Alta is pleased to announce that Adrian Lopez has joined our Water Resources team as a Technician. Adrian received his bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering and Engineering Public Policy from Carnegie Mellon University and has over a year of consulting experience post-graduation.
Adrian brings a broad background of experience to Alta having worked with industrial clients on storm water, air quality, and environmental health and safety projects. He has worked on Business Emergency Plans, Form R Reporting, Risk Management Plans, Toxics Release Inventory, and Spill Prevention, Containment, and Countermeasure Plans for industrial clients in Southern California, Maryland, and Texas. Additionally, he has experience in traffic engineering, including traffic control planning and technical design work primarily for Southern California Edison and the Port of Long Beach.
More recently, Adrian has specialized in storm water permitting and reporting, including annual storm water reporting, storm water monitoring, and the preparation of Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans. His areas of expertise include environmental permitting and storm water compliance and reporting.
Alta also welcomes Michael Morrison to our Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) and Air Group as a Technician. His expertise in the industry comes from college internships and projects ranging from physical oceanographic field research to environmental policy.
Michael received his received B.S. in Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Environmental Sciences from UCLA where he specialized in clean-tech start-ups, leadership in air quality management, corporate social responsibility, air quality emissions analysis, and atmospheric weather modelling. He led a team during one class project to develop a triple-bottom-line strategy for Snow Summit Ski Resort with the ultimate goal of improving areas of weak environmental performance—namely, GHG emissions and air pollutants—while increasing the resort’s bottom line. In addition, Michael has been a part of three entrepreneurial ventures starting with an organic surf wax company, then a UCLA health-tech smartphone application, and lastly a clean-tech smartphone application which aimed to reduce vehicle miles traveled for daily service needs.
The growth of our teams at Alta ensure we can continue to successfully meet our client’s complex and evolving compliance, policy, and regulatory challenges. Adrian can be reached at Adrian.Lopez@altaenviron.com and Michael can be reached at Michael.Morrison@altaenviron.com.