Nicole McCoy, PhD
Nicole McCoy, co-founder and Chief Training Officer, has over 12 years of experience in environmental policy and compliance teaching.
Nicole earned a B.S. from the University of Idaho in 1994, with a dual emphasis in natural resource management and economics and completed a PhD in forest and environmental economics at Colorado State University in 1999.
Nicole designs all of ARC Nevada's training materials for maximum understanding of a lay audience. She reads the laws and the regulations and then translates them into "plain English" for her students.
Nicole also co-owns and operates ARC Utah, a sister company which provides UST training to owners and operators in the state of Utah.
In addition to underground storage tank training, Nicole is an expert in the application of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) for multiple industries, from defense satellites to riparian restoration. She has significant experience with integrating other statutes into the NEPA process, including the procedural provisions of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA).
Robert W. Peterson, Esq.
Rob Peterson, co-founder, has 10 years of experience with environmental policy and completed his J.D. from the University of Utah in 2007. He has a B.S. in Wildlife Biology and an MNR focusing on public policy from Utah State University. Rob is a partner at Hanks and Mortensen in Salt Lake City.
Rob practices extensively in the areas of water rights, natural resources, real estate, energy and utility law. He has wide-ranging experience representing purchasers and sellers of water rights; conducting evaluations and due diligence reviews of water rights; acquiring administrative approval to change the points of diversion, places of use and types of use of water rights; handling complex private and public water development projects; negotiating and drafting real estate and energy leases; researching, reporting and curing title to developed and undeveloped property; resolving complex real estate probate issues; and litigating various civil matters, including family law.
Rob has experience working with state and federal regulatory agencies, and has represented clients in proceedings before administrative agencies and courts. He also has experience in local government law and has assisted clients with planning and zoning activities before city and county planning and zoning authorities. Rob has represented electric utilities, gas utilities, public water supply entities, financing institutions, developers, commercial resorts, mining companies, water companies, agricultural water users, oil and gas companies, and individuals.