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Meet the Forestry, Carbon, and GHG Services Team

Currently our Forestry, Carbon and GHG Services team comprise of nine staff members located in Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, Florida, Nevada, and California; however, it’s not often that you actually find them in their home states, let alone the U.S.


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Janice P. McMahon

Forestry, Carbon and
GHG Services Division Director
M.S. Wildlife Science – Auburn University, 2000
B.S. Wildlife Ecology and Conservation with
Minors in Forestry and Zoology – University of Florida, 1998


Ms. McMahon is the Forestry, Carbon, and Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Services Division Director for ESI, with over 15 years of experience in ecology, forestry, natural resources, GHG emissions inventory and reduction projects, and GHG validations/verifications. Ms. McMahon specializes in natural resource management projects including carbon sequestration feasibility assessments, development/implementation of management plans for enhancement of ecosystem services, assessment of GHG emissions and reductions, development of environmental asset tracking programs, GHG validations and verifications, endangered/ threatened species assessments, habitat management plans, and integrated ecosystem services plans. She is a Certified Wildlife Biologist under The Wildlife Society (TWS) guidelines and is also a CSA Standards Certified GHG Verifier and Inventory Quantifier.

Ms. McMahon was instrumental in establishing ESI as an authorized GHG validator/verifier for The Climate Registry (TCR), British Columbia Reporting Regulation (BC Reg. 272/2009), Verified Carbon Standard (VCS), Climate Action Reserve (CAR), California Air Resource Board (ARB), American Carbon Registry (ACR), CarbonFix Standard (CFS), Pacific Carbon Trust (PCT), Natural Forest Standard (NFS), Plan Vivo, and Climate Community, and Biodiversity Alliance (CCBA). Ms. McMahon led ESI through the process of receiving accreditation from American National Standards Institute (ANSI) under ISO 14065:2013 for greenhouse gas validation and verification bodies. The scope of accreditation includes ISO 14065:2013, ISO 14064-3:2006, verification/validation of assertions related to greenhouse gas emission reductions and removals at the project level for Land Use and Forestry (Group 3), and verification of assertions related to GHG emissions and removals at the organizational level for the following sectors: General (Group 1), Manufacturing (Group 2), Power Generation (Group 3), Mining and Mineral Production (Group 5), Metals Production (Group 6), Chemical Productions (Group 7), Oil and Gas (Group 8), Waste (Group 9).

Ms. McMahon is responsible for leading the Forestry, Carbon, and GHG Services Division, which includes client and team coordination, proposal preparation and review, marketing presentations, maintenance of ESI’s ANSI accreditation and Management System, and quality assurance and quality control for projects in the United States as well as the international market. Ms. McMahon also leads lectures and seminars throughout the United States and internationally regarding the carbon markets and opportunities and GHG validations/verifications. 


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Shawn McMahon

Senior Manager/Senior Forester /Lead GHG Validator - Verifier
B.S. Forest Resource Management – University of Florida, 2000


Mr. McMahon is a Senior Manager and Lead Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Validator/Verifier for the Forestry, Carbon, and GHG Services Division of ESI, with over 15 years of experience in forestry, ecology, natural resource management, arboricultural, and GHG reduction/removal projects. Mr. McMahon specializes in GHG validations/ verifications, carbon sequestration project development, development/implementation of management plans for enhancement of carbon stocks, development of carbon and environmental asset tracking programs, arboricultural and biological assessments, land management, habitat assessments, endangered/threatened species surveys, and ecosystem services assessment/planning.  He is a Certified Forester under the Society of American Foresters, and a Verified Carbon Standard AFOLU-Wetland Restoration and Conservation expert. Mr. McMahon is approved to conduct GHG validations and/or verification for the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS), California Air Resources Board (ARB), Climate Action Reserve (CAR), American Carbon Registry (ACR), CarbonFix Standard (CFS), Pacific Carbon Trust (PCT), and Climate Community, and Biodiversity Alliance (CCBA) and has conducted GHG validations/ verifications of numerous carbon sequestration projects around the world.

At ESI, Mr. McMahon is responsible for team management, client coordination, and performance of senior technical project management, such as conducting third-party, independent GHG validations and verifications.  Mr. McMahon also leads lectures and seminars throughout the United States regarding sustainable resource topics, forest carbon project development and verification.


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Caitlin L. Sellers

Senior Forester /Lead GHG Validator - Verifier
B.S. Forest Resources and Conservation – University of Florida, 2004


Ms. Sellers is a Senior Scientist/Forester and Lead Validator/Verifier for the Forestry, Carbon, and Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Services Division of ESI, with over 10 years of experience in forestry, ecology, and natural resource management.  She is a Certified Forester under the Society of American Foresters, Certified Lead Verifier for the Climate Action Reserve and Certified Lead Verifier for the California Air Resource Board. As a Senior Scientist/Forester, she has gained experience with GHG reduction/removal validation/verification projects; carbon sequestration feasibility assessments; wetlands delineation and permitting; threatened and endangered wildlife species surveys and monitoring, mitigation, and conservation easements; and ecosystem services planning.

At ESI, Ms. Sellers is responsible for project management and client coordination, while being responsible for technical services such as GHG validations/verifications, forest inventories and assessments, vegetative community characterizations, and feasibility assessments.


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Dr. Guy Pinjuv

Senior Scientist / Lead GHG Validator - Verifier
PhD. Forest Modeling – University of Canterbury, 2006
M.S. Forestry Economics – Northern Arizona University, 2000
B.A. Physics – University of Montana, 1998
B.S. Forestry – University of Montana, 1997


Dr. Pinjuv is a Senior Scientist and Lead Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Validator/Verifier for the Forestry, Carbon, and GHG Services Division of ESI, with over 13 years of experience. Dr. Pinjuv’s expertise lies in forest carbon growth modeling, carbon project development, forest offset project validation and/or verification and forestry related methodology assessments.

Prior to joining ESI in September 2013, he worked with Village Corps, where he was the Vice President of Agroforestry and Carbon Finance responsible for large scale implementation and design of Agroecological solutions to climate change and food security. Dr. Pinjuv was also the CEO and founder of Ptarmigan Forestry and Carbon Consulting LLC, which focused on eco asset related strategic planning, carbon project development, and verification. While with Ptarmigan, he acted as the Monitoring Reporting and Verification Specialist for the USAID East Africa Re-Greening Study which contributed to methodologies reducing GHG emissions for scaling-up/applying elsewhere. Results also contributed to national thinking on REDD+/GCC policy and practice development, biodiversity conservation in the sense of USAID funding, and contributed to other co-benefits (such as GCC adaptation, food security, socioeconomic, gender equity, and livelihoods). His skill set of natural resource economics, growth modeling, statistics, biometrics and forestry is essential to project development while his experience as an auditor provides valuable insight to the project validation process.

Dr. Pinjuv also previously worked as a Biodiversity Fellow with The Carbon War Room working on profitable solutions to curb deforestation and habitat loss in Brazil. He has been a forest Ecophysiological Modeler and Forest Economist with the Pacific Northwest Research Station of the USDA Forest Service.


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Jonathan A. Pomp

Senior Forester
M.S. Forestry – West Virginia University, 2008
B.S. Forestry Resources Management – West Virginia University, 2006


Mr. Pomp is a Senior Forester for the Forestry, Carbon, and Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Services Division of ESI.  He has a very diverse forestry-related background with over five years of professional experience.  Mr. Pomp’s specialties include forest/fire ecology, forest inventory, growth/yield modeling and associated biological and financial analyses, forest carbon offsets, forestry reclamation/reforestation of disturbed sites, and Right-of-Way (ROW) vegetation management.

For more than half of his professional career, Mr. Pomp has specialized in the area of forest carbon offset consulting, design and implementation, quantification & analysis, marketing, strategy development, project development, and validation/verification. He has managed Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX) Managed Forest projects and has extensive experience  in conducting various forest carbon inventories and market feasibility studies.  At ESI, Mr. Pomp is responsible for GHG forestry offset project validations/verifications, forest biometrics, project scoping analyses, and field assessments for projects around the world.

Mr. Pomp has wide-ranging experience with forestry offset projects under rule sets of the CCX, the Climate Action Reserve (Reserve), the California Environmental Protection Agency’s Air Resources Board (ARB), the United States Department of Energy (US DOE) 1605(b), various Over-the-Counter (OTC) scenarios, the Duke standard (Harnessing Farms and Forests in a Low-Carbon Economy), the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), the Climate, Community, and Biodiversity Alliance (CCBA), the American Carbon Registry (ACR), International Standards Organization (ISO) International Standards, and the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS).  He has spoken at various venues and has co-authored informative articles pertaining to carbon markets and forestry offset opportunities.

Mr. Pomp is a professional member of The Society of American Foresters (SAF), and is currently a Certified Forester (CF) with the organization; he also serves on the Executive Committee for the WV Division.  He is a Registered Professional Forester in West Virginia (WV) and a Certified Arborist with the International Society of Arboriculture.  Mr. Pomp is also a Certified Commercial Pesticide Applicator in WV with authorization to apply herbicides for vegetation management in forests and ROWs.


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Richard L. Scharf

Senior Scientist, NCLSS, SC Soil Classifier
M.S. Soil Science – Iowa State University, 1989
B.S. Natural Resource Conservation – University of Connecticut, 1981


Mr. Scharf is a soil scientist with over twenty-five years of experience in a variety of soils-related projects. His expertise includes soil mapping for wastewater disposal, agroforestry, wildlife management, plant habitat, wetland delineations, carbon offset/methodology validations, and GHG project validations/verifications. His project management experience includes both private and public sector projects in South Carolina, North Carolina, Iowa, Michigan and Connecticut.

Mr. Scharf serves as a Senior Scientist and his duties include managing and conducting soils work for onsite and municipal wastewater projects, stormwater projects and wetland delineation as well as providing expertise and experience on carbon offset projects/methodologies associated with agricultural land management and/or soil carbon pools. Mr. Scharf is a North Carolina Licenses Soil Scientist and a South Carolina Registered Soil Classifier.


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Matthew P. Perkowski

Project Forester/Biometrician
M.S.F. Forest Resource Management – West Virginia University, 2008
B.S.F. Forest Resource Management – West Virginia University, 2005


Mr. Perkowski is a Project Forester and Biometrician for the Forestry, Carbon and Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Services Division of ESI. His responsibilities include meeting the internal and external client objectives in the fields of forest inventory and sampling, growth and yield modeling, and directly in support of offset validation/verification projects.  In addition, he is focusing on streamlining and developing quantitative tools for the GHG group as part of ongoing continuous improvement efforts. This latter focus assures increasing product and service value for clients.

For a majority of his professional career, Mr. Perkowski worked in timber market and forestry supply chain analysis. He incorporated his academic background experience in forest biometrics, growth and yield modeling, and related matters to various projects throughout this period. Additionally, Mr. Perkowski spent considerable time developing software routines to automate the collation and analysis of millions of transactional data records to ensure statistical accuracy and expedience.

Mr. Perkowski is a professional member of The Society of American Foresters (SAF) and is working toward certification as a Certified Forester within this organization. He is also a Certified Project Specialist for the U.S. Forestry and Urban Forestry Protocols of the Californian Air Resource Board.


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Eric M. Jaeschke

Project Forester / Remote Sensing Specialist
M.S. Forestry – North Carolina State University, 2013
M.S. Forestry – University of Helsinki, Finland, 2013
B.S. Forestry Resources Management – West Virginia University, 2008

 

Mr. Jaeschke serves as Forester and Remote Sensing Specialist for the Forestry, Carbon, and Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Services Division of ESI. His duties include support for carbon offsetting projects through validations/verifications under various rule sets, technical remote sensing responsibilities including aerial image processing and interpretation, photogrammetry, and digital cartography.

He has 4 years of experience in the field of forestry, remote sensing, hydrology, and related matters. Mr. Jaeschke’s specialties include forest management planning, land cover mapping, GIS analysis, statistical data analysis of natural resources, watershed delineation or lowland areas, and hydrologic modeling. 

For much of his professional career, Mr. Jaeschke has worked for the USDA Forest Service on projects ranging from regional timber management to bark beetle impact studies. Land cover mapping and field validation have been an integral part of his work in a variety of settings. He has also spent considerable time on forest hydrology topics, including water quality and recent MSc research on the active contributing area and hydrologic behavior of a managed forest wetland in North Carolina. 

Mr. Jaeschke is a professional member of The Society of American Foresters (SAF), and has applied to become a Certified Forester with the organization. He is a Certified Arborist with the International Society of Arboriculture.


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Rosie Brainard

Executive Administrative Assistant

 


Ms. Brainard is the Executive Administrative Assistant, as well as the heart and soul of the Forestry, Carbon, and Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Services Division of ESI.  Her responsibilities include proposal writing, accounting, client coordination, ANSI accreditation maintenance, chief caretaker of ESI’s Management System Manual, travel agent, general jack-of-all-trades, and pretty much keeps the rest of the team in line and out of trouble.