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Our People

From the first day of the firm, we have believed in a people-first company; it is one of the main reasons we created Ascent. This belief translates to a relentless effort to help our people grow their careers, to support the welfare of the whole person not just the professional person, and to recognize that our people’s success defines the success of the firm.

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Veronica Alatorre
Urban Designer
Adriana Alba
Proposal Manager
Manal Aleidan
Office Administrator
Corey Alling
Graphics and
Communications Specialist
Curtis E. Alling, AICP
Principal,
Vice President
Carlos Alvarado-Laguna
Senior Wildlife Biologist
Jazmin Amini
Transportation and
Environmental Planner
Patrick Angell
Principal,
Chief Marketing Officer
Dimitri Antoniou, AICP
Air Quality, GHG, and
Noise Practice Leader
Saba Asghary
Environmental Planner
Jessica Babcock
Senior Environmental
Project Manager
Christine Babla,
AIA, AICP, LEED AP
Principal,
Urban Design + Planning
Practice Leader
Sean Bechta
Senior Project Manager
Chad Beckstrom, AICP
Southern California
Environmental Practice Leader
Andrew Beecher
Climate Action Planner
Tammie Beyerl
Senior Biologist
Heather Blair
Principal
Joshua Boldt
Senior Ecologist
Poonam Boparai
Principal,
Southern California
Regional Director
Lily Bostrom
Senior Environmental Planner
Jacklyn Bottomley
Environmental Planner
Lisa Bradford
Senior Project Accountant
Stacey Bradford
Senior Accounting Manager
Matthew Brehmer
Air Quality and GHG Analyst
Pamela Brillante
Senior Biologist
Greta K. Brownlow, PhD
Northern California
Environmental Practice Leader
Jessica Buehrle
People Resources Specialist
Kirsten Burrowes
Senior Environmental Planner
Yingying Cai
Environmental Planner
LaTonya Carson
Payroll Manager
Sydney Coatsworth, AICP
Principal,
Vice President
Eric Cohen
Environmental Planner
Mara Crist
Contracts Assistant
Alta Cunningham
Director of Cultural Resources
Erik de Kok, AICP
Director of
Interdisciplinary Planning
Josh Eastes
Environmental Planner
Scott L. Edwards
Project Administrator
Mike Eng
Senior Natural Resources
Specialist
Suzanne Enslow
Senior Project Manager
Tristan Evert
Environmental Planner
Brittany Foad
Administrative Assistant
Allen Folks, RLA, ULI
Principal Emeritus
Jim Foust, CPSM
Proposal Manager
Allison Fuller
Senior Wildlife Biologist
Matthew Gelbman, AICP
Senior Urban Planner
Heidi Gen Kuong, AICP
Urban Planner/Project Manager
Amber Grady
Senior Architectural Historian
Nicole Greenfield
Environmental Planner
Scott Gressard
Director of Biological Services
for Southern California
Cole Hackett
Environmental Planner
Nanette Hansel
Principal
Steve Henderson
Senior Biologist
Sarah Henningsen
Senior Project Manager
Shannon Hickey
Botanist and Wetland Ecologist
Nirmeen Hijjawi
Accounts Payable Specialist
Fred Hochberg
Senior Climate Action Specialist
Peter Hoholick
Air Quality, GHG,
and Noise Analyst
Brenda Hom
Senior Climate Action Specialist
Gary D. Jakobs, AICP
Principal,
Chief Executive Officer
Tanya Jones
Senior Environmental
Project Manager
Lindsay Kageyama, PLA
Park and Recreation Planner
Kelley Kelso, CPESC, QSD/QSP, QISP
Senior Environmental Scientist
Christine Kenney, CPSM
Marketing Manager
Reida Khan
Environmental Planner
Angela Khermouch, AIA
Urban Designer
Jamie Kirchner
Learning and
Development Coordinator
Bryn Kirk
Environmental Planner
Hannah Kornfeld, AICP
Climate Practice Leader
Paul Kronser
Urban Planner
Gayiety Lane
Senior Publishing Specialist
Linda W. Leeman, CWB
Principal,
Natural Resources Practice Leader
Adam Lewandowski, AICP
Senior Project Manager
Erin Longo
Senior Project Accountant
Marianne Lowenthal
Senior Environmental Planner
Alyssa Luna
GIS Specialist
Tiffany Lunday
Environmental Planner
Grace Mannell
Wildfire Resilience Planner
Tasha Marshall
Contracts Manager
Amber Martin, PHR, SHRM-SCP
People Resources Director
Andrew Martin
Senior Project Manager
Michele Mattei
Publishing Manager
Matthew McFalls
Senior Air Quality and
GHG Specialist
Jim Merk
Senior Editor | Project Coordinator
Lisa Merry
Senior GIS Specialist
Rachel Mills-Coyne, AICP
Environmental Planner
Jessica Mitchell, AICP
Senior Environmental Planner
Luis Montes
Climate Action Planner |
Outreach Specialist
Roberto Mora, RPA
Archaeologist
Taylor Morgan
Diversity and Recruiting Specialist
Chris Mundhenk
Principal,
Environmental Practice Leader
Molly Nagle
Environmental Planner
Phi Ngo
Senior GIS Specialist
Michael Nguyen
Senior Project Accountant
Amanda Olekszulin
Principal,
Chief Operating Officer/
Chief Financial Officer
Mike Parker, AICP
Principal
Chelsey Payne, AICP
Director of Urban Planning
Brian Perry
Senior Graphics Manager
Leonardo Pimentel
Project Administrator
Rebecca Pope
Urban Planner
Fred Pree
Senior Project Accountant
Tracy Prybyla, PACE
Senior Administrative Assistant
Adam Qian
Climate Adaptation Planner
Jing Qian, PhD
Air Quality and GHG Specialist
Lara Rachowicz, PhD
Senior Ecologist/Senior Environmental Project Manager
Stephanie Rasmussen
Senior Environmental
Project Manager
Eric J. Ruby
Principal
Christy Ryan, CPSM
Marketing Director
Sonam Sahu, PhD
Climate Action Analyst
Parminder Sarow
Senior Accounts
Payable Specialist
Elena Savignano
Transportation Analyst
Haley Shaver
Urban Planner
Andrea Shephard, PhD
Senior Project Manager
Riley Smith
Publishing Specialist
John Steponick
Climate Adaptation Analyst
Anh Thai, LEED AP
Senior Planner/Urban Designer
Ted Thayer
Senior Wildlife Biologist
Heather Valentine
Senior Biologist
Sara Violett
Botanist
Honey Walters
Principal,
Chief Practices Officer
Kathie Washington
Senior Project Manager
Claudia Watts
Senior Environmental Planner
Hannah Weinberger
Biologist
Taelor Whittington
Biologist
Karileigh Williams
Biologist
Julia Wilson
Air Quality and GHG Specialist
Suzanne Wirth
Senior Marketing Administrator
Kari Zajac
Senior Environmental
Project Manager
Veronica Alatorre
Urban Designer
Adriana Alba
Proposal Manager
Manal Aleidan
Office Administrator
Corey Alling
Graphics and
Communications Specialist
Curtis E. Alling, AICP
Principal,
Vice President
Carlos Alvarado-Laguna
Senior Wildlife Biologist
Jazmin Amini
Transportation and
Environmental Planner
Patrick Angell
Principal,
Chief Marketing Officer
Dimitri Antoniou, AICP
Air Quality, GHG, and
Noise Practice Leader
Saba Asghary
Environmental Planner
Jessica Babcock
Senior Environmental
Project Manager
Christine Babla,
AIA, AICP, LEED AP
Principal,
Urban Design + Planning
Practice Leader
Sean Bechta
Senior Project Manager
Chad Beckstrom, AICP
Southern California
Environmental Practice Leader
Andrew Beecher
Climate Action Planner
Tammie Beyerl
Senior Biologist
Heather Blair
Principal
Joshua Boldt
Senior Ecologist
Poonam Boparai
Principal,
Southern California
Regional Director
Lily Bostrom
Senior Environmental Planner
Jacklyn Bottomley
Environmental Planner
Lisa Bradford
Senior Project Accountant
Stacey Bradford
Senior Accounting Manager
Matthew Brehmer
Air Quality and GHG Analyst
Pamela Brillante
Senior Biologist
Greta K. Brownlow, PhD
Northern California
Environmental Practice Leader
Jessica Buehrle
People Resources Specialist
Kirsten Burrowes
Senior Environmental Planner
Yingying Cai
Environmental Planner
LaTonya Carson
Payroll Manager
Sydney Coatsworth, AICP
Principal,
Vice President
Eric Cohen
Environmental Planner
Mara Crist
Contracts Assistant
Alta Cunningham
Director of Cultural Resources
Erik de Kok, AICP
Director of
Interdisciplinary Planning
Josh Eastes
Environmental Planner
Scott L. Edwards
Project Administrator
Mike Eng
Senior Natural Resources
Specialist
Suzanne Enslow
Senior Project Manager
Tristan Evert
Environmental Planner
Brittany Foad
Administrative Assistant
Allen Folks, RLA, ULI
Principal Emeritus
Jim Foust, CPSM
Proposal Manager
Allison Fuller
Senior Wildlife Biologist
Matthew Gelbman, AICP
Senior Urban Planner
Heidi Gen Kuong, AICP
Urban Planner/Project Manager
Amber Grady
Senior Architectural Historian
Nicole Greenfield
Environmental Planner
Scott Gressard
Director of Biological Services
for Southern California
Cole Hackett
Environmental Planner
Nanette Hansel
Principal
Steve Henderson
Senior Biologist
Sarah Henningsen
Senior Project Manager
Shannon Hickey
Botanist and Wetland Ecologist
Nirmeen Hijjawi
Accounts Payable Specialist
Fred Hochberg
Senior Climate Action Specialist
Peter Hoholick
Air Quality, GHG,
and Noise Analyst
Brenda Hom
Senior Climate Action Specialist
Gary D. Jakobs, AICP
Principal,
Chief Executive Officer
Tanya Jones
Senior Environmental
Project Manager
Lindsay Kageyama, PLA
Park and Recreation Planner
Kelley Kelso, CPESC, QSD/QSP, QISP
Senior Environmental Scientist
Christine Kenney, CPSM
Marketing Manager
Reida Khan
Environmental Planner
Angela Khermouch, AIA
Urban Designer
Jamie Kirchner
Learning and
Development Coordinator
Bryn Kirk
Environmental Planner
Hannah Kornfeld, AICP
Climate Practice Leader
Paul Kronser
Urban Planner
Gayiety Lane
Senior Publishing Specialist
Linda W. Leeman, CWB
Principal,
Natural Resources Practice Leader
Adam Lewandowski, AICP
Senior Project Manager
Erin Longo
Senior Project Accountant
Marianne Lowenthal
Senior Environmental Planner
Alyssa Luna
GIS Specialist
Tiffany Lunday
Environmental Planner
Grace Mannell
Wildfire Resilience Planner
Tasha Marshall
Contracts Manager
Amber Martin, PHR, SHRM-SCP
People Resources Director
Andrew Martin
Senior Project Manager
Michele Mattei
Publishing Manager
Matthew McFalls
Senior Air Quality and
GHG Specialist
Jim Merk
Senior Editor | Project Coordinator
Lisa Merry
Senior GIS Specialist
Rachel Mills-Coyne, AICP
Environmental Planner
Jessica Mitchell, AICP
Senior Environmental Planner
Luis Montes
Climate Action Planner |
Outreach Specialist
Roberto Mora, RPA
Archaeologist
Taylor Morgan
Diversity and Recruiting Specialist
Chris Mundhenk
Principal,
Environmental Practice Leader
Molly Nagle
Environmental Planner
Phi Ngo
Senior GIS Specialist
Michael Nguyen
Senior Project Accountant
Amanda Olekszulin
Principal,
Chief Operating Officer/
Chief Financial Officer
Mike Parker, AICP
Principal
Chelsey Payne, AICP
Director of Urban Planning
Brian Perry
Senior Graphics Manager
Leonardo Pimentel
Project Administrator
Rebecca Pope
Urban Planner
Fred Pree
Senior Project Accountant
Tracy Prybyla, PACE
Senior Administrative Assistant
Adam Qian
Climate Adaptation Planner
Jing Qian, PhD
Air Quality and GHG Specialist
Lara Rachowicz, PhD
Senior Ecologist/Senior Environmental Project Manager
Stephanie Rasmussen
Senior Environmental
Project Manager
Eric J. Ruby
Principal
Christy Ryan, CPSM
Marketing Director
Sonam Sahu, PhD
Climate Action Analyst
Parminder Sarow
Senior Accounts
Payable Specialist
Elena Savignano
Transportation Analyst
Haley Shaver
Urban Planner
Andrea Shephard, PhD
Senior Project Manager
Riley Smith
Publishing Specialist
John Steponick
Climate Adaptation Analyst
Anh Thai, LEED AP
Senior Planner/Urban Designer
Ted Thayer
Senior Wildlife Biologist
Heather Valentine
Senior Biologist
Sara Violett
Botanist
Honey Walters
Principal,
Chief Practices Officer
Kathie Washington
Senior Project Manager
Claudia Watts
Senior Environmental Planner
Hannah Weinberger
Biologist
Taelor Whittington
Biologist
Karileigh Williams
Biologist
Julia Wilson
Air Quality and GHG Specialist
Suzanne Wirth
Senior Marketing Administrator
Kari Zajac
Senior Environmental
Project Manager
Veronica Alatorre
Urban Designer
Adriana Alba
Proposal Manager
Manal Aleidan
Office Administrator
Corey Alling
Graphics and
Communications Specialist
Curtis E. Alling, AICP
Principal,
Vice President
Carlos Alvarado-Laguna
Senior Wildlife Biologist
Jazmin Amini
Transportation and
Environmental Planner
Patrick Angell
Principal,
Chief Marketing Officer
Dimitri Antoniou, AICP
Air Quality, GHG, and
Noise Practice Leader
Saba Asghary
Environmental Planner
Jessica Babcock
Senior Environmental
Project Manager
Christine Babla,
AIA, AICP, LEED AP
Principal,
Urban Design + Planning
Practice Leader
Sean Bechta
Senior Project Manager
Chad Beckstrom, AICP
Southern California
Environmental Practice Leader
Andrew Beecher
Climate Action Planner
Tammie Beyerl
Senior Biologist
Heather Blair
Principal
Joshua Boldt
Senior Ecologist
Poonam Boparai
Principal,
Southern California
Regional Director
Lily Bostrom
Senior Environmental Planner
Jacklyn Bottomley
Environmental Planner
Lisa Bradford
Senior Project Accountant
Stacey Bradford
Senior Accounting Manager
Matthew Brehmer
Air Quality and GHG Analyst
Pamela Brillante
Senior Biologist
Greta K. Brownlow, PhD
Northern California
Environmental Practice Leader
Jessica Buehrle
People Resources Specialist
Kirsten Burrowes
Senior Environmental Planner
Yingying Cai
Environmental Planner
LaTonya Carson
Payroll Manager
Sydney Coatsworth, AICP
Principal,
Vice President
Eric Cohen
Environmental Planner
Mara Crist
Contracts Assistant
Alta Cunningham
Director of Cultural Resources
Erik de Kok, AICP
Director of
Interdisciplinary Planning
Josh Eastes
Environmental Planner
Scott L. Edwards
Project Administrator
Mike Eng
Senior Natural Resources
Specialist
Suzanne Enslow
Senior Project Manager
Tristan Evert
Environmental Planner
Brittany Foad
Administrative Assistant
Allen Folks, RLA, ULI
Principal Emeritus
Jim Foust, CPSM
Proposal Manager
Allison Fuller
Senior Wildlife Biologist
Matthew Gelbman, AICP
Senior Urban Planner
Heidi Gen Kuong, AICP
Urban Planner/Project Manager
Amber Grady
Senior Architectural Historian
Nicole Greenfield
Environmental Planner
Scott Gressard
Director of Biological Services
for Southern California
Cole Hackett
Environmental Planner
Nanette Hansel
Principal
Steve Henderson
Senior Biologist
Sarah Henningsen
Senior Project Manager
Shannon Hickey
Botanist and Wetland Ecologist
Nirmeen Hijjawi
Accounts Payable Specialist
Fred Hochberg
Senior Climate Action Specialist
Peter Hoholick
Air Quality, GHG,
and Noise Analyst
Brenda Hom
Senior Climate Action Specialist
Gary D. Jakobs, AICP
Principal,
Chief Executive Officer
Tanya Jones
Senior Environmental
Project Manager
Lindsay Kageyama, PLA
Park and Recreation Planner
Kelley Kelso, CPESC, QSD/QSP, QISP
Senior Environmental Scientist
Christine Kenney, CPSM
Marketing Manager
Reida Khan
Environmental Planner
Angela Khermouch, AIA
Urban Designer
Jamie Kirchner
Learning and
Development Coordinator
Bryn Kirk
Environmental Planner
Hannah Kornfeld, AICP
Climate Practice Leader
Paul Kronser
Urban Planner
Gayiety Lane
Senior Publishing Specialist
Linda W. Leeman, CWB
Principal,
Natural Resources Practice Leader
Adam Lewandowski, AICP
Senior Project Manager
Erin Longo
Senior Project Accountant
Marianne Lowenthal
Senior Environmental Planner
Alyssa Luna
GIS Specialist
Tiffany Lunday
Environmental Planner
Grace Mannell
Wildfire Resilience Planner
Tasha Marshall
Contracts Manager
Amber Martin, PHR, SHRM-SCP
People Resources Director
Andrew Martin
Senior Project Manager
Michele Mattei
Publishing Manager
Matthew McFalls
Senior Air Quality and
GHG Specialist
Jim Merk
Senior Editor | Project Coordinator
Lisa Merry
Senior GIS Specialist
Rachel Mills-Coyne, AICP
Environmental Planner
Jessica Mitchell, AICP
Senior Environmental Planner
Luis Montes
Climate Action Planner |
Outreach Specialist
Roberto Mora, RPA
Archaeologist
Taylor Morgan
Diversity and Recruiting Specialist
Chris Mundhenk
Principal,
Environmental Practice Leader
Molly Nagle
Environmental Planner
Phi Ngo
Senior GIS Specialist
Michael Nguyen
Senior Project Accountant
Amanda Olekszulin
Principal,
Chief Operating Officer/
Chief Financial Officer
Mike Parker, AICP
Principal
Chelsey Payne, AICP
Director of Urban Planning
Brian Perry
Senior Graphics Manager
Leonardo Pimentel
Project Administrator
Rebecca Pope
Urban Planner
Fred Pree
Senior Project Accountant
Tracy Prybyla, PACE
Senior Administrative Assistant
Adam Qian
Climate Adaptation Planner
Jing Qian, PhD
Air Quality and GHG Specialist
Lara Rachowicz, PhD
Senior Ecologist/Senior Environmental Project Manager
Stephanie Rasmussen
Senior Environmental
Project Manager
Eric J. Ruby
Principal
Christy Ryan, CPSM
Marketing Director
Sonam Sahu, PhD
Climate Action Analyst
Parminder Sarow
Senior Accounts
Payable Specialist
Elena Savignano
Transportation Analyst
Haley Shaver
Urban Planner
Andrea Shephard, PhD
Senior Project Manager
Riley Smith
Publishing Specialist
John Steponick
Climate Adaptation Analyst
Anh Thai, LEED AP
Senior Planner/Urban Designer
Ted Thayer
Senior Wildlife Biologist
Heather Valentine
Senior Biologist
Sara Violett
Botanist
Honey Walters
Principal,
Chief Practices Officer
Kathie Washington
Senior Project Manager
Claudia Watts
Senior Environmental Planner
Hannah Weinberger
Biologist
Taelor Whittington
Biologist
Karileigh Williams
Biologist
Julia Wilson
Air Quality and GHG Specialist
Suzanne Wirth
Senior Marketing Administrator
Kari Zajac
Senior Environmental
Project Manager
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