Francis is the lead wetland biologist, president and original founder of ELS. He has over 27 years of experience in wetland delineation, functional assessment, permitting, monitoring, categorization, mitigation design, mitigation banking, restoration, inventory, buffer determination, and regulatory development and compliance. He has managed or played a key roll in over 1,200 wetland related projects in Washington and Oregon since 1990.

What do you like most about working at ELS?

I like working with clients to help make their projects successful and I like working with our amazing staff!

What is something about yourself that might surprise others?

I’m a pretty good singer in the shower.

If you could have dinner with anyone dead or alive, who would it be?

Harry Truman

What year did you start working at ELS?

I founded ELS in 1996.