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Soil Services Staff April 28 2014Our Staff

Laurel Fischer Mueller, President, Certified Professional Soil Scientist and Soil Classifier (CPSS/CPSC), Geomorphologist, SEO

Laurel photoLaurel (a.k.a. “The Soil Lady”) is the founder and president of Soil Services Company, Inc. She is a Certified Professional Soil Scientist and Soil Classifier. Prior to starting the firm in 1984, she was a soil scientist with the USDA Soil Conservation Service where she mapped soils as part of the National Cooperative Soil Survey program in the Cascade Mountains of Oregon. Before that, she was a Soil Materials Engineering Technician with the U.S. Forest Service in Missoula, Montana. Laurel is the lead consultant in soil mapping and reconnaissance, soil profile descriptions, soil taxonomic classification, geomorphological investigations, and determination of hydric, alluvial, and colluvial soils. Her undergraduate education centered on Regional and Community Land Use Planning, and she has a B.S. in Resource Economics. Her graduate study focus was “Land Capability Analysis,” which lead to an M.S. in Resource Conservation from University of Montana School of Forestry. She has served on the Boards of Pennsylvania Association of Professional Soil Scientist (PAPSS) and Pennsylvania Septage Management Association (PSMA).  She is a licensed Pennsylvania Sewage Enforcement Officer (SEO), a member of Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) and a national past president of National Society of Consulting Soil Scientists (NSCSS). Laurel volunteers as an EMT and Firefighter with Eldredsville Volunteer Fire Company.

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Randy A. Rosbach, Designer, Cartographer, SEO

photoRandy is our on-site sewage system designer, GPS specialist, digital cartographer (AutoCAD), and soil science field technician. Randy manages “Mountain Wastewater Management,” our division for product sales and service. Randy has an A.A. degree in Computer Science from Pennsylvania College of Technology, and serves as our in-house computer expert. He is licensed as a Sewage Enforcement Officer, certified in “Operation and Maintenance” by National Association of Wastewater Transporters (NAWT), and is certified as a service provider by Jet, Norweco, Ecoflo (PremierTech), Puraflo (Bord Na Mona), Orenco AdvanTex, and American Manufacturing Company (Perc-Rite). He is a Pennsylvania Septage Management Association (PSMA) certified Wastewater Treatment Inspector. Randy volunteers as the Fire Chief of Forksville Volunteer Fire Company.

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George W. Mueller, Project Manager, SEO

IMG_1472George is our project manager, serving as your first point of contact for inquiries or scheduling. He has manned the phone and project calendar at Soil Services since 1985. George is also a soil science technician, responsible for managing field soil testing and survey. Prior to Soil Services, George worked in the irrigation industry in Oregon, supplying pipe and pumps. He holds a B.A. degree in Sociology from University of Montana. George is a licensed Sewage Enforcement Officer and is a Pennsylvania Septage Management Association (PSMA) certified Wastewater Treatment Inspector. George is an active member of PASEO, PAPSS, and PSMA, and NSCSS. George volunteers as an EMT and Firefighter with Eldredsville Volunteer Fire Company.

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Robert Z. Bressler, Soil Scientist, SEO

IMG_2218Robert is our staff Soil Scientist.  Bob received his B.S. in Environmental Resource Management with a specialization in Soil Science and a minor in Watersheds and Water Resources from Pennsylvania State University in May, 2013. Prior to joining Soil Services, his experiences include agronomic support at the PSU Plant Pathology Research Farm and landscaping. Bob assembles sewage facilities planning modules, reports and permit applications; describes soil profiles and surveys site information; collects GPS data for designs and soil mapping reconnaissance; delineates wetlands; and conducts sewage system maintenance. He is a member of Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) and Pennsylvania Association of Professional Soil Scientist (PAPSS). Bob volunteers as a Firefighter with Picture Rocks Volunteer Fire Company.

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David V. Linahan, P.E., Water & Wastewater Operator, SEO

David V. Linahan2David is our sanitary engineer, providing oversight and leadership for larger projects, as needed. He is a Pennsylvania licensed Professional Engineer with a Bachelor (1980) and a Master Degree (1983) in Civil Engineering from Villanova University. He is also a licensed Water and Wastewater Systems Operator and a certified Sewage Enforcement Officer (SEO) in Pennsylvania. David began his professional career in 1980 as a Construction Project Engineer for the City of Philadelphia Water Department overseeing multimillion dollar wastewater treatment construction projects near Philadelphia. In

1989, David joined Yerkes Associates, were he headed the Sanitary Engineering Group and was promoted to Senior Vice President. At Yerkes, he oversaw construction and start-up operations of Concord Township’s Central Sewer Project, designed Willistown Township Pressure Sewer systems, and designed the first community drip dispersal system in Pennsylvania. In 2008, David started his own firm, David V Linahan, PE LLC and co-authored “Alternative Sewer Systems” the WEF Manual of Practice No. FD-12. David is a member of the Pennsylvania Association of Sewage Enforcement Officers (PASEO) and the National Onsite Wastewater Recycling Association (NOWRA), serving as Ethics committee chairman of 2000-2002 and writing the NOWRA’s “Code of Ethics”. In 2002, David founded Pennsylvania Onsite Wastewater Recycling Association (POWRA), serving two terms as President.

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Teresa Torluccio

DSC101485Terri is our office manager. She manages Accounts Payable and bookkeeping, makes PA One-Calls, tracks O&M service for Mountain Wastewater Management, and assists with proposals. Every Spring, Terri also runs “The Greenery,” her own greenhouse business. Terri volunteers as Secretary, EMT, and Fire Police for Eldredsville Volunteer Fire Company.


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