Who we are

Key Personnel

Tennessee Association of Environmental Professionals



  • Certified Notary Public 

  • Certified Disadvantaged Business Enterprise

                Tennessee Department of Transportation; 2018

​                Georgia Department of Transportation; 2018

                Alabama Department of TRansportation; 2019    

  • Certified Diversity Business Enterprise

                TN Governor's Office of Diversity Business Enterprise; 2018

  • Certified Women-Owned Small-Business, Small Disadvantaged Business, Women Business Enterprise

                U.S. Small Business Administration; 2016

  • Certified Taxonomist - Family Level,

                Society for Freshwater Science; 2018

  • Certified Professional Wetland Scientist (PWS),

                Society of Wetland Scientists; 2012

  • Qualified Airport Wildlife Biologist,

                Embry Riddle Aeronautical University; 2014

  • Tennessee Qualified Hydrologic Professional In-Training (QHP-IT),
      Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation; 2017
  • Hydric Soils & Hydric Soil Indicator Training,
      Professional Soil Classifiers Association of Alabama; 
    2018​              Florida Association of Environmental Soil Scientists; 2012, 2013
  • Wetland Delineation Training,
      Florida Department of Environmental Protection; 2005, 2006

  • Wildlife Hazard Management Training,         
      Loomacres Wildlife Management; 2013


Denise  Wheeler

Office Manager

Denise has over 20 years of experience as a sole proprietor for a successful physical wellness practice. She possesses all the essential skills  for efficient office  management, recordkeeping and accounting. Additionally, she  holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Hodges University.  Denise is also a veteran of the US Armed Forces, and was honorably discharged after serving her country in the U.S. Army from 1972 to 1977.

Jessie Wheeler, PWS

Principal Scientist

Jessie possesses  16 years of professional experience in environmental science, with specialized focus on ecological systems and natural resource management. Her practical experience includes dedicated training in conservation biology, ecological survey, wetland delineation, wildlife biology, and environmental regulation and policy.  In addition, her work experience is augmented by a Master of Science degree in Biology from the University of Central Florida.

ECOS Environmental Consulting is a Limited Liability Company (LLC) located in Southern Middle Tennessee. The company

is a family-owned business founded by Jessie Wheeler and Denise Wheeler, officially launching operations in the summer

of 2016. "ECOS" is certified as a Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) and a Small Business Enterprise (SBE) with the

U.S. Small Business Administration. We are also certified as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) in Tennessee,

Georgia and Alabama.  We provide a variety of services to clients in these states, as well as offering project support for

for clients throughout the Southeast.