RYAN C. GAUJOT P.H.
Mr. Gaujot is president and principal geologist with Green Rivers. Born and raised in West Virginia, Ryan first learned to appreciate natural beauty through family camping and fishing adventures to high elevation Appalachia with his parents and older brother. Ryan grew up in Charleston and Morgantown, WV. After studying and graduating BS in Geology at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Ryan took a Geologist position with Marshall Miller & Associates (MMA) of Bluefield, WV. At MMA he had the opportunity to work with some of the finest scientific professionals in the business. MMA showed Ryan what it takes to make an effective, professional consulting company. Ryan continued his study and obtained his MS in Geology at West Virginia University completing a thesis entitled “Geology, hydrology, and fish habitat relationships in the upper Shavers Fork, WV.” After graduate school, Ryan briefly worked as a Geomorphic Survey Technician for the WV Division of Natural Resources before moving to a Geologist position at the Canaan Valley Institute (CVI). At CVI, Ryan had the opportunity to study streams and wetlands for many years, as well as work as a course instructor for Dave L. Rosgen of Wildland Hydrology. Looking for a means for highly efficient and effective clean water projects for Appalachia, Ryan founded Green Rivers in 2008. Ryan enjoys recreating in the streams, mountains, and oceans of the world. Ryan resides near Thomas, West Virginia with his wife Jocelyn and two sons Arden and Asa.
Rob Stull joined Green Rivers in the fall of 2011 and is currently serving as a Project Manager for the organization. Rob graduated from Frederick Community College with an A.S. in Park Management and Shepherd College with a BS in Environmental Studies. During that time, Rob worked at River and Trail Outfitters as a guide and instructor. Upon graduating college, Rob taught environmental science and outdoor recreation at Notre Dame Academy in Middleburg, VA. Prior to joining Green Rivers, he spent 3 years working for Canaan Valley Institute and the past 5 years working as the Outreach Coordinator for The Outdoor Education Center of FLOC. Rob originally grew up in the Harpers Ferry area where he spent his free time on the rivers and trails of the eastern panhandle. For the past 9 years he has called Thomas, WV his home–where he resides with his wife Shannon and their daughter Delaney.
ATHEY EDWARD LUTZ
Athey Lutz was born and raised in Davis, WV. He grew up skiing, biking, fishing and exploring the streams and mountains of Tucker County. He attended the University of Dayton on an academic scholarship and graduate in 2007 with a degree in Environmental Geology. Following graduation he moved to Cleveland, Ohio to work as a Field Geologist for ARCADIS Gerharty Miller consultants. He traveled a five state area working on environmental remediation projects covering a wide variety of soil, air and water contamination. Following receipt of a Professional’s Certificate in River Restoration from Portland State University in 2009, Athey moved back to his hometown to take a position as Project Director of the non-profit North Fork Watershed Project through the AmeriCorps VISTA Appalachian Coal Country Team program. There he worked on water quality issues including acid mine drainage and acid precipitation along with community development projects. Mr. Lutz joined the Green Rivers team in spring 2012. In addition to his work with Green Rivers, he is involved in the community as Vice President of the New Historic Thomas and President of Tucker County Connections, both non-profit organizations.
TREVOR SWAN III
Trevor Swan grew up in the outskirts of Morgantown, WV, playing lots of soccer and spending countless hours rambling through his backyard forests of Snake Hill or further afield with his Boy Scout troop. His studies in Civil and Environmental Engineering at West Virginia University – including a year abroad at the University of Ulster in Northern Ireland – focused on hydrology and structures, culminating with a bachelor’s degree in 2006. After graduating, he moved to Winfield, WV where he spent a year designing structures for Parkline, a fine metal building manufacturing company. A year long road trip around the US and Canada followed, at the end of which he found himself closer to home again, and gained employment with the WV Department of Environmental Protection designing mining reclamation projects for recently abandoned coal mines across the northern half of the state. There he spent the next 3+ years designing, estimating, and helping manage large-scale land reclamation and mine drainage treatment projects, both active and passive. That experience culminated shortly before Trevor acquired his Professional Engineer’s license in 2012, whence he went into business consulting on various mining reclamation and structural projects. He joined the Green Rivers team in July of 2014. Trevor spends most of his time outside of work homesteading with his expectant wife Cheryl and their two dogs, three goats, and eleven chickens.