Burleson Consulting, Inc.

A great deal of my personal and professional satisfaction in the field of environmental consulting is conducting the initial field studies that capture the snapshot of existing conditions present on a project site. I always strive to be as thorough and accurate as possible in presenting the results of my scientific observations. In projects requiring regulatory environmental compliance, I consider myself a pragmatist and try to find the “win-win” solution for all stakeholder parties involved.

Body of Knowledge

MS, Biological Science, Western Illinois University
BA, Education, Elmhurst College
CRAM (California Rapid Assessment Method) Vernal Pool “Train the Trainers”
Workshop; March 2010
CRAM 5-day Training Workshop for Riverine and Depressional Wetlands; June 2009
CNPS Vegetation Rapid Assessment Protocol
CNPS/CDFG Protocols for Botanic Surveys
Army Corps of Engineers Wetland Delineation & Management
Level II Researcher; Blunt-nosed leopard lizard
Desert Tortoise Monitoring (100 hrs)
CDFW Plant Voucher Collecting Permit (2081(a)-13-091-V)
CDFW Scientific Collecting Permit (I.D. SC-7514)
OSHA 40-HR HAZWOPER Training (Cert# 1410081121065)

Client Satisfaction

"Burleson Consulting was excellent to work with and very professional. They assembled a top-notch team of experts to study and propose solutions to the water supply challenges at Sutter National Wildlife Refuge. The communication was excellent throughout the project. This included project staff, contracting personnel, and interested stakeholders. As a result, the project was completed on time and on budget. I would not hesitate to use or recommend Burleson Consulting in the future."Kevin Clancy, Project Manager – United States Bureau of Reclamation

"Burleson provided exceptional services under this contract. Because of their successful work, they were awarded a $7M follow-on IDIQ contract in 2014, that also encompasses biological monitoring at former Fort Ord. They have consistently improved their plant material collection and propagation techniques and pass the savings onto the federal government. Burleson is a valuable team member on Fort Ord and I feel that they are true stewards of the environment." William K. Collins, BRAC Environmental Coordinator, US Army Corps of Engineers

"Burleson has been able to work with several government agencies (to include tribal groups and natural resource trustees) and several responsible parties to assist in progressing this site to a stage where technical and agency concerns can be identified and resolved. Strengths – overall and in depth understanding of mine site and CERCLA dynamics. Deficiencies – none. I would not hesitate to use Burleson." Daniel McMindes, USACE Liaison to EPA, US Army Corps of Engineers

"Burleson helped to manage the Sacramento Area Voltage Support Environmental Impact Statement. They came through and were always available during an ‘energy crisis’ in California. I will continue to work with them."Loreen McMahon, Project Manager - California Public Utilities Commission

"We appreciated Burleson’s great work, re: completing the draft EIR on the scheduled date (it was a tremendous task, but they completed it). All of them put a lot of work into it (it was a true team effort). They should all be proud of this accomplishment given the changes and obstacles encountered along the way, and I cannot thank them enough."Glenn M. Shuder, AIA, CFM, Chief Architect - Project Director, SMUD

"We chose Burleson Consulting because of their experience with the specific project matter in technical and regulatory issues and for their record of excellent communication skills in complex, multiparty projects. They were responsive to the matter and were sensitive to all relationships between the parties involved."Kevin Mayer, PE, Project Manager - USEPA