Our Team

Craig Fajnor, Principal
Mr. Craig Fajnor, Co-Founder and Principal of EcoTierra Consulting, Inc., has more than 30 years experience in government, including 22 years of experience in environmental planning and project management. Mr. Fajnor has served in a senior management position at various consulting firms for over 15 years and operated an independent consulting practice for more than four years. Mr. Fajnor specializes in urban projects and has managed large and complex projects in Los Angeles and throughout the Southern California region. Mr. Fajnor brings hands-on experience in all forms of environmental documentation which may be needed to meet the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act and the National Environmental Policy Act. View Resume

Curtis Zacuto, Principal
Mr. Curtis Zacuto, Co-Founder and Principal of EcoTierra Consulting, Inc., has more than 26 years of experience in environmental planning and project management. Mr. Zacuto has served in a senior management position at previous consulting firms and has worked for a public university as a principal campus environmental planner. Mr. Zacuto specializes in urban and rural projects and has managed large and complex and controversial projects in the Los Angeles area and throughout the Southern California region. Mr. Zacuto also recently served for six years on the Agoura Hills Planning Commision. This experience broadened his perspective on environmental planning which provides valuable insight to his projects and for his clients. Mr. Zacuto's background in private and public sector planning has resulted in a comprehensive understanding of the complex relationships between land use regulations, environmental impact, and project implementation. View Resume

Paulette Franco, Senior Project Manager
Ms. Paulette Franco, Senior Project Manager with more than 16 years of experience in environmental planning and project management. Ms. Franco has managed urban, rural, and highly controversial projects of various types and sizes, including residential, retail, office, mixed-use, schools, museums, infrastructure, and transportation projects. In addition, Paulette has performed QA/QC oversight and review for environmental documentation on several projects. Paulette possesses a detailed understanding of CEQA, NEPA, and other environmental regulations. View Resume

Lainie Herrera, Senior Project Manager
Lainie Herrera is a Senior Project Manager with over 13 years of experience managing and preparing CEQA and NEPA environmental documents. Her experience includes residential, office, mixed‐use, institutional, recreation, and infrastructure projects, for which she coordinates between agencies, applicants, consultants, and attorneys to certify CEQA documents as part of the overall project entitlement process.

Jennifer Johnson, Project Manager
Ms. Jennifer Johnson, a Project Manager for EcoTierra Consulting, Inc., has over 11 years of experience in land use analysis and preparation of environmental review documents pursuant to CEQA and NEPA. Ms. Johnson has assisted and managed projects involving the preparation of environmental documentation for both private and public sector clients, including: Environmental Assessments, Initial Studies, Negative Declarations, Mitigated Negative Declarations, Mitigation Monitoring Programs, Environmental Impact Reports, Focused Environmental Impact Reports, and Environmental Impact Statements. View Resume

Brad Perrine, Senior Environmental Planner
Mr. Brad Perrine, Senior Environmental Planner for EcoTierra Consulting, has over seven years of experience writing environmental analyses that includes Initial Studies and Environmental Impact Reports in compliance with CEQA. Mr. Perrine’s project experience ranges from utility and flood control infrastructure to high-profile, mixed-use greenfield and infill developments. In this capacity, Mr. Perrine regularly coordinates with project teams, agencies, and specialists; analyzes and interprets technical environmental data; writes analyses for various environmental issues; and develops adequate mitigation measures to reduce a project’s impact on the environment. View Resume