Claude joined RMC in June 2001 as a Senior Project Manager in the RMC Environmental Division. Claude’s responsibilities include preparation of bids and cost proposals, supervising and training personnel, preparing and presenting information to customers and the public, preparation and management of project schedules, budgets, personnel, and products.
Claude managed a wide variety of environmental work performed under the environmental restoration program and a Performance Based Contract (PBC) at Mountain Home AFB, Idaho for the Omaha Corps of Engineers and Air Force Civil Engineering Center from 1996 to 2010. He managed the Long-Term Monitoring Program for work at the Atlas 4 Missile Site for the Corps of Engineers and managed many environmental restoration and compliance projects at RMC.
Since 2007, Claude has been managing the Natural Resource Restoration Division at RMC. The Restoration Division focus is on completing abandoned mine land reclamation, abandoned mine safety closures, water resource infrastructure projects, stormwater infrastructure restoration, and stream restoration. The Restoration Division has seen growth in excess of 1,200 percent and completed over 130 projects since 2007 due to exceptional personnel and customer satisfaction. Claude offers expertise in bids and proposals, construction management, permitting, stormwater management, revegetation, stream habitat enhancement, erosion control BMP’s, flood restoration and mine land restoration.
Claude holds a B.S. in Geology from Stephen F. Austin State University and is a Professional Geologist and Project Management Professional. Claude received the USDA Forest Service Honor Award in 2016 for work completed on the Akron Mine Reclamation project in the Gunnison National Forest.