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FAMB Board

Kae Hovater

President and Board Member

EcoCredit Marketing
614 E. Hwy 50 #254
Clermont, FL 34711
kae@ecocreditmarketing.com

Kae serves as President of EcoCredit Marketing.  EcoCredit Marketing provides credit sales and marketing services to wetland and conservation banks throughout Florida. Kae has over ten years’ experience analyzing various data sets to provide in-depth ecosystem market feasibility analysis reports for potential environmental investors nationwide. She holds a Bachelors in Psychology.

Kelly Sands

Kelly Sands

Vice President and Board Member

Pensacola Bay Mitigation Bank
St. Marks Mitigation Bank
825 Thomasville Road, Suite 9
Tallahassee, FL 32303
KSands@westervelt.com

Kelly serves as Business Development Manager, Southeast Region, for Westervelt Ecological Services. Westervelt owns and operates the St. Marks Mitigation Bank and the Pensacola Bay Mitigation Bank in Florida. Part of their national portfolio of 23 mitigation and conservation banks. Kelly holds a Master’s of Science in Conservation Ecology and Sustainable Development and a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Biology.

Ryan Deibler

Ryan Deibler

Secretary and Board Member

Missing Link Mitigation Bank
GreenSource Environmental Professionals, Inc.
15315 Indian Head Dr.
Tampa, FL 33618
rdeibler@greensourceep.com

Ryan is Vice President of GreenSource Environmental Professionals, Inc. and a partner in Big Bullfrog Creek Mitigation Bank and Missing Link Mitigation Bank. Ryan has been in the environmental consulting business for 16 years in the Tampa Bay area. GreenSource currently provides services to 16 wetland mitigation banks and endangered species conservation banks throughout Florida, as well as project development and consulting services for other clients. Ryan holds and Bachelors of Science and a Master of Arts in Biology from the College of William and Mary in Virginia.

Desmond Duke

Desmond Duke

Treasurer and Board Member

EcoResolve, Inc.
21346 Saint Andrews Blvd., Suite 434
Boca Raton, FL 33433
dduke@ecoresolve.com

Desmond is President of EcoResolve, a full-service mitigation credit sales, management and consulting company for wetland, stream, and endangered species banks located in the Southeast United States. With over 22 years of experience, his knowledge of the mitigation industry, understanding of government regulations, and sales contracting experience ensures maximum financial returns for the mitigation bank while staying true to responsible environmental stewardship. Desmond has worked with some of the nation’s premier mitigation banks, including Pembroke Pines Mitigation Bank that transferred the first federal credit and Panther Island Mitigation Bank designated a wetland of international importance by the Ramsar Convention.

Don Ross

Don Ross

Director

Myakka River Mitigation Bank
2570 Commerce Parkway
North Port, FL 32489
dross@hciiiflp.com

Don has been a leader in the development of mitigation banking in Florida and the United States. In Florida he participated in early (1986) rule making, subsequent authorizing legislation (1993), legislative amendments to limit government competition (2012) and legislation to favor mitigation bank credits for transportation project offsets (2014). He is a past president of the Florida Association of Mitigation Bankers and National Mitigation Banking Association, Washington, D.C.

Joe Sicbaldi

Joe Sicbaldi

Immediate Past President and Director

Florida Power and Light Company Everglades Mitigation Bank
700 Universe Blvd.
Juno Beach, FL  33408
Joseph.scbaldi@fpl.com

Joe has been with Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) for more than 30 years.  Joe is currently manager of FPL Everglades Mitigation Bank and is responsible for all aspects of its operation including credit sales, agency relationships, restoration construction, reporting and compliance.  He also oversees the various scrub and wetland preserve areas at multiple FPL facilities.  He holds a Bachelor of Science in Education, a master’s degree in Business and a technical Computer Science degree.

Carl Salafrio

Carl Salafrio

Director

EC&D
218 NW 2nd Ave.
Gainesville, FL 32601
csalafrio@ecdflorida.com

Carl has been working in Florida’s environmental field for more than 27 years. He is currently the President and CEO of Environmental Consulting & Design, Inc, which manages 14 Mitigation Banks and projects throughout Florida. EC&D has also designed and permitted mitigation banks in Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina, and North Carolina.

Beverly Birkitt

Beverly Birkitt

Director

Tampa Bay Mitigation Bank
935 Main Street, Suite C-4
Safety Harbor, FL 34695
bbirkitt@birkitt.com

Beverly is President of Birkitt Environmental Services, Inc. and a partner in the Tampa Bay Mitigation Bank located in Hillsborough County, FL. The bank has been deemed fully successful by the Southwest Florida Water Management District and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and has been actively selling credits since 2008. Beverly has a M.S. degree in Biology and over 30 years of experience in the environmental field focusing on wetlands, wildlife, permitting, mitigation, and mitigation banking. She assists clients in evaluating the potential for developing mitigation banks and in obtaining all necessary permits and approvals as well as implementation and on-going management. Beverly also supports clients in obtaining permits for commercial and residential development and public sector projects and negotiates use of mitigation bank credits for permit approval.

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Russell Walters

Director

Wiggins Prairie Mitigation Bank
Lake Wales Ridge Conservation Bank
203 Main Street
Franklin, LA 70538
russell@jmbcompanies.com

Russell Walters has over 20 years of technical and leadership experience in the environmental and land management arenas. He is currently the Vice President and Director of Environmental Services for JMB Companies, Inc., which owns and operates Southern States Land & Timber LLC in Florida. Russell and his team of environmental experts at JMB operate 15 ecological offset banks and help manage over 330,000 acres of land assets across the gulf coast region. Prior to his position at JMB, Russell was Vice President of Geospatial Services at Fugro, where he was responsible for operations in regulatory, ecological, hydrographic survey, and terrestrial laser services. Walters holds an MBA from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and a BS in Biology from Nicholls State University.

Joe Williams

Joe Williams

Director

Boran Ranch Mitigation Bank
Peace River Mitigation Bank
Old Florida Mitigation Bank
Upper Coastal Mitigation Bank
Ecosystem Investment Partners
5550 Newberry Street, Suite B
Baltimore, MD 21209
joe@ecosystempartners.com

Joe has over 10 years of experience in the environmental sector including mitigation banking, environmental consulting, and forestry. Joe was the Director of Operations for a nationwide mitigation banking company, Meritract before joining Ecosystem Investment Partners. Joe served two years as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Malawi, focusing on agroforestry, environmental, business and education initiatives. Joe earned a BS from James Madison University, and a Masters of Environmental Management and a Master of Forestry from the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke.

Lori Killinger

Lori Killinger

Lobbyist

Lewis Longman and Walker
315 South Calhoun Street, Suite 830
Tallahassee, FL 32301
lkillinger@llw-law.com

Since 2011, Lori has been engaged as FAMB’s Legislative Counsel. With over 30 years of experience, Lori’s practice focuses on Legislative, Administrative and Governmental representation. She represents clients before legislative and executive branches of government, regulatory agencies at the state and local levels, the Florida Cabinet and legislative and gubernatorial commissions. In addition, Lori chairs the Legislative, Lobbying and Governmental Affairs Practice Group. Lori earned her B.A. in English Literature from the University of Florida and her J.D. from Duke University School of Law.