Brownfield Environmental Engineering Resources Staff

Brad Brown


Brownfield Environmental Engineering Resources, LLC was founded by Brad Brown in 2016 to service the growing demand for environmental consulting services in the Midwest. After college, Brad developed a strong background in construction management by working with several large contractors involved with road construction, specialty concrete, underground utilities, and site development.  Brad led teams from the position of Superintendent, Project Manager, General Superintendent, and President. This experience honed his ability to work on complex projects and bring stakeholders together for overall success.

Brad moved into environmental engineering in 2004 and has been the lead engineer on multiple projects involving Phase II Site Investigations, Emergency Cleanup, and Construction Oversight. While working in the environmental field, he has built solid expertise in environmental regulatory compliance, regulatory permitting, remediation, and development. Working with a full range of public and private sector clients, he understands the client perspective for achieving project success.

Outside the office, Brad loves spending time with his family doing all kinds of outdoor activities, particularly hiking, traveling, and hunting. He serves as a Shirland Township Trustee, on the Shirland School Building Committee, and as a board member of the Stateline Fastpitch Girls’ Softball Organization. He also lends his engineering expertise as a member of the State of Illinois Department of Labor Amusement Ride and Attractions Safety Board.

Education and Professional Certifications

  • BS Civil Engineering, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale (1988)
  • Licensed Professional Engineer. States of Illinois, Wisconsin & Iowa
  • Certified Bridge Inspector. Federal Highway Administration (1994)
  • Marshall Mix Design for Asphalt Concrete. Asphalt Institute (1993)
  • Certified Level One and Level Two QA/QC Program. IDOT (1993)
  • 40 Hour HAZMAT Certification
  • Certified Asbestos Inspector (Illinois, Wisconsin; 2008)
  • Certified Asbestos Project Designer (Illinois)
  • IDOT Construction Documentation Certification (2010)
  • Member Illinois Society of Professional Engineers (ISPE)
  • Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) Part 46 Certification

Josh Kunde

Project Manager

Josh attended Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois, where he earned a degree in Geography and Environmental Resources with a specialization in Environmental Sustainability. Josh began his career as a temporary air quality specialist for a manufacturing facility in northwest Illinois where he developed a program to capture and calculate air emissions data. This project introduced him to the environmental consulting field and gave him an appetite for more.

Throughout his environmental consulting experience, Josh has developed expertise in a wide variety of environmental projects. His experience includes asbestos and lead inspections, air sampling professional services, air permitting and annual emission reporting, preparation of water discharge permits and storm water pollution prevention plans, mining permit applications, environmental construction oversight, environmental permit compliance, certification of clean CCDD, underground storage tank (UST) removals, emergency response, and Phase I and Phase II environmental site assessments.

Josh loves to play golf and catch fish.

Education & Professional Certifications

  • BS Geography and Environmental Resources (Environmental Sustainability), Southern Illinois University, Carbondale (2013)
  • Dale Carnegie Skills for Success Program (2014)
  • Certified Environmental Professional (In Training)
  • OSHA 40-Hour HAZWOPER Certification
  • Documentation of Contract Quantities, Illinois Department of Transportation
  • Certified Asbestos Inspector (Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin)
  • Certified Asbestos Supervisor (Iowa, Wisconsin)
  • Certified Air Sampling Professional (Illinois)
  • Certified Lead Risk Assessor (Illinois)
  • Certified Opacity Inspector of Visible Emissions

Kerry Van Allen

Senior Geologist

Kerry Van Allen has over 30 years’ experience as a professional geologist working in the environmental consulting business. His background includes due diligence work, Phase I and II site assessments, environmental remediation, and landfill closures for industrial clients as well as clients in the private, municipal, and government sectors. His specialties include soil, vapor gas, and groundwater investigations, remediation, preparation of detailed report documents for submittal to regulatory agencies and clients. He also has extensive experience with obtaining regulatory compliance and NFR/NFA determination letters for investors and other responsible parties.

Over the course of his career, Kerry has worked with the IEPA, IDOA, WDNR, IDEM state voluntary cleanup, and LUST programs, as well as the U.S. Department of Defense, Department of Energy, and the Bureau of Land Management. He has an extensive knowledge of Brownfield projects, and the environmental services business at large.

Kerry is fond of international travel, exploring the national parks, and outdoor activities like hiking, skiing, biking, and roller blading. He also spends his spare time working out, doing projects around the house, and spending quality time with his wife and family.

Education & Professional Certifications

  • BS Science, Concentration in Petroleum/Mining Geology, University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana (1982)
  • Professional Geologist, State of Indiana (#887)
  • Professional Geologist, State of Illinois (196.001379)
  • OSHA 40-Hour HAZWOPER Certification
  • Certified Asbestos Inspector (Wisconsin)

Kathy Geyer

Environmental Specialist

Kathy Geyer started her career in environmental services right out of college working as a sanitarian for the Winnebago County Health Department. Later, she accepted a position as an Environmental Protection Specialist with the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) in the Rockford Regional office, covering 12 geologically diverse counties. She became well versed in solid waste disposal while completing audits, enforcing state statutes and regulations, and writing reports with legal standing. She also worked as a project manager with state-funded environmental cleanup projects, keeping track of public funds and seeing that they were spent efficiently.

For the past 10 years, Kathy has taken an active role in the implementation of Illinois’ new Clean Construction and Demolition Debris (CCDD) disposal requirements. She drafted the checklists used by inspectors statewide, and met with trade groups, engineers, and other government agencies regarding CCDD compliance and operations. The experience of implementing these new regulations helped her successfully transition into onsite monitoring of road construction projects that fall under the Illinois DOT specifications for removal and disposal of regulated substances.

Kathy stays involved in her community. She served eight years on a school board for a large consolidated school district. She also went back to school herself, earning a postgraduate certificate in Paralegal Studies at Elgin Community College in December of 2015.

Education and Professional Certifications

  • BS Soil Science, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale (1981)
  • Postgraduate Certificate, Paralegal Studies, Elgin Community College (2015)
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 40-hour HAZWOPER Certification
  • Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) Part 46 Certification

Ashley Jury

Office Manager

Ashley Jury had seven years of experience in various administrative positions in the health care industry prior to joining the Brownfield team in 2018. Her focus is to maintain the efficient functioning of our office through a range of administrative, financial and managerial tasks.  She also works to maintain excellent communication and relationships with our clients.

In her free time, Ashley loves cooking, reading, going to the gym, and spending time with her family, especially for any of her children’s various activities. She also volunteers with RRL Junior Indians Cheerleading.

Paul Scott

Environmental Specialist

Paul Scott joined Brownfield Environmental Engineering Resources in early 2018. He holds a BS in Chemistry from Beloit College and an MBA from the Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. He came to the Brownfield team with more than 20 years’ experience in industrial project management and business development.

At Brownfield, Paul conducts safety training and field air quality sampling, and authorizes material transport to landfills in compliance with DOT regulations. He also assists in Phase I ESAs and company strategic planning. Paul is certified as Six Sigma Green Belt in LEAN program management, and in hazardous substance and waste compliance (both DOT and Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency [HAZWOPER]).

On any given weekend you can find Paul going all-in on some DIY activity, or maybe haunting the local building center.

Education and Professional Certifications

  • BS Chemistry, Beloit College
  • MBA, Amos Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College
  • Six Sigma Green Belt
  • LEAN Project Management
  • HAZWOPER, 8-hr refresher
  • PA 40 CFR, Train-the-Trainer

Statement of Qualifications

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