Welcome New Staff Member!

Drew Pearce has over 15 years of experience in the fields of environmental science, health, and regulatory compliance. As a Field Technician / Staff Scientist at ATC Group Services LLC (CMT Group and Environmental Group), Mr. Pearce conducted field inspections, construction materials testing/sampling, geotechnical investigations, and stormwater inspections at construction sites. As an Environmental Scientist at EnviroScience, Inc. (Compliance Services), Mr. Pearce provided technical assistance and compliance consulting for projects involving (1) environmental assessment/investigation, (2) environmental inspection (e.g., stormwater management facilities), (3) Clean Water Act (NPDES) permit compliance, (4) plan development and review/updating (e.g., SPCC plans and SWPPPs), and (5) environmental health and safety auditing/training for facilities and programs according to federal and state environmental laws and regulations.

Mr. Pearce is a well-rounded environmental scientist with experience in both the government and private sectors. He began his career as an environmental consultant, working as a Project Manager on USEPA CERCLA/Superfund hazardous waste assessment, cleanup, and emergency response sites in Regions III and V. Mr. Pearce also previously worked as an environmental health sanitarian for the Cuyahoga County Board of Health, and he feels that his career has come “full circle” as he now returns to public service in Cuyahoga County.

Mr. Pearce has a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology / Environmental Studies from John Carroll University (Cleveland, Ohio) and a Master of Science degree in Environmental Studies from Ohio University (Athens, Ohio) with a thesis in sewage sludge composting and its effects on heavy metals. Mr. Pearce has also completed graduate-level coursework in GIS at Kent State University (Kent, Ohio). On a personal note, Mr. Pearce enjoys hiking, local restaurants (as a self-proclaimed “foodie”), concerts, and nature/sports documentary films.

"During my first month with Cuyahoga SWCD, I have been conducting field reviews on active construction sites, inspecting best management practices (BMP) for stormwater control measures that minimize off-site pollution. This field work truly demonstrates the concepts presented in the ODNR/OEPA Rainwater and Land Development manual, which defines Ohio's standards and specifications for stormwater management practices implemented during land development. I'm looking forward to putting my well-rounded training and experience to work for Cuyahoga SWCD and the communities it serves."

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