Team

Tricia Scott - Director

Tricia Scott has more than 20 years’ experience in environmental monitoring and project management in New Zealand. Tricia holds a BSc (Biological Sciences) from the University of Auckland, and an NZCS (Paramedical) from Auckland Technological Institute. Tricia has been responsible for the environmental monitoring and resource consent compliance for the Ngawha Geothermal Power Station since its inception in 1996. Tricia, as Director of NZ Environmental Ltd, has coordinated or undertaken a wide range of tasks for projects in both the North and South Islands. Environmental monitoring and assessments continue to be our main project work but we have also advised and managed wetland and subalpine restoration projects. HAIL site assessments have become an increasing part of our work because of the NES legislation (2011). Having a keen interest in renewable energy, the opportunity to be part of a team for four small-scale hydro-schemes in the Canterbury region has been rewarding. There is still a lot more that can be done to improve the environment and we enjoy adding value wherever we can.

Cale Riddle - Environmental Scientist

Cale has worked for NZ Environmental in Northland for more than ten years. Cale holds a BSc Hons (Zoology) from Otago University. His work includes: testing, measuring and monitoring water quality in  geothermal springs, lakes and receiving waters, groundwater, as well as undertaking mudfish surveys, stream flow measurements, soil and plant tissue sampling and managing data collection from a climate station and hydrogen sulphide air monitoring equipment. Cale has strong technical skills and is experienced in field assessment, report writing, meeting facilitation and project management. He has also undertaken specialist training in geochemical analysis, and sediment control monitoring methods. Cale is certified to carry out electric fishing and has worked on several freshwater fish surveys; he has a natural ability with fish identification and habitat assessment. Other work includes soil sampling and processing for contaminated site assessments/ HAIL sites. Cale has a long family history in the Bay of Islands and is a keen diver and fisherman.

Heather Windsor - Hydrologist

Heather is a hydrologist with more than 20 years’ experience working mainly in the central North Island and in Sydney, Australia. Heather holds a BSc (Earth Sciences and Biology) from Waikato University. Her work for Environment Waikato included coastal, and riverine water quality sampling, hydrographic ratings, auditing hydrometric sites and processing data to ISO9002 standard. In Sydney, she worked for Sydney Water testing for contaminants in ground and surface waters. Heather undertakes a wide range of testing in Northland including groundwater, geothermal, lakes, springs and rivers, as well as soil and vegetation sampling for hydrocarbon, heavy metals and other contaminants. Heather has been involved with assessment and remediation of HAIL sites since the inception of the current NES legislation (January 2011). 
Heather is a keen adventurer, water skier and sailor, with a superb sense of humor.

Mike McGlynn - Ecologist

Mike McGlynn is a freshwater fish ecologist with a strong botanical knowledge. Mike has more than 20 years’ work experience in Northland. He worked for the Department of Conservation and the NZ Wildlife Service for 18 years and has been self-employed for the last 2 decades. Mike has been involved in protected natural area work and assembled proposals for QEII covenants and has a wide range of flora and fauna survey experience throughout Northland. He has undertaken several revegetation projects and has specialist knowledge of wetland areas and freshwater fish. Mike is an enthusiastic surfer and a terrific landscape ecologist.

Danette Richards - Environmental Geologist

Danette holds a BSc (Geology) and a MSc (Hons) in Environmental Science from the University of Canterbury. Danette has widespread experience in exploration mining for base metals in Western Australia. Her contaminated site investigations work since her return to New Zealand in 2000 includes petroleum storage facilities, timber treatment plants, landfills, agricultural chemical stores and horticultural sites. Danette has been working in the assessment and remediation of soils on HAIL or contaminated sites since the inception of the current National Environmental Standards (NES) in January 2011.

Karen Miles - Horticulturalist/ Propagator

Karen's passion is plants. Karen has worked for Waiora Landscapes managing the plant nursery there as well as working on several revegetation and restoration projects. Karen is committed to enhancing the natural landscape and has a considerable experience in riparian, landscape and restoration planting.

Jono More – Ecologist

Jono More is an ecologist and artist from rural South Canterbury. In 2005 Jono gained a BSc (Ecology) from the University of Otago, and ever since has been seasonally monitoring various endangered and threatened wildlife species for the Department of Conservation. Specialising in bat research, Jono’s career takes him into some of New Zealand’s greatest wilderness areas working on these remarkable species which are fighting for survival amongst the multitude of introduced mammals which are plaguing the country. In recent years, Jono’s work has also lead him to the Galapagos Islands where he has been involved in numerous different wildlife conservation projects. Jono also enjoys landscape design where he gets the opportunity to combine his botanical knowledge with his artistic eye to create beautiful plantings. We would like to see his vision and talent translated into more landscape plantings in New Zealand.