Staying True to Our Mission

True North Consultants represents a unique assembly of professionals in science and engineering who are dedicated to providing sustainable site development and resource management solutions. True North is seen as an environmental consulting group that is well versed in mitigating the environmental risks you may be facing.

Since our inception, we have successfully partnered with clients in both private and public sectors to address an array of environmental concerns. By embracing our clients’ vision and understanding of the economic fundamentals underlying each project, we seek to not only become a value-added partner but also a trusted advisor. This alignment of resources and needs represents just a small part of our enduring commitment to making your vision our mission.


Our core values support achieving our guiding principle to always Do What’s Right.

We are ONE TEAM. True North believes we achieve our greatest potential when we operate as one team. The belief extends beyond our internal cooperation and dedication to each other, to also include our clients and vendors who become an integral part of our team.

We have a PASSION FOR PEOPLE. True North was built on the belief that the strength of our company is directly related to the strength of the relationships we build, and the impact we make on the lives of others. We seek to consistently improve the lives of each other, our clients, vendors and to give back to our communities.

We EXCEED THE EXPECTATION. We strive to build our reputation by exceeding the expectations of our clients on each and every project through advice, education and advocacy. We are committed to continuously improving our level of service, responsiveness and expertise. And we are equally committed to providing a supportive work environment in which we provide our employees with opportunities to grow personally and professionally.

We CELEBRATE SUCCESS. Success comes in different forms.  It is important to recognize and celebrate success not only on a company level but also on a personal level. We strive to celebrate milestones of our company and of each individual as they grow professionally.

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Our Leadership TeamLeading Environmental Solutions

Ryan Ladieu

Ryan M. Ladieu, PE


Ryan LaDieu is responsible for securing and managing all facets of environmental and development engineering projects. MORE >

Brian Mihelich

Brian S. Mihelich

Executive Vice President

As a founding partner, Brian has more than 20 years of professional experience in public and private industry, government and consulting sector work. MORE >


Michael D. Brennan

Executive Vice President

Michael Brennan offers over 25 years of environmental, health and safety consulting experience servicing commercial, industrial, and institutional clients. MORE >


Michelle Schmidt

Vice President

A veteran of corporate experience in office and human resource management, Michelle has helped manage the continued expansion of True North’s offices. MORE >


Christopher Valcheff

Vice President

With 27 years of environmental consulting experience, Chris is responsible for leading the Madison, Wisconsin office. MORE >