Who We Are

Leadership Profiles

Vernadero's Leadership Team has been carefully assembled to provide clients with leaders in the industry. Each are dependable, goal-oriented consulting professionals experienced in providing high-value technical, staffing or construction services and solutions to the DOD and other federal and state agencies. Supporting our Leadership Team are experienced in-house project managers, technical specialists, and other professional staff, supported by independent, small and large business teaming partners. The success of our organization and culture is documented by client retainage and repeat exceptional performance assessments spanning our full range of services.

Michael Collins, PhD

President & Construction Services Director

Michael Collins, PhD, is the Founder, President and Construction Services Director for Vernadero. He is a U.S. Navy veteran with more than 25 years of experience as a DOD public works and environmental services executive. He excels in matching federal government infrastructure and environmental program requirements with experienced consulting professionals. Doing so in a cost-effective and timely manner that provides a strong value proposition to the Government is his expertise. Dr. Collins is the former Mayor of the Town of Paradise Valley, Arizona.

Eric Webb, PhD

Vice President & Technical Services Director

Eric Webb, PhD, is the Technical Services Director for Vernadero. He has over 20 years of experience directing environmental studies for military and water resources projects nationwide. He has managed indefinite delivery contracts for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Naval Facilities Engineering Command. Eric has worked closely with clients, staff, and regulatory professionals as an environmental scientist conducting wetland delineations and permitting, habitat restoration designs, natural resources surveys and management, Section 7 consultation support, and National Environmental Policy Act compliance.

Dan Becker, GISP

Vice President & Information Systems & Technology Director

Dan Becker, GISP, is the Information Systems & Technology Director for Vernadero. A certified Geographic Information Systems Professional, Dan oversees GIS data analysis and quality control. He is proficient with DoD-specific requirements including each branches SDSFIE data model. Dan administers Vernadero's ArcGIS Enterprise deployment and is versed in all aspects of the ArcGIS software suite. He works closely with Vernadero's clients to identify their unique GIS, GPS, and data management needs and aids in development of customized solutions using a variety of programming/scripting languages.

Joanne Maiden

Business Manager

Joanne Maiden is the Business Manager for Vernadero. She brings more than three decades of experience in accounting, finance, and treasury management to the company. Joanne supports Company and Program leadership by performing accounting/financial reporting, human resources, office management, and recordkeeping. Among other duties, Joanne manages contract billings, account payable, accounts receivable, payroll and personnel records. Her experience puts her in a strong position to safeguard company assets and maintain strong financial control while achieving all federal accounting regulation requirements.