Meet Our Staff
Noelle Willbanks, President
Ms. Willbanks has 15 years experience in civil engineering, environmental engineering, permitting, compliance, and construction. Ms. Willbanks has been an integral part in the design, construction and implementation of groundwater, wastewater, and soil vapor treatment facilities at multiple sites throughout California. Her responsibilities include project management, regulatory agency interaction, remediation technology selection, environmental investigation, civil design, water system well, piping, utility, and pump design, construction oversight, and contractor interaction. She has extensive experience with local regulatory agencies and works closely with the RWQCB, DTSC, CDPH, and local municipal agencies on various projects. She oversees environmental site assessments and subsequent site investigations including soil, groundwater, and soil gas investigations. Her design experience includes groundwater wells and wellhead treatment facilities, soil vapor extraction systems, storm water, sewer and distribution piping systems, pumping systems, grading plans, excavation plans, and site clean-ups.
Burton E. Gilpin, Professional Geologist
Mr. Gilpin has more than 30 years of experience in engineering consulting, mineral resources development and general management. Specializing in commercial & industrial realproperty matters, business & property acquisitions, water resources management, engineering geology and hydrogeology, he is licensed in California as a Real-Estate Broker, Professional Geologist, Certified Engineering Geologist and Certified Hydrogeologist. He has extensive experience in site restoration and environmental clean-up, land-use entitlements and property-development, particularly as related to mining projects/mines, heavy-industrial property, and oil & gas.
Kiersti R. Ford, Staff Geologist
Ms. Ford has over three years of experience in the environmental engineering industry holding positions as scientific intern, laboratory technician, and staff geologist at multiple firms. She has experience in geologic mapping, landslide hazard assessment, geochronology, soil mechanics, environmental investigation, and sedimentological characterization. She has participated in Phase I & II Environmental Site Assessments, Underground Storage Tank (UST) removal, and Groundwater Monitoring Reports in the San Joaquin Valley of California. Her responsibilities include project management, regulatory agency interaction, and environmental investigation. She has experience working with RWQCB, DTSC, and local municipal agencies on various projects.