has over twenty years of public land development experience and has
successfully worked within the constraints of the Uniform Act,
Colorado state requirements and various Federal Interior and
Transportation Department regulations. She is an effective project
manager with a strong background in civil design and construction,
environmental compliance, negotiation, title examination, permitting
and public involvement.
gas compressor site, Woodland Park, Colorado for Black Hills Energy,
formerly Peoples’ Natural Gas
Later, successfully defended work as part of unsuccessful legal
effort to revoke permit and remove facility.
- Fast track acquisition of gas transmission line, Weld County, for Xcel
Energy. Effort included landowner negotiations, permit negotiations
with County, and supervision of second agent.
and examined title, reviewed obstructions and recommended corrective
actions for 65 parcels in and around Lake Pueblo State Park. Effort
included review of original Department of Interior grants to
railroads on either side of the Arkansas River.
- Fast track acquisition of additional right of way over historic electric
transmission corridor from Pueblo to Canon City, Colorado. 24 miles
of right of way in hand in ninety days.
- Access permitting for environmental surveys over Enron high pressure gas
line in eastern Nebraska as part of siting process for installation
of additional pipeline.
- Represented Black Hills Energy in acquiring gas and electric rights of way and
permitting for power to the new Vestas facility in Pueblo, Colorado
- Represented Public Service Company of Colorado on Ft. St. Vrain to Valmont 230kV
uprate. Construction support work included acquisition of temporary
construction easements from Boulder County Open Space, settlement of
crop and surface damages, and landowner liaison.
- Acquired sites for parks and trailheads for City of Aurora. Uniform Act
compliant negotiations. Effort involved significant public
interaction as a representative of the City.
- FAA Obstruction Evaluations completed on numerous structures near flight
paths on military, civilian, and private air facilities.
- Represented Clipper WindPower in acquiring wind park,
sound, setback and transmission line easements and in permitting
applications with El Paso County for a Calhan, Colorado area
- Wrote corridor studies along Interstate 25 for powerline projects for local
rural electric authority. Effort requires extensive coordination
with various government agencies, other utilities and CDOT.
- Black Hills Energy Substations, Southern Colorado. Effort includes title
examination; public hearings; environmental clearances; negotiations
with high level city officers; and fee and easement acquisitions from
adjoining private property owners
- Denver Union Station revitalization: responsible for socio-economic,
environmental justice, land-use sections of environmental documents
assessing various transportation alternatives for City of Denver
passenger rail station. Effort includes coordination with seventy
other consultants on environmental team.
- Permitted telecommunications, gas and electrical builds over federal, state, and municipal lands in
Washington, Oregon, California, Arizona, Utah, Wyoming, Colorado, New
Mexico, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, New York. Fast
track permitting of construction in cities, (including negotiation of
franchises and licenses), transportation departments, and other
regulatory agencies at all levels of government. Work included
compliance with federal and state environmental requirements,
including cultural resource, threatened and endangered species and
hazardous waste mitigative efforts.
- Electric Substation and transmission and distribution lines in Gilman,
Colorado: Assembled portions of patented mining claims in unsurveyed
portion of state and gained EPA and state health department clearance
to build two bay substation and associated transmission and
distribution lines in the Eagle Mine Superfund site. Site had been
sought for nearly 25 years. Effort included public hearings,
extensive title research, negotiations with Scenic Byway Commission,
the State historic office, bankruptcy court clearance, and
coordinating design team to meet visual limitations, build around
environmental hot spots and meet safety needs on a ledge 10,000 feet
high in the Rocky Mountains.
- 230 kV line in metro Denver: cleared three mile right of way from Dakota
substation to Zuni substation for new 230 kV line. Effort included
identifying and mapping numerous hazardous waste and Superfund sites,
plus parks, two mainline railroads, one light rail line, one
interstate highway, and the Platte River to locate route. In
addition, extensive title work was undertaken to perfect rights to
existing line that was to be over-built.
- 14 kV and 69 kV lines from Canon City to Victor, Colorado: Perfected
title based on 120 year old Department of Interior right of way
through now privately owned and BLM lands and negotiated permit
enlargement and extension with BLM as part of planned upgrade of 14
kV line to double circuit 115 kV line.
- Two Electric substation and transmission lines near Victor, Colorado:
Undertaking landowner negotiations on two substations in gold mining
district. Siting effort included extensive geologic assessments to
site both subs in non ore-bearing areas; avoid impact to cultural
resources, and meet scenic and visual requirements of permitting
- Telecommunications build San Diego to Yuma: Permitted construction of 125-mile
underground fiber optic system through San Diego County, the number
one county in the U.S. for threatened and endangered species.
- Site Assessments:
Written or supervised research and writing of hundreds of Phase I and
limited Phase II Site Assessments throughout EPA Regions 6, 7, and 8.
- Co-author of Site Assessment textbook.
Removal Project, Kansas, (440 Miles): Responsible for environmental
permitting and compliance for two-year cable removal project in
Colorado and Kansas that involved numerous stream and wetlands
crossings, impacts to threatened and endangered species and cultural
sites, and stormwater and siltation management issues.
- Superfund: Responsible for prime contract administration on $120 million EPA
cost recover contract for environmental assessment and remedial
design of Superfund sites in EPA regions 6, 7, and 8. Significantly
improved program management scores and increased award fees.
Streamlined department operating systems and reduced attendant costs
while doubling staff and average monthly billings to over $750,000
per month. Duties also included negotiating, writing and
implementing Preliminary Assessment and Site Investigation work
plans, ARARs support and provision of Procurement, Heath &
Safety, Community Relations, Capital Equipment, Environmental
Regulatory Support and Administrative Services to a 75-person
- Las Vegas Northwest Beltway: Negotiated, wrote, and implemented Las Vegas
Regional Transportation Commission Right of Way plan for 45-mile
Northwest Beltway, a joint development project. Effort required
achieving consensus among seven competing public agencies.
- E-470 Public Highway, Colorado: Responsible for ensuring donation of
75% of needed land to meet bank financing requirements. Supervised
seven staff and contract negotiators. Handled complex closings
involving intergovernmental issues, swaps, special financing and
environmental issues. Coordinated all aspects of technical work with
environmental, land, surveying, and engineering staff. Liaison with
- Light Rail corridors, Denver: Acquired $13.8 million of rail corridors for
future transit use. One acquisition resulting in a finding that my
employer had satisfied the “innocent landowner” defense
based on due diligence work completed as a part of purchase. Effort
included maintaining rail operations on one line to avoid reverter.
- North I-25 HOV Project, Denver: Assisted in negotiating and developing
environmental compliance policies on $500 million construction
project with Denver, Colorado Department of Transportation, and
Regional Transportation District. Ensured agency compliance with
government Acquisition and Relocation Acts and compliance with
environmental and real property sections of DOT Program Management
- 16thStreet Mall Litigation and Settlement, Denver: Supervised document
control and legal research on design defect litigation on 16th
Street Mall that resulted in a $20 million damage award to my employer.
- Clipper Windpower, Carpentaria, California –Colorado Windpark and transmission lines.
- Colorado State Parks – title work and due diligence studies around Lake Pueblo State Park
- Stanley Consultants, Englewood, Colorado – electric lines and substations
- City of Aurora, Real Property Division, Aurora, Colorado - Uniform Act
compliant negotiations and acquisitions
- Pinyon Environmental Engineering, Lakewood, Colorado - environmental studies.
- BlackHills Energy, Rapid City, South Dakota - electric lines and substations.
- Power Engineers, Lakewood, Colorado - urban and rural fiber lines and switches for AT&T.
- Public Service Company of Colorado, Denver, Colorado, gas and electric lines and substations.
- Qwest Communications Corp, Denver, Colorado, telcom builds throughout the US.
- Adjunct Professor, Site Assessment and Environmental Law, Arapahoe and Front Range Colleges
- Condemnation Commissioner, Denver District Court
- California Certified Historian
- Past President (1993) Chapter 6, International Right of Way Association
- CDOT certified Right of Way and Relocation Agent
- National Member of both International Liaison and Environmental Committees,
International Right of Way Association
- 1997 Professional of the Year, International Right of Way Association
- Colorado Licensed Real Estate Broker.
- Publications include
“Toxic Hazards in Trenchless Work”, Trenchless
Technology and Environmental Site Assessments ed.2, textbook, with Dr.
Richard C. Barth
- University of Colorado, Denver, Graduate Business School, MBA, Marketing and
finance. Special projects in strategic analysis and independent
study in transit deregulation and economics.
- University of Denver, College of Law, Int’l business. Editor, “Denver
Journal of Int’l Law & Policy”
- University of Illinois, Chicago, BA cum laude, Asian history.
- Continuing education units earned in environmental compliance, appraisal, real
estate law, and water law