Erik Gessert is the Supervisor of the Petroleum Remediation Program for the Colorado Division of Oil and Public Safety and has worked for the State of Colorado since 2010. In this role Erik has focused on incorporating state of the science technologies into the program, including green and sustainable practices, advanced characterization techniques and conceptual site model developments. Additionally, with Erik's involvement, the Petroleum Program has placed emphasis on the value of clear and concise communication to all parties involved in release remediation. Prior to joining the State, Erik worked as an environmental consultant specializing in petroleum remediation and was responsible for managing projects and budgets, performing technical evaluations and implementing corrective action plans. He earned a bachelor's degree in Environmental Engineering (with a minor in Environmental Studies) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2001. Erik obtained his Professional Engineering license from the State of Colorado in 2007.