Fort Myers NewsPress, October 30, 2014:

Carl A. Barraco, PE

Carl A. Barraco, president of Fort Myers civil engineering firm Barraco and Associates, Inc., has been elected chairman of Cypress Cove at HealthPark Florida’s Board of Directors. Barraco replaces attorney John Noland, who had served as board chairman since 2005. Noland will remain on the Board, serving as vice chairman.

Cypress Cove, located on a 48-acre campus at HealthPark Florida in South Fort Myers, is a continuing care retirement community of more than 550 residents.

Joining Barraco and Noland on the executive committee is Lee Country realtor Dawson McDaniel. He has been elected secretary of the board of directors. Finemark National Bank & Trust Co. President and CEO Joseph Catti has been appointed treasurer.

The Cypress Cove board also appointed businesswoman Claudia Gadd Cowart, Fort Myers businessman George T. Mann, Jr. and attorney Tom Smoot III to fill three open directors’ seats.

Jamie WilsonVice President

Jamie L. Wilson, P.E. began working for Barraco and Associates during her senior year of Engineering School at Florida Gulf Coast University. After graduating Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Engineering in 2018, she began working fulltime with Professional Engineers designing stormwater and utility systems for various sized residential and commercial projects in multiple municipalities.

In 2022, Ms. Wilson received her Professional Engineering license from the Florida Board of Professional Engineers. As a Professional Engineer with Barraco and Associates she is responsible for the stormwater and utility modelling/calculations for a multitude of residential and commercial projects in the area. In addition she has experience in tasks related to land development including site grading, drainage, utilities, estimating, permitting and project management.

Ms. Wilson is highly invested in the local professional organizations serving as Past‐President, President, and Vice‐President of ASCE Florida Section Southwest Branch and as Ways and Means Director of FES Calusa Chapter during her professional career. In recognition, Ms. Wilson received The Young Engineer Award in 2021‐2022 for best exemplifying the ideal image of The Young Engineer and having an outstanding record of participation in the activities of the Calusa Chapter of the Florida Engineering Society.

When Ms. Wilson isn’t engineering, she can be found boating or on a beach with her beloved dog, Sprite. In addition, she enjoys traveling, cooking, and fitness activities.

Doug TarnConstruction Engineering Manager

Doug began working for Barraco and Associates (BAI) in 2007 after graduating with a degree in Building Construction Technology and serving in the Florida National Guard. Doug serve as manager of BAI’s public infrastructure projects, including design and Construction Engineering and Inspection (CEI) services. He has an extensive understanding of construction methods, which adds invaluable knowledge during the design and CEI processes. Doug was born and raised in Southwest Florida, which provides an additional level of experience and understanding of local area conditions.

Away from the office, he enjoys spending time with his wife and children and his hobbies are focused on the outdoors.

Jennifer Sapen, AICPVice President of Land Planning

Jennifer is the Vice President of land planning and is responsible for all zoning actions and comprehensive plan amendments for the firm. Ms. Sapen is a visionary site plan designer with experience in a wide array of uses from traditional design such as suburban master planned residential communities and commercial centers, to the more unique developer requests including golf course layouts, urban and mixed use design, equestrian/aviation communities, and even a race track. Site plans for large master planned communities from Ms. Sapen's team expand beyond the local area and are under construction in Daytona and Westlake, Florida, and Hilton Head, South Carolina.

Jennifer originates from Indiana where she studied interior design at Purdue University. Ms. Sapen relocated to Southwest Florida in 1996. Away from the office Jennifer enjoys walking on the beach and spending time with her family. Jennifer did not read the memo about wearing a black top for our head shots, please enjoy the splash of color in our lineup!

Scott A. Wheeler, PSMVice-President Surveying

Scott is a Florida native, born and raised in Fort Myers. He began his surveying career shortly after graduating from Cypress Lake High School in 1981. He has been a Professional Surveyor & Mapper since 1999 and brings over 40 years of local surveying experience to the company. Scott is currently the Vice President of the surveying department, overseeing the day to day operations of the surveying team.

In his free time, he enjoys boating, fishing, golfing and spending time with his family.

Jeff Wasko, P.E.Project Engineer

Jeff Wasko is a Southwest Florida native, growing up in both North Fort Myers and the San Carlos Park area. He received his Associate's degree from Edison College and a bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Florida Gulf Coast University. After many years in the industry as a draftsman and design engineer, Mr. Wasko now manages projects as a Project Manager and Engineer of Responsibility. Jeff recently served as Secretary of the Florida Engineering Society – Calusa Chapter and is currently serving as the organization’s Vice President.

Outside of work Jeff loves spending time with his beautiful wife, Jessica, and daughter, Aurora. Jeff has a passion for music and is an accomplished guitarist. You may see him playing on-stage at such events as the Edison Parade of Lights, the BIA BBQ, Bands and Brew, or opening for national touring acts at The Ranch Concert Hall.

Christen MooreProfessional Surveyor and Mapper

Christen graduated from The University of Florida in December of 2004 with a Bachelor of Science in Geomatics from The College of Engineering. She became a licensed Surveyor and Mapper in June of 2010. She started at Barraco and Associates in May of 2018 and primarily works on the home building jobs in many of Southwest Florida’s communities.

Christen enjoys running half marathons and marathons in her free time and spending time with her family.

Wesley Kayne, P.E.Vice-President Engineering

Wes Kayne joined Barraco and Associates in October 2006 as an Engineering Technician while pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering at Florida Gulf Coast University. He graduated from FGCU Summa Cum Laude in Spring 2012. He has been responsible for the management of personnel and the design of a variety of commercial, residential, roadway, and municipal projects. He has served the Calusa Chapter of the Florida Engineering Society since 2012 working through the ranks to president and currently serving as State Director for the chapter.

Wes is a proud father of 3, a licensed foster parent, and youth soccer coach. He enjoys spending time with his family out on the field coaching two soccer teams, glamping, and biking.

Stephen ColemanSenior Project Manager

Stephen started at Barraco and Associates in May 2006 after graduating from Santa Fe College with an A.A.S. degree in Building Construction Management and Technology. He started at BAI as an Assistant Project Manager and has since been promoted through the years to Senior Project Manager. He focuses his efforts on the management, design, quality control, permitting and construction of some of the firm’s largest residential and commercial development projects.

Stephen was born in Wheeling, West Virginia, and lived there until his family relocated to the Fort Myers area. Stephen and his wife Christine have two children, SJ  and Lucas. In their free time, the Coleman’s enjoy camping with their RV, traveling back to their home states (WV and NY), and making spontaneous trips to Disney/Universal.

Julie DanielewskiProject Manager

Julie Danielewski joined Barraco and Associates in 2014 as an Assistant Project Manager. She is a native of Pennsylvania and moved to Southwest Florida in 1996. She attended Bloomsburg University and Edison State College studying Business Management and Marketing. She has over 18 years of industry experience, including project management and permitting of agricultural mines, residential, industrial, and commercial developments. She believes in providing clients with the best possible service available to them.

Julie enjoys spending time with her family and friends boating, fishing, and enjoying the beautiful outdoors. She also enjoys quilting, painting, and anything artistic or crafty.

Neill MathesCDD Project Manager

Neill recently joined Barraco and Associates with a background in property management and real estate appraisal and will be managing all of Barraco and Associates Community Development Districts. A native Floridian, he enjoys spending time outdoors with his wife and three sons and is a huge Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Miami Heat fan.

Carl Barraco, Jr., P.E.Vice President

Carl Barraco Jr. is a fifth-generation Lee County resident. He was raised in North Fort Myers and graduated from Bishop Verot High School. Mr. Barraco subsequently earned his bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from the University of South Florida, and dual Masters degrees in Civil Engineering and Real Estate (MSRE) from the University of Florida. He is a licensed Professional Engineer as well as a  Certified General Contractor in the State of Florida. Mr. Barraco has approximately 15 years of experience in the development industry working for private developers and as an engineer for Barraco and Associates. His responsibilities at Barraco and Associates include day-to-day operations of the business, new business development, and client relations, as well as acting project manager.

In his time away from the office, Carl enjoys spending time with his beautiful daughter, Piper, and working out. He also enjoys outdoor activities such as hunting with his father in northern Missouri and fishing in the mountains of North Carolina and the back bays of Southwest Florida.

Carl A. Barraco, P.E.President

Carl A. Barraco, P.E., graduated from the University of South Florida with a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering in 1984, and continued his education at USF, receiving his Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering in 1987. He achieved his professional registration as a professional engineer in the State of Florida in 1987 (P.E. No. 38536).

Mr. Barraco, along with his associates, founded Barraco and Associates, Inc. in 1998. He has been providing civil engineering services throughout Southwest Florida for 35 years. Mr. Barraco has worked on several notable projects in Southwest Florida including the Daniels Road widening to Daniels Parkway, the Midpoint Veterans Memorial Bridge, Colonial Country Club, River Hall, and many other high profile Southwest Florida Communities.

Carl married his wife Sandy shortly after graduation and they have been happily married for over 40 years with three grown children and three beautiful grandchildren. In Carl’s spare time he enjoys anything outdoors, from hunting in Missouri to fishing in Southwest Florida.

Amy HughesOffice Administrator

Amy Hughes is the Office Administrator for Barraco and Associates, Inc. Amy has over 20 years of administrative experience in Office Management, Human Resources, and Accounting. She assists in the development and implementation of firm policies and procedures; manages and oversees the administration of HR policies, programs and practices within the firm; she maintains accounts payable, receivables and monthly billing. In addition, Amy serves as Executive Assistant to the President of the Firm.

Outside of work, Amy loves spending time with her husband and family. She is very passionate about physical health and is an avid cyclist.

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