Don’t you want a team that works like MAD?
Christine Dilley, MBA
As CEO, Christine manages and directs MAD Scientist Associates, LLC. Prior to joining MAD was a seven-year career at Battelle in the world of scientific consulting — building relationships with clients, promoting company capabilities, proposal development, research, and project reporting. In 2003, she joined MAD when Mark Dilley, the founder and then sole proprietor, became too busy with field and project work to manage and grow the business. Christine also oversees compliance management related to federal, state, and municipal contracts and has completed ODOT’s Managing the Transportation and Environmental Project Development (NEPA) Training. As majoriity owner, she holds EDGE, WBE, and WOSB certifications. Her B.S. degree was earned at The Ohio State University and her MBA at Franklin University. She currently serves as Vice President of Corporate Partners on the NAWBO Columbus Board of Directors. Additionally, Christine is a co-owner of Scioto Gardens Nursery.
Mark Dilley, PWS, CSE
Mark is Chief Scientist at MAD Scientist Associates. He is a Professional Wetland Scientist (Society of Wetland Scientists) and Certified Senior Ecologist (Ecological Society of America) with over 25 years of experience in wetland science, field biology, ecology, and environmental studies. Mark is certified through Ohio EPA’s QDC program for Level 3 fish studies and habitat assessments for biological monitoring of wadeable streams and rivers. He has worked on projects in 25 states, but focuses his efforts on his home state of Ohio. (Make the sustainable choice: Hire locally-grown consultants!). Mark received his B.S. in Natural Resources in Fisheries Management and his M.S. in Environmental Science from The Ohio State University, with an emphasis on wetlands. His thesis research (Atrazine Fate and Transport in a Created Flow-through Emergent Marsh: An Examination of Key Processes) was completed at the internationally-acclaimed Olentangy River Wetland Research Park at OSU. Mark has continued his connection with OSU as a lecturer for the Wetland Ecology and Restoration course since 2012. Mark is also a co-owner of Scioto Gardens Nursery.
Jenny Adkins, PWS
Project Scientist > Botany & Education
Jenny received her B.S. in Biology and Masters in Education from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. Through her years of schooling and work experience, Jenny has become skilled in plant identification, restoration planting plans, and management practices for invasive species control. She is proficient in completing detailed botanical surveys such as Ohio’s FQAI and VIBI. She is a Professional Wetland Scientist, certified delineator with ORAM training, as well as a surveyor for running buffalo clover. She utilizes her master’s in education by working with municipalities and area school districts, developing outdoor programming and environmentally focused curriculum. She also works directly with teachers and other local educators to enhance their approach in utilizing the outdoors and wetlands in their classrooms.
Lindsay Hanna, CWD
Project Scientist > delineation & site assessment
Lindsay received her B.S. in Environmental Science from Bowling Green State University, and her M.S. in Natural Resources and the Environment with an emphasis in Terrestrial Ecosystems from the University of Michigan. She is a Certified Wetland Delineator and has spent much of her career delineating wetlands across the United States. In addition to wetland work, Lindsay has conducted T/E surveys and natural resource surveys, as well as performed sampling for water quality and harmful algal blooms. She has a wide variety of project experience, from environmental compliance auditing to NEPA biological and environmental assessments to environmental sampling.