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Meet Justin Lenahansen, Project Environmental Scientist

Where are you from and where do you live now? I was born in Seattle, Washington, and grew up in suburbs north of the city. I currently live about 10 miles south of Seattle in Renton, Washington. What do you do at MFA? I am an…

Audrey Hackett MFA Staff and Culture
New Employees Join MFA and FLO Analytics

Join us in welcoming four new employees at MFA and our wholly owned subsidiary, FLO Analytics! Sean Henderson Sean joins the MFA team as a graphic designer working out of the Portland office. He brings more than eight years of design…

Jennifer King, PE, SPHR MFA Staff and Culture
MFA Promotes Michael Murray, RG, LHG, PE, to Principal Hydrogeologist

MFA is proud to announce the promotion of Michael Murray, RG, LHG, PE, to principal. Michael is a principal hydrogeologist passionate about helping clients navigate complex regulatory and legal landscapes. His work providing contaminant…

Michael J. Pickering, RG, LG MFA Staff and Culture
Eight New Employees Join the MFA and FLO Analytics Brands

The need for talented staff continues as demand for our services increases. Join us in welcoming eight new employees to MFA and our geographic information systems (GIS) brand, FLO Analytics! Daniel Eisenbeis Dan joins MFA as a senior planner…

Jennifer King, PE, SPHR MFA Staff and Culture
Meet Calen Busch, GIT, Staff Geologist

Where are you from and where do you live now?  I grew up in north Spokane, Washington, and I currently live in nearby Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. What do you do at MFA? I am a geologist working out of our Idaho office, primarily involved in…

Christina M. Johnson, RG, LG, PG MFA Staff and Culture
Meet Jessica Glenn, Senior Environmental Scientist

Where are you from and where do you live now? I am originally from the coast of Maine, and I currently live in Portland, Oregon. I like to say I moved from one Portland to another, and I love them both. What do you do at MFA? I’m an…

Michael J. Pickering, RG, LG Environmental, MFA Staff and Culture, Sediment
A Day in the Life of an MFA Senior Engineer

National Engineers Week 2022 is in full swing! Today we are taking you through a day in the life of Kristi Boon, senior engineer, who has been at MFA for over five years. A senior engineer’s day might look a little different than Staff…

Kristi Boon, PE Engineering, MFA Staff and Culture
A Day in the Life of an MFA Staff Engineer

Engineers Week 2022 has officially begun! MFA is excited to recognize and celebrate the hardworking engineers who have dedicated their careers to making a difference in our natural and built worlds. Our daily lives are impacted by the…

Garrick Kalmeta, EIT Engineering, MFA Staff and Culture
Meet Kathryn Murdock, Project Communications Specialist

Where are you from and where do you live now? I was born just outside Tokyo, Japan, and lived in four states before I was eight. My family moved to Seattle when I was in third grade, and I’ve lived in, or near, Seattle ever since. What…

Charla Skaggs Communications and Outreach, MFA Staff and Culture
MFA Promotes Phil Wiescher, PhD, to Principal Environmental Scientist

MFA is proud to announce the promotion of Phil Wiescher, PhD, to principal. Phil holds a PhD in biology and has over 15 years of experience in environmental consulting and scientific research. His expertise includes in-water and upland…

Merideth D'Andrea, RG, LG, PG MFA Staff and Culture
MFA Grows by Nine New Hires at the Start of the New Year

Our team has grown! We have hired nine employees since November 2021, and more are on their way as the need for consultants and business support staff at MFA grows. Join us in welcoming these folks to the MFA! Jessica Letteney Jessica joins…

Jennifer King, PE, SPHR MFA Staff and Culture
MFA Promotes Seth Otto, AICP, LEED AP, to Principal Planner

MFA is proud to announce the promotion of Seth Otto, AICP, LEED AP, to principal. Seth is a principal planner with a passion for community development, urban revitalization, and environmental conservation. His work focuses on land use…

Kathy J. Lombardi, PE MFA Staff and Culture, Planning & Community Development
Meet Ellery Howard, PE, Senior Engineer

Where are you from and where do you live now? I was born, raised, and currently live in North Idaho. What do you do at MFA? I am a senior engineer, so managing design projects is an integral part of what I do here at MFA. I also am…

Kara Beaudoin, PE Engineering, MFA Staff and Culture
Imagining a New Future for Expo Idaho

Redeveloping Expo Idaho Fairs offer excitement and fun for kids from 1 to 92. Fairgrounds, however, require large amounts of land, and it can be challenging to keep that land and those assets active and contributing to the public benefit…

Sarah Sieloff Planning & Community Development, Real Estate
Meet Brooke James, Staff Engineer

Where are you from and where do you live now? I was born in Southern California but have lived in the Portland metro area since I was 5 years old. What do you do at MFA? My title as staff engineer means that I collaborate with colleagues…

Kara Beaudoin, PE Engineering, MFA Staff and Culture
Growth at MFA Continues with Eight New Hires

Growth at MFA continues in support of our diverse services. Our team has welcomed eight new professionals that strongly demonstrate MFA’s values of innovation, collaboration, agility, respect, and excellence. Welcome to the team! Ryan…

Jennifer King, PE, SPHR MFA Staff and Culture
Meet Taylor Hodges, Project Communications and Outreach Specialist

Where are you from and where do you live now? I’m originally from Bellingham, Washington, and now live in Broadview, a neighborhood in northwest Seattle. What do you do at MFA? My job title is Project Communications and Outreach…

Charla Skaggs Communications and Outreach, MFA Staff and Culture
Navigating Legacy Pesticides with a New Model Remedy

The Washington State Department of Ecology (Ecology) recently published a new model remedy that provides guidance for cleanup of historical orchards in central and eastern Washington. While the new requirements may seem daunting, once you are…

Ben Johnson Local and State Agencies, Planning & Community Development, Real Estate
Remembering Tom Foster

Earlier this year, Tom Foster, one of MFA’s co-founders, passed away. In reflecting on our 25 years of business, I’ve been thinking a lot about Tom and his legacy on our employees and the work we do. We shared this message with our…

Steven P. Taylor, PE MFA Staff and Culture
Meet Tessa Shabram, EIT, Staff Engineer

Where are you from and where do you live now? I am from Encinitas, CA, in north San Diego County. Now I live in Portland, OR. What do you do at MFA? I currently work on a wide variety of projects including greenhouse gas accounting,…

Josh Elliott, PE Engineering, MFA Staff and Culture
Oregonian Names Maul Foster & Alongi a Winner of the Oregon and Southwestern Washington Top Workplaces 2021 Award

Maul Foster & Alongi has been awarded a Top Workplaces 2021 honor by Oregonian Top Workplaces. MFA strives to build an inclusive and fostering work environment where employees feel empowered to spend most of their day supporting our…

Alistaire Clary, PE Awards, MFA Staff and Culture
Cemetery Data Comes to Life in ArcGIS Online

A recurring theme in GIS is utilizing technology to prevent crucial data from being lost to time. Recording data, managing it, and exchanging it from hand to hand over time leads to vulnerabilities. Cemetery data is one such example. Imagine…

Gavin Jaravata GIS & Data Management, Local and State Agencies
DEQ Issues New Air Quality Requirements for Facilities

There’s a new modeling requirement in Oregon not found in the Oregon Administrative Rules or permitting guidance? Yes! On September 1, 2021, the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) issued an internal management directive…

Chad Darby Air Quality, Environmental
Meet Nicole Bruneel, Staff Chemist

Where are you from and where do you live now? I am from central Idaho, and now I own a small farm in Northern Idaho. What do you do at MFA? I am a chemist and manage projects out of the MFA Kellogg office. Most of the projects…

Erik Naylor MFA Staff and Culture
A Call to Action: Climate Change Mitigation in the Environmental Field

At MFA, our core purpose is strengthening communities. For many of our projects, strengthening communities involves cleaning up contaminated sites and developing new community amenities. As we enter the last decade in which we can act on the…

Tessa Shabram, EIT Air Quality, Climate Change and Resilience, Engineering, Environmental