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Meet the Impact Makers

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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Favorites:

Hobby:Hiking

Season:Autumn

Happy Place:Massages

Cartoon Character:Garfield

Color:Carolina Purple

Abby Crison

Transportation Designer

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Abby has always been interested in the intersection of art, nature, and community. After dabbling in sculpture, she got a degree from Kent in Architecture and continued her education at Akron in Civil Engineering, where she worked in finite element analysis of shape memory alloys and other novel materials along with other various research projects. Abby hopes to utilize her skills to enhance the unique projects EDG works on.

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Hobby:Art

Season:Spring

Happy Place:My reading nook

Cartoon Character:Leeka from Futurama

Color: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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Favorites:

Hobby:Fishing

Season:Summer

Happy Place:The Woods

Cartoon Character:Doug Funnie

Color:Green

Amanda Johnson

Executive Administrator

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Amanda has experience supporting teams and executives with organizing their day-to-day workload, calendar, and email as well as executing tasks to assist with business operations. She enjoys helping people and finding solutions to improve efficiency. She is a proud alumna of Western Michigan University where she received her Bachelor of Business Administration.

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Hobby:Playing tennis and cooking

Season:Summer

Happy Place:The beach

Cartoon Character:Garfield

Color:Green

Andi Chakraborty

Design Engineer

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Andi graduated from Case Western Reserve University, where she studied Civil and Environmental Engineering. There, she gained experience in Wastewater and Stormwater design, and is very excited to start her career at EDG!

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Hobby:Playing and Writing Music

Season:Fall

Happy Place:Any of the Cleveland Metroparks!

Cartoon Character:Jake from Adventure Time

Color:Green

Andrew Croasmun

Construction 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

Angela Tribuzi

Project Manager

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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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Favorites:

Hobby:traveling

Season:Summer

Happy Place:Nature

Cartoon Character:Donald Duck

Color:Blue

Ariel Bradford

Graphic Designer

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Ariel received her BFA in graphic design at Kent State University with a minor in user experience design. She enjoys typography, layout design, and illustration. She has experience with numerous adobe platforms including InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Aftereffects and XD. She has completed graphic design internships with Jump Rope Dudes, Kent State Football, and Kent State University Libraries.

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Hobby:Drawing

Season:Fall

Happy Place:Hiking

Cartoon Character:Katara - Avatar

Color:Light Blue

Boris Slogar, PE, MPM

Principal

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Boris has over three decades of experience in working with communities and local and state agencies in solving water resource issues ranging from flood mitigation, water and wastewater infrastructure, and green best management practices.

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Hobby:Tinkering with projects around the house. I also love to play competitive tennis and golf too! Though my golf game is nothing to brag about.

Season:Fall. Football, fall colors, and of course the gateway to the Holidays.

Happy Place:Christmastime with the family at home.

Cartoon Character:Yukon Cornelius from Rudolph the Rednosed Reindeer. Herbie the Dentist comes in a close second.

Color:Two: scarlet and gray.

Brandy Harmon

Human Resources Manager

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Brandy has been in human resources for over 11 years and has largely specialized in M&A and development of growth-oriented organizations. Her passion is mentoring and developing professionals. She is planning to pursue her MBA starting in the fall of 2023 and believes in lifelong education through formal academics, life experiences, and the passionate pursuit of knowledge.

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Hobby:Yoga. I really love how it clears my mind.

Season:Fall because I love to do fall activities with my kids.

Happy Place:My happiest place is Key West, FL.

Cartoon Character:I have a strong aversion to cartoon characters right now after approximately 3,654,234 hours of Cocomelon with my kids!

Color:Red

Brian Hanna, PE

Director of Construction Management

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With over two decades of experience and a professional engineering license, Brian has established himself as a leader in healthcare and university construction projects. He has successfully managed emergency situations and improved fiscal and operational processes through Lean principles. Brian’s extensive experience in design, construction, and operations has allowed him to cultivate critical leadership, supervisory, communication, and relationship-building skills. He leverages his expertise in facilities, operations, and construction management to deliver results. Brian’s proven ability to achieve goals and build strong teams makes him an asset for solving complex construction challenges.

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Hobby:Woodworking and fishing

Season:Fall

Happy Place:My woodshop

Cartoon Character:Yoda

Color:Green

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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Favorites:

Hobby:Board Games

Season:Fall

Happy Place:In the woods

Cartoon Character:Bart Simpson

Color:Orange

Brian Uhlenbrock

Senior Project Manager

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Brian is experienced in site development planning and construction documentation. He takes a creative approach to managing stormwater by incorporating Best Management Practices (BMPs) and green infrastructure as a seamless part of the site design process. Brian also has been directly involved in wetland and stream permitting, in addition to mitigation/restoration plans.

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Favorites:

Hobby:Spending time with good people while eating good food

Season:Summer

Happy Place:Lost in my garden

Cartoon Character:Yosemite Sam

Color:Green

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

Brydan Rahrig

Construction Inspector

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Brydan is a Construction Inspector and holds a bachelor’s degree in Construction Engineering Technology from the University of Akron. This is his first full-time job since graduation, but previous experience includes a co-op position as a Field Observer for a Solon-based consulting firm. He is married and became a first-time father to a son in August 2022.

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Favorites:

Hobby:Woodworking

Season:Spring

Happy Place:My living room

Cartoon Character:Billy from The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy

Color:Blue

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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Favorites:

Hobby:Baking

Season:Fall

Happy Place:Sunrise on a Tropical Beach

Cartoon Character:Mushu

Color:Green

Cale Wuethrich

Designer

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Cale is a CAD technician!

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Hobby:Playing the guitar

Season:Summer

Happy Place:At a lake

Cartoon Character:Jedi

Color:Blue

Carmen DeVeau

Project Manager

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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

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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Favorites:

Hobby:Collections

Season:Spring / Fall

Happy Place:Home

Cartoon Character:Leghorn Foghorn

Color:Red

Damon Fulk

Construction Project Manager

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Damon has experience in transportation, water, sewer, and storm design including paving, road widening, water distribution, WWTP, sanitary lift stations. He has extensive experience in construction management and inspection of municipal and ODOT projects. Damon enjoys being outdoors, hunting, fishing and coaching his two daughters in sports.

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Favorites:

Hobby:Hunting, Farming

Season:Fall

Happy Place:Outdoors

Cartoon Character:Foghorn Leghorn

Color:Green

Daniel Smith

Construction Inspector

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Daniel is a construction inspector who graduated from High School last year and started off working as an Intern. He is working on getting his certifications for ODOT. He has experienced inspection on roadway construction and culvert inspection.

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Favorites:

Hobby:Playing sports

Season:Summer

Happy Place:The lake

Cartoon Character:SpongeBob

Color:Blue

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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David Pulay, PE

Project Engineer

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David has worked for 35 years for the City of Akron where 24 of those were with AMATS, the regions MPO. (AMATS is attached to the City of Akron Planning Department). He has done many types of work there from collecting field data to managing the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). He started working with safety shortly after he started at AMATS and developed a passion for it. He also reviewed traffic impact studies and worked with congestion analysis studies. As the TIP Manager he learned a tremendous amount about federal transportation funding and how the process works.

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Hobby:Making things from wood, especially bird houses and feeders, airplanes, cars, fixing things, outdoor activities.

Season:Summer

Happy Place:Downstairs in my workshop or in my recliner with the dogs.

Cartoon Character:Yosemite Sam

Color:Red

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

Director of Survey

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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

Happy Place:

Cartoon Character:Tasmanian Devil

Color:Red

Dru Sexton, GISP

Director of Geospatial Services

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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

CEO/Chairman of the Board

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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

Eleanor Frey

Land Planner

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Eleanor has experience in residential and commercial design, park planning, and sustainable infrastructure. She has been involved in all aspects of the design and construction process, with special interest in 3D modeling and renderings to help clients see the vision of the project come to life.

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Hobby:Painting, reading & figure Skating

Season:Spring

Happy Place:Anywhere with sunshine and wildflowers

Cartoon Character:Dory - Finding Nemo

Color:Purple

Eric Derstine

Associate Project Manager

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Eric has a background in horticulture, earning his undergraduate degree in plant science at Penn State. Upon graduation, he has worked for the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service, a commercial landscape company and operated his own residential landscape design/build company in North Carolina. Before starting at EDG, Eric earned his Master of Landscape Architecture at NC State. Eric is also an ISA certified Arborist.

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Hobby:Hiking

Season:Fall

Happy Place:Any place that involves hiking and mountains!

Cartoon Character:Patrick Star

Color:John Deere Green

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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Francisco Prado

Design Engineer

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Francisco has experience in engineering design, construction management, code review and structural calculations.

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Hobby:Working out

Season:Summer

Happy Place:The gym

Cartoon Character:Bugs Bunny

Color:Blue

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

Senior 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, PE

Associate Project Manager

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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

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 Osborn, CPESC

Associate Project Manager

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Jeremy is a storm water design expert. He has 23 years of design experience including culvert sizing, stormwater management controls, SWP3, hydraulic studies, and lake design.

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Hobby:Motocross Racing

Season:Fall

Happy Place:An early crisp fall morning with equipment warming up.

Cartoon Character:Wile E. Coyote

Color:Blue, Black, & Red

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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Color:Red/Gray

Jessie Hornyak

Project Administrator

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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 Associate Project Manager

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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

John Swihart

Construction Inspector

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John has experience in transportation improvement projects including bridge and roadway replacement and rehabilitation. He has also inspected sanitary sewer rehabilitation and replacements, and waterline replacements. He is well-versed in ODOT specifications and inspection procedures and has worked on construction projects for more than 25 years.

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Hobby:Bowling & Golf

Season:Anything but winter

Happy Place:The beach

Cartoon Character:Bugs Bunny

Color:Royal Blue

Justin Dulec, EIT

Design Engineer

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Justin is a recent graduate with a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Civil Engineering who always aspires to be learning. He has experience in primarily urban design and multi modal transportation, but has also experienced project types such as ODOT, environmental design, construction inspection, park and trail design, and more. He has his E.I.T Certification and acts as a Design Engineer with hopes to continue to grow in his career.

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Hobby:Relaxing videogames

Season:Summer

Happy Place:Outdoors in the Sun

Cartoon Character:The Flash

Color:Blue

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, CFM

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

Kerry Gerich, PLA, ASLA, CLARB

Project Manager

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Kerry is a licensed Landscape Architect with diverse experience in environmental design and horticulture. Her extensive native plant knowledge provides a nuanced perspective, focusing on sustainability of natural systems in the built environment. Scope of projects includes parks and recreation, river fronts, academic and corporate campuses and mixed use developments. Kerry contributes throughout all stages of design including pre-development, conceptual design, design development and construction documentation.

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Hobby:Gardening

Season:Spring

Happy Place:Beach or garden

Cartoon Character:Donald Duck

Color:Turquoise

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

Lauren Argyros

Marketing Proposal Coordinator

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Lauren is an experienced marketing professional with 3 years in the A/E/C industry. As the proposal coordinator, she helps to drive business development initiatives through the management of all aspects regarding RFPs, RFQs, and RFIs. This includes managing the process, organizing deliverables, and creating content in collaboration with the firm's subject matter experts.

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Hobby:Spending time with good people while eating good food

Season:Fall

Happy Place:In nature, near water

Cartoon Character:Blossom - the pink Powerpuff girl

Color:Dusty Lavender

Lauren Koch

Marketing Coordinator

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With a bachelor’s in communication studies, Lauren is a versatile marketing coordinator with a particular expertise in digital marketing. She is fluent in all aspects of the social media world, focusing on crafting innovative and engaging digital campaigns that capture the essence of our brand and strengthen company brand identity.

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Hobby:Running & reading

Season:Summer

Happy Place:Up north Michigan

Cartoon Character:Totoro (from My Neighbor Totoro)

Color:Forest green

Lisa Post

Employee Experience 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

President/Chief Operating 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

Associate Project Manager

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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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Favorites:

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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Favorites:

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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Favorites:

Hobby:Golf

Season:Fall

Happy Place:Backyard Patio

Cartoon Character:Elmer Fudd

Color:Light Blue

Paul Jeffers

Business Development Executive

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Paul has experience in Economic Development, Project Management, and Water Resources Engineering. He has a Civil Engineering Degree from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and a Master of Business Administration from Ohio University.
He has experience working with communities in Ohio on industrial site planning, evaluation, and preparation for competitive site selection projects.
Paul has served on the board of the Joint Economic Development District of Northern Pickaway County for the past 8 years as well as been an active member in the Ohio Economic Development Association for the past 10 years.

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Favorites:

Hobby:Playing Team Sports (this is not the hobby I have the most time for)

Season:Fall

Happy Place:My happiest place is on the beach with my kids

Cartoon Character:Bluey

Color:Green

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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Favorites:

Hobby:Playing Rugby

Season:Summer

Happy Place:My house on Portage Lakes

Cartoon Character:Buttercup, the green Powerpuff Girl

Color:Pink

Rita Boswell

Principal

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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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Favorites:

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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Favorites:

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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Ryan Biasella

Senior Designer

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Ryan has 10 years of experience drafting in homebuilding. His main focus was on adjustments, additions, complete redesigns, structures and problem solving as well as mentoring new hires. He values the mentality of continuous learning which he strives to do in many areas such as his career, parenting and investing.

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Favorites:

Hobby:Working on my house, car or lawn

Season:Winter when there is snow

Happy Place:On my lawn mower

Cartoon Character:Miles Morales from Spiderman into the Spider Verse

Color:Any bright colors (I'm colorblind to pastels)

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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Favorites:

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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Favorites:

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

Steven Kolarik, PLA, ASLA

Associate Project Manager

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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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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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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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Hobby:Travel

Season:Fall

Happy Place:Soccer sideline

Cartoon Character:Bugs Bunny

Color:Crimson

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 recently served on Planning Commission and is currently a member of the Records 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 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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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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Cartoon Character:Stitch

Color:Green

Todd Moore, PE

Construction Project Engineer

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Todd is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Ohio (PE.57969). He graduated from The Ohio State University in 1989. He worked for the Ohio Department of Transportation for 31.5 years (mostly in District 11). His background is in Construction Management with an emphasis in Dispute Resolution. Todd is an avid gun collector.

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Favorites:

Hobby:Target Shooting

Season:Fall

Happy Place:Shooting Range

Cartoon Character:Bugs Bunny

Color:Scarlet

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

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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Hobby:Gardening

Season:Spring

Happy Place:Backyard Hammock

Cartoon Character:Jerry Smith

Color:Red