Instructors

We believe the best instructors are those that routinely work in industrial and commercial facilities solving real-world problems and developing compliance solutions.

Each of our instructors have 20+ years of experience and are well credentialed. We routinely evaluate performance and effectiveness and make changes where new perspective or more relevant experience is required. Our training materials, techniques, and instructors are guided by an Ed.D., SHRM-SCP senior instructional designer.

As a leading environmental training organization, we remain devoted to excellence in learning and teaching and the quality of our courses. Our instructors’ background speak for themselves and our two decade commitment as an organization is well established.

Craig is an environmental regulatory compliance expert with more than 30 years hands-on experience working with clients nationwide to help them achieve and maintain compliance and improve environmental performance. In addition to his consulting work, Craig has served environmental compliance instructor since 1993, developing and presenting training to environmental professionals on a wide range of topics. During that time, he has served as the lead instructor for a graduate-level Clean Water Act course and as technical program manager for a US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA)(contractor operated) regulatory hotline. Craig has achieved Certified Environmental, Safety & Health Trainer (CET) status through the Board of Certified Safety Professionals and is the Training Director for the Aarcher Institute.

Like all Aarcher Institute instructors, Craig is currently a practicing environmental compliance consultant who routinely works with commercial, industrial, and government environmental managers, resolving complex compliance challenges in real-life situations. He has performed more than 375 multimedia environmental, health, and safety compliance audits of facilities in all 50 states, and has been approved by USEPA as a third-party verifier (TPV) in support of settlement agreement and voluntary disclosure agreement audit programs. Mr. Schwartz has achieved and maintains Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM) and Certified Professional Environmental Auditor  (CPEA) credentials.

Craig has also been certified as a US Army Corps of Engineers wetland delineator, UST operator in multiple states, sediment and erosion control planner in several states, pesticide manager certification, and RAB/QSA ISO 14001 Lead Auditor certification training. He is the author of a chapter on environmental compliance auditing techniques in the Hazardous Materials Management Desk Reference (3rd and 4th edition; published by the Alliance of Hazardous Materials Managers).

Amanda provides the Aarcher Institute with guidance and direction for course development, instructional design, teaching methods, gap analysis, distance learning strategies. She leads Aarcher Institute in deploying Learning Management Systems (LMS) and developing Shareable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM) content.

Amanda is a Society for Human Resource Management senior certified professional (SHRM-SCP); holds an M.Ed. in Adult Education (and a graduate certificate in Technology and Distance Learning) from Colorado State University; and a Doctorate of Education (Ed.D.) in Organizational Change and Leadership from the University of Southern California. Her dissertation investigated the role of knowledge, motivation, and organizational resources in regulatory compliance decisions and included a comprehensive application of the New World Kirkpatrick Model.

Bonnie is an environmental and safety regulatory compliance expert with more than 20 years hands-on experience assisting clients nationwide achieve and maintain compliance. She is a Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM) and Certified Professional Environmental Auditor (CPEA). She has also completed RAB/QSA ISO 14001 Lead Auditor certification training. Her background includes extensive field work as a multimedia compliance auditor and technical researcher and writer, developing comprehensive environmental compliance audit protocols, training programs, policy, plans, and procedures. Bonnie is currently Program Manager of the Bureau of Land Management Compliance Assessment – Safety, Health, and the Environment (CASHE) program and is AARCHER’s Rocky Mountain Division Manager managing other compliance programs for the Department of Treasury, USDA Forest Service, and private industry. She also manages AARCHER’s Environmental Protection Agency Region 8 Technical Assistance and Sanitary Survey contract for providing technical support to Wyoming public drinking water systems. She oversees and is responsible for the technical quality of all Division work products.

Julia is an environmental scientist with 19 years of professional experience based in San Diego, CA. Ms. Norris is a Certified Hazardous Materials Manager, and has been certified as a CARB Lead Verifier and a California UST Inspector. She has conducted over 100 environmental compliance audits for various federal agencies, Department of Defense, and private clients throughout the U.S and overseas. Ms. Norris maintains thorough understanding and applied practical experience of environmental regulations such as RCRA, CERCLA, the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, and National Environmental Policy Act. In addition to multi-media compliance audits, she has been the technical lead on a wide range of environmental projects, including air emissions inventories, hazardous waste management plans, storage tank inventories, solid waste characterization and management, and NEPA documentation.

Bill is a registered professional engineer in 32 States and has extensive environmental regulatory compliance experience related to water and waste issues. He has more than 25 years experience preparing permit applications, solving client environmental challenges, and developing SPCC Plans, Facility Response Plans, Storm Water permitting, Storm Water Pollution Prevention Planning, Hazardous Material & Waste Management Plans, Pollution Prevention Plans, and Waste Analysis Plans.

John Kumm is a registered Professional Engineer (PE), Board Certified in Air Pollution Control (BCEE), a Certified Energy Manager (CEM), and a LEED Accredited Professional.  He has over 36 years of broad ranging experience including industrial plant operations; project management; and environmental consulting.  John holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering and an M.S. in Engineering Management from the University of Maryland, and an M.E. and Post-Master’s Advanced Certificate in Environmental Engineering from Johns Hopkins University.  He is currently a Senior Engineer and Senior Project Manager with EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc., PBC, where he specializes in supporting private and public-sector clients with complex air pollution control, regulatory compliance management, and energy management projects.