After graduating from high school, I had a lot more questions than answers. Immediately after graduation, my older brother offered to take to me to White Mountains in Arizona where he was completing his PhD research on the red-breasted nuthatch…..a bird. Upon arrival, I found myself surrounded by a group of college students getting paid to camp. They also did some research while camping. At that time, I knew what I wanted to do…….get paid to camp. Well, that is not as easy as I thought, so environmental consulting was the next choice.

I like to think of myself as a universal utility tool in the world of environmental consulting. This industry is comprised of various disciplines that regularly overlap, and I am the bridge between. Being able to share project ideas and needs with engineers, geologists, architects, construction operators, biologists, and additional disciplines for a shared common goal is my strength.

Body of Knowledge

Qualified SWPPP Practitioner (QSP), #00026
Certified Erosion, Sediment, and Storm Water Inspector (CESSWI)
USFWS Collector, Take, and Scavenger Permits
Branchiopod Recovery Permit TE-02496A-0
Certified Wetland Delineator
OSHA 40-Hour Health and Safety Hazardous Waste Operations.

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