Monday, July 6, 2015

Three Oaks Engineering Welcomes Mary Frazer, Offers Rare Bat Surveys



DURHAM, NC, July 6, 2014 — Three Oaks Engineering announced today that Mary Frazer has joined the woman-owned Durham, North Carolina-based engineering firm as an environmental scientist and will lead the firm’s new service line of rare bat surveys.

Frazer brings more than 20 years of professional experience to Three Oaks, including 15 years at the North Carolina Department of Transportation, where she worked to assist the Department in complying with the federal Endangered Species Act (ESA) through threatened and endangered species surveys, consultations with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and conservation efforts.  Frazer holds state and federal recovery permits for the collection of rare bats, including the northern long-eared bat, which was listed as a threatened species under the ESA in April 2015.  She is co-chair of the North Carolina Bat Working Group, which works to promote the conservation of bats and their habitats in North Carolina through education and collaborative study. 

“Mary is a great asset to our team,” said Three Oaks principal Michael Wood.  “She is an accomplished biologist whose addition will allow us to offer our clients a broader suite of protected species services, including consulting with the natural resource agencies, assessing potential habit, and conducting formal surveys for rare bats.” 

Three Oaks president Suzanne Unger Young added, “We are excited to welcome Mary to our growing team.  Her passion for her work and commitment to sustainability are a perfect fit for Three Oaks.”

About Three Oaks Engineering

Founded in 2014, Three Oaks Engineering works with clients to accomplish infrastructure projects with careful consideration of community and environmental needs.  With experience on a wide range of projects across the Southeast, coupled with a positive approach and commitment to each client, Three Oaks offers superior, cost-effective, and efficient services.  The firm has offices in Durham and Hillsborough, North Carolina, and Columbia, South Carolina, and is a disadvantaged business enterprise (DBE) with both the North Carolina and South Carolina state departments of transportation.

To learn more about the company, visit http://www.threeoaksengineering.com/.

Contact:
Sherry Hager
sherry.hager@threeoaskengineering.com  
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Monday, June 1, 2015

The Catena Group Joins Three Oaks Engineering

THE CATENA GROUP JOINS THREE OAKS ENGINEERING

DURHAM, NC, June 1, 2015 — Three Oaks Engineering, a leading Durham, North Carolina-based engineering firm, announced today that environmental services firm The Catena Group has joined the woman-owned company, making Three Oaks one of the largest natural resource consultants in North Carolina.

The move allows Three Oaks clients throughout the Carolinas to call upon Catena’s corps of biologists for a broad range of environmental work, including specialized threatened and endangered species surveys, ecological/habitat evaluations, wetland and stream delineations, and environmental permitting.  

Catena founder and president Michael Wood will become a Principal at Three Oaks and continue to run the firm’s Hillsborough, North Carolina office.  With more than 25 years of public and private sector experience, Wood has developed a reputation for working with clients and regulatory agencies on environmental permitting issues.  His team is renowned for its aquatic work, including hundreds of surveys for federally-protected freshwater mussels.

“It’s an exciting day at Three Oaks, both for our staff and our clients,” said Three Oaks president Suzanne Unger Young.  “Three Oaks and Catena share a strong commitment to sustainability. We have a common vision and shared values that focus on delivering superior client service, while simultaneously recognizing that our employees are our greatest asset.”

Wood, who founded Catena in 2002, added, “We look forward to providing our combined suite of services to clients in both North and South Carolina.  This venture creates an even stronger company that can continue to be relied upon to deliver services of the highest quality for years to come.” 

About Three Oaks Engineering

Founded in 2014, Three Oaks Engineering works with clients to accomplish infrastructure projects with careful consideration of community and environmental needs.  With experience on a wide range of projects across the Southeast, coupled with a positive approach and commitment to each client, Three Oaks offers superior, cost-effective, and efficient services.  The firm has offices in Durham and Hillsborough, North Carolina, and Columbia, South Carolina, and is a disadvantaged business enterprise (DBE) with both the North Carolina and South Carolina state departments of transportation.

To learn more about the company, visit http://www.threeoaksengineering.com/.

Contact:

Sherry Hager
sherry.hager@threeoaksengineering.com
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Monday, March 16, 2015

New Address - Columbia

Please update your address books!

Our Columbia, SC, office has moved to:

1230 Sumter Street, Suite 400
Columbia, SC 29201

Monday, January 5, 2015

Three Oaks Welcomes LaTonya Derrick


We are pleased to announce the newest member of the Three Oaks Engineering family, LaTonya Brown Derrick, has joined our Columbia, SC, office.  LaTonya spent the last 15 years rising through the ranks at the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, where she most recently served as the Manager of the Hazardous Waste Enforcement, Data Management, and Planning Section.  Her expertise includes management of permitting, compliance, and enforcement data; coordination with other state agencies, the US Environmental Protection Agency, and the State Legislature; and development of technical reports for communication to stakeholders. In addition, LaTonya has experience with public outreach on a range of projects, many of which were controversial, and she is skilled at communicating complex scientific information to local citizens.  At Three Oaks, she will use her public policy background and technical expertise to assist with the development of National Environmental Policy Act documentation for state and local projects.

LaTonya has a Bachelor and Master’s degree in biology and is currently completing her PhD in Public Policy and Administration.  She is also a certified public manager.  LaTonya will be a wonderful addition to Three Oaks, bringing a great sense of humor along with her technical skills.