Our mission is to meet our clients' ecological and regulatory challenges with practical, science-based solutions that foster environmentally sustainability and enable project success.

Staff

Staff

Live Oak Associates, Inc. is here for you, and eager to assist you.  Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic lockdown, our staff are currently working remotely and reachable via email and phone.

 

Oakhurst (Headquarters)
David Hartesveldt, B.A., Principal and Senior Botanist, Wetland Scientist
Austin Pearson, B.S., Vice President, Senior Staff Ecologist
Jeff Gurule, B.A., Senior Project Manager, Staff Ecologist
Rebekah Jensen, M.S., Senior Project Manager, Field Ecologist
Kimberly M., Controller/Director of Business Operations
Sinta B., Executive Administrator/Office Manager

 

San Jose
Rick Hopkins, Ph.D., President and Senior Conservation Biologist, Ecologist
Davinna Ohlson, M.S., Director of Ecological Services - Northern California, Staff Ecologist
Pamela Peterson, Senior Project Manager, Plant & Wetland Ecologist
Arren Allegretti, Ph.D., Senior Project Manager, Plant & Wetland Ecologist
Katrina Krakow, M.S., Senior Project Manager, Staff Ecologist
Nathan Hale, M.S., Senior Project Manager, Staff Ecologist
Robert A. Shields, Assistant Project Manager, Staff Ecologist
Tara J. Kelly, B.A., Staff Ecologist

Cristal Romero, Field Ecologist
Tom Haney, M.A., Director of Cartography, GIS Specialist
Elaine A., Executive Administrator/Office Manager

 

Truckee
Geoff Cline, M.S., Director of Ecological Services - Sierra & Central Valley, Senior Ecologist

 

Associates
Mark Jennings, Ph.D., Senior Associate Ecologist & Herpetologist
Raymond White, Ph.D., Senior Associate Ecologist & Entomologist
Neal Kramer, M.S., Senior Associate Botanist/Certified Arborist
Brett Dickson, Ph.D., Landscape Ecologist/Conservation Biologist