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Don V. Milmine, E.I.T. Project Engineer

Certifications: Engineer In Training MSHA/OSHA Safety Trained HAZWOPER Certified Don is a Project Engineer ll and has been with the Ambient Monitoring group in the Billings office of Bison since 1999. He has been providing technical services to industrial and governmental clients for over 37 years. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Engineering from Montana Tech. His project assignments commonly include ambient air and meteorological data collection, quality assurance, processing and reporting. He performs quality assurance audits, calibrations and maintenance on a variety of ambient monitoring systems, including PM10, PM2.5, SO2, and meteorological installations.

Don V. Milmine, E.I.T. Project Engineer2019-04-24T08:55:59-06:00

Jeffrey S. Bell Senior Environmental Technician

Certifications: MSHA/OSHA Safety Trained HAZWOPER Certified Jeff joined Bison as a field technician in Billings office in 1999 and has an Associate of Applied Science degree in Industrial Electronic Technology from the North Dakota State School of Science. Jeff’s duties include ambient air and meteorological data collection, quality assurance, processing and reporting; equipment maintenance/repair; water sampling; PM10 and PM2.5 audits and calibrations; and report production. He is also working with the Gas Flow Monitor Division in the manufacture of GFMs. Jeff has sixteen years of prior experience in operating and maintaining ambient air monitoring stations, conducting performance

Jeffrey S. Bell Senior Environmental Technician2019-01-11T13:54:49-06:00

Deborah Kalfman, MBA Office Manager

Deborah joined Bison in 2018 as the Office Manager. Deborah helps to ensure all offices operate smoothly and efficiently. Additionally, she responsible for quality assurance functions to ensure that all work products that leave Bison are of the highest quality. She assists other members of the administrative team with financial, personnel or marketing tasks as needed. She is a certified notary public for Montana. Deborah has a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Maryland University College and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Montana. Deborah comes to

Deborah Kalfman, MBA Office Manager2019-05-23T14:59:28-06:00

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 Scientist2019-01-11T14:30:32-06:00

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 Scientist2019-01-11T14:32:14-06:00

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 Specialist2019-01-11T14:37:36-06:00

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 Scientist2019-01-11T13:49:56-06:00

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 Supervisor2019-01-11T14:03:00-06:00

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 Engineer2019-01-11T14:27:30-06:00