Fenstermaker Fueled Podcast

December 6, 2019

John D. Foret, PhD. on Coastal Infrastructure

Dr. John Foret is Vice President of Environmental, and the Environmental Leader to a staff of fourteen biologists. His duties include supervising all environmental staff activities as they relate to industry permitting activities (air/water/wetland), wetland delineations, mitigation banking consultation, wetland habitat restoration consultation (emergent marsh, shoreline protection, reef restoration), environmental assessments, biological assessments, project budgets and timelines, and project management. Prior to his time at Fenstermaker Dr. Foret served as a Research Fisheries Biologist for 18 years with DOC/NOAA/NMFS Galveston Laboratory. He was the Team Leader within the Fishery Ecology Branch in Lafayette, LA and managed all activities associated to the Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection, and Restoration Act (CWPPRA) as they related to coastal fisheries habitat restoration. He was also a Federal restoration project manager for NOAA Fisheries in the CWPPRA Program.

November 22, 2019

Professional Engineer, Dax Douet Speaks on Infrastructure

Dax Douet is an Engineering Director with 22 years of professional experience in design, planning, and project management. He has designed highways, roadways, drainage systems, interchanges, roundabouts, standard intersections, and various site developments. Mr. Douet also has numerous years of experience in the bidding and construction administration of projects. During his tenure here at Fenstermaker, Dax has performed multiple reviews of construction plans to determine constructability of designs under actual field conditions and live traffic loading. Additionally, Mr. Douet managed the preparation of over thirteen transportation feasibility studies for the Louisiana Department of Transportation & Development. These feasibility studies were conducted for a wide range of transportation projects throughout the State of Louisiana to include roadway improvements, interstate highway interchanges, and grade-separated bridge structures. Mr. Douet has also led the preparation of geometric line and grade studies to support more than five Environmental Assessment documents in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) guidelines. He has managed various multi-disciplinary projects and performed roadway corridor studies, traffic safety analyses, and feasibility studies, which encompass design, right-of-way, environmental, and utility work. Mr. Douet was previously a city engineer responsible for roadways, drainage, development review, municipal code development, utilities systems, and various other municipal engineering tasks. Throughout his career, Dax has worked with various local, state, and federal agencies. A life-long resident of Acadiana, Dax was born and raised in St. Martinville, Louisiana and currently resides in Youngsville, Louisiana.

November 19, 2019

Season One Trailer

Introducing Fueled: A Fenstermaker Podcast. A series of conversations offering a variety of professional insights, enlightening discussions and fueling a greater understanding and awareness of Fenstermaker’s expertise.

In season 1, join host, Kathryn Fenstermaker, as she explores our region’s infrastructure with members of the Fenstermaker Family as well as State and Local leaders.

About the Host

Kathryn FenstermakerKathryn Fenstermaker

I am naturally curious and invigorated by performing extensive research on topics outside the realm of my current understanding. I find that I can learn more during one stimulating conversation with an expert than I can through conducting days of internet research. People who devote their career to a targeted field of study are fascinating, and at Fenstermaker, we’re surrounded by them. My goal in launching this podcast is to share in the discovery of our unique people and their expertise. I aspire to expand our guestlist beyond my colleagues to include industry experts and others who contribute much to our local community. I hope everyone listening gets as much out of these conversations as I have; it is truly a privilege to know such talented professionals.

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