April graduated from the University of Washington in 2016 with her BS in Aquatic and Fishery Sciences. She went on to Oregon State University to get her Graduate Certificate in Fisheries Management in 2019 and then her Professional Science Master’s in Fish and Wildlife Administration in 2020. While going to school, she was also busy working for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) as a technician conducting creel surveys and trapping invasive European Green Crab. April came to work for ELS in 2020 and was able to make an immediate positive impact on our projects. She has been involved with numerous projects where she has completed wetland, stream, and shoreline projects involving delineation, mitigation plans, ordinary high water mark, habitat assessments, and critical areas reports.  April’s thorough communication and approachable demeaner have made her a valuable member of the ELS team.

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

Be a scuba diver for an aquarium.

What do you like most about working at ELS?

My co-workers and the company culture are great.

What's one thing you can't live without?

My dogs.

If you could have a superpower, what would it be and why?

Breath underwater. It would reduce the amount of equipment required for scuba diving.