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Our Team

  • Brandon Gutierrez – Staff Engineer
    Brandon is a chemical engineer with a background in refinery operations and field work. He has training in responding to and mitigating hazardous material threats. […]
  • Brennan Booker – Staff Geologist
    A graduate of the University of Michigan, Brennan Booker comes to SES by way of Dearborn, MI, and St. Louis, MO. He has a bachelor’s degree in earth and […]
  • Caroline Dickey – Staff Geologist
    Caroline’s experience primarily includes Phase II subsurface investigations, excavation and drilling oversight, USCS soil classifications and soil sampling, groundwater monitoring, development and sampling, test pit […]
  • Carson Jones – Staff Geologist
    Another Seattle native, Carson Jones graduated from Whitman College, where he studied geology, biology, and chemistry. He spent this past summer working as a forestry technician/wildland firefighter […]
  • Chris Carter – Managing Principal
    Chris has diverse experience as an environmental consultant in compliance-driven projects, including large commercial and industrial contaminated property cleanups, industrial and construction stormwater projects, source […]
  • Chris Cass, LG – Associate Geologist & Group Manager
    Chris is a licensed geologist with extensive experience in subsurface contaminant investigations, environmental due diligence, and environmental cleanups and monitoring. He has provided client services […]
  • Cindy Conway – Accounts Payable Clerk
    Cindy Conway is an Accounts Payable Clerk with our corporate accounting team. She is a graduate of the Utah Valley University with a bachelor’s degree […]
  • Clare Tochilin, LG – Associate Geologist
    Clare is a licensed geologist with experience in geologic and hydrogeologic fieldwork, data management and analysis, and report writing involving hazardous waste site remediation as […]
  • Ieva Brieze – Billing Specialist
    Ieva is a key member of our Accounting Department and works as our Billing Specialist. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. She is […]
  • Jonathan Loeffler, LG – Project Geologist
    Jonathan is a licensed geologist with professional experience in a wide variety of technical and task management roles. His areas of expertise include environmental subsurface […]
  • Kaitlin Ryan – Project Quality Manager
    Kaitlin is our Project Quality Manager. She utilizes a strong technical editing background to edit and review technical reports prepared by staff. She received her […]
  • Kelsen Kitchen – Technical Writer
    Kelsen Kitchen is Technical Writer with SoundEarth Strategies. She is a graduate of the Utah State University with a bachelor’s degree in English and is […]
  • Kevin Bartelt – Project Scientist
    Kevin has experience on a wide variety of environmental compliance projects. He specializes in field work and data collection for Phase I and II environmental […]
  • Kevin Heins – Accounting Manager
    Originally from Eugene, OR, Kevin Heins brings more than two decades of corporate accounting and finance experience to SoundEarth Strategies as the newest member of […]
  • Kyle Lowery – Project Geologist
    Kyle’s experience primarily includes subsurface investigations such as direct push, hollow-stem, hand auger drilling, USCS soil classifications and soil sampling. His expertise also includes groundwater […]
  • Lena Proietti – Administrative Assistant
    A California native, Lena comes to SoundEarth with a bachelor’s degree in biology and minor in communications. She is passionate about wildlife biology, conservation, and […]
  • Levi Fernandes, PE – Senior Engineer
    Levi has diverse experience managing and providing technical oversight of environmental projects, with expertise in the evaluation, design, operation, and optimization of remediation systems. He […]
  • Linnea Coleman – Staff Geologist
    Staff geologist Linnea Coleman comes to SES with a bachelor’s degree in Geology from Whitman College. She was born and raised in the Lake Forest Park suburb of Seattle, […]
  • Mindy Graddon – Associate Geologist
    Mindy is a Washington State Licensed Geologist and a Project Management Professional. Since 2007 her work has focused on applied geology, with responsibilities of well […]
  • Nimish Desai – Chief Executive Officer
    Nim has over two decades of experience integrating business, engineering, technology and policy strategies to address complex environmental challenges nationwide. His technical experience is focused […]
  • Nolan Conway – Staff Geologist
    Nolan Conway is a Staff Geologist. Nolan studied Earth and Space Sciences and Geology at the University of Washington. A true geologist, his hobbies include […]
  • Ryan Bixby, LG – Managing Principal
    Ryan has experience working on complex environmental projects and is a registered professional geologist specializing in due diligence and solutions for a variety of environmental […]
  • Sarah Bice – Human Resources Manager
    Sarah is SoundEarth’s Human Resources Manager with expertise in the development, implementation, compliance, and management of human resources programs. She specializes in recruiting, employee relations […]
  • Scott Alberts – CAD Specialist
    Scott is our CAD Specialist. He graduated with an Associate’s Degree in AutoCAD Drafting Technology and has studied HVAC Design, Civil 3D, Graphic Design, and […]
  • Terry Montoya, PE – Principal Engineer
    Terry has experience designing, building, and operating effective remediation systems under CERCLA, MTCA, and Washington State programs. His experience covers broad practical applications, including instrumentation […]
  • Tom Cammarata, LG, LHG – Principal Geochemist
    Tom is a licensed geologist and hydrogeologist in Washington State with an advanced degree in the field of Geochemistry. He has extensive experience in environmental consulting […]
  • Travis Zandi – Associate Scientist & Group Manager
    Travis specializes in writing environmental technical documents for projects in the Pacific Northwest. He has contributed to SEPA environmental review documents and also prepares Phase […]
  • Will Hafner, PhD – Senior Project Manager
    Will specializes in the evaluation of chemical data from contaminated sites, primarily those located in marine environments. He offers a unique combination of highly technical […]