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Project manager

Cameron Swan-Purchio began working for the Army Corps of Engineers, San Francisco District in 2009, while attending community college in Ukiah, California. She worked as a Park Ranger, a position with citation authority, as well as being classified as a first responder. She transferred to Humboldt State University in 2011, where she studied Environmental Resources Engineering, while maintaining her federal position. After earning her bachelor's degree in 2014, she was promoted from Park Ranger to Regulatory Project Manager, where she worked out of the Eureka Field Office, managing Section 10/404 permitting for Humboldt, Trinity, Siskiyou, Del Norte, and Mendocino Counties. During this time she managed over 300 permit applications, with notable projects over this period including Mad River Gravel Mining, State Route 36 Improvement Project, White Slough Restoration, and Benbow Dam Removal. She also served as adjunct faculty at Humboldt State University from 2014-2018, teaching lab sections in both Engineering Statics and Dynamics. Upon leaving federal service in 2018, she joined the team at Mother Earth Engineering, adding valuable wetland delineation and project management experience to the already dynamic team. Cameron lives in Eureka with her wife Jessica, where they enjoy creating art, gardening, and cooking.