Pinnacle scientists and technicians have extensive experience and expertise conducting environmental field surveys associated with beach nourishment, dredging, seawall construction, and environmental baseline studies for coastal development...
Pinnacles’ experienced scientists and project managers are able to provide excellent project management and oversight services to our clients. Pinnacle focuses on environmental due diligence, feasibility and risk assessment studies to identify potential short and long term risks associated with port dredging and related coastal development.
It’s often difficult to fit into our busy schedules, but so important to make time for safety training. CPR/First Aid training is typically required every 1 to 2 years. With frequent practice, this knowledge becomes second nature and skills become muscle memory. Eight years ago, we established a Rescue Diver training program which we offer every year similarly to CPR/First Aid training.
Paul is the Project Manager, Chief Scientist, and Dive Safety Officer (DSO) for Pinnacle. He has spent over 30 years designing and managing ecological field studies in benthic ecosystems, with an emphasis on scientific integrity and safety.
Randi Shiplett is an experienced marine biologist who has worked on projects throughout Florida and the Gulf of Mexico. Ms. Shiplett is skilled in the design and implementation of complex coastal and oceanographic research studies, QA/QC management of data collection, rigorous statistical analysis, production of comprehensive peer-reviewable scientific reports, and has extensive experience developing and implementing Best Management Practices (BMPs) for laboratory and field protocols.
Cristie is a Florida native and marine scientist with a strong background in marine mammal bioacoustics, wildlife behavior, and resource management. Cristie has completed dual Master of Science degrees in Marine Biology and Coastal Zone Management from Nova Southeastern University in Dania Beach, FL.
Sam is a passionate scientific diver with a specific interest in coral reef identification and ecology. She graduated as a marine science and biology major from University of Miami in 2021 and will begin her Masters of Professional Science degree at UM in the Fall 2022. Pinnacle’s scientific work inspired Sam to pursue marine conservation and protect vulnerable coastal habitats.
Natalia is an upbeat and energetic scientific diver who plans to pursue a PhD in marine evolutionary genomics at the University of Florida in the Fall 2022. She was involved in extensive field research programs throughout her undergraduate career, which diversified her skillset and makes her a valuable member of the team.
Field and Lab Scientist
Michael is a current graduate student at Nova Southeastern University where he is investigating and identifying mesophotic reef communities. Michael is a skilled field and lab scientist currently solidifying these skills underwater.