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).

SWP3 Manager

Misti Shafer, 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 Office

Manager

Jessica Johnson, CMS4S, CESSWI – Jessica has been with CRI since 2015. She has completed courses related to Environmental Studies at Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers, FL, including Environmental Chemistry, Scientific Process, Environmental Policy/Law, Coastal Zone Management, Coastal & Watershed Geology, and Wetland Ecology. She has over eight years of experience implementing all aspects of construction, industrial, and MS4 permits. Jessica was the Qualifying Local Program (QLP) Coordinator for the City of Hot Springs, AR, Phase II Municipality since 2013, where she was responsible for developing and instructing the Hot Springs Construction Site Inspector Certification program. She has coordinated volunteer storm water awareness projects with multiple organizations and entities. Jessica has been a Certified Municipal Storm Sewer Specialist (CMS4S) since 2013 and a Certified Erosion, Sediment and Storm Water Inspector (CESSWI) since 2016.

Houston Office

Manager

Kurt Karikka, CPESC – Kurt has been with CRI since 2012. He has over ten years of management and supervisory experience with NPDES compliance and erosion/sediment control programs in the construction industry, as well as nine years of experience as the Environmental Operations Manager/Erosion Control Operations/Project Specialist for John Wieland Homes. Kurt has developed NPDES and Erosion Control Training for various homebuilders, developers, and general contractors. He is a certified Level 1A/1B Trainer and a Certified Level 2 Design Professional with the Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission, as well as a certified trainer for the National Center for Construction Education and Research. Kurt has been a qualified Inspector since 2012 and a Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control (CPESC) since 2007.

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.