We ensure the consistency and quality of our work through our investment in our teams that include over 30 consultants and support staff.
Our reputation for high quality and responsive environmental support is attributable entirely to the dedication and skills of our staff.
Ms. Lindsay is the founder and chief executive of UltraSystems Environmental. A building industry veteran, she has 30 years of experience in environmental planning and permitting, preparing more than 400 environmental documents. Her background includes managing over 20 on-call professional service contracts for public agencies, which have included hundreds of projects.
At UltraSystems, her day-to-day responsibilities include business and project management, contract administration, resource allocation and quality control. She is responsible for overall project management, the preparation and processing of CEQA/NEPA documents, and associated entitlement obligations for large-scale public and private infrastructure projects.
Director of Operations
Mr. Wechsler is an operations director and senior project manager with 29 years of broad-based technical and management skills providing environmental consulting services. He is an excellent communicator with skills in assembling teams across multiple technical specialties and business lines, interacting with all organizational levels from rank-and-file employees to C-level, and cultivating long-term relationships with clients.
He has led and performed: environmental due diligence (single sites and portfolios); surface, subsurface and indoor air investigations; risk assessments; environmental liability cost modeling; general commercial/ industrial environmental, health and safety project/ program management; mergers and acquisitions; and business, market, financial and legal analyses.
Mr. Wechsler has demonstrated successes leading challenging multi-disciplinary projects and completing them within budget and time constraints. He has a profitable track record leading: Phase I and Phase II site assessments in multiple states and multiple countries; Phase II soil, soil vapor and groundwater investigations; remedial construction projects; industrial facility closures; and multi-disciplinary environmental impact studies.
As operations manager, Mr. Lindsay oversees human resources, contracts and hiring, computer and software assets, IT management and facility operations. Mr. Lindsay is also the firm’s QA/QC officer, and has been specially trained in UltraSystems’ project management and QA/QC programs.
He reviews deliverables prior to submission to the client, and periodically reviews each overall project to make certain that UltraSystems’ and the client’s high professional standards are being achieved. Another function that Mr. Lindsay provides is overall document control and security, including password protected file transfers using our secure FTP directory. Mr. Lindsay is also an experienced air quality and noise impact scientist, who provides modeling and analysis to support CEQA and NEPA documentation.
Michael Rogozen, D.Env.
Senior Principal Engineer
Dr. Rogozen heads the UltraSystems air and noise practice, and has 39 years of experience in project management, health risk assessment, air and industrial wastewater permitting, carbon footprint studies, ambient monitoring, dispersion modeling, pollution control technology assessment, economic analysis of air pollution control alternatives, air toxics emission inventory development, offsite consequence analysis, environmental database design, survey design and management, source test design and analysis, railroad noise investigations, regulatory analysis, water resources studies, and technical writing and editing.
Dr. Rogozen is responsible for consulting, technical project management and business development. He has assisted industrial and governmental clients in complying with federal and local air quality regulations. His work has included managing air compliance audits, preparing applications for permits to construct and operate (including Title V permits), annual emissions reports, and responses to notices to comply and notices of violation. He has also conducted many health risk assessments under AB2588, Proposition 65 and SCAQMD Rule 1401. Dr. Rogozen serves as lead quality assurance officer for UltraSystems’ submittals.
Senior Director/ Project Manager
Ms. Fell has over 22 years of experience and provides environmental analyses and permitting pursuant to California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), including joint EIR/EIS during regulatory approval and permitting processes for construction and operation of industrial, commercial and government projects (federal, state and local). Representative projects include planning, public works (lighting, reservoir sediment removal, storm channel, storm drain and pier), education (education centers, elementary-college school districts), water resources (water conservation, well and pipeline, water system master plans, reservoir replacement), energy (solar, steel pole replacement, outreach), telecommunications, development (military) and transportation (counties and cities).
Ms. Fell assists lead agencies and facility owners in obtaining permits from federal, state and local agencies (cities, counties and districts), including but not limited to: city and county planning commissions, city and county councils and boards, California Coastal Commission, California Energy Commission, Air Pollution Control Districts and Air Quality Management Districts, Regional Water Quality Control Boards, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Army Corps of Engineers and land use entitlements from local and regional agencies.
Ms. Seferyn is a biological resources scientist and regulatory specialist with eight years of environmental consulting experience within the public and private sectors of central and southern California. She is a senior biologist and project manager at UltraSystems Environmental in our Irvine, California office. Her responsibilities include conducting biological field surveys and habitat assessments of on-site resources; general wildlife and botanical surveys; special status plant and wildlife protocol surveys; breeding bird surveys identifying species visually and aurally; identifying and mapping vegetation communities; implementing habitat restoration; mitigation site qualitative/quantitative monitoring; preconstruction clearance surveys; construction biological monitoring; and CRAM analyses. Ms. Seferyn has experience writing Biological Assessments, Health and Safety Plans, Plan of Actions, Survey Protocols and Annual Reports. She is knowledgeable about native and non-native California plants and wildlife species, having worked in upland, riparian and desert habitats throughout Southern California, including Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Diego, Imperial and San Bernardino Counties.
Ms. Seferyn understands the regulatory framework necessary for the preparation of biological technical reports and environmental documents for compliance with CEQA, NEPA, CESA, ESA, invasive species control measures, mitigation monitoring and planning, construction monitoring and post-construction restoration and reporting. Ms. Seferyn’s industry experience includes flood control mitigation, bridge improvement, gas, landfill, road projects, field work, roadway, bridge and natural resources.
Senior Planner/ GIS Spatial Analyst
As a senior planner and lead for our Geographic Information Systems (GIS) group, Ms. Rouhi evaluates project environmental impacts for significance by utilizing thresholds set forth in regulatory documents. She prepares environmental documents, including Initial Studies and Preliminary Environmental Studies based on the provisions of CEQA and NEPA.
In her role with UltraSystems, Ms. Rouhi acts as a liaison between environmental monitors and project management. Her GIS experience extends to data management, cartography, ArcGIS extensions and geoprocessing tools. Specifically, Ms. Rouhi’s GIS skills include file conversion from various data sources (e.g. AutoCAD, Google Earth and Coverage) to GIS; manipulating and digitizing data including parcels; utilizing census socioeconomic data for graphical presentation; and utilizing geoprocessing tools to analyze project impacts. Her responsibilities include project management, data acquisition, cartographical analysis and map creation.
Cultural Resource Director
Dr. Garfinkel Gold has 35 years of experience in the fields of anthropology, archaeology, cultural resources management, environmental project management, Native American consultation and coordination, and public outreach. He has prepared numerous documents for both CEQA and NEPA compliance and has served as principal investigator on more than 350 projects complying with state and federal historic preservation laws (CEQA and NEPA).
Dr. Gold conducts pedestrian inventories or Phase I surveys, site excavations (Phase II) and Phase III data recovery programs including late discovery, systematic site investigations, and ethnographic and archaeological studies with Native American consultants identifying Traditional Cultural Properties (TCPs) and Sacred Sites. His projects have been completed for a variety of different clients in commercial development, public education, transportation, renewable energy, and oil and gas exploration and extraction. Dr. Gold has been involved in cultural resource projects in the United States in California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah and New Mexico, and overseas in Mexico, Israel and Russia.
Cultural Resource Manager
Mr. O’Neil’s responsibilities include management of cultural resources tasks for multiple projects, writing and QA/QC of technical documents, coordinating field surveys and construction monitoring, and leading field efforts for historic and prehistoric site excavations and analysis.
Mr. O’Neil has a broad scope of environmental consulting responsibilities and experiences, ranging from general project management and technical writing to prehistoric site excavation and construction monitoring. He has worked on projects with clients in both the public and private sectors—including alternative energy, energy transmission, U.S. Forest Service, parks, public works and water resources. He has a wide range of expertise in Phase I and Phase II Cultural Resource Inventories, archaeological, historical and paleontological survey assessments, and cultural background studies for various EIR projects. Mr. O’Neil has experience with many cultural resource management firms, as well as government agencies and Native American entities.
Mr. O’Neil has authored and coauthored numerous technical reports, and conducted surveys and monitoring in compliance with NEPA, CEQA and other federal, state, regional, and local laws and regulations. Mr. O’Neil is an active member in the field of cultural resources—he is a board member of the Pacific Coast Archaeological Society and the Orange County Natural History Museum Foundation. He is also a member of the Society for California Archaeology.