Key Personnel

Maria Adkins – Owner/Principal

Environmental Biologist
Founder of Adkins Consulting Inc. in 2003, Maria has a B.S. in Environmental Biology with a minor in Chemistry from Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado. She successfully leads the ACI team with particular expertise in NEPA and ESA compliance. Maria has managed several thousand environmental projects during her career, some of which include: overseeing field investigations, coordinating project logistics and facilitating agency and client consultation. Maria has maintained strong relationships with her clients throughout the years. 

Lori Gregory

Wildlife Biologist
Lori has a B.S from New Mexico State University in Las Cruses, New Mexico majoring in Wildlife Biology with a minor in Research Biology. She has extensive knowledge of the Colorado plateau’s avian and big game species and has been a research specialist for Adkins Consulting since 2010. Having grown up in the Navajo region Lori has a fondness for working with Tribal personal and has successfully moved projects through the Navajo Nation NEPA permitting process. She also specializes in acquiring ancillary oil and gas related permits such as Department of Transportation and Colorado County permits.

Sarah McCloskey

Environmental Specialist/Biologist
Sarah has a M.S. in Environmental Science from Alaska Pacific University in Anchorage, Alaska and a B.S. in Biology from New Mexico State University in Las Cruses, New Mexico. She has extensive experience in field surveying methods, GIS mapping, flora and fauna identification and multi-agency collaboration. She has prior experience as a field biologist in Alaska, California and New Mexico.

Andrew Parker

Project Scientist
Andrew has a Masters in Geographical Information System (MGIS) from Penn State University and a background in geology and computer science. He has extensive experience in groundwater and soil remediation and reclamation; and contaminate fate and transport modeling. Mr. Parker has managed environmental projects in Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, Utah, Washington, and California for the oil, gas, real estate, and natural resource industries. His experience extends to oil and gas drilling operations, reserve pit permitting and oil field closures.

Brooke Hunger

Administrative Support/Government Procurement
Brooke has over 5 years of experience as an administrative assistant. Her extensive software skills, strong communication skills and knowledge of report preparation and data entry/analysis play an valuable role in ACI’s QA/QC process. Brooke also manages ACI’s government contract procurement department.