ONE Expands Environmental Consulting Operations in Western United States

ONE Environmental Group continues to expand its geographic footprint within the environmental consulting industry. Environmental Consultant Elli Woodward recently relocated from Charlotte, North Carolina to Denver, Colorado, a transition that further extends ONE’s presence in the western United States.

Elli brings expertise in the following sectors:

  • Industrial environmental compliance in all media, including Storm Water Pollution Prevention Planning (SWPPP) and Spill Prevention, Control & Countermeasure (SPCC) plan preparation and implementation, National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permitting, and Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) compliance.
  • Commercial due diligence settings, including Phase I and Phase II environmental site assessments, Brownfields development projects, and site remediation.

Elli holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. With experience in commercial stormwater management prior to joining ONE in October 2021, she has since supported clients in metals recycling, waste management, automotive manufacturing, wood products, and real estate industries.

The North Carolinian delights in her new home, a unique mix that combines the bustle of urban energy with the beauty of the nearby Rocky Mountains. She has settled just off of Colfax Avenue, the longest commercial street in the nation at 26.5 miles.

“Denver offers opportunities to engage with community building, explore the outdoors, and experience the arts,” she said. As a live music-lover, she feels fortunate to have so many historic theatres and venues close to home.

Annie Eckmann

Annie Eckmann

Project Manager

Annie Eckmann handles multimedia environmental compliance as well as permitting for ONE Environmental’s Richmond office with onsite work that includes clients from New York to Georgia. For the last six years, Annie worked at Deyo and Associates, LLC, an environmental consulting firm that ONE acquired in June 2023.

Annie was part of a small staff at Deyo and Associates and is grateful to have a full team around her at ONE. “I like the team environment,” she says. “I’m used to doing a lot of things on my own and taking care of things by myself. Now I have an entire network of support.”

Annie grew up planning to be a veterinarian, but two years into college at Christopher Newport University (CNU), she changed her mind and her major. A family vacation to Chautauqua, New York, left a lasting impression after she heard a National Geographic photographer speak about the environmental threats to the ocean and water.

“He talked about some of the issues he saw firsthand and what we need to do to fix them,”’ she says. “That changed my focus to environmental science.”

The Richmond native earned both her graduate and undergraduate degrees at CNU and holds an EPA Method 9 certification. In college she alternated between skipper and crew as a member of the varsity sailing team. “It was so much fun; it was therapy,” she says.  “A day out on the water after a morning of class is the best therapy. It still is.” Annie particularly enjoys sailing in Hampton, where the James, Elizabeth and Hampton rivers converge. She also recently joined a recreational softball team and plays second base. Her favorite companions are her black Labrador, Minnie, and her kitty, Little Miss.

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ONE Environmental Group Acquires Deyo and Associates, Strengthening its Environmental Solutions Portfolio

ONE Environmental Group announced the successful acquisition of Deyo and Associates, an environmental consulting firm specializing in air and hazardous waste compliance and permitting. This strategic move further strengthens ONE Environmental’s position in the industry and broadens its range of solutions to better serve clients’ evolving needs.

Founded in 2009, ONE Environmental provides a variety of environmental consulting and industrial services to commercial, industrial, and government clients nationwide, helping them meet complex compliance and regulatory requirements. ONE has nine offices in four states in the Mid-Atlantic and personnel based in other locations across the country.

Deyo and Associates, founded in 2001, is headquartered in Glen Allen, Virginia and has been providing permitting and compliance services to clients located throughout the east coast, from Maine to Trinidad for the last 22 years.

The recently completed acquisition extends ONE Environmental’s capabilities to include multimedia environmental permitting, compliance, and auditing services for several types of industries, including, but not limited to, cement manufacturing, hazardous waste management and combustor facilities, wood products manufacturing, ammonia manufacturing, and other construction sector industries such as concrete manufacturing and nonmetallic mineral mining and quarrying operations.

The firm also gains additional expertise related to Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), the Clean Water Act (CWA), and the Clean Air Act (CAA) permit application submissions, and the development and implementation of multimedia environmental compliance programs.

“We are thrilled to welcome Deyo and Associates to the ONE Environmental family,” said Kerry McAvoy, Principal at ONE Environmental Group. “Mike Deyo and his team’s commitment to excellence and their deep understanding of air and hazardous waste compliance and permitting align perfectly with our values and goals. This acquisition not only expands our capabilities, but also enhances our ability to offer clients integrated and efficient solutions that ease regulatory and compliance burdens.”

Having collaborated on multiple projects previously, Deyo and Associates’ team of highly skilled professionals will seamlessly integrate into ONE Environmental’s existing workforce. Clients can expect a continuity of service and will benefit from the combined knowledge and resources that both organizations bring to the table.

“The environmental regulatory landscape has never been more challenging for businesses to successfully navigate, whether it’s related to land, water or air,” said Michael Deyo, founder of Deyo and Associates. “Our team is incredibly excited to join forces with ONE Environmental to offer clients a full complement of environmental services backed by a team of professionals that is second to none.”

The acquisition is part of ONE Environmental’s strategic growth plan, aimed at expanding its market presence and meeting the increasing demand from clients seeking help navigating complex regulatory landscapes.

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.

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“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.