- Brandon Sinkbeil | President | DS Environmental Consulting, Inc.
- Rob Schimberg | CEPA Vice President |Colorado Cleanup, Inc.
- Dan Beaver | CEPA Past President | Colorado Hazard Control LLC
- James DeValois | CEPA Treasurer |Kemwest
- Stephen Morrow | Risk Removal, Inc.
- John Peterson | GHP, Inc.
- George Robles | M. E. Training
- Matt Valdez | Keystone Environmental
- Mike Griffin | Hillen Abatement
- Matt Little | RLH Engineering, Inc.
- Robert Szynskie | Earth Services & Abatement, Inc.
- Bonnie Begert | Jefferson County School District
- Debra Scifo | Executive Director
Brandon Sinkbeil | CEPA President | DS Environmental Consulting, Inc.
Brandon grew up in western Montana and attended the School of Mines in Butte and the University of Montana, earning degrees in Society and Technology, English Literature, and German. After spending a couple of years in Europe, he moved to Colorado in 2005 and became a founding partner of DS Environmental Consulting. Brandon is tasked with business development and overseeing the day-to-day operations of a full-service environmental consulting firm.
Rob Schimberg | CEPA Vice President | Colorado Cleanup, Inc.
Mr. Schimberg has over 20 years of experience in the Environmental Services Industry, as well as experience in General Construction, Demolition, Renovation, Waste Management, Hazardous Materials Packaging, Transportation, and Soil Remediation. Rob joined ESA in 2017 as Director of Operations. Rob’s experience in working with Federal, State, and Municipal agencies will help to move Excel forward with new business venture strategies in those sectors. Rob also has a large depth of experience in working Emergency Response Management Teams for Asbestos, Lead, Mold and Hazardous Materials.
Education: BA Chemistry Marquette University 1993
James Devalois | CEPA Treasurer | Kemwest
James R. DeValois is the president of KEMWest, Inc. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Geophysical Engineering from Colorado School of Mines and has worked in the environmental industry since 1992. Mr. DeValois has been certified in the Comprehensive Practice of Industrial Hygiene by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene since 2003. He specializes in fungal investigations and asbestos project management, as well as Indoor Air Quality and employee exposure monitoring. James is an avid home-brewer, a fair guitar player and a hack golfer.
Dan Beaver | CEPA Past President | Colorado Hazard Control LLC
Dan Beaver is a co-owner of Colorado Hazard Control, LLC. (CHC). CHC is a family owned environmental contractor handling asbestos, lead and mold remediation projects, as well as demolition services and radon mitigation. CHC is also State and EPA approved training entity providing certifications in the above industries and compliance training as needed for OSHA compliance. CHC has been in business for 9 years with offices in Denver and Pueblo, Colorado. Dan has over 25 years’ experience in the construction and environmental field and has worked for Denver Public Schools -- Managing their asbestos program, and three large environmental contractors including the positions of Senior Project Manager, Safety Director, Division Manager and Branch Vice President. Dan was in the construction trades for approximately 7 years performing framing, exterior trim, drywall installation and cabinet making. Dan is a board member with CEPA and is a State approved training instructor for most of the AHERA disciplines and the EPA lead disciplines.
Steven B. Morrow | Risk Removal, LLC
Steven is the President and Owner of Risk Removal, LLC. In his role as President, Steven provides overall general and financial management of the company and directs the management team in executing asbestos, lead, mold, and various other hazardous materials remediation projects for public school districts, universities, commercial, industrial and residential building owners.
Steven earned a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Texas Tech University and an MBA from Duke University. He is a Certified Asbestos Project Designer and is certified in EPA Lead Renovate, Repair and Painting (RRP) and Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER). Steven become a CEPA board member in 2015.
John Peterson | GHP Environmental + Architecture
John joined GHP, Inc. in 2003 as an Environmental Specialist and beginning 2004 as a trainer and project manager for GHP. Prior to joining GHP, John worked at Orcom as a Programmer from 1998 - 2003.
John cleans up other people’s messes. The big scary messes. Asbestos, mold, you name it and John has seen it and remediated it.
Not only does John help GHP, Inc. clients clean up, he also trains our clients on how to avoid those messes in the first place. In fact, that’s his favorite part of the job – getting challenging questions from his students.
But John isn’t all work and no play. Hanging out in our Denver office has its perks for the avid fly fisherman and skier.
Although John has a very serious job he’s always trying to lighten the mood and even incorporates a little comedy into his training programs. After all, his favorite quote is, “Don’t take life too seriously, you’ll never get out of it alive.”
St Cloud State University
Rochester Community College
George Robles | M. E. Training
George Robles has been in the environmental industry since 2005. Throughout the years he has performed the task of worker , supervisor and project manager. George is Co-owner of Meridian Environmental which has been in business since 2015. Meridian is an abatement contractor for mold, lead and asbestos. George has been a CDPHE state approved instructor for worker and supervisor disciplines and has been teaching initial and refresher courses since December 2013. George has taught primarily for M.E. Training where he is owner and training manager. In 2019 George co-founded M.E. Workforce which is a temporary labor provider for the abatement and demolition industries throughout Colorado.
Matthew Valdez | Keystone Environmental LLC
Mike Griffin | Hillen Abatement
Mike began his career in the environmental industry in 1991, with 29 years of environmental experience he understands the abatement industry and emergency response. Originally employed with The Dow Chemical Company in the Business Development division, and EH&S Manager. Mike is the Owner and President of Hillen Abatement.
- Bachelor of Science (BS), Business Administration and Management, General
Matt Little | RLH Engineering, Inc.
As a assistant project manager for RLH Engineering, Matt’s primary responsibilities include project investigation, project design and bidding, authoring project specifications and reports, asbestos surveys, air monitoring, project coordination and oversight, as well as upholding EPA, OSHA, and State regulations for all phases of environmental remediation.
Matt grew up in Colorado, and graduated from Colorado State University with a B.S. in Environmental Health. He enjoys running, camping, and hiking while exploring the beautiful country we live in.
Matt has been with RLH Engineering since 2015.
Robert Szynskie | Earth Services and Abatement
Robert has over 25 years of experience working on various projects that have included various detailed practices and procedures for the control of asbestos, lead and other environmental hazards. Robert has become an industry leader through innovative techniques, accurate and complete project designs and detailed inspections.
Robert’s experience includes working with the State and the industry for 25 years providing criminal investigation assistance, legislative changes, regulatory updates, communication and education of those in the industry and supported the state’s efforts in maintaining the highest level of standards. Prior to joining ESA, Robert served as an Environmental Protection Specialist for the State of Colorado. He also served as past-president of the Colorado Environmental Professional.
Bonnie Begert | Jefferson County School District
Bonnie manages the district asbestos program including removal, disposal, inspection, and sampling. Her responsibilities include performing periodic building inspections and three year re-inspections, record keeping, and management plan updates. Bonnie is also responsible for responding to indoor air quality concerns and investigating causes and developing solutions. Other responsibilities include lead and IPM programs, stormwater compliance, radon testing, site safety inspections, and hazardous waste management and disposal.
Debra Scifo | Executive Director
Debra is a managing partner of OBS Consultants, providing business development and organizational strategies to small to medium sized businesses. Debra has spent the last 20 years working with not for profit Board of Directors to develop value and grow resources for their representative industry and memberships. I believe that delivering the tools business needs is best accomplished through a trade association, they are the best community to deliver resources, benefits and services to the industry they represent.