A native Floridian with a Bachelor of Science in marine biology, Peggy has 30 years of experience in government relations and environmental management. She has an extensive background in natural resource management, working with state and federal environmental agencies in research, resource protection and regulation. She is owner and president of Mathews Consulting, which provides a suite of professional services to the boating industry on marine resource issues, to county and local governments on coastal restoration efforts from the BP oil spill, and to businesses in the biofuels and renewable energy industries. She also served ten years at the Florida Department of Environmental Protection before launching her own business in 1995, leading legislative and government relations efforts.
Laura is a business performance improvement consultant, environmental scientist, and certified project manager. Her expertise is in strategic planning and evaluation of operations to drive performance improvement. She also has years of experience writing grant proposals and technical reports. She graduated from the University of South Florida in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science in biology and immediately began working with the Environmental Protection Commission of Hillsborough County. In 2011, she began working with Malcolm Baldrige business assessment and continuous improvement. Her business, project management, database, design, photography, and problem solving skills make her an excellent asset to achieving high level results.
Mr. Crowson has almost 40 years of experience in the water resource industry. Those experiences include titles of licensed water operator (COA-4653), environmental technician, licensed geologist (PG-1773), hydrogeologist, project manager, licensed U.S. Department of Labor MSHA instructor, water resource consultant, and owner/principal of ErthWtr, LLC. Specific responsibilities include water plant & reclaimed water plant operations; database creation, data management & analysis; budget forecasting, budget administration & compliance; well design (public supply, irrigation, domestic, commercial & industry); well investigations, rehabilitations, construction & abandonments; project management for counties, municipalities, developers & industry; permit acquisition & compliance; aquifer recharge/recovery & water resource development; contract creation/selection & construction management; direct interaction with the public & regulatory agencies; and state-level rule-making.
Julie has over a decade of experience in the application of geographic information systems (GIS) and remote sensing to the issues that effect water resources in the Tampa Bay Area. She is well-versed in the use of geospatial science both in the private and public sectors. Julie has extensive experience utilizing ESRI GIS, remote sensing, Global Positioning Systems (GPS), raster analysis, geostatistics, and other statistical methods to environmental, air and water quantity/quality monitoring and modeling. Her technical expertise also includes analyzing Pump/Slug test data, mapping aquifer characteristics (using lithology), data collection and streamflow analysis. Areas of research experience include: the application of environmental models to surface and groundwater quality and quantity as well as soil erosion modeling. Julie also has experience with converting CAD to GIS, fractal dimension analysis with remotely sensed imagery and using an ASD hand-held Field Spec© for hyperspectral analysis of water quality.
Liza Grudin is a licensed professional engineer with over 25 years of environmental consulting and engineering experience. Her experience includes work at federal, state, county, and privately-owned bulk fuel and distribution facilities, retail stations, and industrial and commercial properties, environmental cleanup of sites impacted by petroleum constituents, chlorinated solvents, pesticides and metals, risk-based assessment and closures, fate and transport modeling, NEPA, ISO compliance and environmental management systems (EMS).
Ms. Griffith has over 18 years experience as a wetland scientist and wildlife ecologist in Florida. She has worked for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD) and various environmental consulting firms throughout Florida. As a consultant to public and private sector clients, she has extensive experience in assessing and permitting land development, route and corridor studies, and various utility projects. Her depth of experience includes wetland impact assessment and delineation, mitigation planning and monitoring, state and federal permitting, habitat evaluation and wildlife surveys for all of Florida’s ecosystems.
Dana Gaydos is our senior environmental scientist and has over ten years of experience working in the public and private sectors of the water resources and environmental fields. Dana has been directly involved with the first Aquifer Recharge and Recovery (ARR) Project at Progress Energy's site in Bartow, Fla. With this project, she successfully obtained the first Underground Injection Control Permit (UIC) for an ARR project and has made several presentations at the annual Aquifer Storage and Recovery (ASR) and the American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG) conferences. She has also been heavily involved with water resources planning for several developers, industrial and commercial clients such as Ryland Homes, Progress Energy and Mosaic.