Katharina Shoemaker – is the current and proud owner of Tropical Environmental Consultants . After graduating from Florida Gulf Coast University with a B.S. in Biology in 2012, she was involved in environmental education and preservation efforts through the Charlotte Harbor Environmental Center in Punta Gorda Florida.
Pursuing her passion in environmental policies, she started with Tropical Environmental Consultants in 2017, and has since gathered an extensive knowledge of wetland regulation, wetland permitting, the wetland delineation process for State and Federal criteria, and listed species identification and protection.
She is also a State authorized gopher tortoise agent and works in permitting and relocation activities for the State threatened gopher tortoise.
Her goal as that of TEC is to work with the public in developing a balance between human use and the environment.
Isabella Steiner is a Biological Consultant specializing in geographical information systems and environmental resource permitting. She is a graduate from the University of South Florida with a degree in Biological Sciences and is working towards a Master’s degree in Environmental Chemistry with a concentration in Wetland Sciences. She is committed to working closely with each client to deliver on client needs while also providing resource security for future generations.
Asher Williams – Primary focus at Tropical Environmental Consultants is in wetlands delineation. Prior to working for TEC, he worked in academia as a coastal wetland and estuarine ecologist on projects examining the structure and function of coastal ecosystems with a heavy emphasis on macronutrients cycling. Mr. Williams education includes a B.S at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and an M.S. at the University of North Florida.
Elizabeth Torres- Administrative assistant with great knowledge on the process of wetland delineation and permitting, strong positive attitude, great communication skill, and excellent work ethics.
Robert (Schuyler) Houfek – Born and raised in South and South West Florida with an innate love for the outdoors and nature. He attended Florida Gulf Coast University, graduated with a Marine Science degree with a minors in Biology and Geology. After graduation he obtained a job with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) where he gained a wealth of knowledge about wetland delineation and identification.