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KENNETH C. PASSARELLA

Prior to founding Passarella & Associates in 1996, President and Principal Ecologist Ken Passarella was an environmental consultant and ecologist in both the public and private sectors. He holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Marine Science from Jacksonville University and the University of South Florida, respectively, and has guided a number of major public and private projects through the local, state and federal permitting and environmental planning process.

Ken is certified as a Professional Wetland Scientist by the Society of Wetland Scientists and as a Senior Ecologist by the Ecological Society of America. He is a member of the Society of Wetland Scientists, Ecological Society of America, the National Association of Environmental Professionals and Florida Association of Environmental Professionals (FAEP). Ken has served as president and board member of the FAEP and also was the founder and president of the Southwest Florida chapter.

Projects of Note:

  • Wetlands and listed species studies, environmental planning and permitting for the 22,000-acre Big Cypress Stewardship District in Collier County, FL
     
  • Environmental project management, wetlands and listed species permitting, and wetland mitigation design for the 1,500-acre Verandah residential and golf course community in Lee County, FL
     
  • Environmental permitting, wetland mitigation design and consultation for the 2,500-acre Arborwood master planned community in Lee County, FL
     

MICHAEL A. MYERS

Michael A. Myers, Senior Vice President of Passarella & Associates, joined the firm in 1996, and provides expertise in ecological services for the Lee and Collier School districts, FL, private developments and transportation projects. Mike has extensive experience in permitting; preparing environmental impact statements and ecological assessments; conducting wetland delineations, listed species surveys and relocation; and wetland-mitigation design. He is a graduate of Michigan State University with a degree in Wildlife Biology and Management.

Mike is certified by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as a wetland delineator and by the Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission to perform gopher tortoise relocations. He is a member of the Society of Wetland Scientists and the Florida Association of Environmental Professionals (FAEP) where he served a two-year term on the board of directors. He is past president and former board member of FAEP’s Southwest Florida chapter.

Projects of Note:

  • Wetland delineations for real estate assessment maps for the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Cape Romano, Fakahatchee Strand and Belle Meade, FL acquisitions
     
  • Wetland-mitigation monitoring, habitat management, agency coordination and gopher tortoise relocation for the 488-acre Collier’s Reserve Country Club in Naples, FL
     
  • Environmental project management for the residential communities Firano of Naples, Aviano in Naples and Colonial Lakes in Fort Myers, FL
     
  • Environmental project management for the residential communities Summit Place, Bristol Pines, San Marino and Summit Lakes in Collier County, FL
     

ANDREW WOODRUFF

Vice President Andy Woodruff joined Passarella & Associates in 1997, following five years as the lead environmental consultant on a variety of Florida statewide projects that required expertise in wildlife and protected species surveys. At Passarella & Associates he serves as an environmental and ecological consultant for private development, public enterprises and transportation projects.

Andy holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from Emory University and a Master’s Degree in Environmental Engineering with a major in Florida-Specific Aquatic Science from the University of Florida. He is certified by the Florida Division of Forestry as a prescribed-burn manager and by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as a wetland delineator. He is a member of the Florida Association of Environmental Professionals and the Society of Wetland Scientists.

Projects of Note:

  • Permitting and consultation for the 2,300-acre Sabal Bay residential and golf course community in Collier County, FL

  • Environmental project management and wetlands and listed species permitting for the 292-acre Reflection Isles residential community in Lee County, FL

  • Vegetation mapping, wetland delineation and protected species surveys for East County Water Control District’s Carlos Flowway in Lee County, FL


SHANE JOHNSON

Ecologist Shane Johnson joined Passarella & Associates in 2004. As a team leader, he supervises project teams and oversees business development, client relations and document preparation, as well as conducting jurisdictional determinations, environmental construction inspections, environmental-impact and ecological assessments, listed species surveys and wetland monitoring.

Shane holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Before joining Passarella & Associates, he worked as a shorebird technician with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation where he documented the nesting behavior of the area’s bald eagles. He previously served as a research assistant with the Cooperative Wildlife Research Laboratory in Carbondale, Ill., working on a meadow vole diet-composition study.

Shane holds memberships in the Florida Association of Environmental Professionals, Calusa Herpetological Society and the Society of Wetland Scientists.

Projects of Note:

  • Environmental permitting and mitigation permit compliance for Portico, a residential development in Lee County, FL

  • Environmental permitting for the widening of Bonita Beach Road from Old U.S. 41 to Imperial Street for the Lee County, FL Department of Transportation

  • Environmental permitting for Collier County, FL Public Schools Elementary Schools L and G


CHRIS RYAN

Chris Ryan joined Passarella & Associates, Inc. in 2005. He has been involved in numerous projects involving wetland delineations, wetlands permitting, mitigation activities, exotic species management and listed species surveys. He has been assigned team leadership of the company’s Charleston-area office, which is a homecoming for him.

Chris holds a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Presbyterian College in South Carolina. Before joining Passarella & Associates, he worked on special environmental research and management projects at the Medway Plantation in Goose Creek, SC. He also has held positions as a laboratory technician at the University of Georgia, University of North Carolina and Duke University.

Chris is a member of the Society of Wetland Scientists and a former member of the Florida Association of Environmental Professionals.

Projects of Note:

  • Vegetation mapping, listed species surveys, bald eagle monitoring, wetland jurisdictional determination, wetland mitigation design and federal, state and zoning permitting for the 67-acre Daniels Marketplace commercial development in Lee County, FL.

  • Listed species surveys, USFWS Section 10 Consultation, FWCC gopher tortoise permitting, Habitat Conservation Plan and Conservation Area Management Plan for the Florida scrub jay for the 20-acre Charlotte Crossing Apartments residential development in Charlotte County, FL.

  • Wood duck nest box cataloguing, red-cockaded woodpecker nest location and identification; longleaf pine seedling and regeneration research; and controlled burning at Medway Plantation in Berkeley County, SC.

 

 

 
 

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