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Land IQ maintains a staff of soil scientists, agronomists, ecologists, remote sensing and GIS specialists. Our experienced staff hold professional certifications including Certified Professional Soil Scientists and Agronomists, Certified Crop Advisers, Biologists, Ecologists and Certified Professionals in Erosion and Sediment Control.  We have offices in Sacramento and Los Angeles.

Joel Kimmelshue
Owner/Principal Soil & Agricultural Scientist

Dr. Kimmelshue is a founding partner and Principal Soil & Agricultural Scientist with Land IQ. He holds a Ph.D. in Soil Science with a concentration in Water Resources from North Carolina State University in addition to his certification as a Professional Soil Scientist (CPSS).  He has over 27 years of consulting experience focusing on practical and applied solutions for the development and management of agricultural-based soil/water/plant systems, especially irrigated systems.

Land Based Science Team

Stephanie Tillman, Soil & Agricultural Scientist

Margot Griswold, Senior Restoration Ecologist

Travis Brooks, Biologist/Restoration Ecologist

Frank Anderson, Biometeorologist

Seth Mulder, Agricultural Scientist

Chris Stall, Soil & Agricultural Scientist

Melissa Riedel-Lehrke, Biologist/Restoration Ecologist

Cody Fink, Soil Scientist

Adriana Delucchi, Soil & Irrigation Scientist

Travis Longcore, Environmental Scientist

Joel Crowther, Soil & Agricultural Scientist

Bradley Santi, Soil & Agricultural Scientist

JB Buller, Agricultural Scientist

Mica Heilmann
Owner/Principal Agricultural & Spatial Scientist

Ms. Heilmann is a founding partner of Land IQ. She holds a B.S. in Soil Science with minors in Viticulture and Water Science-Irrigation from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, in addition to her certification as a Certified Professional Soil Scientist (CPSS). She has over 23 years of experience in land classification and environmental, agricultural and water resource consulting, remote sensing applications and project management.

Spatial Science/Developer Team

Diya Chowdhury, Programmer/Remote Sensing Analyst

Xue Gao, Geospatial Developer

Atsushi Tomita, Remote Sensing Scientist

Juan Geng, GIS/Remote Sensing Analyst

Zhehan Tang, Remote Sensing Scientist

Justin Sitton, GIS Analyst

Dylan Cicero, Geospatial Environmental Scientist

Greg FitzGerald, Geospatial Developer

Carly Coelho, Geospatial Scientist

Danial Azman, Systems Engineer

Client Service  Team

Casey Gudel, Client Relations & Project Manager

Karen Gunther, Controller

Dana Cornell, Office Manager

Laura McFadden, Accounting Assistant

Technical Internship Program

Land IQ continuously provides multiple internship opportunities for current and recent graduates possessing skills in our areas of expertise.

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