Mr. Gardner is an environment planner who started his career with the Government of Jamaica in 1982, before moving to private practice in 1992.

Since joining the private sector as an environmental planning consultant in 1992, Mr. Gardner has provided consulting services to a wide range of private, public, civic, and inter-governmental organizations operating in the Caribbean.  This includes functioning as a consultant on several projects and public policy initiatives in the U.S. Virgin Islands since 2000.

Mr. Gardner is a member of Caribbean and international non-governmental organizations, such as the Natural History Society of Jamaica, Caribbean Studies Association, and IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas.

Mr. Gardner has board and executive experience in the public, private, and civic sectors.  He is a co-founder of the Foundation for Development Planning, Inc. (FDPI), and served as the organization’s president and chair of the board of directors from April 2011 to May 2022.

Mr. Gardner has written, or contributed to, a large number of publications, ranging from technical reports prepared for clients to articles in peer-reviewed journals.


Articles published on the FDPI’s website:

Articles published on Under The Markets, a community online discussion forum for the U.S. Virgin Islands.