Northgate Supports Angel Island Conservancy

In our commitment to preserving parks, wetlands, and open space, Northgate is pleased to support the Angel Island Conservancy, a partner of Angel Island State Park, at their Angel Lights event.  The Angel Island Conservancy raises funds and develops public outreach programs, including a scholarship program for underserved students. Funds raised will be used to give students the opportunity to visit this local treasure, and learn about the history and habitat of the island. From left to right: Sasha Schmitz (Northgate Marketing Coordinator), Deni Chambers (Northgate President), Maile Smith (Northgate Principal), Mike Josselyn (Angel Island Conservancy Board Member).

Northgate Supports TechWomen Mentoring Girls in STEM Community Event at Twitter

This week Northgate attended the TechWomen Mentoring Girls in STEM Community Event hosted by Twitter’s Women in Engineering Group, #WOMENG. We met many inspiring emerging leaders from Africa and the Middle East, as well as  professional and cultural mentors from STEM organizations around the Bay Area. The night ended with a #TechWomen song! #TW2014

Northgate Supports TechWomen 2014

Northgate is proud to be supporting TechWomen again in 2014.  This will be the third time Northgate has participated in TechWomen.  This year, Northgate will be hosting an emerging leader from Tunisia who has particular interest in soil investigations and geotechnical challenges. TechWomen, a program sponsored by the US Department of State, connects women leaders from Africa and the Middle East focused on developing their careers in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics with talented professional mentors throughout the Bay Area. This year, the 78 visiting women from Algeria, Cameroon, Egypt, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Nigeria, the […]

Mobile GIS Application Wins National Association of Counties 2014 Achievement Award

The Mobile GIS Canvassing App has been selected as the National Association of Counties 2014 Achievement Award Winner in the Information Technology category. This award-winning application, developed by the Northgate/Psomas team with the Alameda County Information Technology Department (ITD), serves the 40 appraisers from the Alameda County Assessor’s Office who routinely visit properties to determine assessed property values. This new tool, built on the County’s Enterprise ArcGIS ESRI platform and deployed on tablets and handhelds, is a mobile GIS web application that provides real-time information about properties and the ability to update records on-site. It captures images, increases efficiency, and […]

Northgate Grows East Coast Presence

We are excited to announce the expansion of our East Coast presence. Northgate recently opened a new office in Germantown, Maryland, near the Washington DC metropolitan area. This growth has been in response to a strong demand for Northgate’s services, especially in the areas of real estate environmental due diligence, Phase I and II environmental site assessments, and water resources services. With the recent addition of Principal Peggy Farrell,  expanded responsibilities of long-time marketing and project assistant  Darragh Donnelly, and the transfer  from the West Coast of Field Geologist Patrick Ferringer, Northgate’s East Coast presence is stronger than ever. The […]

Northgate Presents at the A&WMA Conference, June 24-27, Long Beach CA

Join Northgate at the 2014 Air & Waste Management Association’s Conference and Exhibition, June 24-27 in Long Beach, California to learn how our team has tackled environmental challenges using innovation solutions. Come visit our booth: 219 Northgate Principal, Maile Smith, P.G., will be presenting at the A&WMA’s Conference on Wednesday. Ms. Smith’s presentation will focus on air quality monitoring during the former Oakland Army Base redevelopment. Learn more about the presentation here. Presentation Info Speaker: Maile Smith, Principal Session: Analysis of Ambient Particulate Matter Data Date: Wednesday, 6/25 Time: 2:20-2:40 Location: Room CC 103B

Northgate Welcomes Peggy Farrell to our East Coast Team

We are excited to welcome Peggy Farrell to the Northgate team! Peggy has joined us as a Principal Engineer to lead our Maryland office to service existing clients in the East Coast area and expand the Northgate client base. Peggy currently provides broad-spectrum environmental consulting services to The JBG Companies, one of the largest land developers and property managers in the DC metro area.  A chemical engineer originally from Florida, Peggy comes with over 30 years of experience and an extensive background in environmental consulting.  Her project management experience on the East Coast extends from Florida to New York, servicing clients which have included large-scale land developers, law firms, industrial operations, the […]

Join Northgate at the 2014 Battelle Conference May 19-22, Monterey, CA

Come join Northgate at the Ninth International Conference on Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds, for podium and poster presentations! Podium Presentation: Maile Smith, PG, Principal Geologist at Northgate, will be presenting on The Remediation and Redevelopment of a Former Army Base, Oakland Global Trade and Logistics Center. This presentation will highlight the sustainability measures incorporated into the redevelopment of the former Oakland Army Base.  Early project stakeholders recognized the opportunity to integrate remediation with redevelopment, protecting human health and the environment while efficiently accessing impacted areas during site improvements.  Along with the remediation risk management program, a comprehensive list of CEQA mitigation measures and City conditions […]

Northgate Welcomes Three New Staff Members

Northgate is pleased to announce that Nathan Berner, PG, Lauren Thatch, PE, and Phil DiFilippo, have joined our Northgate team. Nathan Berner, PG, our new project geologist, comes to Northgate with over seven years of experience in a wide variety of environmental services, including groundwater sampling and analysis, indoor and outdoor air monitoring, and naturally occurring asbestos evaluations and sampling. Lauren Thatch, PE, joins Northgate as our new staff engineer. She is a civil engineer with more than three years of experience, mostly on Northern California mine sites.  She has managed the operations and maintenance of several acid mine drainage […]

Nancy Hendrickson Joins Northgate Team

Northgate is pleased to announce a new principal, Nancy Hendrickson, PE, has joined our Oakland office. Nancy brings more than 30 years of experience as a project manager and a senior consultant. Nancy has managed and provided strategic support for a wide range of environmental and remediation projects throughout California. Her experience includes working on complex remedial investigation and feasibility studies that involve negotiating with multiple agencies, integrating public outreach and communication programs, coordinating human health and environmental risk assessments and identifying and complying with a full range federal, state, and local regulations (e.g. wetlands permitting, waste characterization and disposal, […]