Meet Jenny Tang, Environmental Consultant

Jenny Tang specializes in due diligence for property acquisitions at ONE Environmental Group, a role that enables her to travel frequently.

“Our clients purchase nationally, and that requires me to hop on flights regularly,” she says. “This job has definitely brought me to different cities that I never thought I’d have a chance to see.” Denver and San Diego have become favorites.

When not traveling, Jenny immerses herself in the research component of the job, which calls for her to examine any potential environmental liability that could fall to the client. She worked remotely long before it became the new norm.

“I really enjoy the flexibility of the job,” she says. “The people in the company are a tight-knit group. We’re pretty particular when we hire because one person can cause a ripple effect across the whole group, and we really lean on each other to collaborate on all of our projects.”

Jenny followed the pre-veterinary tract at North Carolina State University prior to shifting directions her  junior year. “I decided I wanted to help the environment they live in instead,” she says. She graduated with a bachelor’s in environmental technology and management.

The Rockville, Maryland, native is fluent in Laos and Thai. During her off hours, Jenny romps outdoors with her beagle/corgi mix, Bailey, and her pit bull terrier, Brodie. She doesn’t miss an opportunity to ski, fish or camp.

Meet Jeff Duncan, PG, Principal

Jeff Duncan heads the Tidewater offices located in Norfolk and Poquoson for ONE Environmental Group, where he focuses on business development, industrial compliance, industrial hygiene, due diligence and site characterization and remediation. The scope of projects appeals to the professional geologist, who started at ONE in 2012.

“I wear many different hats,” Jeff says. “We’re all really supportive of each other and we work really well as a team. I like that we’re client-focused and solution-driven.”

The company’s Norfolk office is located near Jeff’s alma mater, Old Dominion University, where he earned a bachelor’s in geology before completing his master’s in environmental science at Oklahoma State University. He managed a consulting firm in Atlanta prior to returning to the Hampton Roads area to work for ONE. Jeff became a principal in 2016.

The Poquoson resident and his wife, Amy, are parents to three athletic children, Scott, Madelyn and Abigail. When not following their pursuits, Jeff enjoys cooking with his pellet smoker, fishing, boating and improving his golf game.

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.