Fernleaf: Climate Change Resilience Experts

Meet Our Team

At Fernleaf, we employ the best in the business and put ourselves at the forefront of innovation in our industry. Our climate change resilience experts are passionate about solving complex climate planning challenges at the local level. We provide clarity and ways to address those threats by helping our customers make informed decisions and creating long-range plans. Meet our climate planning experts.

Jeff Hicks

Jeff Hicks

Chief Executive Officer
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Chris Buehler

Chris Buehler

Chief Operating Officer
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Isaac Pino

Isaac Pino

Chief Financial Officer
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Sealy Chipley

Sealy Chipley Stanley

Chief Revenue Officer
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Ken Dierks

Ken Dierks

Senior Resilience Associate
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Jim Fox

Jim Fox

Senior Resilience Associate
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Shayan Ghofrany

Shayan Ghofrany

Web Application Developer
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Matt Hutchinson

Matt Hutchins

Senior Resilience Analyst
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Dalton Nickerson

Dalton Nickerson

Software Engineer
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Aashka Patel

Aashka Patel

Resilience Specialist
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Kim Rhodes

Kim Rhodes

GIS and Resilience Specialist
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Josh Wilson

Josh Wilson

Product Development Lead
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Our Mindset

Vision: Fernleaf enables communities to build resilience to current and future conditions through localized, equitable, and transformative change.

Values: Fernleaf values can be summarized in three words: inclusivity, integrity, and innovation.

First and foremost, inclusivity at Fernleaf permeates our team and every facet of our work. We strive to adequately incorporate equity and justice in our work with clients and partners and diversity and inclusion amongst our team. Collaboration, open-mindedness, and teamwork are at the core of our success.

At Fernleaf, integrity means authenticity, transparency, and accountability. We hold ourselves and the quality of our work to the highest of standards to gain and maintain the respect of our clients and partners.

We value innovation. We demonstrate our commitment to innovation by fostering a team spirit of proactive and continual improvement in the work we do and how we do it. We support each other to maintain an optimal work-life balance in a fun, creative, and passionate environment.

Work at Fernleaf

We believe in creating roles that help each individual use their experience, education, and skills to create lasting change in the communities they serve. We are constantly learning and encouraging each other to learn, incorporating continuing education, and creating clear career development paths for our team members. Our benefits include company-sponsored health insurance and an unlimited PTO policy. We are located in Asheville, a city known for its art community, fine dining, and mountain heritage. Beautiful Buncombe County in the mountains of Western North Carolina offers world-class outdoor activities, from hiking and mountain biking to white water rafting and waterfall chasing.

Are you a climate change and resilience expert who approaches climate change risk and vulnerability assessments through the lens of social responsibility? Do you enjoy both working hard and having fun? Don’t take yourself too seriously yet passionately advocate for your clients? Then you’ll probably fit right in at Fernleaf. Take a look at our open positions and see if one might be a good fit for you.

The Fernleaf Team

Open Positions

There are no open positions at this time, but please follow us on LinkedIn to be notified when new positions become available.

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