Who We Are

Who We Are

Our Leadership

Our Leadership

Ron Duke, President

Ron Duke, M.A., President and Principal
Ron Duke is a wildlife and wetlands ecologist who has directed thousands of projects since he started with the firm more than 30 years ago. President of H. T. Harvey & Associates since 1990, he guides its overall technical and philosophical direction as a premier ecological consulting firm. He is an expert on the endangered salt marsh harvest mouse and the ecology and restoration of the marsh habitat on which it depends. 

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Karin Hunsicker, CEO

Karin Hunsicker, M.S. and M.B.A., CEO
Karin Hunsicker is the Chief Executive Officer, bringing more than 20 years of experience in environmental engineering, strategy and logistics to H. T. Harvey & Associates. She joined in 2004 as Chief Operations Officer, and worked closely with the executive team to expand the firm from 35 people in three offices, to more than 120 staff in six locations today. Karin became CEO in 2013, and oversees all operations, including finance, legal, human resources, marketing, and administrative activities.

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Scott Terrill, VP and Principal

Scott Terrill, Ph.D., Vice President, Principal
Dr. Scott Terrill, vice president and the principal in charge of our Wildlife Ecology group, our Hawaii office, and research activities, is an internationally recognized avian ecology and behavior expert who has made major contributions to the study of bird migration and movements. Scott also has a strong background in vertebrate community ecology and population biology in terrestrial, estuarine, and marine habitats.

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Daniel Stephens, VP and Principal

Daniel Stephens, B.S., Vice President, Principal
Dan Stephens is a vice president, and principal in charge for the Restoration Design group. He has more than 35 years of experience overseeing and directing all phases of habitat restoration design and implementation, from the conceptual phase and preparation of plans and specifications through construction supervision and long-term site monitoring. His expertise in habitat restoration encompasses a wide variety of environments, from arid lands to wetland habitats, and includes habitat for special-status wildlife species.

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Brian Boroski, VP and Principal

Brian Boroski, Ph.D., Vice President, Principal
Dr. Brian Boroski is a vice president and principal and the head of operations for our San Joaquin Valley and California Central Coast offices. He has more than 25 years of experience as a wildlife ecologist with an extensive history of working on projects involving endangered species, permitting, and permit compliance in many arenas, including utility-scale renewable energy, particularly solar. He applies his experience and regulatory knowledge to develop and implement effective strategies. 

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Patrick Boursier, Ph.D., Principal
Patrick Boursier is a principal and head of the Plant Ecology team. With more than 20 years of experience, Patrick has managed several hundred projects, including environmental impact reports, constraints analyses, impact assessments, resource agency permit submittals, and mitigation and monitoring studies. He provides direction, training, and oversight on technical studies related to environmental documents, wetland delineations and assessments, quantitative sampling, and rare plant studies.

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Steve Rottenborn, Ph.D., Vice President, Principal
Dr. Steve Rottenborn is a principal in the Wildlife Ecology group. He specializes in resolving issues related to special-status wildlife species and in meeting the wildlife-related requirements of federal and state environmental laws and regulations. His training has focused on wildlife biology and avian ecology, and he is particularly interested in wetland and riparian habitats and the effects of human activities on birds. Steve’s experience extends to numerous additional special-status animal species as well.

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Sharon Kramer, Ph.D., Principal
Dr. Sharon Kramer is a principal, and heads our North Coast office and the Fish Ecology team. She has more than 25 years of experience in aquatic ecology and fisheries biology in the Pacific Northwest, California, Australia, and Hawai‘i. Sharon is well-versed in fish and aquatic habitat restoration and monitoring, and project permitting, with extensive federal Endangered Species Act work. Her most recent focus has involved assessing and mitigating the environmental effects associated with renewable energy projects.

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Joe Howard, M.L.A, ASLA, Principal
Joe Howard is a licensed landscape architect and leader of the Landscape Architecture group. He is well-versed in all stages of the design and planning process. Joe helps identify and resolve ecological concerns during the early stages of site design and planning, and specializes in translating complex biological issues into intelligent planning and construction documents.

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Debra Bishop, M.S., Principal
Debra Bishop is a principal, environmental planner, and senior restoration ecologist, leading our Sacramento office. She has more than 25 years of experience managing complex multi-disciplinary projects, performing environmental analyses, advising clients, and designing and implementing diverse restoration projects throughout California. She specializes in flood management projects, particularly those in the Central Valley. 

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Max J. Busnardo, M.S., Principal
Max Busnardo is a principal and senior restoration ecologist specializing in ecosystem restoration, wetland ecology, and watershed-scale ecological assessment. He assists Dan Stephens with leadership of H. T. Harvey & Associates Restoration Ecology group. While trained as a wetland ecologist, Max’s two decades of restoration project work spans a diversity of ecosystems found in the western United States, including tidal wetland, riparian, freshwater wetland, vernal pool, oak woodland, and coastal scrub.

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