Key Staff

Joe is a fisheries scientist with a diverse background in aquatic biology, regulatory compliance, and program management in the Pacific Northwest spanning 18 years. He has worked successfully with federal, state, tribal, and private entities to develop creative, efficient solutions to address complex resource management issues, particularly at hydroelectric projects in the Columbia River Basin...
Mark Weiland is a scientist with 23 years of experience working in streams, lakes, and rivers throughout North America, and 21 years working in the Federal Columbia River Power System. His technical expertise includes development of new monitoring technologies, leading multidisciplinary research teams, and conducting evaluations...
Joel LaHaie is a fisheries scientist with 17 years of experience in the fisheries industry, with a strong background in field evaluations, equipment installations, and oversight of teams in remote locations. He started his fisheries career as a fish culturist in Chinook Salmon restoration programs in the Columbia River Basin before working for nearly ten years as an AutoFish specialist in the coded wire...
Josh is an aquatic resources scientist with 20 years of experience throughout North America, working for county, state, federal, and private entities. Josh started his fisheries career working with a conservation district in the 1990s, and has continuously chased opportunities to work in streams, rivers, and lakes throughout the country. His expertise is rooted in migratory fishes – including...
Erika is a fisheries scientist with 6 years of research experience in fisheries ecology, species distribution models, nonnative species, and warm water fisheries. Erika is a skilled scientist, program developer, and project manager, using data, models, and statistical analyses to develop creative solutions for complex fisheries challenges. Her skills include....
Alex Caillat is a fisheries and data scientist with 10 years of experience working in lake, river, and ocean systems throughout North America. His skills and background include modeling of aquatic and habitat systems, participation in multidisciplinary fisheries investigations, and management and analysis of automated telemetry system data. Alex has a strong...
Pradeep has 17 years of experience in hydrodynamic, sediment transport, and water quality modeling and evaluations. As a founding member of Four Peaks Environmental Science and Data Solutions, Pradeep is committed to bringing the state-of-the-science in surface and groundwater modeling and environmental data gathering and analysis to develop strategic and ...
Carolyn Roper is a seasoned product delivery professional with over 15 years of operational and logistical experience across all sectors. Her specialties include strategic operational support and analysis to senior leadership, marketing and technical communication, and process improvement. Carolyn’s editing experience includes technical, academic, and legal documentation, and...
Megan Stachura is a fisheries scientist with 10 years of experience managing, statistically analyzing, and visualizing environmental data and communicating findings for effective natural resource management. Megan previously worked with the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) on a variety of projects, ranging from development of a bio-economic model of...
Sam Haffey is an environmental and software engineer who brings 20 years of experience in data management for physical and biological studies to our projects and is a licensed Professional Engineer in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and New York. Sam delivers tremendous energy and vision to our team as a founding member of Four Peaks Environmental Science and Data Solutions. Sam’s technical expertise...
Molly is a Technical Editor with 10 years of experience writing and editing for businesses, organizations, and publications. Her diverse background includes experience in marketing, social media, and business management. Prior to her career in writing/editing, she was a mechanical design engineer for 10 years in the semi-truck and semiconductor industries. Molly has a bachelor’s ....
Elliot Koontz is an environmental data scientist with 6 years of experience in quantitative ecology, computer programming, and natural resource management. Elliot has worked collaboratively with the Freshwater Ecology and Conservation Lab at the University of Washington and the U.S. Forest Service to evaluate impacts of wildfires on freshwater stream...