Sarah Veselka

Senior Scientist /Project Manager

Sarah has over 20 years of experience conducting stream bioassessments and reporting for research laboratories, non-profits, and private industry. Over the past 12 years, she grew a successful West Virginia based environmental consulting company from the ground up, supporting over 40 employees. Her skills include southern and central Appalachian freshwater fish, mussel, crayfish, and aquatic benthic macroinvertebrate sampling and identification. Sarah has most recently focused on freshwater mussel surveys conducting over 200 surveys in the past seven years throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Midwestern regions for a wide range of clients. She is a PADI certified Master Diver and has significant experience with low visibility, large river diving using a dry suit and full-face mask communications. Sarah is highly organized and has considerable experience in project management, agency consultations, funding procurement, client relations, and scientific writing. Sarah holds an M.S. in Wildlife & Fisheries Resources from West Virginia University and a B.S. in Biology from the University of Georgia.

  • USFWS Approved Malacologist (KY, OH, PA, WV, +16 States)
  • Threatened and Endangered Coalfields Crayfish Approved Surveyor (KY, WV)
  • PADI Master Diver – Drysuit Specialty