Meet Kyle Blandford

Meet Kyle Blandford, REM, Project Manager

Meet Kyle Blandford

Outdoors enthusiast Kyle Blandford regards himself as a simple guy who is not a fan of office politics. That’s among the many reasons why he never wants to leave ONE Richmond Group, which he calls “a small company with no headquarters drama. It’s just full of lots of good people.”

The Newport News native earned his bachelor’s in environmental science at the College of William and Mary. He held project management positions for several companies before settling in at ONE in 2012. He manages multiple projects, including due diligence, industrial hygiene and brownfields.

Kyle and his wife, Beth Anne, have two sons, Drew and Eric, and they dote on their rescue dog, Captain. He still takes every opportunity to be outdoors whether it’s for sailing on the Northern Neck, hiking, mountain biking or camping.

Meet Kyle Blandford

Meet Owen Lohner, Environmental Consultant

Owen Lohner started his career at ONE Environmental Group in 2015, the summer after he graduated from Virginia Tech. From day one, he has worked alongside the company owners and touts a culture that enables him to form personal relationships with each of them.

As a geologist, he focuses on groundwater sampling and remediation — a satisfying role that appeals to his environmental consciousness.

He is also part of projects that involve industrial hygiene and hazardous materials.

Owen doesn’t miss an opportunity to enjoy the outdoors in his free time.

“I have a fondness for helping protect the nature I enjoy,” he says.

On weekends, he heads for the hills to hike or ride his mountain bike. Every chance he can, he goes whitewater kayaking on the James River.

He and his wife, Hannah, also enjoy spending time with their dog, Porter, a Miniature Pinscher mix.

The avid Virginia Tech fans enjoy trekking to Lane Stadium, where they have season tickets for Hokies football.

“We Work As One.” Meet Amy Stephens.

Amy Stephens, who joined ONE Environmental Group in 2015, enjoys being part of a company that embodies teamwork.

Meet Amy Stephens

“There’s no one left behind here,” she says. “We look out for each other. We work as one.”

The Carrsville native previously worked for a private accounting firm in Smithfield and prior to that, spent a decade on the assembly line at the Ford plant in Norfolk.

She took multiple businesses classes at Christopher Newport University after graduating from Windsor High School.

Amy enjoys everything about beach living and travels often to “anywhere that’s hot and sunny.”

The Ivor resident has two adult children, Brandon and Brittany.

Chris Arrington

Meet Chris Arrington, Environmental Consultant

Chris Arrington

Like so many of his colleagues at ONE Environmental Group, Chris Arrington can tick off multiple areas of specialty. He primarily focuses on consulting and project management as both relate to industrial clients. His plate also includes radiation surveys for a former mineral sands mine, erosion and sediment control audits, and stormwater management.

The diversity of tasks appeals to him as does working alongside a dynamic team. “At ONE, everybody has a fair say and a place to have their voices heard,” he says. “There’s a lot of respect from the top to the bottom. Also, you’ll see the people at the very top, like the principals, and you’ll see even the newest employees, doing similar work, sometimes, even if that means going off and sampling in a nasty storm. It’s not the traditional corporate hierarchy.”

Chris Arrington

Chris grew up outdoors more than in, whether bike riding in the woods or playing backyard sports in his hometown, Midlothian. An environmental studies degree was the natural choice at VCU. His time there only strengthened his decision to make a career in the environment largely thanks to two outdoor programs. He participated in a trip to Panama for a bird and wetland study and did additional undergraduate work on the James River on a wetland in Charles City County.

Chris also earned VCU’s certification in geographic information systems with an emphasis on urban and regional planning. He’s put the mapping skills to use at ONE as the GIS go-to guy. Chris and his wife, Liz, are newlyweds and enjoy exploring Richmond’s Fan district. He loves to hike along the river and enjoys running and weightlifting.

Meet Jamison Clarke, Environmental Consultant

While just about everyone in the Clarke family chose West Virginia University, Jamison Clarke took a different route by attending James Madison University. Two experiences during his college years crystallized his passion for bettering the environment.

A five-week study-abroad summer program in Tanzania introduced him to the environmental issues in that region, while he learned a little Swahili. Jamison returned to complete an internship in Harrisonburg with the Shenandoah Valley Soil and Conservation District, which finds resources to help property owners avoid fines for environmental violations.

Jamison embraces a solution-based approach to tackling problems, which led him to join ONE Environmental Group in 2019. He conducts site assessments, drafts spill prevention and countermeasure plans for oil facilities and writes stormwater prevention programs for clients. Last fall, he started a project that took him to one of the least populous areas in the Commonwealth, Covington. That’s where Jamison collaborated on a two-year study that focused on water quality testing.

“I was up there three nights a week last fall and this fall,” he says. “That was really interesting, being able to be out on the river every day.” In his spare time, the Richmond native plays volleyball and basketball. One day he hopes to own a bunch of animals, but for now, he’s dedicated to just one — his cat, Maeve.

Meet Teresa Super, ONE Super Administrative Services Manager

When Teresa Super finished interviewing for her position with ONE Environmental Group in May 2019, she returned to her car thinking, “That’s my job. That’s my place. That’s my people.”

She cannot imagine a better opportunity.

“What I admire the most about the partners within this organization is simply that the concept of team and ONE is not lip service,” she says. “They firmly believe that each person they bring on board contributes a significant amount to that team concept.”

Teresa is the first full-time administrator to be hired at ONE. The Richmond native juggles multiple responsibilities related to accounts receivable, human resources and supply purchasing. She evaluates processes to improve efficiency and supports employees with their needs in the field. Teresa recently completed her first presentation for ONE, noting, “You get the opportunity to get out of your comfort zone and learn and grow here.”

The graduate of Austin Peay State University holds a bachelor’s in business administration. She lived in Clarksville, Tennessee for eight years and Washington state for six prior to returning to her hometown in 2014. She has two adult children, Carter and Allissa, and six grandchildren. Teresa enjoys gardening, personal development and giving back to the community on service days organized by Heights Church in Glen Allen.