Thomas Donn – President
I have always been interested in both science and business. My money-making ventures and hobbies as a child centered around the natural world including trapping muskrats, selling nightcrawlers to the local bait shop, and collecting rocks and fossils for trade (and occasional profit) at school.
Geology was a logical career choice. My University of Buffalo field trips to the nearby Love Canal chemical dump site and a nearby hazardous waste landfill caused me to become intrigued with the field of environmental geology.
Where I Came From
After finishing a Master of Science degree in the mid ‘80s, my career began by reviewing groundwater contamination cases at the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC). During five years at the SCDHEC, I reviewed a wide-range of projects and held various management positions That experience has proven invaluable in my understanding of the mechanisms of environmental bureaucracy and its decision-making processes.
Where I am Now
With a desire to be more “hands-on”, I entered the world of environmental consulting. The work ethic and discipline I had developed checking trap lines during sub-zero pre-dawn mornings in upstate New York gave me the confidence to know that I was ready for the challenges of the private sector.
How I Help My Clients
In two words: Fanatical Integrity. It’s all about trust. Over my 22 years of consulting there have been numerous advances in soil and groundwater assessment and remediation technology. What hasn’t changed during these years is the satisfaction that I receive from helping my clients find solutions to their environmental challenges. As the President of EnviroSouth, I look forward to the opportunity for our team of dedicated professionals to serve your environmental needs in the future.
Thomas’s “15 Minutes of Fame”
Thomas has been roped into dancing on stage in front of large audiences twice. Once with Cookie Monster and another time with Hawaiian Hula Dancers. He preferred the Hula Dancers!
Anne Lovell – Senior Environmental Engineer
Anne is a registered Professional Engineer with 30 years of experience as an environmental consultant. Her breadth of experience encompasses: environmental assessments and facility siting, site remediation and brownfield redevelopment, risk assessments, pollution prevention strategies, technology development, regulatory compliance, and strategic planning.
Anne spent her formative years hiking and camping in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, where she developed a deep appreciation for the natural environment and a life-long commitment to our natural resources. This commitment led her to pursue a career in environmental engineering at a time when the field was in its infancy. As a pioneer in environmental engineering, Anne initially encountered resistance from the business community to recommendations for adopting more environmentally friendly practices. But she persevered, was able to demonstrate that by reducing their impact on the environment, a company can also reduce costs and improve its relationship with the community. Today, Anne has a reputation for developing simple, cost-effective remedies for environmental issues.
Anne’s “15 Minutes of Fame”
During her entire college career, Anne was undefeated as the Colorado School of Mines Engineer’s Day arm wrestling champion, beating all challengers hands down (pun intended). Anne retired from arm wrestling upon graduation, choosing instead to focus her energy on creating sustainable solutions to environmental issues.
Teresa Donn – Operations Manager
Teresa ensures that EnviroSouth’s high level of quality and client service is maintained every day. With over 10 years of experience and a Master’s Degree in Information Science from the University of South Carolina, Teresa’s organizational skills are put to good use every day. As Operations Manager, Teresa is dedicated to constantly improving report quality, monitoring project deadlines, and seeking greater cost efficiencies; all in pursuit of delivering our clients with a positive experience that keeps them coming back to EnviroSouth year after year.
Teresa’s “15 Minutes of Fame”
Teresa was published in Reader’s Digest for a humorous short story in its “All in A Day’s Work” column. Her pay was $400 and a bumper sticker!