NIKKEI Environmental LLC is an emerging small business headquartered in a HUBZone in Sacramento, California. We are a micro-business, but like a mighty mouse, we pack a punch.
We have over 100 years of field and regulatory environmental experience. We are professionals with a performance record that includes decades of sampling, testing, and cleaning up contaminants of concern. The NIKKEI team has the resume of a master team – from munitions response to dispersion modeling of emissions, from Arizona to Thailand, from large statewide environmental programs to site specific projects. Not only can we do the job – in some cases, we created the statutory framework for the job.
We pick our friends wisely, and we have great friends. NIKKEI increases its capacity by teaming with companies like Tetra Tech, a large business with a DoD Advanced Geophysical Classification (AGC) Accreditation Program (DAGCAP).
We are responding to a global market. We are creating a bilingual employee pool with language and cultural proficiency to manage jobs here or overseas. We view diversity as an employment-driven initiative.
NIKKEI Environmental LLC embraces values that advance safety, quality, ethics, diversity, and customer service. NIKKEI invests in recruiting, training, and developing emerging talent that share the company’s philosophy and pursuit of excellence.
The vision of NIKKEI is to create a company that fosters the inclusion of women and disadvantaged minorities in the industry’s workforce, encourages the industry to utilize a diverse workforce in government projects, and create a business platform for talented women and disadvantaged minorities.
We believe that it is important to respect the communities we work in, and our team utilizes cultural and language proficiency to promote public safety, awareness, and collaboration.
Our team has many origin stories. Embedded in all of our differences are three common themes. The first theme is a decades-long dedication to implementing measures to protect the planet for future generations. The second theme is that we are the family of veterans who served in the U.S. Military. The third theme is our interest in developing new and better ways to get the job done which has resulted in innovative and successful outcomes. These three themes weave in and out of our biographies and came together in the organization of NIKKEI Environmental LLC.
We are a Team of “firsts”. Our members obtained authorization for the first green construction project for the State of California, developed the first high tech law enforcement program in the nation to control internet-based crime, and implemented the Vapor Recovery Program in California.
We have put together a team that wants to do things better, more cost-effective, and on-time. Our team has experience on small and large environmental projects, and we are using that experience to figure out ways to do the job smarter.
PRISCILLA OUCHIDA, President, is the daughter of a World War II veteran who served in the Military Intelligence Service, 11th Airborne and was a part of the first wave of U.S. military charged with establishing the occupation of Japan. Her environmental credentials include serving as Principal Consultant to the California Senate Environmental Protection Committee; developing disaster assistance projects following the Triple Disaster in Japan, including a monitoring system to measure radiation along sensitive areas along school routes; and obtaining authorization for the first green construction project, a five-building project for the State of California. She is also responsible for the preservation of sensitive coastal property along Caspar Beach, California, and she worked on developing the California Headlands Forest Reserve. She has over three decades of management and budget experience as a Chief of Staff with the California State Senate and a national civil rights organization. She was recognized by Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell for her contributions to the designation of Honouliuli Internment Camp as a national park, and participated in a six-person delegation to Israel to meet with Israeli’s and Palestinians on issues surrounding the Gaza Strip, the West Bank, and the border with Syria. She participated in West Wing meetings with the President of the United States on Asian American issues; and developed the Kakehashi Young Adult Program, an annual international leadership program for 200 Asian American students, in collaboration with the government of Japan. She was selected for the 2015 Japanese American Leadership Delegation to Japan, and served on the Advisory Committee of the National Park Service; Executive Committee of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights; the Executive Committee of the National Council of Asian Pacific Americans; and Co-chair of the Asian Pacific American Media Coalition. Priscilla resides in a HUBZone.
PETER OUCHIDA, Vice President, is the son of a World War II veteran who served in the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, Company F, and fought in the Rome-Arno Campaign, the Rhineland campaign, and the Rescue of the Lost Battalion before stepping on a mine in the French Alps. Peter is experienced in writing and reviewing MMRP reports, and is the former Manager of the Testing Section for the California Environmental Protection Agency. He currently serves as Faculty with the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Department of Civil Engineering at California State University, Sacramento. He was a Fellow with the U.S. EPA, and was recently awarded the Alfred Bell Award for Math, Engineering, Science Achievement in Education. He managed the State of California Air Emissions Source Testing Program and Toxic Air Emissions Sampling and Monitoring Program. He conducted site inspections encompassing full-scale facility inspections of petroleum oil refineries, petroleum oil field operations, hazardous waste disposal facilities, jet engine test facilities, and water treatment plants. He wrote and developed MMRP RACR reports, site plan drawings, project summaries, and UFP-QAPP reports. He has a number of published technical papers including test methodologies developed for the California Environmental Protection Agency. Peter resides in a HUBZone.
DENNIS MCKIVER, Wildlife and Native Species Specialist, is a 21-year veteran of the U.S. Air Force and Air National Guard. He served with the Pararescue team in the Air Force Special Operations Command tasked with recovery and medical treatment of personnel in humanitarian and combat environments.He holds a degree in Wildlife Management and has 30 years experience with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife enforcing wildlife and environmental regulations.
ANGELA LE, Administrative Assistant, is the daughter of a Vietnam War veteran who was a prisoner of war in Vietnam for two years before escaping by boat. She is currently a student at California State University, Sacramento, where she is earning her degree in construction management. She worked for a commercial construction firm where she was responsible for project logistics and served as a liaison for subcontractors. She is a S.A.M.E. scholarship awardee, and has participated in community programs to improve housing for very low-income families. Angela is one of our bilingual staff, and is fluent in Vietnamese.