MGC Associates
M.S. Marine Biology
B.S. Marine Biology
20+ years experience
AICP Certified Planner, Marine Biologist
Jonathan Dean, M.A.
Ph.D. candidate, Anthropology
M.A. Anthropology
B.A. Anthropology
14+ years experience
Professional Archaeologist, Specializes in Southeastern
Prehistory, Soil Science, Geomorphology, and Geoarchaeology
Cheryl J. Pence, M.C.P. / J.D.
Juris Doctor, Emory University School of Law
Master of City Planning, Georgia Institute of Technology
AB, Political Science, Georgia Southern University
Real Estate Broker, State of Florida, No. BK3054921
20 years experience as Land Use and Zoning Attorney
8 years experience as an Urban Planner
7 year experience Real Estate Broker
Pat McNeese
Pat McNeese is an AICP
certified planner with over 20
years of experience with an
emphasis in coastal planning
and environmental permitting.
She is also an ecologist holding
bachelors and masters degrees
in marine biology. She began
her career as a permitting
biologist and quickly expanded
her skills to include
comprehensive planning,
environmental management and
grant writing. She has served
clients ranging from local and
state governments, to private
landowners and non-profits.
Jonathan Dean
Jonathan Dean is a professional
archaeologist with over 14
years of experience in Florida
and the Southeastern
U.S. He
has an M.A. degree in
Anthropology and is currently
pursuing a Ph.D. degree in
Public Archaeology at
University of South Florida. He
specializes in Southeastern
prehistory and also has training
in soil science, geomorphology,
and geoarchaeology.
Cheryl J. Pence
Cheryl has 8 years of 
experience as an urban planner
for the City of Atlanta where
she was instrumental in
developing Atlanta’s first 5-,
10- and 15- year
comprehensive Plans.  Cheryl
acquired her law degree in
1983 and practiced as a land
use and zoning attorney in
Georgia for various law firms
and the Portman Group for
approximately 20 years.