Beverly Sauer is a senior project manager and life cycle analyst with over 25 years of experience conducting and managing life cycle assessments (LCAs) for a wide range of clients. She works closely with clients to design cost-effective analyses that will provide them with the information they need to meet their objectives. She particularly enjoys evaluating innovative materials and product designs and developing interactive tools that clients can use to evaluate a wide variety of scenarios for design, use, and end-of-life management of their products. Bev has served on the advisory committee for the U.S. LCI Database and the advisory council of the American Center for Life Cycle Assessment (ACLCA) and has authored chapters in two textbooks on LCA.
Shelly Schneider is a senior project manager and environmental scientist in solid waste management with over 20 years of experience in the field. Shelly has extensive experience in analysis of waste management alternatives and in waste characterization. Her clients have ranged from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to state, regional, and local government agencies.
Melissa Huff is a senior project manager and life cycle analyst specializing in Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and Life Cycle Inventory (LCI) Database projects. Hired and mentored by Bill Franklin, she has watched the LCA field mature and transform and finds it inspiring to be working in such a dynamic and significant field. During her 25 years of LCA experience, she has conducted LCI and LCA studies for Asian, European and North American clients, and served as project manager on dozens of public and private LCI/LCA projects. She has authored and presented numerous publications providing insight on her projects over the years. She also manages Franklin Associates' data within the U.S. LCI database. Melissa enjoys interacting with clients, providing the LCA scientific analysis required to meet their goals.
Anne Marie Molen joined Franklin Associates in 2007 and supports a variety of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and Life Cycle Inventory (LCI) projects as well as projects focused on waste characterization. She has a background in analytical chemistry and previously worked for MRIGlobal (formerly Midwest Research Institute) as a chemist. At MRI, she led method development efforts for preliminary analysis of PCB's and Dioxins. Following her work at MRI, Anne Marie served as a technical advisor for a large clinical reference laboratory focusing on molecular biology and pathology specialty testing. She has experience with Franklin Associates' private and public LCI databases. Her primary responsibilities include research, data collection, modeling, and technical report writing.
Sarah Cashman is a project manager and senior life cycle analyst, who has played a key role in development of comprehensive LCA models and reports for public sector clients, industry associations, and private companies both domestically and internationally. Sarah joined Franklin Associates in 2009 after completing her master's degree in sustainable systems with a focus on industrial ecology at the University of Michigan School of Natural Resources and Environment. She specializes in the LCA software SimaPro and openLCA as well as application of impact assessment methodologies. She also leads the development of customized life cycle models for clients in different software platforms. Her other expertise includes primary data collection, construction of life cycle inventory databases and models, development of presentations for non-technical audiences, and preparation of LCA reports. Through her work, she has gained a strong technical knowledge of consumer packaging systems, current and emerging water treatment technologies, chemical manufacturing, energy resources and technologies, building products, and agricultural operations.
Janet Mosley is an Environmental Sustainability & LCA Analyst at Franklin Associates. Janet joined Franklin Associates in 2012 after completing her master's degree in sustainable systems and industrial ecology at the University of Michigan School of Natural Resources and Environment. Her background includes experience in systems modeling and conducting LCI and LCA studies for both public and private sectors. Her primary responsibilities are research, data collection, modeling, as well as technical and non-technical report writing.
Troy Hawkins brings a decade of experience creating results based on life cycle assessment to inform sustainable decision-making. His experience includes leading the development of a web-based tool for incorporating sustainability assessment and societal costs into the Department of Defense acquisition process, conducting environmental materiality and life cycle assessment studies for corporate clients, and creating new life cycle assessment models. While with the U.S. EPA’s Office of Research and Development, he led LCA studies of a wide variety of technologies including water disinfection systems, biofuels, and electricity generation from co-firing biomass and coal. While with the Norwegian University of Science and Technology he led the development of a multi-regional input output model for European policy assessment in connection with the EXIOPOL project and conducted a detailed and transparent life cycle assessment of electric vehicles. He has authored numerous peer-reviewed publications, and his studies have been cited by major news organizations including the BBC and Guardian. He earned a PhD in Engineering and Public Policy and Civil and Environmental Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, a BS in Physics from the University of Michigan, and is a Certified LCA Practitioner.
Ben Morelli is an Environmental Sustainability and Life Cycle Assessment Analyst. Ben joined Franklin Associates in 2015 after completing his master's degree in environmental management and industrial ecology at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. His experience includes past LCA work in the building sector, technical projects related to municipal solid waste management, and work pertaining to metal networks and metals criticality. He received his undergraduate degree in ecological engineering from Oregon State University, where he studied the use and design of constructed wetlands for wastewater treatment. His background has provided him with broad exposure to both engineering and the natural sciences.
Ben Young, a staff member since 2016, received a Masters of Environmental Management from the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University with a certificate in sustainable systems analysis. Ben brings a diverse background in life cycle assessment, environmental policy, environmental markets, and green infrastructure. At Duke he developed a greenhouse gas emissions model for personal transport vehicles for a private client and performed benchmark LCIs for consumer product goods. As an LCA analyst at ERG, he develops life cycle inventories from both primary and secondary data sources, constructs complex parameterized life cycle assessment models, and interprets results for clients.