Mr. Gottfried has more than 30 years of experience in environmental services and GIS. He has been instrumental in implementing digital mapping and GIS systems for public and private clients, in addition to setting up the first GIS mapping systems for many large engineering firms in the State of Florida. Mr. Gottfried's most notable projects include the development of a GIS land acquisition model for the Suwannee River Water Management District; mapping seagress in the Indian River Lagoon for the St. Johns River Water Management District and the US Army Corps of Engineers; studying least tern habitat along the Yellowstone River in eastern Montana; and mapping natural gas transmission pipelines for the Florida Gas Transmission Company.
As part of the 1992 United Nations Sponsored Peace Accord, Mr. Gottfried completed an extensive parcel-mapping project in El Salvador. He has also worked for the Tennessee Valley Authority as a lead scientist and as the Assistant District Administrator for the 33-county Mississippi District.
Mr. Gottfried worked with the Bureau of Indian Affairs to prepare forest management plans for Indian Tribes in western Nevada and recently finished completing updates to forest management plans for Indian Tribes in eastern Nebraska. He managed several projects overseeing range health studies for the Bureau of Land Management in Wyoming. In addition, he oversaw projects for the US Army Corps of Engineers in Florida in support of the Everglades and Kissimmee River restoration projects.
Mr. Gottfried is currently managing a science and technical support contract for the US Geological Survey - Northeast Service Area. NSA scientific and technical staff are working at a number of locations to support the USGS mission of Science for a Changing World, including the Virginia and West Virginia Water Science Centers, the Woods Hole Coastal & Marine Science Center in Massachucetts, the USGS National Center in Reston, VA, the Patuxent Wildlife Research Center in Maryland, and the USGS Pacific Science Center in Santa Cruz, CA.
USGS Project Manager
Mr. Mitchell is the project manager of the USGS contract with over 6 years' experience, specializing in field logistics and field data collection, management, and analysis. He managed NSA work with the BLM in Wyoming and the USACE managing Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP) databases. Mr. Mitchell is proficient in the use of mapping and GPS technology and assists NSA with logistical support. Notable projects include:
1. Lotic Proper Functioning Condition Stream Assessments, BLM HiLine District, Montana, 2014. Served as senior environmental specialist condutcing lotic riparian PFC assessments for over 100 miles of stream in Northern Montana. Coordinated fieldwork and logistical support. Mapped streams, collected photographs, and compiled field surveys for final reports.
2. Caracara Monitoring in Support of Kissimmee River Restoration Project, USACE Okeechobee & Highlands Counties, FL, 2013-2014. Served as senior environmental specialist conducting nesting surveys during peak caracara nesting season. Assembled and reviewed existing scientific literature and data relevant to the project nesting survey with an emphasis on the caracara. Prepared monthly and annual reports.
3. Submerged Aquatic Vegetation (SAV) Monitoring, USACE, SE and SW Coasts of FL, 2012-2013. Served as senior environmental specialist conducting bi-monthly monitoring of submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV) seagrasses and calcareous marine algae as part of the Restoration, Coordination and Verification (RECOVER) program of the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP).
4. Environmental Survey of Three Forks Marsh Conservation Area, Palm Bay, FL, 2012. Senior environmental specialist conducting field surveys to determine the presence or absence of federally or state listed threatened and endangered species. Assembled and reviewed existing natural resource data relevant to the project area for a literature and data review. Prepared survey report.
Human Resources Manager
Ms. Tinsley has 15 years of Human Resources experience with a variety of diverse organizations and industries within retail, health and fitness, higher education, and hospitality throughout the United States, including Chicago, New York City and Los Angeles. She has a Masters degree in Industrial Organizational Behavior Psychology specializing in Change Management and Organizational Development and Effectiveness. She is also a Professional Certified Coach with the International Coaching Federation.
Ms. Tinsley currently manages the entire employee life-cycle including Recruitment, Selection and On-Boarding, Compensation and Benefits, Employee Relations, Leadership Development and Performance Management, as well as HR Strategy, Planning and implementation.
Angelique Hennon, CFM
Manager, Core Services
Ms. Hennon is an environmental professional with over 6 years of environmental field experience supporting a wide range of research and monitoring projects. She is a former science educator with over 6 years' experience developing educational materials and presentations and conducting informal and formal training, presentations and outreach most recently in support of local government stormwater programs. Ms. Hennon has served in a variety of capacities for NSA including preparing and coordinating proposals for solicitations from federal, state, and government agencies; conducting lotic riparian PFC surveys for the BLM HiLine District in North Montana and the BLM in Elko, Nevada; editing Forest Management Plans and an Environmental Assessment for the Bureau of Indian Affairs in Western Nevada; and providing database management services for the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Program (CERP) for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Jacksonville District.
Ms. Hennon is currently managing core services for NSA, including the USGS project contract.
Christopher K. Gottfried, esq.
Chris Gottfried is an
attorney, licensed in North Carolina and currently a Manager in the Risk
Consulting practice of KPMG LLP. Mr. Gottfried brings over 10 years of
experience in law practice and financial services, including criminal
prosecution, commercial banking, risk management and project management.
As Corporate Secretary, Mr.
Gottfried is responsible for the efficient administration of the corporation
and maintains NSA's corporate records. His limited role does not include active
management of NSA's affairs.