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What is IdAEP?

IdAEP is lead by a volunteer board of Idaho environmental professionals, spread across many disciplines. Our members are multi-disciplinary in both the public and private sectors. IdAEP strives to be a top professional resource for Idaho environmental planning, research and policy as well as develop a network of professional contacts among the industry.

The Idaho chapter is an affiliated member of the National Association of Environmental Professionals (NAEP). For more information on becoming a member of a nationally regarded source for all things National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), click here. Dual membership is encouraged.

Officers & directors

IdAEP is led by a volunteer board of directors consisting of environmental professionals from across Idaho. They include ...

  • Keri Hill, President, is a Senior Project Manager at Panorama Environmental, Kuna, Idaho 
  • David Allison, Vice President, is a Senior Environmental Engineer at Geosyntec, Boise, Idaho
  • Victoria (Vicky) Jewell, ‘Treasurer’, is a Senior Environmental Planner with Idaho Department of Transportation, Boise, Idaho
  • Laura SpeerHart, ‘Secretary & Membership’, is an environmental planner with Jacobs Engineering Group, Boise, Idaho
  • Denny Mengal, ‘NAEP Chapter Representative’, is an environmental scientist, with Jacobs Engineering Group, Boise, Idaho
  • John Irving, Immediate Past President, is a retired NEPA Specialist from Idaho Falls, Idaho

Our At-Large directors include:

      • Wendy Savkranz, A NEPA Specialist at Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho Falls, Idaho
      • Kurt Wald, A 'Principal' with Horrocks Engineer, Boise, Idaho
      • Patrick A. Wickman, Lead Environmental Scientist, Forsgren Associates, Inc., Boise, Idaho
      • Ashley Tarter, Senior Environmental Specialist, Bionomics Environmental, Inc., Eagle, Idaho



    Keri, President

    With a focus in water resources and infrastructure, Keri has managed environmental planning projects all over Idaho and across the U.S. From dam raises, dam removal,  water resource development, and utility scale solar, Keri has a breadth of NEPA experience.

    A Weiser, Idaho native, Keri earned a BS in Environmental Science from the University of Idaho now lives in Kuna with her husband and two children. She enjoys spending time outside exploring Idaho with her family.



    David Allison, Vice-President

    David is a Senior Environmental Engineer and currently leads the Boise office for Geosyntec Consultants. He has 20 years of consulting and municipal experience in Idaho and across the western United States which includes environmental compliance, investigation, remediation, water resources, municipal and industrial facility and infrastructure design, mining, and construction management.

    David spends his free time with his wife and three sons participating in athletics, motorsports, and enjoying the northwest outdoors.


    Victoria (Vicky) Jewell, Treasurer

    Vicky has been an environmental professional for the Idaho Transportation Department since 1993. She is currently assigned as the environmental lead for the Transportation Bonding Office. Prior to that she was employed by the Department (Division back then) of Environmental Quality. She specializes in NEPA compliance with numerous EIS, EA and thousands of EE reviews. Her specialty area is in Hazardous and Solid Waste Management. She holds two degrees from Boise State University. A Bachelors in Environmental Health and a Masters in Business Administration with an Environmental Management emphasis. When not working, you can find her teaching CPR/AED/FA classes, traveling or spending time with her two sons. She also enjoys camping, hiking, soaking in hot springs/tubs, gardening, and caring for animals.


    Laura Speerhart, Secretary/ Membership

    As a Midwest transplant, Laura credits involvement with IdAEP for building her professional and personal network here in Idaho. The discussions at IdAEP webinars and happy hours have flattened her learning curve on general regional environmental issues. Finally, she values her connection to NAEP and the perks that flow from national level exposure.


    Laura is an environmental planner specializing in NEPA, aquatic resources, hazardous materials, and permitting of infrastructure projects.


    Laura fell in love with Idaho during her undergrad summers working on seasonal trail and fire crews for in the Sawtooth and Nez Perce National Forests. Now she and her family enjoy toddler-friendly adventures in the wilds of Idaho, with a rare solo trip.


    Denny Mengel, NAEP's Chapter Representative, is an environmental scientist with Jacobs Engineering Group. He specializes in permitting, NEPA, ESA, and terrestrial restoration, where he worked for 30 years. Denny earned a BS in Wildlife Biology and MS in Forest Resources from the Univ. of Idaho, and a Ph.D. in Forest Soils from NC State Univ. I enjoy backpacking, fishing, and other outdoor activities.

    Wendy Savkranz, At-Large Director, has worked at the INL since 1980 starting out in the administrative and accounting areas. Looking for something different and a new challenge, her manager assigned her to mentor with the NEPA Technical Resource, which turned into a 30-year environmental career. Wendy earned her Associates of Applied Science Degree from the College of Eastern Idaho. Family and friends are the center of Wendy’s life. Her two daughters and their children live near so lots of energy is spent with grandchildren. She loves the outdoors and takes advantage of every opportunity to soak up the beauty of Idaho whether it is skiing or mountain biking.



    Kurt Wald, At-Large Director, At-Large Director, 



    Patrick A. Wickman, At-Large Director, Patrick Wickman, At-Large Director, works at Forsgren Associates, as its Senior Environmental Scientist. Pat is in Boise and has 20 years of experience preparing wetland delineations, NEPA environmental documents, and stormwater plans. One of his favorite things about his projects are the opportunities they offer him to explore new areas in Idaho and its surrounding states. Pat’s goal in joining IdAEP’s board is to support member engagement and the sharing of best practices while protecting and preserving our precious environmental resources.