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Since inception in 1994, our business has been committed to creating environmental conditions that are feasible and valuable for the land and for our clients.

Meet Our Team

Sarah Nelson
Sarah NelsonOwner, Vice President
Sarah has spent her life growing up in Florida swamps, cultivating a fluency in a variety of ecosystems. She has over 10 years of environmental work experience with a focus in wetland systems and restoration. She attended the University of Florida to obtain her B.S. in Natural Resource Conservation with a minor degree in Soil and Water Science, and a Master of Science in Natural Resource Policy and Administration. Currently, she sits on UF’s School of Forest, Fisheries, and Geomatic Science advisory panel for forestry and natural resources. Sarah oversees all projects and EC&D staff, and directly manages several mitigation bank and environmental projects. Her expertise is founded on maintaining client and agency relationships, coordinating all the moving parts of the business, and keeping a holistic viewpoint during project management.
Carl Salafrio
Carl SalafrioFounder & CEO
Carl has over 30 years of experience in the environmental sector and working within state agencies as well as in private consulting. Carl obtained his B.S. in Marine Science from Stockton State College and his M.S. in Oceanography/Coastal Planning from Florida Institute of Technology. His professional expertise is founded on combining the business and environmental aspects of managing each project to ensure success.
Brittany EvansEnvironmental Projects Lead
Brittany is a 2021 graduate from the University of Florida earning her B.S. in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation along with a certificate in GIS. Her passion for conservation began with an internship at the Alachua Conservation Trust and was furthered at UF where she gained experience with land management and forestry, working 2 years at the Natural Area Teaching Lab (NATL). Brittany’s skills include GIS, data collection, project support, and hands-on restoration techniques, having an herbicide applicators license and basic wildland firefighter training.
Dylan JonesProject Manager
Dylan hails from south Florida where he spent his upbringing mucking around in swamps and at the beach. He has a deep passion for, and curiosity with, the natural world and as such holds a B.A. in Environmental Science from Franklin & Marshall College and M.Sc. in Environmental Science from Florida Gulf Coast University. Dylan’s strengths include report writing, conducting fieldwork, GIS analysis and keeping a positive attitude in even the most difficult field conditions.
Hannah StringfellowEnvironmental Scientist II
Sam BrownEnvironmental Scientist II
Sherrie YostOffice Administrator and Executive Assistant

Professional Partners

Environmental Consulting & Design is a proud member in good standing of the Florida Association of Environmental Professionals, the Florida Association of Mitigation Bankers, the international Society of Wetland Scientists, the Florida Coastal Conservation Association, and the Florida Lake Management Society.

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