Intellex Acquires Expert by Big Village

We're thrilled to announce that Intellex has acquired Expert by Big Village, effective March 22, 2024. This strategic move enhances our capabilities and strengthens our commitment to delivering exceptional solutions to our customers.

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Expert Details

Environmental Assessments, Asbestos, Mold, Lead, Hazardous Materials

ID: 734489 Texas, USA

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With 23 years of providing clients quality and innovation, expert runs a local-to-national firm executing work within 7 distinct (related) NAICS codes. Identifying, addressing, and improving environmental, and IH conditions across industry; client objective-scoped; cost efficient; ethically driven to serve.

Thirty-five (35+) years in real estate assessment, testing, risk assessment, remediation design, estimating, loss modeling, soil, groundwater, air, hazardous waste, building sciences, asbestos, mold, lead, organic vapor, industrial hygiene, fires, floods, oil & gas, fuel storage tanks, safety, respiratory protection, OSHA.

Engaged across diverse industries & causes, her work involves bulk fuel transportation, oil & gas wellhead & pipeline releases, retail fuel compliance matters, manufacturing operations, commercial shopping centers, multi-family real estate, construction projects, healthcare facilities, & recycling & reclamation operations.

With a firm understanding of the wide array of environmental hazards & chemicals in industry, Expert applies laboratories & testing to validate or obviate contingent environmental risk to owning real property &/or its lending. Whether in litigation or not, Expert evaluates buildings for hazardous materials inventory, abandoned contaminant sources, orphaned well sites, and buried objects. This work is routinely performed in advance of real estate redevelopment to cost-effectively demonstrate that the pathway of construction has been effectively cleared.

She possess expertise in building systems and mitigating hazards from structures in advance of demolition for asbestos, lead, and other regulated materials. Expert prepares and implements (and/or critically reviews) asbestos specifications, mold remediation protocols, OSHA-driven lead specifications, and remediation soil management plans.

Areas of Personal Expertise
• Environmental Real Property Transactional and Operational Due Diligence (AAI/ASTM)
• Environmental Compliance Review, Operational Audit and Permit Preparation Across Industry
• Emergency Response “On Call” Program Management for Hazardous Materials Control
• Preparation, Management & Execution of “Impaired Property” Environmental Programs/RIFS
• Executing Client-Driven Objectives for “Repurposing” Commercial (Industrial) Real Estate
• Loss Preventative Petroleum/Hazardous Materials Tank System & Container Consulting
• Risk-Based Management of Environmentally” Affected” Property for Mitigation of Hazards
• Identification and Management of Building/Facility-Related Risks: Asbestos, Lead Paint, Microbial Contamination, Industrial Hygiene-Related Worker Exposures; General Complaint
• Oil & Gas (E&P) Consulting, Program Management and Environmental Clean-up of Contaminated Property and Facilities Across Use History (Active; Shut-In; Legacy)
• Oilfield Radiation Safety (NORMs Consulting/Remediation) to Execute Expedited Clean-up
• Conceptual Cost Estimating, Expert Witness, Peer Review, Client Representation in Hearings

Expert has garnered industry-specific knowledge, managed regulatory compliance programs, assisted in the development of tools, cost-effective aids, strategies, and programs to streamline environmental and engineering project/design work for the benefit of her firm’s diverse client base within the following industries and operations, to name a few (in no particular order):

Industry-Specific Focus
• Transportation – Airlines/Airports; Mass Transit; Roadways; Ports/Shipyards
• Energy – Oil & Gas; Comprehensive Up, Mid & Downstream
• Manufacturing – Foundries, Iron Works, Specialty Metal Works, Plating/Coating, Printing
• Chemical & Petrochemical – Plastics, Resins, Specialty Blending, Coating
• Pharmaceutical – R&D, Laboratory, Cosmeceutical, Distribution & Disposal Facilities
• Wood Works – Mills, Specialty Coating and Treatment Plants, Manufacturing
• Recyclers & Re-claimers - Used Oil, Plastics, “Beneficial” Re-use for Energy & Roadways
• Financial – Lenders, Underwriters, Mortgagees, Lien Holders, Special Interest Parties
• Auto – Dealerships; Auto & Truck Sales and Service
• Healthcare – Multi-Campus Locations, Emergency (“24-Hour”) Clinics, Specialty-Use Locations
• Education – Private & State Universities, Public Education, Specialty-use Laboratories & Shops
• Specialty Programs - Brownfields Redevelopment & Urban Core Reuse/Re-purposed Facilities


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1982 Degree: Dual Bachelor of Science Subject: Geology and Biology Institution: Stephen F. Austin State University
Year: 1988 Degree: Master of Science Subject: Geology Institution: Stephen F. Austin State University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1994 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: President, Founder and CEO Department:
Provides industrial hygiene services for structural fire forensic investigations & testing (typically for adjustment of insurance claims), leverages her post-flood emergency response expertise for affected buildings - especially specific to structural drying, microbial disinfection and mold mitigation, and source mold under forensic methods of investigation that may exist under alleged building construction defects.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1989 to 1994 Employer: ATEC Associates, Inc. (dba ATEC Environmental Consultants) Title: District Manager/Associate V.P. Department:
Real Estate Assessments, Site Characterization Surveys of Industrial & Commercial Property.
• Industrial Environmental Compliance & OSHA Audits.
• Industrial Hygiene Investigation & Corrective Action Consulting (Asbestos, Mold & Lead).
• Underground & Aboveground Storage Tank Assessment, Characterization & Remediation/Closure Consulting.
• Oil & Gas Real Estate Assessment, Characterization & Closure Management (active & abandoned/”orphan” sites).
• Asbestos, Lead-Based Paint & Mold Consulting, Assessment, Abatement Specification Preparation & Third Party Removal/Abatement Oversight.
• General Consulting Senior Project Management, Forensic Expert Witness & Litigation Support.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1988 to 1989 Employer: Jones & Neuse, INC. Title: Environmental Coordinator/Geologist Department:
• Environmental Assessments & Remediation Consulting.
• Assessment & Closure of Solid Waste Management Units under RCRA regulations (including sumps, drum storage facilities, pits, ponds & dump sites). Clients included major industries (refineries & steel plants) & private sector entities involved in various real estate transactions.
• Consulting & Management of Retail Gasoline Facility (UST) Closures & Preliminary Site Assessments per TWC (now TCEQ) Guidelines.
• Performance of Asbestos Project Inspections, preparation of Management Plans per AHERA Regulations & related third-party abatement oversight & monitoring.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1986 to 1988 Employer: Engineering Science, Inc. (Parsons) Title: Environmental (Staff) Geologist Department:
• Environmental Site Assessments & Phase II testing of retail fuel facilities at major oil companies across the U.S.; installed groundwater monitoring wells, characterized impacted soil & groundwater, & prepared environmental reports.
• Compiled geologic information & conducted field efforts for numerous Part B Permit Applications and Applications for closure of Solid Waste Management Units for "Large Quantity" RCRA Notifiers (refineries, asphalt plants and chemical manufacturers).
• RCRA assessment and closure efforts including data evaluation and research, installation of groundwater monitoring wells, performance of air monitoring and field assessment activities and document preparation.
• Prepared and implemented health and safety plans and sampling plans per State and Federal guidelines.
• Prepared emergency response and contingency documents and Community Right-To-Know documents for major industrial facilities along the Houston Ship Channel Corridor.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Specialty Business Memberships
• Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW)
• National Network of CREW (NNCREW)
• National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO)
• National Women’s Business Owners Corporation (NWBOC)
• Women Business Enterprise Alliance (WBEA)
• Women’s Business Enterprise National Alliance (WBENC)
• Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP)
• Women’s Energy Network (WEN)
• Women Contractor’s Association (WCA)
• Women’s Transportation Society (WTS) International
• Women’s Presidents Organization (WPO)
Licenses / Certifications
Professional Licenses/Registrations/Certifications
• State of Texas Professional Geoscientist
• Professional Geologist – Mississippi
• Professional Geologist – Tennessee
• Institute of Hazardous Materials Management Certification
• Texas Corrective Action Project Manager
• Radiation Safety Officer and NORM Surveyor/Supervisor – NRC Compliant
• Texas DSHS-Licensed Microbial Assessment Consultant
• Texas DSHS-Licensed Lead Abatement Supervisor
• Texas DSHS-Licensed Asbestos Consultant –Inspector; Designer/Planner; Supervisor
• Arkansas DEQ– Asbestos Certification – Inspector; Designer; Supervisor
• Florida DEQ – Microbial Assessor
• Ohio DEQ– Asbestos Hazard Abatement Project Designer
Professional Appointments
Professional Memberships
• Houston Chapter of Certified Hazardous Materials Managers (CHMM)
• Institute for Hazardous Materials Managers (IHMM)
• ASTM International
• Texas Association of Professional Geoscientists
• International Society of Environmental Forensics
• National Association of Environmental Professionals (NAEP)
• Air and Waste Management Association
• American Industrial Hygiene Association
• Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA)
• National Groundwater Association (NGWA)
• Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists (AEG)
• Forensic Expert Witness Association (FEWA)
• Network of Energy Advisors (NEA)
• Association of Environmental Health and Sciences (AEHS)
• Texas Association of Environmental Professionals (TAEP)
• Geological Society of America (GSA)
• American Chemical Society
• International Society of Technical and Environmental Professionals (INSTEP)
• Environmental Bankers Association (EBA) - Consultant Associate
Medical / Professional
Teaching, Lectures, Professional Presentations: 22

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Expert continues to manage a firm of environmental and industrial hygiene professionals while serving as an expert in her diverse field. She has over 60 retained cases complete. Expert has served in significant cases involving class actions, Federal Superfund, & cost-effectively support engagements that require extensive data gathering & technical review. Expert has applied her capabilities and credentials across commercial, industrial, and oil & gas settings, with a technical focus on highly regulated industry & significantly contaminated real estate. She has been steadily retained f witness services since 1995.

She routinely peer reviews work prepared by other experts, prepare rebuttal reports, and prepare and submit reliable remediation cost estimates, some of which have been used in formal hearings and at trial. Expert has been retained to evaluate developed and underutilized urban core real estate under "ready-for-reuse" programs that have involved extensively contaminated assets.

Expert has served both plaintiff & defense in workplace injury and wrongful death claims concerning hydrocarbons, volatile organics, lead, and pesticides. She has prepared respiratory protection and other OSHA-mandated documents/reports following OSHA fines and penalties due to worker injury, environmental exposure, and allegations of wrongful death.

Her litigation support work spans throughout her technical skillset and is near equally weighted in defense and plaintiff representation. She has jury and bench trial experience and has prevailed under challenge. Her expert reports, which typically involve technical subject matter, have been called "readable," "easy to understand" and "straightforward". Expert has never been excluded; She will consider the review of reports prepared by others, provide a rebuttal, assist in preparation for trial, mediation, arbitration, or contribute to research assignments.
Other Relevant Experience
Continuing Education and Formal Training
• Sixteenth Annual Texas Environmental Superfund Conference – Environmental & Natural Resources Law Section of the State Bar of Texas; TAEP & the American Bar
• “Introduction to Groundwater Hydrogeology” Under CAPM – Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
• Texas Board of Professional Geoscientists Ethics Training
• “Remediation Technology: Application and Case Studies” Under CAPM – Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
• Rule Training Under TRRP – TCEQ Training Program (CAPM) - GSI Environmental
• “Remediation Technology: Introduction and Theory” Under CAPM – Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
• “Managing Environmental Liability” – Locke, Liddell & Sapp LLP
• “Real Estate Due Diligence Assessment” – NAEP, Texas A&M College Station, TX
• “Applied Environmental Statistics” – Darcy Environmental Group, Inc., Houston, TX
• “Risk-Based Corrective Action: ASTM Guidelines” – University of Houston, Houston, TX
• “Fracture Rocks: Characterization, Flow & Transport” – Environmental Education Enterprises, Tucson, AZ
• “Environmental Sampling and Analysis” Under CAPM – Texas A&M University System, San Antonio, TX
• Mold Licensing Annual Continuing Education – Various Accredited Training Institutions
• Lead Licensing Semi-Annual Continuing Education – Various Accredited Training Institutions
• Asbestos Licensing Annual Continuing Education – Various Accredited Training Institutions
• ”Supervision Procedures and Practices for Asbestos Abatement Projects” – Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
• Hazardous Materials Training – Lamar University, Beaumont, TX

Fields of Expertise

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