About Us

Since its incorporation in 1989, FREY has provided quality professional consulting, engineering, and construction services directed toward environmental protection and conservation of natural resources. Offices in Newport Beach, Santa Cruz, and San Diego, FREY staff 33 highly skilled individuals in a variety of disciplines including: geology, civil engineering, air quality analysis, hydrology, hydrogeology, industrial hygiene, solid waste management, environmental and land use planning, and permit assistance. Additionally, FREY provides services in Phase I Investigations and Soil and Groundwater Investigations/Remediations, California Underground Storage Tank Cleanup cases, and securing state funding through the California Underground Storage Tank Cleanup Fund (USTCF), Orphan Site Cleanup Fund (OSCF), and the Site Cleanup Subaccount Program (SCAP).

Our experience ranges from small, routine, focused projects to large, complex, multi-issue projects covering every stage of the planning, review, permitting and implementation process. We can provide the detailed analysis required for project-level environmental analysis and related permitting, as well as the broad, general analysis required for concept-level reports and planning studies.

TOTAL QUALITY PROJECT MANAGEMENT PROGRAM

Our goal is to conduct our work safely and with the highest quality and efficiency possible

Our commitment is to offer environmentally conscious solutions and alternatives to meet our clients’ needs. In order to successfully complete any quality project, FREY strictly adheres to established quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC) procedures, efficiently coordinates every aspect of the project, and conducts field operations in a safe manner.

PROJECT COORDINATION

Project coordination is a key to conducting any project in an efficient and timely manner. For each project, quality personnel who specialize in specific or broad areas of expertise, are chosen to conduct specific tasks or to manage and coordinate several activities. Only certified disciplines and licensed sub-contractors who are thoroughly trained, experienced and completely familiar with the specific methods required to complete a given task are chosen for our projects.

By selecting quality personnel to fit within a predetermined management framework, the project can be run smoothly, safely, and efficiently without compromising the high standards and quality of FREY.

HEALTH AND SAFETY

An integral part of conducting any quality project is safety and the Health and Safety plan. The Health and Safety plan is based on our understanding of the potentially hazardous materials that may be present at the site and safety concerns involved with personnel working at the site. The Health and Safety plan is designed to minimize the likelihood of exposure to potentially hazardous materials and to reduce unsafe conditions, which may occur during fieldwork.

QUALITY ASSURANCE / QUALITY CONTROL

To assess characteristics of a site using collected field and laboratory data, the data must be representative of site conditions and as accurate as possible. To achieve this goal, specific QA/QC procedures are followed during each phase of data collection, storage, transportation, and analysis. In addition, methods for establishing precision and accuracy of laboratory data, such as duplicate samples and "trip blanks", are used to improve the quality of collected data.

Joe FREY

Principal Certified Engineering Geologist

With 22 years of geological engineering, Joe FREY is primarily experienced in the fields of soil and groundwater assessment and remediation, hydrogeology, hazardous waste management, engineering geology, and geotechnical engineering. Currently, Joe FREY primarily manages the conduct of soil and groundwater assessments and remediations, involving oil, fuel or solvent impacted sites. These projects frequently include activities such as site reviews, soil gas surveys, subsurface soil boring and sampling programs, groundwater monitoring well installation and groundwater sampling, aquifer and vapor extraction His experience also includes air sparge and high vacuum dual phase extraction testing, groundwater modeling, contaminant fate and transport modeling of the vadose and saturated zone, health based risk assessments, soil and groundwater contaminant treatment design, permitting, installation and construction of in-situ soil and groundwater remediation systems, and the operation and maintenance of remediation systems.


Evan Privett

Senior Project Geologist

Evan Privett has experience in overseeing the removal of several underground storage tanks and associated accessories. He has conducted and managed numerous soil and groundwater investigations involving service stations, trucking and fuel depots, retail and industrial dry cleaners, manufacturing facilities and agricultural fields. Moreover, Evan is also specialized in hollow stem auger, air percussion, air rotary, sonic drilling and horizontal boring methods. Similarly, he has installed hundreds of groundwater monitoring wells, vapor extraction wells, air and ozone sparging wells, bioventing wells and nested soil vapor probes, as well as designed and overseen several soil vapor surveys, groundwater monitoring and free product removal programs.

California Professional Geologist

OSHA - Safety and Emergency Response Training

M.B.A., Finance, California State University , Fullerton, 1991

B.S., Geological Engineering, University of Arizona, 1986


Ed Rands

Senior Project Geologist

Ed Rands has over 18 years of experience in environmental assessment and remediation. His specialization focuses primarily on the fields of soil and groundwater assessment and remediation, hydrogeology, hazardous waste management, and environmental remediation system design and operation. At the present moment, Ed Rands manages numerous soil and groundwater assessments and remediation projects involving fuels, oils, solvents and metals impacted soil/groundwater at facilities such as fueling stations, dry cleaning facilities, and industrial sites. Ed has experience in landfill grading and liner design and construction, methane mitigation systems, hydrologic analysis, stormwater management and treatment, and hazardous waste tank certifications/closures.

California Registered Professional Engineer - Civil (PE #58183)

QSP/QSD - SWPPP Practitioner/Developer (Cert. #24701)

B.S., Civil Engineering, University of California of Irvine, (UCI), 1993


John Payne

Geologist and Asbestos/Lead Paint Assessor

John Payne offers his expertise in hydrogeology and hazardous waste management. His area of focus includes the management of environmental site assessment and remediation programs. These programs include soil and groundwater characterization, groundwater and free product monitoring, air sparging, bioventing and vapor extraction well installation, operation and maintenance of remediation systems. Within his years of field-related work, he has provided technical review and quality assurance for numerous projects.

California Professional Geologist, California Certified Asbestos Consultant

AHERA - Building Inspector, Management Planner, Contractor/Supervisor, Project Designer

Registered in California for all AHERA certifications

OSHA - Competent Person, Hazardous Waste Operations, Safety and Emergency Response Training

B.S., Geology, California State University, Fullerton, 1988


Kent Tucker

Senior Project Geologist

California Professional Geologist

Kent Tucker is a Professional Geologist, who gathered over 24 years of experience in environmental assessment, remediation, and regulatory compliance. During his 16 year tenure with the company, Kent Tucker has assisted clients in maintaining compliance with the constantly changing State of California underground storage tank regulations and South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) rules. Kent is a Certified Permitting Professional by SCAQMD, thus allowing his applications to be "Red Tagged" and, most importantly, to be given priority within the complex regulatory review. Kent's success in air contaminant emission modeling, as associated with SCAQMD rules 212 and 1401, expedites remediation system installations. Our team member has been an in-house consultant for the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, assisting in the conversion of air district specific portable equipment permits into the Statewide Registration Program, offered by the California Air Resources Board.

SCAQMD - Certified Permitting Professional, Fugitive Dust Control Supervisor

B.S., Geology, California State University, Long Beach, 1985


Terry Kinn

Project Geologist

Terry Kinn has over 28 years of professional experience performing and managing projects for environmental and geotechnical investigations. This work has included environmental assessments, subsurface characterizations, remedial investigations, feasibility studies, and remediation system design and installation. Much of his direct expertise and knowledge has been gained as a lead field geologist for large-scale investigations, at government/military facilities and landfills. In addition to providing technical oversight and management of larger projects, Terry also has considerable experience in managing Phase I/II assessments for commercial real estate/lending institutions, that have required historical research, fuel fingerprinting studies, forensic studies and investigation of co-mingled plumes and multiple fuel release Sites.

B. S., Earth Sciences, University of California, Santa Cruz, California, 1986


Sawyer Jones

Senior Staff Environmental Scientist

Sawyer Jones has conducted several Phase I Environmental Site Assessments, in accordance with “Standard Practice for Environmental Site Assessments: Phase I Environmental Site Assessment Process”, prepared by the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM E 1528-06) and the All Appropriate Inquiries Rule promulgated by the EPA.

C. A., Environmental Studies and Geography, University of California, Santa Barbara, 2005


Andrew Wittmann

Staff Environmental Scientist

In his years of experience, Andy Wittmann has managed several petroleum hydrocarbon impacted sites, starting with the initial investigation and finishing with remediation and closure. Through managing these site corrective actions, Andy has conducted numerous subsurface soil and groundwater investigation projects, including geotechnical drilling and sampling, environmental drilling and sampling of soil borings and the installation of groundwater monitoring wells, air sparge wells, vapor extraction wells and ozone sparge wells. Moreover, he is experienced in the use of geoprobe, hollow stem auger, air percussion, air rotary, and sonic drill rigs. Besides, conducting and managing groundwater monitoring and sampling programs and free product monitoring programs are included in his professional portfolio.

B.S. Geology, Land Use, Metropolitan State College of Denver, Denver, CO, 2004


Walter Bell

Staff Engineer

California Registered Engineer in Training - Industrial

Walter Bell has overseen the removal of underground storage tanks and associated appurtenances. Also, he conducted and managed soil and groundwater investigations for service stations, trucking and fuel depots, retail and industrial dry cleaners, as well as other various manufacturing facilities. Walter is experienced in geoprobe/ direct push, hollow stem auger, air percussion and sonic drilling. He has installed groundwater monitoring wells, vapor extraction wells, air sparging wells, ozone wells and nested soil vapor probes, and also conducted soil vapor surveys, groundwater monitoring and free product removal. Proudly, he has overseen the excavation, transportation and disposal of impacted soil originating from gas stations, seaports and airports, in accordance with various sites or site specific Rule 1166 SCAQMD guidelines.

B.S., Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, Oregon State University , Corvallis, OR , 2006


Mollie Banh

Staff Engineer

California Registered Engineer-In-Training

Mollie Banh has prepared various soil and groundwater monitoring reports, remedial systems operations and management reports, soil and groundwater investigation reports, site conceptual models, and phase I environmental site assessments. Similarly, she has conducted subsurface soil and groundwater investigation operations, including the drilling of soil borings, installation of groundwater monitoring wells and remedial wells, using hollow stem auger. Nonetheless, she took part in investigations with cone penetration testing and hydropunch sampling. Mollie is also experienced in permit acquisition for on-Site and public right-of-way activities from various governing agencies.

B. S., Civil Engineering, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona


Deanna Hoppe

Senior Staff Geologist

B.S., Geology, California State University, Fullerton, 2005

Deanna has prepared soil and groundwater investigation reports, remedial system operation and maintenance reports, underground storage tank (UST) removal reports, vapor extraction and air sparge testing reports, corrective action plans, site conceptual models and sensitive receptor surveys. All her projects have been approved by Local Oversight Programs and Regional Water Quality Control Boards.


John Song

John Song has prepared various soil and vapor investigation reports, groundwater monitoring reports, remedial system operations and management reports, which have been approved by Local Oversight Programs and Regional Water Quality Control Boards. Additionally, John has prepared Phase I and II Environmental Site Assessment, Work Plans, Site Conceptual Model, and Request for No Further Action reports.

Additionally, he has managed and conducted subsurface soil, vapor and groundwater investigation operations, including geotechnical drilling and sampling of soil borings, as well as the installation of groundwater monitoring wells, air sparge wells, vapor extraction wells, and soil vapor probes. John has experience in the use of Geoprobe and hollow stem auger drill rigs for the conduct of subsurface soil and groundwater investigations. Successfully conducting field activities for groundwater monitoring and sampling events, vapor extraction and air sparge feasibility testing and constructing/installing soil vapor surveys, John possesses knowledge and expertise in various domains. Additionally, he was involved in permit acquisition for on-Site and public right-of-way, from various governing agencies and has overseen the excavation, transportation, and disposal of impacted soil from construction sites, in accordance with various sites or site specific Rule 1166 SCAQMD.

B.S., Civil Engineering, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona