Erica joined Bison in 2014. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering, a minor in Biochemistry, and a Master of Science in Soils from Montana State University, and a Master of Arts in Mathematical Sciences from the University of Montana. She is a registered Professional Engineer in Montana and Washington. As a project engineer, Erica works with clients in preparing pre-construction permit applications and modifications, annual emission inventories, compliance audits and certification reports, control technology analyses, operation and maintenance plans, Title V and PSD permit applications, air dispersion modeling, and compliance databases. She would also appreciate the opportunity to assist with process optimization, efficiency, sustainable design, and native and edible landscaping.
Erica has been a chemical engineer with Portage Environmental in Idaho, an environmental engineer and a process engineer at Anvil Corporation in Washington, and a chemical engineer with the Northwest Clean Air Agency in Washington. Erica has written minor New Source Review permits and Title V Air Operating Permits, conducted compliance inspections of Title V sources, and evaluated sources for compliance. Her goal as a regulator was to assist industry with understanding their requirements and maintaining compliance and to provide the public with assurance that industry was operating in accordance with requirements and common sense human health and environmental protection.
Erica has over seven years of laboratory research experience in molecular biology, microbiology, analytical chemistry, weed science, and soil contaminant fate and phytoremediation. Erica is also certified in Permaculture Design. She is an Adjunct Professor of Mathematics at Carroll College, where she teaches differential and integral calculus. She is Vice President of the Helena Engineers Club, where she brings in monthly speakers to offer the Helena engineering community a forum to share their work, earn Professional Development Hour credits, and experience a friendly gathering of local engineers.
Outside of work, Erica has two amazing sons with whom she spends her time hiking, biking, and playing ball. She is also a member of the Montana Native Plant Society.