Farallon in the Community

Farallon Gives Holiday Help to Youth
November 30, 2017
This is the time of year when we remember how fortunate we are, and find a way to share what we have with those who have much less. This year, Farallon’s Issaquah and Seattle offices will be celebrating the season with a giving tree to benefit YouthCare, which provides support to homeless young people from ages 12 through 24 through outreach, basic services, emergency shelter, housing, counseling...
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Farallon Consulting Proudly Supports Take a Swing Against Hunger
July 18, 2017
Farallon Consulting is a proud sponsor of the 5th Annual Benefit Golf Tournament, Take a Swing Against Hunger, on July 28, 2017.  Every summer, environmental services practitioners in Washington join forces at the annual tournament to direct their energies toward a common goal:  collectively raising money for Northwest Harvest. Northwest Harvest is the only non-profit food bank distributor...
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Farallon After Hours: Ken Scott, A Job Done Right
July 11, 2017
Farallon Project Scientist Ken Scott grew up hiking and skiing in the San Francisco mountains near Flagstaff, Arizona.  “We lived in the country with a horse and chickens, surrounded by the Coconino National Forest,” he recalls.  “Because I grew up surrounded by nature, I’m passionate about plants, wildlife, and saving the planet.”  While visiting family in Washington, Ken fell in love with the...
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Farallon After Hours: Margaret Oscilia Helps Build a Better World
March 24, 2017
  Farallon Project Engineer Margaret Oscilia spends her vacations a little differently than most.  In exchange for fresh tortillas, a cold beer on the beach, and a chance to connect with another culture, Margaret repairs roads and improves access to drinking water.  “I’ve always wanted to use my engineering skills and background to help people and the environment,” she explains.  “I’d been...
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Farallon After Hours: Steve Figgins, Road King
February 28, 2017
Farallon Principal and Southern California resident Steve Figgins has commuted to work by bicycle since 1997.  With his round-trip commute of 42 miles and weekend rides of 60 to 80 miles, Steve averages between 4,000 and 5,000 biking miles per year, making him Farallon’s official Road King.  Steve rode in his first charity biking event in 2000 as a challenge, and as a way to get into shape to...
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Farallon After Hours: Lyndsey Needham - Healing Body and Mind
December 1, 2016
Farallon Project Geologist Lyndsey Needham helps others negotiate the road to recovery. Lyndsey really was born a coal miner’s daughter.  During her journey from Appalachia to the Pacific Northwest, Lyndsey has been in both the right place at the right time and the wrong place at the wrong time, and has overcome tremendous challenges along the way. After graduating from Boise State University...
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Farallon After Hours: Brenden Taylor Rocks On
October 27, 2016
Farallon newbie Brenden Taylor brought more than his 9 years of experience in subsurface and due diligence investigations when he joined Farallon’s Irvine, California office in July.  He also brought some serious music cred. “I’ve been involved in music since I was 5 years old,” Brenden says, “and I started playing drums at the age of 12.  I got my first paid music job in high school and I was...
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Farallon After Hours: Bonnie Willis Stitches for Love
October 10, 2016
Farallon Technical Editor Bonnie Willis turned a lifelong hobby into a source of comfort for children with serious illnesses. Bonnie, who has ensured the quality of Farallon’s documents for the past 10 years, has been a needleworker from childhood.  During long Midwest winters, Bonnie learned to knit and crochet, and tried her hand at needlepoint before discovering her niche in cross-stitching...
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Farallon After Hours: Amber Bailey and the Woman Warriors Project
July 25, 2016
Farallon Staff Environmental Scientist Amber Bailey’s love of the outdoors and interest in photography prompted an after-hours pursuit that’s not just fun, it’s inspirational. When she’s not assisting Farallon clients with stormwater compliance, Amber often is out hiking Washington backcountry with husband Andrew and their golden retriever Ozzie and 1-year-old husky Ripley.  Amber discovered that...
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Farallon's Margaret Oscilia Teams with Engineers Without Borders
March 18, 2016
Farallon Project Engineer Margaret Oscilia recently spent a week in Honduras with Engineers Without Borders – USA (EWB), a nonprofit organization consisting of 15,900 international engineers that strives to build a better world through engineering.  Partnering with residents in communities throughout 45 countries, EWB members develop solutions to improve water supply, sanitation, energy,...
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