Amy Wynn

Principal, Principal Planner LinkedIn

  • MLA Landscape Architecture, College of Environmental Design, University of California at Berkeley, 1993
  • BA Design of the Environment, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Pennsylvania, 1989
  • Environmental Negotiation Workshop, Nelson Facilitation, Tiburon, CA, 2016
  • Point Arena Mountain Beaver Workshop, US Fish & Wildlife Service, Point Arena, CA, 2010
  • Planning in California: An Overview & Update, UC Davis Extension, Land Use Planning, Sacramento, CA, 2007-08
  • Mitigation Measure Development & Monitoring, UC Davis Extension, Land Use Planning, Davis, CA, 2007
  • CEQA: A Step-by-Step Approach, UC Davis Extension, Land Use Planning, Sacramento, CA, 2007, 2014
  • Endangered Species Regulation & Protection, UC Davis Extension, Land Use Planning, Davis, CA, 2007
  • Land Use, Real Estate & Environmental Law Update, Abbott & Kindermann, LLP, Sacramento, CA, 2007, 2010, 2015
  • Introduction to Wetland Delineation, CA State Chico, Friends of the Biological Sciences Herbarium, Chico, CA, 2006
  • Subdivision Map Act: Parts I & II, UC Davis Extension, Land Use Planning, Davis, CA, 2006
  • 12 years manager for design and construction bookstore
  • 8 years draftsperson and model maker for various design firms, including landscape architecture, interior design and lighting design
  • 1 year project manager for civil and structural engineering firm
  • 2 years performing garden installations
  • 2 art exhibits
Meghan Durbin

Meghan Durbin

Senior Planner

  • CSU Sacramento 2001-2002
  • UC San Diego 1999-2001
  • Mendocino High School 1995-1999
  • Broker Associate, Mendo Sotheby’s International Realty ▪ Mendocino, CA  April 2018 – present
  • Realtor and Manager, Coast Real Estate ▪ Mendocino, CA  June 2013 – April 2018
  • Office Manager, Coast Real Estate ▪ Mendocino, CA  May 2007 – June 2013
  • Receptionist to Sales Assistant, Redi-Shade ▪ Cotati, CA  February 2005 – January 2007

Asa Spade

Senior Biologist LinkedIn

Asa B Spade graduated from Humboldt State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Science, with a concentration in Landscape Ecosystems as well as a minor in Botany. Since that time he has been working in the natural resources field, first with Mendocino County Environmental Health and later with California State Parks and the Department of Fish and Game. He has been trained in Army Corps wetland delineation by the Coastal Training Program at Elkhorn Slough. He is on the Fish and Wildlife Service approved list for Point Arena mountain beaver surveys and has done surveys for Behren’s silverspot butterfly, Northern spotted owl, and the California red-legged frog. He has contributed to more than 75 coastal development projects in Mendocino County.

BS, Environmental Science: Technology – Landscape Ecosystems, Humboldt State University, December 2006

AA, Transfer Studies, Engineering, Shasta College, May 2002

Wetland Delineation Certification, Jurisdictional Delineation of Waters of the U.S., Including Wetlands on the California Coast, Elkhorn Slough Coastal Training Program, November 2008

Military Course Completions

  • Submarine Warfare Qualification, July 2000
  • Nuclear Propulsion Plant Operator Reactor, July 1999
  • Naval Nuclear Power School, Enlisted, December 1998
  • Nuclear Electronics Technician, Class A, May 1998

Environmental Scientist / Botanist / Owner, Spade Natural Resources Consulting, 2009 – Present, Fort Bragg, CA
Owl Biologist, Strix Wildlife Consulting, 2009 – Present, Fort Bragg, CA
Fisheries Technician, Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission, Department of Fish and Game Field Office, Fort Bragg, CA
California Recreational Fisheries Survey (CRFS) Field Sampler, Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission, Eureka, CA
Environmental Services Intern, California State Parks, Mendocino District, Russian Gulch State Park, Mendocino, CA
Environmental Health Technician, Mendocino County Environmental Health, Fort Bragg, CA
Redwood Trail Guide and Ecological Docent, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA
Field and Laboratory Assistant, Eel Grass and Black Brant Project, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA
Nuclear Electronics Technician, Reactor Operator, U.S. Navy, Bangor Naval Submarine Base, Silverdale, WA

  • Computer Skills – Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, MapPoint), Paint Shop Pro, ArcMAP
  • I.S. – Mapping with ArcGIS & layer interpolation with Spatial Analyst
  • Basic knowledge of NEPA, CEQA and other environmental laws and concepts
  • Ability to use dichotomous keys for plant, animal and fungi identification (e.g. Jepson Manual)
  • Ability to use GPS remote sensing equipment
  • Ability to communicate and operate within government organizations
  • Ability and love for working outdoors
  • Knowledge of estuarine and coastal forest ecology
  • Knowledge of Mendocino County endangered species of interest
  • Trained by Ron LeValley to work with snow plover and to perform bird counts by ear
  • Trained by Matt Coleman to perform snorkel surveys in Big River
  • FWS approved for Point Arena Mountain Beaver surveys
  • Experienced and trained to load/unload and drive ATVs
  • Army Corps Wetland Delineation certified
  • Trained in Red Legged frog survey technique
  • Trained in Behren’s silver spot butterfly survey technique
Christa Walters

Christa Walters

Biologist Tech

Southern New Hampshire University, Bachelor or Arts: English and Literature, 2017

College of the Redwoods, Mendocino and Humboldt Campuses: A.S. and A.A. 1999, 2002

  • Piaci Pub & Pizzeria – Fort Bragg, CA
    Server / Bartender ~ January 2017-Present
    • Work in fast-paced, high volume pizzeria requires quick thinking, ability to multi-task and to stay calm in a busy and stressful environment while providing quality customer service.
    • Position includes inventory, ordering, stocking and daily cash deposits.


  • MacCallum House Inn & Suites – Mendocino, CA
    Inn Manager ~ December 2019 – July 2021
    • Management of upscale 35-room inn required organizational skills, daily multi-tasking and job prioritization, attention to detail and strong communication skills.
    • Created and maintained internal databases for tracking finances and revenues for the inn. Provided weekly financial reports to ownership.
    • Hired and trained staff. Coordinated daily maintenance, housekeeping, and office schedules. Operated all aspects of a web-based property management system for day-to-day operations.
    • Assisted in online marketing, web-site management, and copywriting.
    • Organized and hosted large scale events including weddings and local fund-raisers.


  • Bamboo Garden Spa – Fort Bragg, CA
    Office Manager / Massage Therapist ~ 2014 – September 2017
    • Management of multi-faceted high-end spa required attention to detail, providing excellent customer service and communication in a genuine and professional manner.
    • Processed bi-monthly payroll, employee and client scheduling, created and maintained filing systems, employee handbook, tracking systems, and inventory and financial spreadsheets.
Tara Hand

Tonya Hurley-Hand

Draftsperson & Office Manager

  • A.A. Social Science (2002): College of the Redwoods, Fort Bragg, CA
  • AutoCAD Drafter | Wynn Coastal Planning, Fort Bragg, Ca | January 2014 – Current
  • AutoCAD Drafter | I.L. Welty & Associates, Inc., Fort Bragg, Ca | February 2006 – May 2017
  • Survey Technician | Forrest Francis Land Surveyor, Fort Bragg, Ca | January 2012 – December 2014
  • Autocad Drafter | Kpff Consulting Engineers, Fort Bragg, Ca | May 2003 – February 2006
  • Customer Representative | Harvest Market, Fort Bragg, Ca | July 1997 – August 2002 & June 2010 – February 2011
Aviv Kleinman

Aviv Kleinman

Special Projects Planner

  • UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, Master of Urban and Regional Planning,  June 2017
  • Binghamton University, State University of New York,  B.A. Geography, Urban and Regional Planning Track, May 2015

HNTB, Remote work November 2020– Present
Transportation Planner II ▪ Write planning and environmental review documents for major capital transportation projects in Southern CA ▪ Compose presentation materials for public, client, and stakeholder meetings ▪ Prepare draft sections, tables, and exhibits for planning documents and environmental review ▪ Create maps and perform geospatial analysis using ArcGIS and related software ▪ Assist in presentations of project work to client and community groups ▪ Analyze and report on CEQA and NEPA documents related to transportation projects

Los Angeles City Council – Councilmember Paul Koretz, Los Angeles, CA July 2017 – October 2020
Planning and Land Use Deputy ▪ Oversaw Planning projects for 150,000 residents and approximately 31,000 parcels, across 18 square miles ▪ Reviewed all proposed discretionary Planning and Land Use projects in Los Angeles City Council District 5 ▪ Tracked project applications throughout the application process, review CEQA compliance, conduct site visits,
meet with stakeholders, attend hearings, and facilitate community outreach ▪ Address daily planning and other city-related inquiries from constituents and stakeholders ▪ Draft, edit, and prepare correspondence, briefing memos, legislative motions and other documents for planning and legislative issues in Los Angeles City government ▪ Attend Neighborhood Council and Homeowners Associations meetings, public hearings, office hours, and other district events, as a representative of Councilmember Koretz

Southern California Association of Governments, Los Angeles, CA June 2016 – June 2017
Transportation Research and GIS Analysis Intern ▪ Developed, updated, and maintained GIS database including general plan, specific plan, CEQA, and zoning data ▪ Performed GIS analysis and map creation, including spatial analysis, geoprocessing, editing, and geocoding ▪ Prepared reports, maps, and documents for various programs and projects in the region ▪ Assisted in the fulfillment of data and information requests from SCAG staff and SCAG member agencies ▪ Created charts and spreadsheets for land use analysis, including housing and transportation impacts

Binghamton Metropolitan Transportation Study, Binghamton, NY January 2015 – May 2015
Transportation Planning Intern and Long Range Plan Composition Assistant ▪ Conducted large-scale research for regional Metropolitan Planning Organization under administration of five-person team of transportation planning professionals ▪ Composed update of Long Range Plan, focusing on sustainable optimization of regional transportation systems ▪ Prepared Google Transit Feed Specification for Broome County Transit, with over 10,000 lines of feed data ▪ Processed ridership and revenue data for regional transportation organizations ▪ Created maps and performed statistical analysis using ArcGIS and other relevant software