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Terranext Key Personnel



Kim Martin, CPA
President, CEO
B.A., International Economics & Political Science

University of Colorado With Honors, Phi Beta Kappa

Kim Martin is the President, CEO, and Majority Owner of the Company. She has been with Terranext, LLC for nearly ten years, and has more than 22 years of overall experience in economic impact analysis and due diligence with respect to environmental liabilities. Her experience in reviewing mining and railroad industry operations in locations throughout the United States and overseas has allowed her to apply advanced financial tools to the evaluation of balance sheet liabilities associated with environmentally contaminated holdings. In that regard, she has reviewed groundwater contamination as an aid to assessing the long term economic consequences of such contamination. Kim's background in accounting and financial management, combined with her hands-on experience in the environmental industry, has resulted in successful execution of the company's strategic plans. This has allowed the Company to distinguish itself and prosper in this highly competitive marketplace.



Christopher Kinn, P.G.

Regional Director - Midwest Operations

Senior Geophysicist

B.S., Geological Science, San Diego State University

Graduate Studies, Geological Sciences, San Diego State University

Mr. Kinn has over 13 years professional experience in geophysics and hydrogeology. Geophysical methods he has utilized in exploration include Time Domain Electromagnetic (TEM), Frequency Domain Electromagnetic (EM), Magnetotelluric (MT), Gravity, Magnetic, Direct Current (DC) Resistivity, Geothermal, Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR), and Seismic Refraction. He has performed both surface and borehole geophysical surveys exploring fractured rock and glacial deposit environments for high capacity water supply wells. He has conducted shallow geophysical surveys in underground storage tank (UST), contaminant plume and archaeology applications. Mr. Kinn has conducted numerous aquifer characterization projects that included aquifer testing, well design, and wellhead protection components.




Richard Rao, Chem E, MBA
Regional Director - Northeast Operations
M.B.A., Management, Seton Hall University
B.S., Chemical Engineering, Newark College of Engineering

Mr. Rao has 36 years of experience in management and performance of environmental engineering, process safety management, pollution control, regulatory compliance and risk assessment work in power and other industries. He has extensive experience in the development of Risk Management Plans, BACT analysis, project and construction management, business development, and contract and regulatory authority negotiations. His expertise includes environmental control technologies (air, water and waste), process safety management/reliability/risk assessment, combustion technologies, BACT analysis, financial analysis, scheduling, and contracts.  Mr. Rao is Regional Director of the Terranext New York office.


Ann Sheffer Kennedy, M.S.

Staff Environmental Scientist

B.S., Agronomy and Environmental Science, Delaware Valley College

M.S., Educational Leadership, Delaware Valley College

As a qualified environmental scientist, Ms. Kennedy has experience in water quality, soil conservation and regulatory compliance.  She is a former environmental specialist with the PA Bucks County Conservation District.  She is a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers trained wetlands delineator. She has reviewed erosion control plans, NPDES Permits and conducted compliance inspections of construction sites.  She has performed turtle habitat assessments, wetlands delineations, enforced compliance with the Clean Streams Law, performed community outreach, and developed strategic planning.  She has a B.S. in Agronomy and Environmental Science and an M.S. in Educational Leadership.  Ms. Kennedy is a Staff Environmental Scientist with Terranext.




Byron D. Schneid, P.G.

Senior Geologist

B.S., Geology, Central Michigan University
M.S., Geology, Arizona State University

Mr. Schneid has 12 years of experience managing environmental projects for clients such as the ADEQ; ADOA; ExxonMobil; Unocal; A,T&SF Railway Co.; Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community; USF-Bestway Transportation, United Metro Materials; and Cardon since 1994.  Mr. Schneid has cultivated excellent working relationships with numerous local and regional vendors, subcontractors and clients.  His responsibilities have included writing proposals, contracts, and subcontracts; budget setup, tracking, and invoicing; client and regulatory interface; producing a wide spectrum of regulatory reports, workplans, and ESAs; generating well logs; preparation of compliance, drilling and other permits; and graphics.  He is experienced in subsurface contour mapping, hydrologic analyses and flow modeling.  Mr. Schneid has assisted in the training, supervision, and mentoring of several scientists, engineers, technicians and drafters.  Mr. Schneid also has several years of experience as a field geologist performing geologic and geotechnical surveys; soil, groundwater, and vapor sampling; water level monitoring; UST system excavations; and operation and maintenance of soil and groundwater remediation equipment.


David L. Russell, P.E.

Senior Engineer

B.S. Civil Engineering, University of Illinois

M.S. Civil Engineering, West Virginia University

Graduate School Work: SUNY at Buffalo, Work on MSChE

Mr. Russell has over 40 years of extensive training and consulting in environmental site assessments, audits and remediation; corporate and industrial consulting in solid and hazardous waste control and remediation; air and water pollution regulatory conformance; spill control and countermeasure plan engineering; international real estate acquisition consulting; process engineering; water and waste water facility design.  Significant projects included a variety of projects for Texaco terminals, design of storage and packaging facilities for a volatile solvent, chemical and biological remediation and treatment projects, design of various waste water treatment projects for food industry and industrial wastes, air pollution consulting and permitting and design, remediation design and modeling, and industrial consulting. Mr. Russell is currently Director of Environmental Engineering Studies for Terranext.



Jennifer E. Grover, M.A.

Senior Archaeologist, Principal Investigator

B.A., Honors in Anthropology & Classical Archaeology, McGill University (1989)

M.A., Anthropology, University of Alabama (1993)

Ms. Grover has over 14 years of professional experience working on Cultural Resource Management projects.  As Cultural Resources Manager and Project Archaeologist, she has been responsible for ensuring projects are carried out in accordance with the National Historic Preservation Act (Specifically Sections 106 and 110), Archaeological Resources Protection Act, Native American Graves Repatriation Act and that the military or other clients are in compliance with such acts.  Ms. Grover meets the Secretary of the Interiors Standards for a Professional Archaeologist.  Her past duties have included ensuring that CRM concerns are addressed within other branches and Directorates at Fort Stewart, preparation of the Integrated Management Plans of Integrated Natural Resources Plan, review of NEPA documents including Environmental Assessments, Findings of No Significant Effect, preparation of Records of Environmental Considerations and coordinating with the Directorate of Training ensuring that training maneuvers and plans do not impact cultural resources.  Ms. Grover is Terranext’s Senior Archaeologist and Principal Investigator.

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