Great Ecology’s been growing and we’re thrilled to welcome the following people to our team!
Cate Collinson – Cate began at Great Ecology earlier this month as an Associate Ecologist, based in our New York office. She brings six years of experience working with the Canadian provincial, municipal, and private sectors as well as at the state-level in the United States. She specializes in regulatory support, ecological surveys and sampling for both terrestrial and aquatic environments, and habitat suitability surveys.
Ellie Garza, PLA – Ellie joined the Denver team in early May as an Associate Landscape Architect. She’s a professional landscape architect and dynamic team player who excels at developing creative and resilient ecological designs. Ellie’s past project experience includes analysis and planning, design development and construction documentation, public-led planning, and visual communication. She’s a Council of Landscape Architectural Boards (CLARB) Certified Landscape Architect. And, did we mention she’s also a certified small unmanned aircraft systems commercial remote pilot?
Esa Crumb, MS – Esa joined Great Ecology in February as an Associate Ecologist in Denver. She has more than ten years of experience in wetland and plant ecology, restoration planning, and environmental permitting. She’s well-versed in the nuances of the Clean Water Act Section 404 permitting, Endangered Species Act consultation, and natural resource assessments and has worked on multiple mitigation planning projects.
Justin Heyerdahl, MESM – Justin is an Ecologist who joined Great Ecology’s San Diego office in April. He brings a strong background in mapping, visual story-telling, and data science. His experience includes modeling species distribution, landscape connectivity, and climate change adaptation. He uses spatial and non-spatial analytics to help leverage ecological processes for building resilience through design and planning.