Staff

Daniel E. Airey, P.G.

President
Senior Geologist – TX #1022
Email:  dan@RangerEnv.com
Mr. Airey is a Registered Professional Geoscientist in the State of Kentucky, Louisiana, Nebraska, Tennessee, Texas, and Wyoming.  Mr. Airey is also registered as a Corrective Action Project Manager with the TCEQ.  Mr. Airey received a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology from Texas A&M University.  With over 31 years experience in the environmental field, Mr. Airey has worked throughout the country and overseas.   Heavily sought after for his expertise in environmental litigation, Mr. Airey is well versed in all aspects of environmental law and compliance.

 

Keith Copeland, P.G.

Senior Geologist – TX #1020
Email:  kjcope@RangerEnv.com
Mr. Copeland received a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology from Baylor University.  With over 35 years of regulatory and consulting experience, Mr. Copeland is a Registered Professional Geoscientist in the State of Louisiana, Kentucky, Nebraska, and Texas.  Mr. Copeland worked at the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality where he developed and managed the Petroleum Storage Tank program.

 

Richard M. Airey, Jr., P.E., P.G.

Senior Engineer – TX #63991
Senior Geoscientist – TX #3426

Email:  rick@RangerEnv.com
Mr. Airey is a Registered Professional Engineer and a Registered Professional Geoscientist in the State of Texas.  Mr. Airey received a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from Texas A&M University.  With over 35 years experience in the environmental field, prior to Ranger, Mr. Airey has worked in the oil fields and for the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.  Mr. Airey’s field specialization is site assessment and remediation of soil and groundwater.  Mr. Airey is also registered as a Corrective Action Project Manager with the TCEQ.

 

Patrick K. Finn, P.G.

Senior Geologist – TX #3039
Email:  pkfinn@RangerEnv.com
Mr. Finn received a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology from Texas A&M University.  Mr. Finn has over 27 years of combined regulatory and consulting experience in the environmental field.  Mr. Finn has worked for both the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and Railroad Commission of Texas.  Mr. Finn is a Registered Professional Geoscientist in the State of Texas.  Mr. Finn’s focus is on risk-based site investigation and remedial activities.

 

Chad M. Copeland, PWS, CAPM

Professional Wetland Scientist – #2309
Professional Geoscientist – LA #205
Senior Project Manager, Senior Biologist

Email:  chad@RangerEnv.com
Mr. Copeland received both a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science degree in Biology from Texas State University and has completed post-graduate studies at the University of Florida in the Soil and Water Sciences Department.  Mr. Copeland focuses on the preparation of TCEQ/RRC/EPA/USACE plans and compliance permits, soil/air/groundwater characterization, UST/AST management, Texas Risk Reduction Program oversight, spill plans and response, biological assessments and wetland delineations. Additionally, Mr. Copeland focuses on permitting and contamination issues related to oil/gas pipelines, landfarms, production batteries, natural gas processing plants and saltwater facilities.  Mr. Copeland is a State of Texas Licensed LPST Corrective Action Project Manager, a Professional Wetland Scientist (PWS) and is a licensed Professional Geoscientist in the State of Louisiana (PG #205).  

 

Todd Standlee, CAPM, PWS, CWB

Professional Wetland Scientist – #2592
Senior Project Manager, Senior Biologist

Email:  todd@RangerEnv.com
Mr. Standlee received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Texas Tech University.  With over a decade of experience in the environmental field, Mr. Standlee’s focus is on the planning, designing, and implementing of soil/groundwater remediation systems.  Mr. Standlee is a State of Texas Licensed LPST Corrective Action Project Manager, a Professional Wetland Scientist (PWS) and a certified wetland botanist (CWB).  Furthermore, Mr. Standlee manages our multi-year TCEQ PST Contracts.

 

Max Cook, CAPM

Senior Project Manager
Email:  max@RangerEnv.com
Mr. Cook received a Bachelor of Science degree from Texas A&M University. With over a decade of experience in the environmental field and having received ASTM training in Vapor Encroachment Screening and Phase I and Phase II Environmental Site Assessments (ESA) for real estate transactions, Mr. Cook’s focus is managing the Phase I ESA program and the assessment and preparation of Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) plans.  Additionally, Mr. Cook is a State of Texas Licensed LPST Corrective Action Project Manager.

 

James R. Woodburn, P.G.

Staff Geologist – TX #12307
Email: rusty@RangerEnv.com
Mr. Woodburn received a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology from Texas A&M University and a Master of Science degree in Geology from Sul Ross State University. Mr. Woodburn’s primary focuses are TCEQ/RRC/EPA compliance permits and soil/air/groundwater sampling and characterization. Mr. Woodburn previously worked for the Railroad Commission of Texas with the Environmental Permits and Support team.  In addition, Mr. Woodburn is a State of Texas Licensed LPST Corrective Action Project Manager.

 

Chris Sowell, CPESC, CESSWI

Project Manager
Email:  chris@RangerEnv.com
Mr. Sowell received a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture from Texas State University.  Mr. Sowell’s primary field focuses are groundwater and soil sample collection, the operation and maintenance of remediation systems, SPCC and stormwater management.  Mr. Sowell is a Certified Professional in Erosion & Sediment Control and Certified Erosion, Sediment and Storm Water Inspector.

 

Robert Proctor

Project Manager
Email:  robby@RangerEnv.com
Mr. Proctor received a Bachelor of General Studies degree in Environmental Studies from the University of Kansas.  Mr. Proctor’s primary focuses are conducting Environmental Assessments and providing project manager support; including, assisting in remediation activities, operations and maintenance of remediation systems, and media (soil, groundwater, surface water, air) sampling.

 

William Kierdorf

Project Manager
Email:  will@RangerEnv.com
Mr. Kierdorf received a Bachelor of Science degree in Resource and Environmental Studies from Texas State University.  Mr. Kierdorf’s primary focuses are in sample collection and site assessments.  Mr. Kierdorf routinely directs oil and gas release remediation responses.

 

Skylar Netherland, CAPM, WPIT

Project Manager
Email:  skylar@RangerEnv.com
Mr. Netherland received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of Texas.  Mr. Netherland’s primary focuses are contract administration, site assessments, remediation, UST/AST management, and biological assessments and wetland delineations.  Mr. Netherland is a certified Wetland Professional in Training (WPIT).  Additionally, Mr. Netherland is a State of Texas Licensed LPST Corrective Action Project Manager.

 

Daniel Rackley

Senior Environmental Field Technician
Email:  daniel.rackley@RangerEnv.com
Mr. Rackley’s primary focuses are assisting with sample collection, site assessments, and remediation.  Mr. Rackley has over 20 years of environmental field experience.

 

Andrew Lester

Environmental Specialist
Email: andrew@RangerEnv.com
Mr. Lester received a Bachelor of Science degree in Resource and Environmental Studies from Texas State University.  Mr. Lester has environmental laboratory experience as a water quality analyst.  Additionally, Mr. Lester's primary focuses are sample collection and site assessments.

 

Nolen Brown, GIT

Field Geologist
Email: nolen@RangerEnv.com
Mr. Brown received a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology from San Francisco State University.  Mr. Brown is GIT in the State of Texas and his focuses are in assisting with site assessment and remediation.

 

Tyler Landis

Email: tyler@RangerEnv.com
Mr. Landis primarily focuses on drafting and site assessment reporting.  Mr. Landis also provides GIS support to our clients.

 

Hanna Schaefer

Email: hanna@RangerEnv.com
Ms. Schaefer manages the main office at Ranger.
 

All field personnel of Ranger Environmental Services, Inc. are OSHA trained and attend an 8-hour refresher course annually.  Furthermore, all personnel are CPR certified on an annual basis.

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