About Us

Team Members

Nikole Pearson


Nikole Pearson has over 14 years of experience writing National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documents and analyses. After working as an Associate Environmental Planner for the State of California, Environmental Protection Agency, Nikole moved to Idaho and started a technical writing firm specializing in environmental documentation. In addition to editing numerous NEPA documents, Nikole has written 4 environmental impact statements (EISs) and 12 environmental assessments (EAs) using U.S. Forest Service-provided technical reports and/or scoping materials.

Nikole has managed 4 Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contracts with 4 regions of the Forest Service and has successfully led teams in the completion of over $3 million in contracts with the Forest Service.

Jay Wilhite


Jay has over 20 years of experience in providing technical solutions to project teams in both the public and private sectors. He specializes in providing technical tools to facilitate team communication and cooperation.

Suzanne Acton

Team Member

Suzanne Acton has more than 20 years of writing and editing experience, including 14 years working for the U.S. Forest Service. Suzanne has experience with policy compliance, technical evaluations, field evaluations, award-winning NEPA documents, and implementation. Notable assignments include over 150 NEPA documents, from complex environmental impact statements to categorical exclusions; over $450,000 in grants; and numerous prescribed burn plans.

Lynell Sutter

Team Member

Lynell has over 17 years of professional experience in natural resources planning and environmental impact analysis. She has experience preparing NEPA documentation including Environmental Assessments (EAs), Environmental Impact Statements (EISs), and EIS/Resource Management Plans (RMPs), as well as other regulatory documents such as Biological Assessments (BAs). She has extensive experience preparing and analyzing data and providing guidance and strategy with NEPA, ESA, and related federal and state environmental statutes, regulations, and authorities. She has served as a NEPA specialist, NEPA lead, and interdisciplinary team lead on over 50 NEPA projects ranging from small EAs to large, complex EISs and resource management plans. She understands resource issues in the context of historic and current disturbance regimes from wildfire, livestock grazing, and infrastructure/development; her knowledge on these subjects allows for comprehensive and concise environmental impact analyses and informed planning recommendations.

Deborah Holmes

Team Member

Deborah has over 15 years of professional writing and editing experience specializing in environmental studies and related sciences. She currently provides writing and editing services for a wide variety of clients including individuals, companies, publishers, and non-profit organizations.

Deborah has also served as the managing editor for Environmental Practice, the interdisciplinary journal of the National Association of Environmental Professionals.

Partner Companies

Great West Engineering

Partner Company

Great West Engineering has been in business for more than 30 years, providing a broad range of engineering services to cities, towns, counties, water and sewer districts, state agencies, private developers, and other consultants.

Great West provides professional water/wastewater, transportation, solid waste, construction management, development, surveying, environmental resource, planning, and grant writing and administration services to public and private clients.


Watershed Consulting

Partner Company

Watershed Consulting is a regional leader in ecological restoration and monitoring services. Specializing in ecological assessments and design, forestry, wetland and stream restoration, water quality treatment, mapping services, private land stewardship, and urban tree care for more than 20 years.


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