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Trey Munday – A 2013 CFO of the Year

Great Ecology is excited to announce our CFO, Trey Munday, was recognized as one of the 2013 CFO of the Year finalists by the San Diego Business Journal. Trey provides excellent financial guidance and operational leadership. Trey has been instrumental in the firm’s sustained growth.

Great Ecology has flourished as a thriving ecological consulting firm as a result of the interdisciplinary team. Trey is a dedicated team member, a motivated entrepreneur, an outstanding leader, and a financial guru. Providing expert financial advice for local small businesses, he has personally contributed to the growth of many local companies, but most importantly, he plays a crucial role in the continued growth of Great Ecology. Trey exhibits the qualities of top CFOs as identified by Randy Frisch, President of the Journal, “These individuals are tasked with being the gatekeepers of their companies’ financial business while leading its growth and contributing to economic development for the region.”

His monthly board meetings at La Jolla Shores with staff have been essential nurturing the creative employee environment and relationships. Whether he is in the office, out catching some waves, or coaching the next generation of soccer stars, Trey Munday is an exceptional leader and asset to any team.

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Meet the Great Ecology Executive Team

Meet Dr. Laska and the Great Ecology team at these upcoming events.

Dr. Laska, President and Founder, will be speaking at the upcoming 2nd Annual Natural Resource Damages Law Seminar on February 14 and 15 in Washington D.C.

Nick Buhbe, Director of Ecology, is presenting Great Ecology’s innovative wetland restoration approach which saved a client over $50 million at the Energy, Utility, & Environment Conference on January 30 in Phoenix, AZ.

Contact Sarah Stevens at sstevens@greatecology.com to set up a meeting.

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A Soccer Stadium for New York

One of our clients is seeking to build a New York City soccer stadium as referenced in a New York Times Editorial, New Soccer Stadium, but Where?

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Senior Ecologist Nick Buhbe Joins Great Ecology’s San Diego Office

Great Ecology and Nautilus Environmental are pleased to announce Nick Buhbe’s transition to Great Ecology team as a Senior Ecologist. Nick is an accomplished ecologist with 18 years of experience. His diverse portfolio of clients and projects has focused on managing multidisciplinary studies supporting infrastructure development projects related to water supply, navigation, and waterfront facilities. Nick’s expertise in formulating monitoring programs, restoration projects, and site-specific assessment strategies will complement and expand the core capabilities of Great Ecology.

In the past few years, Great Ecology and Nautilus Environmental have developed a strong collaborative relationship enhancing our complementary services. Nick’s transition to Great Ecology will strengthen the relationship between Nautilus and Great Ecology, promoting ongoing collaboration while improving and expanding both firm’s capabilities.

Great Ecology’s President, Dr. Mark Laska, welcomes Nick to our San Diego team. “Nick Buhbe’s skills and expertise will enhance Great Ecology’s interdisciplinary team, allowing us to expand our services and projects, specifically in Southern California. In addition, we look forward to the continued collaboration with Nautilus Environmental. ”

Nautilus Founder and CEO, Marilyn O’Neill, also sees Nick’s transition as a positive step in our collaborative relationship. “It allows both of our firms to commit resources and align our primary capabilities to complement each other’s core strengths. It’s an exciting way to build partnerships that serve both our staff and clients.”

Nick joins the Great Ecology team on Thursday, October 4. To speak to him directly, contact him at (858) 750-3201 or NBuhbe@GreatEcology.com.

To learn more about Nautilus Environmental and talk to Marilyn, please contact her at (858) 587-7333 x 204 or Marilyn@NautilusEnvironmental.com.

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Great Ecology Recognized as One of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies

Great Ecology is honored to be recognized by Inc. Magazine as one of America’s fastest-growing private companies in 2012. To be ranked as Number 2,150 among the 5,000 best and fastest-growing companies and ranked Number 21 among the nation’s top environmental services companies is a significant achievement. Inc. Magazine selects the best of the best private companies in America. Great Ecology made the prestigious list by consistently delivering excellent, high quality consulting and design services to our growing number of Fortune 500 clients who value our creative ecological solutions that mitigate cost and risk. According to Dr. Mark Laska, President and Founder of Great Ecology, “recognition of our firm by Inc. Magazine is a testimony to our creativity wrought by the unique synthesis of science and design and our talented team of experts. Our industry leadership is a direct reflection of the creative, cost-saving ecological solutions we consistently deliver to our diverse client base of international public and private sector companies.”

Great Ecology is honored to be one of the fastest growing private companies both regionally, in Southern California, and nationally. We look forward to steady and sustained growth based on our proven ability and unique approach to deliver expert ecological design and planning.

We are your ecological design and planning experts. Learn how Great Ecology can improve your next project by contacting Rachel Saldivar, Director of Business Development at rsaldivar@greatecology.com or (858) 750-3201.


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Meet Great Ecology’s New Team Members

Meet Tim Jackson, Tyler Nicoll, and Charlie Howe, Great Ecology’s newest team members.

Associate Ecologist, Tim Jackson supports the San Diego Ecology team. He has over seven years of experience in environment consulting throughout the country for a wide range of clients. As an accomplished stream and wetland ecologist, Tim has a diverse portfolio including agency coordination, delineation of waters in the U.S., and biological monitoring. He is well versed in the Clean Water Act and Section 404 permitting.  Tim is a member of the Society of Wetland Scientists and is awaiting his Professional Wetland Scientist Certification. He graduated from Clemson University with a Bachelor of Science in Fisheries and Wildlife Biology.

Ecologist, Tyler Nicoll joins the New York Ecology Team. Tyler has an extensive background managing invasive species and native plantings on large scale mining restoration projects in Florida. Her past work includes conducting biological surveys for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management, and NYC Parks Department. She is qualified in wetland delineation and Section 404 Permitting and holds a Bachelor of Science in Natural Resources with a Minor in Animal Science from the University of Delaware.

Joining the New York Design Team, Designer Charlie Howe is a landscape and urban designer with experience in the United States, Argentina, and Mexico. Charlie has managed a diverse assortment of projects addressing ecological performance, site infrastructure, and public space. He received a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science and Biology, magna cum laude, from Allegheny College and a Masters in Landscape Architecture from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design.

We are proud to welcome Tim, Tyler, and Charlie to the team and we look forward to the continued growth of Great Ecology.

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Sustainable Waterfront Development:
East River Waterfront Esplanade Eco-Park

Great Ecology is pleased to share the New York Times article detailing the constructed subtidal habitat featuring a created mussel bed as part of the new East River Waterfront Esplanade Eco-Park in New York City. The project by the New York City Economic Development Corporation will convert a portion of Pier 25 into an eco-park to restore intertidal and subtidal habitats. Great Ecology joined the SHoP Architects and Ken Smith Landscape Design team as the ecological consultant providing scientific and design support for the habitat restoration. Great Ecology conceptualized the intertidal habitat slab to encourage the growth of mussels and other subtidal organisms to restore the natural intertidal habitat. The East River Eco-Park serves as a pilot project for sustainable waterfront development in New York and will open to the public next year.

For more information on Great Ecology’s role and how we can help your habitat restoration projects, contact us at info@greatecology.com or call one of our offices to speak to us directly.

New York: (212) 579-6800

California: (858) 750-3201

Denver: (303) 872-0927


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Introducing Carl Carlson, RLA

Great Ecology is excited to introduce our new Associate Landscape Designer, Carl Carlson.

Carl joins our Ecological Design team in New York working with Associate Designer Chris Keil. Carl is a Registered Landscape Architect with over six years of design, construction management, and consulting experience. His diverse background covers a wide range of projects from designing private estates to managing green infrastructure construction projects for the City of New York. He graduated from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry with a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture. In addition, he holds licensure in the State of Connecticut and is a LEED Green Associate.

Carl is an accomplished landscape designer who can help you complete your design and construction management projects. For more information about Carl’s expertise and to talk him directly, please contact the New York Office at (212) 579-6800.


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Great Ecology Named One of San Diego’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies!

The wait is finally over! On Thursday July 12, 2012 the San Diego Business Journal recognized the 100 Fastest-Growing Private Companies in San Diego. Great Ecology is excited and honored to not only make the esteemed listed of the top 100 companies, but to be ranked as number 36!

This was Great Ecology first year as a finalist since our debut in the San Diego community just two years ago. In acceptance of the award CEO and President Dr. Mark Laska said, “the dramatic growth our firm has experienced recently is a reflection of the business community recognizing the value that ecology plays in many business matters, the excellent team of professionals that work at our company, and the decision made two years ago to relocate our corporate headquarters from New York City to San Diego which has been an exciting place for habitat restoration and ecological design. We are extremely pleased to be recognized by our colleagues in Southern California.”

In addition to making this list of 100 Fastest-Growing Private Companies, Dr. Laska was named one of the top CEO’s in San Diego by the Business Journal in 2011. These are momentous achievements for Great Ecology and we look forward to our continued growth in the San Diego community.

Visit the San Diego Business Journal for the full list of the 100 Fastest-Growing Private Companies in San Diego.


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Great Ecology’s New Marketing Associate

Great Ecology is happy to introduce their new Marketing Associate, Sarah Stevens.

Sarah is responsible for Sales and Marketing initiatives within the firm and communicating Great Ecology’s message to the world. Prior to joining Great Ecology, Sarah Stevens worked on integrated marketing campaigns for several large, global brands. For each brand Sarah created innovative marketing plans which were effective, efficient, and delivered ROI through increased brand recognition. In addition to a strong background in Marketing, Sarah is an experienced Sales Manager.

Before calling San Diego home, Sarah lived on three continents, including Africa and Europe. Sarah’s strong multi-cultural background has enhanced her communication skills and contributed to her unique perspective.  Sarah received a B.A. in International Studies; with an emphasis Economics from the University of California, San Diego.

For all Marketing, Media, and Sales inquires please contact Sarah Stevens, sstevens@greatecology.com.


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