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Located near the banks of the Stillwater River in Orono, Maine, SEE focuses on meeting our client’s needs in all aspects of environmental engineering. Our professional expertise has been developed over the past 30 years, and we offer a full range of environmental compliance assistance to municipal, industrial, and commercial entities. We pride ourselves in providing exceptional service and the attention to detail that our clients deserve and expect. Let us put our experience to work for you and SEE the difference!

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Phil Ruck Stillwater Environmental Engineering About
Philip Ruck, P.E.
President, Senior Project Manager

Phil earned B.S. and M.S. degrees in Civil Engineering at the University of Maine and is a licensed professional engineer in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, and New York. His professional career has spanned over 32 years, during which time Phil has developed a wealth of environmental science and engineering experience. In particular, Phil has extensive involvement in projects related to Clean Water Act requirements, most notably the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) and Maine Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (MEPDES) permit programs. Phil has a comprehensive knowledge of State and Federal stormwater regulations and has been an active participant in the stakeholder process in working with MDEP to develop several regulatory permits (MS4, Chapter 500, etc.). Over his career, both during previous and current employment, he has developed Stormwater Management Plans for 11 of the 11 regulated MS4 municipal and State-owned facilities in the Bangor area, in addition to multiple municipalities in other parts of the state. He has also developed many Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans for industrial facilities across the northeastern U.S. Phil is recognized across the State as a leader in the field of stormwater management by his peers and is frequently consulted to review, evaluate, and/or design stormwater BMPs for both municipal and industrial facilities.

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Jeff Spaulding
Project Manager

Jeff is a University of Maine graduate with more than 10 years of experience in environmental engineering-related projects. He has been employed at SEE since 2014 and assists the Senior Project Manager with nearly all aspects of project implementation. Jeff oversees all of our illicit discharge investigation efforts, including field investigations, sampling, data collection, and reporting. He also has significant experience with stormwater BMP inspection and design, helping clients to meet Clean Water Act requirements and State MS4 and land use regulations. Over the last ten years, he has prepared multiple stormwater management system designs (under the direct supervision of a licensed professional engineer) and has conducted hundreds of post-construction inspections of stormwater BMPs throughout the State, giving him unique, field-relevant knowledge of developed areas and potential contributors to non-point source pollution. Jeff also has extensive experience with construction oversight/project management, with the ability to oversee a project from the design/permitting phase through construction and post-construction.

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Cara Belanger
Project Manager

Cara is a University of Vermont graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science. Cara is one of SEE’s Project Managers and provides oversight on nearly all aspects of project implementation. Cara’s main area of expertise is related to municipal stormwater (MS4) compliance, and over her 7 years with SEE, she has become one of the regional experts in helping municipalities to develop and implement their municipal stormwater programs. She oversees annual MS4 infrastructure inspections and compliance reporting for SEE clients and plays a significant role in regional and statewide MS4 education and outreach. Cara also performs routine and targeted water quality monitoring for various SEE projects, collecting field data and coordinating laboratory services appropriate to the type of investigation and the clients’ needs.

Tiffany Wilson Stillwater Environmental Engineering About
Tiffany Wilson
Project Scientist

Tiffany earned a master’s degree in Ecology and Environmental Science from the University of Maine, with a research focus on surface water geochemistry. She has been an SEE Project Scientist for three years, providing technical assistance and water quality expertise for SEE projects. Tiffany specializes in industrial stormwater (Multi-Sector General Permit) compliance, helping industrial clients develop pollution prevention plans and meet stormwater monitoring requirements. Tiffany also conducts Phase I Environmental Site Assessments and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) reviews for federally-funded development/redevelopment projects in Maine, attesting to her experience with gathering data, documenting information, and technical writing in the context of environmental rules.  Tiffany also supports education and outreach for SEE to help improve public knowledge of water resources and to engage young people in science, engineering, and environmental stewardship.

Morgan Jones SEE Staff Photo Assistant Environmental Engineer
Morgan Jones
Assistant Environmental Engineer

Morgan Jones is a graduate of Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, with a BA in Engineering and a concentration in climate change. As an Assistant Environmental Engineer, Morgan provides engineering support with all of SEE’s environmental engineering related projects. This includes drafting (Civil 3D), technical writing, and construction and post-construction inspection tasks. In addition to her engineering experience, Morgan also assists with water quality monitoring and SEE’s stream restoration-related projects.

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Karoline Bass
Assistant Environmental Engineer

Karoline Bass graduated from St. Lawrence University with a degree in Environmental Studies and a minor in sociology. Her interest and experience with Stormwater Engineering stems from her internships with the City of Old Town and the Maine Department of Environmental Protection. Karoline is employed with SEE as an Assistant Project Scientist and provides support for Watershed restoration and general environmental compliance projects. This includes technical writing, stakeholder engagement, water quality monitoring, as well as water quality data quality assurance and control.

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Brennan Dunton

Brennan Dunton is entering his junior year as a Civil Engineering major at The University of Maine. At SEE, he inspects storm water basins, ditches, and outflows to check the infrastructure is still intact and to inspect for any illicit discharges or other kinds of pollutants present. In his free time, he enjoys playing intramural soccer with friends. Brennan also enjoys many outdoor activities such as camping, fishing, water skiing, tubing, hiking, snowboarding, etc.

Lukas Norment Stillwater Environmental Engineering Summer Intern
Lukas Norment

Lukas Norment is entering his senior year at the University of Maine as a Civil Engineering major. As a SEE intern, his duties include inspecting stormwater basins as well as sampling and testing water from outfalls alongside Matt. Lukas is a self-proclaimed “cinephile” and spends a lot of his free time watching, and dissecting, arthouse movies. In his spare time, Lukas also enjoys landscape photography and writing.

Matthew Hartt SEE Intern
Matthew Hartt

Matthew Hartt is embarking on his final year as a Biology major at Husson University. At Stillwater Environmental Engineering (SEE), he conducts thorough assessments of stormwater basins, ditches, and outflows to ensure the integrity of the infrastructure and to identify any unauthorized discharges or potential contaminants. In his leisure time, Matthew actively participates in pick-up basketball. Furthermore, he exhibits a profound affinity for engaging in various outdoor pursuits, including fishing, hiking, swimming, and more.