About Us


Galileo Project, LLC is a consulting firm specializing in project management assistance and coordination (PMAC).


Galileo Project specializes in providing project management assistance and consultation (PMAC) services to state and federal project and program managers. Our team of highly responsive NEPA professionals possess first-hand knowledge of regulatory requirements and resource issues. We understand and appreciate regional perspectives, and offer unique ideas for creating process efficiencies. Galileo has extensive experience working with multi-jurisdictional, multi-agency environmental projects and we have an exceptional understanding of how to assist in project set-up, communication, documentation, outreach, and team management. In short, we offer a comprehensive understanding of the process that drives a major decision process.


Galileo Project provides project management assistance and consultation (PMAC) to state and federal project and program managers. This includes support with:

  • Decision Files, Administrative Records, and FOIA Responses
  • Administrative Support for Project Teams
  • Document Reviews
  • Tribal Consultation, Public Involvement, and Agency Coordination
  • Meeting/Workshop Facilitation and Documentation
  • Planning, Agreement, and Decision Documents
  • Construction Phase Coordination


Galileo’s main office is in Tempe, Arizona. However, we have staff across the United States allowing us to serve clients from coast-to-coast.

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Several members of our team have career experience as federal employees, so we have a very clear understanding of the challenge of balancing agency workload while simultaneously managing complex NEPA processes. This background inspired us to develop a company of specialists in the fields of NEPA, cultural and natural resources, public involvement and facilitation, environmental law, information management and administrative support to provide highly informed PMAC services to lighten the load of agency staff working on NEPA projects.

J. Grace Ellis

Managing Principal and Project Director with over 25 years of experience in environmental compliance, both as…

Ellen Hopp

Managing Principal and Project Director with over 26 years of experience in project management and…

Maria Martin

Managing Principal and Records Manager with over 30 years of experience in environmental consulting. Maria has…

Meredith Griffin

Principal of Contracts and Administration and licensed attorney with experience in environmental litigation and…

Galileo Project, LLC & Merjent, Inc.

Galileo Project, LLC is excited to announce that we have joined forces with Merjent, Inc.!

Galileo Project, LLC is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Merjent, a company providing a wide range of environmental, engineering, field, land, and restoration services to clients in the pipeline, renewable fuels, electric power generation & transmission, wind & solar energy, and transportation sectors. Together, we provide a more robust range of services for our clients.

For more information on Merjent, Inc visit their website at www.merjent.com.