Samantha Thomas joined the PCI team in 2023 as a Senior Environmental Planner. Having started her planning career in Sonoma County, Samantha brings almost a decade of local and regional planning experience throughout Northern California within the non-profit, private, and public sectors. Her experience includes CEQA/NEPA compliance, environmental permitting, community planning, and public policy. She is known for working on a variety of multi-disciplinary projects – alongside engineers, geologists, biologists, architects, local tribes, city and county planning staff, and resource agency staff in order to find the best solution to the problem at hand in a manner that takes into account social and ecological impacts. When she doesn’t have her head buried in a planning document, you can usually find Samantha lifting weights in her home gym, walking/hiking with her two huskies (preferably on “cooler days”), and traveling.