Marc Seelinger, PWS – Founder
Marc is our founder, director, and lead instructor. He has over 30 years of professional wetlands experience stemming from a distinguished career as an environmental consultant. He has worked on large and small wetland projects around the country and a few overseas. His primary focus has been on wetland assessment, delineation, and design.
Marc is the primary author of most of our wetland course offered. He brings to the classroom a wealth of “real-world” experiences that he is happy to share with his students. He has many stories from the field that demonstrate the practical side of wetlands work.
Marc’s passion has always been teaching. He loves to see students learn a new plant, understand a hydric soil classification or envision a new wetland system design.
He is highly credentialed, and these are a listing of some of his certifications.
2006 US Department of Agriculture: Technical Service Provider. Certification No. #TSP-05-4739
2006 North Carolina Department of Transportation, Erosion and Sediment Control: Level II Stormwater Certification No. #891
2002 National Environmental Policy Act, Project Development & Section 4 (f) Training, Federal Highway Administration, Baltimore Maryland
2002 Aquatic Insect Collection Protocols for Stream Mitigation and Restoration, North Carolina Division of Water Quality, Raleigh, North Carolina
2002 River Assessment and Monitoring (Rosgen Level III), Wildland Hydrology, Pagosa Springs, Colorado
2000 River Morphology and Applications (Rosgen Level II), Wildland Hydrology, Pagosa Springs, Colorado
2000 Applied Fluvial Geomorphology (Rosgen Level I), Wildland Hydrology, Pagosa Springs, Colorado
1999 Professional Wetland Scientist (PWS) # 1236: Society of Wetland Scientists, Nationwide
1999 State of Maryland Qualified Professional Forest Stand Delineation & Conservation Planning
1997 State of Maryland Erosion and Sediment Control Certified Responsible Person No. 06512
1993 State of Delaware Stormwater and Sediment Control Construction Reviewer Cert. No. 1904
1993 Baltimore District Certified Wetland Delineator # WDCP93MD0610054B
Walt Milowic – Instructor
Walt has been teaching at the Swamp School for over 5 years. He has worked with hundreds of wetland delineation students helping them work on online programs as well as classroom workshops. Prior to joining the Swamp School Walt has a distinguished career as a Naval Aviator. Upon retiring from the Navy, Walt obtained his state teaching licensee and had worked as a science teacher for over 20 years.
Lori Reese – Instructor
Lori works with our wetland design and delineation students online. She has an impressive background in biology, chemistry and natural science. Prior to working at the Swamp School Lori was a science teacher for over 20 years.
Mark LaRue – Instructor
Mark is one of our Wetland Delineation Field Instructors. Mark is a Biology graduate of the University of Texas at Dallas and has 30 years of expertise in the Corporate and Federal Government (EPA) sectors working with Clean Water Act Permitting, State Water Regulations, Protected Species, Ecosystem Evaluation and Restoration, and Conservation Easements.
Lucas Jerden – Instructor
Lucas teaches our project management programs. He is a Lean Six Sigma “Black Belt” and is very experienced in organizing and identifying project improvements. He has over 20 years of experience working with engineers and scientists, teaching ways to improve program functions, eliminate waste and increase overall efficiency.
Christine Salome – Executive Assistant
Christine serves to help our students get the most out of the Swamp School programs they have signed up for. She is the person who will help our students register for the classes, track down any billing needs and on occasion reset their passwords. She has a great can-do attitude and advocates for our students when the need arises. Prior to joining the Swamp School Christine, served in the U.S. Navy and she retired with over 20 years of services. During her years of service, she worked as an administrative assistant to the Deputy Secretary of Defense and his immediate staff, as well as, many other high ranking officers.
Molly Seelinger – Newsletter Author/Social Media Specialist
Molly works part-time as a contributor to our weekly newsletter. Her duties include researching wetland-related topics and drafting articles that would of interest to our students. She also helps us keep up with our social media posts and updates.