Our TeamMSK Admin2021-03-16T10:08:53-04:00
Jason is the president of MSK, where he began his career in 1998. As company president, he maintains key client relationships and cultivates new opportunities, directs the company’s strategic decisions, and supports the growth and development of MSK’s people. In addition to his leadership role at MSK, Jason is a partner with Goldstone Architecture.
A civil engineer by training, Jason has long been interested in the role of creativity in engineering services and holds that the best engineering consultants provide more than just technical skill; they also cultivate an understanding of clients’ long-term vision and develop projects to help clients realize this vision. In keeping with this philosophy, Jason works to develop new leaders in the engineering profession who can not only solve pressing client problems but also cultivate new opportunities for community investment, growth, and transformation.
As a professional committed to building vibrant communities, Jason is an active and involved community member. In 2005, he joined the Cambridge (NY) Community Partnership. In his decade of service, he contributed to a wide range of community renewal and reinvestment initiatives, including a major redevelopment project that required new wastewater treatment infrastructure, for which Jason secured a $160,000 grant from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority to fund an innovative on-site wastewater system treating 8,000 gallons per day. Jason currently serves on the board of the Bennington County Industrial Corporation, and he provides leadership to the Southern Vermont CEDS steering committee as chair of the Bennington County Regional Economic Development board. He is a member of the Vermont Business Roundtable.
Jason earned a B.S. in civil engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where he has also worked as an adjunct professor. He lives in White Creek, NY.
Mike joined MSK in June of 2022 and leads our new Connecticut location as we continue to expand our services throughout the Northeast and elsewhere. Drawn to MSK’s workplace culture, technical diversity, and years of innovative involvement with Lead Service Line Replacement and Water Quality improvements for communities, he looks forward to being a part of the growth on MSK’s horizon and the opportunity to contribute his 27 years of design, permitting and project management expertise to MSK’s active and future community infrastructure projects. Mike’s experience spans a broad range of project types and clients related to roadway, bridge, traffic, bikeway, and other multi-modal transportation infrastructure projects, along with a variety of municipal, institutional, educational, and private site development engineering efforts. For most of his engineering career, he also managed the Right-of-Way acquisition elements required by CTDOT and FHWA for hundreds of temporary and permanent easements and acquisitions related to private, state and federally funded traffic and transportation projects. To support this role, he received FHWA training and certification for Federal-Aid Row Requirements for Local Public Agencies.
A graduate from Villanova University with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, Mike is a licensed professional Engineer in CT, VT, and ME, and member of AWWA, ITE, ASCE, Engineers Without Borders, and maintains Local Project Administration Certification with the state of Maine. Mike was also actively involved for over a decade in his employer-based Community Involvement Committee, which planned several company-wide, local volunteer projects during throughout the year, including annual days of service on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Earth Day and the CT River Conservancy Source to Sea Clean Up events. Before joining MSK, Mike was also a member of the Culture and Diversity Committee, contributing his desire to help drive the growing industry discussion regarding ESG and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in a direction which truly serves those original ideals.
With a passion for mentoring younger engineers and collaborating with team members and clients, his integration with the MSK team has commenced on several projects including but not limited to the expansion of the Montessori School of Central Vermont, the Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC) Cancer Center expansion, the SVHC Learning Tree Early Care Center, as well as MSK’s bicycle and pedestrian improvement projects for the Town of Bennington with VTrans like the Ninja Path and Benmont Avenue bikeway.
Witnessing the continued demand for surveyors and engineers in the industry, Mike believes strongly in engaging and introducing a younger and more diverse demographic to these career paths to develop the next generation of engineers with the potential to offer new, creative, innovative, and perhaps, more empathetic solutions for the aging infrastructure and climate change challenges all communities will encounter. Mike and his family live in Wethersfield, CT, and enjoy boating on the CT River, camping in southern Vermont, vacationing in Maine and cheering on high school track and cross-country events.
Pat is a senior engineer at MSK and the director of our Montpelier office. He joined MSK in 2020 and brings to our clients more than 15 years of experience in environmental engineering. He is responsible for guiding the development of water treatment and distribution projects and new business initiatives.
Pat is dedicated to developing engineering solutions that make life better for people while decreasing the human footprint on the environment. In his previous position at the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation’s Public Drinking Water Supply Program, Pat worked to ensure that Vermonters have universal access to clean water delivered through safe, reliable infrastructure. In this role, he led the public water system construction permit program, helped to draft regulations to protect the public from groundwater contamination, and oversaw inspections of all types of water systems in Vermont.
As a project engineer, Pat is attracted to difficult and dynamic engineering problems. Early in his career, he conducted original research on mine water treatment technologies and bioremediation systems. He has since developed broad professional expertise on the remediation of groundwater and surface water contaminants including heavy metals, radionuclides, gas and oil, products of combustion, and industrial chemicals. As part of this work, he has been involved in Superfund projects.
Pat holds an M.S. in environmental science and engineering from the Colorado School of Mines and a B.S. in environmental engineering from the University of New Hampshire. He lives with his family in Montpelier.
Andrew joined MSK in the Fall of 2018 as a Staff Engineer. Andrew has previously worked on the north shore of Massachusetts and has experience with soil testing and site design. As a Staff Engineer Andrew is part of the design team at MSK working to complete project plan sets and permit applications. In his free time Andrew enjoys being outside and playing soccer.
Justin joined MSK in the summer of 2022. He earned a B.S. in Computer Engineering and an M.S. in Software Engineering at Vermont Technical College. While earning his degrees, Justin worked in Public Works in the Town of Bennington and helped to build up a modern digital GIS system for all the town’s assets.
Upon joining MSK, Justin has been working with the lead team and strives to combine his knowledge of software and GIS systems to help improve the team’s overall workflow.
A native to Bennington, outside of work Justin enjoys tinkering with computers and electronics as well as working in his family’s maple sugar bush.
Jasmine joined the MSK team in 2021, bringing with her 5 years of expertise in construction materials testing and 8 years of service on the US Navy. In her free time she enjoys camping and hiking.
Aubrey joined MSK in 2022, after earning a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Vermont. She contributes to MSK’s civil and environmental engineering projects, specifically in the lead service line replacement plan project. She has experience in site development, transportation design, water and wastewater design, stormwater infrastructure design, and geotechnical design engineering. She has worked directly with cities on infrastructure redesign projects ranging from bioretention cell implementation to a fully shared street concept plan. Her technical skills include R, Matlab, ArcGIS, CREO, and Civil 3D.
In her free time, Aubrey enjoys being outside, traveling, hiking, and photography. These interests have led her to pursue a LEED Green Associates Certification and focus on a commitment to social and environmental sustainability/justice in and outside of her professional career.
Eamon has been a member of the MSK Engineering and Design team for 12 years. He has worked closely with other members of the MSK team on several residential subdivisions and the design of commercial and industrial facilities and municipal projects.
He has assisted with the existing conditions boundary work for multiple large-scale water line projects for the Town of Bennington and has extensive experience with generating flood elevation certificates. Eamon finished his degree from Hudson Valley Community College in Civil Engineering and Technology in 2010 with honors and received his surveyor’s license from the State of Vermont in 2016.
Abby directs permitting and contract development at MSK. She brings to this position more than a decade of experience in law firms specializing in residential and commercial property transactions. As a member of MSK’s leadership team, Abby helps guide the company’s direction and growth. She has also served in administrative and project management roles since joining MSK in 2016.
Abby is known for her skill at communicating complex legal and regulatory issues to clients from project inception to completion. A practiced negotiator, she advocates for client needs early and often in the permitting process, while her collaborative style has helped her build positive, long-term professional relationships with regulatory colleagues. With a firm grasp of state and local permitting requirements, Abby contributes to feasibility assessment during project development, supports and expedites engineering design, and helps our construction team protect clients from risk through permit compliance.
Outside of the office, Abby serves as a justice of the peace and a member of the Board of Civil Authority for the Town of Shaftsbury, and she stays busy as the mother of two awesome sons. Abby earned a B.A. in history from Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, New York.
Nicholas joined MSK in the spring of 2016. As a Staff Engineer at our firm, Nicholas has administered construction of institutional site development projects, as well as municipal improvement projects. He is currently managing a staff of four Field Inspectors for a major water system expansion project in the Town of Bennington.
Nicholas is also a construction manager and EIT who works with engineers, inspectors, and contractors to execute projects in Bennington County. After his first career opportunity serving as a Construction Manager for the Naval Facilities Engineering Command in Jacksonville, FL, Nicholas embraced the post-design aspect of engineering. Connecting with all contributors to a project, including engineers, surveyors, town officials, as well as construction crews has proved to be insightful and fulfilling on his journey to practicing the Civil Engineering profession. Nicholas graduated with a BS in Civil Engineering from New Mexico State University.
Nicholas enjoys mountain biking the southern Vermont region and working with his wife at their horse boarding and training facility in Pownal.
Kyle Mallory, a geotechnical engineer-in-training, joined MSK in 2020. As a member of our geotechnical engineering team, he has worked on a variety of geotechnical projects in both Vermont and Connecticut. Prior to joining MSK, Kyle spent 4 years at the Greater Boston office of a national engineering firm, where he developed expertise in geotechnical instrumentation and vibration monitoring to ensure soil stability and the structural integrity of features on and near construction sites. He has worked on projects involving rail, airports, buried utilities, stormwater infrastructure, and commercial buildings in diverse settings, from downtown Boston to small New England cities. He earned his B.S. in civil engineering from the University of New Hampshire, with concentrations in structural and geotechnical engineering.
Jess joined MSK in 2021, bringing with her 25 years of civil and environmental engineering expertise based in western Mass and southern Vermont.
Born and raised around Washington DC and northern Virginia, Jess attended the University of Vermont, and is currently living in Wilmington, Vermont. She is a single mom of four fantastic young adults, aged 17-24, and two dogs, and they all feel very lucky every day to be so close to hiking trails, skiing, a lovely lake and loads of year-round outdoor fun.
In her free time, she enjoys Nordic skiing, gardening, playing and coaching soccer, hiking, mountain biking, paddleboarding, swimming and lake barbeques with family and friends.
Brianna joined MSK in 2021 and contributes to MSK’s civil and environmental engineering projects. Her experience includes site development, water and wastewater system design, stormwater management, hydrologic and hydraulic analysis, and construction inspection. She has worked in metropolitan Boston and New Mexico, where she helped develop vital infrastructure for municipalities and Native American reservations. Brianna’s technical skills include AutoCAD Civil 3D, ArcGIS, and Revit.
Brianna is an accomplished triathlete with a commitment to social and environmental issues and a keen eye for design, and she contributes her focus, sense of purpose, and instinct for visual order to our project work. She holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Wentworth Institute of Technology, with a minor in environmental engineering.
Tom has 30 years of drafting experience and has spent the last five years of his career at MSK. He has applied his technical knowledge and skills to several major municipal, community and commercial projects, including assisting in the production of plans for an extensive expansion of the Town of Bennington Water System to service the southern end of Bennington and Southern Vermont College and the PFOA Remediation Municipal Waterline Extension project.
When he’s not in the MSK offices, Tom likes to spend his time making music with his family and friends, and correcting other people’s grammar.
Liam joined MSK in the summer of 2017. He has worked on state, federal, and municipal permits, GIS site analyses, and other projects. Liam is currently developing GIS models of the Bennington water system and a concurrent survey for lead pipe. He received a BA in Environmental Science and Public Action from Bennington College in 2018.
Outside of work, Liam is an avid reader, hiker, artist and cook. He is an active member of the Youth Programs Advisory Committee at Rowe Camp & Conference Center, where he recently completed a term as Trustee and Clerk, and he works with a Portland, Oregon-based group of friends on developing a lodge system for collaboratively paying down student loans.
Michael, a western Massachusetts native, was born and raised in North Adams where he enjoyed outdoor activities and using any chance he had to play guitar. Through his involvement in the school marching and jazz bands along with personal groups formed amongst friends, Michael developed a strong love for all things music.
Following his passion from his earlier years, Michael attended the University of Massachusetts Amherst where he pursued to further his craft on the guitar by studying Jazz and African music. However, he soon realized he missed the academic challenges he was fond of, and thus went on to earn two bachelor’s degrees in his time at UMass: one in civil engineering and the other in jazz guitar. While some may find these two an odd juxtaposition, it was an easy choice for Michael as he had always been interested in how structures were created and the vast scale and complexity of civil infrastructure.
Michael joined MSK in the summer of 2020 as an intern assisting in construction observation, returned the following summer, and finally joined the team full time as a staff engineer working heavily on the lead service line remediation project and assisting in engineering design in 2022 when he graduated from UMass.
Michael still continues to play guitar to this day and brings this creative mindset to the engineering field to help provide others with a unique perspective and quality, detail oriented solutions to projects he is working on. His time spent playing in multiple musical groups and organizing shows helped him hone his communication skills, an integral part of the civil engineering trade.
Ethan joined MSK in 2020, bringing with him years of experience managing complex operations in the food retail sector and a passionate commitment to creating a cleaner, safer environment. Following his decision to pursue a career transition, Ethan earned a B.S. in natural resource management from SUNY-ESF.
As a member of our construction inspection field crew, survey group, and environmental engineering team, Ethan draws on his experience in data collection, data analysis, and water quality science to strengthen MSK’s project work.
Ethan is a longtime resident of Hoosick Falls, NY. When not at work, Ethan enjoys pursuing his interests in forest ecology and wildlife biology.
Steph has been with MSK since 2016 and manages MSK’s operations, finances, and human resources, drawing on her wide and varied experience in business administration. Prior to joining MSK, Steph was the business manager of the Career Development Center (now Southwest Tech), where she managed an annual budget of $4.3 million, including thousands of dollars in state and federal grants, as well as human resources. She has also served as the treasurer of the Southwest Vermont Supervisory Union Elementary School District and assistant treasurer of Mount Anthony Union High School and the Southwest Vermont Supervisory Union. She previously worked as an accountant in southwest Vermont and, prior to that, in audits and taxation at a midsize CPA firm in the Albany region.
Steph has long been an active member of the community, most notably on issues related to education and health care. She has served on the board of the Bennington Early Childhood Center, and in 2020, she joined the board of United Counseling Services, where she remains an active member.
Steph earned her B.S. in business administration from the University of Vermont, with a concentration in accounting and a minor in psychology.
Kyana joined MSK as an intern in September of 2022 for her fall semester. She is currently in her junior year at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute working toward a B.S. in Civil Engineering. She has been aiding the MSK team specifically on the Bennington Lead Project but assists on any other projects where she can be helpful.
Kyana grew up and lives in North Bennington, so working closely in her community has been a real treat.