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Registration

Professional Engineer, State of Florida, No. 46720

Organizations

Florida Engineering Society
National Society for Professional Engineers

Career Achievements

Qualified Expert Witness in ERP Rules, Stormwater Management and SFWMD policy

Primary author of Chapter 40E-400.470 F.A.C. “Noticed General Permit for Temporary Agricultural Activities”; Implemented September 6, 2001

Assisted in the formation of the Southwest Florida Partnering Initiative, which brought together consultants, developers and regulatory agencies to improve development designs and streamline the permitting process.

DEP Certified Stormwater Management Inspector

Work Experience

January 2003 - Current

President of RHT Engineering - specializing in residential, commercial and agricultural land development and stormwater management

June 1994 – Jan 2003

South Florida Water Management District
Fort Myers Service Center, Fort Myers, Florida


Nov 1996 - Jan 2003 Senior Supervising Engineer – Regulation

Responsible for SWM and ERP Permitting in Lee, Collier, Hendry, Glades and Charlotte Counties. Coordinated and managed approximately 200 active applications at any given time.

Reorganized review staff into teams consisting of an engineer and biologist which improved the efficiency and reduced the time of the reviews. (This model has since been adopted by headquarters.)

Reviewed and approved water quality calculations and stormwater modeling results for large complicated projects.

Assisted consultants with methodology for the determination of floodplain encroachment and compensating storage.

Coordinated with other governmental entities to ensure project design consistency between agencies.

June 1994 - Nov 1996 Staff Engineer – Regulation

Responsible for reviewing SWM and ERP Permit applications for all types of development in Lee, Collier, Hendry, Glades and Charlotte Counties.

Reviewed design calculations and plans for conformance with state statutes and rules.

Evaluated storm routings and water quality calculations for accuracy and applicability.
1990 -1994

1990 - 1994
Lykes Bros. Inc.
Citrus Management Division – Lake Placid, Florida
Project Engineer

Responsible for drainage and irrigation design, bidding, construction inspection, wetlands delineation and construction & operations trouble shooting.

1988 - 1989
Hensley - Schmidt, Inc. – Orlando, Florida
Project and Design Engineer

Responsible for design, construction and operation phase services of a major spray irrigation project for wastewater reclamation for the City of St. Cloud, Florida.

Education

University of Florida – Gainesville, Florida

M.E. in Engineering – August, 1988
Thesis “Kinetic Reduction of Wastewater Constituents in Overland Flow”

B.S. in Agricultural Engineering – May, 1987

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