About Us

About Us

Our staff are all highly trained professionals ready to help and advise.

 vcard-sm Sam Klickovich

Email: sklickovich@ecgroupllc.com

Mr. Klickovich is one of the founders of The EC Group and provides daily operational, financial and management input to The EC Group. Mr. Klickovich is responsible for the management, oversight, and quality assurance/quality control for environmental assessment projects for the companies.

Mr. Klickovich has a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science from Stockton College and a Masters of Environmental Science degree from Drexel University. Mr. Klickovich has over 26 years experience and has been responsible for the management of environmental assessments, remedial investigations, and remedial action projects with budgets up to $3 million. Mr. Klickovich performs Preliminary Assessments (PA), Site Investigations (SI), Remedial Investigations (RI) and Remedial Action Work plan (RAW) and is the key outside consultant for multiple Fortune 500 companies. He also performs Industrial Site Recovery Act (ISRA) project management Environmental Assessments for major financial institutions.

Mr. Klickovich is a Licensed Site Remediation Professional (LSRP) in accordance with N.J.S.A. 58:10C-1 et seq. under the Site Remediation Reform Act (SRRA) enacted in November of 2009. Mr. Klickovich was a Senior Project Manager for a Regional Consulting Firm prior to formation of The EC Group.

vcard-sm Ed Keebler

Email: ekeebler@ecgroupllc.com

Mr. Keebler is one of the founders of The EC Group and is responsible for the management of the firm, including financial, sales and marketing, and operations.

Mr. Keebler has a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies from Chadwick University, Advanced Associates of Science in Accounting from Camden County College, and Continuing Education credentials in "Applied Hydrogeology in Environmental Management" and "Remedial Technologies for Contaminated Soil and Fractured Rock" from the Center for Professional Advancement.

Mr. Keebler has 26 years experience in the environmental business and has managed environmental projects with budgets in excess of $5 million. He was formerly the Vice President/General Manager of a Regional Consulting Firm prior to formation of The EC Group. Mr. Keebler has provided consulting services and developed compliance programs for major corporate clients.

vcard-sm Ross Denton

Email: rdenton@ecgroupllc.com

Mr. Denton is responsible for the management oversight and quality assurance/quality control of all projects and all operations for the California office of The EC Group.

Mr. Denton has a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology from Stanford University. Mr. Denton is a California Professional Geologist and Certified Hydrogeologist and has over 25 years experience with major corporations with responsibility for compliance, site assessment and remediation and program management.

Prior to joining The EC Group, Mr. Denton was a Senior Hydrogeologist for a National Consulting Company. Mr. Denton also maintained a private practice for 5 years. His experience in the environmental and geological field includes 20 years with Unocal Corporation.

vcard-sm Phil Gordon

Email:  pgordon@ecgroupllc.com

Mr. Gordon is responsible for the management oversight and quality assurance/quality control of all projects and all operations for the Kentucky office of The EC Group.

Mr. Gordon has a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Kentucky. Mr. Gordon is a certified visual emissions observer, an Air and Waste Management Association Member, and a National Honor Society of Agriculture Member.

Mr. Gordon has over 25 years of experience in the environmental field with both regulatory agencies and private consulting firms. He worked in the Kentucky Department for Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement and drafted regulations pertaining to surface mining in Kentucky. He served with the Kentucky Division of Disaster and Emergency Services and as a Senior Environmental Engineering Technologist with the Kentucky Division for Air Quality. Mr. Gordon drafted state regulations related to air quality issues and assisted in the development of State Implementation Plan (SIP) strategies. Mr. Gordon has directed the operations of a multi-location environmental consulting firm providing environmental site assessments, soil and water sampling, environmental permitting, and assistance with regulatory compliance issues, and has served as the practice manager for air quality in the branch offices of two additional consulting firms. Before entering the environmental field, Mr. Gordon spent ten years as an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps.

Joseph Nicosia

Mr. Nicosia has been a key project manager to The EC Group since 2006. Mr. Nicosia is responsible for management and oversight on a vast majority of diverse projects.

Mr. Nicosia received his Bachelor Degree in Environmental Science from Stockton College and has continuing education in Environmental Assessments and Environmental Regulations from Drexel University. Mr. Nicosia's education and experience are dedicated to his career as an environmental scientist and project manager. His past study and experience encompasses environmental issues, ecological principals, spatial statistics and watershed hydrology. The concentration of Mr. Nicosia's education has been in the technological aspects of the environmental field which includes GIS mapping and GPS applications, Statistical Analysis Software (SAS), S-Plus and other analytical software.

Mr. Nicosia is a Licensed Site Remediation Professional (LSRP) in accordance with N.J.S.A. 58:10C-1 et seq. under the Site Remediation Reform Act (SRRA) enacted in November of 2009.

Kimberly Bryan

Mrs. Bryan is a Project Manager at The EC Group's Kentucky office. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology with a minor in Environmental Science/Conservation and Environmental Biology/Pre-Forestry from Franklin College in Franklin, Indiana.

She previously worked for the State of Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection's Division of Waste Management, Underground Storage Tank Branch, reviewing closure and site investigation reports for underground storage tank (UST) sites. She prepared referral packages for UST sites being transferred for further site investigation and/or corrective action phases within the UST Branch, as well as prepared No Further Action documentation for UST sites which met the State of Kentucky’s UST regulatory compliance.

With The EC Group, Mrs. Bryan performs tasks associated with air permit applications and reports, surface mining permit applications, Tier II reporting, Toxic Chemical Release Inventories, Integrated Environmental Plans, Phase I Environmental Site Assessments of commercial and agricultural properties, Water Withdrawal Permit applications and reports, State of Kentucky Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (KPDES) Permit applications, Discharge Monitoring Reports, Emissions Inventory Surveys, and Method 9 visual emissions observations and compliance tests.