Wade Cope, P.E. Engineering and Permitting Mr. Cope is an environmental engineer by training and has consulting and regulatory backgrounds. As a consultant, he has worked on various water and wastewater projects, including CWA 316(b), CORMIX modeling, NPDES permit renewals and appeals, and SRBC and DRBC applications for water withdrawals, consumptive use, and discharges... Mr. Cope is an environmental engineer by training and has consulting and regulatory backgrounds. As a consultant, he has worked on various water and wastewater projects, including CWA 316(b), CORMIX modeling, NPDES permit renewals and appeals, and SRBC and DRBC applications for water withdrawals, consumptive use, and discharges... view full profile for Wade Rich Taylor Environmental Scientist Mr. Taylor's professional career has ranged from building and managing databases and writing software, to design, construction, and deployment of fisheries sampling gear, to managing field projects. Mr. Taylor is proficient in the use of a wide variety of data management, analysis, and quantitative software... Mr. Taylor's professional career has ranged from building and managing databases and writing software, to design, construction, and deployment of fisheries sampling gear, to managing field projects. Mr. Taylor is proficient in the use of a wide variety of data management, analysis, and quantitative software... view full profile for Rich Mary Terra Environmental Scientist Mrs. Terra is a fisheries biologist with fifteen years of experience in freshwater and marine habitats. Her experience includes project management and design, fieldwork and supervision, data management and analysis, and report writing. She has studied fish, plankton, and plant life in lakes, streams, rivers... Mrs. Terra is a fisheries biologist with fifteen years of experience in freshwater and marine habitats. Her experience includes project management and design, fieldwork and supervision, data management and analysis, and report writing. She has studied fish, plankton, and plant life in lakes, streams, rivers... view full profile for Mary John Dimitry Senior Scientist Mr. Dimitry is an environmental scientist with more than 24 years of experience in designing, conducting, and managing studies to evaluate environmental impacts associated with thermal discharges, surface water withdrawals, and hazardous substance releases... Mr. Dimitry is an environmental scientist with more than 24 years of experience in designing, conducting, and managing studies to evaluate environmental impacts associated with thermal discharges, surface water withdrawals, and hazardous substance releases... view full profile for John Steve Jinks, P.h.D. Principal Scientist Dr. Jinks is a principal scientist with 30 years of experience supervising and conducting environmental research, field investigations, literature reviews, regulatory analysis, preparation of environmental impact statements and reports, litigation support and expert testimony, and other client services... Dr. Jinks is a principal scientist with 30 years of experience supervising and conducting environmental research, field investigations, literature reviews, regulatory analysis, preparation of environmental impact statements and reports, litigation support and expert testimony, and other client services... view full profile for Steve James Reichle Lead Field Scientist Mr. Reichle is a senior environmental technician with more than 25 years of experience in all phases of environmental monitoring including field sampling, laboratory processing, and quality assurance/quality control. He has participated in the design, mobilization, and conduct of biological and water quality monitoring... Mr. Reichle is a senior environmental technician with more than 25 years of experience in all phases of environmental monitoring including field sampling, laboratory processing, and quality assurance/quality control. He has participated in the design, mobilization, and conduct of biological and water quality monitoring... view full profile for James Brooks Fost, P.h.D. Senior Scientist Dr. Fost is a Certified Fisheries Scientist with over 15 years of experience in aquatic and terrestrial ecology, impact assessment, habitat/wildlife assessment, regulatory consultation and permitting. As a Senior Scientist, Dr. Fost specializes in FERC, project management... Dr. Fost is a Certified Fisheries Scientist with over 15 years of experience in aquatic and terrestrial ecology, impact assessment, habitat/wildlife assessment, regulatory consultation and permitting. As a Senior Scientist, Dr. Fost specializes in FERC, project management... view full profile for Brooks Michael Bernard Environmental Scientist Mike is a terrestrial ecologist with academic training in ornithology, soil biology, and biogeochemistry. He has experience designing research projects, conducting and supervising field and laboratory work, programming dataloggers, building environmental sensor networks, managing databases, conducting statistical and spatial analyses... Mike is a terrestrial ecologist with academic training in ornithology, soil biology, and biogeochemistry. He has experience designing research projects, conducting and supervising field and laboratory work, programming dataloggers, building environmental sensor networks, managing databases, conducting statistical and spatial analyses... view full profile for Michael Dan Giza Senior Environmental Scientist Dan has over 10 years of experience as a consultant and research biologist working on fish passage and protection issues at various types of water intakes. His capabilities include laboratory and field project management and design, data management and analysis, and report writing... Dan has over 10 years of experience as a consultant and research biologist working on fish passage and protection issues at various types of water intakes. His capabilities include laboratory and field project management and design, data management and analysis, and report writing... view full profile for Dan Anthony Russo, CE, PWS Principal Scientist / Vice President Tony has more than 37 years of experience as a project manager, environmental scientist, and consultant with broad experience in the assessment, planning and delivery of multidisciplinary planning and infrastructure projects for municipal, industrial and federal clients... Tony has more than 37 years of experience as a project manager, environmental scientist, and consultant with broad experience in the assessment, planning and delivery of multidisciplinary planning and infrastructure projects for municipal, industrial and federal clients... view full profile for Anthony Radhika deSilva, P.h.D., P.E. Principal Engineer / President Dr. DeSilva directs engineering at ASA and specializes in water and wastewater aspects for steam electric generating plants and assists clients with NPDES permit renewals; CWA 316 (a) and (b) related strategies, effluent limitation guidelines (ELG) compliance strategies, design and cost estimates; and wastewater treatment systems. Dr. DeSilva directs engineering at ASA and specializes in water and wastewater aspects for steam electric generating plants and assists clients with NPDES permit renewals; CWA 316 (a) and (b) related strategies, effluent limitation guidelines (ELG) compliance strategies, design and cost estimates; and wastewater treatment systems. view full profile for Radhika James McLaren, P.h.D. Principal Scientist Dr. McLaren has over 40 years of consulting experience in aquatic impact assessments and ecological studies in marine, estuarine, and freshwater aquatic habitats. His areas of expertise include hydropower licensing and permitting, natural resource damage assessments, thermal ecology and impact assessment. Dr. McLaren has over 40 years of consulting experience in aquatic impact assessments and ecological studies in marine, estuarine, and freshwater aquatic habitats. His areas of expertise include hydropower licensing and permitting, natural resource damage assessments, thermal ecology and impact assessment. view full profile for James John Young, P.h.D. Principal Scientist / Vice President Dr. Young has over 40 years of consulting experience in aquatic impact assessments and ecological studies in marine, estuarine, and freshwater aquatic habitats. His areas of expertise include study design, statistics, ecological modeling and quantitative impact assessments. Dr. Young has over 40 years of consulting experience in aquatic impact assessments and ecological studies in marine, estuarine, and freshwater aquatic habitats. His areas of expertise include study design, statistics, ecological modeling and quantitative impact assessments. view full profile for John William Dey Principal Scientist / Vice President Mr. Dey has more than 40 years of experience conducting ecological risk, damage, and impact assessments and studies in marine, estuarine, and freshwater aquatic habitats. He areas of expertise include quantitative risk, impact and economic benefits assessments. Mr. Dey has more than 40 years of experience conducting ecological risk, damage, and impact assessments and studies in marine, estuarine, and freshwater aquatic habitats. He areas of expertise include quantitative risk, impact and economic benefits assessments. view full profile for William

Our Team is experienced in :Data Management & Statistical Analysis.GIS and Habitat Mapping.Aquatic/Effluent Toxicity Studies.Biothermal Assessment.Regulatory Compliance Review.Water Quality Monitoring.Engineering Services for §316(b) Compliance.Threatened & Endangered Species Assessment.Wetlands Delineation.Hydropower Licensing.Habitat Assessment.Acoustic Radiotelemetry Studies.GIS and LiDAR Collection.§ 316(a) & 316(b) Compliance.Instream Data Mapping.Environmental Engineering .Biological Monitoring.Database Design & Management.Entrainment Survival Assessments.§ 122.21(r) Reporting.Agency Consultation.Bathymetric Surveys.Fish Impingement & Survival Assessments.Terrestrial Surveys & Assessments.Cultural Resource Assessments & Plans.Aquatic Surveys & Assessments.Fish Passage.Natural Resource Management.

Our Team


ASA is joined by widely recognized staff, experienced technicians, and dedicated consultants working together as a team to provide top quality consulting expertise and organizational responsiveness. Click the portraits above to view our key management’s credentials and experience.

Professional Affilliations

Our Staff maintain affiliations and memberships with many organizations for continuing professional education, allowing staff to stay current on scientific research, professional certification, and technical skills. The quality and integrity of ASA’s work with regulatory agencies is imperative – the data ASA collects and reports is commonly relied upon for making regulatory decisions.