Brian Laverriere, Landscape Designer Brian Laverriere is joining the organization as a Landscape Designer in the Sandwich, Massachusetts office.  Brian’s focus will be assisting with site design projects using AutoCAD and other tools.  Brian has five years experience as a small business owner, graphic coordinator, and digital arts and media teacher.  Brian earned his Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree with a minor in Community Planning at the University of Rhode Island.  Brian is the recipient of several academic awards including National Honors Society, Susan B. Wilson Scholarship, and a Selected Olmsted Scholar Nominee, to name a few.
Geoffrey Glover, Staff Engineer Geoffrey Glover is joining the organization as a Staff Engineer in the Sandwich, Massachusetts office.  Geoffrey’s focus will be assisting with project design work, field surveying, and AutoCAD.  Geoffrey gained experience as an engineering intern for the State of New Hampshire, Department of Transportation.  Geoffrey earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering, with a minor in Architectural Studies at the University of New Hampshire.  He studied Indeterminate Structures, Water and Wastewater Treatment, Geotechnics and the Sustainable Environment as a recipient of the Heriot Watt University Study Abroad Program in Edinburgh, UK. 
Tara Nye, Environmental Scientist Tara Nye is joining the organization as an Environmental Scientist in the Sandwich, Massachusetts office. Tara’s focus will be coastal and wetlands delineation and restoration, environmental permitting, and green infrastructure planning.  Tara has eighteen years experience assessing environmental issues affecting Cape Cod’s natural resources and community character, implementing programs and workshops, and promoting policies of environmental advocacy and education as a former staff biologist for the Association to Preserve Cape Cod. Tara earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology at the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth graduating Cum Laude.  She has a Master of Science degree in Zoology from the University of New Hampshire.
Benjamin Meade, Staff Scientist-Field Inspector Benjamin Meade is joining the organization as Staff Scientist-Field Inspector in the Newburyport, Massachusetts office.  Benjamin has experience as a business development manager and associate geologist in the power, transportation, and manufacturing sectors.  He has worked as a Geology and Geography University Teaching Assistant and Research Assistant.  Benjamin earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Geology and Environmental Studies at the St. Lawrence University, New York and has a Master of Arts degree in Geography from Kansas State University.
Jesse Bean, Staff Scientist-Field Inspector Jesse Bean is joining the organization as Staff Scientist-Field Inspector in the Sandwich, Massachusetts office.  Jesse has experience as a small business owner, United States Marine Corps Reserves, Corporal and as a Cape Cod Commission Alternative Wastewater Systems and Wellfleet Oyster Reef Biomonitoring Intern.  Jesse earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Environmental, Earth and Ocean Science from the University of Massachusetts, Boston and his Associate of Arts degree in Environmental Studies from Cape Cod Community College.
Kelly Moore, Marketing Coordinator Kelly Moore is joining the organization as Marketing Coordinator in the Sandwich, Massachusetts office.  Kelly has over 15 years high tech and small business marketing experience, as well as municipal planning knowledge.  Kelly earned her Associates of Science Degree in business from Lasell College and has earned credentials in graphic design, digital marketing, and a range of business software applications and tools.

Hannah Carlson earns RLA

After passing all the LARE exams and getting a few years at HW under her belt, Hannah Carlson has officially become a registered Landscape Architect. She is excited to continue learning from her co-workers in such fields as ecological, urban and adaptive design, stormwater management and bio-engineering. This acquired breadth of knowledge enables her to bring a holistic approach to each project while always attending to public’s health, safety and welfare.

HW Welcomes Russ Chateauneuf, P.E.

Horsley Witten Group is pleased to announce that Russell J. Chateauneuf, P.E. has joined our team and is now working in our new Providence office located at 55 Dorrance Street, Providence, RI. Mr. Chateauneuf has more than 25 years of experience in environmental engineering and in environmental management.

Russ has extensive experience in the area of environmental permitting in Rhode Island having headed-up Rhode Island DEM’s Groundwater and Wetlands Protection Programs for many years. He has been involved in permitting of hundreds of state, municipal and private development projects including T.F. Greene Airport Improvements, the Blackstone River Bikeway, and the Narragansett Bay Commission CSO Abatement Phase II. He managed the state’s recent comprehensive update to Rhode Island’s Stormwater Manual. Russ also has experience in public works, transportation infrastructure design, and water and wastewater systems, having 10 years experience as a city public works director, a DOT design engineer, and an environmental engineer in private practice.

Russ is a licensed professional engineer in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire. In August 2013, he received the Environmental Justice Award for Environmental Protection from the Rhode Island Attorney General. As a Senior Project Manager for HW, he will be responsible for environmental permitting, feasibility studies and technical investigations in areas of his expertise, and management of a variety of design and construction projects employing sustainable design principles including green infrastructure, village and cluster development, stormwater retrofit techniques, and water quality restoration.

HW Welcomes Jonathan Ford, P.E.


Jon Ford, P.E., formerly of Morris Beacon Design, has joined HW’s Providence office. With 16 years of engineering experience, Jon’s New Urbanist design approach complements and strengthens the HW team. As we continue to push the boundaries of innovative community solutions, Jon’s expertise in traditional neighborhood design and walkable communities is a greatly valued addition.

Craig Pereira Achieves Certified Floodplain Manager


Craig Pereira, NCI, CFM, is an Environmental Planner based in HW’s Providence office. A major focus of Craig’s recent work has been hazard mitigation and climate adaptation planning in coastal communities. Recent changes to FEMA’s flood maps, and their impact on flood insurance rates, has propelled the topic to the forefront of conversations throughout these communities. He is using his expertise to assist towns in enrolling in the National Flood Insurance Community Rating System (CRS), which can reduce homeowners’ flood insurance rates by up to 45%. Craig is currently working with officials from Marblehead and Truro, MA to develop hazard mitigation plans, advance mitigation actions, and consider participation in the CRS.