Hans J.M. Wilson
Hans is the principal engineer and owner of Hans Wilson and Associates, Inc. Licensed as a civil engineer in Florida in 1988, Hans’ principal focus has been in the marine environment, with a mix of hard structure design and creation of marine habitats. Current responsibilities include site analysis, engineering design, regulatory permitting strategies, and construction administration of coastal marinas and docks, new and maintenance dredging projects, coastal structures, and barrier island projects. Specific responsibilities and expertise include development feasibility studies, project management, regulatory permitting, development of construction plans and specifications, design and analysis of hydrodynamic surveys, modeling of flows and flushing within marina basins and waterways, assessment of benthic habitats, and analysis of environmental impacts.
Hans is responsible for all reports and data interpretation related to Environmental Resource Permitting, development suitability reports, and site inventories. Hans is an expert in environmental design, permitting, and enforcement issues relative to local, state and federal permitting agencies. Hans has been qualified as an expert witness with the Department of Environmental Protection regarding Environmental Resource Permitting, flushing studies, and engineering surveys. Specific expertise involves marine design and flushing surveys for water quality and habitat impacts, construction management, and regulatory permitting.
Education: B.S. – Ocean Engineering/Florida Atlantic University, 1981.
Registrations: Professional Engineer #39680
• Florida Engineering Society
• Florida Shore and Beach Preservation Association
• Lee County Coastal Advisory Council
• Lee County Local Rules Review Committee
Hans J.M. Wilson
Chief Financial Officerrobin@hanswilson.com
Robin is the chief financial officer, office administrator, and research assistant for Hans Wilson and Associates, Inc. She has an extensive background which includes 15 years in office administration in the health care industry. She handles accounting, billing, scheduling, and project coordination. She is proficient in accounting software (Quickbooks Pro) and all Microsoft programs. Among her regular duties as C.F.O. Robin also manages legal research, project coordination, and task billing. She also holds a real estate brokers license and specializes in the listing and selling of waterfront related properties.
Education: A.A. – Business Administration/Edison Community College, 1998
Chief Financial Officer
Senior Project Managerchester@hanswilson.com
Chester has over twenty five years experience in civil engineering, surveying, and waterfront related engineering projects. Current responsibilities include site assessment and data collection, construction administration, engineering design review, and regulatory permitting of marinas and docks, dredging projects, coastal structures, and barrier island projects. Specific responsibilities include Construction Administration which includes development of construction plans and specifications, project management, permit compliance during construction and project close-out.
As the Senior Project Manger Chester coordinates with HWA staff regarding project sequencing, permit strategy, and project priority management. Chester’s technical skills in civil engineering, surveying, marine related fields, computers, and computer assisted design are the result of a blend of field experience and continuing education. Based on an active participation in boating Chester has over 37 years of direct experience with waterfront facilities in Lee, Charlotte, and Collier counties. This direct field experience has resulted in a “from the ground up” user perspective regarding construction that is essential to providing a quality final product for our clients.
• Florida Wetland Delineation Program – 1996
• University of Wisconsin -Madison/Department of Engineering Professional Development – Docks and Marinas – 2004
• Annual attendance at the International Marina and Boatyard Conference since 2007
• Florida Marine Contractor’s Association – Member/Board of Directors
• President of the T.I.C.E. Association
• Friends of Billy’s Creek – Member/Board of Directors
Senior Project Manager
As a Florida Gulf Coast University graduate (2021), Jack transitioned to a full-time engineer at Hans Wilson and Associates after a 6-month internship. Having passed his Fundamentals of Engineering Exam and being certified with his Engineer-In-Training certification, his current position at HWA is a Project Engineer.
While studying Environmental Engineering at FGCU, Jack was focused on maintaining water quality and environmental sustainability. As a Florida native, with a lifetime of experience growing up on the waters of Sanibel and Captiva, Jack created the appropriate amount of background knowledge that allowed for him to blend into a marine engineering firm seamlessly.
Jack will be involved in projects such as mangrove restoration, coastal and channel dredging, seawall restoration, marina and dock expansions, environmental permitting, etc. As a Project Engineer at HWA, his responsibilities will include design, permitting, lake bank stabilization, and construction observation of coastal marinas, docks, seawalls, and other waterfront and environmental projects. Jack is also responsible for working with LiDar and FEMA Letters of Map Revision to Flood Insurance Rate Maps.
Education: B.S. – Environmental Engineering, Florida Gulf Coast University, 2021
Registration: Licensed Engineer-In-Training #1100024974, State of Florida, 2021
Software Knowledge: AutoCAD, Civil 3D, ArcMap/GIS, Mike11, Microsoft
Johanna has an extensive background in the legal field having spent 19 years working for general law firms handling domestic relations, criminal and probate matters. She has an extensive knowledge of governmental affairs, agency processing, and legal issues.
Johanna’s responsibilities include the coordination of permit application processing, project tracking, and monitoring overall project progress. She acts as a project liaison, both internally between staff and project managers regarding resource allocation, and as a communications expediter between project managers and agency personnel. Johanna is involved in most every project in the office, and is the point person regarding the current status of any given project.
Education: Paralegal Certification from Florida International College
Jack graduated from Florida State University in 2020 with a degree in civil engineering. Jack has passed also passed his Fundamentals of Engineering Exam and is a certified Engineer-In-Training (EIT).
He worked for two years as a project manager at Hydra Engineering and Construction, LLC an engineering and construction company in Tallahassee before joining HWA. His responsibilities included site plan design, feasibility studies, and managing contracts for state park repairs and rehabilitation.
Jack has experience in surveying as an instrument operator when employed by Gary Allen Land Surveyor while in his senior year in college. Prior to that he worked for ESP Associates, Inc. as a rod man surveying within the I-10 corridor.
Jack is a project engineer at HWA focusing on waterfront development and design. His responsibilities include report and proposal writing; preparation of conceptual and final site plans; bathymetric surveys and data processing via Hypack; field work; planning and engineering design; local, state, and federal regulatory permitting; Coastal Construction Control Line permitting; local land development code variances; erosion and accretion studies; construction administration related to marinas, docks, dredging, shoreline stabilization, and habitat restoration.
Education: B.S. – Civil Engineering, Florida State University, 2020
Registration: Licensed Engineer-In-Training #1100024576, State of Florida, 2021
Software Knowledge: AutoCAD Civil 3D, Microsoft, ICPR 3, HY8, AutoTURN, EPANET
As HWA’s ‘Director of First Impressions’, Tina provides essential administrative support services for the entire team and covers a broad spectrum of responsibilities. A few of those essential duties include services such as managing of the daily operations of the front office, general project coordination and research, as well as client budget/invoicing support.
Prior to joining HWA in 2012, Tina provided years of administrative management services at one of the area’s premiere private school.
Education: B.A. – Business Administration/North Central University