Mr. J. Eric Scherer, CPESC 359, CPSWQ 6, CESSWI 7, has been involved for many years with CPESC, and later ECI, and served with the Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control (CPESC) program as its Chair, Vice Chair and on other technical program committees. He also served as Regional and State Representatives for CPESC (ECI) and assisted with the writing and development of the first CPESC and CPSWQ exams and was Chair of the CESSWI development committee.
He is most proud of his work with fellow registrants and having the opportunity to have introduced the CPESC program to the International Erosion and Sediment Control Association (IECA) over thirty (30) years ago, encouraging others to become certified professionals, including Carol Forrest who was at that time President of the IECA.
Mr. Scherer has held certifications with ECI as a Certified Professional in Soil Erosion and Sediment Control – No. 359 (retired); Certified Professional in Stormwater Quality – No. 6 (retired); Certified Erosion, Sediment and Storm Water Inspector, No. 7 (retired).
Mr. Scherer received his formal education from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA, receiving a B.S. in Agronomy with a major in Crop and Soil Science. He continued his formal education at the University of Hartford, West Hartford, CT, and received a master’s in public administration degree with a focus in Organizational Development.
He is currently a technical consultant to the public and private sector on natural resource issues, including land use and environmental impact. His work spans soil erosion and sediment control planning, designing, installation and inspection of control measures. As a ‘retired’ professional, he enjoys living in the beautiful state of Rhode Island with his wife, Linda, of 38 years, sharing time with his three (3) children and four (4) grandchildren and is still ‘learning’ the game of golf by getting great instructions from his long time ‘mentor’ and good friend, Don Lake.