Bradford S. Newman, PG, CHG – President

Mr. Newman is noted for his breadth of knowledge in addressing the assessment and remediation of environmentally impaired resources.  He is a professional geologist specializing in hydrogeological analysis, site evaluations, and the characterization of hazardous material deposition.  He has over thirty years of experience in natural resource evaluation, surface and subsurface assessments, contamination plume identification and mapping, and design of remediation systems.  His expertise is in managing all phases and types of site cleanup from initial characterization through closure.

Professional Registrations

Certified Hydrogeologist 515
Professional Geologist 3562
Registered Well Inspector
General Engineering Contractor 709623

Representative Experience

As President and Chief Executive Officer of TRAK, Mr. Newman directs all operational and administrative functions of a full-service environmental engineering firm.  Technical specialties include subsurface assessment, groundwater resource management, fate and transport analysis, and hazardous materials cleanup.  Previous responsibilities included feasibility analysis and corrective action implementation, with design, installation and operation of remediation systems for petroleum hydrocarbon contaminated soil and groundwater sites.  Directed geological studies, hydrogeological investigations, and pilot testing at contaminated sites throughout California.

Academic Background

Credential in Groundwater Science – Ohio State University
Doctoral Program in Environmental Science and Engineering – UCLA
M.S. Geology – UCLA
B.S. Geology – UCLA
M.B.A. – California State College, Bakersfield

Robert Cashier, M.S. - Director, Environmental Programs

Mr. Cashier has over thirty years of experience in pollution liability litigation, design and implementation of soil and groundwater investigations, and in providing project oversight and management services for corrective action and agency closure. He has used his extensive field experience and education in providing clients with peer review of scientific reports and remedial plans, and expert witness testimony on pollution liability cases. Mr. Cashier provides strategic project oversight, technical data interpretation, and client management for TRAK’s pollution liability investigations.

2012 – Current: Appointed to the Natural Resources Management and Environmental Sciences Advisory Council, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (Cal Poly: SLO)

2011: Committee Member, Community Water Rate Structure, Committee, City of Thousand Oaks, CA.

2010 – Current: Treasurer and Director, Musicians on a Mission California (MOAMCA), non-profit music organization for underprivileged and special needs youth

2011 – Current: Soil Science Society of America Certified Professional Soil Scientist – working to have soil scientists certified/licensed in the state of California

Professional Registrations

California Registered Environmental Assessor II, DTSC No. 20084
Certified Professional Soil Scientist, C.P.S.Sc. No. 21685
Certified Asbestos Consultant, Cal-OSHA No. 93-1158
Certified Lead Abatement Supervisor, DHS No. 12589

Representative Experience

As Director of Environmental Programs at TRAK, Mr. Cashier draws upon his experience in working with private and public sector clients on pollution liability investigations, hazardous waste management issues, and regulatory compliance. Mr. Cashier has directed chemical fate/transport assessment and contaminant contribution studies, and remedial investigation and remedial action projects. Mr. Cashier is noted for his expertise in peer review and technical evaluation of consultant reports and agency correspondence, expert witness testimony, soil and groundwater litigation support, and settlement negotiations. Mr. Cashier was a founding partner and Senior Vice President of PHR Environmental Consultants, Inc., a Santa Barbara based environmental consulting firm specializing in the development of technical strategies, pollution liability research, PRP investigations, contaminant contribution studies, cost allocation studies, expert witness, and agency negotiation.

Academic Background

M.S. Environmental Management – West Coast University, 1996
B.S. Soil Science, Concentration: Hydrocarbon Biodegradation – California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, 1979

Paul C. Salmonsen - Manager, Remediation and Field Services

Mr. Salmonsen has over twenty years of experience as a project manager and environmental engineer.  He is experienced and skilled in site assessment and field operations, remediation system design, installation and operation.  His areas of specialized technical competence include systems analysis and design, planning and implementation of site-specific cleanup projects, reporting and regulatory compliance.

Representative Experience

  • Conducted site investigations to achieve agency file closure.
  • Planned and performed subsurface site investigations for sites including workplan preparation, permit acquisition, soil borings, soil sampling and well installation.
  • Designed, installed, developed, tested, and sampled groundwater monitoring wells – evaluated soil and groundwater contamination.
  • Designed upgrades to existing groundwater systems.
  • Responsible for electrical and mechanical design of soil vapor extraction systems.
  • Performed operation and maintenance of remediation systems including thermal oxidation systems and activated carbon adsorption systems.
  • Performed to completion relative elevation survey of groundwater table.
  • Operated 20 ton Cone Penetrometer Testing Rig used to interpret soil conditions, conducted soil, soil vapor and water sampling utilizing CPT tools.
  • Performed calculations on slope stability, moisture density relationships and soil strengths.
  • Acquired groundwater monitoring well, construction, and encroachment permits.

Other Professional Experience

SECOR International, Inc. – Associate Engineer
Holguin, Fahan & Associates – Environmental Engineer
Bradley Engineering – Assistant Engineer/Technician

Academic Background

B.S. Environmental Resources Engineering – Humboldt State University, Arcata
With and emphasis on Geotechnical Engineering
Hazardous Materials Management Program – University of California, Santa Barbara


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