Teamwork is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results. - Unknown
Christine S Dilley, CEO & Co-Owner
Chris' experience at an international research institute and in community leadership roles have been valuable experiences for her management of our Business Operations. She earned her B.S. in English Communications from The Ohio State University. As co-owner and major shareholder, she cultivates marketing strategies, manages associates, as well as leads human resources, finance, and IT efforts. Chris focuses on compliance management related to federal, state, and municipal contracts. Certifications include EDGE, WBE, WOSB, and she has successfully completed ODOT’s NEPA Training.
Mark A. Dilley, Chief Science Officer & Co-owner
Mark is Chief Science Officer and co-owner of MAD Scientist Associates with his wife, Chris. He is a Professional Wetland Scientist (Society of Wetland Scientists) and Certified Senior Ecologist (Ecological Society of America) with over 25 years of experience in wetland science, field biology, ecology, and environmental studies. Mark is certified through Ohio EPA's QDC program for Level 3 fish studies and habitat assessments for biological monitoring of wadeable streams and rivers. He has worked on projects in 25 states, but focuses his efforts on his home state of Ohio. (Make the sustainable choice: Hire locally-grown consultants!). Mark received his B.S. in Natural Resources in Fisheries Management and his M.S. in Environmental Science from The Ohio State University, with an emphasis on wetlands. His thesis research (Atrazine Fate and Transport in a Created Flow-through Emergent Marsh: An Examination of Key Processes) was completed at the internationally-acclaimed Olentangy River Wetland Research Park at OSU. Mark has continued his connection with OSU as a lecturer for the Wetland Ecology and Restoration course since 2012.
Jennifer Adkins, Environmental Scientist (Specializations: Botany and Environmental Education)
Jenny received her B.S. in Biology and Masters in Education from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. Through her years of schooling and work experience, Jenny has become skilled in plant identification and management practices for invasive species control. She is proficient in completing detailed botanical surveys such as Ohio's FQAI and VIBI. She is a certified delineator, with ORAM training, as well as a surveyor for running buffalo clover. She utilizes her master's in education by working with municipalities and area school districts, developing outdoor programming and environmentally focused curriculum. She also works directly with teachers and other local educators to enhance their approach in utilizing the outdoors and wetlands in their classrooms.
Daniel DeBruler, Environmental Scientist (Specializations: Soils and Environmental Quality
Daniel earned a B.S. in Soil Science from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo and an M.S. in Forestry from Virginia Tech. His background is focused on soils and the processes which shape their structure, function, and biogeochemistry. Daniel was a soil judge for three consecutive years, ranking 7th individual in the National Collegiate Soils Contest in Bend, Oregon. His research (Soil Carbon and Nutrient Pools: Responses to Competing Vegetation Control and Harvest Residual Retention after Ten Years in Two Douglas-Fir Stands of the Pacific Northwest) and previous work in soils has led him to lay his hands on soils from coast to coast whether it's the dry vineyard soils of California, glacial outwash of the Olympic peninsula in Washington, the red sands of Texas, or the forested soils of Virginia's Blue Ridge. One of Daniel's favorite endeavors is working with land-owners to develop soil inventories and strategies to maintain productive, functional, and diverse soils.
Aaron Laver, Environmental Scientist (Specializations: GIS, Water Resources and Aquatic Ecology)
Aaron first joined MAD Scientist Associates as an intern, and has since become a fully engaged team member. He received his B.S. in Environmental Science from The Ohio State University where he specialized in Water Science, with an emphasis on waters in the Midwest Region. Aaron has a strong background in aquatic ecology and the application of Geographic Information Systems. He has worked with MAD Scientist Associates to complete environmental projects throughout Ohio and in West Virginia. As a Sergeant in the US Air Force, Aaron has worked in seven countries to reduce the environmental impact of military operations while ensuring the safety of personnel placed under his command. He is also a certified diver and underwater photographer.
Mary Skapof, Environmental Scientist (Specializations: Permitting & Environmental Education)
Mary received her B.S. in Environment and Natural Resources with a specialization in Environmental Education from The Ohio State University. She was a former Naturalist with Columbus Metro Parks and has extensive experience with surface water permitting including NPDES permitting as well as Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWP3) and Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) plan compilation. She is also a Level 2 Qualified Data Collector specializing in Benthic Macroinvertebrate Assessment and is ORAM trained. She utilizes her diverse background to not only assist clients with interpreting the complexities of environmental regulations, but to also assist area schools and educational programs with incorporating environmental education into their lesson planning.