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Environmental Specialist

Denver, CO


Professional environmental project manager with twelve years experience in the field of natural resource management. Thorough understanding of ecosystems with the ability to implement sound scientific management strategies that promote progressive and cost efficient solutions to complex environmental issues. Extensive field experience with the ability to analyze statistical data to create technical guides, resource management plans, 
permitting applications, and public presentations for broad audiences. Strong leadership abilities with proven success in facilitating communication and cooperation between diversified groups. 
Field experience: Throughout the continental US, Caribbean (British Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Turks and Caicos, United States Virgin Islands), Mexico, and Portugal.

Work Experience

Environmental Specialist

Southeast Metro Stormwater Authority (SEMSWA), Englewood, CO


Perform professional, technical work in the implementation of SEMSWA's Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Permit to ensure compliance with all federal and state requirements.
  • Develop and implement company-wide environmental policies and sustainability goals for six minimum control measures required by the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System under the Clean Water Act.
  • Develop clear, comprehensive education and outreach program including training programs that promote sustainable watershed management and regulatory compliance for staff, local government agencies, developers, contractors, non-profits, and community groups.
  • Draft innovative environmental initiatives including a new public/private partnership that promotes the use of green infrastructure and low impact development for public infrastructure and private development.
  • Prepare fact sheets, technical documents, and standard operating procedures that identify target pollutants as well as strategies to reduce pollutants through the use of best management practices (BMPs) and behavior change.
  • Review stormwater management plans and operation and maintenance manuals for non-structural and structural water quality BMPs and ensure facilities are designed and maintained for proper long term function.
  • Identify new funding and supervise special projects for water quality division including a regional watershed signage program, outdoor electronic kiosk, educational gardens, and a grant program that awards funding and approves plans for retrofits of ageing stormwater management facilities.
  • Coordinate and monitor project contracts and budgets for sub-consultants, contractors, and vendors.

Environmental Consultant

Audubon International, Raleigh, NC

2004 2010

Served as project manager on over 25 large-scale domestic and international projects with development costs ranging from 16 million-160 million dollars. or
  • Managed all natural resource planning activities amongst interdisciplinary teams to design and construct projects that combine watershed protection, habitat preservation/restoration, water/energy conservation, renewable energy use, and waste management strategies with the economic and social agendas associated with each project.
  • Reviewed local, state or federal regulations as well as Endangered Species Act and Environmental Impact Statements to facilitate permitting process, mitigate ecological impacts, and reduce environmental liabilities.
  • Collected biological data from field investigations and published sources to create integrated resource management and monitoring plans that conserve, enhance and/or restore terrestrial and aquatic environments.
  • Served as the liaison between clients and a wide range of stakeholders, government agencies, and environmental groups to build long-term, mutually beneficial relationship when managing multi-use natural resources.
  • Prepared proposals, set benchmarks, evaluate budget forecasts, and present cost/benefit analysis of environmental initiatives that enable project leaders to make practical decisions.
  • Served as spokesperson for clients to spread environmental message through the use of videos, trade publications, newspaper articles/ads, and training seminars.
  • Member of Technical Review Committee that developed sustainable guidelines, certification opportunities and community partnerships for the Catawba River District Authority in Mecklenburg County/Gaston County, NC.
  • 'Green Project of the Year' Award recipient for a project in Youngsville, NC from the National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB) for community design, open space protection, construction management, and environmental education.


Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Sciences

School of Natural Resources, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO


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