In addition to being the branch manager for our satellite office in Bremerton, Joanne’s focus is on management for projects involving wetland delineations, mitigation and monitoring projects in the North Puget Sound area for a variety of private and public clients. Joanne has over 27 years of experience and has conducted or been involved with over 1,000 wetland delineations and many wetland mitigation and monitoring projects.

What year did you start working for ELS?

May of 2013 but I have been in the business since July 1990. I worked with Francis at Wiltermood Associates from 1990 to 1993.

What do you like most about working at ELS?

I really like most things about ELS. They are very good to their employees. I really like working with Francis again after so many years.

If you could do another job for just one day, what would it be?

My goal as a biologist was to be a zookeeper or a park ranger so it would be awesome to work with raptors and owls at the Woodland Park Zoo for one day.

What is something about yourself that might surprise others?

I lived in a hippie commune area when I was in junior high school in Eastern Washington. We had no running water or electricity and had to use an outhouse.