The Florida Scenic Highways Program is pleased to announce and welcome Jeff Caster as the new State Scenic Highways Coordinator!
In January 2012, Jeff Caster will take over the role of Florida Scenic Highways State Coordinator, replacing Mariano Berrios who has been serving this position for many wonderful years. Currently, Jeff’s role within the Florida Department of Transportation, Environmental Management Office, includes program management for Landscape Architecture, Roadside Management, Visual/Aesthetics, Highway Beautification Grants, and the Wildflower Program. Jeff has great interest in conservation and management of natural resources and scenic beauty, which makes him a perfect leader for the FSHP. Jeff has worked in partnership with the FSHP for many years and has presented at the last two Florida Scenic Highways Statewide Workshops.
Jeff holds a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Community Development from Purdue University, a BS in Landscape Design from Florida A&M University, as well as a Masters of Landscape Architecture from Cornell University. Originally from the “Garden State” (New Jersey), Jeff has lived in La Florida (land of flowers) for over 30 years. He is a lifelong conservationist and Florida Registered Landscape Architect.
Jeff is a member and past president of the Florida Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects, a member of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Landscape and Environmental Design Committee, and a member of the American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Technical Committee on Environmental Design. Jeff served as an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture at Florida A&M University, School of Architecture, from 1997-2007. He is passionate about Florida Wildflowers and is a founding member of the Florida Wildflower Foundation, serving as the Immediate Past Chair of the Board of Directors of the Florida Wildflower Foundation. He has worked for the Florida Department of Transportation since 1993.
Please join us in welcoming Jeff to his new role!