Della is passionate about working with public and private clients of all sizes in the Pacific Northwest to make their communities more resilient. On behalf of her clients, she partners with community stakeholders, local leaders, and private citizens, to identify and implement disaster and emergency preparedness measures to keep our infrastructure and people safe. This includes helping her clients to prepare for the expected effects of a Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake.
Della previously volunteered and eventually worked as an emergency management coordinator in her local community. She has combined her passion for keeping her community safe, the skills she learned as an emergency management coordinator, and her technical expertise to focus on resilience projects that will benefit the Pacific Northwest.
In addition to her resilience work, Della has 15 years of environmental experience throughout the Pacific Northwest managing projects ranging from brownfields cleanup to pre-development subsurface investigations.
Della has completed the FEMA Advanced Public Information Officer program and is working towards completing the National Emergency Management Basic Academy. She is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the American Geophysical Union, and Oregon Emergency Management Association.
“What I enjoy most about what I do is bringing our communities closer to being resilient to disasters so they can thrive following an event. This goes beyond simply planning life safety measures and instead focuses on the continued livelihood of the community, including the citizens, businesses, government, and infrastructure that make a community whole.”