About Us

We are pragmatic optimists, passionate about environmental restoration and empowering people. We see firsthand the positive difference our projects make.

Our team is unique

At WLS, our team makes us unique. We have 100 years of combined restoration experience in the core WLS leadership team alone! We are considered experts at pairing financially sound mitigation solutions with sustainable ecological restoration.

Our passion and energy for success sets us apart. Our knowledge and experience is deep and wide. We work in all states across the US where ecosystem restoration is needed.

Our Team

Our team is made up of passionate and professional (and fun!) world-class geomorphologists, hydrologists, ecologists, and engineers. With over 100 years of combined restoration and project experience, we have the expertise to ensure our projects exceed your expectations.

bio 0001 Tommy Cousins

Tommy Cousins

President
bio 0005 Matt Fisher

Matt Fisher

Business Development Director
bio 0002 Tim Crist CPA

Tim Crist, CPA

Consultant
bio 0009 Bob Perry

Bob Perry

Senior Mitigation Strategist
bio 0008 Chris Carter

Chris Carter

Senior Project Manager
bio 0000 Tory Grayson PWS

Tory Grayson, PWS

Project Manager
bio 0006 Kim Paulsen

Kim Paulsen

Assistant Controller
bio 0007 Glen Kilgore

Glen Kilgore

Project Manager
bio 0004 Maxwell Linder

Maxwell Linder

Environmental Technician
bio 0003 Riane Fisher

Riane Fisher

Sales Administrator
Kayne van Stell

Kayne van Stell

VP of Ecosystem Design, CERP
Josh White

Josh White

VP of Mitigation Services, PG, PE, CFM, CPESC
Nate

Nate Ober

VP of Mitigation Services, PG
Daniel Ingram

Daniel Ingram

Technical Director
Christopher Tomsic

Christopher Tomsic

Senior Project Engineer, PE, CFM
Cara Conder

Cara Conder

Senior Project Manager
Robert Stewart

Robert Stewart

Senior Project Engineer, PHD, PE
Catherine Manner

Catherine Roland

Project Manager
Sarah Barbee

Sarah Barbee

Project Manager
Aaron Lesko

Aaron Lesko

Senior CAD Designer
Kyle Obermiller

Kyle Obermiller

Project Ecologist
Emily

Emily Dunnigan

Monitoring Manager
Sammy Jo Hinnant

Sammy Jo Hinnant

Mitigation Coordinator
Jason Hightower

Jason Hightower

GIS Analyst
James Coffin

James Coffin

CAD Analyst
Julie Bernstorf

Julie Bernstorf

Restoration Engineer, PE
Caroline Durham

Caroline Durham

Field Ecologist
James Sandoz_Land Manager at WLS

James Sandoz

Land Manager
Rocky Rockwell_Water Resource Specialist at WLS

Rocky Rockwell

Water Resource Specialist

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