Employee Spotlight: Brian Monaghan

This employee spotlight features Brian Monaghan, Vice President of Sales and Marketing.


Brian was born and raised in Palos Verdes in sunny Southern California. At American University in Washington, D.C. (Go Eagles!), Brian graduated with a degree in Political Science. He got his first introduction to the banking industry in 1994 as an assistant project manager for a start-up wetland mitigation banking firm in the same city where he attended college. It was a lean and mean outfit, so Brian was able to learn all aspects of the business from the ground up, from permitting to land management and market analysis.

After relocating back to California, Brian found himself working for a real estate investment group and was introduced to Wildlands while the two companies were coordinating on a joint venture. He had long been an admirer of Wildlands’ owner and founder, Steve Morgan, and the work the company did, so when Steve invited Brian to join the team in 2007, he gladly accepted.

As Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Brian’s primary focus is to work with project proponents to ensure a mitigation solution is in place when needed. He handles a large part of the company’s client and agency coordination, making sure all parties can come to an agreeable solution for all mitigation needs. He also heads the company’s market analysis in order to help determine demand for new bank sites and habitat/species credit types.


You can find him attending our annual conferences each year, answering any mitigation questions that may arise.


If you asked him what he considers his biggest accomplishment at Wildlands, he would tell you it is having been a part of the company’s substantial growth in the last 5 years, in which we have protected more than 20,000 additional acres of land. He added, “Recent years have been some of our most successful to date, and I am really excited about some of our upcoming projects which will continue to expand our scope throughout the west.”


Brian is seen here attending the San Luis Rey Mitigation Bank groundbreaking ceremony with City of Oceanside Planner, Richard Greenbauer. Construction on the project began in 2015, and with the moving of an astonishing 630,000 yards of dirt, this project will mark the most dirt moved in our company’s history.

On the Personal Side:

When Brian isn’t at the office, he enjoys coaching his daughter’s 12-U softball team and cramming in a round of golf whenever he can. He is also an ordained minister in the State of California and has conducted two Wildlands’ employee weddings.

Brian is also involved with Wildlands’ community volunteer projects. Here he can be seen delivering 20 turkeys for the Sacramento Food Bank’s Annual Thanksgiving Turkey Drive.

Give him a call today, or contact us, for any of your mitigation needs!