Steve is the President of The EARTHWORKS Group, Inc. and has over 3 decades of diverse engineering experience covering civil infrastructure, environmental design and permitting, and building construction. He has worked with several state and federal agencies, as well as in private industry and the consulting arena in several areas of expertise, including environmental and civil engineering, infrastructure, and building design. Steve has been involved in the planning, design, permitting, and construction of buildings, infrastructure, residential communities, and coastal recreational facilities throughout the Southeast. He is a licensed General Contractor and Construction Manager in South Carolina and has extensive knowledge with the design and construction of building structures. He is a native of the South Carolina coast, and has traveled extensively throughout the Southeast states exploring recreational opportunities (fishing, hunting, boating, hiking, diving, and surfing). Mr. Strickland has specific environmental expertise with coastal nonpoint pollution, NPDES programs, wetlands and hazardous waste management and has been admitted as an expert witness by SC and Federal courts in the field of environmental engineering for cases involving riverine flooding, wetland impacts, stormwater permitting, septic tank design, and drainage system design. He has also worked with sustainable design projects, including green building, low impact design (LID) stormwater systems, and created wetland systems for stormwater management.