Aware Consulting LLC

Aware Consulting LLC

Aware Consulting has six permanent staff positions, including principals and senior scientists for environmental consulting services and safety consulting services. The principals and senior scientists each have decades of experience, and many function as project managers. In addition to this core team, we have part-time temporary professionals we bring in as needed. Our part-time employees are highly-qualified, experienced individuals who for a variety of personal reasons prefer to work part-time. This group of individuals allows Aware Consulting to be responsive to the needs of our clients while avoiding a cycle of laying-off proven, high-quality workers when work demand is low and rapid hiring of unproven new employees when work demand increases.

Company details

PO Box 526 , Soldotna , Alaska 99669 USA
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Business Type:
Consulting firm
Industry Type:
Air and Climate
Market Focus:
Regionally (various states or provinces)
Year Founded:
$1,000,000 US - $10,000,000 US

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Denise Newbould, the founder and principal of the company, has 28 years of experience in the environmental field. Her expertise includes permitting and compliance of industrial facilities, mining, and electric utilities, as well as compliance auditing, and ISO 14001 and other environmental management systems. Her work experience includes managing an environmental, health and safety program for a chemical manufacturing facility with workforce of over 300 people. In addition to her knowledge of environmental regulatory compliance, Denise is an advocate of environmental stewardship, assisting clients to develop environmentally beneficial programs and practices to reduce environmental impacts.

John Coston manages Aware’s safety team. He is a Certified Safety Professional, Industrial Hygienist, a registered EPA/AHERA Asbestos Building Inspector and an asbestos competent person. His work experience includes all aspects of safety compliance as well as safety program development and safety management systems. He is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Alaska, Kenai Peninsula College, teaching Industrial Hygiene and Safety. John’s experience includes 40 years in the mining, construction, oil production, refining, and chemical industries.

Our safety specialists have backgrounds in oil and chemical process safety, contractor safety, facility operations, emergency preparedness and response, mine site construction safety, and mine operation safety. Our environmental team leaders are senior-level with many years of experience in permitting and compliance working in the industrial, public transportation, and government sectors.

Maggie Corbin, the Manager of the Graham Branch Office of Aware, will serve as the Program Manager and principal point of contact for services provided to the City of Tacoma.  Ms. Corbin will be responsible for coordinating the resources appropriate for each project’s specific requirements, and ensuring that the City’s project needs are met – on-time, within budget, and at a high level of quality.  The Graham Branch Office is very near Tacoma, allowing Ms. Corbin to be immediately responsive if needed for meetings and/or site visits.  As on call needs arise, Aware would evaluate the project work schedule and develop a resource allocation plan, including Ms. Corbin’s availability, to ensure we are prepared to provide the service.

Ms. Corbin has extensive experience managing and implementing air quality emission reduction programs.  She worked for five years as the Air Quality Program Manager for the Port of Seattle’s Aviation Division.  In this position, she was responsible for implementation of an alternative fuels program for vehicles operating at the airport to offset emissions from a major construction project.  She developed and managed the Port of Seattle’s natural gas vehicle program which included construction of a natural gas fueling station, replacement of the Port’s diesel bus fleet with natural gas buses, and purchase of natural gas vehicles as gasoline or diesel vehicles/equipment were retired.  She also drafted construction specifications for major airport projects to incorporate the use of cleaner fuels and better environmental practices.  Her work at Aware Consulting has included development of a green vehicle fleet standard and most recently, implementation of the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency’s Seaport Truck Scrappage and Retrofits for Air in the Puget Sound (ScRAPS) truck upgrade program.  

Ms. Corbin also has wide-ranging experience with air quality analysis.  During the time she worked at the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency, she evaluated emission reduction strategies to address regional nonattainment areas and impacts from toxic air contaminants.  She was the lead for developing programs to regulate industrial sources of air toxics.  At Aware Consulting, she has completed several projects to evaluate air emissions, including estimating emissions from airport taxi operations and completing greenhouse emission inventories for industrial facilities and for northwest zoos and aquariums.

Ms. Corbin has completed air quality permitting and compliance work throughout her 25 year career.  At the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency, she gained experience writing and enforcing new source review permits and operating permits for industrial facilities located in the Puget Sound region.  She has also developed and trained both regulatory staff and industrial personnel on enforcement of and compliance with air quality regulations.  At the Port of Seattle, she was responsible for compliance with local, state and federal air quality regulations for the Port’s industrial operation at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.