Happy work anniversary to Anita Smyth

Date: February 2, 2023
Categories: Company Updates

We wish a very happy work anniversary to Anita Smyth!

Anita is one of Winterbrook Planning’s skilled Senior Wetland Scientists. She focuses on federal, state, and local agency permitting related to wetlands and waterways, and occasionally delves into long-range and land development planning. Her favorite part of her job is finding planning, engineering, and permitting solutions that maximize the benefit for everyone involved, while ensuring that the costs and burdens do not fall disproportionately on any one party.

Anita’s specialty, and source of inspiration and motivation for her work, is getting involved with the Oregon Goal 5 process (protecting natural resources and conserving scenic and historic areas and open spaces).

Her career began in Clackamas County Department of Transportation & Development, where she worked in the Engineering Design Team. She was deployed in an array of situations, including on construction projects, environmental permitting, guardrail design, and public meetings. She went on to work with WH Pacific, working full time in the Water Resources Group with Phil Quarterman (another one of Winterbrook Planning’s Wetland Scientists), gaining proficiency and judgement with experience on many different water and wetland projects. Seeking to work with a broader suite of ecologists, she then struck out as a sole proprietor. Alone and on small teams, she gained further expertise in project management, field practices, and permitting as the lead professional. She was recruited by one of her clients, Tim Brooks. Since then, she has worked on a number of large public capital improvement projects and has enjoyed participating in long-range and local-agency planning work.