Ms. Kimberly Edelman is the newly-elected Secretary for the MAC Board (PA-Representative). Ms. Edelman obtained a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Resource Management and Minor in Wildlife and Fisheries Science from The Pennsylvania State University in 2002. She is also a Professional Wetland Scientist and a Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control.
Ms. Edelman has always enjoyed science and the outdoors, no doubt the primary driver that led to her career in the environmental consulting field. Ms. Edelman is currently a Senior Project Manager at The ELM Group, Inc. (ELM), responsible for managing and conducting environmental field assessments and analysis, in support of investigation, remediation, and development projects. She specializes in characterization and restoration of ecological systems, with particular expertise in wetland habitats; environmental permitting; and, environmental compliance and construction oversight.
Prior to being employed at ELM, Ms. Edelman was an Associate Environmental Scientist with Northern Ecological Associates, Inc. (NEA) (2002-2006) where her experience included the collection of field data; public outreach and agency coordination; rights-of-way post-construction monitoring; and, wetland delineations and functions and values assessments. While employed with NEA, Ms. Edelman was also the Permit Compliance Officer for a pipeline replacement project in Pennsylvania.
Since attending her first MAC Conference, Ms. Edelman has been impressed with the range of professional affiliations/backgrounds within the Chapter, quality of knowledge shared, and professional camaraderie exhibited between members. Ms. Edelman is eager to serve on the MAC Board. She looks forward to using her planning and organization skills to promote the Chapter, while continuing to foster professional relationships with the members of MAC.
My name is Dan Fisk, and I am a MAC IECA Board Member. I am currently the 2nd Vice President of the Board and I enjoy helping shape the great work that the Mid-Atlantic Chapter accomplishes. I’ve been a member and involved with the IECA since 2006 while I was first working toward CPESC and CESSWI certifications.
I grew up in the Finger Lakes area of Upstate NY, and spent most of my summers on the St. Lawrence River in the 1000 Islands region near the US/Cananda border. I attended SUNY Cobleskill where I received a bachelors degree in Wildlife Management. Immediately following graduation, I moved south to Northern Virginia and began working for Wetland Studies and Solutions, Inc (WSSI) as an Environmental Technician. The first several years saw me doing project management and maintenance of over 575 acres of wetland mitigation areas. In 2006 (- current) I began working for the Environmental Compliance Department where tasks included preparing, inspecting, and reviewing Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPP); erosion and sediment control inspections; plan reviews; construction monitoring; and coordination with the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and other regulatory agencies for wetland and environmental permit compliance. Most recently, I’ve also been tasked with managing WSSI’s social media efforts, as digital marketing and publicity has long been a passion.
While environmental work has been a large part of my life, music has also played a central role (I got my first guitar at age 8). I have spent the last 12 years playing over 1000 shows in the DC Metro area, and traveling between Chicago, Atlanta, NC, MD, NJ, PA, and NY to perform. In between all the shows, I have found time to release 3 albums of original music. While difficult at times to find time to sleep – I feel lucky to be able to pursue my passions for both the environment and music. I recently purchased a new home close to our main office in Gainesville, VA, and look forward to devoting my time (and money!) to make it great!