Alumni Entrepreneurs

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Alumni Entrepreneurs

Diane Brewster (Taddiken), BA, 1986

Business/Organization/Inventions

Touchstone EcoServices

Type of Business

Environmental consulting

Date of Operation

2006-present

Contact Information

125 N. 168th Street
Shoreline, WA 98133

(206) 801-7154

Email Diane

Description of Business or Organization

Touchstone EcoServices is a natural resource firm owned by Diane Brewster, a certified Professional Wetland Scientist, with 18 years of of environmental consulting experience throughout Washington, but primarily in the Puget Sound region. TES provides services to private and public clients including a private wetland mitigation banking firm, City and County parks departments, Ports, community colleges, and landscape architect and engineering firms, and non-profit organizations. TES specializes in wetlands and native habitat restoration; specific services provided:

• Wetland reconnaissance, delineation and functional performance assessment
• Critical areas reports
• Mitigation design, installation supervision and monitoring for critical environmental areas
• Site design support through recommendations to avoid and minimize critical area impacts
• Native habitat restoration design for all habitats
• Environmental documentation and critical area permitting assistance for local, state and federal project approval

How did Evergreen prepare you for your professional life?
Evergreen's programs taught me a wide set of skills that have been invaluable in having a successful business: clearly defining a project, critical thinking, providing creative options and solutions, thorough writing skills, and most important has been collaboration with others.