Jennifer is a natural resource scientist and mitigation specialist with over 35 years of experience, and has pioneered wetland mitigation banking in Washington State.

She lead the development and implementation of King County’s Wetland Mitigation Banking Program in collaboration with Tribes and federal and state agency representatives.  As a member of the Governor’s Task Force on Regulatory Reform, Jennifer also wrote the ‘Best Available Science’ requirement into the Growth Management Act and managed a team of ecologists, scientists and planners in the development of King County’s Critical Areas Ordinance.  She was the County’s Endangered Species Act policy lead and is a co-author of The Ecological Lands Handbook, a guide to developing habitat management plans based on the principles of ecological restoration and ecosystem management.

Jennifer has also developed and permitted mitigation and restoration plans for hundreds of projects throughout Western Washington. Jennifer is both a policy expert, having participated in the development and implementation of Washington State’s Wetland Rating System for Western Washington, co-authoring the state’s rules on Wetland Mitigation Banking, and developing numerous critical areas ordinances for local county governments, as well as a technical expert with extensive experience in watershed planning, mitigation and restoration design, permitting, implementation and monitoring.

She maintains excellent relationships with the regulatory agencies at the local, state, and federal level built on working relationships established over decades in Western Washington.  She is an experienced project manager and has also written numerous NEPA and SEPA EIS documents.