Meet your MAC members:
Hello, my name is Carissa Agnese. After a few years hiatus from IECA I have recently returned to the Mid-Atlantic Chapter and now currently sit as a Board Memeber. I missed my involvement with the Chapter and I am looking forward to what the future will bring.
After high school graduation I joined the United States Coast Guard and served 6 years active duty and 17 years in the reserves. During my years of service I received my teaching degree and taught school after leaving active duty while continuing my education. I graduated in 2001 from Shenandoah University in Winchester VA with a degree in Environmental Studies and Wildlife Biology. After graduation I worked in numerous environmental fields including federal, state, and local governments as well as non-profit groups and conservation organizations.
I am currently the Southeast Regional Environmental Manager for Skanska in their civil construction division. In my position I am responsible for environmental compliance on all our projects throughout the southeast as well as our maintenance yard and concrete plant. For the past three years I have had the opportunity to grow and learn as part of this exceptional company.
I have recently been honored to receive my Certified Environmental Professional credential. I am also currently working towards my CPESC and CISEC and hope to have those by the end of 2016. I also hold erosion and sediment control inspector certifications in numerous states. I take pride in continuing my education and obtaining additional accreditations. With environmental regulations always changing it is important to keep abreast of the changes and how they affect your work.
The best blessing of my life is my eight year old son. My son is very active in sports and I spend most of my free time shuttling him around from practice to practice and spend my weekends at games and tournaments. When we do have a break from sports we enjoy spending time outdoors especially on my boat with a fishing rod in the water.
My name is Dan Fisk, and I am a MAC IECA Board Member. I am currently the 2nd Vice President of the Board and I enjoy helping shape the great work that the Mid-Atlantic Chapter accomplishes. I’ve been a member and involved with the IECA since 2006 while I was first working toward CPESC and CESSWI certifications.
I grew up in the Finger Lakes area of Upstate NY, and spent most of my summers on the St. Lawrence River in the 1000 Islands region near the US/Cananda border. I attended SUNY Cobleskill where I received a bachelors degree in Wildlife Management. Immediately following graduation, I moved south to Northern Virginia and began working for Wetland Studies and Solutions, Inc (WSSI) as an Environmental Technician. The first several years saw me doing project management and maintenance of over 575 acres of wetland mitigation areas. In 2006 (- current) I began working for the Environmental Compliance Department where tasks included preparing, inspecting, and reviewing Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPP); erosion and sediment control inspections; plan reviews; construction monitoring; and coordination with the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and other regulatory agencies for wetland and environmental permit compliance. Most recently, I’ve also been tasked with managing WSSI’s social media efforts, as digital marketing and publicity has long been a passion.
While environmental work has been a large part of my life, music has also played a central role (I got my first guitar at age 8). I have spent the last 12 years playing over 1000 shows in the DC Metro area, and traveling between Chicago, Atlanta, NC, MD, NJ, PA, and NY to perform. In between all the shows, I have found time to release 3 albums of original music. While difficult at times to find time to sleep – I feel lucky to be able to pursue my passions for both the environment and music. I recently purchased a new home close to our main office in Gainesville, VA, and look forward to devoting my time (and money!) to make it great!