People and Partners

DTE teams with partners and other small environmental firms to provide a broad range of environmental services at costs to clients that are usually considerably lower than larger firms. DTE partners with a talented group of well established biologists and environmental consultants located throughout the southeastern United States. As such, collective knowledge and project experience of our team regarding biological matters and natural resources issues of the Mountain, Piedmont and Coastal Plain regions of the Carolinas, Tennessee, Virginia and Georgia are exceptional. Potential clients and interested persons are invited to contact DTE regarding any ecological management or natural resources planning needs, issues or questions.

Principal People

Tim Milling – Applied Ecology / Regulatory Compliance

Partner/ Manager of DTE Environmental Services

Mr. Milling holds a Masters degree in Biology from Appalachian State University and has over 15 years of experience working in the environmental field. In the areas of Biology/ Ecology, Mr. Milling has been involved as principal researcher or project manager on Terrestrial and Aquatic Habitat Restorations and Enhancements, Studies and Surveys of Threatened and Endangered Species, Population Monitoring and Augmentation, Trend and Viability Analysis, and Invasive (Exotic) Species Control. On the regulatory side, Mr. Milling performs Wetland Delineations, Threatened and Endangered Species Surveys, NPDES Sedimentation and Erosion Control and Water Quality Monitoring. Mr. Milling develops land and natural resources management plans and advises clients on requirements for compliance with environmental laws.

Dan Hurbert – Horticulture/ Native Plant Specialist

Mr. Hurbert holds an Associates degree in Horticulture from Haywood Community College. Through years of work and research assistantship at the North Carolina Arboretum and other cutting-edge plant ecology research facilities, Mr Hurbert has gained extensive experience and unique knowledge in the identification, propagation, cultivation and maintenance of native plant species and in the preservation and management of the region’s natural communities.


Karl Denison – Forest Ecology / Wildlife Management

PhD. Forest and Wildlife Management from Washington State University

Sala Hunt – Aquatic Ecology / Invertebrate Ecology

MS. Zoology from University of Maryland