As a principal associate in the Northwest Biological Resources group, Teresa fosters solutions based on sound science and technical excellence. In touch with the latest regulations, she works closely with members of our Biological Resources team to share permit strategies, emerging science related to wetlands, and project management skills relevant to our clients.
Teresa brings 29 years of professional experience evaluating environmentally sensitive areas on behalf of municipalities and private property owners. She is a certified Professional Wetland Scientist and has reviewed and performed hundreds of wetland delineations, functional assessments and wetland mitigation projects. Teresa has led critical areas ordinance updates using the “best available science” for more than 15 local governments in Western Washington. She has conducted shoreline management program updates under the requirements of the State Shoreline Management Act for three counties and 10 cities. Integrating science and land use planning, Teresa has managed environmental permitting and environmental assessments for numerous large-scale public agency and public utility projects, and has partnered with dozens of clients to assist with Endangered Species Act compliance.
Teresa holds a Master of Science in Environmental Science from Washington State University and a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Eastern Kentucky University. She is a member of the Society of Wetland Scientists, the Ecological Society of America, and is student practicum advisor for the University of Washington Wetland Management Certificate Program.