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.
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 [email protected].
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.
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 protected].
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.
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.
Lacy Reyna, Project Manager
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.
Becky Raymond, Environmental Scientist
Becky Raymond joined SAGE in May 2021 as an Environmental Scientist. Becky brings with her a variety of experience, including, Phase I Environmental Site Assessments, Subsurface Investigations, construction and excavation oversight, environmental monitoring, hazardous waste investigations, UST closures and field sampling.
Becky earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science, with a Chemistry minor from the Paul Smith’s College, NY.
In her free time, Becky enjoys hunting, fishing, traveling, and spending time with her two German Shorthaired Pointers.
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, 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.
Michael Podany, Environmental Scientist
Michael Podany joined SAGE in 2022 as an Environmental Scientist. Michael brings with him a variety of experience, including, but not limited to, in situ remedial injections, construction and excavation oversight, environmental monitoring, and asbestos inspections. Additionally, Michael can be found conducting routine maintenance on SAGE’s field equipment.
Michael earned his Master’s Degree in Environmental Engineering from the University of Connecticut.
In his free time, Michael enjoys fishing, hiking/backpacking, gardening, fishkeeping and reading.
Lital Herskovits, Finance Assistant
In February 2022, Lital Herskovits joined SAGE as a 16-year Accountant having worked in various industries throughout the years. She graduated with an MA in Accounting from the University of Rhode Island and a BA in Environmental Science from Boston University. As a Finance Assistant, she handles billings, cash deposits, and collections.
Lital’s interests outside of work include travel, reading, sports, dining out, movies, theater, photography, and design.
Kirsten Andersen, Project/Proposal Assistant
Kirsten joined SAGE in December of 2021 to support the Proposal and Finance Departments. She has a BA in History and Anthropology from the University of Rhode Island and a varied background that includes several years as a Project Coordinator in the Geotechnical Engineering field in Florida. When not working, she enjoys her family’s home at Charlestown Beach, reading, cooking, sailing, and being the world’s greatest hockey aunt.
Jeremy Hoyle, Environmental Scientist
Jared Kurkoski, Environmental Scientist
Jared Kurkoski joined SAGE in June 2022 as an Environmental Scientist. Jared brings with him a variety of experience, including, but not limited to, Phase I Environmental Site Assessments, Subsurface Investigations, construction and excavation oversight, environmental monitoring, UST closures and indoor air/soil vapor sampling.
Jared earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science from Roger Williams University in 2016 and earned a Master of Science in Environmental Science and Management from the University of Rhode Island in 2019.
In his free time, Jared enjoys hunting, fishing, camping, skiing and antiquing.
Audrey Wostal, Proposal Coordinator
Audrey Wostal joined SAGE in 2022 as its Proposal Coordinator, with responsibilities including collaborating with the Principal, Senior Managers, Project Managers, and Scientists on proposal preparation, scoping, and costing, as well as RFP/RFQ response packaging and coordination, electronic record management, marketing, and departmental analytics. Audrey holds a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training and a Master of Science in Exercise Science and Health Promotion. Prior to SAGE, Audrey worked as a Certified Athletic Trainer at various high schools throughout Rhode Island for seven years providing sports medicine health care services to high school athletes.
In her free time, Audrey enjoys spending time with her family and friends, video games, sports, and live music.
Matthew Gallup, Environmental Scientist
Matthew Gallup joined SAGE in May of 2022 as an Environmental Scientist. Matthew recently
entered this industry and has developed a variety of experience, including, Phase I Environmental Site
Assessments, Subsurface Investigations, UST closures, excavation oversight, and field sampling.
Matthew graduated from Roger Williams University in 2021 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in
Environmental Science supplemented with a minor in Sustainability.
In his free time, Matthew searches for classic cars, trucks, motorcycles, and all sorts of antiques to
restore and resell.