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Our growing team works together to serve our communities, people and the environment. We do what we love, and that’s the vibe we maintain in each office.

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Abby Boyce

Accounting Assistant

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Abby began her professional life as an animal veterinarian but found medicine to be misaligned with her need for predictability. Abby has found her calling in accounting and is currently pursuing her associates degree from the University of Cincinnati. While she is new to the A/E/C industry, she plans to use her education and work experience to enhance the accuracy and integrity of financial records for EDG.

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Hobby:Hiking

Season:Autumn

Happy Place:Massages

Cartoon Character:Garfield

Color:Carolina Purple

Alex Darkow

Design Engineer

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Alex has experience in designing both private and municipal projects. His responsibilities include creating construction drawings, stormwater calculations and reports, cost estimates, and site plan reviews. Alex has also worked on numerous roadway resurfacing, reconstruction, storm, sanitary, and waterline projects for local municipalities.

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Hobby:Fishing

Season:Summer

Happy Place:The Woods

Cartoon Character:Doug Funnie

Color:Green

Andrew Croasmun

Associate Project Manager

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Andrew is a construction engineer with experience providing inspection, materials testing, and oversight on state, federal, and privately funded construction projects. He has experience in engineering services related to the testing, inspection, report preparation and review of materials, as well as certifications in signals and lighting specifications and protective coating application.

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Hobby:Home improvement projects

Season:Fall

Happy Place:Disney World

Cartoon Character:Barney Rubble

Color:Orange

Andy Long, PE, CFM

Associate Project Manager

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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.

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Angela Tribuzi

Environmental Scientist

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Angela has experience that includes collecting data, managing projects, and preparing technical documents for a variety of local, state, and federal agencies. Her work responsibilities have included ecological permitting, wetland and stream assessments, ESA’s and ESR’s; mitigation monitoring, construction observation, and reporting.

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Hobby:traveling

Season:Summer

Happy Place:Nature

Cartoon Character:Donald Duck

Color:Blue

Brad Bendle, PE

Senior Group Leader

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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.

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Brian Loushin

Ecologist

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Brian brings a background in stream ecology and technical expertise in a variety of field work. He is skilled in ArcGIS mapping and has created a variety of maps for several projects. He has experience in writing technical documents and offers expertise in coordinating and executing site visits for environmental projects.

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Hobby:Board Games

Season:Fall

Happy Place:In the woods

Cartoon Character:Bart Simpson

Color:Orange

Brian Wellert

Associate Project Manager

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Brian has been involved in the land surveying and civil design industry since he was very young. His experience ranges from being a rod man on a surveying crew to planning and design of international retail petroleum facilities.

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Hobby:Sports

Season:Fall

Happy Place:With family

Cartoon Character:Goku

Color:Orange

Bryan Newell, AICP

Director of Transportation

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Bryan has managed or served in a lead technical capacity on 100+ DOT and local transportation planning and design projects. He specializes in transportation planning, safety and traffic engineering for large area plans and corridor operations studies. Bryan is a leader in applying TSMO strategies and technology to improve safety and save money.

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Season:Fall

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Cartoon Character:Bugs Bunny

Color:Green

Caitlin Russell

Urban Designer

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Caitlin has expertise in the areas of regional connectivity planning, neighborhood and community planning, trail and greenway planning and design, complete streets and multi-modal transportation plans, planning studies and public involvement.

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Hobby:Baking

Season:Fall

Happy Place:Sunrise on a Tropical Beach

Cartoon Character:Mushu

Color:Green

Carmen DeVeau

Senior Graphic Designer

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Carmen's creative experience includes packaging, page layout, web design, and the design of booklets, flyers, signage, advertisements, logos, brochures, invitations, and infographics. Carmen is a certified drone pilot and has additional skills in photography, videography, drone photography/videography, illustration, and animation.

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Hobby:Drawing

Season:Summer

Happy Place:The Beach

Cartoon Character:Spongebob

Color:Duck Egg Blue

Chris Knodel, PE

Director of Construction Management

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Chris serves as Director of Construction Management responsible for leading and guiding a team of project managers, engineers, and inspectors. Chris’ expertise includes working on pipeline, surveying, water/wastewater, and water resource projects. Chris holds a registration as a NCEES professional engineer and is currently licensed in CO, OH, and WY.

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Hobby:Walleye Fishing

Season:Fall

Happy Place:The Lake

Cartoon Character:Yosemite Sam

Color:Green

Clint Flaherty

Construction Inspector

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Clint has overseen construction of roadway reconstruction and resurfacing projects, bridge improvements, site development, wastewater treatment plants, waterlines, sanitary sewers, storm sewers and residential subdivisions. His duties include construction inspection, coordination of work, maintaining daily logs, coordinating/ reviewing contractor pay requests, coordinating field changes, reviewing shop drawings, and preparing as-built drawings.

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Hobby:Collections

Season:Spring / Fall

Happy Place:Home

Cartoon Character:Leghorn Foghorn

Color:Red

Dave McCallops, PE

Director of Water Resources

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Dave is a municipal engineer with public and private experience. He manages projects including wastewater collection, water distribution, water and wastewater treatment plant improvements, sanitary pumping stations, stormwater management, green infrastructure, roadway improvements, signalization and building projects. He has experience with the municipal process for all types of infrastructure projects.

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Hobby:Model Railroads & Puzzles

Season:Spring

Happy Place:Bar Harbor, Maine

Cartoon Character:Bugs Bunny

Color:Orange

Dave Snyder, AC, CQM

Construction Project Manager

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Dave is an efficient construction professional with experience in all aspects of the construction process. He has a history of troubleshooting and finishing complicated projects on time and under budget. Dave is a strategic planner who intimately understands projects and has a proven ability to minimize risk and reduce cost while building long-term partners.

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Hobby:Fishing

Season:Summer

Happy Place:Cannon Beach, Oregon

Cartoon Character:Spider Man

Color:Blue

Dave Thornton

Survey Crew Chief

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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.

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Deanna Uhl, EIT

Design Engineer

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Deanna has experience in the municipal and water industry including sanitary sewer rehabilitation and replacement design, water main design, and site design. She also has experience in permitting and has certifications that include Confined Space Entry, OSHA 10 Hour Construction, and Personal Protective Equipment.

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Hobby:Gardening

Season:Summer

Happy Place:Arboretum or Metropark

Cartoon Character:Scooby-Doo

Color:Green

Dennis Stoffer, PE, PS

Survey Project Manager

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Dennis is a Professional Engineer and Surveyor in the State of Ohio. He has experience in surveying for public and private clients and has directed and performed all aspects of surveying. Dennis has been responsible for surveying and right-of-way plan preparation for federally funded projects and has completed the ODOT Right-of-Way Plan Development Training Course.

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Hobby:Golf

Season:Fall

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Cartoon Character:Tasmanian Devil

Color:Red

Dru Sexton, GISP

Director of Geospatial Data Collection & Mapping

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Dru is a certified GIS Professional (GISP) with nearly 15 years of experience providing GIS solutions in the public and private sectors. Additionally, he has served as President for the Ohio Chapter of the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA), and as an officer in the Appalachian Ohio Geospatial Data Partnership (AOGDP).

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Hobby:Baseball

Season:Fall

Happy Place:Behind a drum set

Cartoon Character:Batman

Color:Green

Dwayne Groll, PE, LEED AP

President

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Dwayne is responsible for leading the Client Service Groups and Professional Service Groups that execute transportation and traffic projects; water, wastewater and stormwater management projects; environmental investigation and remediation projects; parks, trails and greenway projects; and institutional and land development projects.

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Hobby:Classic Muscle Cars

Season:Fall

Happy Place:Reading historical fiction novels

Cartoon Character:Popeye

Color:Purple

Ed Lisowski, PE

Business Development Executive

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Ed has experience in municipal engineering, construction, construction management and construction inspection, as well as the sales and marketing side of construction and engineering-related products. Ed continues development of relationships with municipalities, contractors, consultants, private owners, manufacturers, utilities and regulatory agencies. Ed has the ability to increase sales through the development of effective marketing strategies.

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Hobby:Attending Live Sporting Events

Season:Autumn

Happy Place:Famly picnics

Cartoon Character:Scooby Doo

Color:Teal

Eli Razo, PE

Construction Project Engineer

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Eli works to foresee potential problems and provide direction and open communication with the contractor to minimize delays and potential claims. He prides himself on timely project finalization for all documentation, materials, and final quantities. Eli utilizes software such as SiteManager, SharePoint, GoFormz, Orion and SWPPPTrack to manage projects.

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Hobby:Deer Hunting

Season:Spring

Happy Place:The forest

Cartoon Character:Yosemite Sam

Color:Blue

Eric Miller

Survey Crew Chief

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Eric has been doing survey work for 12 years. He has experience in performing boundary work, topography, AHAs, and construction staking. Eric has a passion for what he does and has high standards for the work he performs.

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Hobby:Working on cars

Season:Summer

Happy Place:Gym

Cartoon Character:Foghorn Leghorn

Color:Blue

Eric Ostrowski, EIT

Design Engineer

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Eric is currently a senior Civil Engineering student at the University of Mount Union. He resides in Austintown, Ohio with his mom Ann, his dad John, and his younger sister Julie. In his free time he enjoys golfing, fishing, watching sports, and spending time with friends and family.

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Ethan Bosley

Designer

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Ethan graduated from Stark State College in May 2020 with an A.A.S. in civil engineering. Ethan has about a year of experience in civil 3D design from here at EDG. From designing existing basemaps, to lot improvement plans, to designing proposed projects like residential developments.

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Hobby:Longboarding

Season:Fall

Happy Place:A bonfire in the backyard

Cartoon Character:Patrick

Color:Green

Frank Bronzo

Principal

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Frank has civil engineering experience in project inspection, design, project management, budgetary tracking and monitoring. He specializes in transportation infrastructure improvements; engineering studies; inspection; construction supervision; contract document preparation and review; storm sewer systems; and water and wastewater systems.

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Hobby:Trap Shooting, Fishing, Golf, Gardening, Hiking

Season:Spring

Happy Place:On a Lake

Cartoon Character:Tasmanian Devil

Color:Navy Blue

George Sendrey, PE

Project Manager

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George’s experience in water and wastewater resources includes distribution system design, sanitary sewer systems, water treatment plant and wastewater plant planning and design, sanitary pump stations and controls design and implementation. His project management experience includes work with municipal clients throughout Ohio.

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Hobby:Fishing

Season:Summer

Happy Place:Wading in the river for smallmouth bass

Cartoon Character:Woody Woodpecker

Color:Blue

Hal Richard

Senior Construction Professional

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Hal spent eight years overseeing the City of Columbus Division of Sewerage and Drainage Private Development Permits Section and 15 years as a field technician/inspector. He has directed crews and major projects of various levels for the private and public sector and has supervised multiple construction projects simultaneously.

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Hobby:Golf

Season:Fall

Happy Place:Mountains

Cartoon Character:Wylie Burp

Color:Purple

Holly Henriksen, PLA, ASLA, LEED AP BD+C

Senior Landscape Architect

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Holly is a Professional Landscape Architect and LEED Accredited Professional with a LEED BD+C (LEED Building Design and Construction) designation who has provided documentation for 29 LEED registered projects, to date. Holly offers landscape architectural planning and design experience in a variety of project types.

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Hobby:Reading

Season:Spring

Happy Place:The beach

Cartoon Character:Bubbles from the Powerpuff Girls

Color:Blue

Hunter Durbin

Design Engineer

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Hunter has experience in stormwater management, and linear transportation planning and design. He recently researched smart-data applications for storm and wastewater management as part of his honor’s project. Hunter is well-versed in the use of software programs such as AutoCAD, EPANET, EPA SWMM, GIS, HEC-RAS, HydroCAD and PCSWMM.

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Hobby:Music

Season:Fall

Happy Place:Out on a hike

Cartoon Character:Patrick Star

Color:Green

Isabelle Shields

Design Engineer

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Isabelle has experience with agriculture, including urban farming and hydroponics. Isabelle has worked mainly with ETHOS (Engineers in Technical, Humanitarian Opportunities of Service learning) both in the field and in the classroom.

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Hobby:Sewing, baking, rollerblading

Season:Winter

Happy Place:Cleveland Metroparks

Cartoon Character:Scooby Doo

Color:Orange

Jacob Peterson

Survey Field Technician

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Jake has a wide range of knowledge in the field of surveying, including the operation of robotic total stations, GPS, and AutoCAD. As a survey crew member, Jake has performed construction layout surveys for buildings, heavy highway, curb, storm, bridges, tunnels and utilities.

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Hobby:Golfing

Season:Summer

Happy Place:The Lake/Beach

Cartoon Character:Scooby Doo

Color:Green

James Harrison

Construction Project Engineer

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James has experience in project management for water resources projects and inspection for geotechnical projects. James is responsible for documentation of utility work, pavement installation, and drainage elements on projects, as well as providing stakeholder coordination with businesses and residents.

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Hobby:Golf

Season:Fall

Happy Place:Outdoors

Cartoon Character:Wolverine

Color:Hunter Green

Janine Smith

Accounting Assistant

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Janine is an experienced Accounting Assistant with a demonstrated history of working in the industrial construction industry. Janine is skilled in invoicing, payroll, budgeting, inventory setup and maintenance, management, quote preparation and Microsoft programs. She is a strong finance professional with a Bachelor of Arts focused on Accounting from Walsh University.

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Hobby:Vacationing

Season:Fall

Happy Place:Home

Cartoon Character:Ariel from the Little Mermaid

Color:Blue

Jeff Carr

Municipal Services Manager

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Jeff has over 32 years of engineering experience and is a U.S. Army combat veteran. Jeff has been involved with projects ranging from small to large and from inception to construction closeout; including client development, conceptual planning, funding procurement, engineering reports, design and plan preparation, project bidding and construction administration and inspection.

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Hobby:Art and backpacking

Season:Winter

Happy Place:Snow covered woods

Cartoon Character:Spiderman

Color:Grey

Jenny Lovano

Pursuit Manager

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Jenny has more than 20 years of experience in graphic design, page layout, print production, and marketing. She has been in the A/E/C industry for five years and, as proposal coordinator, responds to RFPs and RFQs with accuracy and punctuality, incorporating team strategies into the content and graphics of each submittal.

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Hobby:Hiking

Season:Spring

Happy Place:My backyard

Cartoon Character:Snoopy

Color:Purple

Jeremy Ousley, PE

Project Manager

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Jeremy has experience in site design engineering and municipal utility projects. Jeremy provides experience in public and private site design including stormwater management design, site drainage and grading, site layout, water and sewer main conveyance system design, erosion and sediment control and property survey and easement coordination.

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Hobby:Traveling & visiting parks with family

Season:Summer

Happy Place:On the road

Cartoon Character:Hank Hill

Color:Green

Jeremy Schaffner, PE

Project Manager

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Jeremy is a project engineer who possesses over 8 years of experience in leading the design of various transportation and municipal projects. His project experience includes geometric, drainage, culvert, maintenance of traffic, and signing and marking design. He also has experience in land development and hydrologic modeling.

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Hobby:Sports

Season:Fall

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Jessie Hornyak

Project Administator

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Jessie has experience in both project planning and scheduling in the residential construction industry. She is heavily focused on time management, efficient data entry, and customer satisfaction. She is looking forward to facilitating processes for her POD to make their jobs easier.

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Hobby:Reading suspense/thriller novels

Season:Summer

Happy Place:Clearwater Beach, FL

Cartoon Character:Ariel from the Little Mermaid

Color:Blue

Jill Pfeiffer-Ward, PE, CPESC, LEED AP

Director of Site Development

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Jill engages in all stages of the project life cycle from initiation through project close out with a strong client focus. Jill has a wide-range of experience working within healthcare, corporate campuses, industrial, zoo facilities and education markets. Jill offers the design team sustainable solutions that connect people to their environment and providing lasting and positive outcome for the owners and end users.

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Hobby:Gardening

Season:Winter

Happy Place:Coffee Tree Ridge

Cartoon Character:Katara

Color:Green

John Chizmar, PE

Construction Inspector

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John is a former ODOT career employee where he was a Construction Project Engineer, before advancing to Maintenance, gaining experience in programming, designing and administering two-lane resurfacing and other maintenance-type projects. Since retiring, he has worked on various utility and paving projects and processes documentation for locally let and administered projects.

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Hobby:Bicycling

Season:Spring

Happy Place:Niagara Falls

Cartoon Character:Forgorn Leghorn

Color:Green

John Jarman

Construction Inspector

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John brings over 20 years’ experience in Communications and Management. He lives in Columbus and enjoys spending time with the love of his life Abby and his four adult children: Jaslyn, Jaelyn, Jonathan, and James. John had a brief tenure as a radio personality and as a news anchor in North Carolina, where he hails from originally, and is a big UNC “Tarheels” basketball fan.

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Hobby:Playing Guitar

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Happy Place:Cancun

Cartoon Character:Captain America

Color:Carolina Blue

Joyce Marzano, PWS

Project Manager

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Joyce has experience conducting ecological studies including stream assessments, wetland delineations, floristic surveys, tree surveys, suitable habitat surveys, and threatened and endangered species surveys. She has submitted and obtained wetland and waterway permits, including Section 404 permits and Section 401 water quality certifications.

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Hobby:Hiking

Season:Summer

Happy Place:Anywhere waterfront

Cartoon Character:Charlie Brown

Color:Green

Katherine Holmok, PLA, ASLA

Director of Green and Blue Infrastructure

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Katherine serves as Director of Green and Blue Infrastructure, is a registered landscape architect, and is responsible for managing a multi-discipline team of engineers, planners, scientists, and landscape architects. Katherine specializes in infrastructure practices focused on clean water in our lakes and streams.

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Hobby:Spending time with my son

Season:Fall

Happy Place:Wherever my son is

Cartoon Character:Anything Marvel

Color:Green

Katie Wellert

Environmental Scientist

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Katie is an experienced environmental professional. Her professional experience includes preparation of Phase I ESA reports, fuel permitting activities, and coordination with state and local agencies. She conducts wetland and surface water delineations, prepares planting plans, and is knowledgeable in plant identification.

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Hobby:Gardening

Season:Fall

Happy Place:Appalachian Mountains

Cartoon Character:Archer

Color:Green

Kellie Pike, PE, ENV SP

Project Manager

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Kellie is a registered PE with experience in projects involving streams/river mechanics, retention/detention ponds and spillways, wetlands, open channel flow, and BMPs. Kellie’s skills allow her to apply professional principals, practices, and techniques to research and design water resources projects that aid in restoring our natural environment.

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Hobby:Kayaking & Skiing

Season:Fall

Happy Place:In nature

Cartoon Character:Tigger

Color:Blue

Kyle Erickson

Designer

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Kyle graduated from Stark State College with a Civil Engineering Degree in December of 2019. He has over two years of experience with Civil 3D. Kyle has worked on existing and proposed site plans, and improvement plans for residential and commercial buildings. He also has experience in reviewing plats, surveys, and ALTAS.

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Hobby:Making video games

Season:Spring

Happy Place:Beach

Cartoon Character:Eeyore

Color:Blue

Kyle Lukes, PLA, ASLA

Project Manager

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Kyle has expertise working on projects in the parks, trails and greenways, institutional, commercial and governmental markets. Kyle’s experience includes parks, trails and greenway planning and design, site inventory and analysis, schematic site design, commercial landscape design, wetland and stream delineation, monitoring, and mitigation/restoration design.

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Hobby:Railfan

Season:I like the mall

Happy Place:the outdoors

Cartoon Character:Roger Rabbit

Color:Orange

Laura Hengle

Marketing Manager

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Laura has a long career in marketing as the "brand ambassador" for her previous company. In the past, she has taken the marketing plan from idea to creation to implementation and back again. She currently sits on the board of CREW Cleveland, is a classically trained singer and proud wife and mother.

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Hobby:Singing

Season:Spring

Happy Place:Stan Hywet Halls & Gardens

Cartoon Character:Mickey Mouse

Color:Red

LeKesha Parkman

Graphic Designer

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LeKesha is a graphic designer who specializes in print design, advertising, social media creation and looks forward to expanding her skills. She's an avid painter and received her BFA from the University of Akron and has minors in emerging technology and psychology.

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Hobby:Painting and Writing

Season:Autumn

Happy Place:With Loved Ones

Cartoon Character:Ursula

Color:Purple

Lia Yakumithis, AICP

Transportation Planner

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Lia is a planner with broad transportation planning experience, including operations (TMSO, ATMS), analysis (GIS, StreetLight), plan development, and public involvement. She has worked on numerous ODOT projects as well as transportation projects spanning from Alaska to Maryland. Lia is an AICP planner and an active member of ITE’s equity committee.

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Hobby:Traveling and reading

Season:Fall

Happy Place:Anywhere with good food

Cartoon Character:Garnet from Steven Universe

Color:Black

Lisa Post

Office Manager

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Lisa has 20 years of business related experience and has been in the A/E/C industry for 12 years. She started with EDG in 2009 and as the Office Manager she works with various departments such as Human Resources, Marketing, Operations and Accounting and also assists the technical teams with QA/QC on letter proposals to the client.

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Hobby:Anything outdoors

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Happy Place:Beach

Cartoon Character:Donkey (Shrek)

Color:Green

Lu Ann Unrue

Chief Strategy Officer

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As Chief Strategy Officer and Managing Principal, Lu Ann is responsible for growth strategy, client development strategy, and leading and guiding company operations to ensure company goals are achieved. In 2012, Lu Ann along with 4 other partners purchased the northeast Ohio office and re-formed Environmental Design Group.

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Hobby:Cooking & Baking

Season:Fall

Happy Place:Las Vegas

Cartoon Character:Wilma Flinstone

Color:Purple

Michael Davidson

Designer

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Michael’s experience includes roadway design and layout, storm sewer design and maintenance, waterline distribution projects, site development, plans maintenance, preparation of validation documents and reports, project site inspection and site surveying and staking. In addition to AutoCAD Civil 3D, he is competent in MicroStation, GeoPAK, and OpenRoads Designer.

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Hobby:Traveling with family

Season:Anything but winter

Happy Place:Amusement parks

Cartoon Character:Stimpson J. Cat

Color:Green

Michael Spade, EIT

Design Engineer

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Michael has experience in construction inspection on a variety of projects. His design work has included WTP, WWTP, force mains, water mains, pump stations, booster pump stations, water tanks, and water and waste water preliminary engineering reports. Michael is active in many assets of his life, playing guitar, adult baseball leagues, and an everyday outdoorsmen.

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Hobby:Playing guitar

Season:Winter

Happy Place:Outside in a snow storm

Cartoon Character:Bugs Bunny

Color:Blue

Nick Barr, EIT

Design Engineer

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Nick is responsible for designing utilities such as storm sewers, sanitary sewers, pump stations, force mains and water lines, as well as stormwater pollution prevention design. He also prepares project manuals, cost estimates and construction documents, and has additional experience in construction administration duties, including processing bid documents, contract documents, change orders and shop drawing review.

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Hobby:Biking

Season:Fall

Happy Place:Oak Island, NC

Cartoon Character:Spongebob Squarepants

Color:Navy Blue

Pam Horning

Director of Accounting

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Pam has been with the Environmental Design Group for over 20 years. She attended Stark State College where she earned her associates degree in Accounting.

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Hobby:Travel

Season:Summer

Happy Place:By the pool

Cartoon Character:Scooby Doo

Color:Purple

Patrick Gsellman

Senior Project Professional

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Patrick has worked in the water and wastewater industry for over 43 years, spending the past 34 years with the City of Akron. A graduate of the University of Akron, Pat is a licensed professional engineer and Class III Wastewater Operator in Ohio. Pat is a proud member of the Select Society of Sanitary Sludge Shovelers and the Golden Manhole Society.

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Hobby:Golf

Season:Fall

Happy Place:Backyard Patio

Cartoon Character:Elmer Fudd

Color:Light Blue

Reneé Whittenberger, PE

Project Manager

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Reneé has experience in transportation planning and design including trails, transportation corridors, culvert replacements, and major interstate projects. She has extensive experience with ODOT and LPA roadway, bridge, and multi modal projects. Reneé is a proud on-road cyclist and is both a League Certified Instructor and an ODOT sponsored “How We Roll” leader.

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Hobby:Playing Rugby

Season:Summer

Happy Place:My house on Portage Lakes

Cartoon Character:Buttercup, the green Powerpuff Girl

Color:Pink

Rita Boswell

Operations Manager

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Rita has over thirty years of experience in marketing, management, project administration, process improvement, and sales development. Rita also has approximately fifteen years of experience in the AEC industry and, as operations manager, coaches the administrative team and calibrates technical and operational systems/ processes to support growth and innovation.

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Hobby:Crochet

Season:Summer

Happy Place:The Beach

Cartoon Character:Bugs Bunny

Color:Pink

Robert Sabol, PE

Project Manager

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Robert has design experience in the trails and greenways, institutional, commercial and government markets. His experience includes trail design, commercial site design, stormwater modeling, roadway improvement design and construction inspection.

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Hobby:Theme Parks

Season:Fall

Happy Place:Orlando

Cartoon Character:Hercules

Color:Orange

Russell Crotty

Survey Crew Chief

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Russell is a detail-oriented professional with experience and proven knowledge as a field surveyor. He is skilled in boundary, ALTA, and topographic surveys, as well as data collection utilizing robotic total station. Russell’s experience includes construction layout and coordinating and supervising crew members.

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Scott Bickley, PE

Senior Project Manager

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Scott has experience in land development projects including residential subdivisions, commercial sites, and healthcare facilities. He has experience throughout the entire process of a project from concept to post construction.

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Hobby:Sports & Camping

Season:Fall

Happy Place:Allegany State Park

Cartoon Character:Goofy

Color:Blue & Green

Scott Cook, PE

Senior Project Engineer

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Scott specializes in roadway design for ODOT and other public agencies and has extensive civil engineering design experience that includes drainage design and hydraulics, stream and river hydraulic and hydrologic analysis, right-of-way engineering, traffic engineering and traffic studies, highway and street lighting, utility engineering and land surveying.

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Hobby:Fishing or agriculture

Season:Summer

Happy Place:My dad's farm or the beach

Cartoon Character:Johnny Quest

Color:Black

Shelly Freshwater

Project Administrator

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Shelly is a Project Administrator for Environmental Design Group where she prepares, reviews, and processes various documents for the firm. Although Shelly is new to the A/E/C industry, she brings 20 years of experience working for a large corporate retail company. Shelly also volunteers for several non-profit organizations within the community.

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Hobby:Couponing

Season:Fall

Happy Place:Anywhere with my family

Cartoon Character:Rainbow Brite

Color:Magenta

Stefanie Smith, AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Technical Director

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Stefanie is a licensed architect and sustainability professional with success leading architectural, higher education and private sector teams to achieve performance goals. She demonstrates strengths in leadership, project management, communication, design and problem resolution. Her work portfolio includes strategy formation, stakeholder engagement, sustainability assessments, project development and implementation.

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Favorites:

Hobby:Trail running & hiking

Season:Late summer & early Fall

Happy Place:Priest Lake, Idaho

Cartoon Character:The Snowman

Color:Maroon

Steve Newman

Construction Inspector

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Steve spent 10 years in supply chain management. His field experience includes bridge and heavy highway construction, utilities, erosion and sediment control, intersections, lighting and traffic control. Steve managed the construction of networks of interactive kiosks in downtown Baltimore and Cleveland.

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Favorites:

Hobby:Building model wood ships

Season:Summer

Happy Place:Emerald Isle, NC

Cartoon Character:Bugs Bunny

Color:Scarlet

Steve Pasternack, PhD, PE

Principal

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Steve is an accomplished Engineering Executive and Professional Engineer with demonstrated leadership experience in the profitable growth of multi-discipline services in the A/E Industry. He has spent his career as a civil engineering consultant working on projects in the transportation, dams, commercial, residential and energy markets.

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Favorites:

Hobby:Reading & riding my tandem bike with Rose

Season:Fall & Spring

Happy Place:Any place with my family

Cartoon Character:Bugs Bunny

Color:Orange

Steven Kolarik, PLA, ASLA

Landscape Architect

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Steven is a Landscape Architect who has been with Environmental Design Group since 2013 and is an alumni of The Ohio State University. He is passionate for creating sustainable experiences that impact the local community and his professional experience includes recreational, institutional, and comprehensive land use plans.

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Favorites:

Hobby:Mountain Biking

Season:Autumn

Happy Place:The gym at 5AM

Cartoon Character:Archer

Color:Nogaro Blue

Susan Derwacter, PE

Senior Project Manager

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Susan is a transportation engineer with over 20 years of experience. She manages projects including roadway improvements, traffic analysis and planning, safety studies, signalization, water distribution, and active transportation for local municipalities and ODOT. Susan is a member of the “Focus on Fatalities” committee and an advocate for roadway safety.

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Favorites:

Hobby:Travel

Season:Spring

Happy Place:Anywhere with family

Cartoon Character:Jimmy Neutron

Color:Blue

Tammi Nagucki, CPSM, CXMP

Principal

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Tammi leads a team of marketing professionals who specialize in graphic design, videography/photography, copywriting/editing, digital marketing platforms, community outreach/event planning, and strategic campaign management. Tammi and her team have recently won two 2019 and three 2020 Zweig National Marketing Awards.

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Favorites:

Hobby:Travel

Season:Fall

Happy Place:Soccer sideline

Cartoon Character:Bugs Bunny

Color:Crimson

Teresa Dalton, PE

Project Engineer

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Teresa’s responsibilities include roadway design, traffic signal design, traffic impact studies, stormwater management and water quality BMP designs, storm water studies, plan reviews, construction cost estimates, construction administration, shop drawing review and Categorical Exclusion document preparation. Teresa is proficient in a variety of software programs including HCS, and AutoCAD, and is ODOT prequalified in basic traffic signal design.

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Favorites:

Hobby:Jigsaw puzzles

Season:Spring

Happy Place:Day trips with husband

Cartoon Character:Wile E. Coyote

Color:Champagne Pearl

Terry Fercana

Business Development Executive

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Terry has almost 40 years of marketing, communications and business development experience and has been in the A/E/C industry for more than 20 years. She joined EDG in 2014 where she implements internal and external business development strategies – including client relations, project pursuits and mentoring staff. She also served on the Planning Commission for the City of Munroe Falls.

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Favorites:

Hobby:Going to the Casino

Season:Fall

Happy Place:On the beach

Cartoon Character:Donald Duck

Color:Black

Tim Cox

Marketing Proposal Coordinator

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Tim received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from Ohio University. He and his wife Natalie reside in Sharon Center where they raised two adult children Dylan and Emma. Tim is an avid trail runner that can be found running around Hinckley Lake and the many trails of the Cuyahoga Valley. In his spare time, he loves cooking for his family, gardening, camping, and being outdoors in nature.

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Favorites:

Hobby:Cooking

Season:Fall

Happy Place:Front porch

Cartoon Character:Pink Panther

Color:Blue

Tim Gunter

Design Engineer

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Tim has experience designing single lot house projects and working on survey jobs such as lot splits and consolidations. He also has experience reviewing plats.

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Favorites:

Hobby:Video Games

Season:Winter

Happy Place:Cedar Point

Cartoon Character:Mash from Fate/Grand Order

Color:Purple

Tim Jewell

Senior Designer

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Tim has experience in the design of private and municipal projects. Tim’s responsibilities include the preparation of construction documents for a wide variety of civil related projects, including site design, parking and grading plans, storm and sanitary projects, subdivisions development plans, roadway and bike path plans, and site earthwork calculations.

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Hobby:

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Happy Place:

Cartoon Character:Stitch

Color:Green

Tom James

Park Development Specialist

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Tom is a seasoned park professional with over forty years of progressive park management experience in budget management, personnel management, strategic planning, project development and management, public speaking, grant writing, and inter-agency cooperation.

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Favorites:

Hobby:Wood Working

Season:Spring

Happy Place:The beach at the ocean

Cartoon Character:Bugs Bunny

Color:Red

Travis Mathews, PLA, ASLA, LEED AP

Technical Director

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Travis has led numerous, large-scale multi-disciplinary project teams working on complex site development. He uses a team approach in project development, collaboration, the design team, regulatory agencies and project stakeholders to ensure that projects are carefully and properly executed.

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Favorites:

Hobby:Shooting Sporting Clays

Season:Fall

Happy Place:Family cabin in West Virginia

Cartoon Character:Tom and Jerry

Color:Orange

Tyler Koncsol

Wetland Scientist

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Tyler has expertise conducting wetland-related project work including wetland delineations, wetland plant identification, ordinary high water mark delineations, and wetland and stream functional assessments. Tyler also has knowledge collecting GPS data and preparing exhibits using ArcGIS.

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Favorites:

Hobby:Hiking

Season:Fall

Happy Place:Family cabin

Cartoon Character:Wile E. Coyote

Color:Forest Green

Whitney Megyes

Office Administrator

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Whitney is our Office Administrator and handles front desk duties as well as letter proposals and supporting technical teams with administrative duties.

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Favorites:

Hobby:Shopping

Season:Fall

Happy Place:Tennessee or Colorado

Cartoon Character:Rainbow Brite

Color:Red

William Troyer, PE

Design Engineer

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William’s experience includes design work in AutoCAD creating construction documents; creating alignments, surfaces, earthwork quantities, and sewer pipe networks; designing grading for wastewater management; construction site inspection; using construction documents to develop a cost estimate; and working in teams to find solutions to project challenges.

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Favorites:

Hobby:Gardening

Season:Spring

Happy Place:Backyard Hammock

Cartoon Character:Jerry Smith

Color:Red