Farallon in the Community

Farallon Consulting Proudly Supports Take a Swing Against Hunger
July 18, 2017
Farallon Consulting is a proud sponsor of the 5th Annual Benefit Golf Tournament, Take a Swing Against Hunger, on July 28, 2017.  Every summer, environmental services practitioners in Washington join forces at the annual tournament to direct their energies toward a common goal:  collectively raising money for Northwest Harvest. Northwest Harvest is the only non-profit food bank distributor...
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Farallon After Hours: Ken Scott, A Job Done Right
July 11, 2017
Farallon Project Scientist Ken Scott grew up hiking and skiing in the San Francisco mountains near Flagstaff, Arizona.  “We lived in the country with a horse and chickens, surrounded by the Coconino National Forest,” he recalls.  “Because I grew up surrounded by nature, I’m passionate about plants, wildlife, and saving the planet.”  While visiting family in Washington, Ken fell in love with the...
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Farallon Headquarters Comes Together Under One Roof
June 22, 2017
After several years of planning, our Issaquah office is coming together under one roof.  Approximately 45 employees work in the two-story office building that originally housed a printing business and now serves as Farallon headquarters.  We initially shared the second floor with another tenant, and space was limited.  As the firm expanded, some employees moved to a leased site across the street...
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Going Greener for 5 years
February 20, 2017
January 2017 marks the 5-year anniversary of Farallon's announced commitment to Going Greener.  From volunteering to composting, recycling to reusing, Farallon has made significant progress since 2012.  A Green Team that includes a lead from each of Farallon’s nine offices was formed to facilitate green events across the firm.  Green focuses have included reducing use of electricity and paper,...
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Charitable Giving, Farallon Style
January 18, 2017
Throughout the year, Farallon offices help our communities via volunteer activities such as cleaning up roads and streams, marking storm drains, and sorting food and goods for charity agencies.  Farallon wrapped up 2016 with a month-long event that kicked off with an evening of volunteering at Eastside Baby Corner in Issaquah, Washington, was followed by a drive to collect diapers and blankets,...
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Lori Pettegrew Named Farallon Principal
December 13, 2016
Farallon is proud to announce that Lori Pettegrew has been promoted to Principal Environmental Scientist.  Lori’s 25 years of industry experience includes regulatory compliance, stormwater program management and implementation, and waste discharge permitting.  In her 2 years with Farallon, Lori has become the firm’s California stormwater expert. “Lori is an integral part of the Farallon...
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Farallon After Hours: Lyndsey Needham - Healing Body and Mind
December 1, 2016
Farallon Project Geologist Lyndsey Needham helps others negotiate the road to recovery. Lyndsey really was born a coal miner’s daughter.  During her journey from Appalachia to the Pacific Northwest, Lyndsey has been in both the right place at the right time and the wrong place at the wrong time, and has overcome tremendous challenges along the way. After graduating from Boise State University...
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Farallon After Hours: Brenden Taylor Rocks On
October 27, 2016
Farallon newbie Brenden Taylor brought more than his 9 years of experience in subsurface and due diligence investigations when he joined Farallon’s Irvine, California office in July.  He also brought some serious music cred. “I’ve been involved in music since I was 5 years old,” Brenden says, “and I started playing drums at the age of 12.  I got my first paid music job in high school and I was...
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Farallon After Hours: Bonnie Willis Stitches for Love
October 10, 2016
Farallon Technical Editor Bonnie Willis turned a lifelong hobby into a source of comfort for children with serious illnesses. Bonnie, who has ensured the quality of Farallon’s documents for the past 10 years, has been a needleworker from childhood.  During long Midwest winters, Bonnie learned to knit and crochet, and tried her hand at needlepoint before discovering her niche in cross-stitching...
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Farallon 2016 Intern Valerie LeCompte
July 29, 2016
Valerie LeCompte, a geology student in the Department of Earth and Space Sciences at the University of Washington, is Farallon’s 2016 intern.  After moving from Michigan to Seattle in 2010, she discovered the differences between the Great Lakes water system she was familiar with, and water conditions on the West Coast such as the drought in California and eastern Washington.  Seeing the fragility...
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