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Meet the Team

Steven Riberdy, M.S., PWS, CWB, CE, CERP, PSS

Mr. Riberdy, Founder and Senior Ecologist, has a Master’s Degree (M.S.) in Wetland Conservation and Wildlife from UMASS-Amherst and over 23 years of experience in performing wetland, wildlife and rare species work throughout New England for a variety of clients and projects ranging from single family home lots to large parcels over 1,000 acres in size to corridor projects over 30 miles in length.

In 2022, he formalized Boghunter Ecological Services, LLC to be able to work more directly with clients, providing one on one service in a responsive and cost-effective manner.  Mr. Riberdy has extensive experience in providing rare species surveys, assessments, habitat management planning, permitting, mitigation and restoration, and is well suited to navigate the complex Massachusetts Endangered Species Act (MESA) regulations and permitting processes.

He is familiar with all federal, state and local laws and regulations relative to wetlands and natural resource permitting, having executed hundreds of successful projects over his career.  He is a registered Professional Wetland Scientist (PWS), Certified Wildlife Biologist (CWB), Certified Ecologist (CE) and Certified Ecological Restoration Practitioner (CERP), in addition to being an accomplished soil scientist and Professional Soil Scientist (PSS) in Connecticut. These credentials and extensive working knowledge of ecology, regulations, and permitting processes makes BES an excellent choice for your project.

Nicole Hayes – Wetland Scientist

Ms. Hayes has a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Biology from Roger Williams University and over 22 years of experience in performing wetland, wildlife and rare species work throughout New England. Ms. Hayes has extensive experience in providing rare species surveys, assessments, habitat management planning, permitting, mitigation and restoration, and is well suited to navigate the complex Massachusetts Endangered Species Act (MESA) regulations and permitting processes.  She is familiar with all federal, state, and local laws and regulations relative to wetlands and natural resource permitting, having executed hundreds of successful projects over her career.  She is a registered Professional Wetland Scientist (PWS), Certified Wildlife Biologist (CWB), Certified Ecologist (CE) and Certified Ecological Restoration Practitioner (CERP), in addition to being an accomplished soil scientist and Professional Soil Scientist (PSS) in Connecticut.

Mark Arnold – Wetland Engineer

Mark Arnold was raised in Central Massachusetts. After completing a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), Mark worked in the GeoStructural Engineering Consulting, which included extensive lab and fieldwork focused on soil evaluation and slope stability across the US. While working on heavy construction sites, Mark completed several master’s level classes in GeoStructural Engineering concentrating on structural and slope stability design and modeling. While working for Goddard Consulting, Mark received a master’s degree in Soil Science from UMass Amherst in 2022 to build on his civil engineering background. Since, 2015 Mark has directly supervised the construction of dozens of wetland replication areas, stream crossings (bridges and culverts) and provided consulting services for projects near Resource Areas. As a Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control (CPESC), Mark has provided Environmental Monitor services to dozens of sites across Massachusetts for both municipalities and property owners, from solar farms to large subdivisions and commercial development. As a Massachusetts Licensed Soil Evaluator for Title V septic testing, Mark has helped dozens of owners create buildable lots by finding suitable locations for septic systems.

Tim McGuire – Sr. Wildlife Biologist

Tim McGuire has been a Wildlife Biologist and Wetland Scientist Goddard Consulting since 2019. Tim received a Bachelor of Science in Wildlife Ecology from the University of Maine and is a leading biologist of Goddard Consulting’s Wildlife Department. As a listed permittee on dozens of NHESP approved Scientific Collection Permits, Tim has a great deal of experience performing surveys for MESA listed reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates, and plants. As an avid birder, Tim has a keen interest in ornithology and has performed point count surveys for birds across North, Central, and South America.

Tim has compiled a variety of permits under the Wetlands Protection Act and the Massachusetts Endangered Species Act for projects including but not limited to residential subdivisions, large scale photovoltaic solar arrays, and single-family houses.

Mitch Maslanka – Wetland Scientist

Mitch Maslanka is a Wetland Scientist and Project Manager at Goddard Consulting’s main office in Northborough, Massachusetts. Mitch graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2019 with a bachelor’s degree in Natural Resources Conservation. He has an academic background in plant & soil science as well as natural resource policy and administration. He has managed projects at Goddard Consulting with proven success in accurately identifying wetland resource areas, obtaining project approvals from local Conservation Commissions and DEP, and supervising construction activities within sensitive wetland resource areas. Mitch has a strong professional presence within the wetland science sector and looks forward to assisting any client in need of his services. His services include, but are not limited to wetland delineation, wetland permitting, enforcement order resolution, wetland restoration, wetland replication, construction supervision/monitoring, GIS, and invasive species management.

Andrew Thibault – Environmental Scientist

Andrew Thibault is an Environmental Scientist working out of Goddard Consulting’s Northborough, Massachusetts office. Andrew graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science from Clark University in 2020, followed by a Master of Science in Environmental Science and Policy from Clark in 2021. Andrew began work at Goddard while finishing his Master’s in the Spring of 2021 and has a year and a half of experience in the position. Andrew holds a Wetland Professional in Training (WPIT) certification with the Society of Wetland Scientists a well as a Wetland Scientist Apprentice License with the State of New Hampshire. Andrew specializes in wetland delineations ranging from single-family house lots to 200-acre parcels full of complex resource areas. Andrew has extensive work identifying local vegetation and drafting planting plans for properties of all types. Andrew also has widespread experience preparing wetland related permits with local conservation commissions and MassDEP throughout Massachusetts. Andrew has helped clients through projects in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine, and Connecticut.

Tom Schutz – Wetland Scientist

Tom is a Wetland Scientist at Goddard Consulting in Massachusetts. Tom graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science and Conservation from Southern New Hampshire University in 2019 and a Master of Science degree in Environmental Science and Policy from Northeastern University in 2021. Tom joined Goddard Consulting immediately after graduating from Northeastern and has worked for the company for one and half years. Tom holds professional certifications such as Wetland Professional in Training (WPIT) as designated by the Society of Wetland Scientists and Wetland Scientist Apprentice as designated by the State of New Hampshire. His specialty is in wetland delineations ranging from single family house lots to 200+acre sites in the states of Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Connecticut. Tom also writes, submits, and attends hearings for wetland-related permits in Massachusetts.

Ryan Roseen – Wildlife Biologist

Ryan Roseen is a Wildlife Biologist with a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science with a
minor is Geographical Information System (GIS) from the University of New England. His
expertise lies in herpetology, and he has a substantial background working with rare turtle
species in Massachusetts including the Blanding’s, eastern box, spotted and most extensively the
wood turtle. Ryan assists with the composition and implementation of Conservation &
Management Permits as well as field work associated with Scientific Collection Permits
including rare species surveys, vernal pool surveys and wildlife habitat evaluations.

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