Names and faces, Dec. 2, 2013

December 2, 2013 

Nathan Kraght has joined ZNS Engineering, L.C., a local firm offering engineering, land planning, surveying, landscape architecture and environmental services as a project manager. Kraght has a bachelor's of science/civil engineering and has nine years of experience in project management, water resources and civil engineering.

Rachel Whitcomb Layton, AICP, has also joined ZNS Engineering, L.C. as director of planning. She has a master's in planning and a bachelor's in environmental studies. She has 16 years of experience as a professional land planner.

Broker-Associate Sally Olsen Rackey of RE/MAX Platinum Realty has been named the 2013 Sarasota Association of Realtors Humanitarian of the Year. The award is given to a SAR member for significant contributions as a volunteer for an organization or project. She will be recognized at the annual installation and holiday luncheon Dec. 11.

Rackey is active in the Southeastern Guide Dogs' Paws for Patriots program, which supports the training of service dogs for disabled veterans. Her efforts on behalf of the charity have enabled her to raise enough money to name a service dog, SARgent, in honor of the Realtor association.

Margery Robertson, natural sciences and wellness professor at State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota, was honored with the Region IV 2013 Chapter Unsung Hero

Appreciation Award at the Association of Florida Colleges 64th annual convention. This is the second time she has received the award for her long-standing service. Since joining AFC in 1988, Robertson has been an active member of the organization, serving as a delegate each year for the college. She has served as membership chair and president of SCF's AFC chapter, received the Vivian Dellinger Award for Outstanding Faculty Member in the State of Florida in 2011, and was voted the board of directors member of 2011 for AFC.

Linda Lidster has joined Coastline West Realty of Florida's Manatee Avenue office as a sales associate. Lidster has a bachelor's degree in building inspection technology and has worked in the real estate field for 25 years. She was a chief building inspector in Southern California, and has worked in all phases of project management and construction inspection for hotels, high rises, homes, condominium projects.

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