Mr. Brody is a native Los Angelino, raising his family in Topanga Canyon.
Master of Geography, University of California at Los Angeles. Master's Thesis: Lake Level Decline, Water Resource Management, and Public Perception. Lake Arrowhead, CA, Drought Years 1999–2003
Bachelor of Science, Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, University of California at Berkeley. Senior Thesis: Saltwater Intrusion into Los Angeles Basin Aquifers, a Case Study
He works as is a private sector consultant specializing in ecological restoration and enhancement, particularly the protection, restoration, creation, and management of riparian and wetland systems. As a regulatory specialist he conducts jurisdictional delineations of riparian corridors and wetlands per California Coastal Commission, California Department of Fish and Game (CDFG), and US Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE) protocols for projects throughout Southern California. He is a Certified Professional Wetland Scientist and one of his main interests is in the development of mitigation banking and in-lie fee programs.
Past work experience includes:
- Lawrence Berkeley Laboratories:
San Joaquin Valley Agricultural Drainage Project – Worked with a Lawrence Berkeley National Labs team helping design, install, and conduct a salinity and selenium water contamination study. Primary project responsibilities included helping assess the impacts of agricultural drainage and selenium losses in wetland channels located on the west-side of the San Joaquin Valley and used for drainage discharges and surface water deliveries. Additional duties included data processing/analysis and maintenance of remote sensing field equipment.
- U.S. Geological Survey, Water Resource Division:
Saltwater Intrusion/Aquifer-Mapping Project – Helped assess extent of saltwater contamination into Los Angeles County coastal aquifers. Duties included interpretation of geophysical logs and calculating inter-basin groundwater flow budgets. Additional responsibilities included assisting field crews in drilling and constructing groundwater monitoring wells.
- English Teacher: TEFL instructor to underprivileged children in developing countries
- Open Ocean skipper: Sailboat deliveries