stephen m. spencer
PRESIDENT | PRINCIPAL ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENTIST
AAI Qualified Environmental Professional
Certified Washington State Site Assessor
Certified Underground Storage Tank Decommissioner
OSHA Hazardous Materials & Emergency Response Supervisor
AHERA Licensed Building Inspector
Mr. Spencer started his career in 1988, working for the SRH Group in Portland as an environmental technician while attending college at Portland State University. Mr. Spencer left SRH in 1991 to start a small environmental services company with his father, John Spencer, the former Environmental Protection Agency Regional Administrator (Region 10 - 1980 to 1983). The new company, Creative Environmental Technologies (CETI), operated as a small consulting and services company from 1991 to 2001 when it was sold. Mr. Spencer continued his career from 2001 to 2002 working as a senior environmental scientist and project manager following the sale of CETI. In the fall of 2002 he resigned to start a new company, EcoCon, Inc. (ECI). His focus was on assisting smaller business that could not afford the larger environmental professional consulting fees, providing his clientele a more practical approach to regulatory compliance.
During his 25 year career, he has worked on and successfully completed projects in many varied aspects of the environmental industry for clients throughout the western United States. His forte is in facility assessment, due diligence investigation, health & safety program development, remediation design and management and general environmental regulatory compliance.
Mr. Spencer has established positive working relationships with regulatory agencies throughout the western United States, affording his clients a superior level of confidence in his approach to their specific project. His skills as a project manager frequently result in significant savings in both time and budget to his clients. He is adept in report writing providing a clear, concise detail of project activities. His clients have ranged from property owners, lenders and facility operators to the regulatory agencies. Mr. Spencer’s overall understanding of environmental compliance requirements and mentoring by his father, an environmental attorney, provides a unique perspective on assessing potential and realized environmental risk and a creative understanding of remediation techniques.