AllStar Ecology, LLC relies on an experienced, well-trained, and knowledgeable staff with a diversity of skills to meet the needs of our clients. ASE employs over thirty different environmental scientists with specialists in wetlands, streams, botany, endangered species, forestry, regulatory/permitting, archaeology, and general biology/natural resource management. ASE further invests in its employees by providing top-notch training and professional development opportunities to ensure staff have the most up to date skills and knowledge to perform at a high level of excellence. Attached are the resumes of the company owners and key personnel.
Walter Veselka, Senior Environmental Scientist / Project Manager
M.S. WILDLIFE RESOURCES, WVU
TERRESTRIAL SPECIES INVENTORIES
GIS MAPPING & ANALYSIS
Walter Veselka is an owner in AllStar Ecology and has worked throughout the United States with focuses on industry consulting and environmental research. Mr. Veselka specializes in wildlife biology and wetland issues with specific focus on the ecological and functional assessment of wetlands for regulatory purposes and mitigation. Mr. Veselka is an experienced wetland scientist and has worked on projects for oil/gas, coal, and residential/commercial development.
Sarah Veselka, Senior Environmental Scientist / Project Manager
M.S. FISHERIES RESOURCES, WVU
WATER QUALITY MONITORING
MACROINVERTEBRATE IDENTIFICATION (NABS FAMILY CERTIFIED)
FRESHWATER MUSSEL SURVEYS
Sarah Veselka is an owner of AllStar Ecology and specializes in stream ecosystems. She has over twelve years of experience working within aquatic research laboratories and for not-profit organizations conducting stream water quality monitoring, and fish and macroinvertebrate community assessments. Ms. Veselka has also served as an environmental consultant in Colorado, Georgia, and West Virginia. Her skill include southern and central Appalachian freshwater fish, mussel, and aquatic benthic macroinvertebrate identification.
Ryan Ward, Senior Environmental Scientist / Project Manager
M.S. WILDLIFE RESOURCES, WVU
STREAM AND WETLAND MITIGATION PLANNING
STREAM AND WETLAND ASSESSMENT AND DELINEATION
NATURAL STREAM CHANNEL DESIGN
STORMWATER PERMIT MONITORING
Ryan Ward is an owner of AllStar Ecology and has worked throughout the United States on various projects with an emphasis on wildlife research. Mr. Ward has studied in environments in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and Oklahoma. He also has extensive regulatory experience throughout the Mid-Atlantic region, especially in West Virginia and Virginia where is is a Certified Professional Wetland Delineator. Mr. Ward specializes in stream and wetland issues including delineation, compensatory mitigation, permitting, natural stream design, and wetland restoration.
Gregory Short Jr., Senior Environmental Scientist / Project Manager
A.S. NATURAL RESOURCES AND WILDLIFE, GCC
THREATENED AND ENDANGERED SPECIES SURVEYS
CERTIFIED TRAINED WETLAND DELINEATOR
LAND AND WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT PLANS
Greg Short is an owner in AllStar Ecology and has worked throughout the eastern United States conducting vegetation surveys and threatened and endangered species surveys. Mr. Short has conducted floristic inventories in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, Delaware, and New Jersey. He has been affiliated with various private, state, and federal agencies conducting threatened & endangered species surveys for plants and mammals throughout Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Mr. Short is an experienced wetland delineator and has worked on projects for oil/gas, coal, and residential/commercial development.
James R. King, Soil / Environmental Scientist
M.S. SOIL SCIENCE, WVU
STREAM AND WETLAND DELINEATIONS
STREAM AND WETLAND CONSTRUCTION
Jim King joined the AllStar Ecology team in 2011. Mr. King has extensive experience in mining reclamation and significant wetland experience within the Mid-Atlantic region. Mr. King has worked extensively on mining projects and oil and gas projects delineating and assessing streams and wetlands for permitting and avoidance for the construction of well pads, frac pits, freshwater impoundments, access roads, and pipeline routing. Mr. King plays an important role in overseeing many of our mitigation construction projects.