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Marc Leisenring, PE, Senior Principal Water Resources Engineer at Geosyntec Consultants

March 2024 – Meet Marc Leisenring, PE, Senior Principal Water Resources Engineer at Geosyntec Consultants in Portland, OR PERSONAL What is your educational background? I hold both a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Resource Engineering and a Master’s degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering. What drew you to work in the environmental sector? It’s likely a combination of factors.…

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Don Larson, Yellow Jacket Drilling Services LLC

July 2023 – Meet Don Larson, Yellow Jacket Drilling Services LLC PERSONAL What is your educational background?  BS degree in Environmental Science. I attended both Montana State University and Western Washington University. What drew you to work in the environmental sector?  My family background is in farming. I always enjoyed working on the family farm…

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Connor Smith, Anderson Environmental Contracting, LLC

February 2023 – Meet Connor Smith, Anderson Environmental Contracting LLC What is your educational background? Eastern Washington University. Degrees in communications, leadership, and philosophy. What drew you to work in the environmental sector? I grew up on a wheat farm, so sustainability and an attunement to a healthy environment has been engrained (forgive the pun)…

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Laura Kerr, Partner at Stoel Rives LLP, Portland

January 2023 What is your educational background? I completed my undergraduate degree at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota and then received my law degree with a Certificate in Environmental and Natural Resources Law from Lewis & Clark Law School. What drew you to work in the environmental sector? After I graduated from high school,…

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Seth Otto, Principal Planner at Maul Foster Alongi

January 2022 – Meet Seth Otto, Principal Planner at Maul Foster Alongi in Portland, OR What is your educational background? I have a BA in Sociology and Spanish from Linfield College, and an MS in Community and Regional Planning from The University of Texas at Austin. A Fulbright Fellowship in 2001 studying the rural to…

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Scott Kranz, Northwest Program Manager at AECOM Technical Services

June 2021 – Meet Scott Kranz, Northwest Program Manager at AECOM Technical Services in Boise, Idaho What is your educational background? MS, Hydrogeology/Hydrology, University of Nevada – Reno, 1994 and BS, Physical Science, California State University – Chico, 1992 What drew you to working in the environmental sector?  I was attracted to hydrology and hydrogeology…

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Shannon Tocchini, Senior Operational Compliance Analyst, Corporate Compliance at Portland General Electric

May 2021 – Meet Shannon Tocchini, Senior Operational Compliance Analyst, Corporate Compliance at Portland General Electric. in Portland, OR What drew you to working in the environmental sector? I am energized by roles that make a positive, lasting impact and use systems thinking to manage risk and drive continuous improvement for my organization, planet and communities.…

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Maggie Rasmussen, Marketing Manager at Holt Services, Inc.

May 2021 – Meet Maggie Rasmussen, Marketing Manager at Holt Services, Inc. in Puyallup, WA What is your educational background? BS Marketing degree from Miami University (no, not the University of Miami) in Oxford, OH. What drew you to working in the environmental sector? I’m married to him! I started in the building products industry with James…

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