Our people are the heart of our culture, hear what our team members say about working at MER

Toby Bouchard, Field Supervisor  –  Use Code the following code to inject into CMS Pages:


"When I began my masters program in 2016 at Massachusetts Maritime Academy, I was also looking for an opportunity to work in environmental services. I began working here at MER while I pursued my degree. I now have a master's in Emergency Management and a great career! So far, my most memorable time working for MER was when I participated in the Deep Blue training down in Louisiana back in 2016. I enjoyed learning new skills in the area of spill response and being part of the team."

- Toby Bouchard, Field Supervisor, MER

Justin Masha, Field Technician  –  Use Code the following code to inject into CMS Pages:


"I like that every day at MER is different, in the past few months I've worked out three different states. Working for MER is a very rewarding job; I feel good at the end of the day, knowing that I helped the client. It feels good getting in a good day of labor, whether it be inside or outside and knowing that we helped, whether it be an emergency response or a planned job.

I've only been with MER for a little over six months. Being a newer guy, I have appreciated that some people on the team really took me under their wing to teach me a lot. I love that the culture here is made up of really committed people."

- Justin Masha, Field Technician

John DuPonte  –  Use Code the following code to inject into CMS Pages:


"What I love about my job is the variety of work we perform; one week I could be in British Columbia helping the First Nations with oil spill tactic plans and protecting their culture and environment and the next week I could be down in a cylcone in a power plant.

We have a great team, that's what keeps me coming to work! If a spill happens, we are all team players, any of us will run out the door to respond on any given day.

We have a lot of pride in our safety program. Safety is our #1 goal and the company is committed to ensure that everyone has the proper safety training and gear. "

- John DuPonte, Business Manager

Sean Boyle  –  Use Code the following code to inject into CMS Pages:


"We are a 24-hour organization; employees need to be flexible and be open to new opportunities and changes. Our employees perform difficult work as a team, this builds strong bonds and a huge sense of camaraderie between coworkers. Two factors that attracted me to MER was the nature of the business, no two days are the same and the fact that people stay at MER for a long time. "

- Sean Boyle, Logistics Manager

Bernie Reagan  –  Use Code the following code to inject into CMS Pages:


"I started with MER in 2000 in Savannah, GA as an Environmental Technician. Within six months I got my CDL license and became a Driver/Operator and was running jobs after the second year. I moved on to Supervisor and then as the local Logistics Manager. I grew up around the water, I love boating and fishing. I knew that I wanted to become more involved in the marine side of the company. Running the boats and pulling boom was where my heart was. I am now the Southeast Response Manager. As part of the Moran Emergency Management Team (MEMT) I manage our response to marine events small and large such as oil spills and shoreline cleanup projects. "

- Bernie Reagan, Southeast Response Manager