ECORP feels fortunate to be able to grow our staff through this challenging time. Here are some highlights of staff who have joined ECORP during the first half of 2020:
David Atwater, Senior Environmental Planner, San Diego Office
David Atwater has over 14 years of experience managing the preparation of environmental compliance documents for transportation, development, engineering, environmental, and planning projects throughout California. He specializes in infrastructure projects, including both transportation (e.g., freeways, railroads, ports, roadways) and utilities (e.g., water and sewer lines, pump stations, reservoirs, wastewater treatment plants). Mr. Atwater has worked with a diverse range of clients, assisting them with navigating often complex environmental regulations and policy documents and identifying innovative solutions to assist in the maintenance and protection of environmental quality. He is the current American Public Works Association San Diego Chapter Young Professionals Committee chair. He is a graduate of Cal Poly Pomona with a B.S. in Urban and Regional Planning with an Interdisciplinary Minor in Geographic Information Systems Applications.
Stephanie Castle, Ph.D., Staff Biologist, Rocklin Office
Stephanie Castle joined the Natural Resources Department as a Staff Biologist in the Rocklin office this April. Stephanie graduated from the University of California, Davis with a B.S. in Environmental Biology and a Ph.D. in Ecology. Dr. Castle has extensive experience in wetland, plant, and restoration ecology as well as endangered species management. Following graduation, she spent 5 years working with the interagency Amargosa Vole Team where she was involved with ecological research, population monitoring, habitat restoration, and conservation of the federally and state-endangered Amargosa vole in wetlands of the Mojave Desert.
Christina Congedo, Senior Biologist, San Diego Office
Christina Congedo graduated from San Diego State University with an M.S. in Biology with an Ecology emphasis. Since graduating, she has been working in the environmental consulting sector, primarily on large-scale utility projects. Her areas of expertise include botanical surveys, vegetation mapping, focused sensitive species surveys, nest surveys, managing biological and aquatic resources surveys, wetland delineations, compliance monitoring and mitigation, and biological technical report writing. While she has worked all over southern California and the desert regions of Nevada, she feels most at home in the valleys, foothills, and mountains of San Diego County in the scrub and woodland habitats.
Michael DeGiovine, Staff Archaeologist, San Diego Office
Michael DeGiovine has over 15 years of experience in cultural resources management. In the field he has been crew chief and field director and has also contributed to several reports. His participation in projects ranges from small parcel surveys, to renewable energy transmission and production projects (500kV lines, solar energy plants), to transportation projects. He received his B.A. from U.C. San Diego and his M.A. from California State University, Fullerton.
Michelle Wilson, Senior Environmental Planner/Senior Biologist, Rocklin Office
Michelle Wilson is a senior environmental planner/senior biologist with more than 27 years of experience, authoring and managing CEQA and NEPA documents, permitting, and biological services. In addition to her work as a consultant, Ms. Wilson has been a senior planner for Santa Barbara County’s Planning and Development Department and Santa Barbara County’s Flood Control District/Water Agency and has worked for a large oil and gas company on California’s Central Coast as Environmental Health & Safety Advisor. Her past project experience also includes authoring and managing CEQA documentation for a number of water, wastewater, and alternative energy infrastructure projects.
Laurel Zickler-Martin, Staff Archaeologist, Rocklin Office
Laurel Zickler-Martin has 10 years of experience in cultural resources management, primarily in California and the Great Basin, with additional project experience in Oregon and Washington. This experience encompasses stints with the U.S. Forest Service and the State Historic Preservation Office, as well as with cultural resources management firms on CEQA and Section 106 projects for the Bureau of Land Management, FEMA, Caltrans, the California High Speed Rail Authority, Sutter Butte Flood Control Agency, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, and various county and municipal departments. She completed her B.A. in Anthropology from the University of Washington, obtained a certificate in Cultural Resources Management Archaeology from South Puget Sound Community College in Olympia, Washington, and received her M.A. in Anthropology from California State University, Sacramento.
Also joining our staff in 2020 are:
- Alexandra Dorough, Assistant Biologist, Redlands Office
- Hannah Kang, Assistant Biologist, Rocklin Office
- Ciera Martinez, Administrative Assistant, Rocklin Office
- Steven Wintergerst, Associate Archaeologist, Redlands Office
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