Farallon Welcomes Teresa Michelsen to its Issaquah, Washington Office

September 1, 2015

Teresa MichelsenEnvironmental Scientist and Geochemist Dr. Teresa Michelsen is Farallon’s newest addition.  Teresa brings 26 years of experience in aquatic site investigation and cleanup, regulatory support and permitting, expert witness and litigation support, and alternative dispute resolution.  She has provided technical assistance for and oversight of investigations and cleanups of sediment sites in Washington, Oregon, Alaska, California, and British Columbia, and has developed technical guidance and training for federal and state agencies, consultants, and scientists.

Teresa’s specialty areas include development of sediment and tissue quality guidelines, aquatic cleanup and restoration, natural resource damage assessment, dredged material management and permitting, and development and implementation of large-scale regulatory programs for aquatic environments, including the Sediment Management Standards in Washington State, and the Sediment Evaluation Framework for managing dredged material in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho.

Teresa is a certified environmental mediator and facilitator, with more than 20 years of experience with complex environmental and public policy cases that have included waterfront construction and redevelopment, aquatic land use, facility siting, allocation of liability, solid and hazardous waste, natural resource damages, tribal issues, dredging, and low‐impact development.  She also serves as a expert for evaluation of environmental insurance claims and associated liability.