We’re a team of passionate, talented, dedicated professionals who love collaborating together and with our clients in providing solutions to their environmental and health and safety requirements and challenges. The best way to get to know us is to meet some of our people.

Check back periodically over the year and continue to meet more of our great Zephyr staff!

JENNIFER
Principal

JOINED ZEPHYR: 2000
OFFICE: Columbia, Maryland
EDUCATION: B.S., Chemical Engineering, University of Tennessee, P.E.
ALTERNATIVE CAREER PATH: Piano teacher for adults
SECRET TALENT: I can sleep in any mode of transportation – car, plane, train, chairlift…
IN HER SPARE TIME: Travel, college sports (particularly Tennessee football!), playing piano, tennis, snow skiing, spending time with family

“I would describe Zephyr as ‘Goldilocks’ – just right.  We are big enough to be able to provide a broad array of environmental services with a deep enough bench to to tackle very complex environmental challenges.   Yet, we are small enough to be nimble and responsive to opportunities, and to function internally with very streamlined, non-bureaucratic internal procedures.

JULIE
Project Manager

JOINED ZEPHYR: 2016
OFFICE: San Antonio, Texas
EDUCATION: B.S., Geology, University of Texas-San Antonio, P.G., REM
SPECIALTY: Environmental Compliance for waste and water
ALTERNATIVE CAREER PATH: I dream of teaching kids. Ideally, I’d teach 4th grade science, but realistically I am more likely to teach in University.
SECRET TALENT: I love to cook, and especially bake. I make pretty good chocolate chip cookies!
IN HER SPARE TIME: Reading, relaxing in nature, and love the water.

“Zephyr shares my own philosophy of providing the best service we can to our clients with an open mind about problem solving. It’s great to be able to work with the right people to identify the right solution and implement the best option for our clients.”

ROB
Project Scientist

JOINED ZEPHYR: 2004
OFFICE: Austin, Texas
EDUCATION: B.S., Geoscience/Earth Systems, West Chester University, PA, P.G.
SPECIALTY: Environmental Geology, Subsurface Investigations, Environmental Site Assessments
ALTERNATIVE CAREER PATH: Barista
IF HE’S NOT IN THE OFFICE: Running, biking, and having fun with family

“I have always enjoyed Zephyr’s culture of team work. The incredible depth of knowledge and professional diversity of my colleagues makes it easier to do a great job.”

HELENE
Project Scientist

JOINED ZEPHYR: 2003
OFFICE: Columbia, Maryland
EDUCATION: B.S., Computer Science, University of Maryland; M.S., Computer Science, Johns Hopkins University
SPECIALTY: Data Management, particularly environmental data
SECRET TALENT: If I may brag, I make a great chocolate chip cookie! I’ve hiked Mt. Washington every summer.
IN HER SPARE TIME: Spending time with my husband and three daughters, cooking, baking, knitting, playing tennis, running, and hiking

“I enjoy working at Zephyr because of the interesting projects, supportive management, and great colleagues. ”

TEKESHIA
Staff Engineering Associate

JOINED ZEPHYR: 2015
OFFICE: Houston, TX
EDUCATION: B.S., Chemical Engineering, Tuskegee University
SPECIALTY: Air Quality permitting and compliance
ALTERNATIVE CAREER PATH: Museum Curator
ALSO ON HER RESUME: Worked at a nuclear research reactor for several years
IN HER SPARE TIME: Traveling and trivia

“I enjoy the people I work with and their commitment to excellence.”