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