Ms. Baker graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelors and Masters of Civil Engineering and will graduate in 2016 with a PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Alabama (Huntsville). For the past 20 years she has performed engineering services with a local geotechnical firm, as well as structural engineering with a local, large design-build firm specializing in the design of Educational facilities that ranged in size from approximately $4M to $20M in construction costs. Ms. Baker also holds a Special Inspector license and a Building Contractor license. She has designed notable structures around Jacksonville such as Jacksonville's first LEED Platinum home; Sneaker's Sports Grill (now, Church of Eleven22); The Beaver Street Enterprise Center; The Brewster Hospital Restoration; North Point Town center, as well as several Orlando Area resort playground facilities. Her expertise is recognized within Jacksonville and around the State of Florida where she is often contacted by local industrial facilities to help guide them in their facility planning and structural design projects. Ms. Baker's engineering passion is historic restoration and preservation of structures. She has worked closely with local contractors, architects and agencies renovating homes and commercial spaces in the historic neighborhoods of Jacksonville and St. Augustine, FL. She is familiar and well versed in the national requirements and standards for historic preservation, with nine (9) historic renovation awards since 2006. Ms. Baker was also selected as a finalist in Jacksonville's 2011 Women in Business Entrepreneur of the Year.