Meet our leadership team:

Our goal is to provide clients with a level of personal commitment and company reliability not found elsewhere. Together with our Senior Associates and technical and operational professionals, we are always aspiring to enhance our capabilities so we can better serve our clients’ needs.

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Gary D. Jakobs, AICP

Principal Environmental

Bio

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Curtis E. Alling, AICP

Principal  Environmental

Bio

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Sydney B. Coatsworth, AICP

Principal  Environmental

Bio

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Amanda Olekszulin

Principal  Environmental

Bio

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Honey L. Walters

Principal  Air Quality
and Climate Change

Bio

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Linda Leeman

Principal – Natural Resources

Bio

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Allen Folks, RLA ASLA

Principal  Urban Design and Planning

Bio

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Chris Mundhenk

Principal  Environmental

Bio

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Poonam Boparai

Principal  Air Quality
and
Climate Change

Bio

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Mike Parker, AICP

Principal  Environmental

Bio

Meet our technical and operational professionals:

The Ascent in-house team consists of many devoted professionals who are more than just highly qualified and competent environmental, planning, urban design, natural resources, and climate change consultants.  These environmental professionals also believe in the firm’s basic values and contribute strongly every day to making Ascent a caring, nimble, supportive, forward-thinking, enjoyable, and original company.

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Dimitri Antoniou, AICP

Air Quality, Climate Change,
and Noise Specialist

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Jessica Babcock

Environmental Planner

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Phi V. Ngo

GIS Specialist/
Resource Analyst

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Kristi Black, JD

Senior Environmental
Project Manager

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Cherise Sutton

Finance Manager

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Kristen Stoner

Environmental Planner

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Sean Bechta

Senior Environmental
Project Manager

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Christy Ryan, CPSM

Marketing Manager

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Francisca (Fran) Ruger

Senior Environmental
Project Manager


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Carlos Alvarado

Wildlife Biologist

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Gayiety Lane

Document Production Specialist

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Lily Bostrom

Environmental Planner/
Project Manager

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Rachel Kozloski, CPSS

Soil Scientist/
Environmental Planner

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Shannon Hickey

Botanist/
Wetland Ecologist

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Lisa Merry

GIS Specialist/
Resource Analyst

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Sarah Henningsen

Environmental Planner

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Hannah Kornfeld, AICP

Air Quality and
Climate Change Specialist

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Heidi Gen Kuong, AICP

Environmental Planner/
Sustainability Planner

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Nanette Hansel

Senior Environmental Planner

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Stephanie Rasmussen

Environmental and
Natural Resources Planner

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Amber Giffin

Office/Human Resources Manager

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Sangwoo Lee, AICP, LEED AP

Senior Urban Designer/Planner

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J. Austin Kerr

Senior Air Quality,
Climate Change,
and Noise Specialist

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Suzanne Enslow

Environmental Planner

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Steve Henderson

Senior Wildlife Biologist

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Latonya Carson

Project Accountant

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Pat Angell

Senior Director

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Marianne Lowenthal

Environmental Planner

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Lara Rachowicz, PhD

Senior Environmental Project Manager/Senior Ecologist

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Tiffany Lunday

Environmental Planner

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Zachary Miller, AICP

Transportation and
Environmental Planner

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Brenda C. Hom

Air Quality and
Climate Change Specialist

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Allison Fuller

Wildlife Biologist

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Adam Lewandowski, AICP

Senior Planner/
Senior Project Manager

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Julia Wilson

Air Quality and
Climate Change Specialist

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Jessica Mitchell

Environmental Planner

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Mike Eng

Senior Regulatory Specialist

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Angie Xiong

Environmental and
Sustainability Planner


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Corey Alling

Graphics and
Communications Specialist

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Cori Resha, JD

Environmental Planner

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Ted Thayer

Wildlife Biologist

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Tammie Beyerl

Senior Botanist and
Wetland Ecologist

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Jim Foust

Marketing Coordinator

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Michele Mattei

Document Production Specialist

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Kirsten Burrowes

Environmental Planner

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Jim Merk

Editor/Project Coordinator

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Kai Lord-Farmer

Air Quality and
Climate Change Analyst


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Tracy Prybyla

Administrative Professional

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Brian Perry

Senior Publications
and Graphics Specialist

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Kelley Kelso, CPESC

Environmental Scientist

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Dan Krekelberg

Climate Planning Specialist

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Heather Blair

Senior Environmental
Project Manager

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Anh Thai, LEED AP

Senior Planner and
Urban Designer


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Chelsey Payne, AICP

Senior Planner

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Pam Brillante

Wildlife Biologist

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Ricky Williams, AICP

Transportation and
Environmental Planner


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Claudia Garcia

Environmental Planner

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Andrew Martin

Senior Environmental Planner

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Joyce Lodwick

Proposal Manager

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Andrea Shephard, PhD

Senior Environmental Project Manager

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Andrea Villarroel

Urban Designer

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Alyssa Way

Air Quality and
Climate Change Analyst

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Kim Untermoser

Environmental Planner

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Tara Harbert

Administrative Assistant

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Iulia Roman

Environmental Planner

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John Singlaub

Senior Natural
Resources Planner


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Stacey Bradford

Senior Lead Project Accountant

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Erin Longo

Senior Project Accountant

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Lisa Bradford

Project Accountant

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Suzanne Wirth

Marketing Administrator