Who We Are

These Are Our People

Who We Are

We are a full service environmental and geological consulting firm.

We are a team of geologists, scientists, licensed professionals, managers, individuals, family members, members of the community, highly experienced, youthful ideas, and everything in between. Our leadership and proactive approach empowers us all to be client-focused, responsive, creative, and accountable to our clients, our peers, our organization.


Jim Taylor, P.G.

Geologist, President

  • Licensed Professional Geologist: Pennsylvania, Delaware
  • Geoscience Degree from Penn State University
  • Master of Environmental Pollution Control from Penn State Great Valley
  • 35+ year career in geology and environmental consulting
  • Contaminant Characterization and Remediation, PA Act 2
  • Environmental Assessments & Risk Management
  • Drinking Water Supply, Nitrate Modeling, Land Use Planning

Andy Sokol, P.G.

Geologist, Vice-President

  • Licensed Professional Geologist: Pennsylvania, Delaware
  • Geology Degree from Penn State University
  • 30+ years of professional experience in geology and environmental consulting
  • Solid Waste Landfills, Expansions, Compliance, Operations
  • Deciphering complex geology and hydrogeology in the Triassic Basin
  • Insurance Claims, Spill Response, Coordination & Mitigation
  • Geologic Characterizations, PA Act 2, Emerging Contaminants

Bill Gothier

Scientist, Senior Project Manager

  • GeoEnvironmental Studies Degree from Shippensburg University
  • Stormwater Management, Permitting & Compliance
  • Industrial Permitting & Compliance
  • Spill Response, Coordination & Mitigation
  • Watershed Restoration, Grant Opportunities

Celeste Takach

Scientist, Biologist

  • Ecology, Conservation, & Field Biology Degree from Bloomsburg University
  • Freshwater Systems of Pennsylvania, Macroinvertebrates, Water Quality Studies
  • Wetland Delineation
  • Stormwater Management, Green Infrastructure
  • Penn State Extension: Master Watershed Steward Certification

Alyssa Kitchen (Schell)

Scientist, Senior Project Manager

  • Environmental Science Degree from Muhlenberg College
  • Masters in Environmental Protection & Compliance Management from Saint Joseph’s University
  • Superfund Compliance: Monitoring & Reporting
  • Manages complex multi-year sampling events
  • Environmental Compliance, Data Collection & Validation
  • Health & Safety, Industrial Compliance
  • Develops and teaches OSHA training courses
  • Emerging Contaminants, PFAS/PFOS, 1,4 Dioxane

Mikaela Dechant


  • Licensed Professional Geologist: Pennsylvania
  • Geology Degree from California University of Pennsylvania
  • Geologic & Hydrogeologic Characterization, Monitoring Wells, Logging, Aquifer Testing
  • Landfill Compliance, Water Quality Sampling, Environmental Monitoring
  • GIS Mapping, Data Management

Alexa Specht


  • Physics Degree from Swarthmore College
  • Corporate Sustainability, Environmental Compliance
  • Stormwater Management, Green Infrastructure
  • Data Management, Data Validation, Programming

Carol Jerrahian

Senior Administrator

  • Office Operations
  • Accounts
  • Corporate Marketing

Published Papers

Our people are authors, presenters, coaches, and trainers on numerous topical subjects. We encourage you to peruse and use the resources, and please feel free to contact any one of us to discuss topics in greater detail.

Taylor Geo Services Mission

Grow With Us

From day one, new staff make important contributions toward our goals and client satisfaction, while enjoying the benefits of joining our family-friendly firm that is deeply committed to the well-being and professional growth of each member.

TGS looks to create a Rewarding Career for our people in a fun and dynamic work environment, where lifetime relationships cultivate a group dedicated to each other’s goals and our client’s success.


Health & Safety is Primary.

We strive to prevent work-related injuries through effective training, current education, hazard identification, risk assessment, strategic planning and advanced technologies. We implement policies, procedures, operations and technologies to increase awareness and achievement of our H&S goal. H&S leadership educates our team and evolves our goals to stay current with an ever changing environment and industry.

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Latitude: 39° 59.06’N
Longitude: 75° 24.23’W
Elevation: 380+/- feet msl

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(610) 325-5570