People

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  • Liza Prunuske
    Liza Prunuske
    President
Liza Prunuske
President

Liza Prunuske has focused her career on the interface between the natural world and people’s daily lives. From her early projects on urban streams, to many years spent on salmonid habitat restoration with ranchers and farmers, to community-based watershed planning, she is committed to finding ways for people to sustain both their livelihoods and their local ecosystems. An experienced facilitator, Liza has led numerous technical advisory committees as well as planned and facilitated public meetings for watershed programs throughout Marin and Sonoma Counties.

liza@pcz.com
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  • Steven Chatham
    Steven Chatham
    Chief Operating Officer
Steven Chatham
Chief Operating Officer

Steven Chatham brings over 30 years of experience in taking projects from a conversation all the way through to healthy, on-the-ground habitat. In recent years, his work has ranged from leading restoration of a 40-acre quarry in the Sierra foothills to on-site supervision of redwood log placement in Napa Creek to providing principal level leadership on many of PCI’s design and environmental compliance projects. He is adept at resolving complex permitting and constructability issues and practiced at organizing effective teams. Steven is also the responsible managing officer for PCI’s general contractor’s license.

steven@pcz.com
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Staff

  • Brian Schlosstein
    Brian Schlosstein
    Hydrologist
  • Carrie Lukacic
    Carrie Lukacic
    Planner
  • Celia Chatham
    Celia Chatham
    Biologist
  • Clare Broussard
    Clare Broussard
    Chief Financial Officer
  • Doug Loudon
    Doug Loudon
    Construction Manager
  • Gina Reid
    Gina Reid
    Senior Accountant
  • Harold Appleton
    Harold Appleton
    Forester
  • Jasper Rice-Herdt
    Jasper Rice-Herdt
    Civil Engineer
  • Jennifer Michaud
    Jennifer Michaud
    Biologist
  • Joan Schwan
    Joan Schwan
    Vegetation Ecologist
  • John Ferons
    John Ferons
    Civil Engineer
  • Kathie Lowrey
    Kathie Lowrey
    Senior Planner
  • Kim Girard
    Kim Girard
    Administrative Assistant
  • Laura Bryan
    Laura Bryan
    Project Coordinator
  • Laura Saunders
    Laura Saunders
    Planner
  • Laurel Stewart
    Laurel Stewart
    Project Administrator
  • Lauren Hammack
    Lauren Hammack
    Geomorphologist
  • Luke Walton
    Luke Walton
    Civil Engineer
  • Mike Jensen
    Mike Jensen
    Landscape Architect
  • Maggie Jensen
    Maggie Jensen
    Landscape Architect
  • Rod Berg
    Rod Berg
    Construction Planner
Brian Schlosstein
Hydrologist

Hydrologist Brian Schlosstein, EIT, has worked in Northern California streams and wetlands for over 16 years. Brian supports PCI restoration designs and management plans through data collection and surveying, engineering analysis and design, 1- and 2-d hydraulic modeling, hydrologic modeling, drafting and terrain modeling with Autodesk Civil3d, and map development with ArcGIS. He has taken part in the design of stream and wetland restoration, bank stabilization, erosion control, stormwater routing, habitat enhancement, and fish passage projects.

brian@pcz.com
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Carrie Lukacic
Planner

Carrie Lukacic is a senior environmental planner and project manager. Her work focuses on CEQA/NEPA compliance and environmental permitting for a wide range of land management projects including both large- and small-scale infrastructure projects, watershed restoration projects, and fish passage projects. She specializes in the evaluation of environmental impacts in sensitive resource areas and is known for working with project designers, engineers, and resource agency staff to develop creative solutions to avoid impacts, where possible.

carrie@pcz.com
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Celia Chatham
Biologist

Celia Chatham, biologist, is happiest doing field work. Her projects at PCI include plant monitoring at wildland habitat restoration sites, data analysis, construction monitoring, and assistance with aquatic species rescue. Before she came to PCI, Celia spent almost two years monitoring seabird and estuarine bird populations and behavior in northern Mexico.

celia@pcz.com

Clare Broussard
Chief Financial Officer

Clare Broussard’s work focuses on the financial health and smooth operation of the business. As PCI’s corporate Secretary, Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer, she maintains corporate, financial and project records, and manages contract administration, insurance, banking, and tax filings. Clare also supervises PCI’s accounting and administrative staff, oversees human resources and benefits, manages PCI’s IT operations, and provides financial analysis and support to project management teams. Coco assists in day-to-day operations as a greeter. In her other life, Clare sings with Take Jack.

clare@pcz.com
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Doug Loudon
Construction Manager

Doug Loudon, QSD/P, CPESC, is a principal, construction group manager, safety office, and project manager for PCI. Doug leads construction crews and manages staff to design and implement revegetation, erosion control, and ecological restoration projects throughout California. Since joining PCI in 1990, he has developed a practical and holistic approach to managing native revegetation from design to construction through successful establishment.

doug@pcz.com
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Gina Reid
Senior Accountant

Gina Reid joined PCI in 2015. She brings 10 years of accounting experience, along with human resource knowledge, to her work. Gina processes payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable, and works with project managers for monthly billing, along with a variety of other accounting responsibilities. Outside of the accounting world, she enjoys spending time with her family, baking, hiking, and camping.

gina@pcz.com
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Harold Appleton
Forester

Registered Professional Forester, Certified Professional Soil Erosion and Sediment Control Specialist, has been working with PCI since 1988. His projects include design and oversight of wetland and riparian revegetation projects as well as erosion control projects, and the development of forestland stewardship plans.

harold@pcz.com

Jasper Rice-Herdt
Civil Engineer

Jasper Rice-Herdt, EIT, is an assistant engineer and a member of the design team. A Sonoma County native, Jasper joined PCI in 2005 after a high school internship. During his education and training as an engineer, he has worked as a journeyman construction worker and foreman, gaining practical experience and understanding of restoration projects. Jasper’s work includes surveying, construction cost estimates, construction planning and supervision, hydraulic modeling, engineering analysis, drafting and design. He has a passion for the outdoors and cooking.

jasper@pcz.com
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Jennifer Michaud
Biologist

Jennifer Michaud, M.A., is a senior wildlife biologist with extensive experience in wildlife and fisheries research and management in California with a strong focus on local riparian communities. At PCI, Jennifer oversees all aspects of wildlife-related work. Jennifer holds a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Recovery Permit 10(a)(1)(A) and a California Department of Fish and Wildlife Scientific Collecting Permit with amendments for California tiger salamander, California red-legged frog, and California freshwater shrimp. Through her work at PCI, she seeks to educate others on the importance of conserving wildlife species and their habitat.

Jennifer@pcz.com
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Joan Schwan
Vegetation Ecologist

Joan Schwan, M.S., Senior Vegetation Ecologist, has worked on native plant research, monitoring, and restoration since 1992. Her work at PCI focuses on vegetation assessment, mapping, and management planning for parks and other lands, and on planning, implementation, and monitoring of habitat restoration projects. She has worked in settings ranging from the dunes of the Sonoma County coast to vernal pools, oak woodlands, and riparian habitats around the greater Bay Area, to forests of the lower Sierra. Whether by addressing climate change in park planning, identifying the underlying processes that maintain biodiversity in a preserve, or by carefully considering the impacts of restoration methods, Joan aims to bring a broad ecological perspective to her work.

jschwan@pcz.com
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John Ferons
Civil Engineer

John Ferons is a registered civil engineer and the Chief Engineering Officer, supervising all engineering operations at PCI. He joined PCI in 2013, bringing with him 25 years of experience in design, construction and management of private and public engineering projects. John has been project engineer for water quality, habitat and stream restoration and dam removal projects at PCI. John thrives on working collaboratively with a diverse clientele and fellow professional staff.

jferons@pcz.com
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Kathie Lowrey
Senior Planner

Kathie Lowrey has practiced regulatory compliance planning with an emphasis on coordinated approaches to ecological permitting and CEQA/NEPA review since the mid-1990s. Her work focuses on evaluation of regulatory compliance requirements; development of impact avoidance and mitigation measures; and management of multi-disciplinary teams performing technical resource assessments, environmental analyses, public outreach, and acquisition of state, federal, and local permits for projects ranging in size from regional and watershed-wide ecosystem restoration programs to site-specific facilities upgrades. Kathie has also conducted regulatory compliance workshops for resource managers, private landowners, and regulatory agency personnel.

kathie@pcz.com
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Kim Girard
Administrative Assistant

Kim Girard worked for PCI from 1993-1995, and then returned in 2011, after 15 years working for Sonoma County. She brings her extensive administrative experience, good nature and eye for detail to her position at the front lines of PCI’s accounting department. Her role is to make sense out of a steady hail of trip slips, time sheets, auto registrations, mileage logs and billing paperwork, and to track down the missing, the mysterious, and the miscreant. She also provides administrative assistance to the construction department, walks and treats to the canine department, and an infusion of morale to us all.

kim@pcz.com
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Laura Bryan
Project Coordinator

Laura Bryan, Project Coordinator, joined PCI in 2016. Her current work focuses on management of restoration projects for Pacific Gas & Electric’s Community Pipeline Safety Initiative. She has 15 years of experience in construction management, including work on the Sonoma-Marin Area Rapid Transit system and The Geysers geothermal power facilities.

lbryan@pcz.com
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Laura Saunders
Planner

Laura Saunders is an environmental planner and ecologist. Her PCI practice focuses on environmental review under CEQA and NEPA, regulatory compliance, and specific resource assessments in air quality and greenhouse gas emissions, climate change impacts and adaptation, and CRAM wetland assessments. She conducts GIS analysis for landscape-level ecology and context analyses, and loves the way it can bring together disparate information from the built and natural world to give the whole picture.

laura@pcz.com
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Laurel Stewart
Project Administrator

Laurel Stewart joined PCI’s accounting department in 2008 and now works as a project administrator. She enjoys a wide variety of work responsibilities, including accounting and administrative support for project managers, editing, report production, labor law compliance, organizational projects, and general administration. She writes and studies art in her spare time.

lstewart@pcz.com
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Lauren Hammack
Geomorphologist

Lauren Hammack specializes in stream restoration science and design – overseeing projects from initial envisioning all the way through implementation. During her 20-year career she has focused on applying her knowledge of geomorphology, ecology, hydrology, and hydraulics to develop geomorphically sound and effective restoration projects that respect complex stakeholder needs. Lauren blends technical skills and strong critical thinking with a solution-oriented attitude and interest in collaboration. Since joining PCI in 2003, her projects have ranged from watershed assessments and management plans to flood reduction feasibility studies to salmonid habitat enhancement design.

lauren@pcz.com
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Luke Walton
Civil Engineer

Luke Walton is a civil engineer and construction foreman and has played a key role in a wide range of PCI projects since 2007. Born and raised in the remote hills of Western Sonoma County, he has gained an extensive familiarity with the area’s local streams and surrounding landscape. He provides field data collection, surveying, engineering analyses, 1D & 2D hydraulic modeling, drafting, estimating and design. His practical knowledge stems from experience as a construction foreman and heavy equipment operator for various PCI projects. He has taken part in the design and construction of stream restoration, bank stabilization, erosion control, dewatering, biotechnical repair, habitat enhancement and fish passage projects.

lwalton@pcz.com
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Mike Jensen
Landscape Architect

Mike Jensen, L.A., CPESC, has been designing, supervising, and building highly successful habitat enhancement projects in northern California since 1994. He has managed, designed and constructed or collaborated on over 100 watershed enhancement projects including: natural channel reconstruction; fish passage, dam removal and off-channel habitats for salmonids; biotechnical streambank stabilization; riparian and floodplain restoration; wetland mitigation; ranch and vineyard conservation; and natural habitat ponds and landscapes. Mike’s passion is construction and he tries to spend time every summer as one of PCI’s lead foreman or equipment operators. When not at work Mike enjoys chasing his three small children around, fly fishing, hunting and surfing.

mike@pcz.com
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Maggie Jensen
Landscape Architect

Maggie Jensen’s work focuses on designs that include human interaction with restored native landscapes. A licensed landscape architect, she has experience in design, preparation of construction documents, renderings and construction oversight. Her projects include rainwater catchment, parks, insectaries, natural winery landscapes, stream channels and ponds. Many of her projects incorporate environmental education elements and her area of expertise includes native plant palettes.

maggie@pcz.com
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Rod Berg
Construction Planner

Rod Berg is a construction planner, assistant project manager and qualified storm water practitioner (QSP) for PCI. He assists the construction group manager in varying construction planning roles including construction material pricing and procurement, subcontractor solicitation and pricing, subcontract agreement preparation and construction scheduling.

rod@pcz.com
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