Q&A

What makes Burke different from other engineering firms?

It comes down to the people. I am very proud to work with great colleagues who constantly dazzle me with their knowledge, experience and dedication to a job well done. It is such a privilege to be part of such a great team!

What is the most important takeaway for Burke clients?

To not panic about complying with NPDES permit regulations and laws. Most communities or businesses do not take credit for activities they are already doing that can be counted towards permit compliance. In some cases, if they have gaps in their programs and/or have fallen behind, we can come up with a solution to meet their short- and long-term goals.

What is a CPMSM and why is it beneficial?

The Certified Professional in Municipal Stormwater Management or CPMSM program was developed by non-profit organization EnviroCert International as a means to demonstrate that those who obtain it are rigorously trained, tested and certified, ensuring they are qualified to develop, implement, manage and coordinate a municipal Stormwater Management Program.

Are you an early bird or a night owl?

Early bird. What can I say? I grew up on a farm. We got up with the roosters!

What fictional place would you most like to visit?

Stormy McStormville. They have perfect municipal, construction, and industrial stormwater programs. All properties have green infrastructure BMPs and zero trash. There is no mud tracked into the streets. All regulators have been eradicated since all residents and site owners always do the right things to ensure responsible stormwater management.