Project Specialist & Technical Writer
Office Manager & Bookkeeper
Health & Safety Specialist
Shannon Oelkers - Owner
Shannon Oelkers founded Integrity Environmental (formerly Kanaga Environmental, LLC) in 2010 to assist Alaskan companies with achieving environmental regulatory compliance and best management practices. Prior to Kanaga, she worked at the State of Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation in the Contaminated Sites and Terminal / Tank Farms division. Shannon holds a bachelor's degree in Biological Science and a master's degree in Community Development from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. She has managed the permitting and contingency plans for over 25 bulk fuel storage facilities in central and rural Alaska. She has a strong depth of experience in the many regulations that influence bulk tank farm operations. Smaller operations, such as power plant generation and rural fuel farms, are also strongly supported by Shannon's expertise.
With over 10 years of experience in inspecting and auditing bulk tank farm operations, she is diligent about identifying and resolving potential problems before they become compliance issues with a regulating agency. Her experience and network within regulatory agencies has also proven useful in planning future capital improvement projects.
With her Master's degree in Community Development, and being a life-long Alaskan, she's well-versed in the unique challenges of completing successful projects in rural Alaska. In her off-time, she enjoys snow-shoeing, hiking to the top of the nearest ridge, and traveling.
Rosie Nethercott - Consultant
Rosie graduated from the University of Alaska Anchorage with a BS in Biological Sciences and a minor in Mathematics. She has a background in banking and more recently was employed by the State of Alaska, Department of Natural Resources as a Natural Resource Specialist where her focus was on oil and gas leasing in Alaska. She is skilled in researching, writing, and problem-solving and she always enjoys learning something new. In her free time, she likes to stay active, explore the outdoors, and spend time with her two young children.
C. House - Lead Inspector
C. House holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology from the Southern Polytechnic State University in Marietta, Georgia. She holds Inspector certifications from the National Association of Corrosion Engineers, Steel Tank Institute, and American Petroleum Institute. She is also qualified with the American Society for Nondestructive Testing in Magnetic Particle Testing, Liquid Penetrant Testing, and Ultrasonic Testing. C. House has performed certified inspections across the North Slope Borough, as well as electric utilities and other bulk fuel tank farms in the Southeast and Southwest Alaska. Previous experience includes performing inspections as part of a consulting engineering team at industrial plants throughout the lower 48 states during very high stress operations including pre-shutdown, shutdown, start-up, and routine mechanical integrity inspections.
Lori Yares - Consultant
Lori graduated from the University of Alaska, Anchorage with a BA in Psychology. She has over ten years’ experience working in the oil and gas industry in Alaska. Before joining Integrity Environmental, she worked at both the Department of Law and the Department of Natural Resources in their respective Oil and Gas divisions. Lori has spent years researching and summarizing complex and technical documents into plain language for readers. She also has excellent attention to detail and an in-depth knowledge of environmental regulations in Alaska.
Carolyn Kincaid - Project Specialist & Technical Writer
Carolyn graduated from the University of Alaska Fairbanks in 2000 with a degree in Communication. Carolyn’s main role at Integrity Environmental is to lead our technical writing team, while also providing indispensable support as our project specialist. Carolyn earned her Technical Writing Certification from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. She has completed the Microsoft Office Word Specialist Certification, 24-Hour OSHA HAZWOPER Certificate, Spill Preventions, Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) Planning Certification, and FEMA’s ICS 100/200 Certifications. Carolyn's valuable organizational experience, her love for Alaska, and her passion for community is evident each time she interacts with our clients.
Ashley Kayser - Office Manager & Bookkeeper
Ashley grew up in Alaska and graduated from the University of Alaska Anchorage with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Prior to joining Integrity, she worked in the Admissions department at a local college assisting students with enrolling and obtaining financial aid. She has extensive experience in banking, possesses strong organizational skills, and is highly detail-oriented. In her spare time she enjoys reading and traveling with her family.
Laura Freidel - Technical Writer
Laura is Integrity's newest technical writer, and originally hails from Louisiana where she attended Louisiana Tech University. She earned a bachelor’s degree in English and then a masters in English with a master’s certificate in technical writing. After graduation, she taught English composition and technical writing courses for universities in Louisiana. Later, she decided to utilize her skills in technical writing and began as a technical writing consultant. She currently resides in New York where, in her free time, she enjoys cooking and traveling with her family.
Alysha Corkery - Administrative Assistant
Alysha is originally from Alaska, and loves to spend time outdoors with her husband and three young children. Recently completing her Microsoft Office Word Certification, Alysha has the skills necessary to optimize Integrity's productivity. She is highly adept in organizational and time management skills, and assists in maintaining Integrity's digital files.
Richard Oelkers - Health & Safety Specialist
Richard is a graduate of the University of Alaska Fairbanks, holding a degree in Emergency Services. He has worked in volunteer and paid positions in the fire service since 1993. For the past 18 years he has worked as a safety specialist in the upstream and midstream oil industry. He is recognized as a Certified Safety Specialist by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals. In his spare time, he works as an on ice hockey official for USA Hockey officiating games for youth and adult leagues in the Anchorage area.