ECTC's Board of Directors



Kurt Kelsey 
American Excelsior Company
Kurt Kelsey American Excelsior Co
831 Pioneer Ave
Rice Lake, WI 54868
phone: (715) 234-6861
email: [email protected]

Mr. Kurt Kelsey is employed by American Excelsior Company - Earth Science Division - Arlington, TX, as the Division Director.  Mr. Kelsey has a Bachelor of Science degree in Water Resources with an emphasis in Watershed Science and a minor in Soil Science from the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point and a Masters of Science in Natural Resources with an emphasis in Soil and Water Science from the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point.  Mr. Kelsey is CPESC and CPSWQ certified.  He has worked on numerous erosion and sediment control projects and has authored and co-authored a plethora of papers and articles related to the field.  He is an active member of ASTM where he serves on the D18 Executive Committee and he is Chairman of the D18.25 Committee on Erosion and Sediment Control Technology.  Mr. Kelsey is active with the International Erosion Control Association (IECA) where he serves on their Erosion and Sediment Control Educational Track.  Mr. Kelsey is the industry liaison to the National Transportation Product Evaluation Program (NTPEP) Technical Committee on Erosion Control Products and Sediment Retention Devices.  Mr. Kelsey is currently serving as Chairman of the Erosion Control Technology Council (ECTC). 


Vice Chairman

Scott Harrison

LSC Environmental Products, LLC


2930 Patton Way
Bakersfield, CA  93308
phone: (661) 392-9771
email: [email protected]

As President of LSC Environmental Products, LLC, Scott Harrison is at the forefront of the company's product research and development as well as business-strategy implementation -- significant tasks in a firm that's set its sights on developing quality, cost-effective products that improve the industry and meet the needs of a quickly evolving market. LSC Environmental Products, LLC accomplishes these goals without sacrificing profits. Scott Harrison founded Terra Novo. Terra Novo was purchased by LSC Environmental Products, LLC. Prior to founding Terra Novo, Scott Harrison served as the Agriculture Soil Conditioning Specialist responsible for developing strategies and product requirement for trouble soils at Great Western Chemical. He also worked for Petro Chem Environmental Service, an air-quality testing and consulting firm. He earned his B.S. in Biological Science from California Polytechnic State in San Luis Obispo, currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Erosion Control Technology Council and belongs to the International Erosion Control Association.



Diane (Hitt) Smith

East Coast Erosion Blankets, LLC

443 Bricker Rd.
Bernville, PA 19506
phone: (610) 488-8496
email: [email protected]

Diane Hitt is the President of East Coast Erosion Control and has been with the company since its inception. She has played an integral role in the development of the company and new product designs. Diane is the erosion control industry liaison for the NTPEP program and holds the position of Treasurer for the Erosion Control Technology Council. She currently serves as a member on the IECA Event Planning and Finance Committees. She is an active member of the ASTM, ECTC and IECA. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Albright College. 


Member at Large
Alex Zimmerman

Box 69
Riverton, MB ROC 2RO
phone: 360-910-4800
email: [email protected]


Alex Zimmerman brings over 20 years of large scale construction experience to Erosion and Sediment Control training. From large disturbance, linear, and single family construction to restoration and emergency landslide repair, his experiences add to informative trainings on real world issues for construction site operators, inspectors, and designers. Alex has been helping project teams succeed by planning for the productive and compliant completion of varied construction tasks. Alex has been recognized by various associations and agencies for his professional course preparation and delivery. Developing custom trainings for audiences as varied as Alaska Army Corps of Engineers, Alaska Department of Transportation, Building Industry Association of Washington, Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation and cities in British Columbia, Alex stays up to date and informed on the latest regulations and compliance challenges. He was the 2009 recipient of the Educational Achievement award by the International Erosion Control Association. Course participants learn how to control costs, prevent erosion, protect water quality, and comply with permit requirements in a positive, proactive, profitable manner.


Executive Director

Laurie Honnigford

8601 W. Cross Drive, Suite F5, #220
Littleton, CO 80123
phone: (720) 353-4977
email: [email protected]