R. Jason Lenz, Ph.D.
Chief Executive Officer
Jason Lenz earned his BA in History from Anderson University in 1986. He earned his MS in Environmental Science at Taylor University in 2006. He earned his PhD in Earth and Atmospheric Science from the College of Arts and Sciences at Mississippi State University in December 2014. An abstract to his dissertation can be found here. He is a veteran of the United States Air Force, serving in New Mexico (1984 – 1988), Iceland (1989), and Indiana (1990). He is the Chief Executive Officer at Creek Run, a company he founded in 1993. Gross sales in 2018 will reach $7 million.
Jason has been responsible for the successful mitigation of more than 210 environmentally distressed properties. He is an Applied Geologist in Earth and Atmospheric Science and in Environmental Economics. His research relates directly to the timely and most cost effective solutions for environmental remediation and successful site closures. He has presented research at the Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologist and the American Association of Geographers. He is a licensed Underground Storage Tank professional in Indiana and Ohio where he has witnessed/documented the removal and installation of more than 1,150 underground storage tanks. He has been an adjunct graduate school professor at Taylor University, Upland, Indiana.
Creek Run is dedicated to the mitigation of environmentally distressed properties including: investigations; writing and implementing corrective action plans; design building and installing appropriate remedial systems for the underlying subsurface sediments and groundwater; collection of data for specific site closures; and assisting our clients to utilize all funding mechanisms available to achieve closure, including the Indiana Excess Liability Trust Fund (ELTF). Since Creek Run’s inception in 1993, Jason has been heavily involved with all aspects of the environmental mitigation process, and continues to offer his technical expertise to Creek Run to this day.
Jason has been married to his wife Joni for 34 years, a Registered Nurse at Ball Memorial Hospital, Muncie, Indiana. They live outside of Montpelier where they raise beef and dairy cattle. They are members of Saint John’s Catholic Church in Hartford City, Indiana. They have three children. Cole is a veteran of the United States Marines, a graduate from Mississippi State University, and a Staff Geologist at Creek Run. Twins Adam and Abigail are also both employed by Creek Run. Adam obtained his BS and MS in Geology from Mississippi State and is a Senior Project Manager. Abigail completed her drafting degree and is one of Creek Run’s draftsmen. Jason is a member of the Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists (AEG), the Association of American Geographers (AAG), the Geological Society of America (GSA), a lifetime member of the Association for Preservation Society of Artifacts and Landscapes (PSAL), and the Alaskan Miners Association (AMA). Jason was recently elected to a three-year board position for Friends of the Limberlost, an organization that strives to preserve Gene Strator-Porter’s legacy and the 1,800 acres of restored Limberlost wetlands and uplands.
For the last 12 years he has hosted an annual geology and geography symposium for senior staff members with highly respected geology and geography professionals from all over the United States. Past symposiums have been in Indiana, Mississippi, New York, Utah, Oregon, Arizona, and South Carolina. The 2019 symposium will take place in southern Indiana and will feature a field trip led by Chris Parks, LPG, from IWM Consulting Group and Jeremiah Catron, LPG, from Creek Run, both leaders in their respective fields in Indiana.