W. Grant Lewis graduated from the Colorado State University in 1993 with a Bachelor of Science in Ecology.  Before founding Axiom Environmental, Inc. and Axiom Green Build, Inc. he gained over 12 years experience in the environmental field conducting natural systems surveys, permit application preparations (nationwide, individual, and CAMA permits), stream/wetland restoration, ecological assessments and/or natural systems reports including field delineations, and protected species surveys.  He is a licensed soil scientist with extensive soil mapping experience including mapping of 42,000 acres in the Coastal Plain of Georgia for timber companies.

In 2004, Grant started Axiom Environmental, Inc. and has since implemented greater than 80,000 linear feet of stream restoration and 500 acres of wetland restoration. 

Alexander P. (Sandy) Smith has a 25-year professional background in the environmental consulting field including experience in natural systems documentation, wetlands/streams delineation, wetland and stream functional assessment, protected species surveys, environmental permitting, and wetland restoration.  Mr. Smith has managed over 200 ecological assessments and/or natural systems reports including Section 404 jurisdictional area delineations, riparian buffer determinations, protected species surveys, wildlife surveys, preparation of documents that conform to SEPA and NEPA formats, and permitting in support of transportation corridor alignments, commercial and private developments, and municipality expansions.  He has assisted with the coordination of multi-year, interagency efforts to develop rapid functional assessments for both wetlands and streams in North Carolina.  During the past several years, Mr. Smith has been afforded the opportunity as an instructor of environmental professionals, including federal, state, and local natural resource agency personnel, in the use of the newly developed rapid functional assessment of wetlands.  Mr. Smith has been recognized by the Society of Wetland Scientists as a Professional Wetland Scientist (PWS).  He received a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Davidson College and a Master of Science in Marine Biology (Coastal Biology Track) from UNC Wilmington.  He is often accompanied by Coco, one of our office dogs.

Corri Faquin came to work with Axiom in 2005 to help build a small company committed to providing high-quality services to its clients.  She has extensive experience in natural resources investigations and documentation, permitting, and stream/wetland restoration and monitoring.  She has managed over 30 natural systems studies in addition to monitoring greater than 50 mitigation sites, and has helped to complete more than 50 mitigation feasibility studies and detailed restoration plans.  She holds Bachelor of Science degrees in Natural Resources, Ecosystem Assessment and Biological Sciences from N.C. State University.  She is generally accompanied by one of our office dogs, Copper.

Scott Davis is a Senior Scientist who manages and conducts field investigations, interacts with clients and natural resource agency personnel, obtains environmental permits, trains new employees, generates environmental figures and documents, and assists with quality control of company products.  With an emphasis on GIS resources to augment natural systems investigations, he spends time in both the office and field.  He is proficient in wetland and stream delineations within North Carolina and the southeast, with additional field and regulatory experience in Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands.  He holds a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science (Ecology) from N.C. State University and completed the 2200-mile thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail in 1998.  He currently lives in Raleigh with his wife and dogs.

Phillip Perkinson started working with Axiom in January 2009.  His interests in conservation and wetland science led him to pursue a career at Axiom.  He is responsible for conducting stream and wetland monitoring and delineations throughout North Carolina.  Phillip graduated from Western Carolina University with a Bachelor of Science in Geology.  He is a Licensed Wildlife Damage Control Agent and holds a North Carolina Well Contractors Class A License.  He spends the majority of his time at work and play outdoors. 

Kenan Jernigan began working part-time with Axiom in the summer of 2010, and began full-time in June 2012. He is responsible for many field activities including groundwater monitoring, vegetation surveys, and stream measurements at stream and wetland restoration sites throughout NC.  In December 2010, Kenan earned a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies with minors in Geography and Music from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill.  Through his studies and work experience he has developed a passion for stream and wetland ecology, botany, and environmental integrity.  Outside of work, Kenan enjoys spending time outdoors, checking out live music, and playing drums with several local bands.

Allison Keith began working with Axiom in the spring of 2015. She assists with all field activities including restoration site monitoring and jurisdictional area delineations throughout NC.  She earned a Bachelor of Science in Wildlife Biology in 2010 from Lees-McRae College in Banner Elk, NC.  While in college, she was an avid member of the women’s soccer team.  She continues to play soccer and enjoys camping, hiking, and traveling.  Her desire to explore outdoors has fostered her love for botany, ecology, and conservation.