New Regional Managers (left to right) Johnathan Clayton, Blake Curran, and Matthew Trygg.

     GILBERT, ARIZ.  (April 21, 2022) – Continuing a trend of organic growth as its compliance and consulting footprint now reaches 24 markets, Earthworks Environmental is proud to announce five promotions, including three new Regional Managers.

Earthworks Environmental promoted Johnathan Clayton, Blake Curran, CPESC, and Matthew Trygg, to Regional Managers.

Clayton was formerly Lead Compliance Manager in Florida and will oversee Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas. Clayton joined Earthworks Environmental in 2018.

Curran was promoted from Lead Compliance Manager in Colorado. He will oversee Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. Curran joined Earthworks Environmental in 2019.

Trygg was Lead Compliance Manager in Illinois and will oversee Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, and Wisconsin. Trygg has been with Earthworks Environmental since 2018.

All three will lead the compliance managers in their respective markets as well as train new and existing employees to ensure the company continues to serve its clients.

“With our markets expanding so rapidly, this new level of management will ensure that Earthworks continues to run smoothly and precisely,” said company founder and CEO Cherie Koester.

Earthworks Environmental announced two additional promotions.


Kimberly Famiglietti

Kimberly Famiglietti was promoted from Compliance Manager in Texas to Business Development Manager. She is in charge of the business development and will collaborate with Koester in developing, establishing, and retaining long-term relationships with the company. Famiglietti has been with Earthworks for almost 2 years.

Braxton Gries was promoted from Senior Compliance Manager to Lead Compliance Manager. Gries will coordinate and manage his stormwater and dust regulations teams on all Metro Phoenix projects. He will manage the Arizona East Valley team of compliance managers. Gries has been with Earthworks since it was founded more than 7 years ago.

Braxton Gries

“Adding this much-needed layer of Regional Managers will help Earthworks Environmental with our exponential growth,” Koester said. “We need all hands on deck to keep up with our need for training, quality control, and maintenance of local relationships. We have no plans to slow down.”

The environmental consulting firm boasts 61 employees nationwide with work performed in 24 markets. Earthworks Environmental consults on more than 1,100 permits nationally.

Services provided include stormwater pollution prevention, dust control, and construction safety compliances. The firm primarily serves land developers, vertical developers, commercial construction, and land-holding companies.

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