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.

Caribbean regional environment reports to which Mr. Gardner has contributed as an author include:

UNEP: Coastal Tourism in the Wider Caribbean Region: Impacts and Best Management Practices.  CEP Technical Report No. 38. UNEP Caribbean Environment Programme, Kingston 1997.

Caribbean Environment Outlook 1999

Caribbean Environment Outlook 2004

The State of Nearshore Marine Habitats in the Wider Caribbean 2020

Regional Strategy and Action Plan for the Valuation, Protection and/or Restoration of Key Marine Habitats in the Wider Caribbean 2021 – 2030

FDPI guest articles authored by Mr. Gardner

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