Sam Butler

Sam Butler joined the Nuka Research Plymouth office as a Project Manager in 2022 after working with the Hawaii Department of Health (HDOH) as a Senior Consultant on the State’s vaccination support team. During this time, Sam led the development of several Statewide Vaccination Campaign Strategic Plans and COVID-19 After Action Reports (AARs).   In … Read more

John Konovsky

John Konovsky has worked as a conservation biologist and environmental program manager for Indigenous communities both in the U.S.A. and Canada for 25 years.  His professional career has focused on the biological recovery of threatened ecosystems, especially at the marine-upland interface.  His experience includes assessment of cumulative effects and watershed restoration planning, protection of water … Read more

Sharry Miller

Sharry Miller joined Nuka Research as a Senior Project Manager in 2019 after working for nine years with the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation in Valdez. During her time with ADEC, Sharry focused on crude oil tanker discharge prevention and contingency planning in Prince William Sound and Cook Inlet. She also worked with non-crude and … Read more

Richard Packard

Rich joined Nuka’s Plymouth office in October 2014 as a part-time project manager after 37 years with the Massachusetts Department of Environment Protection. Much of Rich’s career at MassDEP was spent overseeing and responding to oil and chemical emergencies, managing assessment and clean-up activities at remedial sites and conducting compliance and enforcement of state environmental … Read more

Bretwood Higman

Bretwood Higman, or Hig, began contributing to Nuka Research’s project work in 2009, after completing a 4,000-mile trek with his wife and partner in Ground Truth Trekking, Erin McKittrick. Hig’s work with Nuka has included the input, processing, analysis, modeling, and visualization of large datasets. In particular, he has worked to analyze large weather datasets … Read more

Mike Popovich

Mike Popovich joined Nuka Research as a Project Manager in 2012 after serving 26 years with the U.S. Coast Guard both on active duty (21 years) and as the First Coast Guard District’s civilian Environmental Equipment Specialist.  Mike has extensive experience in the Marine Environmental Response field, having served in Louisiana, Florida, and the New … Read more