Key Personnel

In addition to our president Steve Hilfiker and an expert team of administrative professionals, field technicians, and environmental specialists, ERMI also assists you through our dedicated project managers,
trained to serve the following specializations:

Quick-turn and Responsive Transaction Services such as Phase I ESAs

Soil & Groundwater Sampling for Comprehensive Site Assessment

Innovative and Practical Remedial Designs and Site Restoration

Active Remediation System Operation & Maintenance

Tank Closure, Excavation of Impacted Soil, and Source Abatement

Complicated Forensic Investigations for Source Determination & Contaminant Characterization

ERMI's responsive, diligent staff maintains a high level of knowledge that allows us to serve you efficiently
(and to minimize your risk) by performing accurate environmental assessments.

Steve Hilfiker MS, LEP

Steve Hilfiker MS, LEP

President
Barry Murphree, PG

Barry Murphree, PG

Principal Geologist
Kevin Yue, P.E., C.E.P

Kevin Yue, P.E., C.E.P

Professional Engineer
Amy Campbell, LEP

Amy Campbell, LEP

Senior Project Manager
Jon Ascher, MS, LEP

Jon Ascher, MS, LEP

Senior Project Manager
Hans Alcerro

Hans Alcerro

Senior Technician
Zackery Allison

Zackery Allison

Staff Scientist
Zachary McQuirt, EI

Zachary McQuirt, EI

Staff Engineer
Shayn Hinde

Shayn Hinde

Staff Engineer
Olivia Hilfiker

Olivia Hilfiker

Staff Scientist
Carol Ann Cioban

Carol Ann Cioban

Project Analyst
Priscilla Richardson-Rude

Priscilla Richardson-Rude

Accounting Administrator
Tracy Pearce

Tracy Pearce

Executive Assistant

Steve Hilfiker MS, LEP

President

Founder and president of Environmental Risk Management, Inc. Steve is a former two-term president of the Florida Environmental Assessors Association and has served as Environmental Committee Chairman for the Florida Petroleum Marketers Association and Florida Retail Federation.  He was a founder of the ASTM Subcommittee E50.06 on Environmental Forensics, and he is on the Board of Directors of the Florida Ground Water Association. He is on the technical and legislative committees of the Florida Brownfields Association. Steve graduated from Geneseo State University of New York and the University of Florida with Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Environmental Studies, respectively.

Experience

President, Environmental Risk Management, Inc.
  • Founder, Director, Owner of ERMI, a licensed engineering & geology firm specializing in Phase I/II Environmental Site Assessment (ESA), site assessment, remediation and forensic consulting
  • 1 of 2 Environmental Forensic Contractors for the FDEP 2006 - 2016
  • FDEP Agency Term Remediation Contractor since 2014 (renewable 5-year terms)
  • FDEP Qualified Assessment & Remediation Contractor No. 542 since 2000
  • 2015 - 2016 - Chair, Environmental Committee, Florida Petroleum Marketers Association/Florida Retail Federation. Member of Committee since 2001
  • 2011 - 2012 - Member of FDEP/Industry Joint Environmental Committee
  • 1999, 2000, 2008, 2009 - President, Florida Environmental Assessors Association (FEAA)
  • 1991 - 2010 FEAA Board of Directors
  • 2005 - 2006 – Co-Chair, Environmental Committee, Florida Petroleum Marketers Association
  • 2005 - Founding Chairman, ASTM Sub-committee on Forensic Environmental Investigations
  • Member, Florida Brownfields Association, Florida Ground Water Association and Environmental Professionals of Florida
  • Expert witness on 11 cases since 1999.
Coastal Engineering Consultants, Inc. – Naples, Florida
  • General Manager, Environmental Division; Responsibilities included project management, technical oversight, research, quality assurance and quality control, and coordinating a staff of geologists, engineers, toxicologists, biologists, risk assessors and environmental specialists.
University of Florida, Graduate Program, Teacher’s Assistant
  • Taught Physical Geography, Aerial Photographic Interpretation and Remote Sensing courses. Developed a Geographic Information System (GIS) tutorial package for the University of Florida.
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Bureaus of Fisheries and Wildlife, and Regulatory Affairs.

Certifications

  • Licensed Environmental Professional

Education

State University Of New York, Geneseo, NYB.A. Physical Geography & Environmental Science, 1988 University of Florida, Gainesville, FLM.S. Climatology, Environmental Science, & Hydrology, 1990  CONTACT STEVE 

Barry Murphree, PG

Principal Geologist

Mr. Murphree is a licensed Professional Geologist with extensive professional experience in environmental site assessment and remediation investigations. Mr. Murphree graduated from University of Mississippi with a Bachelor’s degree in Geology. Work completed under Mr. Murphree’s direct supervision in his role as a Florida-licensed professional Geologist has included a full range of soil and groundwater assessment and remediation. Mr. Murphree’s remediation experience includes the following: multiple remediation strategies: soil excavation, Air Sparge (AS) and Soil Vapor Extraction (SVE), biosparging, Multi-phase Extraction (MPE), bioremediation, chemical oxidation, hydraulic containment, free product recovery and treatment and Natural Attenuation Monitoring (NAM). Mr. Murphree has also presented soil and water quality data collected during active remediation in Operation & Maintenance (O&M) Reports and used data to evaluate the progress of site cleanup. He has used these data to optimize system operating parameters and maximize remediation efficiencies and effectiveness, thereby decreasing cleanup timeframes and costs. His responsibilities at ERMI include: technical supervision, project oversight, project management, upper-level technical report writing, remedial design, report review, data interpretation, client communications, scheduling and management of personnel, mapping, field sampling/oversight, contracting, training, business development, expert witness and testimony, and marketing.

Certifications

  • OSHA 40-Hour HAZWOPER Certified

Licenses

  • State of Florida Licensed Professional Geologist #2664

Education

University of Mississippi, Oxford, MSBachelor of Science in Geology, 2004

CONTACT

 

Kevin Yue, P.E., C.E.P

Professional Engineer

Mr. Yue currently serves as a Senior Project Manager with ERMI.  Throughout his professional career, Mr. Yue has been involved with all aspects of various water resources projects, from performing various sampling protocols to planning, budgeting, reporting and project management.  Mr. Yue’s experience includes flood control and water supply maintenance, environmental compliance management, regulatory compliance, due diligence, assessment and remediation of contaminated sites.  His remediation experience spans various industries including oil and gas, power companies, manufacturing, and military. He has achieved NFA status for a number of sites from across the United States through a variety of traditional and innovative technologies. His responsibilities at ERMI include: Project management, upper-level technical report writing, remediation design, report review, data interpretation, client communications, scheduling and management of personnel, contracting and training.

Experience

Environmental Risk Management, Inc. – Fort Myers
  • Phase I and Phase II Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs)
  • Site Assessments
  • Water Resource Investigations
  • Storm Water Assessments
  • State-Funded Cleanup Program Sites
  • Pilot Testing & Remediation Design and Implementation
  • Well Drilling and Design
  • Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plans
  • Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) Development
  • Natural Attenuation Monitoring
South Florida Water Management District
  • Flood Control and Water Supply Manager
  • Capital Management Plans Manager
  • Engineering Review of Primary and Secondary Water Control Systems
  • Hazardous Materials (HazMat) Responder
  • Maintain Office programs, Health & Safety, Sustainability and Resiliency
Lipman Family Farms
  • Environmental Compliance Manager
  • Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility Director
  • Environmental Permitting

Certifications

  • OSHA 40-Hour HAZWOPER Certified
  • Certified Environmental Professional ID#18002474
  • DOT Hazardous Materials Training
  • Loss Prevention  System (LPS)

Licenses

  • Professional Engineer, State of Florida, 2015

Education

University of Maryland, College Park, MD   Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, 2002 University of Maryland, College Park, MD  Graduate Certificate Project Management, 2012 University of Maryland, College Park, MD  MEng Environmental Engineering, 2012

CONTACT KEVIN

Amy Campbell, LEP

Senior Project Manager

As a graduate from the Florida Gulf Coast University in 2007, Mrs. Campbell started her professional career with Environmental Risk Management, Inc.  She has performed and managed a variety of risk and contamination assessments, both in public and private sectors. As a member of Florida Environmental Assessors Association (FEAA), Florida Brownfield Association and Licensed Environmental Professional (LEP), Mrs. Campbell has continued her education throughout her career.  She has been involved in all aspects of various projects from due diligence consulting, assessments, forensic investigations and claim consulting services, to name a few.Her responsibilities at ERMI include: Project management, upper-level technical report writing, limited remediation design, data interpretation, client communications, scheduling and management of personnel, mapping, field sampling/oversight, contracting, training, business development and marketing.

Experience

Environmental Risk Management, Inc. - Jacksonville 
  • Phase I ESAs throughout Florida and Georgia
  • Phase II ESAs throughout Florida
  • Tank Closure Assessments
  • Natural Attenuation Monitoring (NAM)
  • Site/Contamination Assessments
  • Limited Scope Remedial Action Plans
  • Low-Scored Site Initiative (LSSI) Assessments
  • Low Scored Assessments (LSAs)
  • Environmental Forensics
  • Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plans
  • Insurance Claim Reviews
  • Insurance Claim Investigations
  • Forensic Investigations

Certifications

  • Licensed Environmental Professional

Education

Florida Gulf Coast University, Fort Myers, FLBachelor of Science in Environmental Studies, Minor in Environmental Education, 2007 

CONTACT AMY

Jon Ascher, MS, LEP

Senior Project Manager

As a graduate from SUNY Oneonta in 2013, Mr. Ascher has substantial years of environmental experience both in New York and Florida.  His experience includes a thorough understanding of environmental risks and contamination assessments.  Mr. Ascher continued his education at Ohio University with a master’s degree in Geological Sciences in 2021.  His background includes diversified technical and project management experiences.  His responsibilities at ERMI include: Project management, technical report writing, remedial design, data interpretation, client relations, CAD mapping, site sampling/oversight, business development and marketing, field lithology, field communications with staff and training.

Experience

Environmental Risk Management, Inc. – Fort Myers
  • Phase I and Phase II ESAs
  • Asbestos Consulting Services
  • Site/Contamination Assessments
  • Limited Scope Remedial Action Plans
  • Low-Scored Site Initiative (LSSI) Assessments
  • Pilot Testing
  • Well Drilling oversight and testing
  • Geoprobe / Direct-Push Technology (DPT) oversight
  • Natural Attenuation Monitoring
Laurel Environmental Associates
  • Phase I and Phase II ESAs
  • Geophysical survey oversight
  • Evaluate site specific remedial technologies 
  • Drill crew assistance
  • Designing various contamination maps
  • Air quality, mold, dust sampling in residential and commercial spaces
  • Subsurface Soil, Soil Vapor and Groundwater Investigations

Certifications
  • Licensed Environmental Professional
  • OSHA 40-Hour Certified
  • NYSDOL Certified Air Monitor Technician
  • AHERA Asbestos: Inspector, Certificate No. 4621-BIR40

Education

SUNY Oneonta, Oneonta, NY  B.S. Environmental Sciences Planning, 2013 Ohio University, OH  Master of Science, Geological Sciences, 2021 

CONTACT JON

Hans Alcerro

Senior Technician

Mr. Alcerro began his environmental career in 2005, and has extensive environmental experience throughout Georgia and Florida.  Mr. Alcerro’s background includes multiple certifications in soil and groundwater sampling, maintenance of traffic and other work safe training systems.  His experience includes a thorough understanding of environmental assessments and remediation at a broad range of sites. His responsibilities at ERMI include: upper-level field technician, site sampling and oversight, field lithology, client relations and training.

Experience

Environmental Risk Management, Inc. – Fort Myers
  • Site/Contamination Assessments
  • Remediation Construction
  • Operation and Maintenance (O&M)
  • State-Funded Cleanup Program Sites
  • Pilot Testing
  • Source Removal/Large Scale Excavations
  • Well Drilling oversight and testing
  • Geoprobe / Direct-Push Technology (DPT) oversight
  • Air, Water and Soil Sampling
  • Site Mapping and Field Reconnaissance
Pangean- CMD - Woodstock, GA
  • Subsurface Soil and Groundwater Investigations
  • Remediation Construction and O&M
  • Pilot Testing
IAG – Hollywood, FL
  • Miami River Dredging Project Oversight
  • Auto Sampler Operator
  • Surface Water and Sediment Sampling
  • Localization and Soil Sampling using Global-Positioning System (GPS)

Certifications

  • OSHA 40 Hour HAZWOPER Certified
  • UFL TREEO Groundwater Sampling SOP Course
  • NIOSH-582 Asbestos Sampling Certificate
  • Certified Mold Inspector 11343

Education

Rasmussen College
Bachelor of Science in Business Management, 2018
 

Zackery Allison

Staff Scientist

Mr. Allison graduated from Gustavus Adolphus College with a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies in 2017. His experience includes an emphasis on risk assessments and soil and groundwater sampling in association with contamination assessments at a broad range of sites throughout Florida. His responsibilities at ERMI include mid-level field technician, site sampling and oversight, field lithology, client relations and training.


Certifications

  • OSHA 40-Hour HAZWOPER Certified

Education

Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, MN
Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies, 2017


Zachary McQuirt, EI

Staff Engineer

Mr. McQuirt graduated from the Florida Gulf Coast University with bachelor’s degrees in Environmental Engineering and Civil Engineering in 2018.  His experience includes quality control and assistance on risk assessments and soil and groundwater sampling in association with contamination assessments.  His responsibilities at ERMI include mid-level field technician, site sampling and oversight, field lithology, project assistance, client relations and training.

Experience

Environmental Risk Management, Inc. – Fort Myers 
  • Site/Contamination Assessments
  • State-Funded Cleanup Program Sites
  • Well Drilling Oversight and Testing
  • Geoprobe / Direct-Push Technology (DPT) Oversight
  • Air, Water and Soil Sampling
  • Site Mapping and Field Reconnaissance
  • Quality Assurance and Quality Control Review
  • Data Interpretation

Certifications

  • Engineer Intern Certificate
  • OSHA 40-Hour HAZWOPER Certified
  • Maintenance of Traffic (MOT) Intermediate Certified (#47982)
  • Stormwater Management Inspector (#31225)

Education

 Florida Gulf Coast University, Fort Myers, FL
Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering, 2018
 
Florida Gulf Coast University, Fort Myers, FL
Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, 2018
 
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Bachelor of Science in Business Management, 2004
 

Shayn Hinde

Staff Engineer

Mr. Hinde graduated from the Florida Gulf Coast University with a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Engineering in 2018.   His experience includes quality control and assistance on risk assessments and soil and groundwater sampling in association with contamination assessments. His responsibilities at ERMI include mid-level field technician, site sampling and oversight, field lithology, project assistance, client relations and training.


Certifications

  • OSHA 40-Hour HAZWOPER Certified

Education

Florida Gulf Coast University

Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering, 2018

Olivia Hilfiker

Staff Scientist

Ms. Hilfiker graduated from the Florida Gulf Coast University with a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies in 2018. Her experience includes water quality research and assessments and soil and groundwater sampling in association with contamination assessments. Her responsibilities at ERMI include mid-level field technician, site sampling and oversight, field lithology, project assistance, client relations and training.


Certifications

  • OSHA 40-Hour HAZWOPER Certified

Education

Florida Gulf Coast University
Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies, 2018


Carol Ann Cioban

Project Analyst

Mrs. Cioban joined Environmental Risk Management, Inc. in 2005 and has over 30 years of experience in all areas of finance and administration with increasing levels of responsibility during her career. Her current duties include all aspects of daily operations. Overseeing revenue policies and procedures which include accounts payable and receivable, payroll, as well as a variety of human resource duties, workers compensation and insurances. Resolves administrative problems by coordinating preparation of reports, analyzing data and identifying solutions. She assists with client relations, qualifying subcontractors, report editing and publishing, project support and analysis. Mrs. Cioban develops administrative staff by providing information and experiential growth opportunities.

Priscilla Richardson-Rude

Accounting Administrator

Mrs. Richardson-Rude joined Environmental Risk Management, Inc. in 2017 and has over 20 years of experience in administration and finance related fields in addition to I.T. support services. Her current duties include accounts payable and receivable, computer installation, software, hardware, maintenance and repair. She assists with report editing and publishing, along with project support, as well as other aspects of daily operations.

Tracy Pearce

Executive Assistant

Mrs. Pearce joined Environmental Risk Management, Inc. in 2018 with over 30 years of experience in various administrative roles. Her duties include providing administrative, executive and personal support to the President. She also assists with a variety of human resource and marketing duties. Mrs. Pearce works with the Administrative Team as it relates to all other aspects of daily operations.