Northeast

Contacts

General Information or Sponsorship:
Michelle Tappouni, LEED AP
(p) 904.359.9650, ext.108
Email

ACE Administration:
8657 Baypine Road, Suite 101
Jacksonville, FL 32256
904.731.1506
Email

Lee High School:
Crystal Markley
(p) 904.463.4573
Email

Olivia Frick
Email

Home School Students:
Wayne Petrone, P.E.
(p) 904.647.2327
Email

Middleburg High School:
Brooke Robbins, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP
(p) 904.662.9994
Email

Orange Park High School:
Joe DeMarco
(p) 904.579.2602
Email

Creekside High School
Jacob Thurlow
(p) 904.357.4204
Email

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Thanks to our many mentors and sponsors who have helped us this past year in making our affiliate such a success.
View our list of sponsors.
View our list of mentors and teachers.

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Our board is comprised of local industry leaders who make a significant contribution to our affiliate. We are grateful for their continuing support.
View our board members.



Founded during the 2006-2007 school year with significant support from the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), the ACE Mentor Program of Northeast Florida, helps high school students explore potential careers in architecture, construction and engineering.

Through the program, mentors from local industry professional firms meet with students for two hours once a week for 16 weeks. During these sessions, students work in teams to create practical solutions for “real-world” projects. It’s an effective way for students to experience the reality of what architects, contractors and engineers do during a typical working day.

Now starting our 11th year of the program, we have teams from Orange Park High School, Lee High School, Middleburg High School, Creekside High School and a Homeschool Group. We have two teams that will be competing nationally.

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Participate in ACE!

If you’d like to experience ACE’s challenges, opportunities and rewards for yourself, just contact one of the ACE leaders listed in the upper right-hand corner of this page. We are looking for mentors for all schools.

Click here to visit ACE national students page.

Our Outstanding Mentors

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Joseph A. De Marco
Lead Mentor
Fishman & Tobin
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Olivia Frick
Lead Mentor
Charles Perry Partners, Inc.
Read Bio.
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Crystal Markley
Lead Mentor/
Board Member
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Read Bio.
Wayne Petrone; Peters and Yaffee, Inc.; Outstanding ACE Mentor
Wayne Petrone
Lead Mentor
Peters and Yaffee, Inc.
Read Bio.
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Brooke Robbins
Lead Mentor/ Board Member
Robbins Design Studio
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Jacob Thurlow
Lead Mentor/
Board Member
Haskell
Read Bio.
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Fred DeWitt
New Leaf Construction, Inc.
Read Bio.
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Bob DeRienzo
HDR Inc.
Read Bio.
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Robert Fernandez
Board Member
Haskell
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Charles Kohler
Lead Mentor
Retired Civil Engineer
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Lynn Ladd
NAVFAC SE
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Janel LeGard
Haskell
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Bub LeNoir
NAVFAC SE
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Ken Loefgren, PE
Loefgren & Associates, Inc.
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Art Mastronic
Atkins
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David Mathias
Michael Baker International
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Frances Morrobel
Gilbane
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Joe Nagy
Trane
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Len Pappalardo
Keville Enterprises, Inc.
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Michael Petrone
TLC Engineering for Architecture
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Anita Prewitt
Dixie Contract Carpet
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Misty Sieracki
Haskell
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David Smith
CSX Corporation
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Mentors Not Pictured
 
  • Christopher Adcock,
    NAVFAC SE
  • Alexander Anderson,
    ETM
  • Kanis Bootsita,
    Gerdau
  • Richard Buechel,
    NAVFAC SE
  • Rafael Caldera,
    Arkest, LLC
  • Nelson Caparas,
    Alfred Benesch & Company
  • Paulo Dos Santos,
    City of Jacksonville
  • Quinn Keenan,
    Whiting Turner
  • Joseph Kirkpatrick,
    Professional Cooling and Control Systems, Inc.
  • Elizabeth Lentz,
    Haskell
  • Michael Mancil,
    Bhide & Hall
  • Chise Nicholson,
    Stellar
  • Fernando Sanchez,
    M&E Construction
  • Dylan Scanlon,
    Matthews Design Group