Washington & Idaho

AEC Staff

Michelle Anderson, President & Sr. Environmental Planner

Michelle Anderson, President, Sr. Environmental Planner

Michelle has over 18 years of experience completing Environmental Planning and Biological studies for a wide range of public projects. She specializes in National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) and permitting which includes preparing Environmental Impact Statements (EIS’), Environmental Assessments (EAs), SEPA Checklists, Categorical Exclusions and supporting documentation. She is highly experienced with conducting wetland delineations, mitigation planning, habitat management plans, vegetation surveys, biological assessments and other biological studies. She is highly experienced with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act and has substantial experience completing Section 4(f) evaluations. Michelle has developed environmental procedures, conducted trainings, and implemented a regional environmental construction compliance and commitment tracking program for WSDOT. Her wide range of knowledge and project experience has enabled her to work effectively with diverse design teams, agencies and the public to consider both human and natural resources and to ensure environmental requirements are efficiently met.

Prior to forming AEC, Michelle held positions as the Senior Environmental Planner at David Evans and Associates, Inc., the WSDOT Eastern Regional Environmental Manager, the Habitat Specialist and Program Manager for the Thurston Conservation District and a Botanical Research Assistant at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History.
Suzanne Pattinson, Biologist/GIS Analyst

Suzanne Pattinson, Biologist/GIS Analyst

Suzanne has over 7 years of experience completing biological studies, GIS support, and environmental construction compliance for a wide range of projects including utilities, transportation, mining, waste water and wind energy. She has conducted surveys for threatened and endangered species, wetland delineations, bald eagle monitoring, riparian area and buffer enhancement plans, habitat management plans, vegetation surveys and other biological studies. She has prepared NEPA, SEPA and permitting for a diverse range of projects including preparing environmental evaluations, assisting with EIS’ and EAs, and preparing SEPA checklists. She has collected and managed complex GIS data and mapped and analyzed data for countless projects. Suzanne is highly experienced with wetland delineation according to the US Army Corps of Engineer requirements for the Arid West, Western Mountains’, Valleys and Coast, and Great Plains Supplements.

Suzanne's construction experience conducting storm water inspections provides practical knowledge during her preparation of environmental documents and permitting. She is certified as a CESCL, ITD NPDES, and WPCM inspector. Suzanne was employed with David Evans and Associates as an Environmental Scientist/GIS Analyst and by the US Forest Service as a Wildland Firefighter prior to coming to AEC.