Our Team

The Green Team is:

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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Ashley Young

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Education Advisor

Ashley holds a Bachelor’s Degree in recreation administration as well as a Masters Degree in education. She brings years of experience working with youth in the Pittsburgh region. Her background includes coaching, teaching health and physical education, facility management, and curriculum development. Her goal is to teach a well-rounded lifestyle by encouraging critical thinking and supporting healthy, active lives.

email: ayoung@deco-resources.com

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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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Teresa Leatherow

Industrial & Environmental Engineer

Teresa is pursuing a dual degree in Supply Chain Management and Business Information Systems with a certificate in Sustainability (concentrating on industrial and environmental engineering) from the University of Pittsburgh. She is especially interested in the intersection of business and engineering, and focuses on integrating environmental sustainability into supply chain and operations functions. A firm believer in the good that business can do for the environment and society, Teresa will combine technical and business backgrounds at DECO-Resources in a consulting role.

email: tleatherow@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