Northwest Florida Association of Environmental Professionals Officers and Board Members:
Chasidy Fisher Hobbs is a UWF graduate with a B.S. in Environmental Studies and a M.S. in Environmental Science with a coastal studies specialization. She started teaching in 2004 and has taught in the Department of Environmental Studies at UWF since then. Before teaching Ms. Hobbs worked in the environmental field in a variety of ways: Executive Director and Coastkeeper with Emerald Coastkeeper (a member of Waterkeeper Alliance), started an environmental consulting division within an existing land survey company and was owner and managing director of an environmental research firm. She also serves as Chair of the City of Pensacola’s Environmental Advisory Board.
Ashley Jansen is a Senior Environmental Engineer at Gulf Power and has worked as an environmental engineer for over 12 years. Ashley earned a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering degree from Auburn University with an environmental specialization and is a registered Professional Engineer in the states of Alabama and Florida. Ashley’s primary responsibilities include coordinating permitting activities for Gulf Power’s future generation, substation, and transmission projects, and co-managing Gulf’s stormwater, storage tank, and chemical spill response programs. In addition, Ashley serves as Gulf Power’s representative on the Florida Electric Coordinating Group solid waste subcommittee. During her time away from work Ashley enjoys spending time outdoors camping and fishing.
Rob Abramowski graduated from the University of West Florida with a Bachelors of Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing and Management. He began his career with Aerotek where he recruited and sold staffing services for various environmental companies in the Florida Panhandle. Rob is currently an Account Manager with Republic Services/Allied Waste in Pensacola where he manages waste programs for commercial and industrial businesses in the panhandle. Rob has been a member of NWFAEP for 5 years, and has served on its board for 4. He currently is the acting chapter treasure.
Will Stokes is a shareholder attorney in the regional law firm of Clark, Partington, Hart, Larry, Bond & Stackhouse. He holds a B.A. in History and Political Science from the University of Alabama, and a J.D. from the University of Alabama School of Law. Will concentrates his law practice in the areas of land use and zoning, environmental law, and real property litigation. He regularly represents riparian landowners in beach access litigation, administrative proceedings before local government boards, and other contested land use matters. Will has served on the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee of the Escambia County 4-H Foundation since 2014. He spends his free time enjoying the unique and abundant natural resources of our community.
Mike Markey is the Manager of Land and Water Programs at Gulf Power Company, where he oversees permitting and compliance areas. Mike has over 30 years of Environmental experience and prior to joining Gulf Power, Mike worked in the Oil & Gas industry, Environmental Consulting and Florida Department of Environmental Protection. Mike has a BS in Geology from Oklahoma State University and a MS in Civil Engineering from Florida State University. He has held board positions as well as been past President of the NWFAEP Chapter.
Matthew Kelly is an Environmental Analyst with Escambia County’s Water Quality and Land Management Division in the Department of Natural Resources. His primary role with the county is in the Water Quality Laboratory, where he performs metals and nutrient analyses. Matt also conducts environmental sampling and serves as scientific support for a variety of projects. He has worked in various environmental roles for the county roles since graduating from the University of Notre Dame with a B.S. in Environmental Science. Matt has served on the board as Secretary, Vice President and President. Matt enjoys spending time outdoors with friends, family, and his German Shepherd.
Ms. Amy Mixon, Senior Project Engineer at AECOM, is a registered Professional Engineer in Florida and Alabama with over 21 years of experience specializing in management and performance of investigations and remedial programs for hazardous material/waste and petroleum sites and compliance projects for private, public, and Department of Defense clients. As Senior Project Engineer/Manager of large contamination investigations, she has secured permits (including permits for discharge of treatment effluent via UIC and NPDES), and coordinated project activities including work planning, fieldwork, report preparation, and monitoring of subcontractor operations. Ms. Mixon recently received her Project Management certification from AECOM. Ms. Mixon received her degree in Chemical Engineering from Auburn University and worked in industry for several years before joining Ecology and Environment, Inc.’s (E & E’s) Pensacola office in 1996 as an environmental consultant. She worked 17 years with E & E before joining AECOM in 2014. In addition to FAEP, Ms. Mixon is active in the local chapter of Air and Waste Management Association where she also serves on the board.
Carl Mohrherr, scientist, retired 2013 from the University of West Florida. Most recent research: pollution of local beaches during the BP Oil Spill and also polluted sediments of local waters. Author of reports and peer reviewed publications that include Bayous Texar, Chico, Grande, and Escambia Bay and River. Also performed studies on Arthropod neuropeptides that effect pigment movements. Education in Biology with BS, MS, and Ph.D. (Tulane University ’73). Currently holds certification as a Certified Safety Professional from the BCSP and did hold the CHMM. Also taught in the US and in Africa. Worked in the DC area for a Beltway Consulting firm with a specialty in remediation of explosives at former Army Ammunition Plants. Currently working part time as an environmental consultant. Hobbies include southern fruit trees and traditional southern farm dogs.
Sarah Battaglia is an Environmental Scientist/Staff Archaeologist with Professional Service Industries, Inc. and has 10 years of experience in the environmental consulting industry. She earned her M.A. in Anthropology with a specialization in Archaeology from the University of West Florida and is a Registered Professional Archaeologist. Sarah’s main responsibilities at PSI include management of various environmental projects including Phase I and Phase II Environmental Site Assessments, assessment and remediation activities, and Cultural Resource Assessment Surveys. She also assists in the preparation of Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure Plans and Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans for various facilities. Sarah is a member of the Florida Anthropological Society and Society of American Archaeology. Her hobbies include hiking and gardening.
Kristal Walsh is a Biological Scientist with Florida Fish and Wildlife in the Office of Conservation Planning Services. Kristal has 15 years’ experience in the environmental field and holds a M.S. in Environmental Science from the University of West Florida. Her expertise includes natural resources’ management with an extensive background in GIS analysis. Kristal serves as an Advisory Board member for UWF’s MS Program in GIS Administration and is an adjunct GIS instructor at Pensacola State College. In her current role, she provides technical assistance to agencies and private landowners to reduce adverse effects to sensitive species and habitats.
Tim Born is a Project Scientist in Terracon’s Pensacola, Florida office where he conducts commercial environmental due diligence and compliance assessments. With over 25 years of experience in environmental management, Tim has successfully completed projects involving soil and groundwater assessment, hazardous material management, waste recovery and utilization, and alternative energy research. Tim has also worked for more than 10 years in higher education teaching courses in environmental management, natural science, and business. Tim was a founding NWFAEP board member. Tim has a B.S. in General Science from Troy University and an M.S. in Technology Management from Mercer University.