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Steven R. Heck Meteorologist/Project Scientist

Steve joined Bison in 2013 and has a Bachelor of Science degree in Meteorology from the University of Utah. He has over 35 years of professional experience in air quality and meteorology consulting, with an emphasis on data analysis and quality assurance. Prior to joining Bison Steve was an independent consultant. He also spent four years as the quality assurance officer for a commercial analytical laboratory. As a Meteorologist / Air Quality Scientist at Bison, Steve leads several ambient air quality and meteorological monitoring projects, including real-time particulate/weather monitoring networks at two EPA-designated Superfund sites. Steve’s responsibilities

Steven R. Heck Meteorologist/Project Scientist2019-01-11T14:30:32-07:00

Zach Harding, QSTI Environmental Scientist

Zach joined the Source Testing group at Bison in 2017. He obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with concentrations in Management and Marketing from Carroll College. Zach has three years of experience as a project manager and is certified by the Source Evaluation Society as a Qualified Individual in the performance of source testing. Zach performs air emissions testing in accordance with EPA methods for both compliance and engineering purposes for a variety clients. He has led projects in Title V compliance testing, Boiler MACT, PC-MACT, Subparts JJJJ/ZZZZ engine testing, FTIR instrumentation and relative accuracy

Zach Harding, QSTI Environmental Scientist2019-01-11T14:32:14-07:00

Kay Johnson Accounting Specialist

Kay joined Bison in 1997 as the Office Coordinator. She is responsible for all clerical support to the company and, in particular, assists with quality assurance functions to ensure that all work products are of the highest quality. She also assists other members of the administrative group with financial, personnel or marketing tasks as needed. Kay has completed numerous courses in office management, business and clerical areas, and personal development. In 2018 Kay decided to semi-retire and work part time, so she stepped down from the Office Coordinator position to become and Accounting Specialist. In her new

Kay Johnson Accounting Specialist2019-01-11T14:37:36-07:00

Adam Bender, Q.I. Environmental Scientist

Certifications: Infrared Thermographer Certified MSHA/OSHA Safety Trained IATA/ICAO Dangerous Goods Shipping Certified Method 9, Visible Emmissions Evaluator, Certified First Responder training Certified Adam joined Bison in 2011 and has a Bachelors of Science degree in Geology with an emphasis in Invertebrate Paleontology from the University of Montana.  Adam has five years of civil engineering experience as a land surveyor and two years of experience as a field geologist in gold exploration. At Bison Adam is a project manager and source testing team member who specializes in isokinetic test methods. He is chairman of the safety committee and

Adam Bender, Q.I. Environmental Scientist2019-03-19T14:47:52-06:00

Conor Fox, QSTI Environmental Scientist

Conor joined Bison in 2017 as a member of the Source Testing group. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies from Carroll College and is an environmental scientist in the Helena office. Conor has six years of experience as a project manager and compliance inspector. He has completed the qualified source testing individual (QSTI) certification in Groups I, II, III and IV with the Source Evaluation Society. Conor is a project manager for air emissions testing in accordance with EPA methods for both engineering and compliance purposes for a variety of clients. He has extensive

Conor Fox, QSTI Environmental Scientist2019-01-11T13:49:56-07:00

Leslie “Sam” Zierke GFM Supervisor

Sam joined Bison in 2015 through the acquisition of EEMC/EMRC. Sam has an Associates of Arts degree in Applied Science from Northwest College in Powell, Wyoming. He started working for EEMC/EMRC in 2008 on the stack testing crew and eventually his experience led him into the manufacture of gas flow monitors (GFM). Sam currently works in the GFM group in the Billings office, where he has helped to design and manufacture GFM using his experience in flow measurement and electronics. He is also involved in tech support for GFMs and performs IT support for the Billings office.

Leslie “Sam” Zierke GFM Supervisor2019-01-11T14:03:00-07:00

Nathan Bartow, P.M.P. Project Engineer

Nathan joined Bison in 2005 as an engineer in the Permitting group. He earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and a B.S. in Biology from The Ohio State University, and is a certified Project Management Professional with the Project Management Institute. Nathan works with clients in preparing pre-construction permit applications and modifications, annual emission inventories, compliance audits and certification reports, control technology analyses, operation and maintenance plans, Title V and PSD permit applications, air dispersion modeling, and compliance databases. Nathan also assists clients with all aspects of environmental regulation compliance including periodic air quality reporting, Acid Rain

Nathan Bartow, P.M.P. Project Engineer2019-01-11T14:27:30-07:00

John Bustin Environmental Technician

John became an employee of Bison in 2015. John is based at the Tucson office and has three years of source testing experience. He prepares the mobile lab for testing trips and assists with method train setups, field measurements, mixing of chemicals, testing and demobilization. He also manages the shop, maintains the test gas supply inventory and assures proper maintenance of the testing probes, meter boxes, pumps, and all other test equipment. He previously worked for EEMC beginning in 2014 after 32 years of aerospace and defense experience in production control, warehousing and logistics. John is certified

John Bustin Environmental Technician2019-01-11T14:00:08-07:00

Jennifer Kessler Environmental Scientist

Jenn joined the Source Testing group at Bison in May 2017. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Management from University of Maryland University College. In addition to report writing, Jenn has assumed some lab manager duties; she processes source test filters and samples and maintains filter/sample tracking records. She helps oversee equipment and chemical inventories, and tracks safety and testing certifications and renewal dates. Jenn assists with source testing projects as needed. She previously worked as a leak detection and repair (LDAR) technician for petrochemical and natural gas facilities. This testing included Method 21

Jennifer Kessler Environmental Scientist2019-01-11T13:55:39-07:00

Riley Madsen Environmental Technician

Riley joined Bison in May 2017 after a year of working as an environmental technician for Think Environmental, collecting, managing, and reporting environmental data to meet environmental compliance. He also spent two years as a lead Kohler engine technician and he received his lifetime certification as a Kohler engine specialist in 2015. Riley applies his high levels of electrical, mechanical and troubleshooting skills to stack testing and building gas flow monitors. When he isn’t working, Riley spends his free time playing drums with his band, which has been performing around the state for over seven years. Riley

Riley Madsen Environmental Technician2019-01-11T14:05:54-07:00