duane.jpg Duane Behrens - President Duane formed Ellis Env. Mgmt. in 1994.  Duane has 20 years' experience in the administration of construction and abatement contracts.  Prior to founding the company, Duane was employed as an inspector and construction manager for Versar, Inc.  His philosophy and his ultimate goal are simple: By combining his own construction management experience with the technical knowledge offered by degreed industrial hygienists Ellis will assist property managers and owners in completing their hazmat projects safely and efficiently. 
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Jane Cornish - Office Manager In addition to managing Ellis’ AP and AR efforts, Jane administers or reviews the preparation of all completed reports, invoices and correspondence.

Ryan Davidson - Industrial Hygienist

Ryan earned his B.S. degree in Environmental Science and Policy from Cal. State Long Beach. He previously held a position as a Product Safety Coordinator where his responisibilities included product safety and regulatory compliance. At Ellis, Ryan administers and assists in a variety of hazardous material testing and remedial projects, including soils, groundwater, asbestos, lead, PCBs, and hydrogen sulfide. Ryan is a CSST (#12-4989), Lead Inspector/Assessor (#26018) and is a trained microscopist under the NIOSH 582 program. 


Lina Sok - Industrial Hygienist

Lina joined Ellis as a full-time Industrial Hygienist in the summer of 2014 after graduating from Cal State Fullerton with a B.S. degree in Health Science emphasizing in Environmental Health and Occupational Health & Safety. Lina, is trained and experienced as an AutoCAD drafter, building inspector (asbestos), and contractor supervisor.


Sarah Covert Manager – Industrial Hygienist

Sarah Covert joined Ellis Environmental in April 2016. She is a Certified Asbestos Consultant and Lead inspector/Assessor. She has performed hundreds of asbestos and lead related inspections, and has also monitored, inspected and cleared dozens of asbestos and lead abatement projects during that period. With her chemical engineering degree and background, Ms. Covert often takes the lead in performing the more difficult research and sampling efforts for airborne, soils and water-borne contaminants.


Shawn Sokolsky - Industrial Hygienist - Field Technician

Shawn Sokolsky joined the company in April 2017. He is a certified site surveillance technician (CSST), a certified building inspector, and a certified lead sampling technician. Mr. Sokolsky also assists in preparation of reports and is a trained Auto-CAD drafter.


Sonny Baramy - Industrial Hygienist – Field Technician

Sonny joined the company in October 2016 and has played a key role as a field technician for all hazardous materials sampling projects; lead, asbestos, formaldehyde. In addition to field services, Sonny is also well versed in drafting client cost proposals, reports and CAD drawings; his specialty. With his training as a drafter in AutoCAD, he has taken the lead in providing clients with clear and comprehensive drawings.