Our Team

Understand
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Transcon’s team is made up of exceptional scientists and planners with varied and extensive backgrounds. Our employee’s expertise, experience, integrity, and creative problem-solving have helped Transcon become a well-respected and sought-after environmental consulting company. Our leadership team is ready and able to manage client and agency expectations, identify creative solutions, and lead any project.

Christy Holmes

President

Christy is a Northern California native. While attending Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, she realized she could make a career of her love of being outside. After earning a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences, she held a succession of field biologist jobs, notably monitoring endangered birds and eradicating their predators on Maui, small mammal trapping throughout Northern California, shorebird mist-netting off the coast of Oregon, and years of shorebird monitoring along California’s Central Coast for state and federal agencies as well as private entities. Immediately prior to joining Transcon, she worked as a third-party (agency) on-site environmental coordinator at a long-term oil field remediation and abandonment project. In 2010, a relocation to the Bay Area and a connection through Pacific Gas and Electric Company brought her to Transcon, and she became Transcon’s first California-based full-time biologist. In her time at Transcon, she has worn many hats, including senior biologist, project manager, program manager, and client manager. In 2012, she became Transcon’s Biology Group lead, and in January 2017, she became the Pacific regional manager, two positions that redirected her to a path of management. While she will always have a love of biology, she feels like she has found her calling in supervision, mentoring, and leadership. Christy was promoted to company president in 2021.

Mike Warner

Sr. VP Business Development

Mike is the founder and past president of Transcon Environmental, which was established in 1999. He started his consulting career more than 30 years ago and, in addition to operating Transcon, he has worked with utility clients across the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Much of his technical professional expertise has been devoted to siting and permitting linear infrastructure, some projects extending across multiple states for more than a thousand miles. He is skilled in complex multi-disciplinary coordination efforts and compliance strategies with local, state, and federal agencies. He has managed dozens of utility projects and provided expert witness testimony. As the president and owner of Transcon, Mike oversaw the growth of the company from 2 employees to over 250 employees, and from a few clients to hundreds of clients. He currently splits his time between Ferndale and San Francisco, California.

Jeff Davis

VP Business Development

Jeff grew up in Sandy, Utah, and was Transcon’s very first employee. He has a master’s degree in landscape architecture and environmental planning and a bachelor’s degree in conservation biology: resource management. He has over 22 years of professional experience as a project manager and is a senior vice president providing market capture and client relations support. He has expanded Transcon’s clients and services into several regions, including the Southwest, Intermountain West, Pacific Northwest, Midwest, and East Coast. He has grown Transcon services into industry sectors, including utilities (electric and gas), renewable energy, telecommunications, water, transportation, mining, and construction. Jeff has practical and project management expertise in planning and permitting, siting and feasibility studies, National Environmental Policy Act, Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act, National Historic Preservation Act, and visual resource analysis. He has managed and worked on thousands of miles of linear projects for electrical transmission lines, pipelines, telecommunication, and renewable projects.

Jeff developed and leads a highly successful and celebrated environmental compliance program that has involved work on some of the largest and most complex transmission, renewable energy, and pipeline projects in the country. He has designed and spearheaded the use of creative and innovative technologies to facilitate communications, data collection, and management for these large, complex projects.

George Miller

VP Operations

George grew up in Denver, Colorado, and attended the University of Colorado, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in environmental sciences and a master’s degree in urban and regional planning. He has been a professional planner for more than 30 years, with experience in both the public and private sectors, and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners. He has been involved with environmental planning, resource management, and project management on utility infrastructure for most of his career and is exceptionally qualified in linear project siting and routing, National Environmental Policy Act compliance, and mitigation planning. George has managed hundreds of miles of transmission line, telecommunication, and pipeline projects involving federal, state, and local permitting. He has served in a variety of capacities for projects involving most federal and state agencies, including the Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service, National Park Service, Department of Energy, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, state natural resources agencies, and State Historic Preservice Offices, as well as various other tribal, state, and local agencies. George has been at Transcon for over 20 years; for the past 14 years he has served as Transcon’s vice president of operations, overseeing the company’s Human Resources, Health and Safety, Insurance, IT, and Fleet departments.

Osmer Beck

Vice President

Osmer grew up on a farm in Utah and attended Brigham Young University-Idaho, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in integrated studio art and a minor in natural resources. Osmer continued his education at Utah State University, where he earned a master's degree in landscape architecture and environmental planning. Osmer was the first full-time planner Transcon hired in Utah. He has held many roles and responsibilities, including environmental planning, GIS, visual resources, technology development, compliance inspection, reclamation monitoring, noxious weed treatment, NEPA consultation, and project management. He has worked on and managed projects in Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, Arizona, California, Oregon, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Ohio, Virginia, and West Virginia. He has worked on and managed projects from up-front siting through reclamation in various industries, including power utility, telecommunication, oil and gas, mining, renewable energy development, water, transportation, and government. These projects have included working and coordinating with the Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service, National Park Service, Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, International Boundary and Water Commission, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Indian Affairs, and many Tribes and state agencies. In June 2018, he was promoted to Great Basin regional manager. He now serves as vice president overseeing half of the company’s staff and projects and assisting with other operations.

Tim Green

Vice President

Tim began his career with Transcon in 2000, serving as an inspector on a telecommunication project between Texas and California. After the completion of the project, he took a position as a biologist with the Department of Defense in Arizona and later as an ecologist with the U.S. Geological Survey in Florida. Tim kept in touch with the leadership at Transcon, and in 2011, when a great opportunity presented itself to manage environmental inspection on a large transmission line project in Utah, he rejoined the company and headed back west. Since then, he has managed environmental permitting and compliance for several large transmission, pipeline, transportation, and water projects, where he has had the opportunity to work collaboratively with multidisciplinary teams to build large infrastructure projects as well as help grow and manage Transcon. In 2018, he was promoted to regional manager and began serving as vice president in 2021. Tim holds a bachelor’s degree in environmental sciences from the University of Florida (Go Gators!) and a master’s degree in sustainable land management from Colorado State University. Whether it is managing a project or managing a company, Tim enjoys working with others to identify opportunities and implement solutions to achieve success.

Lindsey, Archaeologist

“As a senior archaeologist and project manager with Transcon, I have the opportunity to target work I enjoy, manage all aspects of projects, and earn the satisfaction of completing quality work. Working for Transcon is never boring or slow, ever evolving, and always rewarding.”

Chris, Biologist

“As someone who has worked for a state wildlife agency as well as a Fortune 100 engineering firm, I can safely say Transcon has been the best fit for me. Transcon is unique in that it has allowed me to choose my career path. I look forward to many more years working for Transcon.”

Brian, Biologist

“Working at Transcon has given me the opportunity to not only expand my knowledge and ability as a biologist, but also to explore various other fields and interests. Whether it’s in the field or in the office, the diversity of projects Transcon works on is great for anyone who is motivated to grow both personally and professionally.”

Kylynn, Biologist

“Working for Transcon has revealed a realm of wonderful new opportunities and experiences for me as a young biologist. I have picked up invaluable skills and knowledge, formed many new friendships, and been challenged in ways that have been excellent for my own personal and professional growth. I am proud to work for Transcon and can’t recommend it enough, especially to those who are looking for an introduction to the consulting industry.”

Nik, Project Manager

“Since joining Transcon in 2014, I've had nothing but a great experience as I continue to grow as an environmental professional. Transcon has allowed me to understand and succeed in the various industries we serve as a company through mentorship, direct work experience, and opportunities for advancement. As a manager, I'm inspired to provide these experiences I've had to those I supervise.”

Transcon is always looking for individuals dedicated to understanding and serving client needs. We’d love to have you on our team.

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Our Locations

Arizona1745 South Alma School Road, Suite 220
Mesa, Arizona 85210
California802 Montgomery Street
San Francisco, California 94133

2455 Bennett Valley Road, Suite A200
Santa Rosa, California 95404

528 Washington Street
Ferndale, California 95536
Utah579 West Galena Park Place, Unit 102
Draper, Utah 84020

444 South Main Street, Suite A6
Cedar City, Utah 84720
Virginia5440 Peters Creek Road, Suite 101
Roanoke, Virginia 24019
Wyoming116 4th Street, Suite 2a
Rawlins, Wyoming 82301

Certifications & Registrations

Transcon Environmental 2022