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Henry Elmore - Managing Member

  • 25+ years experience in debris recovery and reduction

  • Completed 200+ jobs in Florida alone since 2004

  • Cleaned 600+ miles of canals, rivers, and streams in FL Districts 1 & 4

  • Extensive experience working with SFWMD, SWFWMD, FEMA, RCS state, county FWC, and numerous city and county organizations

  • Managed stream restoration projects ranging from $20,000 to $3.6 million

  • Managed disaster recovery operations for major hurricanes including Hugo (SC, 1989), Andrew (FL, 1992), Fran (NC, 1996), and all the Florida hurricanes of 2004 (Jeanne, Ivan, Charley)

  • Class A CDL

  • Qualified Stormwater Management Inspector

Henry’s unique means and methods have made TSI an innovator in cleaning lakes, canals, and marshlands without damage to their ecosystems. He has researched and collected specialized equipment capable of removing debris and working in practically any location without harm to the environment. His expert methodology in regards to lake bank restoration and lake improvement projects have made TSI the outstanding choice in lake and pond remediation. He is a brilliant problem solver, and loves to meet a challenge with precision and skill.

Whether he is building a recreational park on a conservation area, developing a spoil island within an inlet, or devising an access plan for tight golf or country club communities, he excels in the most complex scenario.

These talents and practices have made him a pioneering leader in the industry today.


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Robert Tyson - Managing Member

  • Class A CDL

  • Qualified Stormwater Management Inspector

  • Certified Marine Recovery Diver

  • National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) Certified

  • FDOT MOT Intermediate Certified

Mr. Tyson excels at expediting contracts through preliminary preparation to eliminate problems and challenges before they arise. He has the ability to foresee difficult situations and takes action to present solutions to the project owner before they impact the public or local homeowners.

As wetland mitigation has increased in Florida, he has managed most of TSI's wetland restoration projects. This experience is crucial for sensitive ecological projects.

Mr. Tyson’s ability to implement and build ideas from concept to reality has resulted in the addition of our custom-designed specialty equipment. These custom-built instruments allow TSI to work safely in sensitive areas while leaving a minimal footprint. 


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Marc Junker - Corporate Compliance Officer

  • B.S. Business Administration: Management and Organizational Development

  • 15 Years Human Resources Experience

  • National Society for Human Resources

Marc's leadership skills and vision provide essential ongoing support to TSI's success. He oversees and monitors the compliance program and closely follows the best practices and trends of the industry. Through his talents and bilingual abilities in English and Spanish he is able to effectively establish clear lines of communication between all employees and subcontractors. He also manages recruiting to ensure TSI finds and selects the best employees of high caliber and skill. His wide scope of work includes various tasks related to the safety program, administration processes, and creation and enforcement of company policy.


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Theresa F. Cauthen, P.E. - Project Engineer

  • Bachelor of Science in Ocean Engineering with Mathematics Minor from Florida Atlantic University

  • President of Calusa Chapter of Florida Engineering Society with past positions of Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer

  • Young Engineer of the Year Award from Calusa Chapter of Florida Engineering Society

  • Qualified Stormwater Management Inspector

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison Engineering Professional Development-Docks and Marinas

  • PADI Open Water Diver Certification

Theresa joined TSI in 2015 and quickly became an integral asset of the TSI team. She uses her skillful mathematics abilities and 13 years of marine engineering experience to deftly estimate projects of varied size and scope. Theresa is a gifted writer, preparing detailed bid packages and maintaining healthy communications with clients. She consistently tracks reporting, materials, manpower, scheduling, budgeting, and other project components as necessary and has increased production while eliminating waste on job sites. As a meticulous multi-tasker, she simultaneously manages and supervises most projects in our South Florida areas, as well as leading day-to-day operations within the Punta Gorda office. In her free time Theresa volunteers with young people in Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM) programs, a greyhound rescue and adoption non-profit, as well as Southwest Florida Critical Mass, a cycling enthusiast and safety community. 


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Stephen Lee - Project Manager

  • Class A CDL

  • Certified General Contractor

  • CPR & AED certified

  • USCG Master Merchant Marine Officer & Towing Endorsement

  • Certified Technical Scuba Diver

  • Qualified Stormwater Management Inspector

  • Best Management Practices Certification

  • Incident Commander - OSHA Level V

  • Hazardous Materials Operations - OSHA Level II

  • FL Dept. of Agriculture & Consumer Services: Licensed Pesticide Applicator - Pesticides Certification for Aquatic Pest Control, Right-of-Way Pest Control, Natural Areas Weed Management, and Demonstration & Research.

Mr. Lee has worked with the owners of TSI for the past 15 years. His experience in the aquatic field sets him apart as an important resource in the marine construction aspects of the company. He has primarily worked in southwest Florida managing jobs in derelict vessel removal, navigation contracts, tree removal, aquatic control contracts and exotic vegetation eradication.


Leigh Elliott - Project Superintendent

  • Class A CDL

  • Qualified Stormwater Management Inspector

When a project is time-sensitive and must be completed quickly and efficiently, Leigh is often the supervisor on the job. He has a talent for pushing crews to their full potential and communicating with homeowners and clients in an effective manner. He thrives in emergency work environments where swift work is a necessity. Leigh specializes in lake bank restorative work and is able to complete shoreline mediation work with great speed and precision. He is known for leaving all work areas better than he found them, including access points and staging zones. His skilled crews are often working in the back yards of luxury communities and Leigh is able to coordinate construction efforts in a manner to cause minimal disruption for homeowners.


Delmar Rager - Project Manager

  • OSHA 10-Hour

  • MSHA 40-Hour

  • Transportation Worker Identification Credential

  • Class A CDL with HAZMAT and Tanker Endorsement

  • Reciprocal Safety Counsels Certified

  • Hazmat Training

  • Forklift and Aerial Lift Operator Safety

Delmar brings thirty-six years of diverse and extensive construction experience to the TSI team. This spirited addition to the TSI lineup impresses his colleagues, crews, and clients with his wide breadth of skills, positive attitude, and ability to manage all aspects of a job site. Delmar has a considerable knowledge of working in a variety of construction and disaster recovery fields and has experience with FEMA, USACE, DOT and other government agencies. Additionally, he studied building construction technology at Purdue University and has completed a substantial list of safety and training courses. He has strengthened the TSI team and we greatly benefit from utilizing his strengths! 


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Brandon Minder - Foreman

  • FDOT MOT Intermediate Status

  • Qualified Storm Water Management Inspector

  • Construction Management (engineering), Business Management, Biology studies at Utah Valley University and George Mason University

  • CDL Class A license

Mr. Minder handles correspondence between the county officials and the job, locating and calling in utility lines and cables, and ensuring project goals are met efficiently. These tasks are in addition to supervising the project and crew at his site.


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Amy Hartman - Administrative Manager

  • Florida Notary

  • Skilled in city/community public relations and customer service training

  • Varied and well-rounded management background in industries including hospitality, non-profits, and restaurants

TSI has largely benefited from Ms. Hartman's skills and administrative expertise. She is responsible for keeping the office running smoothly and ensuring smooth transitions between jobs and optimal operations during contract performance. She is a key facilitator for researching bid solicitations, record keeping, payroll, negotiation of contracts, and customer relations. Amy also serves as a liaison between subcontractors, owners, employees, engineers, and TSI Managing Members.  Her consistency and attention to detail has helped TSI grow into the flourishing entity it is today.


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Lauren Elmore Lee - Assistant Project Manager

Lauren is an essential and versatile addition to the TSI team. Her jobs vary daily but she is able to jump in and do what is necessary in many capacities. Lauren handles many business relationships, helps with billing, and assists with project management from the bidding or proposal phase through job completion and final billing. Lauren facilitates transportation and calendar scheduling for Managing Members to ensure they are where they need to be each day and have smooth transitions between flights, meetings, and job sites.


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Amanda Elmore Swafford - Assistant Project Manager

  • B.S. in Geography, Travel and Tourism Emphasis

Amanda has been working with the owners of TSI since 2004. She studied communications, marketing, GIS systems, and geography while obtaining her degree at university. Amanda designs advertising materials, films and directs marketing videos, and writes informational pieces. As TSI has grown Amanda has also worked to assist with project management duties and increase internal communications. She reviews bid packages, estimates jobs, prepares RFPs, and assists in day to day operations for her assigned projects.