Water/Wastewater Group Leader
Rachel has over 20 years of experience leading process and environmental engineering pursuits. Specializing in industrial and municipal water and wastewater compliance, and the optimization of both water use and carbon footprint, she is committed to developing spaces that support a sustainable, cost-effective future for communities and businesses. To do so, she assists both public and private clients in optimizing operations, steam, and cooling usage to reduce water usage. Rachel holds two patents for water recycling in biofuel facilities in addition to specific expertise and experience in biogas recovery and utilization to offset natural gas and reduce carbon footprint.
Passionate about creating more sustainable environments and healthy communities, Rachel is active in the Friends of the Big Sioux River, an organization that works to reduce urban and rural pollution of the Big Sioux River, where she serves as board secretary. She is also a board member for the Tea Area School Sports Booster, dedicated and committed to promoting sports programs for girls.
Achiever | Learner | Analytical | Responsibility | Input
Two patents for developing a system for recycling water to facilitate the production of ethanol.
SD AWWA - T&C Committee, Member
Water Reuse Association, Member
Tea Area School District – Sports Boosters, Vice President
Tea Area Park and Recreation, Volunteer Softball Coach
Dance2, Ballet Instructor
Annual Sioux Falls Landfill Ditch Clean Up, Volunteer
Sioux Empire Water Festival, Volunteer
Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry, Augustana University - Sioux Falls, SD
Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering, Kennedy-Western University - Thousand Oaks, CA