OUR TEAM

Meet our team members below and enjoy a few video highlights here:

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TODD A. BARKER, AICP

PRINCIPAL / SENIOR CONSULTANT

Todd co-founded Adrian Collaborative with his wife Jacqi in 2011. He holds a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a graduate certificate in sustainable development and master’s degree in natural resources from Oregon State University, a graduate certificate in sustainable transportation from the University of Washington, and a master’s degree in communications from Southern New Hampshire University. ­­Todd applies over 30 years of experience in communications, public involvement, and transportation consulting to lead the team’s professional services. He enjoys supporting local eateries around Duluth, occasional axe-throwing, public speaking and mentoring, and traveling with his family.

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JACQI BARKER

PRINCIPAL / CFO

Jacqi co-founded Adrian Collaborative with her husband Todd in 2011. She earned a bachelor’s degree in education from North Georgia College and State University and a master’s degree in education from Walden University. ­­­Jacqi started her career in the field of education and has since developed expertise to lead financial, human resources, and professional development roles as well as the firm’s training services. She enjoys drinking a great cup of coffee, traveling to both mountains and beaches, and baking amazing treats for the Adrian team.

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HEATHER ARENTSON

DATA ANALYTICS MANAGER

Heather joined Adrian Collaborative in 2014. She earned a bachelor’s degree in environmental economics and management from the University of Georgia and a master’s degree in data analytics from Georgia Tech. Heather has extensive experience translating complex technical concepts, processes, and designs to audiences of varied backgrounds. When not working she enjoys spending time and with her family, traveling, and teaching ballet.

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IRIS HERNANDEZ

COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST

Iris has been a part of Adrian Collaborative since 2014. She earned a bachelor’s degree in public policy from Georgia State University and a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Alabama. ­­­Iris specializes in public outreach with an emphasis on engaging within Latino communities. She enjoys traveling the world with her husband and supporting hospitals in several states as an ICU nurse.

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CRAIG GRESHAM, P.E.

SENIOR TRANSPORTATION PLANNER

Craig has been with Adrian Collaborative since 2014. He holds both a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in civil engineering from North Carolina State University. ­­­Craig’s expertise lies in the fields of travel demand modeling, traffic forecasting, and GIS. He has utilized these skills on transportation projects in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee, and Georgia. His hobbies include carpentry, attending live music festivals, and participating in triathlons.

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SANNA BUISMAN

MEDIA DIRECTOR

Sanna joined Adrian Collaborative in 2015. She earned a bachelor’s degree in theater arts from Azusa Pacific University and a master’s degree in communication and media studies from Brenau University. ­­­Sanna has extensive experience with social media, graphic design, photography, and videography. She is a professional actress with credits including Hulu, Netflix, and Coca-Cola. She has a passion for sketch comedy, which she performs and teaches in Atlanta.

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MORGAN OLSEN

ECOLOGIST / ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNER

Morgan joined Adrian Collaborative in 2017 after a previous internship the year before. She earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from Kennesaw State University. Morgan’s expertise lies in the areas of ecology fieldwork and environmental protection. She enjoys hiking, running, and exploring Georgia’s state parks with her husband and two young children.

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JESSIE HANNA

ECOLOGIST / ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNER

Jessie returned to Adrian Collaborative in 2018 after her 2016 internship. She holds a bachelor’s degree in conservation biology and a certificate in urban ecology from Oglethorpe University. Jessie has extensive experience with environmental analysis and ecology fieldwork. She enjoys spending time outside with her husband and daughter, going to Braves games, and watching The Office.

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SOPHIA ZOHBE

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT / OUTREACH SPECIALIST

Sophia has been with Adrian Collaborative since 2018. She holds a bachelor’s degree in biology with a minor in chemistry and a master’s degree in science education from Georgia State University. Sophia began her career in the field of education and has incorporated her love for teaching into community outreach efforts and related research at Adrian Collaborative. She enjoys hiking, serving at her local church, and traveling Georgia with her two children. 

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RIAN BARKER

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Rian has been with Adrian Collaborative since February of 2019. She is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Georgia Gwinnett College. Rian specializes in HR coordination and project management support. In her free time, she enjoys singing, gaming, and playing with her cats.

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JOSHUA CHERIAN

MEDIA SPECIALIST

Joshua has been part of the Adrian Collaborative team since 2019. He is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in biblical counseling from West Coast Bible College. Joshua’s interest in photography and editing has led him to pursue in-depth training on how to craft images and online content that communicate messages in clear and interesting ways. His love for serving in the local church involves playing music as well as volunteering with a college ministry. 

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CAMERON SEXTON

ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNER / SENIOR HISTORIAN

Cameron has been part of the Adrian Collaborative team since 2020. She earned a bachelor’s degree in international affairs at Georgia Tech and a master’s degree in historic preservation from Georgia State University. Cameron has extensive experience with architectural history and cultural resource protection. She enjoys reading, hosting family and friends, and spending time outside with her husband and two young children.

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ZACH MAUCH

SENIOR INSPECTOR

Zach joined Adrian Collaborative in 2020 as our Senior Erosion Control Inspector. He graduated from SUNY Alfred, where he majored in construction management. He was born and raised on Long Island, New York and moved to Georgia in 2018. Zach currently lives in Marietta with his girlfriend and their dog Duke. When he’s not keeping busy with work, he enjoys kayaking, hiking, and “shooting the Hooch” with friends.

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ETHAN BARKER

COMMUNICATIONS INTERN

Ethan joined Adrian Collaborative in 2017. He is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Spanish at Berry College as well as minors in English and teaching English as a foreign language. ­­­Ethan is passionate about language and communication. He enjoys photography, watching telenovelas, and going on hikes.

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KYLIE JOHNSON

ECOLOGY INTERN

Kylie joined the Adrian Collaborative team in 2020. She is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in environmental science from Georgia Gwinnett College. ­­­Kylie is passionate about environmental conservation and sustainability efforts, and she hopes to focus on a career in corporate responsibility. Kylie enjoys spending time with her family, camping with her friends, watching movies, and the occasional scuba diving trip.