Robert Bentz

Robert Bentz

Partner

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With a background in Landscape Architecture, Planning and Development Bob is responsible for the management, administration and project development aspects of the company. He has extensive experience with the land use approval process, having founded the land planning consulting firm Land Design South in 1985.   He also has experience in the design of large scale mixed-use developments, Planned Unit Developments, regional shopping malls, commercial centers, hotels, and industrial parks.
Bob is a founding partner of Atlantic Land, and has been developing residential and commercial real estate projects for 20 years.   He is originally from Miami, and a holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Tennessee and a Masters from Louisiana State University.

Professional Memberships

American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP)
American Planning Association (APA)
American Planning Association Florida Chapter (APA FL)

Karen Bentz

Karen Bentz

Partner

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Karen is a licensed Landscape Architect in the both Florida and Tennessee. She works with various municipal and county governments in developing entry signage programs, streetscape design, the revitalization and beautification of urban corridors, and the design of city parks.

Karen has designed and served as project manager for numerous parks for the City of West Palm Beach and Palm Beach County, including Wakodahatchee Wetlands, Apoxee Wilderness Preserve, and Grassy Waters Preserve, and was the recipient of the Florida Design Arts Award for her team work on the Grassy Waters Preserve project. Karen was also awarded the Honor Award for Environmental Sustainability Award for Wakodahatchee Wetland, a Palm Beach County Water Utilities project. In addition, she directs many environmental studies for environmentally sensitive areas and potential conservation sites.

As owner of  The Great Outdoors Restaurant in High Springs, Florida, Karen was also honored to receive Florida Trends – Golden Spoon award, Florida Main Streets –  Business of the Year award and Florida Monthly Magazine’s –  Best New Restaurant award.

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Michele Canney

Michele Canney

Marketing Director

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Michele began her career with a background in commercial arts and communications working as a Graphic Designer, Assistant Art Direct and finally Art Director for a few select advertising agencies. Combining her design skills with her marketing experience she now manages the marketing for Atlantic Land Companies, the award winning Great Outdoors Restaurant and the Opera House Banquet and Conference Facility.

Her graphic design experience lies specifically in the areas of corporate identity development, website design, email marketing and social media coordination to create cohesive and successful marketing campaigns.  She is also adept in public relations management, special event planning, and project development and oversight.

A graduate of the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and the University of Colorado she is originally a Pittsburgh native that fell in love with the mountains of Colorado and subsequently the Florida coastline.

Bryce Bentz

Bryce Bentz

Project Manager

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Bryce was raised with a great respect and appreciation for the environment. His passion for being outdoors has taken him all over the world, and now he is trying to share that appreciation for the outdoors by making it as accessible as possible for everyone.

Graduating with a Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in Economics from the University of North Florida, Bryce is taking eco-tourism to the next level. With a background in environmental science and past work in the outdoor adventure industry, there is no better place for Bryce than the Great Smoky Mountains.

Now on the Anakeesta team, Bryce’s goal as a Project Manager is to make outdoor fun accessible and enjoyable for the whole family. He oversees project development for AerialQuest adventures on Anakeesta Mountain. Bryce works hand in hand with builders to ensure that the aerial lift, zip line, fly coaster, and aerial adventure park are built to the highest safety standards.

Bryce will also be heavily involved with the operations of AerialQuest on Anakeesta Mountain.