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LACO Welcomes Students Back to School

LACO sends a warm welcome to all students and faculty starting the 2016/2017 school year at Humboldt State University (HSU). Over 30% of the firm’s staff members (80% of owners) are members of HSU Alumni, and those members can recall their experiences during the first few weeks of school. The start of a new school year always brings excitement. LACO encourages internships as they provide hands on experience and support the classwork. If interested in an internship with the firm, inquires can be directed to [email protected] or Kara Clower at (707) 443-5054. The firm recognizes HSU as a leading institution in education and plans to add additional HSU Alumni to their team. LACO wishes a happy school year to all. Go Jacks!
HSU Alumni
LACO Staff Alumni
Frank Bickner, PG (1984 BS, MS Geology & Watershed Sciences) – Chairman & Principal Geologist
Gary S. Lester (BA Botany) – Senior Biologist
Gary L. Manhart, CEG (1991 BS Geology/Earth Science, General) – Senior Engineering Geologist
T. Scott Kelly, PE (Teaching Certificate) – Principal Engineer
Susan P. Clower, CPA (1994 BS Business) - Controller/CFO
Michael D. Nelson, AICP (1994 BS Appropriate Technology Engineering) - President/CEO & Director of Planning
Christopher J. Watt, CEG, CHG (1995 BS Geology) - Vice President & Principal Geologist
Rodney Wilburn, PE (1999 BS Environmental Resource Engineering) - Director of Civil Engineering
Elizabeth A. Burks, AICP (2002 BS Natural Resources Planning) – Planning Department Manager
Deirdre N. Clem (2004 BA Geography & Natural Resource Planning) – Senior Planner
Kara A. Clower (2005 BA Liberal Studies Elementary Education) – Business Manager
Robert Voeks (2013 BS Geology) – Staff Geologist
Brian Wallace, EIT (2014 Environmental Resources Engineering, Water Resources) – Assistant Engineer
Jessica Carenco (2014 BA Studio Art) – Administrative Assistant
Steven Medina (2015 BS Geology) – Staff Geologist
Vanessa Davis (2015 BA Geology) – Staff Geologist
Jimmy Cookman (2015 BA English Language & Literature/Letters) – Copy Editor/Administrative Assistant
Madison Green (2015 BS Business Administration Emphasis in Management) – Administrative Manager


Special Guest in Photo
Kenneth Zanzi (1966 BS Fisheries Biology) – Owner of Mad River Parkway Business Center & LACO’s Client