East Helena Team

Cynthia Brooks
East Helena Director of Cleanup & Redevelopment

Cindy Brooks

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 cb@g-etg.com or 617-448-9762.


 

Marc Weinreich
Custodial Trust Legal, Financial and Policy Advisor

Marc Weinreich

Marc Weinreich is Senior Advisor to the Montana Environmental Custodial Trust with responsibility for critical legal affairs and oversight of financial plans, including investment policy for the East Helena Cleanup Fund. Marc is also the Vice President and Co-Founder of GETG along with Cindy Brooks. For almost twenty-five years, Marc has managed the remediation and redevelopment of numerous sites throughout the country. He currently serves as Chair of the Anadarko Litigation Trust Advisory Board, Co-Managing Principal of the Greenfield Environmental Multistate Trust, Trustee of the Multistate Environmental Response Trust, and as Sole Managing Principal of the Greenfield Environmental Savannah Trust, Trustee of the Savannah Environmental Response Trust with responsibility for cleanup of the former titanium dioxide facility as well as management and operation of the Savannah sulfuric acid plant. Marc earned his Masters of Art and Philosophy degrees from Columbia University and his Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from Boston University School of Law, where he was a Paul J. Liacos Scholar and Executive Editor of the Annual Review of Banking Law. Please contact Marc at mw@g-etg.com or 617-512-8063.


 

Lauri Gorton
East Helena Director of Environmental Programs

Lauri Gorton

Lauri Gorton is the Director of Environmental Programs for the East Helena Site, with responsibility for all environmental programs and projects under EPA’s RCRA Corrective Action Program. Her responsibilities include management and oversight of the Custodial Trust consultants and contractors involved in the design, permitting, technical studies and implementation of Interim Measures underway at the former Asarco smelter. She also oversees the development of key RCRA studies and reports, including the Interim Measure Work Plans, Corrective Measure Studies, Risk Assessments and Site Characterization activities. Prior to joining the Greenfield Environmental Trust Group, Inc. in 2013, whose subsidiary serves as the Montana Environmental Custodial Trustee, Lauri spent more than thirty years leading complex, hazardous waste site remediation, redevelopment, regulatory strategy and public outreach initiatives as Senior Program Director and Regulatory Strategist with CH2M Hill. She is widely recognized as a national expert in federal hazardous waste laws, including the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Liability and Compensation Act (CERLCA). Lauri earned her Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Michigan State University and is registered Professional Engineer in the states of Wisconsin and Washington. Please contact Lauri at lg@g-etg.com or (414) 481-8508.


 

Jen Roberts
Manager of Financial Affairs

Jen Roberts

As Manager of Financial Affairs, Jen Roberts is responsible for all financial plans, budgets, reports, compliance and stewardship activities for the East Helena project. She oversees the technical, financial and reporting activities performed by the Custodial Trust’s Certified Public Accountants (CPA). Jen also managing the operations and administration of the East Helena offices and manages the Information Technology Systems that support the East Helena project. Prior to joining the Greenfield Environmental Trust Group, Inc. in 2013, whose subsidiary serves as the Montana Environmental Custodial Trustee, Jen spent 12 years practicing public accounting in Montana and Washington, D.C. Her experience includes managing environmental trust accounting operations as well as audits of non-profit organizations, insurance agencies and governmental entities. Jen and earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Johnson & Wales University in Providence Rhode Island. She is a Certified Public Accountant in MT. Please contact Jen at jr@g-etg.com or (406) 257-2142.


 

Blaine Cox
East Helena Operations Manager

Blaine Cox

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 bc@mtenvironmentaltrust.org or 406-227-4098.


 

Garrett Thompson
East Helena Operations Support Specialist

Garrett ThompsonGarrett 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 gt@mtenvironmentaltrust.org or 406-227-1242.