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Project success through meaningful engagement.

From infrastructure development to environmental planning, poorly managed stakeholder relationships create risk for projects. “Non-technical risks” involving political, regulatory, health, safety, security, environmental, and social issues are increasingly prevalent and impactful, creating schedule delays, increasing costs, and derailing projects. We support effective stakeholder engagement across the full project lifecycle, from feasibility to pre-permitting, from permitting through construction, and beyond.

Meet the Experts


Rolf Lund

Rolf has more than 30 years of public affairs experience in both the public and private sectors, first as an advisor to federal and state local officials and then in public relations for a utility. Consulting since 2008, he has worked on energy infrastructure projects across the U.S.

rolf.lund [at] (Contact Rolf  →)

Jill Grams

Jill is a public involvement specialist and trained facilitator with more than 20 years of experience. She has a Master of Landscape Architecture degree and enjoys bringing diverse project teams and the public together to solve complex problems.

jgrams [at] (Contact Jill  →)

Jamie Young

Jamie is a BLM NEPA trainer, facilitator, and project manager with more than 20 years of experience. She has been trained in Natural Resource Conflict Resolution and Negotiation at the USFWS National Conservation Training Center.

jyoung [at] (Contact Jamie  →)

Matt Petersen

Matt uses his 30 years of experience to develop and teach real-world-based NEPA workshops and trainings for the BLM, USFS, FAA, DOD, and other federal agencies and industry clients. He is also a regular contracted instructor for several NEPA classes for the BLM National Training Center.

mpetersen [at] (Contact Matt  →)

Scott Phillips

Scott Phillips serves as a liaison in Native community relations or tribal engagement across the continental U.S., providing expertise in this area with SWCA for the past 20 years and from a background in Cultural Anthropology.

sphillips [at] (Contact Scott  →)

Laura Moran

Laura is SWCA’s Northern California Vice President and is a specialist in natural resources management and ecological restoration. She has over 30 years of experience consulting with various jurisdictions on environmental projects throughout California and north and central America.

laura.moran [at] (Contact Laura  →)

Suzanne Griset

Suzanne is a tribal engagement specialist – working directly with tribes, or with agencies required to consult tribes as part of national (NHPA Section 106 or NEPA), state, or municipal reviews. She has experience across the nation, and extensive history in the western U.S.

sgriset [at] (Contact Suzanne  →)

Jennifer Rideout

Jennifer leads virtual public involvement for SWCA’s Technology Solutions team. She leverages engagement strategies and web development to support project communications needs for a wide range of clients.

jennifer.rideout [at] (Contact Jennifer  →)