Environmental, Sustainability & Biodiversity Specialist

Environmental​,​ Sustainability & Biodiversity Specialist

Expert profile

Community Outreach •4 years volunteering as an educational grant reviewer for the EPA’s regional 5 and 6 districts. •2 years volunteering with the Michigan Good Food Policy committee focusing on food equity​,​ health​,​ and sustainability for communities throughout Michigan. •5 years volunteering with the nonprofit Plant Based Roots as a documentary film and community outreach coordinator. •1 year volunteering with Gilda’s Club assisting program staff with facilitation of cancer and grief programming and activities for teens​/​tweens ages 8 to 18. •3 months as a marketing intern with Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Lakeshore. Environmental Science Education •6 years working with grades pre-k-12th •Created curriculum based off of real-world experiences for kids in multiple subjects​,​ including Environmental Science​,​ Biology​,​ STEM and Agriculture. Sustainable Building Environments •3 years of additional experience in B2B sales and business development role with the Energy Alliance Group selling sustainable carbon offset products and energy financing services. •9 years as a structural iron worker and residential builder for new construction​,​ additions and remodels on homes​,​ schools​,​ churches​,​ factories​,​ grocery stores and museums. •3 years managing 300 acres for Ottawa County Parks & Recreation. Agriculture •4 years collaborating with Rodale Institute​,​ Michigan State University​,​ USDA and local county officials to input sustainable agriculture practices for The Patch LLC. •4 years implementing agriculture landscapes​,​ soil and water conservation management practices. •5 years with the Grand Rapids VegFest showcasing 85-100 small agriculture businesses. Ocean •7 years working as a liaison between the National Marine Fisheries Service and Hispanic and Vietnamese fishing communities throughout the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Ocean. •Worked with 5 of the world’s seven species of sea turtles. •Monitored right whale migration for the Army Core of Engineers. •2 seasons with NOAA’s Bluefin Tuna research program.

Certifications & Expertise

  • Climate Resilience and Adaptation
  • Energy Star
  • Graduate Level Environmental Studies
  • Green Building
  • GreenBiz
  • Project Management (PM/PMP)
  • Remote Only
  • Renewables (solar, wind, hydro, biofuels…)
  • Speaking Engagement(s) or Training Session(s)
  • Sustainable/Regenerative Agriculture


  • Business
  • Education
  • Government
  • Nonprofit


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