Our Staff

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Jenny Fleming, PE

Managing Partner

Jenny is Managing Partner of Ecological Engineering. With more than 21 years of professional experience, she oversees the operations and strategic growth associated with Ecological Engineering. She specializes in hydrologic and hydraulic design, assessment, and oversight. Her experience with Ecological Engineering dates back to its inception in 2008. Prior to this time, she worked as a Senior Engineer with two engineering consulting firms and as a Project Engineer with the NC Department of Transportation. Her focus has always been hydrology and hydraulics; however, today she oversees the operations of a multi-million dollar company. Jenny also ensures all deliverables meet the quality assurance and quality control standards recognized by the company. She currently holds certifications in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida and Virginia. Outside of Ecological Engineering, she currently serves as President of the Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS) NC Triangle Chapter, a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing women in the transportation infrastructure network. In addition, she is very active in her church, serving as an Elder. Jenny is married and has three children.

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Lane Sauls

Partner/Principal Scientist

Lane has been with Ecological Engineering since its inception in 2008. As Partner, he assists with operations, strategic growth, quality assurance, and quality control. He has more than 22 years of professional experience relating to natural resources assessment, identification, and compliance. Prior to Ecological Engineering, Lane served as Senior Scientist and Program Manager of several engineering consulting firms and Environmental Biologist with the NC Department of Transportation. He has overseen a variety of project types. In his free time, Lane enjoys spending family time with his wife and two children, participating in Church-related activities, hunting and fishing, and attending a variety of NC State Wolfpack sporting events.
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Frank Fleming, PE

Senior Project Manager

Frank has more than 27 years of experience in hydrologic and hydraulic engineering design and erosion control design. Frank began his engineering career with the NC Department of Transportation (NCDOT) Hydraulics Unit overseeing hydrologic and hydraulic designs associated with numerous highway projects. He also worked in the Special Studies section of the NCDOT Hydraulics Unit guiding, reviewing, and evaluating the contracted drainage designs produced by private engineering firms. Prior to joining Ecological Engineering in 2013, Frank spent 19 years working in the private sector for two engineering consulting firms. He is currently responsible for managing and overseeing engineering-related projects, coordination with clients, scoping projects, and providing quality assurance and quality control. His experience and personality are his major traits, allowing for an easy work environment and commendable client appreciation and satisfaction. Frank is married to Jenny and has three children. He has aspiration to retire from the daily grind and move the family to Green Turtle Cay, but probably will retire “back on the farm” in Warren County. In his free time he enjoys following the Wolfpack in all sports but thinks the game of baseball is the purest sport, regardless of who is playing. He also wants everyone to know that Barbeque is a noun and not a verb.
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Brandon Barham, PE, CFM

Project Manager

Brandon has over 12 years of professional experience in the field of civil and environmental engineering. His experience includes hydrologic, hydraulic, and water quality modeling; stormwater assessment and design; TMDL analysis, and mitigation site monitoring. Brandon is currently working on a variety of projects, including hydrologic, hydraulic, and erosion and sediment control designs for various bridge replacements, greenway projects, and linear roadway drainage projects. He has managed large scale highway stormwater program studies for the NC Department of Transportation and has extensive knowledge of the associated environmental guidelines and policies. Brandon holds certifications in North Carolina and Virginia. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and son, mountain biking, and snow skiing.
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Eric Berger

Designer

Eric graduated from NC State University in May 2017 and currently works with the hydraulics team assisting with hydrologic and hydraulic studies, mitigation design and assessment, environmental monitoring, erosion and sediment control design, and environmental permitting. He has been no stranger to Ecological Engineering though. Prior to graduation, he worked for five years as a summer intern providing assistance with a variety of projects. In his spare time Eric enjoys playing and watching sports, cooking, and hanging out with his family and friends!
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Courtney Carpenter,EI

Designer

Prior to joining Ecological Engineering in July 2015, Courtney worked for the NC Department of Transportation in the Signing and Delineation Unit. Her main emphasis concentrated around signing and pavement marking plans, special sign designs, and collaboration with engineers from disciplines across the Department to review plans prior to project letting. Courtney initially served the Department as a Transportation Engineering Associate and part of the training program. As a result, she gained skills in many areas of civil engineering over the course of approximately 16 months, including hydraulics, erosion control, and maintenance. She led a diverse team of engineers from across all Units of the Department through in-depth Value Engineering training. She is currently assisting with hydrologic and hydraulic studies and erosion and sediment control design. Outside of work, Courtney enjoys the outdoors, especially hiking, and indoors she likes baking, cooking, and reading.
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David Cooper

Environmental Scientist

David has more than 17 years of professional experience relating to natural resources. He joined Ecological Engineering in 2014 and serves as Senior Scientist performing a variety of services including threatened and endangered species surveys, jurisdictional assessments and determinations, biological and ecological assessments, and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) mapping. David has conducted a variety of surveys and habitat assessments for terrestrial and aquatic plants and animals, has prepared environmental compliance documents, Natural Resources Technical Reports, and construction drawings, and has performed erosion control inspections and mitigation monitoring. His prior experience includes work with the NC Museum of Natural Sciences, where he curated the live reptile and amphibian and program animal collections, performed field and laboratory research on the amphibian Chytrid fungus, and collected and catalogued research fish specimens. David’s previous experience also includes several years of work with a private sector environmental consulting firm. David is a past-President and active member of the NC Herpetological Society. His hobbies include field observation and photography of plants and animals, especially snakes, fishing, and hunting.
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Mark Kamprath, PE

Senior Project Engineer

Mr. Kamprath has more than 34 years of professional experience with roadway design, drainage and hydraulic design, site development, and water and wastewater systems design. He also has experience with environmental permitting and compliance, HEC modeling, and FEMA coordination. Mark assists Ecological Engineering on a part-time basis and provides design, quality assurance and quality control, and permitting with NC Department of Transportation projects. Outside of the office Mark is an avid NC State Wolfpack fan and supports the sport of the season!
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David Lowery

Senior CADD Manager

David has more than 28 years of experience in the design of transportation projects including numerous drainage projects, road widening plans, road location plans, bridges, and culverts with a specialization in hydraulic systems study and design. He has in-depth understanding of NCDOT projects, standards, and CADD workspaces. He has been with Ecological Engineering since 2013 and currently serves as the company’s CADD Manager. David is instrumental in ensuring that all plans and specifications are delivered with the consistency and accuracy that our clients have become familiar with. David is very proficient with MicroStation, GeoPak, and AutoCAD software. In his spare time David enjoys spending time with his family, supporting his UNC team of the season, golfing and running, running, running!
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Laurie Prusik

Executive Assitant

Laurie has more than 13 years of experience in professional office environments working closely with executive leaders and team members. Her proactive ability to perform multiple levels of administration and provide assistance, as necessary, will help Ecological Engineering continue to fully serve its clients expectations. She is currently working on a variety of in-house responsibilities with the goal of allowing both Jenny and Lane to concentrate more on individual project work and business development. In spare time, Laurie enjoys biking, hiking, gardening, family time at Smith Mountain Lake or traveling to bucket list locations with friends!
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Reid Robol, PE, CFM

Project Manager

Reid currently assists with hydrologic and hydraulic studies, mitigation design and assessment, environmental monitoring, erosion and sediment control design, and environmental permitting. He has been with Ecological Engineering since 2012 and been able to provide assistance on a variety of project types. Prior to Ecological Engineering, he worked with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), as well as a private sector environmental consulting firm in Texas. Reid is currently certified in North Carolina. When Reid is away from the office, he spends his time playing soccer in the Triangle Adult Soccer League, supporting the NC State Wolfpack, and refining his skills on his Weber Smokey Mountain Smoker.
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Miranda Salzler, PE, CFM

Project Engineer

Miranda specializes in hydrologic and hydraulic studies, stream restoration design, and stormwater management. She has 14 years of experience, working on a multitude of project types and currently specializes with hydrologic/hydraulic modeling efforts and FEMA compliance for linear transportation projects. After relocating to New York in 2012, she has continued as a part-time employee assisting with municipal greenway and bridge replacement projects. Miranda is married with two active boys. When she isn’t cheering for the kids in karate, soccer, hockey, or football, Miranda enjoys cooking and reading.
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Tara Sauls

Bookkeeper

Tara works part-time providing accounting/bookkeeping assistance. She earned a Master’s and Bachelor’s Degree in accounting from NC State University in the mid 1990’s and has been working with Ecological Engineering for more than two years. Prior to Ecological Engineering, Tara spent more than five years with the State of NC as an auditor and the remainder of the time as a stay at home mom. In her free time, she enjoys spending family time with her husband and two children, participating in Church-related activities, traveling, and attending a variety of NC State Wolfpack sporting events.
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Heather Smith, LSS

Environmental Scientist

Heather joined Ecological Engineering in 2015. She has more than 11 years of professional experience working with environmental and natural resources projects. She currently assists with a variety of services including, but not limited to, threatened and endangered species surveys, jurisdictional assessments and determinations, biological and ecological assessments, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) mapping, and mitigation monitoring. She is licensed as a Soil Scientist. Prior to Ecological Engineering, Heather worked with the NC Division of Mitigation Services overseeing a variety of stream, wetland, and buffer mitigation projects. She is familiar with all aspects of project management and delivery. Heather also has experience working in Florida with an environmental consulting firm. She enjoys hiking with her dogs and gardening in her free time.
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Wyatt Brown, LSS, CPESC

Project Scientist

Wyatt has over 37 years of professional experience and is licensed as a Soil Scientist and certified as a Professional in erosion and sediment control. Wyatt has been providing part-time services since 2014. His responsibilities include assistance with jurisdictional and buffer determinations, erosion and sediment control design, inspection, and oversight, seasonal high water table evaluations, and project quality assurance and quality control. Prior to Ecological Engineering, Wyatt worked with the NC Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Division of Land Resources and Division of Mitigation Services. He currently serves on the Technical Advisory Committee of the NC Sedimentation Control Commission. In his free time, Wyatt delivers Meals on Wheels one day a week, serves as a Deacon and Sunday School teacher in his Church, and enjoys fishing and other outdoor related activities.