Tammy Ching

Tammy Ching

Planning Division Manager


Tammy joined HELIX Environmental Planning (HELIX) in 1993, one year after its founding, and is the company’s longest running employee. In addition to enjoying the variety of HELIX’s projects, Tammy attributes her lengthy tenure to “being able to work with a remarkable team of highly capable, socially conscious, warm-hearted people.”


Tammy’s reputation for excellence in management of complex, multi-disciplinary contracts and projects has helped HELIX emerge as a preferred choice for clients requiring environmental services. Her expertise as a California Environmental Quality Act/National Environmental Policy Act (CEQA/NEPA) practitioner, developed over the course of 30+ years, and experience working with many federal, state and local agencies, has put her in high demand.


Recently, Tammy’s work was recognized by the National Association of Environmental Professionals (NAEP) when the State Route 11 and Otay Mesa East Port of Entry Project Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement (EIR/EIS) she managed received the 2013 award for NEPA Excellence.


As manager of HELIX’s Environmental Planning Division, Tammy oversees CEQA/NEPA compliance, noise, air quality/greenhouse gas (GHG), and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) services. She also manages HELIX’s on-call services contracts for water, transportation, and local government agencies and a number of large, complex environmental compliance processes for public- and private-sector projects.


Tammy holds two degrees from the University of California, Irvine: a bachelor’s in social ecology and a master’s in administration. She is a member of the Association of Environmental Professionals (AEP), American Planning Association (APA), NAEP, American Public Works Association (APWA), San Diego Highway Development Association, and Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS). A native of California’s Central Valley, she is an enthusiastic cyclist and hiker. She also loves to travel, especially to visit her grown children in the Bay Area.


You can reach Tammy at TammyC@helixepi.com.