Meet Our Team

Where exceptional employees thrive.

We set out to build an organization where exceptional employees thrive. Where our colleagues make the clients’ priorities, their priorities – a workplace where every colleague is motivated to exceed client expectations. As the Company grows we will build a team defined by openness and respect for one’s co-workers. A place where every employee is someone you learn from. A team without weak links.

Our Leadership Team:

Jonathan Ryan


Jonathan is the President and founder of Verdanterra, where he provides direction, builds partnerships with clients and complementary firms, and supports our technical staff. Jon also establishes quality control and assures quality of deliverables executed by the company. Jon’s technical expertise lies in resolving complex regulatory situations for clients, both in support of projects in development and for compliance issues identified while in operation.

Craig Swope

Vice President of Operations

Craig, our Vice President of Operations, is responsible for directing day-to-day operations across the company and managing the growth of our Pittsburgh service area. Craig is actively engaged in project coordination, strategic planning, business development and client management. Craig’s career in natural resources spans almost two decades and is a Certified Wildlife Biologist and FAA Qualified Airport Biologist.

Dan Bucan

Director of Land Services

Dan leads our Land and Right of Way Services Team nationally, providing clients with solutions to facilitate communication and provide support with landowners. Dan has 32 years of land acquisition and right of way experience in the oil & gas pipeline, FERC, Local Public Agency and utility industries. He supports projects throughout the planning, routing, design, acquisition, relocation, property management and construction phases. He based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with multi-state knowledge and experience across the US.

A.J. Bonazzoli

Director of Environmental Services

AJ has over 14 years of experience providing environmental permitting and inspection/compliance services in the mid-Atlantic region. As the Director of Environmental Services, AJ manages our environmental teams and conducts field reconnaissance including stream and wetland delineation, endangered species surveys, cultural resources surveys, stream monitoring, mitigation, and environmental inspection of natural gas pipeline, waterlines, and well pads. AJ also has expertise in complex regulatory issues and has managed and prepared countless environmental construction permits in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio.

Chad Alberth

Director of Civil Engineering

Chad has over 10 years of experience providing engineering and design services in across multiple states with a focus in Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Virginia. He is our Director of Civil Engineering and currently manages a team of engineers, designers, and technicians with expert experience in permitting and site development. His experience includes construction feasibility, site grading, erosion and sediment control plan development, post-construction stormwater management plan development, permit and construction plan preparation, road and stream crossing design, NPDES permitting and construction oversight.

Tom Kelly

Director of Civil Survey

Tom is the Director of Civil Survey at Verdanterra and brings over 20 years of experience providing surveying and design services for the oil & gas and energy industries. He currently manages a team of surveyors, technicians, and survey crews and has conducted or managed surveying services for various types of projects ranging from parcel boundary surveys to 50+ mile pipeline route development projects.