Sam Esser joined AES in 2012 as a Restoration Field Crew. Now a Project Supervisor, Esser is based out of AES’ Pennsylvania office, working on ecological restoration projects throughout the Northeast. Esser has experience in all aspects of restoration work including planting, seeding, seed collecting, erosion control methods, brush cutting, herbicide application, light equipment operation and other tasks including natural areas maintenance.
While pursuing his degree in Environmental Science from 2007-2011, Esser completed coursework in Organic Chemistry, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), hydrogeology and ecology. He gained experience through university field and research projects involving environmental mitigation/restoration, plant competition studies, animal population studies, stream/flood analysis, topographic mapping of ponds and lakes and well monitoring. While studying abroad at Lincoln University in New Zealand, Esser completed water sampling and water quality analyses of four different streams.