Our Team

Our team is dedicated to professionalism and high-quality workmanship, and each member of our staff is committed to exceeding your every expectation. Learn more about our leadership team today!


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Adam served eight years in the U.S. Navy in the fields of anti-terrorism force protection, physical security, and emergency management. During this time, he received two Navy & Marine Corps achievement medals for superior performance of his duties as Watch Commander while protecting National Strategic Assets and in physical security, resulting in “Best in 25 Inspections Worldwide”. Adam completed his Master’s degree in Homeland Security with a concentration in Emergency Management. He then went on to work in the emergency management field for over ten years, working closely with cities and counties across Florida and assisting them with federal policy and grant funding related to hurricane and disaster relief recovery. He held the positions of public assist coordinator, project manager, and director of sales.
He soon decided to follow his passion for arboriculture and developed a tree service business with hopes of expanding into other fields, such as site development and construction management. He went on to merge his first company, Southern Timber, with his longtime friend, Darryl Cox of Cox Environmental, to create Southern Environmental focusing on Arboriculture and site work. Adam is an ISA Certified Arborist and the Director of Sales and oversees Cost Estimating, Project Management, Daily Operations, and Human Resources for the company.

Adam J. Snyder, MHS

Co-Founder & Managing Partner


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Darryl has over 15 years of experience in Project Management of large-scale emergency management and debris removal operations. He has worked over 20 nationally declared disasters to include of $45 Million in debris removal and $80 million in construction.
Darryl has valuable executive level experience growing multiple companies from start-up to maturity. The culmination of this experience combined with a passion for trees, construction and the outdoors led him to obtain the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) Certified Arborist credential as well the Professional Mangrove Trimmer (PMT) certificate to better serve the company's residential and commercial clients.
Darryl oversees Finance, Fleet Management and Strategic Business Development for the company.

Darryl B. Cox

Co-Founder & Senior Partner


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Manny started his career with Southern Environmental as a Ground Crewman. With an unmatched work ethic and determination to learn, he quickly escalated through the ranks to become one of the company’s most valued assets.
Manny is responsible for the supervision of all field crews, maintenance and repair of fleet trucks & heavy equipment, as well as staff training. Manny holds a Class A Commercial Driver’s License and is studying for the ISA Certified Arborist exam later this year.

Manny Maldonado

General Manager

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