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 of 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 of 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.

 

Chad M. Copeland, P.G., PWS

Professional Geoscientist – TX #12668
Professional Wetland Scientist – #2309
Senior Project Manager | Soil Scientist

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 non-degree seeking 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, wetland delineations, and Edwards Aquifer permitting. 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 (P.G.) in the State of Texas and in the State of Louisiana.  

 

Todd Standlee, PWS, CAPM

Professional Wetland Scientist – #2592
Senior Project Manager | TCEQ State Lead Program Manager

Email:  todd@RangerEnv.com
Mr. Standlee received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Texas Tech University.  With over 15 years 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 and a Professional Wetland Scientist (PWS).  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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Victoria Modak, P.G.

Senior Geologist – TX #2142
Email: Vicki@RangerEnv.com
Ms. Modak is a Registered Professional Geoscientist in the State of Texas and is licensed with the TCEQ as an LPST Corrective Action Project Manager. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Geological Sciences from The University of Texas at Austin and has more than 30 years of combined regulatory and consulting experience in the environmental field, including 23 years with the TCEQ’s LPST Program. Ms. Modak’s focus is on environmental investigations as well as regulatory advocacy and strategy.

 

Chris Sowell, CPESC, CESSWI

CESSWI – #4577
CPESC – #9107
Project Manager | Stormwater Program Director

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 | Phase I Program Director
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 management 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 focuses on contamination issues and remediation related to oil/gas pipelines, landfarms, production batteries, natural gas processing plants, and saltwater facilities.

 

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 primarily focuses on delineation and remediation of oil and gas-related issues along the Texas Gulf Coast.  Additionally, Mr. Lester routinely conducts inspections to assist clients with stormwater management.

 

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.

 

Nathan Rothschild

Environmental Field Technician
Email:  nathan@RangerEnv.com
Mr. Rothschild received a Bachelor of Science degree in Geography, Water Resources, from Texas State University.  Mr. Rothschild's primary focuses are assisting with sample collection, site assessments, 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.

 

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

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