BOARD OF DIRECTORS ELECTION

 

Members of CFAEP are eligible to vote for the new Board of Directors for 2019-2021. Please find below the list of this year’s nominees and their biography for your consideration. 

Please email your votes to hrowe@vhb.com by Tuesday, June 4th.  Vote for up to three (3) of the following nominees:

VICTORIA COLANGELO

JOSHUA HIRTEN

DAVID HOLLY

BLAKE LABRECHE

LOGAN SHAPPELL

 

VICTORIA COLANGELO

Victoria Colangelo is the founder of The Mitigation Banking Group, Inc. She has focused her career on the sales and marketing of wetland mitigation bank credits since 2004. Victoria’s vast background in the wetland mitigation and habitat conservation bank industry has designated her as one of Florida’s most sought after mitigation bank experts.Victoria is responsible for developing and implementing sales strategies and forecasts that support existing relationships with industry partners and promote future growth for the industry. As part of her ongoing dedication to sustainability, Victoria continues to focus on wetland mitigation banks, habitat conservation banks, governmental regulatory politics and environmental interest groups. She is past President of the Florida Association of Mitigation Bankers (2016-2017) and is the current Treasurer of the Central Florida Association of Environmental Professionals (CFAEP), where she co-chaired the 2018 Florida Association of Environmental Professionals (FAEP) Conference in Orlando. Victoria was appointed in January 2019 to serve on the Seminole County Parks and Preservation Advisory Committee for a 3-year term.

JOSHUA HIRTEN

Joshua Hirten. P.G. is a Senior Environmental Manager with NV5, Inc. with over 20 years of environmental experience. Mr. Hirten has conducted and managed environmental projects for public, private, and federal clients. His responsibilities have included operations, financial management, client development, project management, and technical oversight. He has developed assessment and remedial documents in accordance with the state and federal requirements. Mr. Hirten has led planning and management as part of emergency response efforts for large scale environmental responses. Mr. Hirten has developed and conducted Project Management training at over 20 locations globally. He received his BA - Geology from SUNY Buffalo and his MS - Geology from the University of Florida.

Excited for the opportunity to work within this Organization as I have been a member for almost 20 years. Very proud of the events, meetings, and speakers this Organization has brought to CFAEP and look to continue that tradition.

DAVID HOLLY

David Holly is a Florida native and Senior Ecologist at Tetra Tech and responsible for leading the ecology group for the Oil & Gas division out of the Orlando, FL office. David is responsible for overseeing wetland and protected species evaluations and navigating local/state/federal permitting for his clients. David received his AA from Florida State University, BS in Interdisciplinary Studies (Environmental Focus) from the University of Central Florida (UCF) and an MS in Urban and Regional Planning from UCF. David has worked in both the public and private sectors, at the Orange County Planning Division, then as a biologist at Bio-Tech Consulting advising and permitting development projects in central Florida for 5 years. Before being asked to start an ecology department at Tetra Tech, David worked for Black & Veatch as a biologist for 1.5 years, travelling around the continental U.S. performing environmental assessments and providing permitting strategy for large-scale utility transmission, renewable and natural gas projects. In his free time, David enjoys pursuing renewable development projects through his company Aslan Renewables, LLC, cycling and spending time with his family.

BLAKE LABRECHE

Blake is a Waste Disposal Coordinator who works at FECC Inc. He has an Environmental Policy Degree from the University of Central Florida. Before FECC he was a field biologist for Bio-Tech Consulting and a Hotshot firefighter in California and has worked on many of the major fires all over the west from Alaska to Arizona. His time as a firefighter has taught him how to lead and work with a team in the most stressful and dangerous situations. Blake has a passion for the waterfowl and wetland conservation, when he isn’t working, he is training his duck retrieving dog Copper and hunting whenever he can. He plans to bring a youthful point of view to the board, and looks to continue to grow the Emerging Environmental Professionals organization with CFAEP in the future.

LOGAN SHAPPELL

Logan Shappell is the Senior Ecologist at DRMP, Inc. His expertise includes wetland assessments, protected species surveys, environmental resource permitting, GIS mapping, NEPA, and environmental impact and mitigation evaluations for the Florida Department of Transportation, Florida Turnpike Enterprise, U.S. Navy, South Carolina Department of Transportation, municipalities, and private clients throughout the southeastern United States. Mr. Shappell holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology from University of Central Florida, is an FWC Authorized Gopher Tortoise Agent, and has been a member of CFAEP since 2013. He enjoys hockey, boating, and spending time with his family. Logan is committed to promoting the growth and diversification of CFAEP across all environmental disciplines.