Our Team

Anthony Stewart

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President & Environmental Director 

Anthony is an entrepreneur with more than five years of full-time experience in the environmental industry, serving 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 in Australia, participating in field research on Sustainable Development across nine countries around the world. Anthony completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Studies at the University of Pittsburgh in 2011.

After graduation, Anthony 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 performing environmental consulting and green design. At DECO, Anthony has managed environmental assessment, risk analysis, and contaminant mitigation by implementing sustainable technology and best practices. He is currently serving his second term as an elected officer for the Solar Unified Network of Western PA and is a technical advisor to InvolveMINT.

email: astewart@deco-resources.com

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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

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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

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Chelsea Michelessi

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Sustainability Coordinator

Chelsea graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelors in Environmental Studies. She serves as a sustainability consultant to help local organizations implement actions to improve environmental and social impact. Chelsea also performs work as an environmental scientist to assess air, soil, and water quality.

email: cmichelessi@deco-resources.com

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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

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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

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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