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L.S. Sims & Associates

Kiel T. Sims, L.E.P. - Environmental Scientist

Mr. Sims is a Licensed Environmental Professional with over 5 years of experience in environmental site assessment, contamination assessment and remediation, groundwater and soil sampling, source removal, and injection/agricultural supply well projects.  His graduate education at Florida State University was focused on environmental contamination, aquifer hydrogeology, coastal oceanography, and Florida geology​. Mr. Sims' responsibilities with LSSA include data analysis and project report drafting, Underground Injection Control permitting, data logging and sample collection and analysis during injection well construction, business development, field sampling, and site assessment.​ 

with reliable, quality-oriented consulting firms and subcontractors. From its roots as a specialty Florida groundwater and environmental consulting firm, today LSSA provides turnkey solutions for a long list of Industrial, Commercial, Federal, Municipal, and State clients across the Southeast United States and beyond. LSSA’s Principals and Associates are listed below:

Quality. Integrity. Value. Part of your team.

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Linda K. Sims - President

Mrs. Sims is the President of LSSA, responsible for managing all aspects of the business, including accounting, administration, technical project support, and business development. Prior to co-founding LSSA, Ms. Sims had over 17 years of experience managing business operations, including state insurance claim adjustor, construction office manager, and real estate sales. Since 1994, Ms. Sims has maintained a personal involvement in projects to ensure customer satisfaction, including understanding customer requirements, establishing responsive project scopes of work, defining project level of effort and budgets, and supporting the execution of project deliverables to ensure the business supports the needs of LSSA customers

Lawrence S. Sims, P.G. - Vice President/Senior Geologist

Mr. Sims is a registered professional geologist (FL and TN) with over 35 years of professional experience, including more than 30 years in Florida. Mr. Sims began his career in the oil & gas industry before serving as hydrologist for the St. John’s River Water Management District and Florida Department of Environmental Protection (former DER). He served on, and later chaired, the Technical Advisory Committee for Underground Injection Control (UIC) Projects. He returned to his consulting roots in 1985 and founded LSSA in 1994. Mr. Sims is an Adjunct Professor of Geology at Eastern Florida State College. Mr. Sims’ areas of expertise include:

  • Hydrologic evaluations of contaminated sites

  • Geochemistry

  • Design / Management of Remediation Programs

  • DNAPL Characterization, Fate, and Transport

  • Underground Injection Control

  • Water supply and Water Resources Development / Management

  • Regulatory Negotiations

  • Expert Testimony

About Us

What We Offer

Mr. Robert Schatzman, P.G. - Senior Project Manager

Mr. Schatzman is a registered professional geologist (FL) with more than 10 years of professional consulting experience. Mr. Schatzman has worked under the direct supervision of Larry Sims on a wide variety of contamination assessment and remediation projects including EPA Superfund sites, FDEP petroleum and mineral sites, publicly owned treatment work sites, and other remediation sites located in Central Florida. He served as project geologist for the permitting, construction, and testing of Class I injection well projects, with responsibility for well contractor oversight, core evaluation, core analysis, geophysical log evaluation, conducting straddle packer tests, preparation of lithological logs, and evaluation of vertical survey data. He has conducted Mechanical Integrity Tests for injection wells, including radioactive tracer surveys, video surveys and casing pressure tests.
His areas of expertise include:

  • Groundwater Quality Assessment

  • Groundwater Flow Modeling

  • Groundwater Remediation Site Operation & Maintenance

  • Lithological Interpretation

  • Geophysical Log Interpretation

  • Data Quality Assurance and Control

  • Aquifer Performance Testing & Analysis

  • Project Management

L.S. Sims & Associates (LSSA) was founded by Lawrence S. Sims, P.G. and wife and business partner Linda K. Sims in 1994 in Melbourne, Florida. The firm was incorporated in November 1997 and relocated to Melbourne Beach, Florida in 1998 until January of 2002 when the company moved to its current location in Rockledge, Florida.

​Prior to founding the company in 1994, Mr. Sims was the Melbourne, FL office manager for one of the country’s most prestigious groundwater firms with expertise in hydrogeology, contamination assessment, and deep well injection. Over the years, the firm’s capabilities have grown steadily as the Sims have hired licensed and certified associates and developed teaming arrangements 

Mr. James E. McGrath, P.G. - Senior Geologist

Mr. McGrath is a registered Professional Geologist (FL) and a Senior Associate with LSSA. Mr. McGrath began his career in the Gulf Coast oil & gas industry, and has spent over 25 years as a consulting geologist in the State of Florida on water resource, deep well injection, contamination assessment, and environmental permitting and compliance projects. Mr. McGrath has managed a variety of field operations, remedial construction and corrective action, and groundwater monitoring projects including the removal of heavy metals, creosote, and pesticide-contaminated soil from manufacturing and agricultural sites. Mr. McGrath authored the Underground Injection Control Section of the Florida Chamber’s Environmental Permitting Handbook, and was appointed to Florida’s High Technology and Industry Council to develop waste minimization protocols and promote waste minimization. Mr. McGrath’s areas of expertise include:

  • Hydrogeologic Evaluations of Contaminated Sites

  • Remedial Construction / Initial Remedial Action

  • Bioremediation

  • Underground Injection Control

  • Wellfield Development and Rehabilitation

  • Environmental Site Assessment

Dylan Froman - Environmental Engineer

Mr. Froman is an Environmental Engineer with LSSA. His education at the University of Central Florida focused on civil and environmental engineering.  Dylan earned both degrees B.S Civil Engineering and B.S. Environmental Engineering in 2013. After graduation, he began his career in civil engineering specializing in transportation and infrastructure, and has over 5 years experience in Geographic Information System (GIS) operations and data analysis. Dylan manages the operation and maintenance of LSSA remediation systems involved in groundwater remediation and water supply projects.

Jonathan Zientarski - Senior Field Technician

Jonathan Zientarski is a senior field technician and leads our field support services.  Mr Zientarski began his career in the Air force as a bioenvironmental technician , and has spent over 16 years as an environmental technician with experience in both chlorinated solvents and pertroleum sites.  In addition to all aspects of field sampling, Jonathan performs operation and maintenance of several treatment systems located throughout central Florida.  To include air stripping, AS/SVE and advanced oxidation treatment systems.  ​