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We are experienced professionals who bring specialized action to project management, environmental compliance, auditing, technical assistance, and training for small and large clients. We’ve worked with a variety of government agencies, private corporations, and small businesses. We are comfortable managing multiple projects in various regions of the country and our team approach ensures that nothing falls through the cracks. We’re nimble and agile, and we are confident in our ability to adapt to changes and get the job done.


Gabrielle Clay, Owner

ISO 14001:2015

Certified Lead Auditor and Facilitator

Gabrielle is an Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) professional with over 20 years of experience working in environmental sciences and project management. For 18 years, she has lead environmental programs and project management supporting the National Park Service. She is instrumental in creating, maintaining, and managing various programs including environmental audit and assessment programs, environmental training programs, sustainable business planning, and Environmental Management System (EMS) implementation. Her primary areas of expertise are project management, EMS training and auditing, environmental auditing and training, and other training programs for a variety of clients. Ms. Clay has managed environmental programs for the NPS across all regions. She has managed, coordinated, planned and participated in more than 200 environmental and safety audits (both onsite and virtually), conducted EMS evaluations, and provided technical assistance support to Park units throughout the regions including EMS education and workshops and audit finding closure guidance. Ms. Clay has provided overall program support to the regions ensuring that staffing needs are met and Parks have the available resources needed to be successful with their environmental programs and compliance requirements set forth by the NPS. In addition to federal government projects, Gabrielle has managed private-sector industry clients including Tesla, Sundyne, Merck, Astra-Zeneca, Elly-Lily and others.

Preston Sowell

Senior Environmental Scientist

In addition to having the unique distinction of being a former National Geographic photographer, Mr. Sowell is integral in leveraging diverse and multi-disciplinary backgrounds, providing innovative solutions and a broad range of services related to environmental science. From contaminated sites characterization to third-party technical review and oversight and more.

Morgan German

Professional Engineer (PE), Certified Safety Professional (CSP)

Ms. German is an Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) professional with thirteen years of experience with technical abilities in environmental management systems (EMS) development and implementation, environmental compliance particularly stormwater and air permitting, and in researching and applying applicable environmental and occupational safety laws and regulations. Her primary areas of expertise are implementation, evaluation, technical review and training on a wide range of EHS topics including federal Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasures (SPCC) planning, hazardous waste, stormwater management, laboratory safety and chemical management, aboveground and underground storage tank management, occupational health and safety, and industrial hygiene. 

Julie Klein

Julie brings sustainability solutions to the broadest audience possible, including business, public sector, non-governmental (NGO) clients, and consumers. She has particular expertise in the areas of travel and tourism and municipal program development, yet her skills and experience extend far beyond these sectors.

Dana Mooney

Dana is a big believer that without climate change planning, climate-driven impacts like shocks or system suffocation will drive our critical systems to fail. She strives to work together with health care systems, public entities, and infrastructure organizations to understand and plan for these risks and implement adaptive strategies.

Sarah Kaiman

Ms. Kaiman's laser-focus is to help clients achieve the healthiest and most environmentally-friendly operations possible. She has demonstrated unequivocally that when worker health and the environment are taken into consideration with every business decision, the bottom line improves. Employee, supplier, and customer respect skyrockets! And regulators recognize your company as an industry leader.

Kevin Clay

Kevin supports all efforts by Mela Environmental Services to provide a world-class client experience and world-class deliverables. He assists with on-site and virtual auditing, prepares, writes, and edits in-briefs, executive summaries, and final reports, designs presentations, creates state-specific supplements to the Environmental Bootcamp, and conducts training. Working both at the federal level with the National Park Service and within the private sector, Kevin excels at SPCC Plans, HAZWOPER training, auditing, and air and water permitting.

These are only a few of our talented team. Each is a dedicated, intelligent, honest, and diligent steward of our environment, making each of them a huge asset to Mela Environmental Services. And therefore, to you, too.

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