What a year!~ 2017 has been quite a year with lots of ups and plenty of downs, but we wanted to take this opportunity to thank everyone we had the opportunity to work with this year, and wish everyone a great 2018.
We have the unique opportunity of being able to work on projects large and small, providing the personal touch of a small company with the organizational skills and knowledge of a larger firm. We had some exciting projects this year that allowed us to get into the field and provide the scientific expertise we are known for. At BBI, one of our core values is staying abreast of the latest research and contributing regularly to scientific advancement.
This year, Dr. Michael Kuehn presented at this year's Raptor Research Foundation with a presentation based on more than 30 years of BBI research on Swainson’s Hawks titled;
Solar Energy and Nesting Swainson’s Hawks in California’s Antelope Valley: How Long of a Future Together?
A link to the conference program in case you are looking for more information: http://www.raptorresearchfoundation.org/files/2017/10/conference_program_2017.pdf
We will be leading the 2018 Statewide Swainson’s Hawk Survey effort in collaboration with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, and we are looking for qualified volunteers to assist with surveys. Send us an email if you are interested! - firstname.lastname@example.org
As a women owned business it is important to support and provide opportunities to the women on our team. Ashley Macomber has been working with us for a while on a smaller scale, but will be moving into the position of Assistant Project Manager providing our team and our clients with organization and clarity, ensuring a smooth workflow.
Jackie Catino-Davenport continues to be an integral part of our team. Ms. Catino-Davenport has stepped into the role as part owner of BBI being able to manage large teams of people on several of our projects and creating great customer relationships. Her experience in the field combined with her understanding of protocols and her precision in communication make her an incredible asset to our team.
Breanna Bartels, has become the head of the accounting department this year making sure our clients and our staff have everything they need to start, conduct and finish any project. Having worked with BBI for five years now, she is not only an expert at accounting, but she possesses the knowledge to understand the needs of our field biologists and can translate that into numbers.
As a small business, each person on our team must wear multiple hats. We are a small team, devoted to our success as a whole and to each other individually. We are proud of the work we have done, and our abilities to provide excellent consulting and research that promotes conservation and considers the changing landscape of our time. We look forward to the challenges of 2018, and wish everyone a joyous and productive new year.
~ Rebecca, Pete, Breanna, Mike, Jackie, Ashley, Kerry and Bob.