After graduating from Vermont Law School’s prestigious Environmental Law Center, Rick Mandile began his career performing a broad range of environmental assessment and remedial services in New England. For the first 10 years of his career, he worked for small and large consulting firms. In 1995, Rick founded SAGE Environmental which he and his team have grown to become the largest environmental, health and safety (EH&S) consultancy headquartered in Rhode Island. To-date, Rick has lead the environmental assessment of over 2,000 properties throughout the east coast and successfully completed some of the most complex remedial projects in the region.
He is recognized as a master strategist in securing approvals for complex and controversial projects, developing environmental compliance plans for pro-active and troubled companies, and successfully completing and defending a wide variety of environmental permits.
Rick represents developers, businesses and high net worth individuals with real estate and business due diligence needs as well as permitting, siting, compliance and auditing services. His projects comprise all scales of commercial and industrial developments/redevelopments ranging from residential subdivisions to industrial scale energy projects. Environmental assessment and remedial projects include many state and federal brownfields sites, hospitals, universities, solar farms, industrial scale anaerobic digestion facilities, and Fortune 500 firms.
He is Chairman of the Rhode Island Chapter of the Environmental Business Council, a member of the Massachusetts LSP Association, RI Society of Engineers and RI Realtors Association amongst others.
Rick is a licensed ship captain, an avid outdoorsman and enjoys spending time with his two children, Caleb and Mackenzie, and his partner, Carleen.
Jacob H. Butterworth, Vice President
Jacob H. Butterworth, MS, LSP is a Senior Project Manager who joined SAGE in 2014. He has 14 years of experience in the environmental consulting industry, working throughout Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Connecticut. Jacob holds a Bachelor of Science from Salve Regina University and a Master’s of Science from the University of Florida. He is also a Licensed Site Professional (LSP) in the State of Massachusetts. As a consultant, Jacob has assisted many sectors of the environmental community including attorneys, financial institutions, and real estate developers.
Jacob is a native Rhode Islander where he continues to reside with his wife and two daughters. In his free time, he enjoys sports and spending time with his family.
Nicole Mulanaphy, Senior Project Manager
Nicole Mulanaphy is a Senior Project Manager and Environmental Engineer, who became part of the SAGE team in 2016. Before joining, Nicole spent four years as an environmental safety engineer at a pharmaceutical manufacturing facility and 12 years providing consulting services specializing in the fate and transport of pollutants in air and water. During that time, she became a subject matter expert in oil and chemical processes when released into the environment, traveling the world presenting and educating at various conferences, seminars and private organizations. Nicole holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering and a Master’s degree in Environmental Engineering, both from the University of Rhode Island.
Nicole’s primary area of expertise is in managing and conducting regulatory compliance projects, such as air quality permitting, indoor and ambient air quality assessments, environmental noise assessments, environmental reporting and emergency response preparedness, and waste management compliance and utilization. She is very well versed in New England states and USEPA/Federal regulations. Nicole is an experienced environmental compliance auditor and trainer. Her training forte is state-specific hazardous waste management for generators. One of Nicole’s best assets is that she is always looking to find the most efficient and effective means to solve a problem, while still providing quality and value-added services that allow clients to succeed with their business goals.
When Nicole is not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two girls, with adventures from the beach to the mountain slopes. She is a fitness enthusiast, always ready to go for a long run, participate in an obstacle course challenge or relax in a yoga class.
Thomas C. Saccoccio, Senior Project Manager
Thomas C. Saccoccio is a Senior Project Manager at with 26 years of experience in managing and conducting site assessment and remediation activities in compliance with state and federal regulations, and coordinating activities with clients, subcontractors and regulatory personnel. Tom has managed remediation projects at numerous sites, including groundwater extraction and treatment (GWET), soil vapor extraction (SVE), sub-slab depressurization systems (SSDS) and in-situ chemical oxidation (ISCO) technologies at industrial/commercial properties, former and active gasoline stations, Brownfield sites and residential properties. Areas of expertise include soil and groundwater assessment and remediation activities, including the design and implementation of assessment and remedial strategies, analytical data interpretation, regulatory report preparation, and risk-based remediation. Tom is a Massachusetts Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Certification Grade 2-I. In his spare time, Tom enjoys the great outdoors, kayaking, sailing and skiing.
Jack Mannix, Senior Project Manager
Jack Mannix joined SAGE in 2020 as a Senior Project Manager with over 25 years of experience in site investigation, risk characterization, and remediation at hundreds of sites in the eastern United States, concentrating primarily in Massachusetts. Jack has been an active Licensed Site Professional (LSP) since December 2013 and has regularly led environmental investigations and provided technical direction over complex and sensitive projects. Jack has vast experience with Corrective Action Project Management, Environmental Investigation and Technical Direction, State and Federal Regulatory Compliance, Vapor Intrusion Assessment, Human Health Risk Assessment, and Risk Characterization.
Jack holds a bachelor’s degree in Geology and Geophysics from the University of Connecticut.
In his free time, Jack enjoys mountain biking, kayaking, downhill skiing, and getting involved with community service projects.
Jack can be reached by calling (401) 723-9900 x. 109 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jeffrey D’Arrigo, Senior Project Manager
Jeffrey D’Arrigo is a Project Manager for SAGE Environmental. Jeff has been with SAGE since October 2009, following graduation from the University of Rhode Island with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Wildlife Conservation Biology. Over the past eight years with SAGE, Jeff has performed Phase I Environmental Site Investigations, groundwater gauging & sampling, building and operation of site remediation systems, underground storage tank removals (UST), soil remediation, contaminated site redevelopment and planning, hazardous building material inspection and abatement planning and monitoring.
Jeff is an EPA-accredited and Licensed Asbestos Inspector in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, as well as a Licensed Abatement Project Designer in Rhode Island. His dedication to his craft, ongoing education and work ethic has allowed him to excel and achieve the role of Project Manager with SAGE. Jeff’s senior coursework at URI focused wetland ecology and wildlife management, including a coastal fellowship with the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management Fish and Wildlife Division whereby he conducted vegetation and habitat assessments, compiled and analyzed data using Excel and ArcGIS. When not working on his professional career, Jeff enjoys spending time with his family, snowboarding, skateboarding, music, gardening, cooking, hiking, and playing softball and golf.
Daniel Boynes, Project Manager
Daniel Boynes is a Project Manager who has been with SAGE since 2016. He graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a Bachelor of Science degree in Geosciences and during his 8+ years’ career in the environmental consulting industry, Dan has performed a variety of environmental work, including Phase I Environmental Site Assessments, groundwater gauging & sampling, remedial injections, geotechnical investigations, underground storage tank (UST) removals, and contaminated site redevelopment and planning.
In his free time, Dan enjoys spending time with his family and friends, exercising, and attending concerts.
Anthony Rossato, Project Manager
Anthony Rossato is a SAGE Project Manager who brings with him a broad variety of experience in the environmental consulting arena. Prior to SAGE, Anthony worked for Ransom Environmental, T-Environmental, Inc./Tyree Environmental, and Lightship Engineering where he was involved with field investigations including overburden/bedrock drilling utilizing various drilling methods, test pitting, groundwater sampling events utilizing a variety of equipment, large scale excavations (including UST, oil/water separator, and associated piping removals) and soil sampling efforts, soil vapor point installation and sampling, indoor air assessments and sampling. He has also provided oversight of remediation system installation, operation, and maintenance as well as large scale soil dewatering projects and hazardous building material surveys.
Anthony holds Bachelor’s Degrees in Geology/Geological Oceanography and Anthropology from the University of Rhode Island.
In his free time, Anthony enjoys hiking, weight lifting, and spending time with his girlfriend and family. Anthony also loves to travel the world with his girlfriend, experiencing new cultures and seeking out adventure.
Anthony can be reached by calling (401) 723-9900 x. 133 or by email at email@example.com.
Evan Cucé, Project Manager
Evan Cucé is a SAGE Project Manager with nearly 10 years of experience in the environmental consulting industry. Evan has managed numerous site assessment, remediation, and contaminated site redevelopment projects throughout Massachusetts and Rhode Island. He also has extensive field experience conducting environmental site assessments and implementing various environmental remediation technologies, including soil vapor extraction, in-situ remedial injections, groundwater extraction and treatment, and sub-slab depressurization systems.
Evan holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Science & Business Management from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
Outside of the office, Evan enjoys spending time outdoors with his wife Sarah and young son August, mountain biking with his dog Sydney, hiking, and skiing.
John Clark, Technical Services Manager
SAGE Environmental is pleased to welcome John Clark in his new role as Technical Services Manager.
John is a Rhode Island native and University of Rhode Island graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering.
John has spent much of his career working in senior technical positions where his expertise in buildings, building systems, project management, manufacturing processes, process safety, GMP/FDA compliance, environmental compliance and environmental remediation have been utilized and further refined.
As a former business owner, John brings with him experiences, and perspectives on the challenges of staffing, talent and professional development, performance management, setting safety standards, capital spending, achieving and maintaining financial goals, implementation of business systems and more. This experience and knowledge will serve him well in his new role.
As General Manager, John will be responsible for SAGE achieving goals in the areas of Safety, Client Satisfaction, Resources, Acquisitions and Financials.
John holds a Stationary Engineer license in the City of Providence, Rhode Island and has served on municipal boards including Zoning and Zoning Board of Appeals.
John enjoys spending time working with his wife Jodie on their home in Westerly, RI, built circa 1900. They have three wonderful children Jake, Riley and Kate. Jake has recently finished his first year of college at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, CT where he is studying accounting. Riley and Kate are currently attending East Lyme High School.
Carrie Middleton, Finance Manager
Carrie Middleton is the Finance Manager and a member of the Senior Management Team at SAGE. Carrie has been with SAGE for the past 21 years and holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Bryant University. As the Finance Manager, Carrie oversees all areas of finance including: financial reporting and general ledger reconciliations; job costing; payroll; accounts receivable and payables; cash management; employee benefit management; and compliance with small business regulations, tax laws and insurance requirements. Additionally as a member of the Senior Management Team, Carrie works closely with the owner and other members of the team to develop strategies for ongoing future growth by providing detailed analysis of project profitability and overall company performance, as well as, continued analysis and implementation of improvements to the systems that SAGE employs.
In her free time, Carrie enjoys motorcycle rides with her husband Frank, doing anything creative, and watching her boys, Riley and Adyn, play basketball, baseball and floor hockey.
Cathy Racine, Executive Assistant
Cathy Racine is SAGE’s Executive Assistant and a member of the Senior Management Team.
As Executive Assistant she works closely with SAGE CEO, Rick Mandile, and other members of SAGE’s Executive Team to develop and implement strategies for ongoing future growth. As a member of the Senior Management Team, Cathy is responsible for implementing improvements to SAGE’s processes and ensuring efficient collaboration and coordination between SAGE team members.
Cathy’s responsibilities include implementing and controlling the production schedule and adjusting the schedule where needed, determining the human and material resources required to meet production targets, setting and monitoring product quality standards, implementing and enforcing quality control and tracking programs to meet quality objectives as well as implementing improvements to the production process, and preparing and finalizing all reports. Cathy also acts as a liaison between SAGE and its clients and prides herself on her responsiveness to clients’ immediate needs.
Cathy is a 25-year veteran of SAGE and holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English from Providence College and a Master of Arts Degree in Secondary Education from Rhode Island College. In her free time, Cathy enjoys spending time with her three daughters, as well as painting, cooking, hiking and kayaking.
As a member of the Senior Management Team, Cathy works closely with SAGE owner, Rick Mandile, and other members of the team to develop strategies for ongoing future growth by evaluating and implementing improvements to SAGE’s processes and ensure efficient collaboration and coordination between SAGE team members.
Cathy is a 21-year veteran of SAGE and holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English from Providence College and a Master of Arts Degree in Secondary Education from Rhode Island College. In her free time, Cathy enjoys spending time with her three daughters, as well as painting, cooking, hiking and kayaking.
Brent Beauchene, Environmental Scientist
Brent Beauchene is an Environmental Scientist who joined SAGE after completing a Bachelor’s of Science in Geology from the University of Rhode Island in 2015. Brent performs soil, groundwater, soil gas and indoor air sampling to collect data in support of project activities. Brent also works on remedial projects overseeing excavation and treatment of contaminated soils. Brent is also responsible for maintaining SAGE’s large inventory of environmental equipment and is proficient in utilizing a Trimble GPS unit to record and create environmental sampling plans. Brent’s favorite projects are the large remediation projects because they provide a chance to create and implement a solution to a complex problem.
Anna Wimmer, Environmental Scientist
Anna Wimmer starting working as an Environmental Scientist with SAGE in July of 2017. Prior to working with SAGE, Anna worked for a year and a half in a variety of roles for Green Seal Environmental, Inc. after earning her Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Science from Saint Leo University. Anna primarily performs Phase I Environmental Site Assessments, as well as groundwater and soil sampling for subsurface investigations.
Amy Mulhern, Senior Project Assistant
Amy Mulhern, joined SAGE in 2016 as an Administrative Assistant and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist. Before joining SAGE, Amy studied Environmental Science and Policy at Plymouth State University and received her graduate certificate in GIS from Northeastern University. Amy is responsible for managing and maintaining SAGE’s GIS and digital orthophotography and assists in drafting monthly, quarterly, and annual monitoring and status reports. As Administrative Assistant, Amy works closely with SAGE’s Production Manager to ensure efficiency, quality control and quality standards are met. In her free time, Amy enjoys walks with her dog, kayaking, hiking, boxing and pizza.
Michael Gagne, Environmental Scientist
Michael Gagne is an Environmental Scientist who has been with SAGE since 2017. Mike graduated from Saint Joseph’s College of Maine with a degree in Environmental Science and joined SAGE as a seasoned Environmental Scientist, having had 10 years of experience. Mike is responsible for performing various types of field work including, but not limited to, collecting groundwater, soil, and air samples in support of project activities. Mike also performs site monitoring, asbestos inspections, and can provide expert problem solving in almost any type of situation that may arise in the field. Mike is proficient in the use of SAGE’s HAPSite, a cutting-edge air monitoring system which provides real-time sensitive air monitoring, which is crucial during excavation of soils containing volatile organic compounds (VOCs). In his free time Mike enjoys being outdoors, hunting, fishing, snowboarding, kayaking, and also enjoys playing his guitar.
Dara Kok, Environmental Scientist
Dara Kok is an Environmental Scientist who joined SAGE in September 2018. Dara primarily works on Phase I Environmental Assessments and performs field work consisting of collecting groundwater, air, and soil samples in support of project activities; and provides asbestos abatement and demolition oversight.
Dara graduated from Syracuse University in 2017 with a major in Geography and a minor in Environment and Society.
In her free time, Dara enjoys playing board games, hiking, running, and going to grocery stores.
Lacy Reyna, Environmental Scientist
Lacy Reyna joined SAGE in 2019 as an Environmental Scientist. Before joining SAGE, Lacy studied Environmental Health Exposure Assessment at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, where she earned her MS in 2018. There, her research primarily focused on revealing determinants of indoor air quality and identifying targets for intervention to promote public health. As an Environmental Scientist, Lacy works with other SAGE team members to perform Phase I and II Environmental Site Assessments, groundwater and soil sampling, remedial injections, noise studies, environmental monitoring and a number of other tasks. In her free time, Lacy enjoys traveling, painting, and spending time with her family.
Steve Ferro, Environmental Scientist
Stephen Ferro joined SAGE in December 2020 as an Environmental Scientist. Stephen brings with him a variety of experience, including, but not limited to, laboratory inspections, exposure assessments, Phase I Environmental Site Assessments, construction and excavation oversight, environmental monitoring, and asbestos and air sampling.
Stephen graduated from Massachusetts Maritime Academy in 2014 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marine Safety and Environmental Protection and Law Minor.
In his free time, Stephen enjoys hiking, camping, fishing, kayaking, snowboarding, traveling, attending live music events, and watching or playing any form of sports.
Korie Turgeon, Proposal Coordinator
In October 2018, Korie Turgeon joined SAGE as an 8-year seasoned Executive Assistant with a variety of experience that ranged from IT and administrative support to sales and process improvement. She graduated with a BA in International Studies and a minor in German and Communication from Washington & Jefferson College. As a non-native New Englander, Korie moved to Massachusetts from Pittsburgh, PA in 2016. She currently oversees the Proposal Department, helps maintain several IT systems and solve IT issues. One of her most notable projects has been the implementation of SAGE’s CRM for SAGE’s Administrative and Accounting Departments to improve the proposal development and job opening process.
Korie’s interests include weightlifting, hiking, technology, video games, reading, writing, baking, and target sports.
Elaine Cardillo, Finance Assistant
Elaine Cardillo joined SAGE in August 2018 as a Finance Assistant. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Bryant University.
As the Finance Assistant, Elaine is responsible for processing accounts payable and maintaining accounts receivable. Additionally, she works closely with the Finance Manager assisting with month-end client billing, preparation of sales tax returns, and year-end activities including issuing of 1099’s.
In her free time, Elaine enjoys shopping, going to concerts, spending time with family and friends, and is an avid Boston Red Sox fan.
Deidre Martin, Project/Proposal Assistant
Deidre Martin joined SAGE in 2018 as an Administrative Assistant with 8 years of experience in various fields. Deidre’s experience and skills quickly resulted in her transitioning to the Proposal/Marketing Department where she is responsible for assisting with proposal development and maintaining SAGE’s social media presence. Deidre holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Art History and a Minor in French from Mansfield University of Pennsylvania. Deidre grew up in Upstate New York and lived in New York City for over three years before relocating to Rhode Island.
In her free time, Deidre enjoys spending time with her partner, Kayla, and their cat Milo and dog Mia, painting, photography, visiting her family in Upstate New York, going to breweries, and going to Freeplay Barcade.
Susan Feuti, Finance Assistant
Susan Feuti is a Finance Assistant who joined SAGE in 2019. As a Finance Assistant, she is responsible for maintaining all the Accounts Payable functions for multiple companies. She also processes bi-weekly payroll and maintains employee files. Additionally, she is responsible for scheduling annual OSHA medical monitoring, enrolling employees in refresher courses for Asbestos training or other required certifications.
In her free time, Susan enjoys cruising, working in her gardens, and rooting for the Red Sox. She and her husband have two daughters and reside in Pawtucket, RI.
Jacqueline Lerner, Junior Project Assistant
Jacqueline Lerner, Junior Project Assistant, works alongside SAGE’s Production Manager and Geographic Information Systems Specialist to facilitate efficiency, quality, and client satisfaction. Before joining SAGE, Jacqueline studied Environmental Science at Stonehill College in Massachusetts and worked at the Farm at Stonehill College. Jacqueline assists in producing ArcGIS maps and figures as well as reviewing laboratory analytical reports, creating historic data tables and graphs, and reviewing and editing reports prior to finalization. Outside of the workplace, Jacqueline loves going on hikes with her dog Gracie, spending time with her family, and taking dance classes.