Arlin Howles earned his Master’s in Geology from the University of South Carolina with a BS in Environmental Geology from Edinboro State University, and is a Certified Petroleum Geologist, and a Professional Geologist in Texas. Mr. Howles has over twenty-three years of experience as a senior hydrogeologist with wide-ranging skills that include the performance of site assessments, well drilling, geological data mapping, water supply impact, oil and gas operations, environmental impact site assessments, fault mapping, and site safety. Being proficient in geological and geophysical mapping software, he has performed consulting services for nationally recognized consulting firms addressing surface and subsurface fault studies, coastal beach erosion and geologic evaluation of landfills. While supervising drilling activities, he has performed core analysis and stratigraphic studies for a wide variety of projects in the U.S. and Canada, and has completed remediation programs at 24 gas pipeline transmission facilities, providing technical review reports and quality control oversight while coordinating field sampling programs. He has designed water wells supplying over 100,000 gpd for industrial use. Mr. Howles is the author of three peer-reviewed publications.