Shelby Howard

Shelby Howard

Biology Division Manager & Board Director


As an accomplished professional with a strategic mindset, Shelby brings a wealth of expertise to his new role as our incoming CEO. Shelby started at HELIX in 2005 as an entry-level biologist and through his unwavering commitment to a strong work ethic, dedication to provide high-quality and responsive service, and relentless focus to always do better, he steadily grew his role within the company. Over the course of his career, Shelby has worked on a wide variety of projects throughout California with much of his experience related to water, energy, and residential development projects.


Born and raised in Texas, Shelby earned his bachelor’s degree in biology at his hometown’s University of Texas, El Paso. He also holds a master’s degree in biology from San Diego State University. In his spare time, Shelby’s passions center around spending quality time with family, traveling, and supporting San Diego’s local sports teams (Go Padres and Go Wave!).


Shelby is committed to strengthening relationships, supporting the HELIX team, and providing strategic guidance to grow the firm and our staff’s skills and expertise offered to clients. Shelby works closely with HELIX’s leaders and Board of Directors to align strategic business initiatives with the core values that define our company.


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