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About Us

Environmental Consulting and Regulatory Compliance

Our Team

EnviroSystems consists of a team of highly trained professionals with over 150 years of combined experience in environmental regulatory compliance, natural and biological resources management, archaeological/cultural resources management, geospatial and GIS services, noxious weed management, and public relations.

Stephanie A. Treptow, B.S., CEI/CES/CEC, Q.P.

President /
Principal-In-Charge

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David R. Hart,
M.A., RPA

Cultural Resources Division Director / Principal Investigator / Senior Archaeologist

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Jean Marie L. Rieck, M.S., QAWB, CEI/CES/CEC

Natural Resources Division Director / NEPA Planner / Senior Wildlife Biologist

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Christine Markussen, M.A., RPA

Geospatial/GIS Division Director / Supervisory Archaeologist

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Travis I. Ellison,
B.A.

GIS specialist / Supervisory Archaeologist

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Gregory M. Haynes,
Ph.D.

Principal Investigator / Program Manager / Senior Archaeologist

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Stewart Deats,
M.Ed.

Principal Investigator / Project Manager / Lab Director / Senior Archaeologist

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Josh C. Whiting,
M.A., RPA

Principal Investigator / Project Manager / Senior Archaeologist

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Brian M. Thibodeaux,
M.A.

Project Director / Bioarchaeologist / Supervisory Archaeologist

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Arlice Marionneaux,
M.A.

Project Manager / Supervisory Archaeologist / Submerged Cultural Resources and Remote Sensing Specialist

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Blayne R. Brown,
B.A.

Supervisory Archaeologist / Project Director / Scientific Illustrator

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Nick K. Uehling,
B.S., CEI/CEC

Vegetation Management Program Coordinator / Natural Resources Specialist

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Rafael A. Reyna, M.N.R.S.

Environmental Planner / NEPA Specialist / Technical Writer and Editor

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Alysse Lerager,
B.S.

Public Relations Specialist / Environmental Scientist

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Renee Fay

Controller / Accounting

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Karen Epperly

Office Manager

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Stephanie A. Treptow, B.S., CEI/CES/CEC, Q.P.

President / Principal-In-Charge

Ms. Treptow has more than 30 years of professional experience in environmental regulatory compliance and resource management. Prior to EnviroSystems, she worked for SWCA, an international environmental consulting firm, for 14 years. During her tenure, she was promoted from Project Manager to Division Head of both cultural and natural resources programs, and ultimately to Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. In 1999, Ms. Treptow established a new business, EnviroSystems Management, Inc., in Flagstaff, Arizona. Ms. Treptow hired high quality staff and retained a small team capable of competing with large corporations and maintaining personal relationships with clients.

Currently, her time is spent overseeing corporate duties and managing all aspects of EnviroSystems. Project management duties have now been shifted to hand-selected Division Directors. Outside of her normal responsibilities, Ms. Treptow aims to find new opportunities and build client relationships. She remains passionate about ensuring technical quality and applying rigorous scientific methods. Ms. Treptow has worked closely with Federal agencies to develop research programs, such as mitigation, in-kind mitigation, avoidance techniques, and other innovative techniques to reduce adverse effects to the environment. She is extremely well-versed in environmental law and its interpretation, which is an instrumental skill as an agency liaison, particularly in meeting all regulatory requirements in a cost-effective and efficient manner.

Ms. Treptow served as agency liaison on numerous NEPA EISs and EAs; ESA Section 7 consultations and Section 10(a) Habitat Conservation Plans for the USFWS; CWA Section 404 compliance as required by the USACE; natural and cultural resource assessments; noxious weed mitigation projects, mitigation and resource management plans; and vegetation surveys and mapping. She focuses compliance efforts on issues of highest impact, directly benefitting our clients. Ms. Treptow’s extensive resource knowledge and experience is essential for successful project completion, and fosters EnviroSystems’ company-wide cooperation with agencies and clients.

David R. Hart, M.A., RPA

Cultural Resources Division Director / Principal Investigator / Senior Archaeologist

Mr. Hart has 25 years of experience in cultural resources management. He has directed, managed, or participated in more than 500 projects throughout Arizona, California, Illinois, Florida, Louisiana, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, and Utah, as well as Cuba and Mexico. Projects range from cultural resources overviews, archaeological survey, eligibility and data testing, and data recovery (excavation). Mr. Hart has prepared technical reports for overviews, surveys, testing, and excavation; Historic Properties Treatment Plans, EAs, Integrated Cultural Resource Management Plans, PAs; and MOAs and MOUs. As Cultural Resources Division Director, he ensures quality from field methods to research and report preparation. Mr. Hart’s Federal clients include the Department of Homeland Security (U.S. Customs and Border Protection and U.S. Border Patrol), the Department of Defense (DoD) (U.S. Army and USACE [multiple districts], U.S. Navy [Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southeast and Southwest], U.S. Marines, U.S. Air Force and Air Force Civil Engineer Center), the Department of the Interior (DOI) (National Park Service [NPS], Bureau of Land Management [BLM], Bureau of Reclamation [BOR], USFWS), and the Department of Agriculture (U.S. Forest Service [USFS]). He has also worked for numerous state, county, municipal, and private clients. He is accustomed to working on large, complex and politically-charged projects that are exceptionally challenging due to multiple land jurisdictions, and the often-competing interests of Federal, tribal, state, county, and local agencies.

In an arena with such diverse and competing interests, Mr. Hart acts as liaison between stakeholders and strives to work with each agency and land manager to ensure that concerns are met with sincere consideration and understanding, which facilitates the compliance process. Mr. Hart has extensive knowledge of Section 106 and Section 110 of the NHPA, and he exceeds the Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Standards for Archaeology.

Jean Marie L. Rieck, M.S., QAWB, CEI/CES/CEC

Natural Resources Division Director / NEPA Planner / Senior Wildlife Biologist

Ms. Rieck is a wildlife biologist, NEPA specialist, and Certified Environmental Inspector (CEI) with more than eight years of experience in natural resources management and regulatory compliance. As EnviroSystems’ Natural Resources Division Director, she oversees all aspects of proposal production, budgeting, project initiation, fieldwork, reporting, and permitting. She has managed or participated in dozens of projects throughout Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico, Wyoming, Utah, and Hawaii. Ms. Rieck helps clients and agencies navigate the regulatory compliance processes of NEPA, CWA, ESA, and other environmental laws and regulations. She has personally prepared numerous NEPA documents (EISs, EAs, and CatExs), BAs, Monitoring and Mitigation Plans, Plans of Development, Plans of Operation, SWPPPs, JDs (Preliminary and Approved), ESA Compliance Memos, and various other biological documents required by and for various agencies.

Ms. Rieck is also a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Qualified Airport Wildlife Biologist (QAWB). She assesses wildlife hazards, provides mitigation measures/recommendations, and writes FAA-approved WHA reports and WHMPs for Part 139 and General Aviation airports.

Her biological field experience includes large-scale biological surveys/monitoring, pre-construction surveys, avian point-count surveys, mammal trapping, spotlight surveys, Threatened and Endangered (T&E) species habitat evaluations, passive wildlife relocations, and rangeland vegetation inventories. Ms. Rieck is permitted by the USFWS to survey for T&E species. 

Ms. Rieck has worked closely with the DoD (USACE), Department of Homeland Security (Federal Emergency Management Agency [FEMA]), the DOI (NPS, BLM, BOR, and USFWS), and the USFS. She has also worked with numerous state, county, municipal, and private clients, including utility clients with large linear projects crossing multiple land jurisdictions. She offers her clients an enthusiastic and problem-solving approach and often exceeds the expectations that accompany time-sensitive and high-profile projects. She strives to balance the needs of her clients with the natural resource requirements of each project.

Christine Markussen, M.A., RPA

Geospatial/GIS Division Director / Supervisory Archaeologist

Ms. Markussen is the Geospatial/GIS Division Director and Supervisory Archaeologist for EnviroSystems. She earned her master’s degree in Anthropology with a focus in computer and advanced spatial technologies in archaeology. Ms. Markussen has worked with GIS for the past 20 years and has specialized in geophysical prospection in archaeology for a majority of that time. At EnviroSystems, Ms. Markussen oversees all aspects of geospatial data collection, processing, and production, primarily using ArcGIS with respect to environmental regulatory, cultural and natural resources management projects. Ms. Markussen has also worked as an archaeologist throughout the Southwest as Crew Chief, Field and Project Director for over 20 years. She has been in a Director’s role for cultural resource surveys on private, BLM, NPS, DoD, state and Forest lands in Arizona, Utah, New Mexico and Colorado.

Her experiences as both an archaeologist and GIS Specialist provide a unique resource to the company in terms of geospatial data collection, display, analysis, and map production. Her background and experiences are emphasized by her additional lead roles on projects involving ground penetrating radar (GPR), photogrammetric mapping, and 3-D mapping for cultural resources. While conducting archaeological and geospatial surveys in the Southwest, Ms. Markussen also travels worldwide (Canada, United Kingdom, Europe, Africa, Middle East, Caribbean) to perform archaeological geophysical prospection surveys (magnetometry, resistivity and GPR). These surveys focus on community outreach and development through geophysical prospection of local archaeological sites.

Travis I. Ellison, B.A.

GIS specialist / Supervisory Archaeologist

Mr. Ellison has more than 19 years of experience in cultural resources management. He has participated in more than 400 projects throughout Arizona, Utah, Nevada, New Mexico, Idaho, California, Texas, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas as an archaeologist and/or GIS specialist. He has conducted all phases of archaeological and historical investigations, including archival research, cultural resources inventory, archaeological testing and excavation, site mapping, artifact analysis, data compilation, report preparation, and curation.

As a GIS Specialist, Mr. Ellison works closely with cultural and environmental resources principle investigators and clients for their specific project-dependent geospatial requirements. His experiences as both an archaeologist and GIS Specialist contribute to his ability to provide field personnel with accurate field maps, comprehensive data dictionaries, and background files for efficient navigation on survey efforts. He has managed complex spatial data sets for large multi-phase and geospatially intricate projects. In addition, he provides high-quality report graphics, accurate shapefiles, or feature classes appropriately attributed, in preferred coordinate system, and with suitable metadata as final deliverables to clients. Mr. Ellison achieves this by largely working with Trimble and Garmin GPS units for field data collection along with ArcGIS as a platform for map production, data display, analysis and visualization. This requires additional knowledge of various software packages including Pathfinder Office, Global Mapper, ForeSight DXM, BaseCamp, Google Earth Pro, Microsoft Access, Excel, Adobe Illustrator/ Photoshop, and SPSS. He has extensive experience with numerous survey-grade GPS models and related firmware (TerraSync, ArcPAD), Total Station units (Topcon and South S45896) and data collectors.

Gregory M. Haynes, Ph.D.

Principal Investigator / Program Manager / Senior Archaeologist

Dr. Greg Haynes has been a practicing archaeologist in the public, university, and private sectors for more than 30 years. He has been on staff with EnviroSystems since 2009 and serves as Principal Investigator and Senior Archaeologist. Most of his career has been spent working in Arizona and Nevada, although he has conducted projects in New Mexico, Utah, and eastern California. Dr. Haynes has overseen all phases of archaeological investigations including archival research, development of culture histories and research designs, inventory, testing and excavation, artifact analyses and data compilation, and report preparation.

Having worked extensively in the greater Southwest, he is fully conversant with the culture history, research themes, and cultural resources within this region. Dr. Haynes worked for Desert Research Institute as a Field Supervisor conducting inventory and data recovery on the Nevada Test Site and Creech Bombing Range. Based on data collected at this time, he wrote his doctoral dissertation on a Paleoamerican site complex in the Amargosa Valley. He has also been a District Archaeologist for the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest overseeing investigations for Federal undertakings and consulting with various project proponents, including Nevada and California SHPOs, and tribal entities. He was a post-doctoral scholar at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, leading archaeological investigations at Lake Mead National Recreation Area and Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument.

An important part of Dr. Haynes’s position at EnviroSystems is leading the firm’s cultural resources work in Nevada. During his tenure here, he has conducted 16 major projects across that state, inventoried over 91,000 acres, and recorded hundreds of historic properties. More recently, Dr. Haynes has been developing NRHP nominations and historic contexts for NPS, BLM, and USFWS units.

Stewart Deats, M.Ed.

Principal Investigator / Project Manager / Lab Director / Senior Archaeologist

Mr. Deats has been a practicing archaeologist since 1987 in both the public and private sectors. He has conducted all phases of archaeological and historical investigations including archival research, cultural resources inventory, archaeological testing and excavation; historic and prehistoric artifact and building analyses and photography; data compilation and analysis, report preparation, laboratory management, and collections processing and curation. He has been Project Manager and/or Field Director for more than 45 major projects and authored/co-authored over 80 technical reports and cultural resource treatment plans. Mr. Deats has prepared Archeological Testing Plans, Historic Property Treatment Plans, Integrated Cultural Resource Management Plans, PAs, and MOAs. His Federal clients include the DoD (USACE [multiple districts], U.S. Navy [Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southwest], the DOI (BIA, BLM, BOR, and NPS), USFS, and the Department of Veterans Affairs. Other clients include various state agencies, counties, and municipalities; utility companies; land development firms; and private land owners. He has extensive experience with NHPA Section 106 compliance and working to address the special concerns of American Indian groups in regard to archaeological undertakings, particularly in the treatment of human remains.

Mr. Deats has over 28 years of archaeological experience in the Southwest, including working for both the Navajo Nation and Zuni archaeology programs, and has participated on archaeological projects in Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Texas, Utah, Grand Canyon National Park, and Zion National Park. In addition, he has experience and special interest in geology, historical archaeology, ground stone research, and public education. Mr. Deats is also fluent with a variety of computer software programs and has wide experience in creating, using, and maintaining archaeological research databases.

Josh C. Whiting, M.A., RPA

Principal Investigator / Project Manager / Senior Archaeologist

Mr. Whiting began his career in fisheries management in the Intermountain Region and in the Great Basin. During this period, his interests were focused on the prehistory and history of the region. For the last 17 years, Mr. Whiting has been actively involved in public and private sector archaeology. His diverse background and work experience in Nevada, Utah, Arizona, Colorado, and New Mexico have enabled him to reach supervisory levels within cultural resources management. He currently serves as Principal Investigator / Project Manager / Senior Archaeologist for EnviroSystems based in Flagstaff, Arizona.

Mr. Whiting has conducted all phases of archaeological investigations including research, cultural resources inventory, damage assessments, monitoring, testing and data recovery excavations, analysis, and reporting. His primary interests are in the prehistoric land use patterns of the Anasazi and Great Basin regions. Mr. Whiting works with Federal clients such as the NPS, BLM, BOR, USFS, and USFWS. He has also worked for numerous state, county, municipal, and private clients. Recent project experience includes working as the Project Director and Principal Investigator for numerous cultural resource surveys over thousands of acres for the BLM in Utah, Colorado, and Nevada.

Brian M. Thibodeaux, M.A.

Project Director / Bioarchaeologist / Supervisory Archaeologist

Mr. Thibodeaux has three years of experience in bioarchaeological and archaeological research, as well as more than two years of experience in cultural resources management. As a bioarchaeological researcher, Mr. Thibodeaux has identified over 5,000 human skeletal elements, which included the paleopathological and demographic analyses of prehistoric populations and historic remains exhumed from a colonial cemetery in Louisiana. Additionally, in this capacity, he has developed, managed, and executed a research project which resulted in a published study and an academic presentation. As an archaeological researcher, Mr. Thibodeaux has excavated a pre-agricultural village and shell midden site in Florida, resulting in the subsequent analysis of countless prehistoric artifacts. Mr. Thibodeaux has also converted LiDAR data into 3-D maps and helped identify previously unrecorded prehistoric sites along the coast of Florida. As a cultural resources archaeologist, Mr. Thibodeaux has participated on projects in Arizona, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, and Utah, as well as Cuba. These projects included cultural resources overviews, archaeological surveys, eligibility and data testing, data recovery (excavation), monitoring subterranean construction, and artifact preservation.

In addition to coauthoring technical reports, Mr. Thibodeaux has assisted with EAs and Integrated Cultural Resource Management Plans in different capacities. As Project Director, he ensures the regulatory compliance of field methods during survey and the accurate documentation of archaeological sites for eligibility recommendations to the National Register of Historic Places. Mr. Thibodeaux has previously worked with private and Federal clients, including the Department of Homeland Security (U.S. Customs and Border Protection and U.S. Border Patrol), the DoD (U.S. Army and USACE [multiple districts], U.S. Navy [Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southeast]), BLM, and USFS. Mr. Thibodeaux has extensive knowledge of Section 106 and Section 110 of the NHPA.

Arlice Marionneaux, M.A.

Project Manager / Supervisory Archaeologist / Submerged Cultural Resources and Remote Sensing Specialist

Ms. Marionneaux has contributed to archaeological projects in Arizona, Utah, Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Florida, Kentucky, Washington D.C., Maryland, Cuba, and Spain. She has experience in both terrestrial and underwater environments, and has completed pedestrian, sub-surface testing, and marine remote-sensing archaeological surveys; submerged archaeological site assessments for Federal properties; eligibility and data testing of newly discovered sites; terrestrial and submerged archaeological excavations; extensive archival research projects; and technical report writing. Her technological competencies include acquisition and processing of magnetometer, side scan sonar, and multi-phase echo sounder data. She is a certified Rescue Diver (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) and has completed dive training to satisfy American Academy of Underwater Sciences (AAUS) standards.

Ms. Marionneaux also has four years of experience in archaeological laboratories and underwater conservation laboratories processing and identifying recovered cultural materials. Ms. Marionneaux has served as an archaeologist for the NPS and the U.S. Navy History and Heritage Command, and has contracted through several private environmental and cultural resource firms. She has completed projects for both private and Federal clients including the U.S. Army, Naval Facilities Engineering Command, and the Department of Transportation. Through her experience, she has developed a strong familiarity with preservation laws including NEPA and Sections 106 and 110 of the NHPA, and she has grown to exceed the Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Standards for Archaeology.

Blayne R. Brown, B.A.

Supervisory Archaeologist / Project Director / Scientific Illustrator

Mr. Brown is a skilled archaeologist and lithic tools/prehistoric technologies specialist with 21 years of experience covering all aspects of field work, including cultural resources overviews, archaeological survey and site documentation, eligibility testing, and data recovery (excavation). Mr. Brown has worked on more than 400 projects throughout Arizona, southern and central California, Utah, New Mexico, Texas, Nevada, Colorado, Idaho, and Egypt. He was a crew member and Field/Project Director on numerous excavations of prehistoric village sites in the Phoenix Basin and surrounding areas, and has been directly involved in the excavation and preliminary in-field analysis more than 200 human burials. He participated in numerous backcountry surveys and stabilization projects at Grand Canyon National Park and served there as a Fire Archaeologist/Firefighter Type 2 and Resource Advisor.

Mr. Brown has worked extensively with Federal and state parks, the BLM, BOR, USFWS, USFS, U.S. Customs and Border Protection and U.S. Border Patrol, the USACE, and a multitude of military installations. His skills also include archaeomagnetic and micromorphological sample collection; artifact, osteopathology and human remains illustration for technical reports and publications; and digital photography of artifacts, petroglyphs panels, and architectural documentation for technical reports, 3D-scan overlays, 3-D photogrammetry, and archival curation.

Additionally, Mr. Brown is heavily involved in public outreach and training. He gives talks and demonstrations on lithic technologies and prehistoric tool use, has spoken at the Hiking Guide Training Seminar and lead volunteer-based field projects for the Grand Canyon Conservancy Field Institute, and is often commissioned to create reproduction artifacts for NPS teaching collections, experimental archaeological studies, and for use during archaeological and cultural resource awareness events.

Nick K. Uehling, B.S., CEI/CEC

Vegetation Management Program Coordinator / Natural Resources Specialist

Mr. Uehling is a reclamation scientist with a background in soils science, hydrology, vegetation management, and GIS. He has directed, managed, and participated in the treatment and rehabilitation of over 100,000 acres of disturbed lands in Arizona, Utah, Wyoming, North Dakota, and Montana. Mr. Uehling has prepared Pesticide Use Proposals (PUPs), vegetation management work plans, reclamation and soil salvage plans, biological evaluations, and technical reports for vegetation management and site rehabilitation. He has extensive experience assessing ecological communities within potential sites of disturbance for projects, while collecting and mapping qualitative vegetative cover data using stratified random transects and Daubenmire quadrats. During range or vegetation surveys, he has gained experience identifying Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) ecological sites for new construction projects based on site characteristics, plant communities, site interpretation, soil characteristics, and other supporting information.

As a soils scientist, he has collected composite soil samples within mapped vegetative communities; performed soil field assessments; interpreted soil and vegetative data; composed soil salvage and reclamation plans; recommended proper depths at which soil should be salvaged; and identified appropriate seed mixes based on soil chemistry and ecological site potential. He regularly implements recommendations, such as seeding and soil amendments to expedite the reclamation process and mitigate stormwater issues, ensuring his clients are in compliance with applicable laws. Based on site need, feasibility, and budget constraints, Mr. Uehling interprets and evaluates ecological monitoring data to make decisions on seasonal monitoring recommendations.

He is also a CEI and has prepared Phase I ESAs in accordance with the ASTM Standard E1527-13. As EnviroSystems’ Noxious Weed and Vegetation Management Coordinator, he has managed projects ranging in size from 50-1,000 acres in locations varying from road right-of-ways to backcountry wilderness areas. Mr. Uehling coordinates logistics for each job, hires and trains new employees, repairs, maintains, and calibrates all weed spraying equipment, prepares field maps, and employs GPS and GIS technology to plan daily work efforts and perform quality control. He often manages field crews of up to 12 people and ensures that his employees perform quality work that meets or exceeds the needs of the client. He currently holds pesticide applicator licenses in Arizona and Utah, and has held licenses in Montana and Wyoming in recent years.

Rafael A. Reyna, M.N.R.S.

Environmental Planner / NEPA Specialist / Technical Writer and Editor

Mr. Reyna has 10 years of experience in technical writing/editing, project management and public relations; and more than five years of experience in rangeland monitoring, natural resource management and environmental planning. He specializes in NEPA compliance for municipal, Federal and state agencies, including the USFS, BLM, BIA, and Native American tribes in northern Arizona and the Four Corners region. Mr. Reyna has focused his project involvement on understanding the anthropogenic impacts of land use on rangeland ecosystems. He has participated in the NEPA process both as a federal ID Team member and an outside private consultant. Mr. Reyna has received NEPA training and education at the professional and university-level, including recent trainings received while working at the Kaibab National Forest in Williams, Arizona, and participation in an EA for the Anita Cameron Grazing Allotment.

He received his master’s degree in Rangeland Ecology, with emphasis on the NEPA model, purpose, goals, and results of NEPA, and the analytical requirements and standards of environmental impact analysis. As a result of his experiences and education, Mr. Reyna is well-versed in NEPA-related environmental laws and regulations, community outreach and conflict resolution, and watershed planning. His career began as a technical writer in 2008, when he conducted international site surveys of agricultural facilities throughout Indonesia and Malaysia for the Food and Drug Administration. From 2012 to 2017, Mr. Reyna worked as a program manager for the Natural Resources Conservation Service, overseeing restoration of SWFL habitat on ranchlands in northwestern Arizona. He has served as a range technician, biological science technician, and technical writer on varying projects for the US Forest Service, National Park Service, and U.S. Army. In 2017, Mr. Reyna completed rare plant and rangeland surveys for the U.S. Forest Service’s Four Forest Restoration Initiative (4FRI) and co-wrote a threatened, endangered, and sensitive plant species manual for Kaibab National Forest’s South Zone.

He continues to work as an Environmental Planner and NEPA Specialist on a variety of small to large-scale projects at EnviroSystems. With education and experience in land management policy, Mr. Reyna strives to provide environmental planning backed by sound science.

Alysse Lerager, B.S.

Public Relations Specialist / Environmental Scientist

Ms. Lerager is a Public Involvement Specialist and an Environmental Scientist with more than six years of experience in the field. She has worked extensively with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) public scoping process and has contributed to projects for the Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, Bureau of Indian Affairs, and the United States Forest Service. Ms. Lerager is flexible and understanding in regard to the demands of the public involvement process. She is also sensitive to the needs of diverse audiences and has skills necessary to adjust to different modes of communication. Ms. Lerager recognizes the importance of involving and engaging the public and consistently finds creative ways to relay information in a way that is effective and comprehensible to the general public.

Her professional experience and formal education allowed her to gain experience creating comprehensive plans and assessments for effective environmental management throughout the southwest. She is adept in designing schematic plans to communicate with the public and various stakeholders involved in each project. Her experience identifying issues surrounding the projects she works with has contributed to her proficiency connecting with the public and agencies to ensure all parties are communicating effectively. Over the last few years, Ms. Lerager has completed projects addressing contentious issues such as use of public lands, water rights and the reintroduction of endangered species. Her experience writing and designing public relations campaigns coincides with her strong public speaking, conflict management, and organizational skills.

Renee Fay

Controller / Accounting

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Karen Epperly

Office Manager

With over 20 years’ experience as EnviroSystems’ Office Manager, Karen has well-honed skills in coordinating all aspects of office activities. She organizes and coordinates administration duties and office procedures to create and maintain a pleasant work environment, ensuring high levels of organization and communication. She is reliable, professional, and efficient and continually strives to improve functionality of the workplace. She has also streamlined many procedural processes and paperwork requirements within the office to improve company-wide efficiency and planning.