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Located near the banks of the Stillwater River in Orono, Maine, SEE focuses on meeting our clients’ needs in all aspects of environmental engineering. Our professional expertise has been developed over the past 25 years, and we offer a full range of environmental compliance assistance to municipal, industrial, and commercial entities. We pride ourselves in providing exceptional service and the attention to detail that our clients deserve and expect. Let us put our experience to work for you, and SEE the difference!

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Philip Ruck, P.E. President

Philip Ruck has over 25 years of professional experience, including both environmental and civil engineering projects. Environmental engineering projects include water quality monitoring and assessment, stormwater and wastewater discharges, solid and hazardous waste, and pollution prevention and response planning. Civil engineering projects include general site design, stormwater management, erosion and sediment control, phosphorus control, and construction specification manual development. He specializes in assisting clients meet Federal and State NPDES Phase II requirements.

Philip has extensive knowledge of a variety of State and Federal environmental regulatory programs, and has assisted hundreds of clients in maintaining compliance with these regulations. Most notably, he has developed Stormwater Management Plans for 11 out of the 12 regulated MS4 municipal and state-owned facilities in the Bangor area, and has developed Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans for industrial facilities across the northeastern United States. He has served as the technical consultant to the Bangor Area Storm Water Group (BASWG) for the past 11 years. In that role, he has been instrumental in developing cost-saving innovative regional approaches for MS4 Permit compliance in the Bangor area, including a regional database management system and a regional Stormwater Management Plan approach. Philip also provides training programs to educate clients on stormwater and erosion control issues. He is recognized across the State as a leader in the field of stormwater management by his peers.

Philip has also managed field operations for a multi-million dollar EPA funded Watershed Manipulation Project while employed by the University of Maine’s Water Research Institute. He has designed, installed, and maintained a variety of field monitoring equipment to support the projects he was involved with. While at the University, he also was actively involved in many key initiatives focused on water quality assessment across the State.




Jeff Spaulding Project Manager

Jeffry “Jeff” Spaulding is a University of Maine graduate with experience in both surveying and engineering tasks. Jeff is employed by SEE as an assistant project manager and has experience with almost all aspects of MS4 program implementation.

Jeff supervises trained engineering interns on required stormwater infrastructure inspections for our MS4 clients in the Bangor and Lewiston areas. Jeff has prepared annual MS4 reports, as well as summary reports following completion of inspections, providing clients a prioritized maintenance and repair plan necessary for MS4 compliance.

Jeff is also a certified 3rd party post-construction stormwater inspector and has performed those inspections under the direction of licensed engineers in his previous employment in Vermont, as well as with SEE. Jeff has assisted with developing a variety of environmental compliance plans for our clients, including SWPPP, SPCC, IDDE, O&M, LOS, and others. He has trained dozens of municipal and facility staff on the usage of electronic data collection tools for all sorts of compliance inspections and the associated data management.

Jeff has recently been involved with IDDE efforts for many of our clients, including inspections, sampling, data collection, and reporting.




Cara Belanger Project Scientist

Cara Belanger graduated from the University of Vermont with a degree in Environmental Science and a minor in chemistry. Cara completed undergraduate honors research on impacts of road salt on aquatic life in streams. She is employed with SEE as a project scientist.

Cara conducts stormwater sampling, monitoring, infrastructure inspections, and site inspections. She helps to plan education and outreach events, as well as updating our social media and website. She assists with developing compliance plans including, SWPPP, SPCC, IDDE, O&M, and LOS..




Tiffany Wilson Project Scientist

Tiffany is a University of Maine graduate with a master’s degree in Ecology and Environmental Sciences. She has years of experience as an environmental scientist at UMaine, particularly in analytical laboratory settings at the Sawyer Environmental Chemistry Laboratory and with the Civil and Environmental Engineering department.

Tiffany has contributed to a broad array of research projects with an emphasis on characterizing aquatic inorganic pollutants and long-term impacts of watershed disturbances. Her technical expertise encompasses a range of lab- and field-scale procedures for environmental sampling and monitoring.

As a project scientist at SEE, Tiffany specializes in MSGP compliance, helping industrial clients develop pollution prevention plans and meet stormwater monitoring requirements. She also assists with stormwater management plans and annual reports for MS4 clients.  Tiffany supports education and outreach for SEE to help improve public knowledge of water resources and to engage young people in science, engineering, and environmental stewardship.




Kettie Cormier Intern

Kettie Cormier is going into her senior year at the University of Maine studying civil and environmental engineering. As an intern, she conducts stormwater infrastructure inspections. She also assists with outfall monitoring to locate illicit discharges. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, hammocking, and reading. She has previously done research for the University of Maine involving wastewater testing and is currently working on a sanitation project through the university’s Engineers Without Borders student chapter.




Quinn Intern

Quinn is currently a Senior at the University of Maine studying Environmental Engineering. He began working as a SEE Intern in April, and has helped with MS4 Compliance including stormwater sampling and infrastructure inspections. Quinn is from Woburn, Massachusetts and enjoys hiking, snowboarding, surfing and playing basketball in his free time.




Lowell Ruck Intern

Lowell started working as an intern with SEE in May of 2019 and assists with stormwater system infrastructure inspections and mapping, as well as stormwater runoff sampling for several of our MS4 clients. Lowell will also be working on a GIS mapping project later this summer for one of our municipal clients. Outside of SEE, Lowell will be entering his sophomore year this fall at Bowdoin College in Brunswick. While at school, in addition to his academics, Lowell plays French horn in the Bowdoin orchestra, writes for the college newspaper and loves to Nordic ski every chance he gets. Lowell has been a great addition to the SEE team!




Leah Ruck Intern

Leah is an incoming freshman at Bates College in Lewiston. At SEE, Leah has helped to write MS4 annual reports and assists with compliance tasks for industrial clients. In her free time, Leah enjoys Nordic and downhill skiing, hiking, cooking, and reading, and is interested in joining Bates’ Sailing Team.