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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 obtained her B.S. from the University of Florida in Natural Resource Conservation with a minor degree in Soil and Water Science and is currently pursing a Master of Science in Natural Resource Policy and Administration. Sarah oversees all projects and EC&D staff, and manages several mitigation bank 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.
Brody ToddProject Manager
Brody came to EC&D with a diverse background and passion for ecology and conservation. After working on conservation projects abroad, he pursued a B.S. in Marine Science from Coastal Carolina University, followed by an M.S. in Biodiversity and Conservation from Trinity College Dublin. He has spent his career working in various facets of the environmental field, such as environmental education, fisheries science, and both public and private land management. Brody’s strengths include GIS, report writing, project support and data collection, management, and analysis.
Brittany EvansEnvironmental Scientist III
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.
Peter MonteEnvironmental Scientist III
Peter was born and raised in New Jersey but is a self-proclaimed Florida native. After spending more than half of his life traversing Florida’s wildlands and natural areas, he has fostered a sense of place that inspires his work as a biologist and conservationist. He holds two degrees from the University of Florida, a B.Sc. in Forest Resources and Conservation (wetlands focus) and a M.Sc. in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation (avian ecology focus). Peter has maintained broad interests in the natural sciences and resource management, bringing diverse experiences and skillsets to EC&D including operations, field methodology, data collection and analysis, report writing, and GIS.
Dylan JonesEnvironmental Scientist II
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.
Danielle SalafrioSenior Bookkeeper
Jessica StipeExecutive Assistant and Bookkeeper

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, and the Florida Coastal Conservation Association.

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