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Kristen Maines is a Senior Environmental Planner, Project Manager, Certified Environmental Professional (CEP), and Envision Sustainability Professional (ENV SP). She has 23 years of experience preparing and managing minimum criteria determination checklists (MCDCs), categorical exclusions (CEs), environmental assessments (EAs), findings of no significant impact (FONSIs), environmental impact statements (EISs), records of decision (RODs), and other documentation in accordance with the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA). Her experience includes project management, socioeconomic analysis, public involvement, alternative-screening, and business development. Kristen has collaborated with and led interdisciplinary teams through the environmental-planning process on a wide range of projects. She is currently managing the Bishopville Truck Route Project for the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) leading the preparation of a DEIS and FEIS/ROD in compliance with NEPA.
Sarah Weber is an Experienced Team Leader and Wildlife Biologist working in the field of Engineering/Land Surveying and Environmental Consulting. Skilled in Natural Resources, Science and Technology, Project Management, Marketing and Business Development. Other skills include GIS Analysis and Modeling, Biodiversity Surveys, Natural Resource Management, and Environmental Permitting and Compliance. Strong research professional with a Master‘s of Science focused in Wildlife Ecology from Texas State University, San Marcos, TX: 2011. Bachelors of Science in Wildlife and Fisheries Science from Texas A&M University, College Station, TX: 2007. Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Geographic Information Systems from Penn State: 2009
Darshan Shivaiah is a native of Southern California and stayed in the area by attending the University of California, Irvine where he received a Master of Science degree in Environmental Engineering, with a specialization in Air Quality and Water & Wastewater Engineering. Mr. Shivaiah‘s diverse background in his education and career has allowed him to gain an understanding of current environmental and transportation challenges and their solutions.
Since 2018, Mr. Shivaiah has gained experience in the many aspects of Environmental Engineering, Transportation Engineering and Transportation Planning while working with RK Engineering Group. He has analyzed several acoustical and air quality studies and has crafted mitigation measures to meet the standards of jurisdictions and agencies such as SCAQMD, Caltrans, AQMD and local government agencies. He has also performed analyses of parking and queuing scenarios and has assisted with the development of mitigation measures to improve circulation and traffic operations within the project area and its surrounding areas. In addition, he has also analyzed traffic data for future projects and assisted with the development of mitigation measures to improve level of service and traffic operations within the surrounding roadway networks.
Mr. Shivaiah‘s experience includes acoustical impact analysis, air quality and greenhouse gas reports, traffic impact reports, parking studies and queuing studies. He regularly performs field assessments and inventories of project sites.
I started at the District over 22 years ago as a field collector, after a few years I became a field project manager and contract manager. Managed different water quality projects over the years, keeping up with all construction, operation, monitoring, and reporting activities. Managed several contracts for water sample collection. Worked with divisions and/ or departments to resolve issues. Excellent customer service skills and attention to detail. Manage a team of scientists for emergency response activities including training, equipment and personnel logistics, deployment scheduling, data review, and reporting.