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Neil Weinstein, P.E., ASLA, AICP, ENV PV 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, AICP
is an Environmental Planner and Scientist with over 15 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
RLA is a Senior Landscape Architect at the LID Center. She has a Bachelor of Landscape
Architecture (BLA) from the University of Maryland and both a Master of Landscape
Architecture (MLA) and a Master of Design Studies (MDesS) from Harvard. She has over
10 years of professional experience, as well as 2 years of teaching experience at UMD’s
Landscape Architecture Program as Adjunct Faculty where she also collaborated with the
Neighborhood Design Center working with municipalities in Prince Georges County. Kelly
is responsible for the sustainability design effort at the LID Center.
Email: kfleming [at] lowimpactdevelopment.org
is a Junior Landscape Architect and Environmental Planner at the LID Center. Her
experience includes a diverse range of environmentally sensitive design and planning projects in
the Washington, D.C. area. She has a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (BLA) from the
University of Maryland where she also received the MD ASLA Merit Award and won first place
in the Urban Agriculture Design Competition. Suzy brings her knowledge in a wide array of
application software and is responsible for graphic communications at the LID Center.
Email: scho [at] lowimpactdevelopment.org
is an environmental engineer with over 3 years of expertise in flood plain study and
land development. He has a B.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University
of Maryland, College Park. David has experience with the FEMA NFIP, large and small
scale urban development in Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia, and the
implementation of best management practices in a rural setting.
Email: dmiller [at] lowimpactdevelopment.org
is an Environmental Engineer at the LID Center. He has a B.S. in Biological (Agricultural)
Engineering from North Carolina A&T State University and is currently working on a Masters in
Mechanical Engineering from Howard University. From 2013 to 2014, Cory worked with government
entities, Howard University, and Georgia Tech in crafting energy efficient and cost-effective
engineering materials. Cory has laboratory and field experience with the testing of soil and
water qualities in addition to contributing to "permaculture" and Best Management Practice
design and implementation on the grounds of his Alma mater.
Email: cdavis [at] lowimpactdevelopment.org