With Teamwork

WE CAN SUCCEED

Our diversity gives us strength.

A company is only as valuable as its staff.

At Meridian Consultants, we truly believe our employees are our most important asset. We pride ourselves on our ability to work as a team to provide our clients with outstanding results. 

Joe Gibson, Partner
Joe Gibson, Partner

Mr. Gibson has more than 40 years of experience managing and conducting environmental studies related to water resource projects throughout the United States. His clients have included federal, state, and local government agencies as well as private-sector clients. Contact him: jgibson@meridianconsultantsllc.com (805) 367-5726

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Tony Locacciato, Partner
Tony Locacciato, Partner

Mr. Locacciato is an urban and regional planner with more than 30 years of diverse experience in planning and environmental analysis. His background in consulting, public sector planning, and private development results in an understanding of the relationships between land use regulations, environmental impacts, and the implementation of projects. Contact him: tlocacciato@meridianconsultantsllc.com (805) 367-5725

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Christ Kirikian, Principal/Director of Air Quality & Acoustice
Christ Kirikian, Principal/Director of Air Quality & Acoustice

Mr. Kirikian’s experience related to Air Quality and Climate Change includes preparing air pollutant emissions inventories, dispersion modeling, and health risk assessments (HRAs) for residential, commercial, and transportation projects utilizing the CalEEMod and AERMOD models. Mr. Kirikian’s experience related to Noise includes assessment of a variety of mobile (aviation and vehicle) and stationary noise sources associated with urban development and infrastructure projects, with specific expertise in utilizing SoundPLAN, Aviation Environmental Design Tool, and FHWA TNM models. Contact him: ckirikian@meridianconsultantsllc.com (805) 413-4187

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Joe Gibson, Partner
Joe Gibson, Partner

Mr. Gibson has more than 40 years of experience managing and conducting environmental studies related to water resource projects throughout the United States. His clients have included federal, state, and local government agencies as well as private-sector clients. Contact him: jgibson@meridianconsultantsllc.com (805) 367-5726

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TECHNICAL STAFF

Ned Baldwin, Senior Project Manager
Ned Baldwin, Senior Project Manager

Mr. Baldwin has more than 20 years of varied experience in urban planning, environmental analysis, and real estate consulting. Throughout his career, he has successfully managed and contributed to the preparation of environmental documentation in compliance with CEQA as well as NEPA Mr. Baldwin’s project experience includes multifamily developments; retail and commercial sites; schools; parks and recreation facilities; and transportation infrastructure. Contact him: nbaldwin@meridianconsultantsllc.com (805) 413-4185

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Leanna Williams, Senior Project Manager
Leanna Williams, Senior Project Manager

Ms. Williams is a Senior Project Manager with Meridian Consultants with extensive CEQA and NEPA compliance experience working with federal, state and local government agencies. Contact her: lwilliams@meridianconsultantsllc.com (213) 335-3434

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Michael Levi, Staff Planner
Michael Levi, Staff Planner

Mr. Levi is an urban planner with 1 year of experience in planning and environmental analysis. His background in urban planning, political science, transportation finance planning, and environmental analysis results in an understanding of the relationships between land use regulations, transportation, and environmental impacts. Mr. Levi has experience in urban planning; Project Environmental Impact Reports (EIRs), Initial Studies, and Mitigated Negative Declarations (MNDs), and Categorical Exemptions. Mr. Levi has been involved in the environmental review of commercial and mixed-use projects in urban settings for communities throughout Southern California.

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Ned Baldwin, Senior Project Manager
Ned Baldwin, Senior Project Manager

Mr. Baldwin has more than 20 years of varied experience in urban planning, environmental analysis, and real estate consulting. Throughout his career, he has successfully managed and contributed to the preparation of environmental documentation in compliance with CEQA as well as NEPA Mr. Baldwin’s project experience includes multifamily developments; retail and commercial sites; schools; parks and recreation facilities; and transportation infrastructure. Contact him: nbaldwin@meridianconsultantsllc.com (805) 413-4185

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SUPPORT STAFF

Lisa Maturkanic, Senior Administrative Operations Manager
Lisa Maturkanic, Senior Administrative Operations Manager

Mrs. Maturkanic has more than 10 years of administrative and publications experience in the environmental consulting industry. Her experience includes managing special projects, word processing, editing, graphics design and coordination, document production and distribution, and project support. Her roles with Meridian include office management, managing time and budgets for the publications department, and designing and implementing protocols for use by the firm. Contact her: lmaturkanic@meridianconsultantsllc.com (805) 367-5735

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Matt Lechuga, Marketing Manager
Matt Lechuga, Marketing Manager

As Marketing Manager, Mr. Lechuga directs Meridian's marketing activities and is responsible for developing and implementing marketing programs and plans to support the expansion of the firm's market presence and growth. He leads efforts such as preparing and submitting proposals, working with technical staff on the creation of engaging and informative content, developing advertising materials and campaigns to increase brand awareness, and doing market research combined with data collection and analysis to track strategy success. Mr. Lechuga graduated from the University of Arizona with a degree in Journalism and recently completed his MBA at the University of La Verne. Prior to working at Meridian he developed graphic design, layout and editing skills working at newspapers in Arizona and California. Contact him: mlechuga@meridianconsultantsllc.com (805) 419-2559

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Thomas Brauer, Graphics Specialist
Thomas Brauer, Graphics Specialist

Mr. Brauer is Meridian's premiere graphics design and coordinator. Looking at a project from conception, Mr. Brauer uses his experience and expertise to assess graphics needs and make recommendations to the project managers which maximize project budgets and time efficiency. Tom has been in the environmental consulting industry for over 15 years. In addition, he has experience in GIS and AutoCad. Contact him: tbrauer@meridianconsultantsllc.com (805) 367-5720

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Lisa Maturkanic, Senior Administrative Operations Manager
Lisa Maturkanic, Senior Administrative Operations Manager

Mrs. Maturkanic has more than 10 years of administrative and publications experience in the environmental consulting industry. Her experience includes managing special projects, word processing, editing, graphics design and coordination, document production and distribution, and project support. Her roles with Meridian include office management, managing time and budgets for the publications department, and designing and implementing protocols for use by the firm. Contact her: lmaturkanic@meridianconsultantsllc.com (805) 367-5735

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PARTNERS & PRINCIPALS