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ANAMAR Employee Spotlight Questionnaire: Nadia Lombardero

 

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Ms. Lombardero is ANAMAR's owner and President. She has been working with various governmental agencies and managing a variety of large, complex environmental projects since 1991. She has a B.S. in Chemistry from Texas A&M University and an M.S. in Analytical Chemistry and Toxicology from the University of Florida. Her areas of expertise include sediment chemistry and toxicology, organic chemistry, QA/QC protocols, business administration and business development, project management, laboratory and field audits, and analytical data interpretation. 

Q: How long have you worked at ANAMAR?

  • Since 2000

Q: What is your title at ANAMAR?

  • Owner, President

Q: What do you like most about your job?

  • Helping people

Q: What has been your favorite project/task at ANAMAR and why?

  • Field surveys- I enjoy the outdoors and the challenge

Q: Before working at ANAMAR, what was the most unusual or interesting job you've ever had?

  • Being Donald Duck

Q: When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?

  • A veterinarian

Q: Finish this sentence: "Something you may not know about me is...."

  • I love climbing trees and playing arborist.

Q:  Describe what you were like at the age of 10.

  • Way too serious and studious

Q:  Who is your favorite musician or band?

  • Too many to name, depends on the day and my mood

Q:  Do you have any pets? If so, what kind of pet/pets and what are their names?

  • Just lost my beloved kitty of 20 years...Bianca

Q:  If you could take a free vacation to anywhere in the world, where would you go?

  • Tibet

Q:  What are 3 of your favorite hobbies outside of work?

  • Cooking
  • Climbing (almost any type of climbing)
  • SCUBA diving

Q:  If you could be an ocean dweller for a day which type of sea creature would you be?

  • Dolphin

Q:  What is the first thing you would buy if you won the lottery?

  • Establish scholarship funds and help educate people about the need to sustainably protect our environment.

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ANAMAR Employee Spotlight Questionnaire: Paul Berman

 

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Mr. Berman has a Bachelor's degree in mathematics from the University of Florida. He worked in an environmental laboratory from 1986 until 2008, when he joined the staff at ANAMAR full time. He has extensive knowledge and experience in physical and chemical analyses in water quality testing, data review and validation, quality assurance/quality control, laboratory standard operating procedures, laboratory auditing, project management and environmental regulations. 

Q: How long have you worked at ANAMAR?

  • 10 years

Q: What is your title at ANAMAR?

  • Quality Assurance Officer

Q: What do you like most about your job?

  • Knowing that it is beneficial to a lot of people, helping both economic development and the environment.

Q: What has been your favorite project/task at ANAMAR and why?

  • Charleston Post 45 Widening and Deepening, since it was a very big and important project.

Q: Before working at ANAMAR, what was the most unusual or interesting job you've ever had?

  • I only had one other real job before ANAMAR, I was an analyst, QA Officer and Project Manager at an Environmental Laboratory in Gainesville.

Q: When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?

  • An astronaut

Q:  Finish this sentence: “Something you may not know about me is…”.

  • I was in the Gator Marching Band in college.

Q:  Do you have any pets? If so, what kind of pet/pets and what are their names?

  • Cat-Brian
  • Cat-Setzer

Q:  If you could time travel, to what place AND time would you go and why?

  • July 20, 1969, to see the moon landing of Apollo 11.

Q:  If you could own a plot of land anywhere in the world, where would it be?

  • I already own it in High Springs, FL., where I live.

Q:  If you could be an ocean dweller for a day which type of sea creature would you be?

  • A dolphin or maybe a kraken, depending on the day!

Q: What is the first thing you would buy if you won the lottery?

  • I would pay off my house!

Q: What's your favorite childhood memory?

  • High school band competition my sophomore year.
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ANAMAR Employee Spotlight Questionnaire: Tessie Cake

Tessie Cake is the Chief Canine Officer at ANAMAR. She specializes in the development of visitor relations with office guests and diligently enforces routine employee exercise breaks. Although Tessie is a buddy to all she takes her job very seriously and shows no favoritism when tasking out commands for idle hands periodically throughout the day; especially, during faculty meetings.

Q: How long have you been hanging around ANAMAR?

  • Papa has brought me in to work daily since about 2008, when I ran away from his house near Gainesville and ended up about 60 miles away near the ocean in Cedar Key.

Q: What is your title at ANAMAR?

  • CCO (Chief Canine Officer)

Q: Which ANAMAR employee belongs to you?

  • They all do!

Q: What breed are you?

  • Something black and white, possible border collie except that I have no herding instinct whatsoever and I see no reason why I should try to catch a Frisbee.

Q: How old are you?

  • No one really knows how old I am but the vet thinks I am about 13.

Q: What are some of your favorite things to do while in the office?

  • Sleep
  • Demand to go out
  • Check for handouts in the kitchen
  • Sleep
  • Demand to go out
  • Check for handouts in the kitchen

Q: Finish this sentence: “Something you may not know about me is…”

  • I’ve been shot before and I have a piece of buckshot lodged in my abdomen.

Q: Describe what you were like as a puppy?

  • I wandered around lost in Arizona where I broke my front shoulder and got shot before some nice lady found me in a grocery store parking lot, took me home, nursed me back to health and brought me to Florida.

Q:  What are some of your favorite hobbies in your down time away from the office?

  • Exploring new places so far from home that papa has to come find me and bring me back.
  • Chasing those evil squirrels.

Q:  What treat should someone bring as an offering to strengthen your buddy ship?

  • Salmon is my favorite but anything that isn’t a vegetable product will do!

Q:  How do you think your papa would describe you in 6 words?

  • She who doesn’t listen to me.

 

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ANAMAR Employee Spotlight Questionnaire: Terence “Terry” Cake

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Terry Cake is the Senior Engineer and Vice President of ANAMAR. He has been working in the fields of water resources, environmental engineering, and permitting with federal, state, and local agencies since 1992. He has a B.S. in Environmental Engineering from the University of Florida and an MBA from Colorado State University and is a registered Professional Engineer in Florida, Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi. His areas of specialization include hydrology, surface water quality, water and wastewater treatment, environmental biology, coastal and estuarine ecology, geology, environmental chemistry, surveying, dredged material management, permitting and compliance, technical writing, data and business management and project management.

Q: How long have you worked at ANAMAR?

  • Since 2003

Q: What is your title at ANAMAR?

  • Vice-President, Senior Engineer, Project Manager

Q: What do you like most about your job?

  • Field work and winning contracts!

Q: What has been your favorite project/task at ANAMAR and why?

  • San Juan 103, because of the added challenge and variety of working in Puerto Rico.

Q: Before working at ANAMAR, what was the most unusual or interesting job you've ever had?

  • Unusual: Chicken farm worker
  • Interesting: Consulting Engineer in Cairo, Egypt

Q: When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?

  • An astronaut

Q:  Who is your favorite musician or band?

  • Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

Q:  Do you have any pets? If so, what kind of pet/pets and what are their names?

  • Dog-Tessie the ANAMAR CCO (Chief Canine Officer)

Q:  If you could take a free vacation to anywhere in the world, where would you go?

  • Antarctica

Q:  What are 3 of your favorite hobbies outside of work?

  • Air boating, travel, fishing/diving

Q:  If you could time travel, to what place AND time would you go and why?

  • Orange Lake, Florida pre-Columbus – just to see what it looked like then.

Q:  What is the first thing you would buy if you won the lottery?

  • A new airboat

Q:  What is your favorite childhood memory?

  • Working on tractors with Grandpa

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ANAMAR Employee Spotlight Questionnaire: John Kearney

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John is ANAMAR’s wonderful Controller/Accountant. He keeps us all sorted out in the billing department!

Q: How long have you worked at ANAMAR?

  • Almost 3 years

Q: What is your title at ANAMAR?

  • Controller

Q: What do you like most about your job?

  • The pleasant atmosphere. The staff are friendly and cooperative.

Q: What has been your favorite project/task at ANAMAR and why?

  • All of my tasks have been my favorite!

Q: Before working at ANAMAR, what was the most unusual or interesting job you've ever had?

  • All of my jobs have been usual and interesting. I could tell of interesting and unusual assignments but it would take much more space than allotted.

Q: When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?

  • I remember in the 8th grade saying I wanted to be a lawyer. Well, I guess I wanted a profession, so becoming a CPA was a pretty good choice for me.

Q:  Describe what you were like at the age of 10.

  • I was a kid and like most kids, I tried to have fun! I liked playing baseball a lot at 10.

Q:  Do you have any pets? If so, what kind of pet/pets and what are their names?

  • One dog, a beagle we adopted her. She was used to teach veterinarians. She was shy when we got her, but now she has changed. She does not bark at all. We have had her for 5 years, she is 7 years old.

Q:  If you could take a free vacation to anywhere in the world, where would you go?

  • Well this one is on my bucket list now but it would be nice if it were free: a river cruise on the Danube and Rhine rivers in Europe!

Q:  If you could time travel, to what place AND time would you go and why?

  • I would go to Jerusalem and neighboring towns at the time of Jesus Christ. I would like to see his preaching, the miracle we read about in the Bible including the crucifixion. It would be awesome to be able to return to our current day and tell the stories from a first person point of view.

Q:  If you could be an ocean dweller for a day which type of sea creature would you be?

  • A six gill shark. I could go to the deepest parts of the ocean and still be one of the strongest creatures so I can protect myself.

Q: If you could be any type of animal for a day what would you be and why?

  • A bald eagle so I can fly high and see so much of the earth.

Q: What is the first thing you would buy if you won the lottery?

  • I would buy a golf course, make it nice and enjoy golf with my regular crew.

Q: What's your favorite childhood memory?

  • My favorite childhood memories are the rounds of golf I played with my father and brother. We were always competitive, my father always won (he was good). As adults we had a chance to beat him, but not many times for me. I hope they have found a course in heaven and that I may be able to play with them again, if I make it!

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