Eric has a 26-year background in environmental sciences, including experience in environmental analysis, restoration, and regulation. He has focused on environmental support for numerous transportation projects and studies that span three Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Districts, Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT), and Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) projects. His experience includes many aspects of scientific support for project development and environment (PD&E) studies (for FDOT), environmental impact statements (EIS), biological assessments, environmental assessments, section 7 consultation, mitigation planning, and multiple agency coordination efforts. He was project manager/lead author for Escambia County, Florida Perdido Key programmatic habitat conservation plan, has developed multiple restoration/monitoring plans for sediment impacts to streams and wetlands, has conducted numerous seagrass surveys and essential fish habitat assessments, has developed/conducted threatened and endangered wildlife and plant surveys throughout the southeastern U.S., and is experienced in wetland mitigation monitoring.

Eric also provided over four years of technical support to Escambia County in Florida, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the Gulf Coast Incident Management Team (GCIMT) in Louisiana in response to impacts from the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. Among other tasks, he helped manage grant contracts for the Northwest Florida Water Management District’s (NWFWMD) Florida Forever Capital Improvements Grant Program. Eric previously held various management positions with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP), including managing the daily operations of the Ecosystem Restoration Section (ERS).