Engineering Employee Spotlight

Meet Riley

Meet Riley Vane, he is an Engineering Assistant and works on development, site design, and general engineering. Riley is from Utah and studied at Brigham Young University where he earned his degree in Civil Engineering. He recently added a couple more credentials to his profile when he passed the Professional Engineer exam. He used the NCES materials extensively to help him study. However, he attributes most of his success to the notebook that contained his previously worked out problems.

“I wouldn’t want to do it again, but I’m happy it’s over,” Riley said about the feelings he had over passing the exam. “If you put the time upfront, it’s not necessarily a difficult test.”

What’s next?

Now that it’s over, Riley can focus on all of his other projects. He’s currently working on site designs for a yoga studio, a 500-acre plot in New Deal, and a residential development in Cooper. If that’s not enough to keep him busy, he has a couple of projects coming up soon. The one he’s most excited for is his work with Texas Tech University Health Science Center that includes reconstruction and helping produce a 10-year plan for the parking lots and the interior roads.

His work life is not his only source of excitement. Riley and his wife, who’s a pediatrician, are expecting their first child.  Soon he’ll have some extra company as he spends time outdoors doing what he enjoys, fishing and hunting.

If you have any questions or inquiries regarding Engineering projects, contact Riley at

Environmental Engineering Employee Spotlight

Meet Marissa

Meet Marissa McLemore, she works in our Environmental Engineering department. Marissa assists R2M clients with Environmental Compliance, specifically with Storm Water & Waste Management. She is also part of R2M’s training team and focuses on Environmental Education. She grew up in Plainview, Texas and attended West Texas A&M University where she double-majored in Environmental Science and Biology. Marissa recently passed the Certified Hazardous Materials Manager exam. As a CHMM, she will be able to make a significant impact on her community by protecting the environment and the public’s health and safety. In her position, she will keep up with the advancements in technology and changes in compliance requirements that occur frequently in hazardous materials management. To prepare for her exam she spent hours studying flash cards and doing a lot of research while snacking on plain M&Ms.

“I’m glad it’s over,” Marissa said with a proud look on her face. At least for now she can revel in her success, until she has to renew her certification five years from now or choose to continue her education and gain higher credentials in handling hazardous materials.

What’s Next?

Until that time comes, she has some work to look forward to in the next couple of weeks. She’s currently updating R2M’s Storm Water Training by putting together better presentations for clients. She’s also creating a more thorough checklist for the Waste Program. Then Marissa will be out of the office for four weeks on what she calls the “Permian Tour”. She’ll be traveling to clients in Odessa, Troy, and even as far as South Dakota to perform quarterly audits.

When Marissa is not working, or studying for her next certification, she enjoys reading historical fiction, hiking in the canyons, or going on adventures with her new husband.  

If you have any questions or inquiries regarding Environmental Engineering, please contact Marissa at