Our Team

Walter Iman

Wally Iman has been working in the area of environmental real estate acquisition, development and
restoration for over 20 years. Beginning his career in land brokerage and auctioneering in 1975, his
current focus is project selection and approval for MITICO and its contractors. Additionally, Wally
continues to lead the MITICO team in planning and directing MITICO’s environmental legal counsel, staff
biologists, environmental and construction contractors to maximize the reach of MITICO’s important
contribution to stream and wetland restoration in Missouri, Illinois and Iowa.


Matt Roth

Matt is a certified soil scientist and is responsible for wetland delineations, mitigation design and planning, and mitigation bank development and construction. He has been involved with wetland regulations for 18 years. During those 18 years he has implemented and assessed wetland projects in Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, and Texas. He is a member of the Society of Wetland Scientists and Missouri Association of Professional Soil Scientists. Matt received his BS in agronomy from Missouri State University.


Zach Morris

Lead biologist Zach Morris holds a BS in Wildlife Biology from Missouri State University and a master’s degree in Natural Resource Science and Management from the University of Missouri. Zach’s background in aquatic conservation includes agency, university, and non-profit projects focused on management, scientific research, and advocacy. As lead biologist, Zach is responsible for mitigation planning and coordinating implementation and management of biological and habitat components of Mitico’s projects.  Zach works closely with Conservation Counsel Eric Dannenmaier to navigate the complex regulatory framework of 404 Clean Water Act (CWA) Mitigation and other CWA programs. He also works closely with conservation partners across Missouri to expand the reach and ecological lift of mitigation and other restoration projects. This includes a focus on native, wildlife friendly vegetation, sustainable restoration practices, and developing management plans that will best enhance the aquatic resources at each project site.

Eric Dannenmaier

Eric Dannenmaier is a natural resources attorney licensed in Washington, DC with a degree in Biology from Drury University, law degrees from Boston University and Oxford, and a Doctorate in Law from Columbia. He was part of the national environmental practice in Bryan Cave’s Washington office before directing USAID’s Environmental Law Program.  He has directed the Tulane Institute for Environmental Law and Policy, now the Tulane Institute on Water Resources Law & Policy, and taught Environmental Law, Water Law, and Constitutional Law at Indiana University McKinney School of Law where he also founded and directed the Law School’s Graduate Program in Environmental, Energy, and Natural Resources Law. In 2012, President Barack Obama appointed Eric to serve on the North American Commission for Environmental Cooperation’s Joint Public Advisory Committee.  Eric and his wife Maria moved to St. Louis in 2017 so he could return to his roots (and his native city) to work on natural resource policy, and water and wetland conservation.  Eric is on LinkedIn and Twitter @EdanEcho, and his publications are available at SSRN. His early work in environmental policy was profiled by Drury University Magazine in fall 2010 at pages 33-35.


Robert Stout

Robert retired from state government after a career planning and implementing public policy for more than four decades. In 2018, he established Strategic Outreach and Planning, LLC and has teamed with MITICO with the goal of forming public private partnerships to develop and implement solutions to watershed-scale problems. Prior to retirement, Robert served as the Chief of Policy for the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. His responsibilities included the development and implementation of a watershed approach to address Missouri’s water quality challenges. He has successfully negotiated partnerships with federal, state, and local and not-for-profit partners to collaborate on major studies in the Meramec and Lower Grand watersheds. Robert’s experience includes representing the State of Missouri on the Upper Mississippi River Basin Association, serving as chair in 2016. His diverse responsibilities have included serving as Missouri State Liaison Officer to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and coordinating NEPA consultation for the Department with federal, state, local government agencies for a variety of major projects.

Stephanie Brauner

Stephanie obtained her BS in Wildlife Biology and Undergraduate Certificate in Environmental Education from Missouri State University in December of 2019. She has worked to conserve wildlife in different settings through scientific research and public education. Stephanie promotes Mitico’s restoration services through communication with landowners and conservation organizations. She will also assist Zach in the planning and implementation of habitat restoration on project sites.