Husband and wife team, John Altmann and Simone Oliver worked together in the environmental planning field for 9 years before opening AOA in February of 2000. Both Simone and John have worked in many jurisdictions throughout the PNW and have a thorough understanding of permitting requirements, ordinances and policies related to critical areas and landscape design.

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Simone Oliver, Landscape Architect

Simone has been working as a landscape architect/project manager since 1991. Her emphasis is in landscape design, wetland and stream mitigation design, permitting, construction review, and site assessments. She manages projects from the preliminary site assessments through design, permitting, construction and performance monitoring (if required). Simone taught LARC 331 – Grading and Drainage Construction Studio in the winter quarter 1997-1998 at the University of Washington Department of Landscape Architecture. Simone enjoys herbalism, teaching art, creating pottery, traveling, but most of all, hiking with John and their two children Dain and Skyla.

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John Altmann, Ecologist

John has been working in resource and environmental planning, project management and field analysis since 1988.  His main area of concentration is critical areas.  He believes each project is unique and strives to meet the needs of each of his clients.  John’s experience includes: wetland and stream delineations, mitigation plans, natural resource inventories, site planning and wildlife habitat assessments.  John enjoys hiking, cross-country skiing, football, traveling and relaxing with his family.