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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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Going Greener for 5 years
February 20, 2017
January 2017 marks the 5-year anniversary of Farallon's announced commitment to Going Greener.  From volunteering to composting, recycling to reusing, Farallon has made significant progress since 2012.  A Green Team that includes a lead from each of Farallon’s nine offices was formed to facilitate green events across the firm.  Green focuses have included reducing use of electricity and paper,...
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Amy Essig Desai Announced as Farallon Chief Executive Officer
January 19, 2017
Farallon Consulting, L.L.C. is pleased to announce that Ms. Amy Essig Desai has been named Chief Executive Officer.  Amy has been with Farallon since 2002, and a Member since 2008.  Farallon Co-Founders Peter Jewett and Clifford Schmitt will continue to provide technical expertise to clients and will transition into a leadership structure supported by a Board of Directors as Amy serves in the...
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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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Climate Resiliency and Green Remediation
January 16, 2017
Farallon is assisting the Washington State Department of Ecology in evaluating state cleanup sites and landfills that may be vulnerable to climate change impacts such as sea level rise, wildfires, flooding, and landslides.  Farallon’s research into ways to make projects more resilient to climate change includes assessing vulnerabilities, compiling mitigation technologies, and providing support...
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Lori Pettegrew Named Farallon Principal
December 13, 2016
Farallon is proud to announce that Lori Pettegrew has been promoted to Principal Environmental Scientist.  Lori’s 25 years of industry experience includes regulatory compliance, stormwater program management and implementation, and waste discharge permitting.  In her 2 years with Farallon, Lori has become the firm’s California stormwater expert. “Lori is an integral part of the Farallon...
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Perfluorinated Chemicals: An Emerging Contaminant
December 8, 2016
Perfluorinated Chemicals: An Emerging Contaminant Contributing Authors:Katherine Dlubac, Ph.D., Staff Scientist, Farallon ConsultingGary Hokkanen, Principal and Member, Farallon ConsultingSteve Figgins, Principal, Farallon Consulting An emerging contaminant of significant interest to regulators and the public is a class of chemicals known as perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs), human-made chemicals...
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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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