Provost & Pritchard Adds Four New Employees

Press Release:  June 24, 2020

FRESNO, CA: The Provost & Pritchard Consulting Group team continues to grow with the addition of four new employees to the firm. Dena Giacomini, a Senior Planner, joins the Bakersfield office; Mitzi Sepulveda joins the staff in Fresno as an Assistant Engineer; Sarah Lee, a Water Resources Specialist, is joining the firm’s Chico office and Stephanie Bartel will join the Water Treatment team in Fresno as an Intern.

“This talented group of individuals will help Provost & Pritchard better serve our clients,” said Ronald Samuelian, Provost & Pritchard’s president.

Giacomini comes to Provost & Pritchard with more than 20 years of land use planning, restoration and land use change projects. She has experience managing projects involving municipal codes and ordinances, county General Plans, Strategic Plans and Master Plans. She also has considerable experience in CEQA/NEPA compliance and agency permitting. She earned her bachelor’s degree in environmental studies with an emphasis in biology from California State University, Sacramento.

Sepulveda joins the firm with nearly five years of professional experience. A graduate of California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo with a degree in civil engineering, she has experience in the planning and design of commercial and industrial projects as well as preparing improvements plans including storm drain, street, grading, water and sewer.

The newest member of the Chico office, Lee is a water specialist with more than 10 years of experience in integrated water resource management. Her most recent post was preparing water security country profiles for Madagascar, Nepal, and Senegal that included looking at such items as water security risks and water use. Her work experience has taken her to complete water resources projects in such locations as Iceland, Israel, Jordan, Norway, South Africa, and Tanzania.

Bartel is completing her bachelor’s degree in civil engineering at California State University, Fresno and was a co-recipient of the annual Provost & Pritchard Scholarship. She has previously interned with Department of Transportation, the Department of Water Supply for the County of Hawai’i and was a student engineer at the Center for Irrigation Technology at CSU Fresno.


Dena Giacomini, Senior Planner

Mitzi Sepulveda, Assistant Engineer

Sarah Lee,
Water Resources Specialist

Stephanie Bartel, Intern