Bob Braunstein, C.P.G.; President
After receiving Bachelor's degrees in Geology and Secondary Education, Earth Science from the State University of New York, Bob attended the University of Alaska Anchorage for his Master's of Business Administration. Bob has been building on his geological and environmental consulting experience since 1980. He worked as an Environmental Scientist in Connecticut, and quickly progressed to an Office Manager and Associate in South Dakota, then a Senior Environmental Scientist in Alaska. Bob is now a Certified Professional Geologist and the Principal of BGES, which he founded in 2002.
Carol Braunstein; Office Manager
Carol has more than 10 years doing the bookkeeping and providing administrative support to BGES clients and staff. She has a Bachelor's degree in Education and post graduate work in Native Alaskan Cultural Studies and Alaska History.
Brian Braunstein; Senior Environmental Specialist
Brian received a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Lindenwood University in Missouri. Brian has been a Senior Environmental Specialist with BGES since 2004. He is an EPA-Certified Lead Inspector and Lead Risk Assessor, and an AHERA-Certified Asbestos Inspector. He manages most of BGES' hazardous building materials inventories (HBMIs) and Phase I Environmental Site Assessments, and performs senior-level report and data quality review.
Jayne Martin; Senior Environmental Scientist
Jayne received her Bachelor's degree in Geology from Texas Tech University, followed by her Master's degree in Geology from Texas A&M University. She has worked as an environmental consultant in New Mexico, Texas, Michigan, and now Alaska. Drawing from over 25 years of experience, she has been a Senior Environmental Scientist with BGES since 2009. Jayne can answer all of your questions about indoor air quality!
Rose Pollock; Environmental Scientist II
Rose attended Cornell College in Iowa to receive her Bachelor's degree in Environmental Studies with a minor in Biology. She joined BGES in 2014 as an entry-level Environmental Scientist and has since advanced into the position of Environmental Scientist II. After nearly 4 years in our Anchorage office, she is now the face of our Seattle office. Rose is certified to conduct Lead-Based Paint and Asbestos Inspections.
William Schmaltz; Environmental Scientist II
William received his Bachelor's degree in Ecology from North Dakota State University. Prior to moving to Alaska, he worked as a biologist and as a supervisor on an oil drilling rig in North Dakota. He began with BGES in 2015 as an Environmental Scientist I and is now an Environmental Scientist II. William is certified for confined space entry and generating documents in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).
Kris Shippen; Environmental Scientist II
Kris holds a Bachelor's degree in Natural Sciences with a minor in Geological Sciences from the University of Alaska Anchorage. He previously served as a Wildlife Technician and as a Fisheries Technician in Washington and Alaska. BGES hired Kris as an Environmental Scientist I in 2015 and he has advanced into the role of Environmental Scientist II. Kris is a Certified Erosion and Sediment Control Lead (CESCL).
Vanessa Crandell-Beck; Environmental Scientist I
Vanessa received Bachelor’s degrees in Geology and Oceanography from Humboldt State University, followed by a Master’s degree in Geology from the University of Texas of the Permian Basin. She has previously held various positions in environmental science and geological sampling amounting to four years of experience. Ms. Crandell-Beck began with BGES in 2019 as an Environmental Scientist I.