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Neil Weinstein, P.E., R.L.A., AICP, MASCE is the Executive Director and one of the founders of the Center. Neil is a registered engineer and landscape architect and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners and the ASCE Urban Water Resources Research Council. He has an M.S. in Environmental Engineering from Johns Hopkins University and a M.L.A. from the University of Georgia. For the last 10 years Neil has primarily been focused on the planning, research, and design of innovative stormwater management practices, including LID. Prior to that he worked as a development engineer and planner on municipal, institutional, and private sector projects.
Email: nweinstein [at] lowimpactdevelopment.org
is the Director of Operations and Programs at the LID Center, working closely with
the Executive Director in contributing to future growth of the organization and ensuring
efficient operation of the office. In addition to overseeing company policies and preparing
corporate documents, Megan is responsible for the tracking of grants, working with staff
to ensure timely completion of project tasks within budget. She also participates in the
grant proposal process and quality control for deliverables. Megan has a B.A. in Communication
and a B.S. in Marketing from the University of Maryland.
Email: mblakeslee [at] lowimpactdevelopment.org
Emily Clifton is an
Environmental Planner and Scientist with over 10 years
of experience. She has an M.S. in Environmental Science
and a Masters in Public Affairs from Indiana University.
She also has a B.A. in Business Administration and a B.A
in Philosophy from Austin College. Emily leads the
Center’s effort on Green Infrastructure. She has
provided leadership on design manuals, training,
outreach efforts, research, and plan development and
review. She has worked in the Washington, D.C. area to
protect the Chesapeake Bay watershed since 2002.
Email: eclifton [at] lowimpactdevelopment.org
Associate ASLA is an Environmental Planner at the LID Center. He has a Bachelor
of Landscape Architecture (B.L.A.) from the University of Maryland. While at the
University, Doug was a Teaching Assistant in Digital Drafting and Design for the
Graduate Studio. Doug is responsible for the sustainability design effort at the
Center. His work so far has focused on designing bioretention facilities using
various digital tools.
Email: ddavies [at] lowimpactdevelopment.org
Lilantha Tennekoon is a water resources engineer
with over 8 years of diverse technical and research expertise in watershed management
and environmental studies. He has an M.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from
Temple University and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the Milwaukee School of
Engineering. Mr. Tennekoon has experience in groundwater flow modeling, dam breach
studies, solute transport modeling, and is knowledgeable on a suite of computer
modeling programs. He has performed detailed riverine hydrologic and hydraulic studies
to map flood boundaries and design flood mitigation options.
Email: ltennekoon [at] lowimpactdevelopment.org
Emily Mitchell Ayers, Ph.D. is an Ecological Engineer who has worked in the field
of Low Impact Development since 2002. She has a B.S. in Physics from Binghamton University, an M.S. in Earth Resources
Engineering from Columbia University, and a Ph.D. in Biological Resources
Engineering from the University of Maryland. While at the University of
Maryland, she conducted the first field surveys of the long-term development of
rain garden soils and soil ecosystems, and researched the potential role of
earthworms in maintaining rain garden infiltration rates over time. She has
experience in LID design, modeling and the creation of design tools.
John Palmer is an Environmental Planner with over 6 years of experience in planning, design and implementation of low impact best management practices. Additional experience includes design and implementation of environmental monitoring systems. He is proficient in Adobe Creative Suite, Autodesk AutoCAD, ESRI ArcGIS, Google SketchUp & Earth Pro, and Informatix Piranesi.
Brian Roberts is a Senior Environmental Engineer with over 25 years of extensive experience related to water resources and the environment. He has demonstrated technical expertise in water resources, hydrology and hydraulics, erosion and sediment control, watershed planning and management, stormwater management, bridge and roadway hydraulics, and highway runoff quality.