Board of Directors

Chairman

Armand Joseph Rodrigues

Geotechnical & Environmental Services, Inc.

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Armand (AJ) Rodrigues is an Environmental Supervisor and CEM at Geotechnical & Environmental Services, Inc. with over eight years of experience in the environmental consulting industry. AJ was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada and received a Bachelor of Science in Geology from the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR). AJ is an avid hiker and spends much of his free time exploring Southern Nevada. AJ is the Chairman for the Nevada Section of AWMA and would love to discuss the benefits our organization could have for you!

Vice Chairman

Dean Armstrong, PG, CEM

Independent

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Dean is a Senior Geologist, Program Manager, and Regional Manager at Akana in Las Vegas, Nevada and is responsible for technical and project management. He has a BA and MS degree in Geology from Northwestern University and the University of Utah, respectively. Dean has over 25 years of experience developing multi-discipline solutions to complex geo-environmental issues with emphasis on cost-effective risk management strategies. He is a licensed Professional Geologist in California and Utah and a Nevada Certified Environmental Manager. Dean is currently serving as Vice Chair.

Treasurer

Tomokazu Taniuchi

NOVA Geotechnical & Inspection Services

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Tomo is the Environmental Department Manager at NOVA Geotechnical and Inspection Services/Universal Engineering Sciences with 15 years of experience in the Environmental, Occupational Health and Safety Consulting field. A graduate of the University of Arizona, he has since acquired NV Certified Environmental Manager (CEM), Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), Certified Safety Professional (CSP), and Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM) certificates. Tomo is the Treasure for the Nevada Section of AWMA and would love to help out our community.

Secretary

Caitlin Johnson

Caitlin Johnson is a Project Engineer for Nigro Construction and was previously an environmental consultant for six years. She was born and raised in Las Vegas and has a Bachelor of Science in Geology from the University of Nevada, Reno. Caitlin likes to consider herself an amatur foodie and loves to try all the different restraunts that are found in Las Vegas. Caitlin is the Secretary for the Nevada Section of A&WMA. Feel free to reach out to her with any questions or ideas for A&WMA.

Programming Director

Jonathan Sarich

Ramboll

Membership Director

Alyssa Siqueiros

Broadbent & Associates

Alyssa is a Staff Geologist at Broadbent & Associates, Inc., in Henderson, Nevada. She was born and raised in Las Vegas and has a Bachelor of Science in Geology from the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV).  Alyssa loves to hike, camp, spend time outdoors, and has a passion for the environment. Alyssa is resposible for all the membership-related functions of the Nevada Section.

Media Director

Katie Peterson

Broadbent & Associates

Katie is a Project Geologist at Broadbent & Associates, Inc., in Henderson, Nevada. She was born and raised in Minnesota. Katie received a Bachelor of Science in Geology from the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV). Katie is resposible for all media-related functions for the Nevada Section of AWMA.

Chair Emeritus

Paul Fransioli, CCM, QEP

Clark County Department of Air Quality

While not teaching his grandchildren about the finer things in life, Paul remains actively consulting in air quality and meteorology programs, focusing on air monitoring and quality topics. He is the Nevada Section Chair Emeritus, and is always looking for ideas and leads from interested parties so the Section can keep providing informative talks during our monthly luncheon meetings. See you at the meetings!