EI is on a roll in the second half of 2021… Following the successful acquisition by Montrose Environmental Group in July 2021, we have added a multitude of quality staff to our ever-growing team. From Directors, to Project Manager and GIS Analysts, EI continues to add specialists to our team to support our clients and new team members at Montrose. Read below to learn more about our growing team.
Al Barnhart is a highly motivated GIS Analyst and Developer with over three years of experience in roles with consistently increasing responsibility. He is ambitious, hardworking, independent and enjoy working as part of a team where he can make significant contributions to the overall success of the company. He s experienced working with Utilities as an analyst/technician under PSE&G and Southern California Gas as well as general GIS Technician experience from Apple. He graduated from Denison University in with a BA in Geology/Geosciences and then received his GIS Professional Certification from Michigan State University. He is very excited to now be working with EI and look forward to all of the opportunities available at EI and MEG.
Al can be reached at AlBarnhart@enviro-intel.com.
Assistant Project Manager, Wildlife Biologist
Brie English has six years of experience as an environmental educator, wildlife biologist, and project manager for projects throughout southern and central California. Ms. English currently serves as an assistant project manager for EI SCE environmental clearance and construction support, bringing in depth experience in multi-disciplinary projects and serving as lead for field personnel.
Brie is widely experienced in conducting a variety of surveys for special status botanical, avian, herptile, and small mammal species. Some highlighted species include desert tortoise, red and yellow legged frog, Stephen’s and San Bernadino k-rat, California gnatcatcher, least Bell’s vireo, burrowing owl, Yosemite toad, arroyo toad, southern rubber boa, Parish’s daisy, Lyon’s pentachaeta, and San Fernando valley spineflower. She also has wetlands training and experience delineating. Brie has performed job walks/environmental awareness training, pre-activity surveys, vegetation mapping, habitat restoration, construction monitoring, territory mapping and habitat assessments, within public and private lands.
Brie’s extensive knowledge of southern California species and experience supporting large- and small-scale projects, make her a valuable addition to the EI team. Brie can be reached at BrieannaEnglish@enviro-intel.com.
Assistant Project Manager, Wildlife Biologist
Lindsay Gattman has over seven years of experience as a wildlife biologist and consultant in Florida and southern California. She has diverse consulting experience ranging from clients in sand and phosphate mining, local municipalities, infrastructure, and utilities. Ms. Gattman has experience performing various threatened and endangered species surveys and is permitted by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission for surveying, mechanical excavation, and transport of gopher tortoises. Ms. Gattman has prepared numerous types of reports including incidental take permitting annual reports, hydrologic monitoring reports, groundwater and surface water sampling results reports, Phase I Environmental Site Assessments, and has assisted with the preparation of biological and environmental assessments.
Lindsay can be reached at LindsayGattman@enviro-intel.com.
Environmental Data Analyst
Valerie Kovner comes to Environmental Intelligence with experience working at Lassen Volcanic National Park as their Natural Resource intern. She is a graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara where she had a substantial schooling on ecology and restoration. Her professional experience includes, restoration monitoring, wildlife monitoring, invasive plant removal, fire ecology, data analysis and mapping in ArcGIS. Before joining EI Valerie worked as an information technology specialist with a strong background in-all-things software and computers.
Valerie can be reached at ValerieKovner@enviro-intel.com.
Assistant Project Manager – Cultural Resources
Stacey Escamilla is an archaeologist with over ten years of professional experience in cultural resource management. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from California State University, Bakersfield and her Master’s degree in Archaeology and Ancient History from the University of Leicester, in Leicester, England. Stacey has experience in archaeological and paleontological monitoring, compliance, pedestrian survey, and excavation and applicable federal and state laws and regulations. Her project experience includes working in the federal Oil and Gas sphere, conducting the environmental review for the issuance of permits for the construction of new oil wells and the abandonment of old oil wells. Additionally, Stacey has experience with the preparation of a variety of environmental documents, including Cultural Resource Reports, Environmental Assessments, Environmental Impacts Statements, and Cultural Resource Management Plans. Her extensive experience in cultural resource management makes her a great addition to EI’s growing Cultural Resources Department.
Stacey can be reached at StaceyEscamilla@enviro-intel.com.
Environmental Data Analyst
Paula Nguyen is a recent graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She comes to Environmental Intelligence with experience working as HBO’s client liaison and researcher for sustainability. She was responsible for calculating the life cycle assessments of energy, water, CO2 emissions, and hazardous waste for film production. She has also conducted fieldwork in the Santa Monica Mountains and utilized technology tools ArcGIS and RStudio to assess the ecosystem post-Woolsey fire. At Environmental Intelligence, she works as an environmental data analyst to support the Data Intake team on Utility distribution projects.
Paula can be reached at PaulaNguyen@enviro-intel.com.
Project Manager, Renewable Generation Interconnect Program
Anna Lambropoulos has joined the Environmental Intelligence (EI) team as an Assistant Project Manager in the RGIP program. Ms. Lambropoulos comes from a multi-disciplinary background with nine years of professional experience. She has held a variety of positions ranging from Land Use Planner to Operations Analyst, which have provided her with the necessary skills to effectively and efficiently manage projects throughout their entire life cycle.
Anna has experience working with members of the private and public sectors on a variety of projects. In previous positions, Anna played an instrumental role in ensuring deadlines were always satisfied, as well as being the point of contact for various clients and vendors. Anna’s work experience includes projects and assignments that require a great deal of research, analysis, and critical thinking.
Ms. Lambropoulos is currently pursuing a certificate in GIS and Geospatial Technology.
Please help us welcome Anna to the EI family. She can be reached at AnnaLambropoulos@enviro-intel.com.
Director of Geospatial Services Group
Andy Bury is the new Director of EI’s Geospatial Services Group (GSG). Andy leads a team of geospatial scientists who support a variety of projects in Southern California. He is responsible for managing and growing the GSG team, for implementing a cutting-edge and scalable GIS to support geospatial analysis on all projects, and for the development of innovative geospatial solutions.
Andy graduated from UCSB with a degree in Geological Sciences and has spent his career in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Remote Sensing. He is a geospatial scientist with decades of management experience, an entrepreneur, and a leader. He has led scientific and technology projects in the field and the office, and with small teams and large.
During his career, Andy has managed hundreds of science and technology projects. He has incorporated GIS and data management into natural resources, water resources, energy resources, telecom, landscape assessment, industrial, DoD, and engineering projects. He has also developed innovative geospatial models, database programs and Internet applications; GIS software applications; website design, development, and deployment; and interactive training courses. Andy can be reached at AndyBury@enviro-intel.com.
Assistant Project Manager, Wildlife Biologist
Brianna Demirci is an Assistant Project Manager with four years of experience as a GIS specialist and wildlife biologist. Ms. Demirci has diverse background working for federal and state agencies, as well as private companies and organizations. She has over four years of experience working with geographic information systems to create maps utilized for consulting, conservation, planning, and data collection purposes. Her mapping efforts have been used in restoration project planning proposals, biological permit acquisitions, mitigation projects, and private biological assessments. Ms. Demirci is experienced in the flora and fauna throughout southern California and the Sierra Nevada, and she has monitored and surveyed for rare and special status species throughout the state. Ms. Demirci has also conducted habitat and biological assessments, wetland delineations, participated in habitat improvement plans, assisted with the planning of major restoration projects, and served as a naturalist and environmental educator. Brianna can be reached at BriannaDemirci@enviro-intel.com.
Assistant Project Manager, Cultural Resources
Max Bieber is an archaeologist with four years of experience in cultural resources management across the western United States. Mr. Bieber has participated in projects in California, Nevada, North Dakota, South Dakota, Texas, and Idaho. Currently, Mr. Bieber is pursuing his M.A. at California State University, Northridge, where his scholarship is focusing on prehistoric archaeology in northern Los Angeles County. Mr. Bieber is well versed in pedestrian survey, site condition assessments, data recovery, hand and mechanical excavation, curation of archaeological collections, and site form preparation. Mr. Bieber has experience working with clients in the energy, transportation, mining, and environmental sectors and has an established record of managing the needs of clients, tribal affiliates, and government agencies to ensure successful completion of projects that fulfill the needs of all parties. Max can be reached at MaxBieber@enviro-intel.com.
Project Manager, Marine and Wildlife Biologist
Shannon Dellaquila has over 19 years of experience as a Project Manager, and 10 years of experience as a biologist/environmental scientist. She has experience in managing multiple small- to large-scale aerospace, logistics, coastal environmental, environmental restoration, civil works, and cannabis cultivation projects. She has been professionally trained in the workings of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), California Endangered Species Act (CESA), California Fish and Game Code (CFGC), and other applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations that are relevant to California’s environmental resources and planning practices. She has worked as a project manager and planner with a wide range of public and private stakeholders, which she prepared environmental documents for both federal and state agencies.
Ms. Dellaquila has experience in biological impact assessment; and mitigation; and regional ecosystem planning. Her project experience includes managing, writing, analyzing, interpreting, and researching appropriate environmental documents pursuant to CEQA, NEPA, the CFGC, Endangered Species Act ESA/CESA, and local and state laws. On many of her project she was also the biologist applying her knowledge of California geomorphology, watershed, endangered species, terrestrial biology, marine biology, fish biology (marine & freshwater), marine estuary, and stream ecology. She has managed interdisciplinary teams, which included state, federal, local, and non-profit stakeholders to achieve and meet project goals with successful outcomes. As project manager lead she has a tremendous amount of experience in customer service and public speaking, including public scoping meeting. Shannon can be reached at ShannonDellaquila@enviro-intel.com.