Meet a Thrasher Engineer: Ashley Reed

What made you want to become an engineer?

I am a NERD! Better yet, an ENGINERD! I really enjoyed math and science growing up and my high school highly promoted women in engineering.

How long have you been working with Thrasher?

Three years

What has been your favorite project you have worked on at Thrasher?

Ripley Sanitary System Improvements Phase II. It is really getting started but I love the complexity and challenge of it.

What has been your biggest challenge as an engineer thus far?

My biggest challenge is learning the most effective way to communicate, especially when several people/parties are involved.

Your most loyal tool: pencil, calculator, or graph paper? Pick one and why.

Pencil. I am a visual learner and being able to write/draw an idea or concept makes a big difference.


Thrasher to host Emerging Opportunities Conference in Ohio River Valley

The Thrasher Group is partnering with Shale Directories, LLC to launch the inaugural Emerging Opportunities Ohio River Conference bringing together industry experts in upstream, midstream and downstream to provide a comprehensive, forward look at the development coming to the Ohio River Valley.

The Emerging Opportunities Ohio River Valley Conference will be February 22, 2018 at the Oglebay Resort in Wheeling, WV.

Industry experts will provide an early look to the ever-expanding list of development opportunities in 2018 and beyond.  Companies will get a jump start in positioning their companies for the growth for this transformative opportunity. An impressive list speakers from American Petroleum Institute, American Chemistry Council, Ohio River Corridor, LLC and more. Public representatives from West Virginia, Ohio, and Pennsylvania will also be at the event to share their insights on the area’s economic development.  The combination of public and private presentations will certainly provide the registrants with the broadest scope of what is coming.

The Emerging Opportunities Ohio River Valley Conference’s web site will provides the information needed to learn more about the once in generation of opportunities


Thrasher’s Expanding Environmental Team

The Thrasher Group recognizes the importance environmental compliance plays in successfully moving projects forward and improving communities. As a full service firm, we have offered environmental services to assist our clients for a number of years and have steadily expanded our team in response to market needs. This fall Thrasher welcomed three environmental professionals that bring a combined 61 years of experience.

Stephanie Warino, PG, LRS, has 13 years of experience in environmental site assessment, remediation and project management. She has led a wide-range of projects working for clients such as the United States Navy, US Coast Guard, and NASA, to name a few. Stephanie adds another Professional Geologist and Licensed Remediation Specialist to the Thrasher Environmental Division. Stephanie earned both her master’s and bachelor’s degrees in Geology from Akron University.

David Durofchalk is a Professional Wetlands Scientist (PWS) with 28 years of experience focused on evaluating and permitting natural resource impacts for transportation, energy infrastructure, and private development.  He has worked with esteemed clients evaluating stream and wetland impacts on a variety of large and small projects and has permitted natural resource and cultural resource impacts. His experience has taken him across Pennsylvania and much of the Mid-Atlantic and southeast United States.

Chad Appleman joins Thrasher as a senior project manager in the Canton Office. He brings with him over 20 years of practical experience. Chad’s areas of expertise include wetland sciences, regulatory permitting, threatened and endangered species, NEPA, and site selection and constraints analysis. He is a member of the Society of Wetland Scientists. His strengths lie in environmental issues within the transportation and energy sectors.

For information about Thrasher’s environmental service responsibilities, contact Division Manager Jaime Zsiros.