KMEA’s executive team


Chuck Forrest, P.E., ENV SP
President and Founder

As founder and President of KMEA, Chuck Forrest provides the strategic direction to this environmental engineering and consulting services firm.


Erin Wilson, ENV SP
Chief Operating Officer

As the Chief Operating Officer for KMEA, Erin Wilson is responsible for creating and managing systems that result in the highest level of safety, quality, customer satisfaction and efficiency.


Lynn Nixon, ENV SP, RPA, FMA
Vice President Business Development

As the Vice President Business Development for KMEA, Lynn Nixon is responsible for capturing new business opportunities and maintaining current contract relationships.


Spencer Patterson, P.E., ENV SP
Senior Vice President Strategic Programs

As the Senior Vice President Strategic Programs for KMEA, Spencer Patterson is responsible for leading and growing the company’s architect-engineer portfolio and capabilities in the public and private sectors.

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Thurman Heironimus
Vice President Environmental Operations

As the Vice President of Environmental Operations for KMEA, Tim Heironimus is responsible for leadership and management of the company’s core operations in environmental site characterization and remediation, federal and state regulatory compliance, and biological resources consulting.

Tim’s professional experience of over 40 years includes senior petroleum geologist at Exxon Company USA in Denver, Colorado, and Midland, Texas, project and deputy program manager at Bechtel National Inc., in San Diego, California, and project manager at Bechtel for construction projects at Los Alamos National Laboratory, New Mexico.  After joining KMEA in 2014, Tim has continued to apply his technical and managerial expertise in CERCLA, RCRA, UST investigations, geological and hydrogeological investigations, environmental remediation planning/construction, and federal and state environmental regulatory compliance for government and private clients.

A Virginia native and a long-time western U.S transplant, Tim holds a B.S. degree from Virginia Tech, and an M.S. degree from Oregon State University, both in geology, and is a licensed professional geologist and a certified engineering geologist in the state of California.  Tim is a member of the Project Management Institute and the Society of American Military Engineers, San Diego and Orange County, California Posts.

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