Ms. McMahon is the President of Aster Global Environmental Solutions, with over 19 years of experience in ecology, forestry, natural resources, GHG emissions inventory and reduction projects, and GHG validations/verifications.
Ms. McMahon specializes in natural resource management projects including carbon sequestration feasibility assessments, development/implementation of management plans for enhancement of ecosystem services, assessment of GHG emissions and reductions, development of environmental asset tracking programs, GHG validations and verifications, endangered/ threatened species assessments, habitat management plans, and integrated ecosystem services plans. She is a Certified Wildlife Biologist under The Wildlife Society (TWS) guidelines and was a CSA Standards Certified GHG Verifier and Inventory Quantifier.
Ms. McMahon was instrumental in establishing ESI as an authorized GHG validator/verifier for The Climate Registry (TCR), British Columbia Reporting Regulation, Verified Carbon Standard (VCS), Climate Action Reserve (CAR), California Air Resource Board (ARB), American Carbon Registry (ACR), Natural Forest Standard (NFS), Plan Vivo, and Climate Community, and Biodiversity Alliance (CCBA).
Ms. McMahon led Aster Global through the process of receiving accreditation from American National Standards Institute (ANSI) under ISO 14065:2007 for greenhouse gas validation and verification bodies and continues to oversee Aster Global's processes and accreditations. The scope of accreditation includes ISO 14065:2013, ISO 14064-3:2006, verification/validation of assertions related to greenhouse gas emission reductions and removals at the project level for Land Use and Forestry (Group 3), and verification of assertions related to GHG emissions and removals at the organizational level for the following sectors: General (Group 1), Manufacturing (Group 2), Power Generation (Group 3), Mining and Mineral Production (Group 5), Metals Production (Group 6), Chemical Productions (Group 7), Oil and Gas (Group 8), Waste (Group 9).
Ms. McMahon is responsible for leading Aster Global, which includes client and team coordination, proposal preparation and review, marketing presentations, maintenance of Aster Global Environmental Solution’s ANSI accreditation and Management System, and quality assurance and quality control for projects in the United States as well as the international market. Ms. McMahon also leads lectures and seminars throughout the United States and internationally regarding the carbon markets and opportunities and GHG emissions offset project validations/verifications.