MRW Environmental, LLC

Wetland and Natural Resource Consulants

About Us

Kenneth L. Morgan (M.S.)

Managing Member/Biologist

Mr. Morgan is the point of contact for initial site visits and preliminary consultation regarding client needs. He also is responsible for permit applications, conducting wetland delineations and assessments, project design, mitigation monitoring, species surveys, wetland inventory and mapping, and identification of land for proposed mitigation projects.

Mr. Morgan has been involved in various aspects of natural resource management since 1991. He has served as Coordinator of Field Studies for The Nature Conservancy of Georgia at Ft. Benning.

James T. Ward


Mr. Ward is the point of contact for all land acquisitions, contracts and market development for MRW Environmental LLC. In this capacity he is responsible for land purchases, contracts for sale of compensatory mitigation units, and the development of strategic alliances and/or consulting contracts with engineering firms or government entities. Additionally, Mr. Ward coordinates all construction activity and labor needs for all projects.

Prior to joining MRW Environmental LLC, he spent 25 years in commercial manufacturing, real estate development  and lending, mining, transportation, and the establishment of a workman's compensation insurance company. He was Founder, President/CEO of Tennessee Land and Capital Inc. 1986 - 2007 dealing primarily in investments, manufacturing, land development and lending. During the same period he was a founding member, director, and chairman of the Tennessee Forestry Association Workman's Compensation Group, a self-insured trust for primary and secondary wood manufacturers in Tennessee.

In addition to his business experience he is a member of the Tennessee Forestry Association, The National Federation of Independent Business, and the Tennessee Feed and Grain Association.

Matthew Granstaff


Mr. Granstaff worked for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville Planning Branch and Regulatory Offices for over a six-year period where he gained valuable knowledge of the Regulatory Program and the National Environmental Policy Act.  He is a Qualified Hydrologic Professional for the State of Tennessee and has been involved in multiple large-scale wetland inventory and delineation projects in Tennessee, Kentucky, and Alabama.  

Angela Schmid (M.S.)

Aquatic Entomologist

Ms. Schmid is the aquatic macroinvertebrate specialist/entomologist and coordinator of all environmental courses for MRW.  She received her M.S. under the tutelage of Dr. Brad Cook at Tennessee Technological University with a project regarding colonization of aquatic macroinvertebrates pre and post-exposure to Antimycin and potassium permanganate in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Ms. Schmid has 7 years experience performing invertebrate taxonomy and has SFS (NABS) certified for Eastern EPT, Chironomidae, and Eastern General Arthropods.