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 23-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:

  • Biomass management solutions
  • Carbon credit project development and verification
  • Regulatory strategy
  • Engineering
  • Data analysis
  • Regulatory program development
  • Compliance
  • Information management

Our staff’s relevant experience includes a wide range of projects in climate, land, water and air quality at 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 that 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 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.


Virginia Smith

Virginia Smith


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.

Amy Brown

Amy Brown

Chief Operating Officer

Amy serves as Adelante’s Chief Operating Officer and also is in charge of managing government programs. She works with local governments to fight climate change, protect the environment and create jobs. Amy was also in private legal practice for several years.

Joe English

Joe English

Vice President, Senior Environmental Engineer

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.

Jennifer Pope

Jennifer Pope

Pugo Systems Program Manager

Ms. Pope is Pugo Program Manager for Adelante. Her accomplishments related to Pugo include securing NSF certification after completing NSF performance testing under Standards NSF-40 and NSF-245; securing a wastewater treatment patent (US 10,196,291 B1) for the system; and navigating Pugo through a successful field performance testing program in Suffolk County, NY.

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.

Adelante Consulting, Inc., 3483 Corrales Road, Corrales, NM 87048