When Epsilon was founded, we were determined to build a first rate environmental consulting firm, a firm that would be among the best at what we do. As a Principal owned firm, we were equally determined to transition ownership from the founding Principals to ‘the next generation.’ Now at a total of twelve Principals, our leadership continues to grow with the company and contribute to its success. More detailed resumes are available upon request.
Theodore A. Barten, PE
Theodore Barten, PE has more than 20 years of experience in engineering and environmental consulting. His principal technical focus is siting, environmental analyses, licensing, permitting, and compliance work for merchant power, electric utility, and industrial clients.
Mr. Barten is a Registered Professional Engineer in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, and Illinois.
Margaret B. Briggs
Peggy Briggs has an extensive track record of successfully assisting clients through the regulatory processes associated with development, institutional, and infrastructure projects. She plays a major role in numerous Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act (MEPA), Article 80, and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) projects. She regularly collaborates with lawyers, project proponents, and regulatory agencies in strategic discussions of permitting, and project planning. Recent projects that she has directed include the Boston Convention Center; Mashpee Wampanoag Casino in Taunton; First Church of Christ, Scientist redevelopment in Boston; Alexandria RE Equities Redevelopment on Binney Street in Cambridge; and Lovejoy Wharf in Boston. Her experience and knowledge of past precedents with MEPA, NEPA, Article 80 and waterfront permitting helps Epsilon develop the most streamlined approval process available.
She is currently the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Environmental Business Council of New England.
Michael E. Guski, CCM
Michael Guski is a project manager and air pollution meteorologist with more than 30 years of professional experience. His work focuses on project impact assessments, permitting, monitoring, compliance, and due diligence assessments for a variety of energy projects. He provides expert witness testimony, prepares air permit applications, permits electric and gas transmission facilities, and conducts air quality impact assessments. Mr. Guski also conducts ambient air and water quality monitoring, performs permitting feasibility studies, conducts air compliance assessments, negotiates with regulatory agencies, and supports clients in enforcement actions.
Mr. Guski is a Certified Consulting Meteorologist.
Dale T. Raczynski, PE
Dale Raczynski, PE has more than 30 years of experience in engineering and environmental consulting for industries, utilities, developers, institutions, and public agencies. His primary specialty is air quality engineering. He manages complex multi-disciplinary licensing efforts for many major and controversial energy projects.
Mr. Raczynski is a Registered Professional Engineer in Massachusetts.
Cindy Schlessinger has experience in urban planning, environmental analyses and community participation programs. Prior to beginning her consulting career, Ms. Schlessinger was a project manager at the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA). Ms. Schlessinger focuses on commercial, residential, institutional, and waterfront projects subject to BRA's Article 80 or MEPA review processes.
Lester B. Smith, Jr.
Lester Smith, Jr. has more than 30 years of experience in the environmental field, including work in government and private sectors. His experience includes waterfront permitting projects, dredging analysis, environmental management plans, gas pipeline permitting, large commercial, and government projects involving complex environmental regulatory analysis. Mr. Smith previously directed the scientific and engineering staff at the Massachusetts Coastal Zone Management (CZM) Office where he co-authored the Massachusetts Coastal Wetlands regulations and assisted in the writing of the CZM policies.
Robert D. O'Neal, CCM, INCE
Robert O’Neal is a member of the Institute of Noise Control Engineers (INCE) with more than 25 years of experience in the areas of community noise impact assessments, meteorological data collection and analyses, and air quality modeling. Mr. O'Neal's noise impact evaluation experience includes design and implementation of sound level measurement programs, modeling of future impacts, conceptual mitigation analyses, and compliance testing. He also provides expert witness testimony on noise impact studies and air pollution modeling in front of local boards, courts of law, and adjudicatory hearings.
Mr. O'Neal is a Certified Consulting Meteorologist.
Andrew D. Magee
Andrew Magee has more than 30 years of experience in conducting and managing environmental studies and scientific investigations. Mr. Magee’s work encompasses a wide range of environmental issues, including environmental planning and permitting of commercial and industrial real estate development projects, Chapter 91 Waterways licensing, utility corridor impact assessment and permitting, public and private water supply development and protection, and coastal studies. At Epsilon, he takes the lead on those Environmental Impact Reports and related studies and permitting efforts where water supply protection and development and Chapter 91 issues are of primary concern.
Michael D. Howard, PWS, CWS
Michael Howard is an experienced biologist specializing in wetland ecology, wildlife biology, natural resource inventories, impact statement preparation, and environmental regulatory analysis. He has extensive experience in wetland delineation and functional assessments using federal and state methodologies. He leads Epsilon’s Ecological Sciences group.
Mr. Howard is a Professional Wetland Scientist (PWS), and is a Certified Wetland Scientist (CWS) in the State of New Hampshire.
Laura E. Rome
Laura Rome's experience is in environmental regulation and environmental impact analysis. Her experience includes more than five years working at the MEPA Office as a MEPA analyst, where she was responsible for evaluating documentation assessing environmental impacts of proposed public and private development projects. At Epsilon, she is a lead Project Manager for a broad range of public sector and private sector multi-disciplinary Environmental Impact Reports, including the South Weymouth Naval Air Station project.
Douglas J. Kelleher
Doug Kelleher has more than 20 years of experience in historic preservation planning, architectural design review, state and federal historic rehabilitation tax credits, regulatory compliance and project management. Mr. Kelleher’s prior experience includes numerous years as a Preservation Planner with the Massachusetts Historical Commission. He specializes in providing public and private sector clients with strategic consulting for complex real estate projects involving historic resources for compliance with local, state, and federal historic preservation regulations. Widely recognized as a leader in the preservation community, his well-established expertise is a cornerstone of Epsilon’s historic resources and historic tax credit practice.
A.J. Jablonowski, PE
A.J. Jablonowski has experience with a variety of industries, including power production, surface coating, chemical production, waste treatment, metalworking, electronics, food processing, and groundwater treatment. His work includes environmental licensing, compliance and due diligence audits, air permit applications, pollution control studies, accidental release prevention, and regulatory applicability studies. He reviews operations at a wide variety of industrial and power facilities and recommends process changes for regulatory compliance. He uses strong technical engineering skills and an ability to grasp regulatory nuances as part of a positive, problem-solving approach. He acts as a technical resource for air pollution capture and control options, emissions tracking, and air regulatory interpretations.
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