Mike Sandefur, Vice President
Mike Sandefur is Regulatory Specialist with over 20 years of experience in his field. He has expertise in the areas of fluvial geomorphology and channel stability assessments, stream restoration and channel design, bioengineered bank stabilization design and application, channel classification and channel stability, watershed planning, restoration, and management, wetland delineation and functional assessment, wetland monitoring and mitigation, environmental permitting, project management, best management practice and cost estimation.
BALL STATE UNIVERSITY, MUNCIE IN
Bachelor of Science
Major: Natural Resources/Environmental Protection
Honors: Outstanding Senior
SOUTHWESTERN TECHNICAL COLLEGE, CULLOWEE, NC
Diploma in Solar Mechanics
HENDERSON COMMUNITY COLLEGE, HENDERSON, KY
Associate of Arts
WETLAND SERVICES, INC.
2002 to present
Title: Vice President & Managing Partner
Duties: Mr. Sandefur had substantial experience in wetlands and regulatory matters in general from experience as Director of Environmental Affairs of Vectren, Inc. Mr. Sandefur has experience working for the private sector for industrial and commercial developers. Mr. Sandefur manages day-to-day operations and focuses on process management of existing services and new service development. The following duties are his responsibility and achievements:
§ Assists in overseeing day to day business operations and oversees the accounting, marketing and human resources departments.
§ Managed multiple delineation crews on complex multi-thousand acre projects.
§ Develop 404 and 401WQC permit applications for some of the most complex mining operating in North America.
§ Co-develop proprietary delineation assessment software enabling expedited and enhanced quality data collection.
§ Development and management of numerous mitigation plans for multi-thousand acre tracts.
§ Experience in farming, landscaping and light/heavy construction equipment.
§ Oversees mitigation construction projects and planting.
§ Supervises and coordinates the work of technical support staff.
§ Primary coordinator for new business units such as Aquatic Biology and Survey departments.
WETLAND TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
2007 to present
Title: Vice President
Duties: Mr. Sandefur has been the Vice President of this joint venture between 5H Technologies, Inc. and Wetland Services, Inc. He provides the same services to this company as he does with Wetland Services, Inc. His duties include:
- Supervising the preparation of reports and papers
- Supervising and coordinating the work of technical support staff
- Utilizing computers for information/data storage and for analysis of data
CYPRESS AGRICULTURAL SERVICES, LLC
2002 to present
Title: Managing Partner
Duties: Providing Cypress Agricultural Services, a land investment company focusing on acquisition of properties suitable for enrollment in government wetland programs and subsequent development into recreational hunting/leasing opportunities, with managing support for all entities.
2000 to 2002
Title: Director of Environmental Affairs
Duties: Responsible for the merger integration and management of the environmental management systems for a multi-billion dollar fortune 500 company. Vectren consisted of three utilities; Southern Indiana Gas and Electric Company, Indiana Gas Company and the gas operations of Dayton Power and Light. Responsibilities included the development, prioritization and implementation of corporate environmental compliance programs associated with a major provider of gas and electric services to two thirds of Indiana and parts of Ohio. Provided environmental oversight and management of non-utility subsidiaries. Oversaw management activities for remediation and restoration of 33 historic manufactured gas plants. Initiated a Vectren subsidiary, Air Quality Services, Inc., to perform stack testing and other air related services for Vectren and other area industries. Additional areas of involvement included: analysis, interpretation and development of corporate response to evolving legislation, regulations, rules and policies.
SOUTHERN INDIANA GAS AND ELECTRIC COMPANY
1992 to 2000
Title: Manager of Environmental Services
Duties: Responsible for development, prioritization and implementation of all corporate environmental compliance programs associated with a major provider of gas and electric services to southwest Indiana. Orchestrated the development of an 1100-acre wetland conservation area. Additional areas of involvement include: environmental audits and analysis, program development (SPCC, OPA, RCRA, SARA, DOT, HAZWOPER, OSHA), permitting (NPDES, CAA, 404, 401WQC), interpretation and development of corporate response to evolving legislation, regulations and policies.
PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS AND TRAINING
- Surface Miner Training, Mine Safety & Health Administration DOL – 2011
- Surface Miner Training, Office of Mine Safety & Licensing, Commonwealth of KY. – 2011
- The Office of Surface Mining, Mid-Continent Region, Natural Stream Design Workshop – Mount Vernon, IL. 2011
- Indiana Surface Mine Reclamation Technology Transfer Seminar – (Workshop Presenters), Jasper, IN. 2010
- Office of Surface Mining, Mid Continent Region Technology Transfer, Acid Mine Drainage Workshop – Evansville, IN. 2010
- Midwest Interim Regional Supplement for Wetland Delineation, Illinois Soil Classifiers Association – Geneva, IL. 2009
- Geomorphic Reclamation & Natural Stream Design on Coal Mines – Bristol, VA. 2009
- N.C. State Stream Morphology Assessment, River Course 101 – Asheville, NC. 2008
- N.C. State Natural Channel Design Principles, River Course 201 – Asheville, NC. 2008
- Stream Morphology Engineering, Pilot View, Inc. – Asheville. NC. 2008
- Wetland Delineation Certification Program, Wetland Training Institute – Frankfort, Ky. 2007
- USACE Workshop on Rehabilitation for Streambank Stability and Riparian Functions – Evansville, IN. 2011
- Indiana State Legislature, Environmental Service Council, Wetlands Committee – June 2002 to October 2002
- Babb International, Inc. – Board of Directors, 2001 to May 2002
- American Gas Association – Environmental Committee, 2001 to May 2002
- Cypress Foundation – Board Member, 2007 to present
- Big Creek Wildlife Foundation – President, 1998 to present
- Indiana Electric Association Environmental Policy Group – Chairman, 1994 &1999
- ORSANCO Power Industry Advisory Committee – 1994 to 1999
- Environmental Quality Service Council, Air Sub Committee – 1999
- Southwestern Regional Air Quality Committee – 1998 to 1999
- Midwest Ozone Group – State Representative, 1997 to 1999
- Clean Cities – Treasurer, 1995-1998
- Evansville Chamber Environmental Committee – Co-Chairman, 1995