Jayna Sananikone

Jayna Sananikone

Environmental Consultant II

World traveler Jayna Sananikone started at ONE Environmental Group’s Charlotte office in April 2023. She is thrilled to be a part of the close-knit team there and to focus on industrial compliance in Charlotte and the surrounding areas.

As an undergraduate earning a degree in Environmental Technology and Management at N.C. State University, Jayna embarked on a series of travels abroad with each offering a unique learning opportunity. She studied groundwater monitoring in South Africa; participated in forestry and urban planning in the Czech Republic, Germany, and Sweden; volunteered in Peru at a jungle conservation site; and spent a semester learning in Australia. Jayna also holds a Master of Science in Environmental Assessment from N.C. State University.

Last December, Jayna checked off her seventh continent by taking a cruise from Argentina to Antarctica and survived Drake Passage’s 20-foot waves.

“The trip wasn’t what I expected due to the weather,  and I ended up spending only five hours in Antarctica, however I am still marking it off my bucket list” she says. “I got to see whales in the Antarctic Ocean and penguins along the beach of Antarctica.”

As a native of North Carolina, Jayna is happy to work close to home allowing for frequent visits to her family, especially her soon-to-be 2-year-old nephew, Silas. She enjoys 5 a.m. workout classes, running and supporting Charlotte Football Club. Her next travels will take her to Costa Rica for her sister’s wedding, and she hopes her next big trip is to either Japan or Singapore.

Brett Bradshaw

Environmental Consultant

Brett Bradshaw joined ONE Environmental Group’s Tidewater office in March 2023, accepting the position that initially appealed to him because of its variety and growth potential. His days are a mix of sampling, SPCC inspections, field work and assisting Principal Jeff Duncan with projects.

“What really appeals to me are the vibe and culture at ONE,” Brett says. “Everybody is very passionate about what they do, and if you ever need help, everybody is very open about providing it.”

The decorated Poquoson High School football player, a captain his senior season, was the long snapper at Christopher Newport University for four years and a three-time All-Academic New Jersey Athletic Conference selection as a biology major. He’s passionate about what is among the most important but overlooked positions on the field.

“Anybody can do it but not everybody can do it well,” he says. “A bad snap can change the tide of the game. We’re called specialists and it’s something I took great pride in.”

Brett remains active at Poquoson High School, where he coaches JV football and assists the varsity staff. He’s also a longtime Los Angeles Rams fan, an affinity he developed when his dad insisted he choose a team and Brett came across a gold chrome Steven Jackson football card.

“I loved it, and they became my team,” he says.

While football occupies his fall, Brett also enjoys fishing and exploring craft breweries and cideries in the state. He’s an animal lover with two black Labradors named Jep and Millie, and two cats, Molly and Bubba.

Parker Leglue

Environmental Consultant

Parker Leglue joined ONE Environmental Group in September 2022 and is the company’s first hire based west of the Mississippi River. Parker works remotely in Austin, Texas, and travels to manage projects in other parts of the state as well as in Oregon and Colorado. He conducts environmental sampling and writes reports in addition to project oversight.

Parker holds a Bachelor of Science in Geology from the University of New Orleans and a Master of Science in Geology/Earth Science from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Before coming to ONE, he worked for four years as a Project Manager for the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

Parker Leglue Family Photo

“This job was a nice change of pace and the people at ONE are really enthused to be here,” he said. “Everybody I work with has been super helpful and have made working remote as easy as it can be.”

Parker grew up the middle of three brothers who were always playing football. His oldest brother, John, is an offensive lineman for the Tennessee Titans, and Parker, who grew up a New Orleans Saints diehard, travels to all of his games. As a former pastry chef in New Orleans, Parker enjoys Cajun and creole food and favors making braised short ribs. The former bass drummer is also a live music buff, having seen the Disco Biscuits dozens of times.

Parker prefers to be outdoors, whether it be fishing, tennis, golf or walking with his hound, Dude.

Eric Krouse with Dog

Eric Krouse

Environmental Consultant

No two days at ONE Environmental Group are the same for Eric Krouse, who could be wearing a hard hat and reflective vest inspecting a solar array on one morning and at his desk the next, producing maps in GIS. Eric’s diversified skillset includes:

  • Spatial data capture, management, analysis and presentation using GIS software
  • Field data collection
  • Site inspections for photovoltaic power plants
  • Sediment and erosion control inspections

“I’m a jack of all trades,” said the Environmental Scientist, who is based in ONE’s Raleigh office. “I’ve worked for several companies since 2006, from little mom and pop shops to 1,000-plus employee engineering firms. My consulting work has ranged from wetland delineation and restoration in Yuma, Arizona, to stream studies in Baltimore to dam release impact studies in the Catskills of New York.”

Eric joined ONE as a GIS Analyst two years ago, and in addition to the variety of projects, he also enjoys the company’s flexibility. “We’re not in our own silos,” he said “Everyone talks to one another and coordinates with one another. If you don’t have a skill, they’re more than willing for you to take a class and pay for the training, and that’s incredible. I appreciate that ONE invests in their people.”

Eric holds a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies from Brevard College. He completed additional coursework in GIS Systems at North Carolina State University and Levels I and II of Rosgen Fluvial Geomorphology at Wildland Hydrology in Asheville, North Carolina.

When not working, Eric is happiest hanging outdoors with his partner, Lyndsey, and their Labrador, Jack, his favorite subject as a photographer. Eric captures pictures of dogs as part of a pet photography hobby that’s morphed into a small business. He’s also the drummer in a nine-piece band, Restless Carolina. Reviews refer to the group as the undisputed heavyweight champion of wedding bands.

recycling spray cans

Virginia Adopts Revised Universal Waste Regulations for Aerosols

Created in 1995, the federal Universal Waste program outlines a mechanism for collection and recycling Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) hazardous waste. Four waste streams were added to the federal Universal Waste program between 1995 and 2018.

Some states began adding hazardous waste aerosol cans to their state universal waste programs during that time. In March of 2018, the EPA proposed adding aerosol cans to the federal universal waste list, using state programs as a model for their own Aerosols as Universal Waste Rule.

Having a universal waste classification is important for waste generators, as they can be less stringent in how aerosols are managed and packaged than if such items were classified as hazardous waste.

Over the past couple of years, dozens of states adopted the EPA’s Aerosols as Universal Waste Rule or a similar rule.

The EPA published a Final Rule, Increasing Recycling: Adding Aerosol Cans to the Universal Waste Regulations, on December 9, 2019. Virginia adopted this regulation on October 28, 2022. On December 14, 2022, Virginia published their adoption of the revised federal regulations in their annual update for 2022. Virginia’s rule then went into effect on January 18, 2023.

Virginia’s rule addresses spent aerosol cans that are generated by any business, government facility, school, or religious organization, and many other institutions. It details requirements related to puncturing, draining and recycling aerosol cans, as well as how they must be stored and handled.

The team at ONE Environmental stands ready to help waste generators in Virginia assess how aerosol waste regulations might impact their waste management practices and help ensure compliance with all state and federal requirements.

Dave Valentine

Environmental Consultant II 

Dave Valentine joined ONE Environmental Group’s Richmond office in January 2023, and as an Environmental Consultant II, he focuses on stormwater management and sustainability solutions. The Virginia Tech alumnus will complete his Executive Master of Natural Resources (XMNR) along with a Graduate Certificate from Virginia Tech’s Center for Leadership in Global Sustainability this December. 

“I’m excited to learn from the team at ONE to develop new skills and transition from the construction to the industrial side of environmental compliance,” he said. “The cohort-based graduate program focuses on practicing systems leadership, applying social science theory, targeting personal development and understanding the technical components of ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance). It’s a lot of collaborative teamwork to solve complicated problems with effective system-based solutions. I want to apply some of that back internally to the team at ONE.” 

Dave grew up next to Great Falls Park in Potomac, Maryland, “where I can honestly hike the Billy Goat Trail with my eyes closed because I’ve done it so many times,” he said. 

After two summers working in environmental consulting in Washington, D.C., he moved out west to try something new. He found a niche in outdoor recreation, and for 10 years, coached an Alpine Ski Program at a Lake Tahoe resort. He also dabbled in environmental restoration and stormwater management and went on to become a Certified Personal Trainer, managing a luxury fitness club. 

Dave is happy to be back east where he’s closer to family and excited about working at ONE. “It’s a small company that is doing big things,” he said. “There is an authenticity that I’ve gotten from the people I’ve worked with, and it’s nice being in a culture where people say what they mean and do so respectfully. I see a synergy with their knowledge and knowing where I’m coming from and looking to go. It seemed like a great fit.” 

Dave met his wife, Danica, playing beach volleyball in Lake Tahoe. They have one daughter, Delaney, 19 months. They love being outdoors together where they enjoy hiking, skiing and paddleboarding.