EMS, Senior Environmental Consultant
FDOT-D5 Office Number: 386-943-5036
Kristee has a Bachelors Degree in Biology from West Virginia University and a Master of Science in Ecology from Florida Institute of Technology. She worked for the Florida Department of Transportation as an Environmental Specialist for 8 years, and has been working for EMS-Greenhorne & O’Mara for 8 years, a private consulting firm, as an Environmental Consultant. Kristee has been a member of the Florida Chapter for 13 years and is a member of the Funding Task Force Committee, was Volunteer Coordinator for the 2008 Conference and a past Chapter Secretary. She has also reviewed paper submittals, served as a session moderator for Spring Conference, and put together a social for another of the Chapter’s annual Spring Conference as well.
As a Member-at-Large of the Florida Chapter of The Wildlife Society, I would work to continue supporting professional development by offering more and varied workshops at chapter conferences and Fall Business Meetings as well as separate training opportunities like the Fire and Wildlife Course previously offered. As a founding member of the Funding Task Force I would continue to assist building our financial support and endowment fund that would lead to our hiring an Executive Director as well as providing financial support to worthy endeavors. I fully support our Chapter providing more input on conservation, natural resource and wildlife issues by working with partners and commenting on management plans, for example. Above all else, an active membership means we will continue to grow and achieve our goals as a chapter so we must continue to host meetings, activities and conferences that afford us to flourish through the interactions, exchange of ideas and networking between agencies, private businesses and non-profit organizations that these events can foster.