Richland, Wash. –Paige Rhodes joined EAS as the NEPA Program Manager. She comes to EAS with over 25 years broad environmental experience, including more than 21 years progressive experience managing and preparing NEPA documentation for a broad range of clients and actions. Paige also has extensive experience in corporate and operations level planning.
Paige holds a bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Georgia, and a master’s degree in Environmental Science from the University of Texas, San Antonio. She received her planning certification from the American Planning Association (APA), American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) in 2005 and has continued her NEPA education through the Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment.
Paige brings to EAS a wealth of knowledge in overall strategic planning, impact assessment, public involvement, and large-scale land use planning. She has led the development of numerous Environmental Assessments (EAs) and Environmental Impact Statements (EISs) including simultaneously managing and/or serving as a senior NEPA advisor for six simultaneous EISs for the Bureau of Land Management. Most recently, Paige led a team of senior level professionals in the development of NEPA documentation for establishment of Combat Air Force Adversary Air capability at six Air Force installations.
She excels at developing the multidisciplinary teams necessary to conduct complex impacts assessments across all resource areas from biological to cultural to social impact areas. She is comfortable navigating the complex issues surrounding stakeholder involvement, focusing on understanding the value drivers of all stakeholders in order to achieve a mutually agreeable solution. Paige has often facilitated discussions among agencies, proponents, and the public to define proposed and alternative actions, identify areas of potential effect, and determine appropriate analysis techniques.
A resident of south Texas since 1991, Paige is located in San Antonio.