TCI offers a breadth of expertise in-house and has an extensive network of conservation professionals that can be assembled to bring stakeholders together and accomplish challenging natural resource projects. TCI uses the natural energy of the issue, the group, and their interactions, to forge new and powerful processes and outcomes. Combined, TCI staff have been working at the intersection of science and public policy for more than 50 years. We invest in communication and decision-making tools to ensure successful outcomes.
Founder and Principal
As founder and principal of TCI, Karen has helped numerous organizations develop practical and effective solutions to a wide range environmental problems. Karen draws on decades of conservation experience when guiding groups to consensus or synthesizing large volumes of research to support decision-making. Before starting Terwilliger Consulting, Inc. (TCI) in 1995, Karen was the non-game and endangered wildlife program manager for the state of Virginia and worked for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Karen holds a B.S. and M.S. in Wildlife Biology.
Tracy is a marine geologist with expertice in coastal policy and environmental planning. Before founding her business, Terraqueous Management & Research Group, Tracy worked for the US Fish and Wildlife Service as a presidential management intern and as a Geologist. Tracy holds B.A. and M.S. degrees in Geology.
Elizabeth Crisfield has a broad and rigorous scientific foundation but specializes in translating science to guide environmental policy. Before starting her business, The Strategic Stewardship Iniatiative, Elizabeth worked for the National Park Service as a hydrologist and water rights negotiator at Everglades National Park and as a physics teacher. Elizabeth holds a B.S. in Physics, an M.S. in Agronomy, and a PhD in Geography.