Our Team

Anthony Stewart


President & Environmental Director 

Anthony is an environmental scientist who works to ensure that people have access to a healthy urban environment. With nearly a decade of full-time experience in the environmental industry, he has served on a variety of projects performing Site Assessments, identifying environmental hazards, contamination, and evaluating recognized environmental conditions. He studied visual arts and printmaking at the Federal University of Mato Grasso do Sul in Campo Grande, Brazil through the Rotary Exchange Program in 2005. Anthony was later selected to study through an international program of Macquarie University, participating in field research on Sustainable Development across nine countries and five continents. Anthony completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Studies at the University of Pittsburgh in 2011.

Since graduating, Anthony has worked in the environmental field, specializing in environmental consulting and renewable energy. In 2013, he founded DECO Resources, LLC, (Design – Engineering – Construction – Operations) to lead a team in providing resources for sustainability and green design. At DECO, Anthony has managed environmental assessment, designed and implemented sustainable technology, and worked to support his community. He has served two terms as an elected officer for the Solar Unified Network of Western PA and is a technical advisor to InvolveMINT.

email: astewart@deco-resources.com


Sam Lehr

Sustainability Consultant

Holding both a B.S. in Environmental Science and a M.S. in Environmental Science and Management from Duquesne University, Sam’s greatest interests lie in the use of science, technology, and policy to address issues of sustainable development and environmental conservation. His role includes community-oriented projects, environmental sampling, and research and development in various areas of DECO’s work. Sam has a background in hard science as well as community engagement and hands-on conservation work with the Student Conservation Association.

email: slehr@deco-resources.com


Justin Goetz

Technology Consultant, Director of DECO Technologies

Justin has been working with computers since the age of 7 and specializes in Linux systems administration, networking, embedded device development, and wireless infrastructure design. Justin’s goals are to make technology work in ways that assist sustainable projects by adding layers of automation, data collection, and user interaction.

email: justing@justingoetz.net


Anya Richka

Green Design Intern

Anya is working towards a degree in Architectural Studies from the University of Pittsburgh. Her background includes interests in art, cultural studies, and environmental protection. Her goals are to affect peoples’ impact on the earth though improved efficiency and thoughtful design.

email: arichka@deco-resources.com


Jonathan Toplak

Environmental Technician Intern

Jonathan is currently pursuing his Bachelors of Science in Environmental Science at Duquesne University. He has experience in water quality sampling and analysis and sustainable practices. His interests lie in water and air quality, environmental toxicology, and sustainability.

email: jtoplak@deco-resources.com


Abigail Ellert

Communications Intern

Abigail graduated from SUNY Oswego with a B.S. in Zoology and is currently pursuing an M.S. in Environmental Science and Management from Duquesne University. She has experience in environmental conservation, water quality testing and analysis of greenhouse gas emissions. Her goal is to combine sustainable practices with ecosystem conservation.

email: aellert@deco-resources.com


Advisory Board

Cephas Afeke – PhD Student in Chemistry at the University of Pittsburgh

Brigitta Horton – Veteran of the US Air Force & Master’s student in Sustainable Design

Unnati Rao – PhD Student in Environmental & Chemical Engineering at the University of California, Riverside

Tessa Roscoe – Director of Innovation with focuses on water treatment & sustainable development