Meet Dana Carlisle, PE
  
Title
Principal Environmental Engineer

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


Location
Redmond, WA

Hired
1990

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 20 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. Over the past several years, Dana’s expanded 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 second 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 supporting her son in competitive youth soccer and training to keep up a streak of 26 consecutive years in the Sound to Narrows 12K.

Community


  • Team Member, ASFE/The Geoprofessional Business Association Peer Review Program, assessing business and risk-management practices of companies similar to GeoEngineers in other markets and regions
  • Advisory Board Member, University of Washington Commercial Real Estate Certificate Program
  • Campaign Coordinator, United Way of King County Workplace Giving Campaign
  • Volunteer, Home Building with DOXA and Carlisle Classic Homes, Tijuana, 2013

Recent Field Notes


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