Barrett began work with Restoration Systems in 2006 after receiving his undergraduate degree in Environmental Studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His favorite projects include managing the creation of the private nutrient offset and buffer market in NC and negotiating the transfer of 1500 acres of riparian wetland mitigation for the North Carolina Global Transpark. Over the course of 5 years Barrett gained experience in the various facets of project development with Restoration Systems and developed and sold mitigation credit to over 100 public and private entities.
He then spent five years between managing a hobby farm growing over 40 varieties of fruits and vegetables, working for an early stage mitigation company in Texas, and becoming a CPA by receiving his Masters in Accounting from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and subsequently working in the assurance practice at EY.
In 2016, Barrett returned full time to Restoration Systems and is currently responsible for the development and management of new mitigation projects. He loves the challenge of finding the balance that works between landowner, regulator, and developer, with the overall goal of improving the market for aquatic resource mitigation through practice. Barrett resides in Raleigh with his wife Brooke and two daughters Lily and Ava.