Burke B. Murph III, PE, MBA
Mr. Murph has an educational background in Chemical Engineering with an Environmental Specialization as well as a Masters in Business Administration. He has more than 18 years of experience in the environmental infrastructure field that has included water and wastewater treatment, stormwater utility implementation, stormwater master planning and design, solid waste management design, erosion and sedimentation control design, site development, water and wastewater system design, and biosolids management.
Matt Taylor, PE, MSCE, MBA
Mr. Taylor has over 31 years of experience in the construction and engineering fields, including work as a general contractor, city engineer, wastewater treatment plant operator, and engineering consultant. His experience includes water, wastewater, reclaimed water design and master planning projects, as well as extensive project and construction management. He is a registered professional engineer in several states and holds master’s degrees in Business Administration (MBA) and Civil Engineering (MSCE). In addition, he is a talented public participation professional who can effectively manage sensitive regulatory issues, build consensus among project stakeholders, and implement practical solutions for increased quality and economy.
Ben Pierce, PE, PTOE
Director of Transportation
Mr. Pierce has Bachelor and Masters’ degrees in Civil Engineering from Auburn University. He has over 18 years of extensive experience in development of drainage, sidewalk, and roadway construction plans, transportation planning studies, traffic operations studies and design, municipal capital improvement program management, municipal development review, municipal engineering and maintenance policy development, and project construction management.
Leland (Lee) Smith, PE, PMP, Assoc. DBIA, D.WRE
Director of Water Infrastructure
Mr. Smith is an experienced water professional specializing in engineering services for water resources and water infrastructure. He has been licensed as a professional engineer since 1996 and is currently licensed in eight states, is a PMI-certified Project Management Professional, and is an AAWRE-certified specialist in water resources engineering. Lee has over 30 years of engineering experience, including more than 25 years as a consultant delivering water infrastructure design and water resource protection, restoration and planning services, primarily to local government utility clients and state agencies.
Director of Operations
Mr. Griffore is a talented designer with over 25 years of CAD/drafting and mapping experience using both CAD and GIS software. Michael’s experience includes new water and wastewater treatment plant designs, existing water and wastewater treatment plant upgrades, linear water transmission line designs, linear sanitary sewer (gravity and force) main designs, existing and proposed topographic maps and site plans, boundary surveys, and master plans. He has worked with several municipalities throughout Georgia utilizing, updating, and integrating their GIS for both projects and asset management programs.
Barrett Neal, MBA
Director of Marketing & Finance
Mr. Neal has over 16 years of professional experience with an educational background in product development, opportunity identification, financial modeling, industry analysis, strategic marketing, new business development, business strategies and project management. Barrett’s experience in the environmental infrastructure field includes his extensive work with state and local agencies on civil and erosion control applications. During that time, he worked to educate the civil construction market on cost value, as well as promoting environmentally friendly products. Barrett has valuable experience having worked on water, stormwater, roadway, erosion and sedimentation control, residential, commercial, and municipal development, geomembrane installation, ground stabilization and geotextile projects in the past. He also has significant experience working with GIS in mapping, asset management, database optimization, and civil design.
Claire Swaim, PE
Senior Project Manager
Mrs. Swaim has an educational background in Biological Engineering with an Environmental Emphasis. Claire’s 16 years of experience has included permitting, funding assistance, engineering design, and construction review for various municipal infrastructure projects. Claire’s experience includes water treatment, stormwater design, water and wastewater system modeling and design, and road design. Claire has worked extensively throughout the State of Georgia on a wide variety of projects for various community sizes.
Kevin Miller, MPA
Senior Project Manager
Mr. Miller has over 26 years of experience in the wastewater operations and process industry, having achieved a Class 1 Wastewater Operator license and his Masters in Public Administration. For the past 18 years, he has been involved in the public sector as the Water Reclamation Manager for Newton County Water and Sewerage Authority (NCWSA). He was responsible for all wastewater functions including operations and maintenance of two (2) water reclamation facilities and a collection system with nine (9) sewage lift stations. He supervised personnel in Plant and Laboratory Operations, Wastewater Equipment Maintenance, Grounds and Facility Maintenance, and Environmental Compliance. In addition, Kevin coordinated with Local and State agencies on numerous programs and projects throughout the state.
Andrew Aldridge, PE
Mr. Aldridge has an education background in Civil Engineering as well as over 12 years of experience in the field itself. Andrew’s experience has included water and wastewater treatment, sludge dewatering, grit removal, digester management, water and wastewater system design, wastewater master planning, water system evaluations, extensions, and relocations, and pump station design and specification. He has been involved in all aspects of design from preliminary engineering to construction administration.
Mr. Piper has more than 16 years of experience working as an environmental scientist throughout Georgia. He has extensive experience in evaluating regulatory impacts such as federal and state jurisdictional waters in the planning phase of projects to ensure all aspects of a potential design are assessed and coordinated appropriately with regulatory authorities. He also has experience in completing construction observation reports for construction activities, performing BMP inspections, ensuring erosion control compliance, and providing RPR services for clients throughout construction. He is currently performing daily RPR services for NCWSA for the construction of the A. Scott Emmons Water Reclamation Facility in Newton County.
Cohen Carpenter, MSBio
Assistant Project Manager
Mr. Carpenter has over 8 of experience working as an environmental scientist in the southeast. His tenure on the coast has included time in both public and private sectors, giving him valuable perspective in providing solutions for our clients. Cohen has experience with water quality monitoring and assessments, watershed protection planning, stream/wetland/marsh/shore delineation, regulatory coordination and permit preparation, environmental site assessments, ecological research, threatened and endangered species surveys, fish/macroinvertebrate sampling, GIS, ecological management, stormwater management, and erosion control. Cohen is focused on guiding our clients toward best practices in achieving economic growth and ecological sustainability.