Lina Bowyer, CEO
Ms. Bowyer developed her unique set of skills and innovative approaches during over 30 years of progressively increasing responsibility in the banking and financial industries, which culminated in the formation of Bowyer Environmental Consulting in 2007. Over the past 15 years, Ms, Bowyer has balanced company growth, financial stability and employee retention programs that have been fundamental to the success of the company, As CEO, Ms, Bowyer is directly responsible for financial/administrative management and human resources. She also reviews and makes final decisions with regards to all major company operational and marketing activities.
Brett Bowyer, P.G.
Mr. Bowyer is a co-founder of Bowyer Environmental Consulting, Inc. (BEC). He has over 35 years of experience in the environmental field with a focus on subsurface soil and groundwater investigation and remediation. He has a proven track record for practical innovation and achievement with respect to obtaining no further action (NFA) and site closure from EPA, DTSC, RWQCB and local (city and County) agencies. Mr. Bowyer has successfully implemented programs for a diverse set of client sectors including oil and gas, chemical, electronics/semiconductors, aerospace, land development, food processing, transportation, banking/insurance, entertainment and metal fabrication. His work has involved the investigation and cleanup of VOCs, metals (including hexavalent chromium), PCBs, pesticides, petroleum hydrocarbons and emerging chemicals, such as perchlorates and PFCs. He is an expert at strategic planning and agency negotiation and has served as the technical lead for several large scale multi-party investigation/remediation programs. Mr. Bowyer has also served as an Expert Witness for several complex and high profile litigation cases.
Peter Shisbey, P.E.
Mr. Shisbey has a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from California State University, Long Beach. Mr. Shisbey has over 27 years of experience working in the environmental field. Mr. Shisbey joined BEC in 2023 where he currently serves as a Project Manager. Mr. Shisbey has served as a project manager on a variety of projects including high profile large-scale remedial projects. He has worked on projects involving chemical distribution facilities, retail gas station sites, bulk fuel distribution centers, refineries, DOD sites, commercial facilities, airports, and rail yards. He was the operational maintenance project manager of three critical Boeing environmental cleanup sites (Huntington Beach Boeing, Boeing Company Former Douglas Aircraft Company Plant A in Santa Monica, and Former Boeing Compton Facility). He has experience working with various local, county, and state agencies in obtaining building permits for the installation of remediation systems, permits to operate equipment, discharge treated groundwater to sanitation districts (LACSD, OCSD), and the injection of groundwater amendments in accordance with site-specific waste discharge requirements (WDRs) in accordance with a Regional Water Quality Control Board (RWQCB). He also has experience working with and writing HMBP and SPCC plans.
Zachary Gilmer, P.E.
Mr. Gilmer has a Bachelor’s degree in BioResource and Agricultural Engineering from the California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. He has over 15 years experience in the environmental field and is a Registered Professional Engineer in states of California and Washington. Mr. Gilmer has served as the project manager on a wide variety of projects and programs, involving diverse environmental concerns and client objectives. His remedial experience has included in and ex situ soil vapor extraction, bioremediation, air sparging, free product recovery, soil stabilization, groundwater pump and treat operations, chemical oxidation/reduction, and vapor mitigation. Mr. Gilmer has successfully negotiated with various regulatory agencies and supported various site closures with the United States and California Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)(CalEPA), California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC), California State Regional Water Quality Control Board (RWQCB), and Washington State Department of Ecology (DOE).
Thomas Inada, E.I.T.
Mr. Inada has a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from California State University, Fullerton. He joined BEC in 2017 and currently serves as a Project Engineer. Mr. Inada has implemented soil, soil vapor and groundwater investigations, and has overseen construction of vapor extraction programs and automated chemical injection systems. He has also participated in hands-on operations and maintenance, and data analysis for remediation systems. Mr. Inada is skilled in AutoCAD, GIS, and data management utilizing Microsoft Excel and Access.
Steven Monroy, C.E.S.
Mr. Monroy has a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies from the University of Colorado Boulder. He has over 6 years of experience working in the environmental field. Mr. Monroy joined BEC in 2019 and currently serves as a Project Scientist. Mr. Monroy has served as a project manager on a variety of projects including high profile large-scale remedial projects. He has numerous field hours and is well versed in a variety of projects including; the construction of vapor extraction systems, operational maintenance of SVE systems, groundwater systems maintenance, injection programs, shallow soil removal projects, deep well installation, quarterly sampling, environmental monitoring, and agency reporting. Mr. Monroy is experienced in a variety of sample collection methods and data interpretation. He also has experience in Phase 1 ESA, and report writing.
Mr. Wood has a Bachelor’s degree in Geology and Biology from Smith College. He joined BEC in 2021 and currently serves as a Staff Geologist. Mr. Wood has experience overseeing drilling, soil sampling and logging, groundwater sampling, and operations and maintenance of various soil vapor extraction systems. Mr. Wood is competent with various computer programs including Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access, GIS, Adobe Illustrator, and Adobe Photoshop.
Mr. Garcia has a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from California State University, Long Beach. He joined BEC in 2022 and currently serves as Staff Engineer. Mr. Garcia has experience conducting environmental monitoring during large-scale grading programs, has performed oversight and quality control checks during the installation of remedial systems and has performed operation and maintenance in association with vapor extraction, and other remedial systems. He is competent with various computer programs including AutoCAD, GIS and Microsoft Excel.
Ms. Colaruotolo has a Bachelor’s degree in Geology from California State University, Long Beach. She joined BEC in 2022 and currently serves as a Staff Geologist. Ms. Colaruotolo has implemented vapor and groundwater sampling programs and has performed operation and monitoring activities in association with vapor and dual-phase extraction remedial systems. Ms. Colaruotolo has also performed oversight and quality control checks during the installation of a electrical resistive heating and dual phase extraction system. Ms. Colaruotolo is skilled in various computer programs including Microsoft Excel, GeoGraphics, and GIS.
Ms. Contrano has a Bachelor’s degree in Office Administration from Polytechnic University of the Philippines. She joined BEC in 2023 and currently serves as Accounting/Invoicing Representative. Ms. Contrano has 23 years’ experience in Finance and Accounting (18 years in Project Management and Project Accounting, and 23 years in Accounts Payable) in the Engineering Industry.