Therese Searles is one of Envirologic’s talented Project Managers and has 12 years of experience working in the environmental consulting industry. Therese has primary responsibility for brownfield redevelopment projects and provides support to other Envirologic projects that can benefit from brownfield redevelopment financial incentives and tools. As an accredited Asbestos Inspector, a certified Lead Inspector/Risk Assessor, and a certified Radon Residential Measurement Provider, she also performs project work related to our asbestos, lead, and radon services.
Therese graduated from Western Michigan University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology and Environmental Studies in 2016, shortly after which she joined Envirologic’s staff as a Project Scientist. In this role, she assisted multiple municipalities and Brownfield Redevelopment Authorities with various brownfield services. Therese was promoted to a Project Manager in 2019. Some of her typical workday activities include communicating with clients and brainstorming solutions to unique and complex issues; authoring Brownfield Plans, asbestos surveys, and reporting documentation for municipal clients; coordinating the use of brownfield incentives and funding for specific projects; and supporting other Envirologic staff with complex due care projects.
Therese actively supports Envirologic’s sustainability efforts through her participation in our Sustainability Committee. She also engages in the Envirologic Rocket Team, an employee-led leadership team that fosters direct communication between leadership and employees on various internal initiatives.
Therese and her husband, Ron, spend most of their time outside of work with their family. They have four amazing children, Natasha, Ethan, Mia, and Elena; one son-in-law; and two grandsons. Therese also enjoys hiking, being in nature, exercising, and assembling science- and nature-themed puzzles.