Our professionals are called upon to provide expertise and problem solving in many complex and potentially expensive problems (either from a capital expense or from a present-worth cost) that we find ourselves increasingly facing.

We operate as professional extensions of our clients’ staff, working closely with their technical staff, as well as, the required regulatory agencies, to find a solution, determine the resource potential, and design systems that will meet the regulatory requirements. We achieve this at an economical cost and with the future expenses known.

Our job is to provide the client with a solution that can be permitted by the regulatory authority and to minimize the footprint of their activities in a sustainable manner that considers the social, economic, and environmental implications of the solution.

John Michael Corn President

PRESIDENT & TECHNICAL DIRECTOR –  Environmental Studies for Water, Air, and Soil.  Including; Air Emissions and Water Quality Modeling, Diffuser Designs, Remediation System Design and Implementation, as well as Litigation Support.


  • M.E. Environmental Engineering, Vanderbilt University
  • B.S. Chemical Engineering, University of Tennessee
Christopher Bolin


TECHNICAL DIRECTOR Sustainability, Hydrogeologic, Solid and Hazardous Waste Management.


  • M.S.E. Environmental Science and Engineering, Colorado School of Mines
  • B.S. Environmental Geology, Southern Methodist University

Operations Manager – Brentwood, TN Office

Technical Director Contaminated Site Assessment and Remediation, Soil/Groundwater Investigations, Aquifer Testing.

  • Ph.D. Geology and Hydrology, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
  • M.S. Geology, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
  • B.S. Geology, Guilford College, Greensboro, North Carolina
Michael Corn

TECHNICAL DIRECTORWater Quality, Air Quality, Solid, Hazardous & Radioactive Waste, Contaminant Transport, Fate & Effects Analysis, Litigation Support.


  • M.S. Environmental & Water Resources Engineering, Vanderbilt University
  • B.S. Nuclear Engineering, University of Tennessee
Paul Marotta

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR Remediation, Air Quality, Energy, Environmental Studies, and Wastewater Services.


  • Ph.D., University of Tennessee Space Institute
  • M.S. Engineering, Union College, Schenectady
  • B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Manhattan College
  • B.S. Applied Mathematics, Siena College
James Clarke

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR – Environmental Forensics, Litigation Support, Fate and Transport of Chemicals in the Environment, Risk Assessment, Chemical Release and Waste Site Remediation


  • Ph.D. Theoretical Chemical Physics, The Johns Hopkins University
  • B.A. Chemistry, Rockford College
Pamela Hoover

CORPORATE HEALTH AND SAFETY DIRECTOR/ TECHNICAL DIRECTOR Environmental Permitting & Compliance, Environmental Assessments, NEPA Screening


  • M.S. Environmental & Water Resources Engineering, Vanderbilt University
  • B.S. Environmental Science, Vanderbilt University
Amanda Alvis

PHASE I SITE ASSESSMENTS COORDINATOR –  Phase I and Phase II Environmental Site Assessments, Environmental Studies, NEPA Screening, Wetlands Delineations, Laboratory Water Quality Studies and provides Expert Services.


  • B.S. Biology, San Diego State University
Miriam Sielbeck Geologist

GEOLOGIST – Soil & Groundwater Investigations, Phase I/Phase II Environmental Site Assessments, Litigation Support, and Environmental Studies.


  • M.S. Earth Science, Dartmouth College
  • B.S. Geology and Elementary Education, Vanderbilt University
Amy Shaw Associate


  • B.S. Civil Engineering, Vanderbilt University
  • M. S. Environmental Engineering, Vanderbilt University
  • Ph.D. Environmental Engineering, Vanderbilt University
Jerrod Manning Environmental Scientist

SCIENTIST –  GIS Analyst, Phase I and Phase II Environmental Assessments, Data Management and Analysis, and Wetland Delineations.


  • B.S., Geology, Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, Tennessee
Georgia Caplen

SCIENTIST – Water Quality Studies, Laboratory Research, Environmental Site Assessments.


  • B.S. Environmental Science, Ithaca College, Ithaca, New York

Sr. Technical Consultant – Engineering Geology, Hydrogeology, Geotechnical Engineering

  • B.S., Geological Engineering, University of Missouri at Rolla
  • M.S., Geological Engineering, University of Missouri at Rolla

AquAeTer Associate and Technical Director – Life Cycle Assessment, Sustainability, Environmental Permitting, and Remediation

  • B.S. Civil Engineering, University of Idaho
  • P.E. in Montana, Idaho, and California

Sr. Technical Consultant – Wastewater System Evaluations

  • M.S., Environmental Engineering, Vanderbilt University
  • B.E., Civil Engineering, Memphis State University
  • B.A., Applied Sciences, Memphis State University

AquAeTer Associate – Low Level and High Level Nuclear Waste Disposal, Water Resources

  • Ph.D., Water Resources Engineering, Harvard University
  • M.S., Civil Engineering, Harvard University
  • B.S., Civil Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

SENIOR TECHNICAL CONSULTANT – Water Quality, Compliance Strategy, Due Diligence.


  • M.S., Sanitary Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • B.S., Civil Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

AquAeTer Associate- Radioactive, Hazardous, & Solid Waste Management, Surface-Water/Ground-Water Hydrology

  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • M.S., Applied Mathematics, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • B.E., Civil Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

Accounting/Human Resources Manager

Theresa Wilson handles the Accounting and Human Resources for AquAeTer – Environmental Engineering Services in Nashville, TN

Business Development/ Marketing

Angel Payne provides Business Development and Marketing Services to AquAeTer. She has been with the company since 2019 and came to us from Hawaii where she developed brand identities and business management services.