Environmental Professionals Radio (EPR)

Nic Frederick and Laura Thorne

EPR is Connecting Environmental Professionals through Conversation! Our show is brought to you by the National Association of Environmental Professionals (NAEP) and follows environmental professionals at all levels of their career in a variety of industries to bring you a nuanced and informed discussion on what it’s like to work in the environmental arena. Hear us talk through failures, struggles, and successes of the typical environmental professional. We will also highlight news, updates, and fun facts from the scientific community. With over 80 episodes and counting, we are excited to provide this podcast as a way to reach environmental professionals, students, and educators who have one thing in common: we spend our time working to protect the environment. read less
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NEPA, the Future of the Supreme Court, and the Cherry Blossom Festival with Fred Wagner
Apr 5 2024
NEPA, the Future of the Supreme Court, and the Cherry Blossom Festival with Fred Wagner
Welcome back to Environmental Professionals Radio, Connecting the Environmental Professionals Community Through Conversation, with your hosts Laura Thorne and Nic Frederick! On today’s episode, we talk with Fred Wagner, partner with Venable, LLP about NEPA, the Future of the Supreme Court, and the Cherry Blossom Festival.   Read his full bio below.Help us continue to create great content! If you’d like to sponsor a future episode hit the support podcast button or visit www.environmentalprofessionalsradio.com/sponsor-formShowtimes: 1:54  Nic & Laura talk about burnout9:48  Interview starts10:09  Cherry Blossom Festival21:35  NEPA34:11  Future of the Supreme CourtPlease be sure to ✔️subscribe, ⭐rate and ✍review. This podcast is produced by the National Association of Environmental Professions (NAEP). Check out all the NAEP has to offer at NAEP.org.Connect with Fred Wagner at linkedin.com/in/fred-wagner-59043019Guest Bio:Fred Wagner focuses his practice on environmental and natural resources issues associated with major infrastructure, mining and energy project development. Fred helps clients manage and then defend in court environmental reviews performed under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) or equivalent state statutes. He works with public agencies and private developers to secure permits and approvals from federal and state regulators under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act (CWA), the Endangered Species Act (ESA), and the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA). Fred is familiar with the full range of issues surrounding USDOT surface transportation programs, including grant management, procurement, suspension and debarment, and safety regulations. During his career, Fred has handled a wide variety of environmental litigation in federal trial and appellate courts across the country, from citizen suits, to government enforcement actions, to Administration Procedure Act (APA) challenges.Fred was appointed Chief Counsel of the U.S. Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) during the Obama administration. He managed all legal matters involving the $40 billion Federal-Aid Highway program, including environmental and natural resources issues for highway and multimodal transportation projects. Among other high-profile projects, he oversaw the agency’s defense of the following:  New York's Tappan Zee Bridge, San Francisco's Presidio Parkway, Chicago's Elgin-O'Hare Expressway, Kentucky and Indiana's Ohio River Bridges, North Carolina's Bonner Bridge, Alabama's Birmingham Northern Beltline, Wisconsin's Zoo Interchange, and Washington's State Road 520 Bridge. He represented the FHWA on government-wide Transportation Rapid Response Team, a multi-agency task force focused on improving project delivery and environmental review reforms.Fred began his career as a trial attorney in the Environment Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. He also served as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Misdemeanor Trial Section of the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia. Prior to joining Venable, he spent more than 20 years in private practice at a national law firm focusing on environmental and natural resources issues.Music CreditsIntro: Givin Me Eyes by Grace MesaOutro: Never Ending Soul Groove by Mattijs MullerSupport the showThanks for listening! A new episode drops every Friday. Like, share, subscribe, and/or sponsor to help support the continuation of the show. You can find us on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and all your favorite podcast players.
Agricultural Sustainability, Problem Solving, The Power of Music with Dr. Soham Adla
Mar 29 2024
Agricultural Sustainability, Problem Solving, The Power of Music with Dr. Soham Adla
Welcome back to Environmental Professionals Radio, Connecting the Environmental Professionals Community Through Conversation, with your hosts Laura Thorne and Nic Frederick! On today’s episode, we talk with Dr. Soham Adla, a Product Manager and researcher specializing in impact-oriented agricultural sustainability about Agricultural Sustainability, Problem Solving, and The Power of Music.  Read his full bio below.Help us continue to create great content! If you’d like to sponsor a future episode hit the support podcast button or visit www.environmentalprofessionalsradio.com/sponsor-form Showtimes: 1:24  Nic & Sam discuss dealing with challenging work9:37  Interview with Dr. Soham Adla starts9:52  Agricultural Sustainability21:25  Problem Solving29:16  Field Notes43:36  The Power of MusicPlease be sure to ✔️subscribe, ⭐rate and ✍review. This podcast is produced by the National Association of Environmental Professions (NAEP). Check out all the NAEP has to offer at NAEP.org.Connect with Soham Adla at https://www.linkedin.com/in/soham-adla/ Guest Bio:Soham Adla is a researcher and product manager who has worked in impact-oriented agricultural sustainability for about nine years. He is a civil engineer specializing in water management, and his work includes farm-level performance and low-cost agricultural technologies. Currently, he focuses on water-efficient agriculture in a drought prone region in India, managing a digital agri-advisory product and studying the factors driving agricultural technology adoption. Soham enjoys stakeholder engagement and and science communication, with practical experience from collaborations with industry and NGOs, offering insights into human-water systems in agriculture. He is energized by music, talking to farmers, and stories.Music CreditsIntro: Givin Me Eyes by Grace MesaOutro: Never Ending Soul Groove by Mattijs MullerSupport the showThanks for listening! A new episode drops every Friday. Like, share, subscribe, and/or sponsor to help support the continuation of the show. You can find us on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and all your favorite podcast players.
Perseverance, Storytelling, and the Book of Extinction with Lucas Zellers
Mar 22 2024
Perseverance, Storytelling, and the Book of Extinction with Lucas Zellers
Welcome back to Environmental Professionals Radio, Connecting the Environmental Professionals Community Through Conversation, with your hosts Laura Thorne and Nic Frederick!On today’s episode, we talk with Lucas Zellers, a multidisciplinary author, podcaster, and marketing professional about Perseverance, Storytelling and the Book of Extinction.  Read his full bio below.Help us continue to create great content! If you’d like to sponsor a future episode hit the support podcast button or visit www.environmentalprofessionalsradio.com/sponsor-formShowtimes:1:30  Nic & Sam discuss Dungeons & Dragons5:29  Interview with Lucas Zellers starts11:05  Storytelling17:41  Perseverance26:01  Field Notes33:15  The Book of ExtinctionPlease be sure to ✔️subscribe, ⭐rate and ✍review.This podcast is produced by the National Association of Environmental Professions (NAEP). Check out all the NAEP has to offer at NAEP.org.Connect with Lucas Zellers at https://www.linkedin.com/in/lucas-zellers/Guest Bio:Lucas Zellers is a multidisciplinary author, podcaster, and marketing professional working at the intersection of conservation science and game design. He created Book of Extinction, a monster manual telling the real-life stories of animal extinctions and re-imagining those animals as fantastic monsters fit for tabletop roleplaying games.Music CreditsIntro: Givin Me Eyes by Grace MesaOutro: Never Ending Soul Groove by Mattijs MullerSupport the showThanks for listening! A new episode drops every Friday. Like, share, subscribe, and/or sponsor to help support the continuation of the show. You can find us on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and all your favorite podcast players.
Networking for your Next Job, Archaeology, and Career Development with Brandon Gabler
Mar 15 2024
Networking for your Next Job, Archaeology, and Career Development with Brandon Gabler
Welcome back to Environmental Professionals Radio, Connecting the Environmental Professionals Community Through Conversation, with your hosts Laura Thorne and Nic Frederick! On today’s episode, we talk with Brandon Gabler, Strategic Growth Director at SWCA and Treasurer for ACRA (American Cultural Resources Association)  about Networking for your Next Job, Archaeology, and Career Development.  Read his full bio below.Special thanks to our sponsor for this episode SWCA Environmental Consultants - https://www.swca.com/ The SWCA Environmental Consultants (otherwise known as SWCA) has been helping clients across industries navigate environmental challenges for more than 40 years now. Founded in 1981, SWCA has grown from a small team in Flagstaff, Arizona, to become a global, 100% employee-owned environmental consulting firm with more than 1,600 employees and 40 offices. Providing a full spectrum of environmental services – planning, natural and cultural resources management, permitting, regulatory compliance, water resources, ecological restoration, and disaster and resilience – SWCA is a recognized leader for bringing sound science and creative solutions to our clients throughout the United States and beyond. Help us continue to create great content! If you’d like to sponsor a future episode hit the support podcast button or visit www.environmentalprofessionalsradio.com/sponsor-form Showtimes: 2:47  Nic & Laura discuss leadership vs. management9:48 Interview with Brandon Gabler starts11:25  Networking for your next job21:58  Archeology25:39 . Career Development37:32  Field NotesPlease be sure to ✔️subscribe, ⭐rate and ✍review. This podcast is produced by the National Association of Environmental Professions (NAEP). Check out all the NAEP has to offer at NAEP.org.Connect with Brandon Gabler at https://www.linkedin.com/in/brandon-gabler-phd-rpa-76294b20/ Guest Bio:An archaeologist with 20+ years of experience, Brandon Gabler is well-versed in cultural resources management. He earned a master’s and doctorate of anthropology from the University of Arizona, where he specialized in archaeology and ecological anthropology, and a dual bachelor’s in mathematics and anthropology/archaeology from Mercyhurst University. He has collaborated with State Historic Preservation Offices (SHPOs) and Tribes in more than 30 states and worked directly with federal agencies during significant projects like the BP Deepwater Horizon spill. After years of honing his technical expertise, Brandon advanced his career in operational leadership, project management, and business development. The best part? Teamwork!As a strategic growth director at SWCA, Brandon is focused on business development efforts in the upper Midwest and Great Lakes states while providing strategic planning, leadership, and mentorship for cultural resources employees in the region. Brandon also serves on the American Cultural Resources Association (ACRA) executive team as Treasurer and as a part of its Membership Committee.Music CreditsIntro: Givin Me Eyes by Grace MesaOutro: Never Ending Soul Groove by Mattijs MullerSupport the showThanks for listening! A new episode drops every Friday. Like, share, subscribe, and/or sponsor to help support the continuation of the show. You can find us on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and all your favorite podcast players.
Ecotoxicology, Community Involvement, and Writing Books with Alan Kolok
Mar 8 2024
Ecotoxicology, Community Involvement, and Writing Books with Alan Kolok
Welcome back to Environmental Professionals Radio, Connecting the Environmental Professionals Community Through Conversation, with your hosts Laura Thorne and Nic Frederick! On today’s episode, we talk with Alan Kolok, Professor of Ecotoxicology, University of Idaho about Ecotoxicology, Community Involvement, and Writing Books.  Read his full bio below.Help us continue to create great content! If you’d like to sponsor a future episode hit the support podcast button or visit www.environmentalprofessionalsradio.com/sponsor-formShowtimes: 2:34  Nic & Laura discuss challenges in leadership8:35  Interview with Alan Kolok starts8:50  Ecotoxicology20:56  Writing Books26:12  Community Involvement30:48  Field NotesPlease be sure to ✔️subscribe, ⭐rate and ✍review. This podcast is produced by the National Association of Environmental Professions (NAEP). Check out all the NAEP has to offer at NAEP.org.Connect with Alan Kolok at https://www.linkedin.com/in/alan-kolok-08657a29/Guest Bio:Alan Kolok, Professor of Ecotoxicology, has an undergraduate degree from Miami University, and advanced degrees from the University of Washington the University of Colorado.  As an academic scientist, he currently holds positions at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and the University of Idaho. He has published over 95 peer-reviewed articles and two books, including Modern Poisons: A Brief Introduction to Contemporary Toxicology, and Twist, a science fiction novel that focuses on self-replicating prions that have gone terribly wrong. He is in the process of writing his third book, Generally Regarded as Safe: A Century of Synthetic Chemicals.Music CreditsIntro: Givin Me Eyes by Grace MesaOutro: Never Ending Soul Groove by Mattijs MullerSupport the showThanks for listening! A new episode drops every Friday. Like, share, subscribe, and/or sponsor to help support the continuation of the show. You can find us on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and all your favorite podcast players.
Marketing Yourself, Career Changes, and the Entrepreneurial Mindset with Renee Murphy
Mar 1 2024
Marketing Yourself, Career Changes, and the Entrepreneurial Mindset with Renee Murphy
Welcome back to Environmental Professionals Radio, Connecting the Environmental Professionals Community Through Conversation, with your hosts Laura Thorne and Nic Frederick! On today’s episode, we talk with Renee Murphy, Sales Director and Environmental Scientist for Intrinsyx Environmental about Marketing Yourself, Career Changes, and the Entrepreneurial Mindset.   Read her full bio below.Help us continue to create great content! If you’d like to sponsor a future episode hit the support podcast button or visit www.environmentalprofessionalsradio.com/sponsor-form Showtimes: 2:46 Nic & Laura discuss yoga benefits8:51 Interview starts9:05 Career Changes18:50 Marketing yourself28:40 Entrepreneurial mindset42:09 Field NotesPlease be sure to ✔️subscribe, ⭐rate and ✍review. This podcast is produced by the National Association of Environmental Professions (NAEP). Check out all the NAEP has to offer at NAEP.org.Connect with Renee Murphy at https://www.linkedin.com/in/reneepmurphy/Guest Bio:Formerly a business owner in the fashion industry, Renee made a conscious decision to redirect her career towards advocating for positive environmental change. Following her passion for sustainable gardening, Renee earned a master’s degree in plant science/agriculture from Cal Poly Pomona and combined that with a bachelor’s in entrepreneur business from the University of Southern California, setting off to work in the native nursery and restoration business.  As sales director of a prominent San Diego native plant nursery, Renee observed the need for native plant education to her community. She began presenting and teaching courses independently, through community nurseries and with the California Native Plant Society. In addition, she began an ongoing restoration research with and indigenous tribal land establishing native trees on exposed playa at the Salton Sea.Renee’s journey took a captivating turn when her research was noticed by an environmentally focused biotech company in the Bay Area. Her dedication to making a larger impact cleaning up contaminated sites using nature-based solutions and sustainable practices within the remediation industry as an environmental scientist. Renee has served as a project manager on sites implementing innovative nature-based sustainable solutions for contaminated, fire and salt impacted sites, utilizing cutting-edge endophyte-assisted phytotechnology.In her current role as Sales Director of Intrinsyx Environmental, Renee’s journey bridges her diverse background with the mission of building an innovative biotech phytoremediation company using nature to heal our environment. Renee has delivered impactful presentations to esteemed audiences, including NASA Ames Green Team, Sustainable Silicon Valley, Alaska Forum for the Environment, National Brownfields Training Conference, and an international keynote at NICOLA.org 2022 Resiliency, Nature & Climate Solutions in South Africa.Renee continues to teach propagation and native plant workshops online and throughout the state of California inspiring people to change their environment starting in their own backyard.  Join Renee on her mission to inspire people to change their environment for the better!Music CreditsIntro: Givin Me Eyes by Grace MesaOutro: Never Ending Soul Groove by Mattijs MullerSupport the showThanks for listening! A new episode drops every Friday. Like, share, subscribe, and/or sponsor to help support the continuation of the show. You can find us on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and all your favorite podcast players.
Writing, Science Communication, and Undersea Research with Dr. Ellen Prager
Feb 23 2024
Writing, Science Communication, and Undersea Research with Dr. Ellen Prager
Welcome back to Environmental Professionals Radio, Connecting the Environmental Professionals Community Through Conversation, with your hosts Laura Thorne and Nic Frederick! On today’s episode, we talk with Dr. Ellen Prager, Marine Scientist and Author about Writing, Science Communication, and Undersea Research.  Read her full bio below.Help us continue to create great content! If you’d like to sponsor a future episode hit the support podcast button or visit www.environmentalprofessionalsradio.com/sponsor-form Showtimes: 2:51  Nic & Laura talk about Nic becoming an Uncle7:12  Interview with Dr. Ellen Prager starts12:04  Writing21:13  Science Communication28:30  Undersea Research32:19  Field NotesPlease be sure to ✔️subscribe, ⭐rate and ✍review. This podcast is produced by the National Association of Environmental Professions (NAEP). Check out all the NAEP has to offer at NAEP.org.Connect with Ellen Prager at linkedin.com/in/ellen-prager-5932824bGuest Bio:Dr. Prager is a marine scientist and author, widely recognized for her expertise and ability to make science entertaining and understandable for people of all ages. She currently works as a freelance writer, consultant, and Chief Scientist for StormCenter Communications, Inc. She was previously the science advisor for Celebrity Cruises in the Galapagos Islands, Chief Scientist for the Aquarius Reef Base program in Key Largo, FL, which includes the world’s only undersea research station, and at one time the Assistant Dean at the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science. Dr. Prager has built a national reputation as a scientist and spokesperson for the earth and ocean sciences and is a sought-after speaker for public-oriented events. She has appeared on The Today Show and NBC News, Good Morning America, CNN, Fox News, CBS Early Show, The Weather Channel, in shows for the Discovery Channel and was a consultant for the Disney movie, Moana. Dr. Prager has participated in research expeditions to places such as the Galapagos Islands, Papua New Guinea, Caribbean, Bahamas, and the deep waters of the Florida Reef tract. She obtained a BA from Wesleyan University, Connecticut, a MS from the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, and in 1992, a PhD from Louisiana State University.  Music CreditsIntro: Givin Me Eyes by Grace MesaOutro: Never Ending Soul Groove by Mattijs MullerSupport the showThanks for listening! A new episode drops every Friday. Like, share, subscribe, and/or sponsor to help support the continuation of the show. You can find us on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and all your favorite podcast players.
Remediation, Environmental Vlogs, and Living Simply with Indrayani Thakare
Feb 16 2024
Remediation, Environmental Vlogs, and Living Simply with Indrayani Thakare
Welcome back to Environmental Professionals Radio, Connecting the Environmental Professionals Community Through Conversation, with your hosts Laura Thorne and Nic Frederick! On today’s episode, we talk with Indrayani Thakare, a Environmental Scientist dedicated to sustainability and environmental remediation about Remediation, Environmental Vlogs, and Living Simply.   Read her full bio below.Help us continue to create great content! If you’d like to sponsor a future episode hit the support podcast button or visit www.environmentalprofessionalsradio.com/sponsor-form Showtimes: 2:53   Nic & Laura talk about being stuck in the mud11:41  Interview with Indrayani Thakare starts16:05  Remediation28:29  Environmental Vlogs32:51  Field Notes37:48  Living SimplyPlease be sure to ✔️subscribe, ⭐rate and ✍review. This podcast is produced by the National Association of Environmental Professions (NAEP). Check out all the NAEP has to offer at NAEP.org.Connect with Indrayani Thakare at https://www.linkedin.com/in/ithakare/Guest Bio:Indrayani Thakare, a spirited Environmental Scientist, orchestrates a symphony of sustainability and environmental remediation, a passion kindled over three transformative years. Her journey, rooted in childhood, bloomed from her parents' sustainable ethos. She fell in love with hiking since the first nature camp she attended with her younger sister, where she realized that nothing would make her happier than working outdoors to preserve Mother Earth. She insists on embracing the cradle-to-cradle philosophy in one’s lifestyle and experiencing the bliss of simple living. Music CreditsIntro: Givin Me Eyes by Grace MesaOutro: Never Ending Soul Groove by Mattijs MullerSupport the showThanks for listening! A new episode drops every Friday. Like, share, subscribe, and/or sponsor to help support the continuation of the show. You can find us on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and all your favorite podcast players.
Sustainability, Writing, and Giving Your First Ted Talk with Trent Romer
Feb 9 2024
Sustainability, Writing, and Giving Your First Ted Talk with Trent Romer
Welcome back to Environmental Professionals Radio, Connecting the Environmental Professionals Community Through Conversation, with your hosts Laura Thorne and Nic Frederick! On today’s episode, we talk with Trent Romer, Sustainability operating partner for Private Equity, Author and Dad  about Sustainability, Writing, and Giving Your First Ted Talk.  Read his full bio below.Help us continue to create great content! If you’d like to sponsor a future episode hit the support podcast button or visit www.environmentalprofessionalsradio.com/sponsor-form Showtimes: 2:27  Nic & Laura discuss travel & learning the native language7:35  Interview with Trent Romer starts10:57  Sustainability20:43  Writing43:00  Field Notes/ First Ted TalkPlease be sure to ✔️subscribe, ⭐rate and ✍review. This podcast is produced by the National Association of Environmental Professions (NAEP). Check out all the NAEP has to offer at NAEP.org.Connect with Trent Romer at https://trentromer.com/about-the-author/Guest Bio:Trent Romer is an author of two sustainability books, TEDx speaker and sustainability consultant.  He began his career 30 years ago and was the 3rd generation co-owner of his family’s business Clear View Bag Co., Inc founded in 1961 by his grandfather. The business was sold in 2021 to a private equity firm. Trent continues working for Clear View and serves as a sustainability operating partner for the private equity firm focused on environmental, social and governance issues within portfolio companies.Music CreditsIntro: Givin Me Eyes by Grace MesaOutro: Never Ending Soul Groove by Mattijs Muller Support the showThanks for listening! A new episode drops every Friday. Like, share, subscribe, and/or sponsor to help support the continuation of the show. You can find us on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and all your favorite podcast players.
Mussels, Underwater Surveying and Aquatic Career Paths with Mason Miller, David Buzan, and Aaron Petty
Feb 2 2024
Mussels, Underwater Surveying and Aquatic Career Paths with Mason Miller, David Buzan, and Aaron Petty
Welcome back to Environmental Professionals Radio, Connecting the Environmental Professionals Community Through Conversation, with your hosts Laura Thorne and Nic Frederick! On today’s episode, we talk with Mason Miller,  AmaTerra Environmental and Environmental Research Group’s Vice President of Innovation and Technology, David Buzan Aquatic Biologist, and Aaron Petty about Mussels, Underwater Surveying and Aquatic Career Paths.  Read their full bios below.Help us continue to create great content! If you’d like to sponsor a future episode hit the support podcast button or visit www.environmentalprofessionalsradio.com/sponsor-form Showtimes: 3:41  Nic & Laura talk about Costa Rica8:03  Interview Starts11:13  Mussels17:23  Underwater Surveying35:04  Aquatic Career PathsPlease be sure to ✔️subscribe, ⭐rate and ✍review. This podcast is produced by the National Association of Environmental Professions (NAEP). Check out all the NAEP has to offer at NAEP.org.Connect with Mason Miller at https://www.linkedin.com/in/mason-miller-2169399/Connect with Aaron Petty at https://www.linkedin.com/in/aaron-petty-81247311/Guest Bio:Mason Miller is AmaTerra Environmental and Environmental Research Group’s Vice President of Innovation and Technology. He earned his archaeology BA from the University of Texas at Austin and his master’s in nautical archaeology from Texas A&M University (though he is an Orange-blood at heart). Mason has >23 years of experience in environmental consulting, working as a terrestrial and underwater archeologist, geophysical specialist, public outreach lead, and as a diver. Mason is an ACRA board member and chairs ACRA’s Continuing Education Committee. Mason lives in Dripping Springs, Texas with his wife, Amanda, and two sons: Davis and Elliott. Dave Buzan is an aquatic biologist who has worked in Texas on water issues since 1978.Aaron Petty is an aquatic ecologist that is happiest working in streams, reservoirs, and estuaries for freshwater mussel surveys, oyster reef restoration, and stream bioassessments. Aaron gained much of his professional environmental and regulatory experience through work for consulting firms in Texas, anchored by his graduate work in aquatic science. He has a B.S. in Biology from Texas Tech University, and a M.S. in Environmental Studies from the College of Charleston. As a PADI diver, Aaron has experience using both scuba and surface supplied air systems for the sampling of mussels across Texas.Music CreditsIntro: Givin Me Eyes by Grace MesaOutro: Never Ending Soul Groove by Mattijs MullerSupport the showThanks for listening! A new episode drops every Friday. Like, share, subscribe, and/or sponsor to help support the continuation of the show. You can find us on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and all your favorite podcast players.
Collaboration, Planning, and AZAEP with Eileen Baden
Jan 26 2024
Collaboration, Planning, and AZAEP with Eileen Baden
Welcome back to Environmental Professionals Radio, Connecting the Environmental Professionals Community Through Conversation, with your hosts Laura Thorne and Nic Frederick! On today’s episode, we talk with Eileen Baden, a certified planner specializing in environmental and park planning  about Collaboration, Planning, and AZAEP.   Read her full bio below.Help us continue to create great content! If you’d like to sponsor a future episode hit the support podcast button or visit www.environmentalprofessionalsradio.com/sponsor-form Showtimes: 2:55  Nic & Laura discuss being a conversationalist18:04 Interview with Eileen Baden starts24:53 AZAEP28:49 Collaboration36:23 Planning42:21 Field NotesPlease be sure to ✔️subscribe, ⭐rate and ✍review. This podcast is produced by the National Association of Environmental Professions (NAEP). Check out all the NAEP has to offer at NAEP.org.Connect with Eileen Baden at https://www.linkedin.com/in/eileenbadenaicp/Guest Bio:Eileen Baden, AICP, has over 13 years’ experience in environmental and park planning, public outreach, and higher education. She holds a Master of Urban and Environmental Planning degree from ASU and an undergraduate degree in Economics from Virginia Tech. She has been involved with the Arizona Association of Environmental Professionals (AZAEP) since 2013. As the Park and Open Space Planner at Maricopa County she was responsible for park, trails, and open space planning for one of the largest counties in the country. As a Senior Program Coordinator she also taught environmental planning at ASU. In 2023 she was appointed to the Arizona BLM Resource Advisory Council.Music CreditsIntro: Givin Me Eyes by Grace MesaOutro: Never Ending Soul Groove by Mattijs MullerSupport the showThanks for listening! A new episode drops every Friday. Like, share, subscribe, and/or sponsor to help support the continuation of the show. You can find us on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and all your favorite podcast players.
History of Environmental Policy in the US, The Future of Data and Mountain Biking with Sunny Fleming
Jan 19 2024
History of Environmental Policy in the US, The Future of Data and Mountain Biking with Sunny Fleming
Welcome back to Environmental Professionals Radio, Connecting the Environmental Professionals Community Through Conversation, with your hosts Laura Thorne and Nic Frederick! On today’s episode, we talk with Sunny Fleming, National Solutions Engineer at Esri about The History of Environmental Policy in the US, The Future of Data and Mountain Biking.  Read her full bio below.Help us continue to create great content! If you’d like to sponsor a future episode hit the support podcast button or visit www.environmentalprofessionalsradio.com/sponsor-form Showtimes: 2:36  Nic & Laura discuss where do we go from here9:51 Interview with Sunny Fleming starts 12:41 History of U.S. environmental policy16:36 The future of Data41:37  Mountain BikingPlease be sure to ✔️subscribe, ⭐rate and ✍review. This podcast is produced by the National Association of Environmental Professions (NAEP). Check out all the NAEP has to offer at NAEP.org.Connect with Sunny Fleming at https://www.linkedin.com/in/sunny-esriGuest Bio:As the National Solution Engineer for state environmental agencies, Sunny is responsible for supporting some of Esri’s longest-standing customers: fish and wildlife agencies, environmental regulation, agriculture, state parks, historical preservation, and natural heritage programs. She loves helping our customers shape their vision and innovate to meet their business challenges.Music CreditsIntro: Givin Me Eyes by Grace MesaOutro: Never Ending Soul Groove by Mattijs MullerSupport the showThanks for listening! A new episode drops every Friday. Like, share, subscribe, and/or sponsor to help support the continuation of the show. You can find us on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and all your favorite podcast players.
Nicaragua, Doing What You Love, and the History of Surfing with Jason Old
Jan 12 2024
Nicaragua, Doing What You Love, and the History of Surfing with Jason Old
Welcome back to Environmental Professionals Radio, Connecting the Environmental Professionals Community Through Conversation, with your hosts Laura Thorne and Nic Frederick! On today’s episode, we talk with Dr. Jason Old, Historian of twentieth- and twenty-first century US and Latin American history about Nicaragua, Doing What You Love, and the History of Surfing.  Read his full bio below.Help us continue to create great content! If you’d like to sponsor a future episode hit the support podcast button or visit www.environmentalprofessionalsradio.com/sponsor-form Showtimes: 3:10  Nic & Laura discuss a pending trip to Costa Rica9:52 Interview with Dr. Jason Old starts13:50 History of Surfing17:31Nicaragua 23:28 Doing what you love34:36 Field NotesPlease be sure to ✔️subscribe, ⭐rate and ✍review. This podcast is produced by the National Association of Environmental Professions (NAEP). Check out all the NAEP has to offer at NAEP.org.Connect with Jason Old at https://www.linkedin.com/in/jasonold/Guest Bio:Dr. Jason Old is a historian of twentieth- and twenty-first century US and Latin American history. He holds a Ph.D. in History from the University of South Florida. His research centers around the cultural and economic impacts of surfing and surf tourism in the Tola Municipality of southwestern Nicaragua.Jason’s research has three principal aims: First, to show how external conditions created an economic framework conducive to buying property and developing this part of Nicaragua. Second, to explain the inextricable link between surfing and Tola's evolution from a rural coastal periphery to an international tourism hotspot. Third, to track the proliferation of a robust surfing subculture among the rural residents along the coast and its evolution into a Nicaraguan national sport as a result of these cultural and economic changes.In addition to his scholarly work, Jason Old is the host of "The Surfing Historian" podcast, which brings together international scholars from an eclectic range of academic fields to share their most recent research.Music CreditsIntro: Givin Me Eyes by Grace MesaOutro: Never Ending Soul Groove by Mattijs MullerSupport the showThanks for listening! A new episode drops every Friday. Like, share, subscribe, and/or sponsor to help support the continuation of the show. You can find us on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and all your favorite podcast players.
Changes in GIS over time, NatureServe Explorer, and Baking with Lori Scott
Jan 5 2024
Changes in GIS over time, NatureServe Explorer, and Baking with Lori Scott
Welcome back to Environmental Professionals Radio, Connecting the Environmental Professionals Community Through Conversation, with your hosts Laura Thorne and Nic Frederick! On today’s episode, we talk with Lori Scott, Chief Information Officer and Vice President for Technology & Partnerships at NatureServe about Changes in GIS over time, NatureServe Explorer, and Baking.   Read her full bio below.Help us continue to create great content! If you’d like to sponsor a future episode hit the support podcast button or visit www.environmentalprofessionalsradio.com/sponsor-form Showtimes: 4:42  Nic & Laura discuss the NatureServe Explorer website9:33  Interview with Lori Scott starts13:23 NatureServe Explorer27:40  Changes in GIS over time33:44  Field Notes37:04 BakingPlease be sure to ✔️subscribe, ⭐rate and ✍review. This podcast is produced by the National Association of Environmental Professions (NAEP). Check out all the NAEP has to offer at NAEP.org.Connect with Lori Scott at https://www.linkedin.com/in/lori-scott-1986493/Guest Bio:Lori is the Chief Information Officer and Vice President for Technology and Partnerships for NatureServe, the authoritative source for biodiversity data in North America. She oversees NatureServe’s technology team, with a portfolio that includes software product development, server administration, and user support for mission critical enterprise information management and delivery systems. Since joining NatureServe in 2000, Lori has led the successful transformation of the organization’s core biodiversity data platform Biotics 5 and its public information delivery platform NatureServe Explorer. Lori’s team supports NatureServe’s North American network of biodiversity information centers with implementation of sophisticated online tools to automate environmental review and to manage and direct treatment for invasive species in their jurisdictions. Her team was recognized with the IDG CIO 100 Award in 2016 and the Computerworld Premier 100 Technology Leaders Award in 2017.Lori’s work experience includes 10 years serving Lockheed Martin Corporation in the field of software integration and information systems development. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Bucknell University in her home state of Pennsylvania. She lives in Arlington, Virginia and enjoys hiking, traveling, and cooking – and she makes a wicked good peach pie!Music CreditsIntro: Givin Me Eyes by Grace MesaOutro: Never Ending Soul Groove by Mattijs MullerSupport the showThanks for listening! A new episode drops every Friday. Like, share, subscribe, and/or sponsor to help support the continuation of the show. You can find us on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and all your favorite podcast players.
The Social & Psychological Aspects of Business, the Power of Your Network, and the Politics of Business with Mike Rega
Dec 15 2023
The Social & Psychological Aspects of Business, the Power of Your Network, and the Politics of Business with Mike Rega
Welcome back to Environmental Professionals Radio, Connecting the Environmental Professionals Community Through Conversation, with your hosts Laura Thorne and Nic Frederick! On today’s episode, we talk with Michael Rega, Managing Partner of the Ecliptic Consulting Group. Read his full bio below.Help us continue to create great content! If you’d like to sponsor a future episode hit the support podcast button or visit www.environmentalprofessionalsradio.com/sponsor-formShowtimes: 1:17  Nic & Laura talk about leadership qualities6:28  Interview with Mike Rega starts9:45  Social & Psychological aspects of business39:06  Power of your network42:06  Politics of business46:02  Field NotesPlease be sure to ✔️subscribe, ⭐rate and ✍review. This podcast is produced by the National Association of Environmental Professions (NAEP). Check out all the NAEP has to offer at NAEP.org.Connect with Michael at https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-e-rega/Guest Full Bio:As a Managing Partner at The Ecliptic Consulting Group, I leverage my 20+ years of experience and expertise in international business and organizational leadership to deliver innovative and impactful talent and business development solutions for ESG centered growth firms. My mission is to help clients achieve their sustainability and profitability goals by enhancing their human capital, operational efficiency, and customer loyalty.Music CreditsIntro: Givin Me Eyes by Grace MesaOutro: Never Ending Soul Groove by Mattijs MullerSupport the showThanks for listening! A new episode drops every Friday. Like, share, subscribe, and/or sponsor to help support the continuation of the show. You can find us on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and all your favorite podcast players.
Trees, Applied Ecology, and the Soil Inventory Project with Kris Covey
Dec 8 2023
Trees, Applied Ecology, and the Soil Inventory Project with Kris Covey
Welcome back to Environmental Professionals Radio, Connecting the Environmental Professionals Community Through Conversation, with your hosts Laura Thorne and Nic Frederick! On today’s episode, we talk with Kris Covey, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies and Sciences at Skidmore College, and the Co-founder and President of the Soil Inventory Project about Trees, Applied Ecology, and the Soil Inventory Project.   Read his full bio below.Help us continue to create great content! If you’d like to sponsor a future episode hit the support podcast button or visit www.environmentalprofessionalsradio.com/sponsor-formShowtimes: 1:18  Nic & Laura discuss when nature calls5:53  Interview with Kris Covey starts12:10  Applied Ecology20:24  Trees26:39  The Soil Inventory Project36:11  Field NotesPlease be sure to ✔️subscribe, ⭐rate and ✍review. This podcast is produced by the National Association of Environmental Professions (NAEP). Check out all the NAEP has to offer at NAEP.org.Connect with Kris Covey at https://www.linkedin.com/in/kristofer-covey-4ab66926/ Guest Bio:Kris Covey is an Assistant Professor in the Environmental Studies and Sciences Program at Skidmore College where he studies terrestrial ecosystems and their role in climate and life. An Applied Ecologist, and a Biogeochemist, Kris works to integrate his research into solutions for managing human dominated landscapes for multiple values. After designing the global study that provided the first robust estimate of number of trees on earth (3.04 trillion), Kris turned his focus to large-scale soil carbon mapping using a novel combination of existing technologies. Prior to joining the faculty at Skidmore College, Dr. Covey was the Lead Scientist at the Ucross High Plains Stewardship Initiative and a Lecturer in Forest Dynamics at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. There, he co-founded the Western Research Fellowship at the Ucross Highplains Stewardship Initiative and the Quick Carbon research program, served as a member of the School's Diversity and Inclusion Strategy Committee, and as a member of Yale University’s Carbon Offset Task Force. As a contributor to the Global Carbon Project's Methane Working Group, Kris authored the vegetation section of the Global Methane Budget. He serves as a member of the Board of Trusties for The Adirondack Nature Conservancy and the New York State Wood Products Development Council. In 2020 Kris Co-Founded The Soil Inventory Project (TSIP.org) along with Bruno Basso. Together with private, industry, academic, and foundation partners they are building a distributed national-scale soil inventory system to inform soil management and markets. Through a novel combination of app-based automated sampling design, and distributed soil sampling tools allowing anyone to collect near surface soil samples, TSIP is building regional scale models capable of linking individual producer practices to measurable outcomes.Music CreditsIntro: Givin Me Eyes by Grace MesaOutro: Never Ending Soul Groove by Mattijs MullerSupport the showThanks for listening! A new episode drops every Friday. Like, share, subscribe, and/or sponsor to help support the continuation of the show. You can find us on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and all your favorite podcast players.
Leadership, Leveraging Your Past, and Slasher Films with Toyin Ogunfolaju
Dec 1 2023
Leadership, Leveraging Your Past, and Slasher Films with Toyin Ogunfolaju
Welcome back to Environmental Professionals Radio, Connecting the Environmental Professionals Community Through Conversation, with your hosts Laura Thorne and Nic Frederick! On today’s episode, we talk with Toyin Ogunfolaju, Director Social Value & Equity Americas at Jacobs about Leadership, Leveraging Your Past, and Slasher Films.   Read her full bio below.Help us continue to create great content! If you’d like to sponsor a future episode hit the support podcast button or visit www.environmentalprofessionalsradio.com/sponsor-formShowtimes: 3:53  Nic & Laura discuss being self-made13:44  Interview with Toyin Ogunfolaju starts18:03  Leveraging your past37:13  Leadership49:04  Slasher FilmsPlease be sure to ✔️subscribe, ⭐rate and ✍review. This podcast is produced by the National Association of Environmental Professions (NAEP). Check out all the NAEP has to offer at NAEP.org.Connect with Toyin Ogunfolaju at https://www.linkedin.com/in/toyinogunfolaju/Guest Bio:Toyin Ogunfolaju has 20 years’ experience in the infrastructure and government relations industries. She leverages public/private partnership models as the foundation to identify opportunities and practices that promote regenerative social systems. She is the Director, Social Value & Equity Americas at Jacobs. Her role supports the delivery of social-economic & equitable solutions as Jacobs delivers its core services, which may manifest itself through prioritizing equity in capital planning/execution, workforce development, local supply chain sourcing, and community/stakeholder engagement. She has expertise in executive leadership, community engagement, and operations management. She is called upon to analyze critical requirements, identify areas of opportunity, generate solutions, and implement programs. She serves as a member of the Jacobs Global Social Value & Equity Advisory Community of Practice and as a Board Member of the Economy League of Greater Philadelphia, as well as chairing the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials Philadelphia Chapter Networking Committee. Recent industry recognition includes the 2021 Jacobs Harambee Black Employee Network Bridges Summit Certificate of Recognition for Contributing to Structural Change in the Broader Society, and the “Corporate Responsibility” Award for the 2023 Women of Color Magazine. Music CreditsIntro: Givin Me Eyes by Grace MesaOutro: Never Ending Soul Groove by Mattijs MullerSupport the showThanks for listening! A new episode drops every Friday. Like, share, subscribe, and/or sponsor to help support the continuation of the show. You can find us on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and all your favorite podcast players.