Inside Farallon

Charitable Giving, Farallon Style
January 18, 2017
Throughout the year, Farallon offices help our communities via volunteer activities such as cleaning up roads and streams, marking storm drains, and sorting food and goods for charity agencies.  Farallon wrapped up 2016 with a month-long event that kicked off with an evening of volunteering at Eastside Baby Corner in Issaquah, Washington, was followed by a drive to collect diapers and blankets,...
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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 2016 Intern Valerie LeCompte
July 29, 2016
Valerie LeCompte, a geology student in the Department of Earth and Space Sciences at the University of Washington, is Farallon’s 2016 intern.  After moving from Michigan to Seattle in 2010, she discovered the differences between the Great Lakes water system she was familiar with, and water conditions on the West Coast such as the drought in California and eastern Washington.  Seeing the fragility...
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Farallon Adds to Oregon and California Offices
July 13, 2016
Farallon’s Portland, Oregon office welcomed Senior Engineer Matt Hillyard, a Professional Engineer and Qualified Industrial Stormwater Practioner (QISP) with more than 15 years of experience in stormwater compliance, site inspection, Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan preparation, litigation support, and best management practice application at industrial and construction sites.  Matt has...
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The Future is Bright
January 27, 2016
Thought-provoking discussions, a shared vision for the firm’s future, and strengthened work relationships highlighted the 2015 all-staff Farallon retreat at Suncadia Resort in Washington’s Cascade Mountains.  The firm’s well-established strategic growth initiative and commitment to its distinctive culture and core values have generated steady growth in the number of service areas, office...
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Tracey Mulhern and David Johnson Promoted
October 29, 2015
Farallon is pleased to announce the promotions of Tracey Mulhern, L.G., to Associate Geologist, and David Johnson, P.E., to Associate Engineer. Tracey, a member of Farallon’s Bellingham office, has 14 years of experience in environmental due diligence, site characterization, and remediation/cleanup actions.  Her project management and client representation skills have been highlighted in her...
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Stacy Patterson Named Farallon Principal
August 12, 2015
Farallon is proud to announce that Ms. Stacy Patterson, Environmental Services Group Manager, has been promoted to Principal Environmental Scientist.  Stacy’s 21 years of experience includes environmental compliance support, industrial stormwater management, health and safety program administration, and site investigation and remediation.  In her 5 years with Farallon, Stacy has become the firm’s...
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Farallon Announces New Members Craig Ware, Gary Hokkanen, and Dave West
July 21, 2015
Farallon is pleased to announce that Craig Ware, Gary Hokkanen, and Dave West have become Farallon Members, assuming an ownership interest in the firm.  Craig Ware is a Principal Hydrogeologist with 28 years of environmental consulting experience and serves as Farallon’s Oregon Operations Manager.  Craig has extensive experience conducting remedial investigations and feasibility studies,...
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Farallon Welcomes Lori Pettegrew to its Oakland Office
April 24, 2015
Senior Environmental Scientist Ms. Lori Pettegrew is the newest addition to Farallon’s Oakland, California office. Lori has more than 25 years of experience with regulatory compliance, stormwater program management and implementation, and waste discharge permitting. Her regulatory compliance experience in California includes an extensive history of successful negotiation with California Regional...
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Farallon Awarded for Support of Military Employees
April 15, 2015
As an active member of the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve, Farallon Staff Geologist Jerome Chen takes action when military duty calls him to serve, responding to releases of hazardous chemicals in the waterways of the Pacific Northwest.  Farallon actively supports its military employees, and Jerome has appreciated the firm's flexibility in balancing his U.S. Coast Guard obligations with his work at...
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