Florida professional engineer

Curtis Ross II, P.E., C.G.C.
Managing Principal

Curtis was born in South Florida and has spent his lifetime in the state. He is a graduate of the University of South Florida with a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering with an Emphasis in Structures. Curtis has worked in construction since he was a teenager and in 2013 received his General Contractor's license in Florida.

He is a licensed PE in Alabama, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Tennessee and Texas and serves as the chairman and founder of the local Structural Engineering Institute as well as serving on the City of Sarasota's Board of Rules and Appeals.  As Managing Principal at Snell Engineering Consultants, Curtis is responsible for all staffing at the company's Sarasota office as well as his design responsibilities.

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Cordell Van Nostrand, P.E., S.I.
Principal, Director of Engineering

As Snell’s Director of Engineering, Cordell (Cord)  Van Nostrand brings vast experience in large-scale projects. His expertise in structural engineering for larger, more complex buildings is crucial to the capable staff’s reach of services.

Cord received a Bachelor of Science in Biological Science with a Minor in Chemistry at Florida State University. He then went on to earn a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering; Structural Emphasis at the University of South Florida, where he also was named a Provost Scholar for Academic Achievement.

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Stephen K. Collins, P.E.

Prior to joining Snell Engineering Consultants, Steve was the Principal and Founder of Collins Structural Engineering, LLC where we had been since 2011. Steve brings with him 30+ years of experience in the design of commercial, industrial, multi-family residential and long-term care. He is also licensed in Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Texas, South Carolina and Tennessee. Most recently he served as Engineer of Record for the Inspired Living project throughout the southeast United States.

Steve earned his undergraduate degree from Kansas State University in Architectural Engineering. With family and friends located in the upper northeast, there’s a good chance that if he’s not at the office he’s in Vermont.

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Brian L. Snell, P.E.
Principal Emeritus

Brian is a seasoned Professional Engineer and Threshold Inspector. Through more than 20 years with the company, Brian L. Snell has upheld the company’s legacy in providing dependable engineering solutions to the developing Gulf Coast. With specialization in structural engineering design, threshold inspections, consulting and forensics, his 33 years as a structural engineer contribute vast experience and an outstanding portfolio to the firm.

Brian earned a Master of Engineering from the University of Florida. At the same institution, he graduated with honors to receive a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering.

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