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.
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.
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.
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.
Christine Lan, Senior Project Manager
Ms. Lan is an environmental compliance practitioner with over 7 years of experience in planning and environmental analysis. Her background in transportation and school planning gave her the necessary understanding to successfully manage CEQA and NEPA projects for the federal, state, and local agencies.
Michelle Fleishman, Staff Planner
Ms. Fleishman is a staff planner with experience in CEQA documentation and environmental restoration efforts. Her interests in sustainability and social equity pair with her knowledge of CEQA implementation to provide a unique insight into projects. Ms. Fleishman completed a Focused Environmental Impact Report as part of a final project in her senior year of university, which included graphics, tables, and major research pertaining to specific biological resources found in the area.
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.
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.
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.
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.