Matt holds dual Bachelor’s Degrees in Environmental Studies and Geography from Florida State University. He is OEC’s Senior Environmental Scientist and lead permitting agent. He is our lead field biologist who also heads up our GIS department. Matt is also a registered gopher tortoise agent certified by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and an NPDES Certified Inspector and Qualified Instructor as well as certified in OSHA 40-hr HAZWOPER He has field experience in wetland delineation, UMAM assessment, wetland mitigation bank vegetation and hydrologic monitoring and has assisted on Florida Forestry Department controlled burns. Matt is proficient in plant identification, soils analysis, and identification of hydrologic indicators.