William “Bill” Blanchard


Bill Blanchard is an established, highly respected businessman based in Tampa. He has decades of experience in the electricity, telecommunications, water resources, and ecosystem management sectors, as well as in the development and operation of not-for-profit cultural institutions. He brings extensive knowledge to Biotech in the improvement of lands and operates a highly successful wetlands mitigation bank at his property in Dade City. Mr. Blanchard has served on the Board of Directors of The Turks and Caicos Utilities, Turks and Caicos Television, West Indies Vision Cable, Grenada Electricity Services Limited, and WRB Enterprises, among others. He is Chairman of WRB Resources and a member of the Building Committee of the Tampa Museum of Art, helping to oversee construction of a $100 million museum expansion. He is a former Chairman of the Board for Zoo Tampa and former Vice-Chair of the Ybor City Development Corporation.

Chris Young

Chief Technology Officer

Chris is a 4-decades’ long scientist specializing in the chemistry of bio-remediation. Chris is responsible for the evaluation of potential contaminated properties as well as directing the treatments for all Biotech customers. After a career with Dow Chemical, he founded Biotech Restorations over a decade ago with the desire to perfect an environmentally-friendly method for cleaning contaminated soils. He has conducted numerous studies of soil situations around the country and has performed remediation processes in multiple US sites. Chris resides in the Charlotte area of North Carolina where he maintains a testing and evaluation laboratory.

Bill Roberts

Managing Director

Bill has a background in land use, real estate, and transportation. He is responsible for the day-to-day operations and administration for Biotech. Bill is a graduate of Stetson University where he served as a Trustee. He has been a licensed commercial Real Estate Broker for over 30 years. Residing in Tampa, he chairs the Citizens’ Advisory Committee for the County Commission’s planning organization and is active in various civic and educational affairs.

Jayme Kurtyka

Director of Corporate Finance

Mr. Kurtyka is responsible for site evaluation and financial arrangements for Biotech projects. Jayme has 30 years’ experience in the financial industry and capital formation for start-up and mid-stage companies. He’s a Board Member and Executive Director of Finance at EagleRail Container Logistics and is an investor and board member of several other companies, both for profit and not-for-profit. Jayme is a graduate of Michigan State University and holds a law degree from Chicago-Kent College of Law at Illinois Institute of Technology. He lives in the Chicago area and spends much of his time outdoors. He has been involved in environmental causes since the mid-1970s.

Richard Callahan


Dick Callahan has several decades of experience in the environmental field during which he owned the 200-person Biological Research Associates (BRA) and successor companies. His expertise includes wetland ecology, wildlife biology, resource management, environmental assessment/evaluation, environmental permitting, strategic land planning, and mitigation banking. Most recently he was the Senior Strategic Director for North American Operations for Cardno International and is currently involved in several entrepreneurial projects in the Tampa Bay area. “Callahan” received an appointment to West Point Military Academy and has focused his business career on enriching the land in Florida and throughout the US. He lives on Tampa’s Davis Islands and maintains a summer home on the coast of Maine.

Robin Leiby

Director of Business Development

Robin has an extensive background in developing business, marketing, and real estate. She is responsible for identifying new business opportunities, developing content strategy, and lead generation. Robin holds a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations from the University of South Florida. She is active in several professional and philanthropic organizations and has resided in Tampa for over 25 years.