Northeast

Contacts

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

ACE Administration:
707 Peninsular Place, Suite 100
Jacksonville, FL 32204
904.731.1506
Email

Lee High School:
Tracey Friley
(p) 904.357.4908
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:
Doug Mercer
(p) 904.542.6339
Email

Creekside High School
Tim Conlan
(p) 904.296.2555
Email

National Team Leader at OPHS:
Joe DeMarco
(p) 904-579-2602
Email

National Team Leaders for MHS:
Chuck Kohler
(p) 904.282.8520
Email

National Team Leaders for Homeschool
Bryan Judah
(p) 904.354.5200
Email

Brynde Connor
(p) 904.259.1556
Email

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Field Trip Permission Form

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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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Tim Conlan
Lead Mentor/ Board Member
Auld & White Constructors
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Brynde Connor
Lead Mentor
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Joseph A. De Marco
Lead Mentor
Fishman & Tobin
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Tracey Friley
Lead Mentor
Haskell
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Bryan Judah, Esq.
Lead Mentor
Tritt & Associates, P.A.
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Charles Kohler
Lead Mentor
Retired Civil Engineer
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Crystal Markley; U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; Outstanding ACE Mentor
Crystal Markley
Lead Mentor/
Board Member
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
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Wayne Petrone; Peters and Yaffee, Inc.; Outstanding ACE Mentor
Wayne Petrone
Lead Mentor
Peters and Yaffee, Inc.
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Doug Mercer
Lead Mentor
NAVFAC SE
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Brooke Robbins
Lead Mentor/ Board Member
Robbins Design Studio
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Jacob Thurlow
Lead Mentor/
Board Member
Haskell
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Jeff Auld
McVeigh & Mangum Engineering, Inc.
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Grayson Avery
Miller Electric Company
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Kierstin Beaumont
Haskell
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Michelle Belloit
WPC Industrial Contractors
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Michael Brooks
Clay County Building Division
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Karen Campbell
NAVFAC SE
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Douglas Cooper
Matern Professional
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Matt Dahlberg
Haskell
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Mary De Marco
St. Catherine’s
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Fred DeWitt
New Leaf Construction, Inc.
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Kenneth Duncan
Haskell
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Robert Fernandez
Board Member
Danis Building Construction
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Brian Gaines
UNF Student
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Ashantae Green
Student
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Thomas A. Grogan Jr.
Haskell
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Tom Hanley
Elkins Construction
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Fred Heyne
Fred Heyne Project Management, Inc.
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LT Rhett Johnson
US Navy, NAVFAC SE
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Marie Hurst
Nemours
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Lynn Ladd
NAVFAC SE
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Bub LeNoir
NAVFAC SE
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Ken Loefgren, PE
Loefgren & Associates, Inc.
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Ashley Nettles
Southeastern Grocers
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Arielle O’Neal
Student
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Michael Petrone
TLC Engineering for Architecture
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Tyler Simmons
UNF Student
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Ryan Snow
Gilbane Building Company
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Jennifer Suharmadji, AIA; Stellar; Outstanding ACE Mentor
Jennifer Suharmadji, AIA
Stellar
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LT Matt Ward
NAVFAC SE
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Brian Warfield
Lead Mentor
Haskell
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