Dustin Helmenstine, Founder

President of SYEIP

Current position: Account Executive – ARMR.Net

Graduated from: University of Wisconsin

Favorite types of accounts: CPL/Professional and EIL

Hobbies: Hunting, fishing, cross country skiing, hiking. Anything outdoors

Fun fact: I have raised pheasants for over 5 years

Colleen Firlotte

Markel start date: November 2015

Current position: Underwriter, Markel 

Graduated from: The University of Akron

Favorite types of accounts: Site pollution, 

unsupported excess, and managing our CPL portal

on markelonline.com

Hobbies: Cooking new recipes, interior decorating,

weekend getaways, and learning about wine!

Fun fact: I’m a triplet.

Sarah Brown

 

Current position: Environmental Underwriter – Great American Insurance Group

Graduated from: Keene State College

Favorite types of accounts: CPLs, Tanks, PLL

Hobbies: River monitoring, hiking, camping

Fun fact: My favorite place to travel is South Africa

 

“Sarah Brown currently serves as an Environmental Underwriter where she assesses pollution risks and provides clients with environmental liability coverage and risk management. In this role, she is responsible for writing millions of dollars worth of premium and insurance limits. Sarah has a passion for environmental issues. She is a permanent volunteer for the Charles River Water Association where she collects and monitors river conditions in order to determine river trends and fluctuations over time. Previously, Sarah has performed multiple field studies in order to determine pollution sources in the Liesbeek and Ashuelot Rivers. Sarah has a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Studies from Keene State College with a focus in hydrology and geography.”

 

Victoria Wardamasky

Current position: Senior Project Manager – The Vertex Companies, Inc.

Graduated from: Lehigh University

Favorite types of projects: Emerging contaminants, Brownfield Sites, Petroleum Losses

Hobbies: Cooking, spending time at the beach, and traveling

Fun fact:  Loves horror movies

Victoria Wardamasky has five years of experience working on environmental projects, particularly investigation and remediation of environmental contamination. She has participated in multiple phases of site remediation including site investigation, remedial investigation, and remedial action. Her fieldwork experience includes soil sampling, soil vapor sampling, indoor air sampling, groundwater sampling, drilling oversight, temporary and permanent well installation, bedrock drilling, air monitoring, tank removal, sub-slab depressurization inspections, and construction oversight in New York and New Jersey. She also has experience developing reports and other environmental regulatory documents including Phase I Environmental Site Assessments, Remediation Action Reports, Health and Safety Plans, Remedial Investigation Reports, and Remedial Closure Reports.  As a Senior Project Manager at VERTEX, Ms. Wardamasky has experience conducting claim investigations, pollution claims management, cause and origin inspections and investigations, and third party investigations. She has worked on pollution events involving petroleum, water intrusions and mold, and emerging contaminants.

Callie Willman

Current position: Account Specialist – ARMR Network

Graduated from: University of Wisconsin

Favorite types of accounts: CPL & EIL

Hobbies: Cooking, hiking, playing tennis, and traveling to new places.

Fun fact: I once stayed on the Marine Corps Air Station base in San Diego, where they filmed Top Gun.


Our Amazing Committee Members

The Backbone of Our Organization

We couldn’t do half of what we do here at SYEIP if it wasn’t for our awesome staff. In addition to committee members, we also have mentors, instructors, service providers, and many other expert individuals who help us thank you for everything!