An infrastructure, energy, and environmental consulting firm dedicated to helping industry leaders stimulate sustainable futures through the use of technology while working within your budget.

Integrating the Environment into Communities Nationwide

Championing environmental integration across diverse communities nationwide, Stell is dedicated to galvanizing sustainable communities. As a service-disabled veteran-owned and economically disadvantaged woman-owned enterprise, we specialize in comprehensive planning, NEPA, environmental compliance and remediation, asset management, and sustainable infrastructure. Our impactful projects, exceeding $134 million, span 42 contiguous U.S. states, Alaska, and Puerto Rico. With a global reach extending to Belgium, Germany, Japan, and Korea from our established nationwide presence, we're committed to fostering environmental harmony and community well-being.

Map of Stell Offices and Work Experience

Our Professional & Socioeconomic Certifications

You can rest assured that your interests are always well in mind when working with Stell’s team. To ensure this, we work hard to maintain a variety of specialized certifications, including but not limited to:

Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Business
Veteran-Owned Small Business
Pennsylvania Department of General Services Small Business
Washington Department of Transportation
New York State Department of Transportation
Georgia Department of Transportation
Texas Unified Certification Program
Small Business

An Ethical Value-Driven Approach

At Stell, we work toward fulfilling our mission of improving quality of life using a human-centric, value-driven approach that aims for the betterment and optimization of the environment, local community, and infrastructure.


Stell performs with the utmost professionalism and accountability.


We’re in this together and are looking for the right solution rather than the quick fix.


We believe in approaching problems head-on to produce new, cost-effective solutions to client’s problems.


Every project and client is unique; we vow never to be limited to any one platform or process.

Meet the Stell Team

In the intricate realm of environmental consulting and sustainability solutions, precision is paramount. Our team comprises highly qualified professionals who excel in their respective fields, ensuring that we deliver tailored solutions to meet your unique needs.

Julie Erickson, PMP

President and Chief Executive Officer

Julie Erickson, PMP, is the owner, Board President, and CEO at Stell. She earned her Master’s in Business Administration while serving her country as an Information Technician in the Navy.

Julie is incredibly passionate about developing the next generation of leaders through a project management approach that leverages technology to support smart infrastructure, without compromising the environment.

When she’s not working, you can find Julie on one of her three bikes, trail running, or participating in her community.

Jennifer Switzer

Chief Operations Officer

Jennifer Switzer stands at the forefront in environmental resource planning and is enthusiastic about leading initiatives for more sustainable, resilient communities.  Her significant experience in NEPA, stakeholder engagement, and master planning is foundational in setting apart Stell projects on behalf of valued clients.  Jennifer is a central figure in Stell’s leadership, thriving on innovation and the synergy of working with respected colleagues; embodying her belief in the power of teamwork.

Based in Overland Park, Kansas, she balances her dynamic career while spending quality time with her family (and two dogs!), creating pottery, and taking care of the family’s small farm.

Rudi Byron, AICP

Program Director

As Director of Stell’s Project Management Office, Rudi Byron, AICP is responsible for ensuring Stell’s project managers are successfully delivering all projects to the client’s satisfaction.

While she is passionate about helping all clients achieve their mission, the National Park Service holds a special place in her heart, starting as a junior ranger during family vacations and to supporting NPS on planning and design programs nationwide.

Outside of the office, Rudi enjoys training for triathlons, gardening, and cheering on the Philadelphia Eagles with her husband and their dog, Maclin.

Rob Krause

Director, Cultural Resources

Rob resides in Houston, Texas, and has two decades of experience as an architectural historian and resource planner in government and private cultural resource consulting. Rob earned his PhD in History from the University of Mississippi, and leads the fieldwork, projects, and deliverables created by our team of talented and skilled archaeologists.

When he’s away from the office, Rob enjoys cooking, fishing the Texas coast, and playing disc golf with his son.

Heidi Olivera

Pursuits Manager

Heidi is our Pursuits Manager with over three decades of in-depth experience with proposal management for federal agencies and private organizations.

She is currently working toward her CF APMP certification and is passionate about making a difference in communities across the nation through collaborative and sustainable projects with Stell.

In her spare time, Heidi serves on the board of directors and supports grant writing for a nonprofit that honors our military veterans at their passing. She also loves to spend time with her daughter and their goldendoodle, Ranger.

Danielle Gascoyne, PMP

Client Manager & Project Manager

Danielle pulls double duty at Stell as both a Client Manager and Project Manager, allowing her to get up close and personal with most of our projects.

With over a decade of experience in the environmental industry, she is passionate about improving ecological and human health for future generations and is proud to do that by being involved with various Stell projects at the local, state, and federal levels.

When she isn’t going all-in on a project, you can find Danielle on the golf course, organizing a charity golf event, or spending time with her two children.

Mick James

Manager of Operations

As Manager of Operations Mick is responsible for ensuring everything runs smoothly in the office and out in the field for all environmental, infrastructure, and technology projects.

Mick has a rich background in corporate operations for globally recognizable brands and originally began his career as an officer in the Marine Corps.

When he isn’t in the office, Mick enjoys spending time with his family outdoors in the Pacific Northwest climate, water skiing in the summer and hitting the slopes in the winter.

Josh Drake, PE, CEM

Sr. Mechanical Engineer, PE, CEM

Josh is the Engineering Technical Lead at Stell and thrives as a licensed Professional Engineer. His expertise spans the entire lifecycle of facility construction, ensuring structures not only rise from the ground but do so with a keen eye on sustainability and efficiency.

Passionate about global sustainability and the built environment, Josh is committed to advancing energy and water efficiency for future generations.

Beyond his professional endeavors, Josh enjoys nurturing his 38-acre ranch, crafting video games, and spending quality time with his family and beloved pets.

Ann Marie Howell BA, MBA

Sustainability and Geospatial Analyst

Ann Marie Howell is the Sustainability and Geospatial Analyst at Stell, blending her rich background in Natural Resources & Conservation, Geospatial Technology, and Anthropology. Ann Marie holds an MBA in Environmental Sustainability and Compliance.

As a mother to Kainoa and Leilani, Ann Marie is invested in fostering a healthier planet for future generations. Her journey from a nurse for cerebral palsy patients to a pivotal force in sustainability, showcases her dedication to making a meaningful impact.

When not driving environmental excellence at Stell, she thrives on outdoor adventure and creating lasting memories with her children.

Jason Farmer, PWS

Senior Scientist, Biologist/Planner

Jason is an integral member of the Stell team, serving as Biologist/planner and consistently surpassing environmental standards to set apart client’s projects.  Nationally recognized for his project reviews, Jason’s expertise is unparalleled. With 18 years at the US Army Corps of Engineers, he’s an expert in ecosystem restoration and environmental compliance, with significant experience in Water Resources Planning and ATR Lead certified for reviewing Plan Formulation, Ecosystem Restoration, and Environmental Compliance projects.  Outside work, he’s a passionate outdoorsman and avid tournament bass fisher, often found cheering at his daughters’ fastpitch softball games during summer months.