Matthew LowranceCEO & Co-Founder
Matthew has over 8 years of environmental experience in both the public and private sectors. His areas of specialty include ecology, environmental site assessment, stormwater management, regulatory compliance, and construction project management. Matthew has conducted investigations at petroleum-contaminated sites, evaluated the effects of agricultural pesticides on Salmonid health, and participated in a variety of community and educational outreach programs. Additionally, for three years he worked for the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality as a Natural Resource Specialist. His close working relationships with clients, as well as with local, state, and federal regulatory agencies, enable him to address the concerns of all parties in framing solutions to environmental problems.
Joel MigliaccioCOO & Co-Founder
Joel oversees day-to-day management of the company’s field operations with a primary focus on the Radon and HDD Divisions. Joel led the growth and development of each service division at Environmental Works, inspiring a culture of hard work and the philosophy of getting the job done right.
His 15 years of experience as a construction project manager, general contractor and environmental scientist brings a perfect blend of expertise that puts the service quality at Environmental Works above the rest.
He received his Masters of Science in Environmental Science and Resources from Portland State University in 2007. His areas of technical expertise include radon measurement and mitigation, sustainable building practices, storm water management, and freshwater ecology. Joel is certified for radon measurement and mitigation through the National Environmental Health Organization’s – National Radon Proficiency Program (NEHA-NRPP) and has installed more radon mitigation systems throughout the Portland Metro Area than we can count.
Andrea "Andie" Smith
Andrea "Andie" SmithOffice & HR Manager
Andie, our HR, Office & Drill Manager is our mama bear around the office – keeping us on our toes when required and giving us love when needed. Her contagious smile keeps everyone happy and her willingness to go the extra mile demonstrates her kind and loving spirit. In the 5+ years that she’s been with EWorks she’s been able to help create and grow the culture that our company is known for – work hard, play hard. The knowledge she possesses and her willingness to adapt in any situation keeps our employees and customers coming back for more.
When Andrea isn’t in the office, she enjoys spending time with those closest to her, including her husband, their 5 children and her 2 darling chihuahuas. She’s excitedly awaiting the arrival of her first grandchild (a baby girl!) due December 2020 changing her nickname from “Andie” to “Grandie”!
Favorite Quote / Life Moto: "Be who you are and be that well."
Nicknames: Andie, mama, sis, sunshine
What is your favorite drink?: Coffee is my first love. Vodka/Soda is a close 2nd!
Samantha TamtrengOperations Manager
Samantha, AKA “The Enforcer” works as our Operations Manager overseeing the overall process and performance in each of our departments. She started here as a customer service representative and quickly showed her natural ability to communicate with patience and empathy. Her leadership skills then earned her the role of Customer Service Manager which she embraced whole-heartedly. This paired with her eagerness to think outside the box, bring fresh perspectives, and her capability to embrace the Job Done Right mentality merited her latest promotion, Operations Manager.
She’s a proud Oregon native and can’t see living anywhere else – but will happily travel the world one vacation at a time! When not at work you can find her spending time with her husband and three kids or close-knit circle of friends. She prides herself on having the most organized cupboards around!
Favorite color: Sunshine yellow.
Fun Fact: I’m really superstitious and I hold my breath and make a wish every time I go through a tunnel.
Something cool: I bet I can beat you at pop-a-shot!
Ace RisleyCustomer Care Specialist
Ace is a born and raised Oregonian with a passion for natural sciences, plants, and people. She grew up wandering, swimming, and fishing in the backwoods of the Pacific Northwest. She continued her education with these passions in mind and obtained her degree in Environmental Science, where she graduated with multiple recognitions. She has about 8 years of experience in the field, including working as an environmental technician doing stormwater management, botany for the USFS, and habitat restoration in the Portland Area. She has also been an adult and children’s science educator for multiple nonprofits!
In her spare time Ace hikes, creates many forms of art, continues her lifelong journey of learning about science, and volunteers doing farm work and freelance botany for local community members. Working for EWorks is a dream for her because she gets to work in an interdisciplinary profession-- where science meets helping people! She also enjoys working with so many other outdoor and science enthusiasts. Currently, Ace serves as our Radon Project Coordinator and a Customer Care Specialist!
Karley SopritoCustomer Care Specialist
Karley moved to Oregon from Southern California back in 2005. She’s the youngest in the family with two older brothers. Karley was raised in Oregon but stays connected to her roots in California. From an early age Karley found a love for sports; volleyball in particular. She played Club Volleyball for 14 years and Varsity Volleyball in high school as well as Basketball. Karley is now coaching club volleyball in her free time.
After high school Karley completed EMT school with the goal of fulfilling her lifelong plan to become a firefighter. When she’s not at work, Karley can be found with her friends and family wakeboarding, camping, traveling, and searching for live music to enjoy. You’ll usually find her on a lake or a motocross track with one of her two dogs nearby.
Jin ParkProject Geologist
Jin Park is a registered/licensed geologist and hydrogeologist with about 21 years of
environmental, groundwater resource and geotechnical consulting experience working
throughout the Pacific Northwest, Alaska and Texas. He has developed and completed a broad range of
projects such including geologic and hydrogeologic characterizations; Phase I, II, and III Environmental Site
Assessments, Characterizations and Remedial Actions, Risk-Based Evaluations (RBE), Remedial
Investigation/Feasibility Studies (RI/FS), remediation systems designs, and more. His roles
also include environmental department management, project scoping, cost estimating, project management, technical evaluations, data analyses, report writing, staff oversight and more.
He has extensive field experience with supervising heating oil tank (HOT) and underground storage tank (UST)
decommissioning, drilling activities, logging drill borings and test pits, environmental (soil,
groundwater and soil vapor) sampling, water quality sampling, performing aquifer pump tests,
programming and operating automated monitoring instruments, and earthwork oversight. Other
responsibilities have included litigation support, development and implementation of quality
assurance and quality control (QA/QC) measures, work plans, and health and safety plans
PUBLICATION: Renshaw, C. E. and Park, Jinsuk C., "Effect of Mechanical Interaction on the Scaling of
Fracture Length and Aperture."NATURE 386, 482-484 (April 3,1997).
In his spare time he enjoys hiking, camping, playing disc golf, fly fishing and reading.
What is your favorite sport? Disc Golf
What is your favorite music genre? Rock-n-Roll
What is your favorite flower? Buttercups - Clematis
Mark HardingRadon Department Manager
With over a decade of experience in sustainable construction and custom building, Mark has extensive experience in green building practices, environmental testing, and radon mitigation services. His broad range of expertise includes projects ranging from installation and maintenance of radon reduction systems to environmentally friendly renovations and LEED-certified green construction. Mark is certified for radon measurement and mitigation through the National Environmental Health Organization’s – National Radon Proficiency Program (NEHA-NRPP) and has a broad knowledge of radon reduction equipment and practices. Mark has been with Environmental Works from the beginning and has installed and designed thousands of radon systems in Oregon and Washington.
Outside of work, Mark spends quality time with his 3-year-old son and every new experience is exciting and fun.
Dwight CarlisleProject Manager | Sewer Department
Dwight is one the O.G’s here at Environmental Works. After throwing in the bartenders towel over 9 years ago Dwight started scoping sewers with us. With a lot of dedication and hard work and with a few promotions along the way Dwight is now the department manager for our sewer department. Dwight has resided in Portland for quite some time but was born in Indiana and has also lived in Texas, North Carolina and Florida. Although we keep Dwight pretty busy he still makes time for his wife and two kids and his passion for Music. Dwight plays 4 instruments the Bass, drums, guitar and mandolin and has traveled all across the country attending concerts and festivals from some of his favorite Old school honkeytonk musicians and mid 90’s jamband musicians. This includes attending 50 Wide Spread Panic shows.
What is your favorite animal? Owl/birds of prey
Who is your favorite artist? Waylon Jennings
What is your favorite sport? Basketball
Favorite sports team/s? Blazers, UNC Tarheels
Robert JonesPlumbing Department Manager
Robert is Southern born and raised from the dirty south (ATL) and moved to the great state of Oregon in 1998. He has been in the Plumbing and Sewer service industry for over 35 years and enjoys meeting new people and solving their problems. As others here at E Works Robert also started out scoping sewers and has worked his way up to Estimator, Field Supervisor to Plumbing Department Manager and now uses all his skills as a Project Manager. Robert is a musician at heart and has played music all his life. He has shared the stage with many big acts such as Puddle of Mud, Seven Dust and to many others to name. When Robert is not working, he is spending time with his beautiful wife and two kids or working around the house.