About Us

Corporate Office

President

Karan Kinton – Karan started CRI in October of 2000. She has a BS in Mathematics with a minor in Biology from Southwest Texas State University. She has experience writing Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans for construction and industrial sectors, conducting environmental compliance inspections, and preparing and presenting training for various clients. Karan served on the Board of Directors of the South Central Chapter of the International Erosion Control Association (SCIECA) for 5 years. She was President of the SCIECA Chapter January 2013 – December 2014.

Field Operations Manager

Darrel Solanik, CPESC, CESSWI – Darrel has been with CRI since 2007. He holds a MS in Freshwater Aquatic Biology and a BS in General Biology from Southwest Texas State University. He has ten years of previous experience as an environmental consultant, as well as years of experience performing environmental site assessments and wetland delineations associated with the Endangered Species Act, National Environmental Policy Act, and Clean Water Act. He has been a qualified Inspector since 2007 and has been a Certified Erosion, Sediment and Storm Water Inspector (CESSWI) and a Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control (CPESC) since 2009. Darrel is also an approved CESSWI instructor since 2014. Darrel currently serves on the Board of Directors for the South Central Chapter of the International Erosion Control Association (SCIECA).

SW3P Manager

Misti Shafer-Webb, CPESC, CESSWI – Misti has been with CRI since 2002. She has a BS in Environmental Design and a BS in Construction Science from Texas A&M University. Coursework includes Project Management, Soil Science, Construction Materials in Methods, AutoCAD, Drafting, Surveying, Concrete and Steel Structural Engineering and Environmental Design. She has work experience in OSHA/Safety, permitting, and project coordination. She has been a qualified Inspector since 2002 and a qualified Storm Water Pollution Plan writer since 2003. Misti has been a Certified Erosion, Sediment and Storm Water Inspector (CESSWI) and a Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control (CPESC) since 2009.

Georgetown/Austin Office

Manager

Patrick Hodgkiss – Patrick has been with CRI since 2017. He has coursework towards a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Environmental Management from Columbia Southern University, Orange Beach, Alabama with an expected graduation in 2018. Coursework includes environmental law, environmental assessment, air quality, hazardous waste management, technical writing, pollution prevention, toxicology, waste management, and environmental issues. He has over 12,681 hours of environmental remediation experience at 22 project locations throughout the United States that includes experience in implementing Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans, Soil Sampling Plans, and Water Monitoring Activities. He has three years of experience as a quality control specialist in the Unexploded Ordnance industry requiring the collaboration with clients and regulatory specialists to develop practical compliance requirements.

Houston Office

Manager

Kassie Gnospelius, CESSWI – Kassie has been with CRI since 2006. She has a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Bioenvironmental Science from Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas. Coursework includes soil and crop science, bioremediation, and bioenvironmental science. She did an internship with Texas A&M University Geochemical and Environmental Research Group, working as a lab technician testing various tissue and water samples for hazardous contaminants. She has been a qualified inspector since 2006 and Certified Erosion, Sediment and Storm Water Inspector (CESSWI) since 2010.

San Antonio Office

Manager

Gretchen Reutzel, CPESC, CESSWI – Gretchen has been with CRI since 2005. She has a BS in Environmental Science and Resource Management from Texas State University. Coursework includes Natural Resource Protection, Aquatic Biology, and Land Planning and Watershed Management. She has worked as an environmental Education Coordinator and a Watershed Manager, and has also developed and published environmental curriculum distributed to local museums, river authorities and universities. She has been a qualified Inspector since 2005, a Certified Erosion, Sediment and Storm Water Inspector (CESSWI) since 2009, and a Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control (CPESC) since 2011.