Employee Profiles

The goal of Earth Source and Heartland Restoration Services is to utilize our diverse team of professionals to bring environmentally sustainable solutions to our clients and ensure their projects are completed in an efficient and timely manner. Our interdisciplinary staff of qualified professionals have been trained in a wide range of engineering and environmental sciences. Staff specialists include registered landscape architects, designers, professional wetland scientists, biologists, geologists, botanists, licensed pesticide applicators and certified wildland firefighters. We pride ourselves in executing site assessments, environmental permits, landscape and ecological design, ecological restoration services, and native plant material solutions for developers, engineers, transportation authorities, parks departments, state and federal agencies, and residential clients.

Eric P. Ellingson, C.P.G., P.W.S.
President, Earth Source, Inc. and Heartland Restoration Services

Daniel L. Ernst, PLA, ASLA
Vice President, Earth Source, Inc.

Jennifer Manning
Senior Environmental Scientist, Project Manager, Earth Source, Inc.

Tim Skiver
Environmental Scientist, Project Manager, Earth Source, Inc.

Ashlee Nichter
Environmental Scientist, Earth Source, Inc.

George Trueblood
Landscape Designer, Earth Source, Inc.

Ryan Rodrigue
Landscape Designer, Earth Source, Inc.

Mike Van Laeken
Director, Heartland Restoration Services, Inc.

Har Sein
Assistant Nursery Manager, Heartland Restoration Services, Inc.

Ryan Smith
Nursery Sales and Operations, Heartland Restoration Services, Inc.

Michelle Peterson
Restoration Ecologist, Heartland Restoration Services, Inc.

Jessica Hinz
Restoration Ecologist, Heartland Restoration Services, Inc.

Nathan Pugh
Restoration Ecologist, Heartland Restoration Services, Inc.

Levi Sherman
Restoration Ecologist, Heartland Restoration Services, Inc.