Erik M. Saunders: Portfolio + Resume


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Erik M. Saunders: Portfolio + Resume

  1. 1. ERIK M. SAUNDERS, LEED GREEN ASSOCIATE • 2500 Leyden Street, Denver, C0 80207 • (706) 224-7637EDUCATIONThe University of Georgia Athens, GABachelor of Landscape Architecture, College of Environment and Design August 2011Cumulative GPA: 3.66/4.00 Major GPA: 3.98/4.00The University of Georgia Athens, GABachelor of Science in Forest Resources, Daniel B. Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources May 2006Major/Emphasis: Forest Environmental Resources/Environmental AssessmentCumulative GPA: 3.44/4.0 Major GPA: 3.60/4.0COMPUTER SKILLSSoftware Proficiency: Adobe Design Suite, AutoCAD, Microsoft Office Suite and SketchUpOperating System Proficiency: Mac OS X and WindowsOTHER SKILLSLEED Certified; 40-hour HAZWOPER Trained; I possess strong hand graphics, interpersonal communication skills,rendering proficiency and site engineering knowledge; I have three years of experience in the environmental consulting fieldand knowledge of environmental restoration, monitoring and preservation.WORK EXPERIENCEPalmetto Environmental Group, LLC, Denver, CO October 2011 - PresentEnvironmental Consulting FirmAutoCAD Specialist & Environmental Scientist • Serve as the AutoCAD specialist for the office, creating maps and maintaining analytical data for all projects. • Perform and prepare Phase I Environmental Assessments, as well as Monitoring and Remediation Reports. • Possess the capacity to multi-task and continually prioritize tasks to be completed throughout the day. • Ability to identify problems and offer alternative solutions or courses of action based on available resources.Denver Zoological Foundation, Denver, CO May 2010 - August 2010Horticulture and Planning Intern • Worked with horticulturalists, botanists, an arborist and landscape architects to maintain the overall functionality of the Denver Zoo, while ensuring the aesthetic value of the landscape remained exceptional. • Performed a tree inventory survey for the entire Zoo property, maintained the Tropical Discovery building, learned proper arborist techniques and learned a variety of plants native to Colorado.Nutter and Associates, Inc., Athens, GA August 2006 - May 2008Environmental Consulting FirmEnvironmental Technician • Performed detailed feasibility assessments comparing the site potential for wetland and stream creation, restoration, enhancement and/or preservation • Conducted stream and riparian zone assessments to detect instability and identify methods to restore dynamic equilibrium to stream ecosystems • Capacity to multi-task and continually prioritize tasks to be completed throughout the dayGrainger Industrial Supply, Athens, GA May 2002 – August 2006Warehouse Associate • Consistently demonstrated superior customer satisfaction by combining sales, product and other skills training to meet or exceed customer expectations • Built strong customer relationships, loyalty and retention through exceptional customer service and the presentation, awareness and understanding of active product promotionsACTIVITIES, HONORS, AND AWARDS • LEED Green Associate, Cum Laude Graduate, Sigma Lambda Alpha Honor Society member, Associate ASLAREFERENCESDavid Spooner, RLA, ASLA Wade L. Nutter, Ph.D., P.H. Walter WellbornThe University of Georgia Nutter & Associates, Inc. Grainger Industrial Supply706.542.0063 706.354.7925