Our Team

Alaina Zeigler, President 

As the President of Global Environmental Engineering and Global Treatment Solutions, Ms. Zeigler oversees all engineering and consulting services and all contract negotiations and bid proposal preparations. She is responsible for all aspects of business development and strategic planning as well as the day-to-day operations for both divisions. Her background includes the management of onsite field service operations for large-scale environmental dredging and remediation projects as well as the development and execution of the firm’s charitable work following the Flint Water Crisis.
Education: Grand Valley State University, B.S. Public Relations
Certifications: 40 Hour OSHA HAZWOPER, Enbridge Safety Orientation, SORA Training, LPS Safety Training




Jill Auger, Senior Project Manager, P.E. 

Jill Auger joined Global Environmental Engineering in 1995 and is currently a senior project manager directing environmental engineering operations for both Global’s Traverse City and Holly offices. Her responsibilities include project management on jobs involving wastewater treatment, groundwater and soil investigations remedial activities and regulatory reporting. Auger has worked on investigation and remediation projects for the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), underground storage tank removal oversight and regulatory compliance, and institutional controls as a means of closure for multiple sites. Auger also has experience in administering and consulting for Brownfield programs, telecommunication tower preconstruction activities, Phase I and II Environmental Site Assessments and Baseline Environmental Assessments.
Education: Michigan State University, B.S. Civil Engineering with Environmental Option
Certifications: Professional Engineer – Michigan, 40 Hour OSHA 40 HAZWOPER, and Michigan Certified Underground Storage Tank Professional (CP), Industrial or Commercial Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator B-3b, LPS Safety Trained


Trevor D. Painter, Project Engineer, P.E. 

Mr. Painter has completed remedial investigations and contractor oversight as part Professional Services Contracts with the State of Michigan. He has experience operating water treatment systems utilizing granular activated carbon. Mr. Painter has also conducted groundwater modeling as well as groundwater contamination fate and transport modeling. Mr. Painter also prepares Phase I Environmental Site Assessments, Phase II Investigations and Baseline Environmental Site Assessments for Global.

Education: Michigan State University, B.S. Environmental Engineering

Certifications: Professional Engineer – Michigan, OSHA 40 Hour HAZWOPER, Industrial or Commercial Wastewater, Treatment Plant Operator B-3b (75), Enbridge Safety Training, SORA Training, Whiting Oil & Gas Corporation, Whiting Contractor Safety, LPS Safety Training, TransCanada Safety Training.



Robert Hikade, Project Manager

Robert Hikade is a Project Manager for Global and manages all aspects of field projects from proposal to execution to tear-down. Mr. Hikade has extensive experience with providing field and management oversight of construction services during underground storage tank (UST) and soil removal, building demolition, and remedial system installation activities.
Education: Oakland University, B.S. Environmental Science, Specialization in Sustainability and Resource Management
Certifications: Environmental Professional as defined in § 312.10 of 40 CFR 312, 40 Hour OSHA HAZWOPER, Adult First Aid/CPR/AED Certified
Specializations: ASTM International Risk-Based Corrective Action at Petroleum
Release Sites Course, ITRC Vapor Intrusion Pathway Training, Land Science Geo-Seal Certified Inspector




Marnie Lawrence, Office Manager 

Marnie Lawrence has been Global’s Traverse City office Manager since 2001 and oversees the company’s administration, payroll, purchasing, and accounts receivable departments. 








Desiree Yaksic, Operations Support 

Desiree Yaksic has been employed by Global Environmental Engineering since June 2005. She is responsible for ensuring operations within the organization are executed smoothly. Ms. Yaksic maintains office correspondence and assists management in planning and establishing environmental objectives. She is experienced with internal office procedures, reporting activities, and assisting in environmental field activities. 
Certifications: 40 Hour OSHA HAZWOPER, First Aid/CPR/AED Training


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