Congratulations to Josh Kajiyama

A huge congratulations to Josh Kajiyama of Northgate for winning a charity poker event hosted by Innovative Construction Solutions (ICS)! The charity event was held remotely on August 27, bringing people in the industry together, despite the difficulties of our current environment. On behalf of Northgate, Josh played a winning series of poker hands resulting in the split pot prize of $1,350 to donate to the charity of his choice. Josh has determined the donation will go to the San Diego Professional Chapter of Engineers Without Borders. Northgate and Engineers Without Borders have worked together closely in the past and […]

Northgate Welcomes Dr. Merrill to Expand Our Coastal Resiliency Planning and Economics Services

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!

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 […]

Northgate Welcomes New Principal Talent – Ana Demorest and Teri Herson

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 […]

Global Mentorship and Supporting Women in STEM

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 […]

In Celebration of #TechWomen18

#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 […]

2017 TechWomen Mentee Update – Congratulations Ijeoma!

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, […]

Northgate Staff Presents at Spring Conference on Soil, Water, Energy and Air

Earlier this spring, Northgate Engineer Nicky Robinson presented at the Association for Environmental Health and Sciences (AEHS) Foundation’s 28th Annual International West Coast Conference on Soil, Water, Energy and Air. Nicky presented a remediation case study entitled, “Minimizing Environmental Exposure by Incorporating Redevelopment Design in Remediation of Former Wood Treatment Facility”. Her poster explored the management and mitigation of a 12-acre remediation of soil, groundwater, and soil vapor at a site that historically served as a wood treatment facility and an oilfield for the past 70 years. The site was impacted with pentachlorephenol, metals, VOCs, dioxins/furans, and methane. The remedial […]

Northgate Welcomes New Staff

Northgate Welcomes New Staff Northgate is excited to announce that two new staff members have joined our growing team. Welcome Scott Hawes and Andrew Middleton! Scott joins Northgate as a project scientist with over 15 years of experience in civil inspection and waste characterization investigations, as well as project-specific waste characterization assessment. He has a proven track record of successfully delivering multiple projects throughout Southern California. Andrew joins Northgate as a data/GIS specialist. Andrew’s eclectic six years of professional experience have included creating geospatial solutions for utility companies, state environmental regulatory agencies, environmental consulting firms and tech giants, but his […]

Northgate Receives 10-year Recognition as Green Business

Northgate was recognized and awarded for 10 years in the Alameda County Green Business Program, a member of the California Green Business Network. Over the past decade, Northgate has prioritized conserving resources and preventing pollution in our office facilities, operations, and projects. Going beyond program compliance in the areas of waste, energy, water, pollution prevention, and air quality, we seek out creative and holistic solutions to reducing our environmental footprint in the communities where we work and live. Our green business practices under the program include: Reducing water use Conserving energy Promoting and incentivizing alternative transportation for employees Eliminating and […]