Mr. Gilbert Martinez first got started in the disaster recovery field in June of 2001 with Tropical Storm Allison which impacted the Houston and Southeast Texas region. Since then, he has assisted with several disaster recovery efforts throughout the country including: floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, wildfires, and snowstorms. His background in the public and private sectors have helped groom him into providing the best solutions to complex situations among a wide spectrum of stakeholders. Mr. Martinez’s forte is rooted in HUD Environmental compliance requirements but he is also versed in conducting Preliminary Damage Assessments, Needs Assessments, Duplication of Benefits review, Monitoring and Compliance, immediate disaster response, long-term recovery, mitigation, and preparedness. In his free time, you can often find Gilbert volunteering with his church youth group or enjoying a great meal with his family and friends.