Stephen joined the Delta team in the spring of 2018 adding 10 years of project experience, project management, and ecological expertise. Stephen graduated from Texas A&M University with a B.S. in Wildlife and Fisheries Science and an emphasis in wildlife and fisheries management. Stephen gained a wealth of knowledge through his former employers (Power Engineers and SWCA), where he was able to participate in and manage a diverse array of projects of which a majority included involvement with oil/gas pipelines, transmission line infrastructure, mitigation banking (assessment), and real estate developments. With extensive experience in environmental consulting, Stephen adds a background in a number permitting situations that are often encountered such as the Nationwide Permit Program and Individual Permits. Stephen has submitted numerous permit applications and understands the challenges of submitting a complete permit package, including mitigation plans satisfying the need to implement compensatory mitigation. As Project Manager, Stephen focuses the majority of his time consulting with permit applicants and drafting mitigation instruments in the Fort Worth and Galveston Corps Districts.