Smultea Sciences works on projects across the globe. Our company operates remotely, with our on-shore workforce located across the United States. 

 

We are a tight, well-organized team of experienced scientists, project managers, data analysts, and seasoned offshore veterans, supported by a dedicated operations team to keep our efforts running smoothly.

 

We are passionate about making a positive difference in the world, lending our expertise to shape sound resource policy, educating our clients on best practices, and contributing to collective scientific knowledge.​

Our team

Senior Leadership

MARI A SMULTEA, PhD

Mari Smultea, PhD

Founder/CEO/

Chief Scientist

Biologist and researcher with 30+ years of experience studying 

effects of human-related activities on marine mammal, sea turtle, sea bird, and terrestrial animal ecology and behavior. Endangered species specialist. ​

CINDI SAYER

Cindi Sayer - Smultea Sciences

Business Operations Manger

Cindi is our company integrator, overseeing all departments to ensure cohesiveness, integration, and communication. She is directly in charge of all business operations including accounting and human relations.

TRISHA SOUDER

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Project Operations PSO Services Mgr

Trisha supervises and coordinates all the moving parts required to deliver quality services to our clients. She manages our Project Operations; including our roster of 130+ Protected Species Observers (PSOs) and 40+ Passive Acoustic Monitoring (PAM) Operators.

CRAIG REISER, MA

Craig Reiser, MA - Smultea Sciences

Science & Regulatory Specialist

Craig is our regulatory expert, with a firm grasp of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), with 10 years of MMPA-specific project management involving IHA/LOA applications, in-field implementation, and annual and cumulative reporting.

CARL POOLE

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Business Development Manager

With a degree in Biology & Marine Science, Carl has over 14 years of experience working in environmental and protected/endangered species management. Carl will be using his years of experience to coordinate Smultea Sciences' business development model.

SUSAN STECKLER, MA

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Communications &

Special Projects

Susan coordinates Marketing and Communications for Smultea Sciences. This includes renewable energy industry outreach and managing our  multi-state and federal WBE/DBE certifications, along with leading our diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives. 

On-shore support team:

Our Senior Leadership and offshore team members are backed by a full complement of remotely-based personnel dedicated to advancing Smultea Sciences' mission. This includes seasoned project managers, expert data analysts, logistics experts, report writers and editors, along with a full support team of administrative staff.   

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