An interest in the sciences and a love for the outdoors prompted Seth Manis to study environmental science at Randolph-Macon College, where he also played soccer. He graduated in 2019 with a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies and a Biology minor.
“At first I wanted to do something in physical therapy, but then I realized I wanted to major in environmental studies because of the interdisciplinary approach that involves so many scientific backgrounds,” he said.
The fall after graduation, Seth was an Extractions Lead at Air Water & Soil Laboratories, Inc. Today as an Environmental Consultant with ONE Environmental Group, he works with that lab in the sampling he does for clients.
“The company and a lot of firms around the area use that lab regularly,” he said. “It’s cool to have seen both sides in terms of the analytical portion and now the consulting side.”
After a year at another Richmond consulting firm, Seth joined ONE’s Richmond office in July 2022. He enjoys the company vibe, noting, “I like being part of a team where you’re constantly being appreciated by the team. It’s a close-knit environment and inclusive. Everyone wants to do a good job.”
Seth brings experience in due diligence, erosion sediment control, stormwater management, drone work, and industrial hygiene. He holds the following licenses/certifications: AHERA Asbestos Inspector, FAA Remote Pilot, OSHA 40-Hour HAZWOPER, Provisional ESC Inspector, Provisional Lead Inspector License and Provisional SWM Inspector.
Outside of work, Seth and his girlfriend, Susan, enjoy spending time outdoors with their two rescue dogs, Dixie and Ollie. Seth is an avid freshwater angler who regularly competes in fishing tournaments with his father.