Committed to Change

Providing solutions for the complex and often interwoven challenges companies face in a rapidly changing environment

What we do

Adelante is an employee-owned small business headquartered in New Mexico that has provided high-quality technical consulting services to public and private sector clients since 1998. Over its 19-year history, Adelante’s interdisciplinary team of engineers, scientists, social scientists, communications and outreach specialists, and economic development analysts has helped its clients at every level of government and in the private sector to plan and execute their projects on time and within budget.

Our capabilities are broad-based, and include forest management; regulatory, engineering, and data analysis; regulatory program development, management, compliance, and information management. Our staff’s relevant experience includes a wide range of projects in climate, land, water and air quality at both local, Federal and industrial facilities.

We are in a line of work that demands attention to detail, timeliness and follow-through to achieve success. We conduct our work with the utmost integrity, and we are committed to providing a respectful work environment for all.

Why we do it

While we all share in making our business successful, we acknowledge that the path each of us has chosen was directed by our own desire to make a positive contribution to the world in which we live. Everything we do—the choices we make, the recommendations we propose to our clients—are guided by our internal compass with the goal of providing solutions which recognize and embrace the notion that we are inextricably connected to all things. We know that each decision we make impacts something or someone.

Our world is at a tipping point. Everything we do matters now more than ever before—whether at work or at home. Every day we all make choices that can either make the world better or worse. We can choose to be excessive in our use of natural resources or choose to develop innovative solutions to environmental challenges like groundwater contamination.

Our Carbon Footprint

For our own evaluation, we annually monitor each employee’s carbon footprint. Not so we can judge. But so we can look at what each of us can do better. While monitoring daily habits may seem tiny and insignificant, it is the combined force that affects change. Most importantly, we can’t tell customers what to do to improve our environment if we ourselves are not walking the walk.

Calculate your personal carbon footprint

How do we live? What do we eat? How do we get around? Our daily way of life has a huge impact on our planet. Day by day, CO2 emissions are created by driving cars, heating, cooking, working, celebrating and flying. Find out the amount of CO2 emissions created by your personal way of life with ease, using the myclimate footprint calculator.

SENIOR MANAGEMENT TEAM

Virginia Smith

Virginia Smith

President

Virginia is the President of Adelante Consulting, Inc., and has more than 25 years of experience in leading project teams with up to 120 scientific, engineering, financial, and administrative staff members.

Jennifer Pope

Jennifer Pope

Chief Operations Officer

Jennifer, Chief Operations Officer, has more than 20 years of experience in providing environmental regulatory support and service to industry and government.

Joe English

Joe English

Senior Environmental Engineer, Project Manager

Joe serves as Project Manager for Adelante’s Regulatory and Technical Support contract with the Los Alamos National Laboratory. He is a registered civil engineer with 38 years of experience. Find out more about Joe here.

Zoe Duran

Zoe Duran

Principal Scientist/Program Manager

A senior Project Manager with over 17 years of experience with environmental remediation, regulatory compliance, and waste management projects Zoe serves as Sr. Project Manager/Statistician for Adelante’s Master Task Ordering Agreements for LANS’ Associate Directorate for Environmental Management (ADEM). Find out more about Zoe here.

Barbara Toole O'Neil

Barbara Toole O'Neil

Senior Environmental Engineer, Project Manager

Barbara has more than 30 years of experience in environmental and energy projects. She has extensive experience in the power generation sector and has researched fuels for power generation for much of her career. Find out more about Barbara here.