July 13, 2018: Lotus Springs into Summer with More New Hires

This spring, Lotus Environmental Consulting, LLC welcomed an additional two employees, Rachel and Kelly. Rachel Tonia, our new Environmental Scientist, will be working in our Natural Resources department, with a focus on wetlands, hazardous waste investigations and NEPA clearance.  Our new Office Manager, Kelly Isett, will be focusing on our billing and invoicing, as well as internal office management and other administrative support.

"We're excited to announce our expansion for both our Natural Resources and Administrative departments with the addition of Rachel and Kelly to the Lotus team!"  Katherine Farrow, President of Lotus, said.

Our Environmental Scientist, Rachel, is a graduate of Nova Southeastern University in Davie, Florida, with a B.S. in Environmental Science and her Masters in Environmental Policy and Management from Florida Southeastern University.  Prior to joining Lotus, Ms. Tonia served as an Environmental Protection Specialist for the Seminole Tribe in Florida. Rachel worked in Environmental Compliance and was responsible for writing permits as per NEPA regulations for the Tribe’s various construction projects.  She also was responsible for managing several Tribe-wide training opportunities including HAZWOPER, NEPA, and Florida Storm Water, Erosion, and Sedimentation Control Inspector training.

Our new Office Manager, Kelly, comes to Lotus from the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office in Norristown, PA, where she was employed as their Office Manager for ten years.  She has a variety of office and administrative experience in different types of agencies, such as attorney’s offices and governmental organizations.  At the County Coroner’s Office, she was responsible for bookkeeping, administrative oversight and other office support.  She also serves actively on the Board of Directors for the Norristown Public Library.

With both of their backgrounds, we’re sure they’ll be a great fit and will continue to grow here at Lotus!


Kelly (left) and Rachel