding EWI’s environmental services to include this technology.

Maggie earned a BSE in Civil & Environmental Engineering from Duke University and a MS in Environmental Engineering from Northwestern University. Originally from Bethesda, MD, she and her husband moved to Denver in 2013; they spend their free time taking advantage of all that beautiful Colorado has to offer… hiking, biking, and skiing… with their daughter, son, and furbaby.