April Winecki is the Founding Principal of Winecki Consulting, Inc. She has more than 17 years of professional planning and project management experience and has successfully represented a wide range of projects involving complex coastal policy and procedural issues, including local, regional and state agency coastal planning and permitting programs, major public infrastructure and recreational improvement projects, mixed-use, residential and hotel developments, and harbor and parkland improvement projects. She has been a featured speaker for training programs on the Coastal Commission and the Coastal Act and served as co-chair for CLE International’s California Coastal Law & Policy Conference (2016/2017).
Prior to establishing Winecki Consulting, Inc., April was employed by the environmental and engineering firm DUDEK, where she led the firm’s coastal planning practice. Prior to her Dudek employment, she held positions as a Project Planner with the City of Santa Barbara Community Development Department and as a Coastal Program Analyst with the Coastal Commission South Central Coast District.
University of California, Santa Barbara
Bachelor of Science, Environmental Studies, 1997
Christina VerbanacPlanning Administrator
Christina Verbanac is a Planning Administrator for Winecki Consulting, Inc., overseeing day-to-day company administration functions. In addition to managing overall company administration duties, she provides a range of project support services including research assistance, agency and subconsultant coordination, and project reporting and hearing presentation production task management for current projects.
Christina Verbanac worked as an executive assistant and sales manager for outdoor recreation and construction products for 13 years before joining Winecki Consulting, Inc. in 2016.