HRL Compliance Solutions is a small business headquartered in Grand Junction, CO with additional offices in Durango, CO and Southern New Mexico. Our team is dedicated to providing environmental consulting, site assessment, remediation, waste management and air compliance locally and nationally for government and non-governmental organizational entities. By providing a full spectrum of environmental consulting services to businesses in all sectors our clients are able to focus on the goals of their organization, rather than worrying about regulatory compliance. HRL has the unique ability to help you optimize your business practice in ways that are tailored to suit your companies business style and needs.
President and Executive Staff
Herman Lucero, REM
Chief Executive Officer
Chief Operating Officer
Staci Knob, PHR
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Lucero is a Colorado Mesa University (formerly Mesa State College) graduate with a BS in Environmental Science. He began working in the environmental compliance field over 25 years ago. His work experience is wide-ranging, beginning in 1988 where he started out as an assessment technician for an engineering firm. He progressed through several companies as a team leader, senior technical lead, environmental scientist and eventually became a principal/environmental scientist in 1999. In 2002, Mr. Lucero began providing environmental compliance services on his own to oil and gas companies in the Piceance basin. This step in his career lead to the formation of HRL Compliance Solutions, Inc. The growth of HRL has been an exciting journey for Mr. Lucero. HRL has grown from four original employees into an organization that now has three offices that service eight oil and gas basins in the Rocky Mountains, New Mexico, and the Pennsylvania – West Virginia region.
Mr. Foye is a Northern Arizona University graduate specializing in Ecosystem Science and Management. He began working with HRL Compliance Solutions, Inc. in 2005 and is currently the Chief Operating Officer and acting primary lead of HRL Compliance Solutions, Inc. Mr. Foye’s expertise is related to minimization of E&P and Midstream operational costs and efficient regulatory and environmental program development associated with: local, state and federal permitting, 404 compliance, remediation, and Migratory Bird Treaty Act compliance. Mr. Foye and his team, with the collaboration of several clients, have developed a regulatory and environmental management approach that streamlines compliance needs throughout the planning, drilling, completion, and production phases of oil and gas exploration greatly reducing client risk and overall operating costs.
Ms. Knob is a Colorado Mesa University graduate specializing in Counseling and Organizational Psychology. She began working for HRL Compliance Solutions, Inc. in 2011 and is currently the Chief Financial Officer overseeing administrative operations for 3 offices in multiple states. She has been certified as a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) since 2007, is a professional member of the Society for Human Resources and is a former board member of the Western Colorado Human Resources Association (WCHRA) where she provided leadership and support for over 150 local human resources professionals. Ms. Knob has developed current policies and procedures and oversees various functional areas for the company including accounting/finance, human resources, administration, and IT to ensure a smooth flow of information throughout the business.
Mark Mumby, PG
Migratory Bird Netting
Mr. Mumby is the Senior Geologist/Program Manager for HRL Compliance Solutions, Inc. He has over 20 years of multidisciplinary experience in the environmental field. He is also Director of the HRL Drilling program for environmental subsurface investigations and remediation. He specializes in contaminant assessment, remediation, remedial technology development and deployment, in both the federal and private sector. Mr. Mumby has over 10 years of previous experience in the oil and gas industry specializing in subsurface exploration and drilling operations for oil and gas in numerous basins throughout the Rocky Mountain Region.
Mr. Rowe is the Waste Management Program Manager and Senior Field Lead for HRL Compliance Solutions, Inc. He has six years of multidisciplinary experience in the environmental field. He is an expert in program development for waste management programs. In addition to program development, Kris also specializes in emergency spill response, contaminant assessment, remediation, groundwater and soil sampling methodology, and waste minimization tactics in both the federal and private sectors.
Mr. Loy is the Program Manager for the Migratory Bird Netting Division and also serves as the Health and Safety Coordinator for HRL Compliance Solutions, Inc. He leads and directs the health and safety program, including training, drug testing, and HRL health and safety education. He is a Safe Land and Safe Gulf instructor and is actively involved in client health and safety certification and compliance. He reviews and establishes health and safety training for HRL employees for field operations that comply with individual compliance rules and regulations. Mr. Loy’s areas of expertise include OSHA safety; Migratory Bird Treaty Act; Construction Management; Fire Codes and Ordinances; Safety, Health and Environmental Regulatory Compliance; and Emergency Isolation and Stabilization/Unified Command.
Mr. Ridgway is the Program Manager for the Stormwater, Reclamation and Noxious Weed Division for HRL Compliance Solutions, Inc. He has five years of experience in the environmental field. Tanner specializes in providing permitting, monitoring and project management.
Mr. Seaver has B.S in Microbiology from Colorado State University and oversees all aspects of the air compliance and Infrared Camera LDAR program. As a former inspector for the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, he has a well-developed understanding of both state and federal air regulations. Mr. Seaver specializes in air compliance from the bottom up; ensuring that all permitting and reporting documentation is correct and has been submitted to the appropriate agencies, conducting site visits to ensure all on-site aspects of the facility are in compliance, and conducting extensive documentation reviews to ensure appropriate records are being kept and that all pieces of equipment are operating within permitted limits. Other areas of expertise include developing emissions calculation & compliance spreadsheets, database organization and simplification, and process improvements to simplify and streamline work practices.
Ms. Smith has a B.S. in Biological Sciences from Florida Atlantic University and has over 24 years of experience in regulatory and land use planning in Colorado, Florida, and New Mexico reviewing agricultural, residential, commercial, and industrial land use applications, including oil and gas, mining, kV transmission lines, and transportation and pipeline corridors. As the Program Manager for the Regulatory/Permitting team at HRL Compliance Solutions, Inc., she is responsible for and oversees local, state, and federal regulatory permitting for new and existing developments; city and county land use development reviews; NEPA/EIS project management; and environmental site assessments.
Ms. Knowlton is the Regional Manager for the Permian Basin for HRL Compliance Solutions, Inc. With over 20 years’ experience in midstream and E&P, Ms. Knowlton lives in Artesia, NM. With a BS and MS in Environmental Engineering and a Masters of Environmental Law and Policy, Ms. Knowlton is an expert in air quality issues including NSR and Title V permitting and compliance, Federal regulations including NSPS and MACT, greenhouse gas reporting and mitigation, LDAR programs, and stack testing. As a registered Professional Engineer in multiple states, Ms. Knowlton has extensive experience in writing and revising SPCC plans.
Brenda L. Prestangen, CPA, CGMA
Mr. Skyles has a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology from Fort Lewis Collage. His role is the Project Lead and Business Development Associate for the Durango/Farmington area Office. Mr. Skyles specializes in facilitating potential growth opportunities and creating long term value for HRL’s existing and potential clients. In addition, Mr. Skyles has a range of multidisciplinary experiences ranging from SPCC Site Security Inspector, Stormwater, Reclamation, USACE 404 monitoring, noxious weed surveying, and certified Air emissions monitoring. Mr. Skyles is active in several industry associations and is currently sitting as Vice President on the Energy Counsel Board in the Four Corners area.
Mrs. Prestangen is a graduate of Arizona State University where she obtained a B.S in Accounting. With over 16 years in public and private accounting she is a CPA and also holds a CGMA designation. As the Controller at HRL Compliance Solutions, Inc. she is responsible for establishing and reporting the financial status of the company and overseeing the day to day accounting functions in support of operational goals.