Mrs. Gates has more than 16 years of civil engineering experience in roadway design, environmental permitting, utility coordination, drainage modeling and design, and remotely sensed data collection, analysis, and distribution. Her experience includes design from concept to final plans, NEPA documentation, pavement design, and traffic analysis. She has extensive experience with permitting of projects with multiple agencies at the federal, state, and local levels. During her tenure at the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, she was responsible for the collection, analysis, and distribution of coastal data associated with two statewide regulatory programs. In addition, she has 22 years of construction management experience.