Meet Our Team

 

COFOUNDERS


Mick DeGraeve
G.M "Mick" DeGraeve, Ph.D.

Director of Strategic Planning
and Program Development
Senior Research Scientist

Dennis McMauley
Dennis McCauley

President | Co-Manager
Traverse City Operations
Senior Environmental Scientist

Dennis McIntyre, Ph.D.

Co-Manager
Columbus Operations
Senior Research Scientist

Robin Silva-Wilkinson

Vice President
Manager Chemistry
Senior Research Scientist

Greg Smith, Ph.D.

Co-Manager
Columbus Operations
Senior Research Scientist


MANAGEMENT - FIELD AND LABORATORY OPERATIONS

Jamie Saxton
Jamie Saxton

Vice President | Co-Manager
Traverse City Operations
Principal Research Scientist

Mailee Garton

Manager Traverse City
Toxicology Laboratory
Research Scientist

John Bachman
John Bachman

Laboratory Coordinator
Organic Chemistry
Principal Research Scientist

Michelle Moore
Michelle Moore

Laboratory Coordinator
Inorganic Chemistry
Principal Research Scientist

John Barkach
John Barkach, Ph.D.

Senior Program Manager 
Hydrogeologist

Chris Tarr
Chris Tarr

Manager Columbus
Toxicology Laboratory
Senior Researcher


PROJECT LEADERS - SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING

Tyler Linton
Tyler Linton, Ph.D.

Principal Research Scientist
Aquatic Toxicology

Charles Delos
Charles Delos

Senior Research Scientist
Aquatic Toxicology

Craig Voros

Research Scientist
Aquatic Toxicology

Keith Taulbee, Ph.D.
Keith Taulbee, Ph.D.

Principal Research Scientist
Biostatistics

Bill Arnold
Bill Arnold

Manager Business
Development & GIS Principal Research Scientist

Doug Endicott

Principal Research Scientist
Environmental Engineering

Dale White, Ph.D.
Dale White, Ph.D.

Principal Research Scientist
Environmental Engineering

Charles DuJardin

Senior Research Scientist
Environmental Engineering

Bill Arnold
Alan Hais

Senior Research Scientist
Environmental Engineering

Chris Turner

Principal Research Scientist
Field Studies & Logistics

Jim Stricko
Jim Stricko

Principal Research Scientist
Toxicology & Taxonomy

Patrick McCool, Ph.D.

Principal Research Scientist
Microbiology

Julianne Heinlein Ph.D.
Julianne Heinlein, Ph.D.

Researcher
Algal Taxonomy

Michelle VanDenBrand

Senior Researcher
Toxicology & Taxonomy

David Rosier
David Rosier

Senior Researcher
Field Studies

Erica Schneider

Health & Safety Officer
Researcher

Jennifer Hansen
Jennifer Hansen

Quality Assurance Officer
Senior Researcher

Chris Young

Senior Researcher
IT & Logistics



RESEARCH TECHNICIANS

Craig Davis

Senior Research Technician
Field Studies

Ben Cook

Senior Research Technician
Inorganic Chemistry

Michael McCauley

Senior Research Technician
Field Studies

Dave Johns
Dave Johns

Research Technician
Field Studies

Natalie Sutherland

Research Technician
Lab & Field Studies

Dan Smith

Research Technician
Lab & Field Studies

Eliot Hoitsma

Technician
Lab & Field Studies

Chuck Mcknight

Research Technician 
Taxonomy

Liana May
Liana May

Research Technician
Botany


Susan Klimas, Ph.D.

Research Technician
Botany

Maggie Petersen
Maggie Petersen

Technician
Lab & Field Studies

Taylor West
Taylor West

Technician
Lab & Field Studies

Mike Dunlop

Research Technician 
Logistics

Audrey Foster
Audrey Foster

Technician
Lab & Field Studies

Youlia Karaivanova
Youlia Karaivanova

Technician
Lab Studies

Carter Johns
Carter Johns

Technician
Field Studies

Vivian Werth

Technician
Lab & Field Studies

Dan Briem

Technician
Lab & Field Studies


ADMINISTRATION AND FACILITIES

Kim Bell
Kim Bell

Administration & HR Coordinator
Compliance Officer

Gina Anderson

Administrative Assistant
Travel Coordinator

Randall Panks

Facilities Maintenance
Technician

Angie Rought

Facilities Technician

Amelia Howard

Controller

Sandy Austin

Accounting Clerk

Sandra Robey

Gardener


About GLEC

 

"GLEC provided excellent customer service and addressed all technical issues identified. Their communication with EPA was timely, courteous and professionally conducted."

U.S. EPA Office of Water – HECD Contract Review 2010

 

"The contractor's response to inquiries, technical service, or administrative issues exceeded Government expectations."

U.S. EPA Office of Water – SHPD Contract Review 2009-2010

 

“The contractor has demonstrated an outstanding performance level that justifies adding a point to the score. It is expected that this rating will be used in those rare circumstances where the contractor achieved cost savings and performance clearly exceeds the performance levels described as “Excellent.”

EPA Office of Water – UCMR Contract Review 2007-2008

 

“The staff anticipates potential problems and seeks to implement preemptive measures to ensure smooth operations. The company has surpassed contractual requirements and it has been a pleasure working with them.”

USDA Monitoring Programs Office – 2003 Contract Review

NELAP ACCREDITED

GLEC operates one of only a few U.S. laboratories accredited for whole sediment toxicity testing. GLEC also maintains NELAP accreditation for chlorophyll and nutrient chemistry testing.

ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY (ADEQ)
ACCREDITED

GLEC's Columbus, OH laboratory is ADEQ accredited for Acute Toxicity and Chronic Toxicity testing.

 

 



Great Lakes Environmental Center

739 Hastings Street
Traverse City, MI   49686

Phone: (231) 941-2230
Fax: (231) 941-2240