Principals & Associates
Chief Executive Officer
Phone: (916) 600-4174
Tad Mason has over 43 years of experience in the fields of natural resources management, renewable energy project development, feedstock supply chain development, and forest fuels reduction. As a Registered Professional Forester, Mr. Mason has hands-on experience in all aspects of natural resources management from preparation of forest management plans, to managing forest fuels reduction projects, to advising decision makers on key policies in support of renewable energy deployment and forest fuels reduction/restoration.
Chief Technical Officer
Phone: (916) 601-0531
Frederick Tornatore is Chief Technical Officer of TSS. Mr. Tornatore has over 45 years experience in environmental management and regulatory compliance, energy development, permitting and environmental impact analyses, and technology evaluation. As a consultant, he has worked for a large array of clients in a variety of energy, industrial, commercial, and institutional areas. Clients have included firms in the fields of energy development, manufacturing, aerospace, utilities, refining, exploration and production, mining and cement, recycling and scrap metal, real estate development, law, as well as federal (DOD and DOE), state, local, and tribal governmental entities.
Senior Environmental Consultant
Phone: (916) 396-3719
David Augustine has over thirty years experience in environmental analysis, management, and compliance and the economic and financial analysis of electric generating facilities. He has worked for an electric utility, a natural gas utility and a number of management and environmental consulting firms. Clients worked for have included power plant developers, a residential developer, alternative electric generation developers, an engine inventor, and federal, state and local government agencies including the DOE, DOT and the California Public Utilities Commission.
Energy and Solid Waste Consultant
Phone: (916) 586-4411
Andrea Stephenson has 20 years of professional experience in waste to energy development for both the private and public sectors including the design, construction and operation of the Nation’s first facility to dispense anaerobically derived renewable natural gas for commercial vehicles. In her current role, Ms. Stephenson provides strategic planning oversight for various clients in the waste to energy sector where she develops strategies and work plans designed to leverage potential investments made in clean technology. Her clients range from large to small privately and publicly held held corporations to regional solid waste management associations in large metropolitan areas within the American Northwest.
Senior Planning and Regulatory Compliance Consultant
Over a nearly forty-year national and international career, Dr. Daus has provided natural resource project identification, impact analysis, pre-implementation preparation, and field implementation oversight services to a broad spectrum of private and governmental clients. As a well- experienced practitioner, he offers clients the ability to design projects with the knowledge of the realities of getting them done in the field. Dr. Daus received both a Bachelor of Science in Forestry and Range Science (1970) and a Master of Science in Wildland Resource Science (1972) from the School of Forestry, University of California, Berkeley. He went on to receive a doctorate in Ecology (quantitative analysis of ecological systems) in 1979 from the Graduate Ecology Group, University of California, Davis, CA. In addition to the natural resource subject material, Dr. Daus carried a minor throughout his advanced studies in remote sensing applications. He is a retired California Registered Professional Forester and carried an associated archaeological survey certification. Over the last 20 years he has focused on fire and fuels hazard reduction projects, oak woodland assessments, and regulatory compliance, working with private clients, fire safe councils, resource conservation districts, special districts, county governments, and state agencies.
Senior Environmental Analyst
Phone: (707) 678-3504
Dr. Harris was project manager and/or principal-in-charge for many environmental assessment and planning projects throughout California and in other western states during the period 1977-1982. These included general plans, resource management plans, environmental impact reports and statements and forest management plans.From1982 to the present, Dr. Harris conducted riparian vegetation assessments for numerous proposed and existing hydroelectric, water supply and flood control projects on streams throughout California. These studies have included comprehensive literature reviews, field data collection, quantitative analysis of field data, and publication of many professional reports and several peer-reviewed journal articles. Clients have included EA Engineering, ENTRIX, MWH, Resource Insights and START California. Recent projects have been on the Kern River, Feather River (Oroville Project), Whitewater River, South Fork American River, Orestimba Creek and Truckee River.
Phone: (541) 217-4901
Calvin Mukumoto is a business manager with over 35 years of experience. Working at the senior executive level, Cal is experienced in strategic business planning, business viability assessments, marketing, interim management, contract negotiation, project management and turnaround management.
Phone: (209) 743-2972
Jason Smith is a consulting forester and stewardship project manager with extensive experience collaborating with government, nonprofits and private landowners in the Central and Southern Sierra Nevada mountains. He also provides management to private timberlands with a focus on conservation forestry and fire resiliency.