Who We Are

Who We Are

Our Professionals

Our Professionals

We have nearly 80 staff in six offices in California and Hawai‘i. 3 ways to get in touch with one of our senior experts:

  • Click on the yellow bird and "tell us about your project" 
  • Search our directory of senior staff to find the expertise you need
  • Call 408.458.3200

Find a Professional

Matthew J. Wacker, M.S./M.C.P. (Senior Associate Ecologist)
916.779.7353

With training in ecology and planning, Matt Wacker applies his expertise to the conservation of sensitive habitat across California. Much of his work focuses on rangeland ecosystem management, and in the habitats found in the Central Valley’s flood protection system. He helps clients with establishing and funding conservation areas, developing species and habitat-focused stewardship programs, and obtaining permits from state and federal resource agencies. Matt is also expert in the ecology of vernal pool grasslands and rangeland ecosystems. He has led field surveys for federally-listed branchiopods, and completed or overseen wetland delineations, rare plant surveys, and surveys for special-status fish and wildlife.

Matthew Quinn, M.S. (Senior Associate Ecologist)
408.458.3229

Matt Quinn is a senior associate restoration ecologist with more than 15 years of experience working in native and nonnative grassland, desert, chaparral, coastal sage scrub, riparian, seasonal wetland, and oak woodland habitats. He also has an extensive background in field soil analyses, which he regularly utilizes while providing his clients a full range of ecological consulting services such as initial site and impact assessments, conceptual restoration and mitigation design development, detailed plans and specifications (i.e., construction bid documents), construction monitoring, preparation of biological as-built reports, and long-term monitoring and reporting.

Max J. Busnardo, M.S. (Principal)
408.458.3222

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.

Paul J. Conry, M.S. (Senior Associate Ecologist)
808.441.2081

Paul is a Senior Associate Ecologist, and heads our Hawai‘i office. He combines knowledge of Hawaiian resources with more than 30 years of experience with State and federal environmental regulatory processes. Paul’s latest work with H. T. Harvey & Associates is focused on identifying workable approaches for renewable energy and land management projects in Hawai‘i, and conservation of native and endangered species.

Rick Golightly, Ph.D. (Adjunct Senior Associate)

Rick Golightly is a noted seabird ecologist in northern California who specializes in the ecology of marbled murrelets and common murres. He has conducted extensive research into the behavior and ecology of marbled murrelets, both at sea and in nesting (old-growth forest) habitats. Rick uses his research results to inform the management and mitigation of impacts on murrelets ranging from potential wind turbine strikes to oil spills to the impact of national park activities on nesting success.

Robin J. Carle, M.S. (Senior Ecologist 2)
408.458.3241

Robin is a senior wildlife ecologist and ornithologist in our wildlife group with extensive experience with the biology and habitats of common and special-status wildlife species in the greater Bay Area. Her accumulated knowledge of local wildlife species and their habitats has allowed her to contribute in-depth knowledge of species’ biology to a variety of H. T. Harvey & Associates environmental documents. She has extensive experience with the regulatory requirements of CEQA as it relates to the preparation of environmental documents, and has a strong understanding of the state and federal Endangered Species Acts, which allows her to prepare effective environmental documents that fully satisfy the regulatory requirements of the agencies that issue discretionary permits.

Ron Duke, M.A. (President and Principal)
408.458.3201

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.

Scott Terrill, Ph.D. (Vice President, Principal)
408.458.3203

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, with more than 35 years of experience, 25 of them at H. T. Harvey & Associates. He has made major contributions to the study of bird migration and movements, and also has a strong background in vertebrate community ecology and population biology in terrestrial, estuarine, and marine habitats.

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