New Hires

  • Logan Simpson Welcomes Archaeologists Jim Hasbargen and Alex New

    Jim Hasbargen will be working from Flagstaff, Arizona. Alex New will be working from La Grande, Oregon. Jim has 20 years of experience in Southwestern archaeology and graduate degrees in both archaeology and quaternary studies. He has produced or contributed to more than 80 technical reports on survey projects, testing and data recovery excavations, ceramic analysis, botanical analysis, palynology, site monitoring, and ruin stabilization. Alex has nine years of experience and recently completed his Master’s Thesis entitled Cooperation in the Wilds of the Idaho Territory: Interaction between the Jesuits and Coeur d’Alene Indians at the Cataldo Mission, 1848-1878.

  • Logan Simpson Welcomes Erin Bibeau

    Erin Bibeau joined the Fort Collins environmental consulting services office as a senior environmental planner. Erin has 10 years of experience in environmental planning, permitting, and compliance.  Her professional experience spans a variety of environmental projects including environmental assessment, regulatory compliance, NEPA compliance, habitat management planning, and environmental permitting….

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  • Welcome Alyson Eddie! LSD’s Newest Biologist in Salt Lake City

    Alyson EddieAlyson Eddie has joined Logan Simpson Design as a senior biologist. Ms. Eddie has more than 12 years of experience in environmental sciences and a strong background in vegetation and wildlife ecology. Her professional experience spans a variety of environmental projects, including vegetation mapping, rare plant surveys, habitat characterization, Environmental Assessments, wetland delineations, and Section 404 permitting, vegetation monitoring studies, biological inventories, threatened and endangered species surveys, and habitat management planning efforts. Ms. Eddie has also contributed to research and reporting for the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan. Throughout her career she has worked extensively with local, state, and federal agencies as well as, private sector clients. Her work spans the Southeast, Great Plains, Southwest, and Intermountain West regions of the U.S.

    Ms. Eddie received her B.S. in Ecology and Environmental Biology in 2001 from Appalachian State University.

  • Jesse Bell and Brett Burgess Join Logan Simpson Design

    Jesse Bell, PLA, ASLAWe are very excited and honored to welcome Jesse Bell, PLA and Brett Burgess to LSD. Jesse brings nine years of landscape design experience to the LSD team.  Jesse’s portfolio includes streetscapes, commercial developments, and a wide range of public spaces, including urban plazas and outdoor recreation facilities in Salt Lake City and Park City, Utah. He joins a strong team of designers and land use planners in Salt Lake City.

    Brett has more than 12 years experience as a rangeland management specialist, having worked for the BLM, state land agencies, and most recently as a range and livestock extension agent for Colorado State University. Brett also works out of our Salt Lake City office. This year LSD will celebrate 10 years in Salt Lake City.  In the past five years we’ve had an average of 16 employees. Welcome, Jesse and Brett!

  • Samuel Willis, MA, RPA, joins Logan Simpson

    Samuel Willis, MA, RPA, has joined Logan Simpson as a principal investigator. Sam has 16 years of experience and is currently completing his Ph.D. studies at Oregon State University in Applied Anthropology and Crop and Soil Science.  His regional and topical expertise includes quantitative lithic analysis, soil science, soil geomorphology, trace element analysis using XRF technology, multivariate statistics including principle components analysis (PCA), and the peopling of the Pacific Coast. Sam has conducted research on the Late-Pleistocene-Early Holocene periods along the Pacific Coast of Oregon and Washington, the Columbia Plateau region, and Baja California, Mexico.  He has 16 peer-reviewed publications or professional papers to his credit, including studies detailing Paleoarchaic/Paleoindian period lithic technology or geoarchaeological investigations.

    Sam obtained his MA in Applied Anthropology from the Department of Anthropology at Oregon State University, and he obtained his BA in Anthropology from Middle Tennessee State University in Tennessee.  Sam is currently an active research member of the Pacific Slope Archaeology Laboratory at Oregon State University.

  • Christopher Garraty, Ph.D., RPA Joins Logan Simpson Design

    Christopher Garraty, Ph.D., RPA
    Christopher Garraty, Ph.D., RPA

    Logan Simpson Design Inc., one of the largest environmental planning and landscape architecture firms in the West, announced today it has hired Christopher Garraty, Ph.D., RPA, as a principal investigator in our Tempe office.

    Chris has more than 17 years of experience, most recently working for the Gila River Indian Community in their Cultural Resource Management Program as a Project Manager in Sacaton, Arizona.

    His regional and topical expertise includes ceramics analysis and technological change, development of  complex societies and premodern markets, and Spanish Colonialism.  He has conducted research on the Postclassic (Aztec) central Mexico (Aztec), Mexican Gulf lowlands, and in the American Southwest.    His analytical focus involves ceramic compositional analysis, elemental characterization techniques, multivariate statistics, heuristic approaches, exploratory data analysis (EDA), and spatial statistics.

    Chris obtained his Ph.D. and his M.A. in Anthropology from the School of Human Evolution and Social Change at Arizona State University, and he obtained his BA in Anthropology from Temple University in Pennsylvania.

  • Logan Simpson Expands to Colorado, Adds Three New Principals

    Logan Simpson, an environmental planning and landscape architecture firm, announces the opening of our new Denver and Fort Collins, Colorado offices. We also added three new principals: Bruce Meighen, AICP; Jana McKenzie, FASLA, LEED AP; and Tom Keith. All three are located in our Fort Collins office. Ten planning and design professionals, all of whom have worked with Tom, Jana, and Bruce for years, also joined Logan Simpson’s Fort Collins staff.