Key Management

Rae Lynn Schneider – President, CEO

Ms. Schneider has 10 years of experience as a NEPA project and program manager at all levels, as well as, natural resources planning, recreation demand planning, and economic projects. Ms. Schneider has managed NEPA projects for the General Services Administration (GSA), the U.S. Army, the U.S. Air Force, local municipalities, quasi- government agencies, and private developments.

Her experience has ranged from techni cal lead for socioeconomics and biology to managing supplemental EIS and quick- turnaround EAs. Ms. Schneider has experience with public involvement and survey technique.

 

EDUCATION:

MPP, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard, 2001
B.S., Rangeland Ecology & Management, Texas A&M University, 1997


Rudi Reinecke – Vice President

Mr. Reinecke has been involved with natural resources since he was in high school in Lockhart, Texas.  His career started while working for the U.S. Forest Service on a 180-day appointment, continuing with data collection for Texas Agricultural Experiment Station (TAES).  He was employed at the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) – Waco District as an Environmental Specialist preparing NEPA documents before he started his consulting career at Geo-Marine, Inc. (GMI).  At GMI, Mr. Reinecke found his niche with assisting clients through the ever-changing Section 404 of the Clean Water Act (CWA) permitting processes.  Mr. Reinecke has been in the environmental consulting field for 21 years, primarily in Texas, while also working on projects reaching from California to Puerto Rico.  Mr. Reinecke is a ISA Certified Arborist and has been trained in Wetland Delineation.  Clients have enjoyed working with him because not only does he provide the necessary information they need, but he develops solutions that are fully vetted to the table.

While not at work, Mr. Reinecke is active in raising his two children – Gunnar and Jocelyn.  He is also active at his church through their worship, youth, and men’s ministries.  Since 2013, he and his son have been on short-term mission trips to Guatemala, Uganda, and Spain.

 

EDUCATION:

M.S., Rangeland Ecology and Management, Texas A&M University, 1996
B.S., Rangeland Ecology and Management, Texas A&M University, 1994


Kevin Stone, MA, RPA – Vice President – Cultural Resources Director

Kevin Stone is the Principal Investigator for IES’s cultural resources department. Mr. Stone received his Bachelor of Arts in History from Abilene Christian University and Master of Arts in Anthropology from Texas Tech University. He is responsible for developing and implementing cost effective strategies to ensure historic and prehistoric cultural resources are considered during the design phase of a given project. Over the last seven years, Mr. Stone has drafted countless reports under contract and in coordination with numerous political subdivisions, private contractors, and landowners to provide assistance in navigating the obstacles surrounding cultural resources and the permitting process.

Mr. Stone believes that by becoming aware of cultural resources, and the potential pitfalls surrounding them, parties dealing with cultural resources can more efficiently navigate the process and complete the project without further delays. Mr. Stone remains active in the archeological community, as he is a member of the Texas Archeological Society, Council of Texas Archeologists, and is a Registered Professional Archeologist. Kevin Stone lives in Denton, Texas with his wife and two dogs. When not working, Kevin enjoys spending time with his wife, staying active outdoors, and working on his car. Mr. Stone recently hiked to the famous archeological ruins in Machu Picchu, Peru.