I developed a passion for wildlife and desire to conserve our natural resources from exploring riparian habitat behind my childhood home in the Bay Area. I was always the one to lift logs or look under rocks for the chance to encounter interesting critters to study. This passion has stayed with me and fueled my career in wildlife biology. Developing an extensive professional skillset has allowed me to apply my knowledge in finding the best solution to a wide range of complex issues regarding our natural resources. Important qualities such as communication, collaboration, and understanding are key to a successful project.

Body of Knowledge

BS, Biology, California Sate University Monterey Bay
Certificate of Field Ornithology, University of California Riverside
Biology and Conservation of the California Tiger Salamander Workshop,
Elkhorn Slough Coastal Training
Biology and Conservation of the California Red-legged Frog Workshop,
Elkhorn Slough Coastal Training
San Joaquin Kit Fox Ecology, Conservation & Survey Techniques,
The Wildlife Society, Central Coast
Introduction to Bird Banding Course, University of California Riverside
Advanced Bird Banding Workshop, Audubon Starr Ranch Sanctuary
Basic Bird Identification Workshop, San Francisco Bay Observatory
Avian Calls and Song Workshop, San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory
Sparrow Identification Workshop, San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory
Gull Identification Workshop, San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory
Vagrant Land birds Workshop, San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory
Avian Handling Course, SPCA of Monterey County
OSHA 24-Hour Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (Cert #: 12626044)

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