Team

Karla Gallina, BS, PWS, CERP

Owner/Principal Biologist

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Mrs. Gallina has a BS degree in environmental science with a concentration in natural resources from Paul Smith’s College in New York. She is a PWS (#2340) certified through the SWS PCP and CERP (#0161) certified through the SER CERP program. Mrs. Gallina has experience managing and coordinating projects, conducting biological critical area assessments, identifying and delineating wetlands, performing wildlife surveys, preparing technical reports, mitigation design, and generating figures and maps using AutoCAD. She has been working as a wetland professional with ATSI since January 2008. Her prior experience includes work as a forest surveyor, environmental/pathology laboratory technician, and fisheries biology technician.  Mrs. Gallina also has a passion for interior and exterior design and enjoys all wetland animals except snakes.  

  • 2010-Present: Whatcom County North Rotary Club Career Choices Presenter
  • 2013-2015: Whatcom County Amphibian Monitoring Program
  • SWS PNW chapter treasurer and co-secretary
  • SWS PCP certification committee
  • 2019: SWS, Baltimore, MD
  • 2018: SWS PNW SER NW, Spokane, WA
  • 2018: SWS, Denver, CO
  • 2015: SWS PNW, Olympia, WA
    • Organizing committee and special events committee chair
  • 2015: CMER WA State Forest Practices Adaptive Management Program Research Conference, Olympia, WA
  • 2015: State of the Bay, Bellingham, WA
  • 2014: SWS JASM, Portland, OR
    • Exhibitor, organizing committee and social, 5k run, & mentor
  • 2013: SWS, Duluth, MN
  • 2012: SWS PNW East or West Water Defines Us All, Boise, ID
    • Organizing committee and registration
  • 2010: SWS PNW Isolated Wetlands…Discovering Connections, Bellingham, WA
    • Organizing committee, audio/visual and technical support, publicity, social & talent show, & volunteer coordination
  • 2008: SWS Wetlands & Global Climate Change, Portland, OR
  • 2007 & 2006: Nooksack Recovery Team Salmon Summit, Bellingham, WA
  • 2015-Present: Wetland Study Group/Club, Bellingham, WA
    • Topics include contractors, drones, beavers, hydrology, soils, vegetation, wetland rating system, & mitigation.
  • 2008-Present: Wetland Professional Group, Bellingham, WA

Tony Gallina, BA

Operations Manager

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Mr. Gallina has a BA degree in psychology with a minor in sociology from Western Washington University.  His prior experience includes work in direct sales, property services, retail management, and commercial management. Mr. Gallina joined the ATSI team in July 2020 as the Operations Manager.

Olin Anderson, MLA

Senior Biologist

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Mr. Anderson received a Master’s in landscape architecture from the University of Illinois, a BS in geography from Northern Illinois University, and a Certificate in wetland delineation from Skagit Valley College. His career has emphasized design, habitat restoration, landscape ecology, wetlands, water quality, salmonid fisheries, and planning. Joining ATSI in December 2019 as a Biologist, he is proud to be a part of an ambitious, growing firm with a strong presence in the Pacific Northwest. Olin brings an array of skills such as GIS, CAD, technical writing, client relations, public speaking, grants, and working with Native Tribes. Restoring natural landscapes and expanding ecological function in our built environment drive his passion.

  • 2019-2020: Whatcom Land Trust, wetland assessment for project site
  • 2018-Present: City of Bellingham, Lake Whatcom Watershed Advisory Committee
  • 2017-2019: Sustainable Connections, Spring Eco-Home and Landscape Tour
  • 2014 & 2015: River Restoration Northwest, Skamania, WA
  • 2013: Resilient Landscapes: Planning for Flood, Drought and Fire. Soil and Water Conservation Society, Reno, NV (Poster presentation)
  • 2013: National Congress of American Indians, Mid-Year Conference, Reno, NV (Joint presentation on climate change adaptation)
  • 2012: USEPA Region 9 Tribal Conference, San Francisco, CA
  • 2011: USEPA Tribal Water Quality Conference, Santa Fe, NM
  • 2009: San Francisco Flower and Garden Show, San Mateo, CA (Demonstration garden of an ecological landscape)
  • 2020: Wetland Study Group/Club, Bellingham, WA

Steven Walker, BS

Associate Biologist

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Mr. Walker received a Bachelor of Applied Science in environmental conservation, Certificate in wetland delineation, and Certificate in environmental conservation studies from Skagit Valley College. He has experience performing native and non-native plant identification and monitoring, soil analysis, biostatistical analysis, writing monitoring reports, scientific papers, and grants, and mapping using GIS. He loves learning new languages, reading, and gardening, as well as growing his own food and trying out new recipes.  Mr. Walker joined the ATSI team in March 2020 as an Associate Biologist.  His favorite wetland animal is the belted kingfisher.  

  • 2017-Present: Skagit Land Trust
  • 2017: Fidalgo Shoreline Academy, Anacortes, WA
  • 2020: Wetland Study Group/Club, Bellingham, WA

Molly Harding, BS

Associate Biologist

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Audrey Mark

Office Manager

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Olivia Housen, BS

Biology/Equipment Intern

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Ms. Housen received her BS in geology from Western Washington University and started working with ATSI in March 2021.  As a Biology and Equipment Intern, she gets to utilize her GIS, surveying, and drone piloting skills.  Ms. Housen also enjoys drawing, crafting, gardening, and dabbling in 3D printing.  Her favorite wetland animal is the pacific tree frog because of their chorus in the evenings.

  • 2014-2015: WeSnip, collecting donations to sell and raise funds to neuter stray cats and cats whose owners cannot afford to go to the vet

Leo Spencer

Business/Marketing Intern

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Mr. Spencer is pursuing a Bachelors’ Degree in geology at Western Washington University.  He joined ATSI in March 2021 to help with designing the website, trademarking the logo, and other design aspects.   Mr. Spencer enjoys using his photography and Adobe Suite skills to assist ATSI, as well as helping with manual labor.  He loves making and selling stickers and never turns down a good burrito.  Mr. Spencer’s favorite wetland animal is the swamp rat.

  • 2021: Picking up trash in a park near his apartment
  • 2016-2017: CHOICE High School, taking pictures at school events
  • 2020-2021: Geological Society of America

ATSI encourages and supports each of its team members to continuously grow their knowledge in the environmental, ecological, and biological fields beyond their formal education. Each year, ATSI team members participate in classes, training, workshops, webinars, and meetups to expand their expertise and better serve their clients.

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