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.

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Indigenous Knowledge, Music, and the Family Farm with Ron Deverman
Yesterday
Indigenous Knowledge, Music, and the Family Farm with Ron Deverman
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 Ron Deverman, Vice-President and National Environmental Planning Leader for STV about Indigenous Knowledge, Music, and the Family Farm.  Read his full bio below.Today's episode is sponsored by STV. STV is an award-winning professional firm consistently ranking among the country's top companies in education, justice, highways, bridges, rail and mass transit sectors. STV attributes its success as the direct result of their employees' commitment to innovation and quality. Throughout the United States and Canada, STV’s professional, technical and support personnel offer services to a broad and expanding client base.  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: 2:15  Laura & Nic talk about getting work done in between meetings10:23  Interview with Ron Deverman Starts14:43  Indigenous Knowledge35:19  Music41:48  Family FarmPlease 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 Ron Deverman at Bio:Ron is Vice-President and National Environmental Planning Leader for STV, a national planning, engineering, and architecture firm.  Ron has over 35-years-experience managing NEPA environmental impact assessment projects for transportation infrastructure improvements, such as transit, passenger and freight rail, highways, and bridges, with special expertise in community impact assessment, cumulative effects analysis, and other federal environmental regulations.  Ron is a Past President of NAEP and IAEP and he is the current Chair of NAEP’s Leadership Development Initiative.  Ron is a Certified Environmental Professional by Eminence and a NAEP Fellow for his exemplary service and over 30-year commitment to NAEP and the environmental professions.  Ron is also an Adjunct Professor at Northwestern University teaching a Masters’ course in NEPA and Context Sensitive Solutions.  He is a published poet and has spoken nationally and internationally on many subjects, including key competencies for environmental professionals, environmental stewardship, and the public health impacts and benefits of our transportation choices.  Ron comes from generations of farmers in Illinois’ heartland and farmed for a living while attending college.  Ron’s education includes a BS in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois in Urbana, a MA in English from the University of Illinois in Springfield, and post-graduate studies in NEPA and related environmental studies.Music CreditsIntro: Givin Me Eyes by Grace MesaOutro: Never Ending Soul Groove by Mattijs MullerSupport the show
Indigenous Knowledge, Music, and the Family Farm with Ron Deverman
Yesterday
Indigenous Knowledge, Music, and the Family Farm with Ron Deverman
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 Ron Deverman, Vice-President and National Environmental Planning Leader for STV about Indigenous Knowledge, Music, and the Family Farm.  Read his full bio below.Today's episode is sponsored by STV. STV is an award-winning professional firm consistently ranking among the country's top companies in education, justice, highways, bridges, rail and mass transit sectors. STV attributes its success as the direct result of their employees' commitment to innovation and quality. Throughout the United States and Canada, STV’s professional, technical and support personnel offer services to a broad and expanding client base.  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: 2:15  Laura & Nic talk about getting work done in between meetings10:23  Interview with Ron Deverman Starts14:43  Indigenous Knowledge35:19  Music41:48  Family FarmPlease 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 Ron Deverman at Bio:Ron is Vice-President and National Environmental Planning Leader for STV, a national planning, engineering, and architecture firm.  Ron has over 35-years-experience managing NEPA environmental impact assessment projects for transportation infrastructure improvements, such as transit, passenger and freight rail, highways, and bridges, with special expertise in community impact assessment, cumulative effects analysis, and other federal environmental regulations.  Ron is a Past President of NAEP and IAEP and he is the current Chair of NAEP’s Leadership Development Initiative.  Ron is a Certified Environmental Professional by Eminence and a NAEP Fellow for his exemplary service and over 30-year commitment to NAEP and the environmental professions.  Ron is also an Adjunct Professor at Northwestern University teaching a Masters’ course in NEPA and Context Sensitive Solutions.  He is a published poet and has spoken nationally and internationally on many subjects, including key competencies for environmental professionals, environmental stewardship, and the public health impacts and benefits of our transportation choices.  Ron comes from generations of farmers in Illinois’ heartland and farmed for a living while attending college.  Ron’s education includes a BS in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois in Urbana, a MA in English from the University of Illinois in Springfield, and post-graduate studies in NEPA and related environmental studies.Music CreditsIntro: Givin Me Eyes by Grace MesaOutro: Never Ending Soul Groove by Mattijs MullerSupport the show
Materials Science, Comedy, and Communication with Boran Ma
Nov 18 2022
Materials Science, Comedy, and Communication with Boran Ma
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 Boran Ma, Postdoctoral Researcher at Duke University about Materials Science, Comedy, and Communications.   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: 3:38  Nic & Laura talk about communication strategies7:16 Interview with Boran Ma Starts7:41  Material Science23:44  Comedy33:30  CommunicationsPlease 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 Boran Ma at Bio:Bo is currently a Postdoc Associate at Duke University. Starting January 2023, she is joining the faculty of the School of Polymer Science and Engineering at the University of Southern Mississippi as an Assistant Professor. Bo got her PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from Northwestern University. Prior to that, she got her Bachelor’s degree in Materials Science and Engineering from Harbin Institute of Technology.Bo does computational research on polymer materials. She uses molecular modeling and simulation to understand the underlying physics and mechanisms and to better design polymeric materials and systems, specifically for energy and sustainability applications.In her free time, Bo enjoys doing standup comedy, running, hiking, paddle boarding, and playing ultimate frisbee. Due to her passion about both science and comedy, Bo has been working on a science communications workshop where she helps students integrate comedy writing skills into science communications.Music CreditsIntro: Givin Me Eyes by Grace MesaOutro: Never Ending Soul Groove by Mattijs MullerSupport the show
Getting the Most out of Conferences, ESRI Updates, and Latest Thoughts on the Infrastructure Bill with Sunny Fleming
Nov 11 2022
Getting the Most out of Conferences, ESRI Updates, and Latest Thoughts on the Infrastructure Bill 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, ESRI's Environment and Conservation Industry Specialist at ESRI, about Getting the Most out of Conferences, ESRI Updates, and get her Latest Thoughts on the Infrastructure Bill.  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: 2:15 Nic & Laura talk about getting the most out of conferences13:03  Interview with Sunny Fleming Starts15:15  Benefits of attending conferences23:31  ESRI updates40:08  Sunny's thoughts on the Infrastructure Bill after reading it word for wordPlease 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 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 show
Environmental Advocacy, Pageants, and Transitioning from Country to City Life with Kylie Johnson
Nov 4 2022
Environmental Advocacy, Pageants, and Transitioning from Country to City Life with Kylie Johnson
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 Kylie Johnson, Southwest Ohio Regional Director for the Ohio Environmental Council about Environmental Advocacy, Pageants, and Transitioning from Country to City Life.   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: 2:44 Nic & Laura Talk about  writing a good email9:18  Interview with Kylie Johnson Starts  11:04  Pageants15:29  Environmental Advocacy21:12  Transitioning from Country to City Life25:31  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 Kylie Johnson at Bio:As the Southwest Ohio Regional Director for the Ohio Environmental Council (OEC), Kylie Johnson works to advance environmental justice and make protection of Ohio’s land, air, and water a priority of local and state leaders. She began her career with the national nonprofit Action for the Climate Emergency (ACE) where she educated high school students about the science, consequences, and solutions of climate change and empowered them to take action. Prior to joining OEC in 2021, Kylie managed the Green Learning Station - a retrofitted gas station transformed into a LEED Platinum certified environmental education center and green infrastructure demonstration site. Kylie earned her B.S. in Conservation Science from Muskingum University and M.S. in Environmental Studies from Ohio University, where she was funded by the USDA Forest Service and Georgetown University to conduct urban composting research in Edinburgh, Scotland; Washington, D.C.; and Baltimore, Maryland.Music CreditsIntro: Givin Me Eyes by Grace MesaOutro: Never Ending Soul Groove by Mattijs MullerSupport the show
NatureServe, Extinct Plants, and Field Stories with Wesley Knapp
Oct 28 2022
NatureServe, Extinct Plants, and Field Stories with Wesley Knapp
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 Wesley Knapp, Chief Botanist at NatureServe about NatureServe, Extinct Plants, and Field Stories.  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: 2:03  Nic & Laura talk about Industry Innovations7:45  Interview with Wesley Knapp Starts12:16  NatureServe15:45  Extinct Plants33:15  Field StoriesPlease 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 Wesley Knapp at Bio:Wesley Knapp is the Chief Botanist at NatureServe. Wes has over 20 years of experience working in the NatureServe Network as a Botanist and Ecologist with both the Maryland and North Carolina Natural Heritage Programs. He has extensive field experience across much of the United States and numerous other countries.  His research interests include identifying and preventing plant extinction events and describing undescribed plant species. Wes has a B.S. from Catawba College, a M.S. from Delaware State University, and is currently a Ph.D. student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.Music CreditsIntro: Givin Me Eyes by Grace MesaOutro: Never Ending Soul Groove by Mattijs MullerSupport the show
Scouts, Trail Building, and Invasive Plants with Ryan McClean
Oct 21 2022
Scouts, Trail Building, and Invasive Plants with Ryan McClean
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 Ryan McClean, Terrestrial Invasive Species Project Manager about Scouts, Trail Building, and Invasive Plants.  Read his full bio below.Today's episode is sponsored by The Stone and Holt Weeks Foundation 2:22  Nic & Laura talk about the do's & don'ts of submitting resumes11:25  Interview with Ryan McClean Starts12:01  Scouts14:15  Trail Building18:04  Invasive Plants31:02  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 Ryan McClean at Bio:Ryan’s love for nature was fostered at a young age through years of outdoor activities with the Boy Scouts. In an effort to better understand what he loved, he received his B.S. in Biology with a minor in Environmental Studies from The College of New Jersey in 2017. He got involved with invasive species by spending time in a research lab that focused on how invasive species and deer interact with the native forest plant communities. After three years in the lab, including two summer experiences, he completed his capstone project researching interactions between invasive plants and invasive earthworms. Since graduating, he spent two years serving with AmeriCorps. His service included managing invasive plants with the Invasives Strike Force, building trails in Sterling Forest, and restoring and protecting aquatic resources in Montana. Ryan spent 2019 as the Trail Conference's Conservation Corps Invasives Strike Force Crew Leader before transitioning to the position of Terrestrial Invasive Species Project Manager. When he’s not waging war against invasive plants, you can find him looking for interesting bugs and fungi, cooking for friends and family, and unwinding through gaming.Music CreditsIntro: Givin Me Eyes by Grace MesaOutro: Never Ending Soul Groove by Mattijs MullerSupport the show
The Dept. of the Interior, Reinventing Yourself, and Workplace Culture with Ryan Hathaway
Oct 14 2022
The Dept. of the Interior, Reinventing Yourself, and Workplace Culture with Ryan Hathaway
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 Ryan Hathaway, Environmental Justice Coordinator for the Office of the Secretary, U.S. Department of the Interior, about the DOI, Reinventing Yourself, and Workplace Culture.  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: 1:44  Nic & Laura talk about Managing Social Media8:41  Interview with Ryan Hathaway Starts9:12  The Department of the Interior20:18  Reinventing Yourself27:53  Workplace Culture36:07  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.orgConnect with Ryan Hathaway at Bio:Ryan Hathaway is the Environmental Justice Coordinator for the Department of the Interior (DOI). Previous he led the Department's Major Infrastructure and Renewable Energy Program, and prior was the Branch Chief for National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and Land Use Planning at the Bureau of Land Management. Ryan has his Bachelor's in Wildlife Conservation from the University of Delaware; and a Master's in Natural Resource Management, and in Sustainable Development and International Policy both from Virginia Tech University. In his free time, Ryan is adjuct faculty and sits in an advisory board at Virginia Tech Center for Leadership in Global Sustainability and University of Delaware Biden Center for Public Policy, he sits on the boards of several animal shelters and NGOs around the world, and coaches and mentor's youth soccer goalkeepers entering the US Olympic Development Program. He enjoys travelling, playing slide guitar, smoking BBQ, managing his hobby farm with his wife, and being barefoot and outdoors whenever possible.Music CreditsIntro: Givin Me Eyes by Grace MesaOutro: Never Ending Soul Groove by Mattijs MullerSupport the show
GIS Tools, Following your Passions, and Being an Adrenaline Junkie with Nicolas Holm
Oct 7 2022
GIS Tools, Following your Passions, and Being an Adrenaline Junkie with Nicolas Holm
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 Nicolas Holm, entrepreneur about GIS Tools, Following your Passions, and Being an Adrenaline Junkie.  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: 2:29  Nic & Laura discuss EPR8:27 Interview with Nicolas Holm Starts17:17 GIS Tools22:03 Following your Passions  36:50  Being an Adrenaline JunkiePlease 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 Nicolas Holm at Full Bio:Nicolas is a self-taught GIS mastermind and lifetime entrepreneur. He is mission focused, having assembled and given away over 2000 free GIS tools, maps and dashboards for Defense, Public Safety, Oceans, Hydrology, Oil Spills, Natural Disasters, Geo-AI. Nicolas creates Centralized Intelligence platforms called GIS Superclusters for Earth surveillance, that transform data into decisions. His work is focused on helping others, by raising awareness around key issues and tackling climate change. He is multi-lingual, world citizen and traveler, yogi, gemstone photographer, pianist, drone pilot, windsurfer, horseman, expert skier. Nicolas is a proud and grateful father who can be found at home on a beach or mountain biking in nature.Music CreditsIntro: Givin Me Eyes by Grace MesaOutro: Never Ending Soul Groove by Mattijs MullerSupport the show
Court Cases, the CEQ Phase II Rule, and Monza with Fred Wagner
Sep 30 2022
Court Cases, the CEQ Phase II Rule, and Monza 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 Court Cases, the CEQ Phase II Rule, and Monza.   Read his full bio below.Special thanks to our sponsor for this episode VENABLE, LLP!   Check them out at 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: 1:40  Nic & Laura talk about what makes a good storyteller5:58 Interview with Fred Wagner starts20:02  Court Cases36:05  CEQ Phase II Rule57:28  MonzaPlease 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 show
Air Quality, Environmental Justice and Cumulative Impacts with Chris Whitehead
Sep 23 2022
Air Quality, Environmental Justice and Cumulative Impacts with Chris Whitehead
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 Chris Whitehead, Air Practice Leader at Enviro-Sciences (of Delaware), Inc. and NAEP member,  about Air Quality, Environmental Justice and Cumulative Impacts.  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: 1:59  Nic & Laura talk about Puerto Rico8:04  Interview with Chris Whitehead Starts10:59  Environmental Justice17:35  Cumulative Impacts24:13  Air QualityPlease 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 Chris Whitehead at www.linkedin.com/in/chris-whitehead-qep-cesm-054424aGuest Bio:Chris Whitehead is the leader of ESI’s air compliance practice. He has fifteen years of air quality compliance management consulting experience and has been a national client manager for multiple Fortune 500 companies across numerous sectors. Chris most recently has been heavily involved with environmental justice regulatory developments and has led the air teams for commercial offshore wind projects in New England and the Mid-Atlantic. Over the past eighteen months, he has been published six times in various outlets on the topics of environmental justice, the New Jersey EJ law, and offshore wind project development.He has an M.S. in Environmental Management and Policy from American Public University, a B.A. in Political Science from Loyola University of Chicago, and a Sustainability Program Management certificate through Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Chris lives in southern New Jersey with his wife and two young children, ages five and three. Music CreditsIntro: Givin Me Eyes by Grace MesaOutro: Never Ending Soul Groove by Mattijs MullerSupport the show
Conservation Economics, Carbon Capture, and Climate Change with Larry Selzer
Sep 16 2022
Conservation Economics, Carbon Capture, and Climate Change with Larry Selzer
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 Larry Selzer, President and CEO of The Conservation Fund about Conservation Economics, Carbon Capture, and Climate Change.  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: 2:31  Nic & Laura Talk Briefly about Conservation Economics3:36 Interview with Larry Selzer Starts8:06  Conservation Economics23:17  Climate Change37:30  Carbon CapturePlease 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 Larry Selzer at Bio:Larry Selzer is president and CEO of The Conservation Fund, one of the nation’s top-ranked environmental nonprofits, based in Arlington, VA. The only environmental group in the country chartered for both conservation and economic development, the Fund has protected more than 8.5 million acres since 1985. Prior to being named president and CEO in 2001, Selzer led the Fund’s efforts to integrate economic and environmental goals, including its efforts in mitigation, working forest conservation and small business investing.Selzer began his career at the Manomet Center for Conservation Science, conducting research on marine mammal and seabird populations on the eastern outer continental shelf. He serves as the chairman of the American Bird Conservancy, vice chairman of Leading Harvest, and is on the board of Weyerhaeuser. He served as chairman of the Outdoor Foundation and twice served as chair of the Sustainable Forest Initiative, Inc.Music CreditsIntro: Givin Me Eyes by Grace MesaOutro: Never Ending Soul Groove by Mattijs MullerSupport the show
Controversial Projects, Environmental Justice, and Consulting with Emily Gulick
Sep 7 2022
Controversial Projects, Environmental Justice, and Consulting with Emily Gulick
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 Emily Gulick, Environmental Planner at Jacobs Engineering Group about Controversial Projects, Environmental Justice and Consulting.   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: 2:16  Nic & Laura Talk about Dressing for Success5:50  Interview with Emily Gulick Starts10:44  Consulting15:07  Controversial Projects23:13  Environmental JusticePlease 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 Emily Gulick at Bio:Emily is an Environmental Planner at Jacobs Engineering Group. Although located in California, most of her environmental experience is at the federal level implementing NEPA.  Emily has supported a wide range of projects including large-scale and highly controversial EISs to small-scale expedited EAs for a variety of federal agencies including NASA, DoD, and NSF. Emily also leads the National Association of Environmental Professionals (NAEP) Environmental Justice Working Group and is a CEP-IT. Emily has a B.A. in Environmental Studies and a B.A. in Geography from the University of Colorado Boulder.Music CreditsIntro: Givin Me Eyes by Grace MesaOutro: Never Ending Soul Groove by Mattijs MullerSupport the show
Tech Careers, Turkish Culture, and Ecotourism with Mehmet Secilmis
Aug 26 2022
Tech Careers, Turkish Culture, and Ecotourism with Mehmet Secilmis
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 Mehmet Secilmis, Global account manager with Esri's AEC & Environmental practice team, about Tech Careers, Turkish Culture, and Ecotourism.   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: 2:21  Nic & Laura talk about employees making  counteroffers during the hiring process10:51  Interview with Mehmet Secilmis Starts18:25  Ecotourism20:29  Tech Careers31:16 Turkish Culture36:19  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 Mehmet Secilmis at Bio:Mehmet Secilmis is a global account manager for Esri, a leading geospatial software company. He is with Esri's AEC & environmental practice team and based in San Antonio, TX. He works with the engineering and environmental firms to discover the power of GIS and solve the real problems they have. He has over 20 years of diverse experience in environmental science/engineering and GIS. His educational background includes an MS degree in Environmental Technology and an MS degree in Management with a concentration in Management of Technology.Music CreditsIntro: Givin Me Eyes by Grace MesaOutro: Never Ending Soul Groove by Mattijs MullerSupport the show
Equity, starting a non-profit, and Doctor Who with Clinton Johnson
Aug 19 2022
Equity, starting a non-profit, and Doctor Who with Clinton Johnson
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 Clinton Johnson, Racial Equity & Social Justice Solutions Lead at Esri, the global market leader in GIS mapping technology and the founder and a leader of NorthStar of GIS, a 501c3 nonprofit working to create a more racially-just world through more racially-just GIS, geography, and STEM fields,  about equity, starting a non-profit, and Dr. Who. 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: 1:50 Nic & Laura talk about Recruiter roles/ Hiring Process7:29  Interview with Clinton Johnson Starts13:58  Equity31:00  Starting a on-profit38:29  Doctor WhoPlease 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 Clinton Johnson at Full Bio:Clinton Johnson is the Racial Equity & Social Justice Solutions Lead at Esri, the global market leader in GIS mapping technology. At Esri, he connects individuals and organizations from all sectors with geospatial data, technology, and methodologies to advance equity at the intersection of all systems of oppression. Clinton is also the founder and a leader of NorthStar of GIS, a 501c3 nonprofit working to create a more racially-just world through more racially-just GIS, geography, and STEM fields. Essentially, Clinton remains focused on racial equity, social justice, and innovation for and through collaboration, community, and compassion throughout all his work.Music CreditsIntro: Givin Me Eyes by Grace MesaOutro: Never Ending Soul Groove by Mattijs MullerSupport the show
Leadership, Environmental Justice, and Electric Vehicles with Antoine Thompson
Aug 12 2022
Leadership, Environmental Justice, and Electric Vehicles with Antoine Thompson
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 Antoine Thompson, Executive Director of Greater Washington Region Clean Cities Coalition about Leadership, Environmental Justice, and Electric Vehicles.  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: 1:52 Nic & Laura talk about  never apologizing8:47  Interview with Antoine Thompson Starts10:45  Electric Vehicles22:10  Environmental Justice45:41  LeadershipPlease 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 Antoine Thompson at Bio:Antoine M. Thompson is the former National Executive Director of the National Association of Real Estate Brokers (NAREB) the largest organization of African-American real estate professionals in the United States. He is a partner with Creative PMO Solutions, a consulting firm that focuses on diversity, inclusion and advocacy work. He is also a licensed real estate agent with Mootry Murphy & Burgin Realty Group. Antoine is a staunch champion of fair-housing and community re-investment by local and national financial institutions. He has had a significant public service career in his hometown of Buffalo, New York. His positions have included election to the Buffalo Common Council where he authored the Buffalo’s Fair Housing Law and secured over $75 million for community development projects. He was elected to the New York State Senate in 2006 and 2008 and served as the Senate Deputy Majority Whip and Chair of the Senate Standing Committee on Environmental Conversation and Co-Chair of the Senate Minority and Woman Business Enterprise Task Force. He authored the NYS MWBE Mentor/Protégé Law. He is a former delegate to the Democratic National Convention; and was a member of the 2004 Electoral College. Thompson currently serves on the Board of Unity 9 PAC. He is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and First Baptist Church of Glenarden. He serves on numerous boards, taskforces and working groups. In 2021, Antoine was ranked on the Swanepoel Power 200 list ranking of the most influential and powerful leaders and executives in the residential real estate brokerage industry.Music CreditsIntro: Givin Me Eyes by Grace MesaOutro: Never Ending Soul Groove by Mattijs MullerSupport the show
Archaeology, Field Work and ACRA with Cinder Miller
Aug 5 2022
Archaeology, Field Work and ACRA with Cinder Miller
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 Cinder Miller, Vice-President at Gray & Pape, Inc. about Archaeology, Field Work and ACRA.   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: 1:41 Nic & Laura Segment: The Interviewing Process10:27  Interview with Cinder Miller Starts19:54  Archaeology35:32  Fieldwork & Field Notes48:06  ACRAPlease 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 Cinder Miller at linkedin.com/in/cinder-miller-54126214Guest Bio:Dr. Cinder Miller brings more than 25 years of experience managing large multi-agency, multistate Heritage Resource Management projects. She thrives when working on projects with fast paced permitting and consultation requirements and she seeks to help her clients identify and achieve the delicate balance between preservation and development. Since joining Gray & Pape in 1998 she has specialized in energy and development projects throughout the United States, working for both the public and private sectors. Dr. Miller has managed complex projects requiring permits from the United States Army Corps of Engineers, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the Federal Highway Administration, the Department of Energy, Housing and Urban Development, and many branches of the Department of Defense. Dr. Miller regularly attends training workshops focused on permitting and is fully current on all USACE rules and guidelines governing linear project compliance. She  presents regarding industry best practices to both public and private audiences, including appearance on panels for Leaders in Energy and the Southern Gas Association. As vice president of operations, Dr. Miller is knowledgeable of all the firm’s projects and the best use of resources. She has served on the board or as a committee chair for the American Cultural Resources Association since 2005 and is the President Elect for the Organization. Music CreditsIntro: Givin Me Eyes by Grace MesaOutro: Never Ending Soul Groove by Mattijs MullerSupport the show
Smart Construction, Air Force, and Stormwater Management with Nadean Carson
Jul 29 2022
Smart Construction, Air Force, and Stormwater Management with Nadean Carson
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 Nadean Carson, Owner and Founder of Oya Construction about Smart Construction, the Air Force, and Stormwater Management.  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: 1:33  Nic & Laura talk about the difference between a fixed vs. Growth Mindset8:58  Interview with Nadean Carson Starts10:03  Air Force16:14  Smart Construction23:03 Stormwater Management36:14  Workplace InclusivityPlease 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 Nadean Carson at linkedin.com/in/nadeancGuest Bio:Nadean is a self-professed stormwater nerd. She started working with stormwater compliance in the Air Force and quickly realized how important stormwater pollution prevention was to the ecosystem. During her military career, she focused on construction and other civil engineering operations duties. When she separated from the military, she initially worked as a Geotechnical Engineer (that is a fancy way of saying that she worked in dirt) but found her way back to her true love of stormwater management in 2014. She created a Stormwater Management division at a local engineering firm, focused on helping clients manage the stormwater regulations that affect their development, as well as ensure that the sites are limiting their contribution to Stormwater Pollution. She saw another stormwater need developing and decided to tackle it next. She started up Oya Construction as a way to properly install and maintain stormwater controls on construction sites, reducing the sediment deposition into waterways. She is passionate about keeping waterways clean and our environment beautiful. Music CreditsIntro: Givin Me Eyes by Grace MesaOutro: Never Ending Soul Groove by Mattijs MullerSupport the show
Alaska, Problem Solving, and PFAS/PFOA with Shannon Oelkers
Jul 22 2022
Alaska, Problem Solving, and PFAS/PFOA with Shannon Oelkers
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 Shannon Oelkers, Owner and Principal Consultant for Integrity Environmental about Alaska, Problem Solving, and PFAS/PFOA.   Read her full bio below.This episode is sponsored by Integrity Environmental. Integrity Environmental is the premiere environmental permitting and consulting group in Alaska and Arctic regions. They have been in business for over a decade. Integrity performs high quality tank inspections to American Petroleum Institute standards, and are the 'go to' firm industrial operators turn to for help navigating complex regulatory compliance issues. They love tanks as much as you do! Check them out at www.integrity-env.com.Showtimes: 3:42  Nic & Laura talk about mist netting8:24 Interview with Shannon Oelkers Starts16:22  Problem Solving21:18  Alaska33:51  PFAS/ PFOAPlease 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 Shannon Oelkers at  Guest Bio:Shannon Oelkers is the owner and principal consultant for Integrity Environmental. Shannon previously worked at the State of Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation in the Contaminated Sites and Terminal / Tank Farms division, focusing on industrial environmental compliance. Shannon holds a bachelor's degree in Biological Science and a master's degree in Community Development from the University of Alaska Fairbanks and has more than a decade of experience inspecting and auditing bulk fuel tank farm operations. Shannon is also an MBA Instructor at Alaska Pacific University. Shannon is well-versed in the unique challenges of completing oil and gas related projects in Alaska.Music CreditsIntro: Givin Me Eyes by Grace MesaOutro: Never Ending Soul Groove by Mattijs MullerSupport the show