We are pleased to announce that Dr. Samuel (Sam) Merrill joined our team in the fall of 2019 to lead Northgate’s climate adaptation practice. Dr. Merrill earned his PhD and Master’s from the University of Minnesota and is a subject matter expert in climate adaptation finance, benefit-cost analysis, environmental planning, and risk management. He has held resiliency-related directorships in corporate, academic, nonprofit, and government sectors. One example of his initiatives that capture emerging markets is development and implementation (in over 20 engagements) of the COAST software for 3D visualization of damages from sea level rise and storm surge under different […]
Congratulations to Axel Rieke! A position well earned, this year Axel was promoted to Principal Engineer at Northgate. Since 2001, he has served as a diligent and dedicated engineer to both Northgate and his clients. Axel is committed to technical excellence and communication-based project management, and is continuously seeking ways to expand his professional acumen. Axel has over 25 years of experience in environmental consulting, civil engineering, and construction management in the San Francisco Bay Area, Southern California, Nevada and internationally. He has managed projects including environmental and geotechnical site investigations, soil and groundwater remediation, soil vapor extraction, air quality […]
This fall, Northgate Principal Geologist Joni Fisher participated in the 2019 Annual Contractor Safety Forum at the Southern California Edison (SCE) office in Rosemead, California. The event was hosted by the Environmental Services Department. During each annual forum, the meeting culminates with SCE providing an award to one contractor for outstanding safety performance for that year. We are delighted to announce that Northgate Environmental Management, Inc. received the 2019 Contractor Safety Award. In addition to contractors, SCE Environmental Service Department personnel, SCE Procurement personnel, and SCE’s Vice President of Safety and Security were in attendance. SCE prioritizes Safety, Integrity, Excellence, Respect, Improvement, […]
Northgate is pleased to announce 2019’s addition of two talented and experienced principal engineers to our leadership team, Ana Demorest and Terri Herson. After joining Northgate as an Senior Engineer in January of this year, Ana has demonstrated leadership through her skill, dedication, and work ethic leading to her promotion as Principal EngineerWith 30 years of experience, she adds extensive expertise leading multi-disciplined teams specializing in geotechnical and environmental engineering. Ana has served as a project manager, design manager, senior technical consultant, and lead engineer on a wide variety of environmental restoration, remediation, and infrastructure improvement projects. Her background draws […]
Principal Engineer Axel Rieke attended the California Stormwater Quality Association 2019 Annual Conference this month. The CASQA Annual Conference offered a unique opportunity to interact with professionals in the stormwater field. Each year the conference draws leading members of the stormwater community including local, state, and federal decision makers, stormwater program coordinators, contractors, consultants, engineers, lawyers, scientists, and planners. Over 1200 participants arrived for three days of in-depth training and discussions addressing a wide-range of challenges and opportunities facing stormwater practitioners in California and beyond.
Principal Engineers Nancy Hendrickson and Ana Demorest just returned from the Manufactured Gas Plant (MGP) Conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Both Nancy and Ana have worked on MGP projects throughout their 30-year-careers. The conference provided an opportunity to share experiences and through technical presentations, panels, and posters and interacting with representatives from over 50 companies including utilities, regulatory agencies, universities, consulting firms and contractors.
Northgate welcomes two emerging leaders joining us through the TechWomen program this year — Lyat Mason from Sierra Leone and Hadeel Hosney from Egypt. Lyat and Hadeel will be working with us throughout the month of October – stay tuned as we share more on their individual stories and goals. Check out this inspiring video about all of the women arriving as part of this program! #techwomen #emergingleaders #STEM #womenintech
In 2018, Northgate’s Principal Geologist Maile Smith took part in two volunteer delegations as part of the TechWomen program, traveling to both Nigeria and Malaysia. In 2019, as Northgate continues our social responsibility and commitment to mentoring women in science, Maile is headed to Uzbekistan. The purpose of the delegation trips is to engage and encourage women to consider a career path in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). While women are gaining numbers in traditionally male-dominated fields, they are still significantly outnumbered in STEM. Among girls, interest in STEM begins to wane in early adolescence. We believe it is […]
#TechWomen18 at Northgate Northgate celebrates our 8th year participating in TechWomen. This fall, Northgate welcomed emerging women leaders in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) to join us in our Oakland office for four weeks of mentoring and professional exchange. Participating in the TechWomen program since its initial launch in 2011, Northgate closes out the year in celebration of our 8th year of mentoring with this dynamic and inspirational program. TechWomen is an international exchange program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State that empowers, connects, and supports early to mid-career leaders from Africa, Central and South Asia, and the […]
Northgate’s 2017 TechWomen mentee, Ijeoma Vincent-Akpu, was recently promoted to Head of the Animal and Environmental Biology Department at the University of Port Harcourt in Nigeria. Previously she was a Senior Lecturer, leading graduate and post-graduate courses on hydrobiology, fisheries biology, aquatic toxicology, environmental impact assessment, coastal resource management, and climate change adaptation. Ijeoma is most excited about teaching others how to adopt best practices in sustenance-level aquaculture, sparking change in people’s attitudes and relationship to the environment and ecosystem, while improving opportunities and livelihoods in the Niger Delta, especially for at-risk youth. She recently completed a project in Chennai, […]