Emery Bayley – Brownfields Manager
Where are you from?: I am a Seattle native.
What were you doing before you came to ECOSS?: I joined ECOSS in 1999 after a dozen years as a project manager in the environmental contracting industry and 20 years as a geologist working in North America and the western Pacific for an international mining company. I’m a Certified Professional Geologist (CPG) and a graduate of Colorado College and holds a Master’s Degree in Geology from the University of Washington.
What do you do day-to-day at work?: I assist with the successful redevelopment and reuse of a number of contaminated sites around Puget Sound.
What has been your favorite/most rewarding project to work on at ECOSS?: Some of my favorites over the years include:
- The Rainier Court Residential Development—a 2005 Phoenix Brownfields Award Winner for EPA Region 10
- Despi’s Delite Bakery a former dry cleaner on Beacon Hill in Seattle
- Northwest Chemical—a former chemial plant in Seattle’s Georgetown neighborhood that is now a manufacturer of concrete retaining wall systems.
- Advance Electroplating—a former plating facility in south Seattle that now is home to a variety of small businesses
- Chubby & Tubby—an historic gas station in Seattle’s Rainer Valley slated to be redeveloped as affordable housing and commercial
- Perovich property—a former gas station in Georgetown being redeveloped as a community center
If you could change one thing about Seattle, what would it be?: The politics.
What do you like to do outside the office?: Collecting and tumbling agates and backpacking in the Cascade