Meet Dana Carlisle, PE
Principal Environmental Engineer

Environmental engineering
Property transaction
due diligence
Remediation design
Regulatory closure/
no further action

Redmond, WA


Dana first became interested in environmental engineering when she was a Peace Corps volunteer in Botswana, where she saw firsthand the potential for engineering solutions to improve the health and well-being of people throughout the developing world. She returned to the U.S. inspired to pursue a master’s degree in civil engineering. A research internship led to an education and training manual Dana developed about managing hazardous waste and controlling erosion and sedimentation during development construction. The many developers and contractors she met as while researching these challenging issues laid the groundwork for the environmental consulting practice she embarked upon after graduation.

As technical professional at GeoEngineers for more than 25 years, Dana has extensive project and people experience. She initially worked on hundreds of environmental remediation projects in Washington, Oregon and Hawaii for oil companies dealing with hazardous wastes, and leaking underground storage tanks at gas stations, bulk plants and fuel terminals. Dana’s practice includes diverse teams of developers, municipalities and public transit clients whose projects typically benefit from a full suite of GeoEngineers’ services. 

In addition to her technical practice, Dana has held a number of management positions at GeoEngineers. She spent five years as Managing Principal of the Redmond, Seattle and Everett offices and is serving her third term on GeoEngineers’ Board of Directors. 

Dana’s business acumen is strengthened through other responsibilities outside of work, including management of her family’s commercial real estate investment properties. Her leisure time includes training to keep up a streak of 30 consecutive years in the Sound to Narrows 12K.


  • City of Redmond, Human Services Commission, Volunteer Commissioner appointed April 2017
  • Volunteer, Home Building with DOXA and Carlisle Classic Homes, Tijuana, 2013 and 2015
  • Past Advisory Board Member, University of Washington Commercial Real Estate Certificate Program
  • Past Campaign Coordinator, United Way of King County Workplace Giving Campaign

Recent Field Notes

Creating Remarkable Neighborhoods
By Dana Carlisle, Jul 26, 2012
At GeoEngineers, I have been very fortunate to be involved with a...