TODD HODGSON, president
Todd Hodgson is the Director of Business Development at FECC, Inc., a nationwide environmental services company specializing in environmental site remediation, waste disposal, source removal and remedial construction services. FECC, Inc. serves both Environmental and Engineering firms, as well as State and Federal agencies, in the remediation of contaminated sites nationwide. Todd started his career in the environmental industry in 1992 and spent most of his career thus far at Groundwater Protection, an environmental drilling contractor in the State of Florida. In his tenure at Groundwater Protection, he served as a Project Manager and advanced to become the General Manager and Vice President of Business Development. He is committed to deliver quality, integrity, creativity and responsiveness to every client on every project. It continues to be extremely important to him to form relationships with clients built on mutual trust and respect.
JOshua hirten, VICE PRESIDENT
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.
Brooke Bayer, Secretary
Brooke Bayer is an Environmental Scientist at AECOM Technical Services, Inc. She has experience with environmental assessments, including wetland delineations, biological surveys, and contamination assessment and remediation. She has been a member of CFAEP since 2015 and worked with board members to start the student chapter of CFAEP at the University of Central Florida where she served as President for one year. Her interests include boating and snorkeling.
Victoria Colangelo, TREASURER
Victoria K. Colangelo is the CEO of The Mitigation Banking Group, Inc. She has over 13 years of sales and marketing experience serving Florida’s mitigation banking credit industry. Victoria’s vast background in the wetland mitigation and habitat conservation banks industry has designated her as one of Florida’s most sought-after mitigation bank sales brokers. Victoria is passionate about partnering with mitigation bankers, environmental consultants and developers to aid in the mitigation process. Victoria is responsible for developing and implementing strategies and forecasts that support existing relationships with industry partners and promote future growth for the industry.
Flormari Blackburn, board member
Flormari Blackburn is a Senior Engineer with E Sciences Incorporated with over 25 years of environmental engineering experience. Ms. Blackburn's technical strengths are in the areas of hazardous waste management, environmental compliance, remedial investigations, remedial engineering, environmental assessments, initial remedial action plans and activities, construction management, health and safety. Flormari is a Florida Professional Engineer and a Chemical Engineer graduate from the University of Florida. She resides in Orlando, Florida and is a mother of 3 young adults.
Hannah Rowe, board member
Hannah Rowe is an Environmental Scientist at Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc. (VHB), responsible for protected species surveys, wetland assessments, environmental permitting, and NEPA assessments. She received her BSc in Ecology and Conservation from Manchester Metropolitan University and her MA in Environmental Impact Assessment and Management from the University of Manchester. She worked for several years in the UK, as an Ecologist and Environmental Consultant before moving to the US in 2014 to take an Environmental Scientist position with Ardaman & Associates, conducting environmental site assessments. She enjoys volunteering for research projects and spending time outdoors as much as possible.
Logan shappell, BOARD MEMBER
Logan Shappell is the Senior Ecologist at DRMP, Inc. His expertise includes wetland assessments, protected species surveys, environmental resource permitting, NEPA, GIS mapping, 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 playing hockey, fishing, boating, and spending time with his family.
Jennifer cummings, PAST PRESIDENT
Jennifer Cummings is the Environmental Program Supervisor with the Orange County Public Works Department. At Public Works she oversees all of the environmental aspects associated with various projects, such as managing consultants, working with project engineers, permitting projects and performing listed species surveys. Prior to her current position, Jennifer worked with the Orange County Environmental Protection Division where her duties included supervision of the Environmental Permitting and Compliance Section. Overall she has been with Orange County Government for 11 years. Before coming to Orange County she worked for Creech Engineering, Weidener Surveying and Mapping, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, and Berryman and Henniger. Jennifer graduated from Rollins College with degrees in Environmental Science and Growth Management. She is a supporter of the Back to Nature Wildlife Refuge, Defenders for Wildlife, and the Audubon Society organizations.