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Our Team

Paula Hartman, Principal


Ms. Hartman is a natural resources specialist and also a trained environmental lawyer, with over 20 years of experience as a resources planner, biologist, and attorney. Her skills apply broadly to natural resources planning, environmental impact documentation, permitting, and biological resource assessment.
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Barbara Beard, Director of Environmental Analysis/Senior Project Manager


Ms. Beard is a TRA Senior Project Manager and Senior Analyst with over 20 years of experience in preparing documentation pursuant to NEPA and CEQA. As a Senior Project Manager she has directed the preparation of CEQA documents on a wide variety of projects including those for landfills and waste processing facilities, pipelines, linear recreational trails, concrete and asphalt recycling facilities, schools, a new county jail and other municipal infrastructure projects in San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties.
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Taylor Peterson, Director of Biological Analysis/Senior Project Manager


Since joining the firm in 1980, Ms. Peterson has applied her technical expertise to assess the impacts of a wide range of projects including habitat conservation plans, trail plans, sanitary landfills, materials recovery and transfer stations, quarries, commercial or housing development, wastewater treatment plant expansion, water well development, and high-voltage transmission line alignments.
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Thomas Reid, Senior Consultant


Mr. Reid founded the firm in 1972. He has participated in much of its technical work and managed the performance of work on over 300 environmental impact assessments and other technical studies. Mr. Reid has extensive experience in public representation of TRA’s work products.
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Christopher Dugan, Senior Project Manager/Senior Analyst


Mr. Dugan is as a TRA Project Manager and Senior Analyst. He has nine years experience planning, preparing, and managing environmental compliance documents required by local, state, and federal regulations, including the California Environmental Quality Act, the National Environmental Policy Act, the Clean Air Act, and the Occupational Safety and Health Act.
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Victoria Harris, Senior Project Manager/Senior Analyst


Since joining the firm in 1981, Ms. Harris has managed over 100 CEQA EIRs and Initial Studies on diverse projects, including the construction of a recycled water project, stream improvement projects, small and large residential developments, office parks, road expansions, road bridges, landfill expansions, quarry operations, and general plan amendments.
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Kate Werner, Senior Project Manager/Senior Analyst


Ms. Werner is a Senior Project Manager with expertise in CEQA analysis, planning and land use issues. With 25 years experience at TRA, Ms. Werner has managed CEQA documents on an array of land use projects including quarries, schools, residential and commercial developments, and recreational uses.
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Christina Lau, Project Manager/Senior Analyst


Ms. Lau joined TRA in 2005 and has over ten years experience writing and reviewing various types of CEQA and NEPA environmental documents. She has managed and written several CEQA and NEPA projects, ranging from categorical exemptions to EIS/EIRs, including managing the subconsultants that brought expertise to each project.
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Lauren Huff , Senior Biologist


Lauren Huff recently joined TRA as a Senior Biologist bringing her fourteen years of experience as a wildlife ecologist and biologist to the firm. Ms. Huff is competent in Endangered Species Act consultation.
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Autumn Meisel, Senior Biologist


Autumn Meisel is an ecologist specialized in habitat assessment and management, with a focus on sensitive species conservation. She joined TRA as a staff biologist in 2005 and is competent in overall site and habitat assessment, biological monitoring, Endangered Species Act consultation, and landscape level planning and management.
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Sara Jones, Senior Biologist/Senior Analyst/GIS Analyst


Joining TRA in 2006, Ms. Jones has a background in environmental policy, GIS, ecology, and watershed science. Ms. Jones specializes in analyzing potential project impacts on biological resources, including wetlands and threatened or endangered species and Species of Concern.
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Rebecca Dannels, Analyst/GIS Analyst


Ms. Dannels joined TRA in 2014 as an environmental and GIS analyst after receiving her Master of Science degree from San Jose State University in Environmental Studies.
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Megan Kalyankar, Biologist/Analyst


Ms. Kalyankar joined TRA in 2011 and has eight years of experience as an Analyst/Biologist with experienced with CEQA/ NEPA analysis, biological impact analysis and permitting, special status species surveys, wetland monitoring, and biological construction monitoring.
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David Gallagher, Biologist


Mr. Gallagher joined MIG as a biologist in 2015, bringing four years of experience as a plant and wildlife ecologist to the firm. He is a biologist skilled in plant and wildlife identification, construction monitoring/compliance, vegetation monitoring/mapping, wetland delineations and mapping, and long-term ecological studies.
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Phillip Gleason, Analyst


Mr. Gleason recently joined MIG in 2016 as an environmental analyst after receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in Atmospheric Science from the University of California, Davis. Mr. Gleason supports MIG’s Environmental Analysis Division, specializing in Air Quality, Greenhouse Gas, and Noise analyses.
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Robert Templar, GIS Specialist/Analyst/Archaeologist


Robert Templar is an archaeologist and GIS analyst with seven years of professional experience. He is well versed in both cartographic and archaeological survey skills, photography and illustration, field excavation, archaeological monitoring, cartography and GIS.
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Sandy Ho, Office Manager/Project Accountant


After joining TRA in 2002, Sandy Ho is currently an associate at TRA undertaking a variety of tasks at TRA including project administration, invoicing, graphics creation, documentation production, administrative support for proposal efforts and administrative/IT support.
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