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Andy obtained his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Ohio University. Andy is also a registered engineering intern for the state of Ohio. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, wrestling, hiking, listening to music, and playing billiards.

After completing his B.A. in Geography in his home state of Georgia, he received his Master’s in Urban Planning from Cleveland State University. As a resident and avid supporter of Cleveland, he enjoys exploring the many unique neighborhoods of the city. When not at work, he can be found in a coffee shop or his kitchen whipping up tasty treats for his friends and co-workers.

Beth earned degrees in Computer Drafting and Computer Programming from The University of Akron. She resides in Akron with her four cats. In her free time, she enjoys outdoor, park related activities. She also does fine art landscape and nature photography. Her work can be found at area art shows and exhibited at local businesses.

Betsy has 23 years of experience in environmental engineering and consulting. She obtained her B.A. from Ohio Northern and has a Master’s of Environmental Science from the University of Findlay. Betsy has extensive expertise in brownfields revitalization. She assists over 30 communities nationwide with U.S. EPA Brownfields Assessment and Cleanup Grants, and various state funding programs for environmental projects.

Bill is a Landscape Architect and an ISA Board Certified Master Arborist and Municipal Specialist. He obtained his A.S. in Ornamental Horticulture from OSU and has spent most of his career in Akron Urban Forestry as City Arborist and Horticulturist. His passions are aesthetics, valuing trees, the power of colors, presenting plants as workhorses of the environment, and the synergy of community.

Bob is a Principal and serves as Director of Surveying, Residential and Land Development. He graduated from The University of Akron and holds a license to practice land surveying in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Kentucky and West Virginia. When not working, Bob enjoys studying history, and working on his home and yard.

Brad is a Senior Group Leader at Environmental Design Group. He attended the University of Akron where he received his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. After a short period working in the public sector, he joined Environmental Design Group where he has worked for over 30 years. He and his wife, Susan, reside in Stark County. They have two children, Caitlin and Andrew.

Caitlin attended Kent State University where she received her Bachelor’s in Architecture and Environmental Design. She received her Master’s in Urban Design at the Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative. In her free time, Caitlin attends community events and plays in a local softball league.

Carmen is a graduate of the University of Akron where she obtained her Bachelors of Fine Arts in Graphic Design. She is the oldest of five siblings, and enjoys the outdoors including running and hiking. She’s an artist at heart and loves to paint, and recently started experimenting with photography.

Clint has been with Environmental Design Group since October, 2013. He has more than 20 years of experience in construction inspection services, and specializes in transportation and construction administration. Clint has an Associates of Applied Science in Civil Construction from Belmont Technical College. He resides in Freedom Township with his daughter, Ilene.

Corey graduated from Kent State University with a degree in Environmental Conservation Biology with a concentration in Policy and Management. Corey is determined to continue her studies in Environmental Biology. In her free time, she likes to spend time with her fiancé, Michael, travel, hike, kayak, cook, read and cheer for all the Cleveland sports teams.

Dave specializes in municipal engineering and has worked for public agencies and private consulting firms during his tenure in the industry.  He enjoys time with his wife Pam and visiting their three children – a physical therapist in the Dayton area, a doctoral student at the University of Delaware and a second Lieutenant in the United States Army stationed in Tacoma, Washington.  Dave enjoys model trains, reading and is active at his church and in the community.

David has been with Environmental Design Group since 1993. He resides in Plain Township and has two daughters, Samantha and Dana. In his free time, Dave enjoys fishing, shooting, and reading.

Don specializes in administrative tasks and has lived in Texas most of his life until moving to Ohio in 2014. Currently, he resides in Macedonia. Don has one sister, Sandy, one brother, Mike, two nieces and one nephew. His favorite hobby is going out to dinner every Thursday night and his favorite restaurant is Lager and Vine.

Don graduated from The University of Akron with a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Engineering Technology. He provides construction inspection and coordination for various roadway and residential development projects. Outside of work he loves mountain biking, listening to music and exploring new places including Peru where he spent five months taking classes and exploring the culture.

Dwayne has been with the firm since 1992. He obtained his BSCE from The University of Akron and his MBA from Malone. Dwayne finds great satisfaction in serving the trusted clients and associates of the Environmental Design Group family. He, his wife, Lydia, and son, Matthew, reside in Copley and enjoy traveling anywhere from Amish country to the great national parks.

Frank oversees the government client service group. He resides in Akron with his wife, Gina, and daughter, Giana. In his free time, he enjoys hiking, golfing, fishing, and trap shooting. Frank volunteers at his church helping with events to raise money for charity and scholarships. He’s been active with the ASHE for over 19 years and is on the Construction Technology Advisory Board for the University of Akron.

George specializes in water distribution systems and water treatment. He holds a double Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Mount Union and Mechanical Engineering from Cleveland State. He currently lives in Brecksville with his wife and two kids. In his spare time, he enjoys playing golf, fishing, playing and coaching soccer.

Holly is a Senior Landscape Architect in the Parks, Greenways, and Green Infrastructure Client Services Group. Holly graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture and a minor in City and Regional Planning. She has experience in a wide variety of project types, including commercial, retail, institutional, and parks and trails projects.

James Driscoll earned his degree from Kent State University after having grown up in Belair. He and his wife currently reside in New Philadelphia with their two daughters, Jordan and Karlee. Playing golf is a favorite pastime of Jim’s.

Jared is a Construction Inspector at Environmental Design Group, having graduated from Belmont College. Originally from Belair, he and his wife have one son, Holden. In his free time, Jared enjoys playing golf, video games, and guitar.

Jeff received his B.S. in Landscape Architecture from The Ohio State University. He is a licensed landscape architect and a certified planner. Jeff is on the Board of Zoning Appeals in Bath and is also vice chair of the Cuyahoga River Water Trail Partners. He resides in Bath with his better half, Julie, and son, Evan. He relieves stress by golfing, kayaking, running and pulling weeds in his garden.

Jenny earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design from Bowling Green State University and has more than 20 years of experience in graphic design, page layout, print production and marketing. Originally from Toledo, she resides in Hudson with her husband, Bob. She has three grown sons, and enjoys hiking, biking, traveling and puzzle-building.

Jeremiah attended Kent State University where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Conservation Biology. In his free time, he enjoys cycling, mountain biking, hiking, backpacking and running. He also participates with local volunteer groups that impact local watersheds and natural resource efforts.

Jill is a certified LEED AP, CPESC and ODOT prequalified Construction Engineer. She received her Bachelor’s in Civil Engineering from The University of Akron and lives in Canton with her wife, Jennifer and their son, Nikko. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family, gardening, hiking and attending scouting events with her son.

Jim earned his BSCE from The University of Akron and has been a licensed professional engineer since 1982. Jim and his wife, Peg, reside in Akron and have 8 children and 6 grandchildren. Jim enjoys action adventure stories and movies. Basketball is his favorite sport and has watched LeBron James play since his freshman year in high school.

Jim specializes in roadway design. Following more than a decade of working on large highway and interchange projects in seven different states, he now brings a unique, big-picture viewpoint to create more focus and personal purpose in his local projects. Jim earned his degree from The University of Akron, resides in Akron, and enjoys just about any long road trip or backpacking trail he can find.

Joe has over 26 years of experience in quality assurance, heavy highway construction engineering, bridge inspection and construction scheduling. He holds a Master’s in Civil Engineering and also instructs at The University of Akron. In his free time, Joe enjoys bicycling and spending time with his family. Joe and his wife have been married for 41 years. They have two daughters, two granddaughters and one grandson.

John is a 1978 graduate of Youngstown State University where he earned his Bachelor of Engineering. He worked for the Ohio Department of Transportation for 33 years before retiring in 2011. He lives in Boardman with his wife, Karen. They have 2 sons, Jeff, a bio-medical engineer, and Adam, an architect. John enjoys hiking, bicycling and swimming.

John graduated from Ohio University with a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology which he utilized as an archaeologist. He received his Master’s degree in Landscape Architecture with a focus on ecological restoration from Temple University. John enjoys woodworking, hiking, camping and spending quality time with his family.

Joe joined Environmental Design Group in 2014 and works with the construction management team. He graduated with a degree in Civil Engineering from Cleveland State University in 2012. He lives in Minerva with his wife, Morgen. In his spare time, Joe enjoys writing music and coaching soccer.

Joyce specializes in wetland and stream assessments, Section 404/401 permitting, and NEPA studies. She earned her B.S. from Ohio University and M.S. from The Ohio State University. After working in Chicago for 10 years, she moved back to her hometown of Akron with her family. In her free time, she can be found hiking with her husband and two kids in the MetroParks or the Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

Julie specializes in hydrologic and hydraulic modeling, stormwater and floodplain management. She loves solving complex problems and educating others about technical issues. She earned a BSCE and MSCE from Ohio University. Julie, her husband, Keith, her daughters, Maya and Ava, and their dog, Kali, live in Strongsville. She enjoys spending time with her family, hiking, biking, and volunteering.

Julio graduated from New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering and has experience in commercial site development, stormwater management, airport improvement and heavy highway construction inspection. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two children. He loves to read biographies and participate in anything involving family, friends, competition, or the outdoors.

Katherine is a registered landscape architect in Ohio and Pennsylvania and a graduate of The Ohio State University. She is the co-author of the “Green Spaces to Improve Waterways and Communities” chapter included in the WEF’s Green Infrastructure Implementation special publication. She is married to her best friend and photographer, Robert Joseph Holmok. They have one son, Robert David, and a Golden Retriever, Autumn.

Kelly obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Geology from Kent State University. She is currently working toward a Graduate Certificate in Environmental Studies at the University of Akron. Kelly enjoys discovering the history of project sites, performing soil and groundwater sampling, and making old things new again. In her free time, she likes hunting, fishing, camping, boating, country concerts, and being outdoors.

Krista is an Ohio native that moved back in 2013 after living in Florida for 28 years. She currently resides in Cuyahoga Falls with her cat, Bugsy. Outside of work she enjoys reading, going to dinner and the movies. She especially enjoys music and has been to more than 100 concerts since 1978.

Kristen serves as Land Planner where she spends her days designing parks and spreading immense amounts of optimism. Kristen earned her Master’s in Landscape Architecture and Ecological Restoration from Temple University. When she’s not busy planning happy hours as the co-chair of the local ASLA, you’ll find her exploring Ohio’s park systems, teaching her son tree names, or soaking up rays on the tropical shores of Lake Erie.

Kyle earned his Bachelor of Landscape Architecture with a minor in Sustainable Land Systems from Ball State University. Kyle resides in Green with his wife, Tamara, and their daughter, Audrianna. An outdoor enthusiast, Kyle enjoys gardening, railfanning, hiking/biking, working on his hobby farm and wheel horse equipment.

Larry holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology. He and his wife, Barbara reside in Akron. In his free time, Larry enjoys woodworking, golfing, biking, home improvement projects and website development.

Lisa has been with the company since 2009. She received an Associate degree in Business Management and enjoys spending time outdoors camping, fishing, boating and riding four-wheelers. Lisa resides in New Franklin with her boyfriend, Matt, daughter, Ada and their bloodhound, Roscoe.

LuAnn started with the firm more than 30 years ago and loves to drive strategy and growth for the firm. She resides in Stow with her husband, Robert, her two grown children, Ashlee and Robert and her dog, Zorro. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, baking, traveling and watching sports, especially the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Mary enjoys biking, reading, interior decorating, and movies. She currently lives in Stow and her favorite restaurant is Maggiano’s Italian Restaurant.

Matt joined the firm in 2012 and leads the Environmental & Ecological Solutions client service group. He obtained his B.S. in GeoEnvironmental Engineering from Penn State, where he obtained his Ohio P.E. license and became an Ohio Voluntary Action Program CP. Matt enjoys the outdoors with his family and splits his personal time between Cleveland, Columbus and the hiking trails and kayaking spots in between.

Michael attended Stark State College and the University of Akron, earning two Associate’s degrees in Civil and Mechanical Engineering Technology, and a B.S. in Construction Engineering Technology. He lives in Cuyahoga Falls with his wife, Lisa, and their son, Grant. In his free time, Michael likes to visit amusement parks, listen to music and attend concerts, dine at pubs/breweries and vacation with his family.

Michelle joined the firm in 2011 and holds a Master’s in Urban Planning, Design, and Development from Cleveland State University, and a B.A. in Urban and Regional Planning with a minor in Landscape Architecture from Miami University. Michelle lives adjacent to the Cuyahoga Valley National Park with her husband, Dan, and rescue dogs, Madison and Walter. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, skiing, biking and experimenting with her culinary skills./span>

Nathan started with Environmental Design Group in March, 2012. He attended Stark State College where he received his A.A.S. degree in Civil Engineering and A.A.S. degree in Architecture. Nathan currently resides in Akron with his wife, Tanya, and two sons, Max and Liam.

Nicholas graduated from the University of Akron with a B.S. in Civil Engineering. He is NASSCO certified in pipeline, manhole, and lateral assessments (PACP, MACP, LACP). Nick resides in Zoarville, and in his free time enjoys hiking, biking, trying out new restaurants, and spending time with his wife, Olivia, and their Labrador Retriever, Cooper.

Pam has been with the Environmental Design Group for over 20 years. She attended Stark State College where she earned her Associate’s degree in Accounting. She resides in Stow with her husband, Mark, and two children, Joshua and Jacob. In her free time, Pam enjoys reading, traveling and spending time with family and friends.

Ray received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from The University of Akron. He is an Ohio Professional Engineer and EPA Class IV Water Supply Operator. He monitors operations and oversees regulatory compliance for Akron’s drinking water. Ray is married, lives in Akron, and enjoys fishing from his kayak and bass boat. He is also a competitive ping pong player.

Reneé earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s of Science degrees in Civil Engineering from The University of Akron. Reneé has a passion for community and city enhancement through transportation infrastructure and design. She prefers biking as a means of transportation, kayaking on Portage Lakes with her husband, and captaining her women’s rugby team.

Richard has 41 years of experience in quality control for construction of heavy highway and bridges, with additional experience in buildings, dams and tunnels. He has supervised teams on various projects for all elements of bridge construction and has the knowledge and experience to provide QA/QC for major transportation projects.

Rita graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a B.A. in Communications. Rita lives in Shaker Heights with her husband, two teenage children and two dogs. Rita also volunteers for a local fair trade non-profit organization that supports twenty-five families in El Salvador. In her free time, Rita enjoys reading, crafting and watching the Cleveland Indians.

Robert graduated from The University of Akron where he obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering through the Engineering and Honors Colleges. He enjoys playing racquetball and frisbee, is an avid fan of hockey and a lover of theme parks.

Rodney has been with Environmental Design Group since 1994. He attended Stark State College and has earned his HAZMAT 40-hour certification. Rodney resides in Ravenna and has lived in Ohio his entire life. He has one daughter, Raeann, who is married. In his free time, Rodney enjoys hunting, fishing, watching sports, traveling, and spending time with his family and friends.

Sandy received her Bachelor’s in Landscape Architecture from The Ohio State University. She is a Senior Landscape Architect for the Institutional Group at Environmental Design Group, registered in Ohio and Michigan. Sandy is a resident of Stow with her husband, Michael, twin sons, Alex and Nick, and their King Charles Cavalier Spaniel, Cox. Her hobbies include home improvement projects, scrapbooking, and gardening.

Scott is a registered professional engineer in Ohio with over 25 years of civil engineering experience. He specializes in the design of roadways for state, county, and local public agencies. He attended the University of Akron and majored in Civil Engineering. He resides in North Lawrence with his family and in his free time enjoys the outdoors, trips to the North Carolina coast, and keeping in touch with his farming heritage.

Shannon studied public relations and minored in marketing at California State University, Sacramento. She has more than 15 years of experience in marketing and public relations with an emphasis in the public sector. Originally from San Diego, California, Shannon and her family moved to Cleveland in 2015, and they especially enjoy the vast park system the region offers.

Steven has been with Environmental Design Group since 2013. He attended The Ohio State University and received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Landscape Architecture. He currently resides in Wadsworth with his wife, Alissa, and their daughters, Molly and Kate. Outside of the office, Steven enjoys staying active in the local metro parks and gym, traveling and sampling new cuisines.

Teresa is a registered professional engineer in Ohio, and has been with Environmental Design Group since 2001. She attended The University of Akron where she earned two degrees, a Bachelor of Science and a Master’s in Civil Engineering. Teresa resides in Marlboro Township with her husband, Kevin. In her free time, she enjoys gardening, reading, sewing, traveling and touring historic homes.

Terry joined EDG in 2014 as the Director of Business Development and has been in the A/E/C industry for 20 years. She is also a Board Member for Weaver Industries, serving the community by helping individuals with developmental disabilities. Originally from Poland, Ohio and a graduate of Kent State University, Terry currently resides in Munroe Falls. She enjoys attending art shows and concerts and going to the casinos.

Tiffany attended The University of Akron where she earned her Bachelor’s in Civil Engineering. Tiffany resides in Wadsworth with her husband, Brett, and their two children, Kalana and Karalia. In her free time, Tiffany enjoys camping and spending time with her children.

Tim has more than 27 years of experience in the design of private and municipal projects. A notable project in which he was involved includes the development of the Blair Center of Commerce in Columbus, a 1600-acre commercial development. His work includes preparing construction documents for civil projects. He resides in Cuyahoga Falls.

Travis attended and played football at West Virginia University where he received his B.S.L.A. During his time at WVU, Travis had the opportunity to play in the Fiesta and Gator Bowls. Today his passions are focused on his family and his role at EDG. Travis has a love for great design. He resides in Medina with his wife, Julie, and sons, Jacob and Eli. In his free time, he enjoys hunting, shooting, and many other outdoor pursuits.

Wendy has more than 16 years of experience in finance, bookkeeping, and office management. She began her career in internal audit at a national learning center company. Wendy has one daughter and two grandsons. She is actively involved in her church, where she loves to teach and mentor children. Wendy enjoys spending time with family and friends, walking, shopping, drinking coffee, and reading a good book.