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Philosophy & Values

Environmental Engineering Consultant

Our philosophy is straightforward:

Focus On Our Clients.

Walden’s main priority is to assist our clients on achieving their goals, whether it is fixing a problem or preventing a future one. With the client as our main priority, we carefully select our staff based on their professional competence and their ability to go above and beyond for our clients.

We want you to always remember,

We work with you,
for you, always.

Our environmental consulting and engineering services are based on the following core values:

  • Immediate response
    to clients’ needs
  • Project strategy developed at  project outset to define goals and manage costs
  • Overall collaborative
    process
  • Innovative engineering to maximize the use of clients’ existing facilities, personnel and  resources
  • High quality professional work performed in a cost-effective manner
  • Eliminaion of unnecessary fieldwork and data gathering

Leadership team

Joseph M. Heaney III

Joseph M. Heaney III

P.E., Principal
Robert A. LoPinto

Robert A. LoPinto

P.E., PROJECT MANAGER
Kristin E. Scroope

Kristin E. Scroope

Project Manager

Peter Brighton

P.E., PROJECT MANAGER
Nora Brew

Nora Brew

PE, Project Manager
Michael J. McEachern

Michael J. McEachern

Associate, CPG

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Lawrence LePere

P.E., Senior Project Manager and Hudson Valley Office Manager
Joseph M. Heaney III

Joseph M. Heaney III

P.E., Principal

As Principal, Joe provides supervision and direction for all technical operations of Walden Associates to ensure that we meet our clients goals.

Under Joe’s leadership, Walden has grown into the successful company it is today. Joe founded Walden in 1995 on the principles of integrity, professionalism, cost effective services, trust, social responsibility, and profitability. He has skillfully used his 30 years’ experience in the industry to continuously fulfill clients’ needs by upholding these principles while simultaneously increasing Walden’s revenue year after year.

As the leading force behind Walden, Joe continually increased its service offerings to meet the burgeoning needs of our clients. Joe has overseen major projects in numerous market sectors and was directly responsible for the strategic direction and implementation of many. Joe is an expert at managing the environmental compliance needs of municipalities, industrial clients and law firms. He is also a consultant for major construction contractors on health and safety planning and environmental compliance. Joe has designed soil and groundwater remediation systems and water and wastewater treatment systems. He has extensive background in the design of corrective action projects with failed storage tanks—both under and above ground—and has taught seminars on state and federal UST (Underground Storage Tank) regulations. With his experience and vast regulatory knowledge on environmental compliance issues and their affect on business operations, Joe provides Walden’s clients with quick, decisive and tangible recommendations for addressing complex problems.

Joe has a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Lafayette College and a M.S. in Environmental Engineering from Manhattan College. He is a Professional Engineer licensed in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania.

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Robert A. LoPinto

Robert A. LoPinto

P.E., PROJECT MANAGER

Bob brings his extensive experience in Air Quality and Air Emissions Permitting, Lab Consulting and Solid Waste Permitting to our clients.

With over 35 years of experience, Bob has broad, in-depth knowledge of environmental and civil engineering. He is a graduate of the US Army Command and General Staff College and served in the Army Corps of Engineers for 21 years. He served his country as a Division Engineer Supply Officer in Vietnam and is a professor of Military Science at Hofstra University. His expertise includes system design and compliance for wastewater; hazardous waste; air pollution and solid waste; field Inspection and on-site audits of industrial facilities; laboratory management; field noise measurements and noise mitigation system design; and engineering/technical report preparation. Bob has served on numerous waste and recycling advisory boards and commissions.

Bob has a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn and an M.E. in Environmental Engineering from Manhattan College, in addition to being a graduate of the US Army Command and General Staff College.

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Kristin E. Scroope

Kristin E. Scroope

Project Manager

Kristin draws on her comprehensive understanding and extensive knowledge of environmental regulations to develop the most innovative solutions for solving our clients’ problems.

Kristin is an environmental engineer, project manager and head of Walden’s Suffolk County office. She has more than 14 years of experience, including remediation/remedial design, subsurface investigations, environmental site assessments (ESAs), under and aboveground storage tanks, petroleum spills and underground injection control (UIC) closure assessments. Kristin’s additional areas of technical specialties include NY State Superfund, regulatory compliance, petroleum/chemical storage compliance, remedial system construction oversight and preparation of engineering bid documents.

Kristin has a Bachelor of Engineering and an Advanced Graduate Certificate in Waste Management from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. She has also earned a Master’s of Professional Studies in Waste Management from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.

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Peter Brighton

P.E., PROJECT MANAGER

Peter incorporates his experience, expertise and versatility in the municipal sector to provide clients with the most innovative and cost-effective strategies for success.

With over 10 years’ experience, Peter has extensive knowledge of Civil and Environmental Engineering. He is an accomplished project manager with wide ranging expertise and responsibilities including the safety, scheduling, and supervision of work completed by his team. Peter’s expertise includes the design, installation and maintenance of underground storage systems, chemical storage systems, soil and groundwater remediation systems, RCRA compliance work, chemical storage compliance, UST spills, environmental assessments, construction documents, bonding requirements and corrective action projects. He routinely works with the necessary regulatory authorities on project details to achieve positive results.

Peter has a Bachelor of Engineering in Environmental Engineering from the University of Wollongong, Australia. He is also a certified New York State Asbestos Inspector and is a Professional Engineer licensed in New York State.

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Nora Brew

Nora Brew

PE, Project Manager

Nora combines her knowledge of local, state and federal regulations with her array of engineering expertise to provide outstanding solutions to clients.

Nora has 17 years of experience in engineering, including 9 years as a Project Manager at Walden. Nora is an expert in environmental regulatory compliance, environmental audits, SEQRA, remedial alternative development and evaluation, site investigation plans, CERCLA RI/FS projects, RCRA closure plans, risk management and prevention programs, hazardous waste handling and reporting, best management plans, and permitting. Nora’s groundbreaking work has provided Walden’s clients with solutions to their needs as well as monetary funds from various grant providing organizations.

Nora has a B.S. in Agricultural Engineering from Cornell University, and a M.S. in Environmental Engineering from Manhattan College.

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Michael J. McEachern

Michael J. McEachern

Associate, CPG

Mike brings his considerable experience as a geologist and environmental expert to every client and project, ensuring success.

Mike is a Certified Professional Geologist (CPG) with over 40 years of experience in government, consulting, contracting and education. He is Walden’s senior geologist and serves as both doer and mentor to Walden’s staff regarding complex hydrogeologic issues. Mike has had a diverse career as a hydrogeologist, applied geophysicist and environmental expert, serving private, institutional and government clients. He has expanded his professional horizons by continuing education in new field investigative and analytical techniques, including vapor intrusion and groundwater modeling. His projects have taken him throughout the United States, the Caribbean and Canada. A brief cross-section of his project experience includes regional groundwater studies, water supply development and protection, contamination assessments and remediation. He has been an expert witness and provided environmental litigation support.

Mike is a past president of the American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG) Northeast Section, representing geologists in New York, New Jersey and New England. He is currently involved in developing new water intake applications for the power industry to increase energy efficiency and reduce environmental impact using a patented horizontal intake well system.

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Walden Associates offers our employees a friendly, supportive, and learning work environment.

At Walden each staff member has been selected for their professional experience and their desire to expand on their knowledge base.  All of our staff shares a common value: responsiveness to our clients and mutual support for each other as consultants. If you have integrity and commitment, a strong work ethic and a desire to contribute to the growth and success of our firm, we may have an opening that is right for you.

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Lawrence LePere

P.E., Senior Project Manager and Hudson Valley Office Manager

Lawrence LePere has over 35 years of experience in Civil and Environmental Engineering, with 20 years of design and construction experience in various firms within the Hudson Valley. 

Mr. LePere also has 15 years of experience in corporate real estate development, as a development manager with a large, national retailer (Lowe’s) and global real estate development manager with a large oil services company (Halliburton). Mr. LePere’s site development experience spans the entire gamut of activities, from initial concept to commissioning of the final facilities and occupancy.

For more information on Mr. LePere, please read Walden’s blog: Walden Welcomes Lawrence LePere P.E. 

Community Focus

Giving back is a major priority at Walden. We are passionate about improving the environment and enhancing the well-being of the communities in which we live and work; we always strive to improve them with our time and contributions. To do this, Walden dedicates time every year to community service when the entire staff comes together for a day of service. Walden’s staff is encouraged to get involved with local communities, and to share their expertise whenever possible.

1 Aug Walden Welcomes Sydney Schandel
Posted by Joe Heaney

Walden Environmental Engineering PLLC would like to welcome its newest addition, Sydney Schandel. Sydney is…

18 Jul Joseph M. Heaney, P.E. Hosted Fundraiser for Town of Hempstead Supervisor Anthony J. Santino
Posted by Joe Heaney

Mr. Heaney, Principal of Walden Environmental Engineering held a fundraiser for Town of Hempstead Supervisor, Anthony…

Our Offices

Long Island

16 Spring Street
Oyster Bay, NY 11771

P: 516.624.7200  |  F: 516.624.3219

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Capital District

12 Sandstone Drive
Burnt Hills, NY 12027

P: 518.698.3012

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Hudson Valley

3 Moss Drive
Brewster, NY 10509

P: 845.745.0888

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