Southeast Volusia Audubon Society, P.O. Box 46, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32170;

November 2014 Speaker

Our October meeting will be held at 7:00 PM Thursday, November 13 at the Marine Discovery Center in New Smyrna Beach.  Our  speaker will be Ed Northey, Environmental Specialist II, Supervisor of the Mosquito Inspectors Group, Volusia County Mosquito Control.

Bio (Professional)

Environmental Specialist II:  Volusia County Mosquito Control, and formerly with Volusia County Environmental Management.

Supervisor of the Mosquito Inspector(s) group; 8 Inspectors covering more than 345,000 acres within the East Volusia Mosquito Control District (est. 1937)

Supervisor of Aerial Operations; 2 helicopters and > 50,000 acres of salt marsh (federal, state, local and privately held property)

Support and supervise the functions of the VCMC Laboratory

Support and Supervise Professional Biological Services for VCMC

Certified:  Advanced Taxonomic and Morphologic Identification of North American Mosquitoes (Florida Medical Entomology Lab)

Recipient of FMCA’s “Rising Star” award in 2011, chosen by Dr. Roxanne Connelly – Professor, University of Florida/Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory and past President F.M.C.A., and A.M.C.A.

DODD instructor and sub-committee member, F.M.C.A.

Federal Lands sub-committee member, A.M.C.A.

Former Co-Chairman of the East Central Florida Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area.

20 year commercial and public Environmental Professional (Habitat Management, Environmental Regulation and Pesticide Technologies)


Married to my wife, Kathleen (I.T. Professional and Musician), for 17 years

Daughter; Morgan Jane, 9 yrs old (going on 16….), a soccer star (aka Mean Machine) and a scallop’s worst nightmare

Native Floridian, born in Orlando, Fla – lifelong resident of Southwest Volusia County (aka “the pocket”)

Attended schools locally (Enterprise Elem, Deltona Jr. High, Deltona High School, Daytona State College)

Lifelong avid outdoorsman – Fishing; Freshwater and Saltwater (inshore, near-shore and offshore), Hunting (primitive weapon enthusiast, specifically archery), Diving for lobster and scallops, wildlife observations

Enjoy developing these skills within my daughter – she was able to breath-hold and dive deeper than 10’ by 3 years of age

Enjoy boating; U.S.C.G. licensed Vessel Captain – OUPV/100 Ton.

Enjoy reading – favorite authors; Hemingway, Hiaasen, R.W. White, G. Maguire

Have enjoyed listening to and vocalizing with, pursuing, and animal husbandry of our native Osceola Wild Turkey for more than 25 years