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.

Gary_J.jpg

Gary D. Jakobs, AICP

Principal Environmental

Bio

Curtis2.jpg

Curtis E. Alling, AICP

Principal  Environmental

Bio

Sydney2.jpg

Sydney B. Coatsworth, AICP

Principal  Environmental

Bio

amanda2.jpg

Amanda Olekszulin

Principal  Environmental

Bio

Honey2.jpg

Honey L. Walters

Principal  Air Quality
and Climate Change

Bio

Linda.jpg

Linda Leeman

Principal – Natural Resources

Bio

Allen.jpg

Allen Folks, RLA ASLA

Principal  Urban Design and Planning

Bio

Chris.jpg

Chris Mundhenk

Principal  Environmental

Bio

Poonam.jpg

Poonam Boparai

Principal  Air Quality
and
Climate Change

Bio

Mike_Parker.jpg

Mike Parker, AICP

Principal  Environmental

Bio

Pat2.jpg

Pat Angell

Principal  Environmental

Bio

EricR.jpg

Eric J. Ruby

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.

AD.jpg

Adriana Alba

Proposal Manager

corey.jpg

Corey Alling

Graphics and
Communications Specialist

carlos1.jpg

Carlos Alvarado

Wildlife Biologist

dimitri.jpg

Dimitri Antoniou, AICP

Air Quality, Climate Change,
and Noise Specialist

jessica.jpg

Jessica Babcock

Environmental Planner

Christine_B.jpg

Christine Babla, AIA, AICP, LEED AP

Director of Urban Design
and Planning, San Diego

sean.jpg

Sean Bechta

Senior Environmental
Project Manager

Tammie.jpg

Tammie Beyerl

Senior Botanist and
Wetland Ecologist

Heather_B_copy.jpg

Heather Blair

Senior Environmental
Project Manager

Kristi2.jpg

Kristi Black, JD

Senior Environmental
Project Manager

Lily.jpg

Lily Bostrom

Senior Environmental Planner

Stacey.jpg

Stacey Bradford

Senior Lead Project Accountant

Lisa_B.jpg

Lisa Bradford

Project Accountant

Pam.jpg

Pam Brillante

Wildlife Biologist

placeholder.jpg

Jessica Buehrle

Administrative Assistant

Kirsten_B.jpg

Kirsten Burrowes

Environmental Planner

Latonya.jpg

Latonya Carson

Project Accountant

alta.jpg

Alta Cunningham

Architectural Historian/
Environmental Planner

mike_e.jpg

Mike Eng

Senior Regulatory Specialist

suzanne2.jpg

Suzanne Enslow

Environmental Planner

Jim_F.jpg

Jim Foust

Marketing Coordinator

Allison.jpg

Allison Fuller

Wildlife Biologist

Claudia_G.jpg

Claudia Garcia

Environmental Planner

Matt_G.jpg

Matthew Gelbman, AICP

Planner

Heidi.jpg

Heidi Gen Kuong, AICP

Planner/
Project Manager

Amber.jpg

Amber Giffin, PHR, SHRM-CP

Human Resources/IT Manager

Nanette_H.jpg

Nanette Hansel

Senior Environmental Planner

steve.jpg

Steve Henderson

Senior Wildlife Biologist

placeholder.jpg

Tasha Hengl

Accounts Payable/
Contract Assistant

sarah.jpg

Sarah Henningsen

Environmental Planner

Shannon.jpg

Shannon Hickey

Botanist/
Wetland Ecologist

Brenda.jpg

Brenda C. Hom

Air Quality and
Climate Change Specialist

Kelley_K.jpg

Kelley Kelso, CPESC

Environmental Scientist

placeholder.jpg

Ally Kerley

Environmental Analyst

austin.jpg

J. Austin Kerr

Senior Air Quality,
Climate Change,
and Noise Specialist

Hannah.jpg

Hannah Kornfeld, AICP

Air Quality and
Climate Change Specialist

rachel.jpg

Rachel Kozloski, CPSS

Soil Scientist/
Environmental Planner

Erin_K.jpg

Erin Kraft

Environmental Planner

Dan_K.jpg

Dan Krekelberg

Climate Planning Specialist

gayiety.jpg

Gayiety Lane

Document Production Specialist

Sang2.jpg

Sangwoo Lee, AICP, LEED AP

Senior Urban Designer

adam.jpg

Adam Lewandowski, AICP

Senior Planner/
Senior Project Manager

Erin.jpg

Erin Longo

Senior Project Accountant

Kai.jpg

Kai Lord-Farmer

Air Quality and
Climate Change Analyst


Chris_L.jpg

Chris Lovett, PhD

Air Quality and Noise Specialist

marianne.jpg

Marianne Lowenthal

Environmental Planner

Tiffany.jpg

Tiffany Lunday

Environmental Planner

Masury.jpg

Masury Lynch

Environmental Analyst

 Andrew.jpg

Andrew Martin

Senior Environmental Planner

Michele.jpg

Michele Mattei

Document Production Specialist

Jim_M.jpg

Jim Merk

Editor/Project Coordinator

lisa.jpg

Lisa Merry

GIS Specialist/
Resource Analyst

Zach.jpg

Zachary Miller, AICP

Transportation and
Environmental Planner

Phi.jpg

Phi V. Ngo

GIS Specialist/
Resource Analyst

Jessica_M.jpg

Jessica Mitchell, AICP

Environmental Planner

Chelsey.jpg

Chelsey Payne, AICP

Director of Urban Design
and Planning, Sacramento

Brian_P.jpg

Brian Perry

Senior Publications
and Graphics Specialist

Rebecca_P.jpg

Rebecca Pope

Research Analyst

placeholder.jpg

Fred Pree

Senior Lead Project Accountant

Tracy.jpg

Tracy Prybyla

Administrative Professional

Lara.jpg

Lara Rachowicz, PhD

Senior Environmental Project Manager/Senior Ecologist

Stephanie1.jpg

Stephanie Rasmussen

Environmental and
Natural Resources Planner

Cori.jpg

Cori Resha, JD

Environmental Planner

Charlie.jpg

Charlie Richmond

Senior Environmental
Director

Sam_R.jpg

Sam Ruderman

Climate Change Analyst

Fran_R.jpg

Francisca (Fran) Ruger

Senior Environmental
Project Manager


christy.jpg

Christy Ryan, CPSM

Marketing Manager

Parminder.jpg

Parminder Sarow

Project Accountant

John.jpg

John Singlaub

Senior Natural
Resources Planner


Andrea_S.jpg

Andrea Shephard, PhD

Senior Environmental Project Manager

Kristen.jpg

Kristen Stoner

Environmental Planner

Anh.jpg

Anh Thai, LEED AP

Senior Planner and
Urban Designer


Ted.jpg

Ted Thayer

Wildlife Biologist

Kim.jpg

Kim Untermoser

Environmental Planner

Andrea.jpg

Andrea Villarroel

Urban Designer

Alyssa.jpg

Alyssa Way

Air Quality and
Climate Change Analyst

Ricky_2.jpg

Ricky Williams, AICP

Transportation and
Environmental Planner


Julia.jpg

Julia Wilson

Air Quality and
Climate Change Specialist

placeholder.jpg

Suzanne Wirth

Marketing Administrator

Angie.jpg

Angie Xiong

Environmental and
Sustainability Planner