About Ecocentric

About Ecocentric

Who Are We?

A family-owned and operated small business, Ecocentric, LLC is equipped with the knowledge and experience to enable any organization to meet state and federal conservation guidelines. Our team of project managers, biologists, and data specialists has spent more than a decade in the Mojave collaborating with government agencies, energy companies, and environmental management firms to help them implement ecological mitigation measures at minimal cost.


Amanda Scheib

Chief Executive Officer | Wildlife Biologist

Amanda Scheib is the CEO and a Wildlife Biologist at Ecocentric, LLC. She received a Bachelor of Science in Biology in 2000 and a Master’s in Science Education in 2003 from the University of Tennessee. Prior to employment with Ecocentric, LLC, she served as a wildlife biologist for the California Department of Fish and Wildlife and worked as a contract wildlife biologist on several projects throughout the Mojave Desert.

Jeff Valentine

Director of Operations | Wildlife Biologist

Jeff has over 15 years of experience in environmental conservation including more than 10 years working with the threatened Mojave desert tortoise (Gopherus agassizii). Since 2008 he has worked as a biologist and project manager on various conservation efforts throughout the Mojave Desert. He is authorized by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service to survey, handle, and complete health assessments for Mojave desert tortoises.

Jeff received his Bachelor of Science in Biology and Environmental Science from Siena College in Albany, NY in 1997. As part of his undergraduate studies he spent a semester at the University of Queensland in Brisbane and a semester at the University of Tasmania, in Hobart, Australia. he has served in the Peace Corps in El Salvador as an agro-forestry volunteer.

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