Principals & Staff

Greg Gathers

Greg Gathers

  • President/Chief Executive Officer since 1999
  • BS in Agriculture Technology Management, Kansas State University
  • Certified Arborist by International Society of Arboriculture (MW4172A)
  • Certified Arborist by Kansas Arborists Association
  • Line-clearance certified tree trimmer
  • Kansas CDL
  • CPR and First Aid Certified
  • 18 years experience as an arborist
  • OSHA 30 General Industry Certification
  • Completed EMI Debris Management Course at NHC 2008
  • NIMS certification for IS-100, IS-200, IS-253, IS-632, IS-634, IS-700, IS-800, IS-860
  • Attended Debris Management training at NHC.
  • Supervised crews on over 100 government contracts

ISA Certificate3Army Corps of Engineers CertificateFEMA Certificate


David M. Bean, CPA

  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Financial Statement Preparation, Compilation & Review
  • Payroll Processing & Payroll Tax Return
  • Tax Return Preparation
  • Internal Controls

Maura Gathers

  • Vice President of Business Development
  • Public Relations 
  • Marketing & Branding 
  • Community Outreach and Volunteer Coordinator
  • 10+ years’ managerial experience
  • 13+ years’ experience in sales and client relations 
  • NIMS certification for IS-100, IS-200, IS-253, IS-632, IS-634, IS-700, & IS-800
  • Directions in Organizational Leadership Certification (Washburn University School of Business)

Carol Patton

  • Contract Specialist
  • 18 years’ experience in the debris management industry
  • Accounting/ Business Administration, University of Alabama and University of South Florida
  • NIMS certification for IS-100, IS-200, IS-400, IS-700, & IS-800
  • Attended Debris Management training at NHC
  • Research and development of RFP’s and contracts
  • Pre-Event trainer for Pre-standing Contracts

David Sterbenz

  • Emergency Management Coordinator
  • Logistics before, during, and after disaster events
  • Incident Commander
  • Client Liaison

Kimball Swift

  • Project Manager
  • Management of temporary debris sites
  • Management of multiple demolition, hauling, and debris reduction projects
  • BS Degree in Forestry Management, Auburn University
  • CPR and First Aid Certified
  • OSHA 4 Hour, TWIC, HAZMAT 40 Hour Certification

Zach Witt 

  • Assistant Project Manager
  • Kansas CDL
  • NIMS certification for IS-100, IS-200, IS-253, IS-632, IS-634, IS-700, IS-800
  • OSHA 10 Hour Certification
  • CPR & First Aid Certified
  • Manages, maintains, and coordinates crews, and equipment 

Delbert (Jack) Cohagen

  • Assistant Project Manager
  • Kansas CDL
  • Completed EMI Debris Management Course
  • Line Clearance Tree Trimmer
  • CPR & First Aid Certified
  • Manages, maintains, and coordinates crews & equipment 

All employees have undergone a training program which incorporates ANSI A300 and ANSI Z133.1 standards. Employees are also required to attend weekly safety meetings.

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