East Helena Team
East Helena Director of Cleanup & Redevelopment
Cindy Brooks manages and directs all aspects of the East Helena Site cleanup and redevelopment for the Montana Environmental Custodial Trust. She is also the President and founder of the Greenfield Environmental Trust Group, Inc. (GETG), a nationally recognized leader and pioneer in hazardous waste site cleanup, redevelopment and long-term stewardship. For almost twenty five years, Cindy has led GETG’s court appointments as trustee for a number of ground-breaking, environmental response and custodial trusts including: Custodial Trustee for the Industri-plex federal superfund site (Woburn, MA); Third-Party Trustee for the Production Plated Plastics RCRA Site (Richland, MI); Trustee for the Montana Environmental Custodial Trust (Asarco Bankruptcy Settlement, Montana); and Trustee for the Multistate Environmental Response Trust (Tronox Bankruptcy Settlement, Multiple Sites). Cindy graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Duke University. She also earned her Masters in Business Administration with honors from the Harvard Business School. Please contact Cindy at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-448-9762.
East Helena Cleanup Manager
Jim Ford manages all facets of the East Helena Site cleanup for the Montana Environmental Custodial Trust, including the Custodial Trust’s RCRA corrective action responsibilities at the Site. As East Helena Cleanup Manager, Jim directs and oversees the work of numerous consultants and contractors involved in the studies, corrective action and remediation of the former Asarco smelter. Prior to joining the Montana Environmental Custodial Trust in 2010, Jim spent almost twenty-five years managing the investigation and remediation of mining and industrial sites in Montana, Virginia, Minnesota, North Carolina and Nevada. His experience includes consulting for several multinational engineering firms as well as positions with the National Park Service, the Montana Department of Environmental Quality, the State of Minnesota and the County of Washoe, Nevada. A hydrogeologist by training, Jim earned a Bachelor of Science in Geology and a Master of Science in Hydrogeology from the University of Montana. Please contact Jim at email@example.com or 406-227-3734.
East Helena Operations Manager
An East Helena native and resident, Blaine Cox is the East Helena Site Operations Manager. His responsibilities include Water Treatment Plant operations, regulatory compliance, health & safety and property management. Blaine also manages Water Treatment Plant operations at the Upper Blackfoot Mining Complex (UBMC)/Mike Horse Mine for the Montana Environmental Custodial Trust. Prior to joining the Custodial Trust team in 2009, Blaine spent thirty-four years with Asarco, where he held a variety of positions at the former Asarco smelter in East Helena, including maintenance engineer, operations manager and plant manager. Blaine earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Montana State University. Please contact Blaine at firstname.lastname@example.org or 406-227-4098.
East Helena Operations Support Specialist
Garrett Thompson is an Operations Support Specialist who joined the East Helena team in October of 2011. Garrett is responsible for a variety of regulatory and technical tasks required to support cleanup, site operations and financial management activities for the East Helena Site. Prior to joining the East Helena team, Garrett worked in Montana as an independent consultant in the environmental services sector. Garrett earned a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, with emphasis on Environmental Sciences, from Carroll College in Helena, Montana. Please contact Garrett at email@example.com or 406-227-1242.