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.
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.
Jim has over 30 years of experience in the construction and engineering business. His career has included various projects from interstate highway design and construction, material specifications and testing, building siting and design, and construction estimating, negotiating and contracting.
With MSK, Jim has gained a tremendous amount of experience with local zoning, planning and building permitting as well as all aspects of state permits including Act 250, the State Agency of Natural Resources, Efficiency Vermont Energy Conservation Programs and the Department of Public Safety. In 2015 Jim sold MSK to his business partner Jason Dolmetsch. After the transfer Jim has grown more involved in branching into High Performance Building Construction Design/Practices and Energy Efficient Retrofits in commercial, residential and industrial facilities. He received Building Performance Institute (BPI) certification in 2014 in Building Analyst and Envelope Professional, received certification from efficiency Vermont for Energy work, and was awarded Commercial New Construction Partner of the Year in 2017. Jim has an AS in Civil Engineering Technology, BS in Civil Engineering and is a Licensed Professional Engineer.
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.
Ron has over three decades of experience in planning, resourcing and directing complex projects and operations with the Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) and the United States Coast Guard. In his two decades with VTrans, Ron supervised and managed the construction of several multi-million-dollar highway, bridge and railroad projects. Additionally, Ron possesses experience with managing construction in sensitive wetland areas. Ron joined MSK in September of 2017 to assist in overseeing the construction of approximately ten miles of water mains to areas affected by PFOA contamination in the northwest portion of the Town of Bennington.
Outside of work Ron enjoys traveling to places he has never been. He also likes working with wood in his workshop making furniture and toys.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Brett is a member of MSK’s survey team and is responsible for assisting with property reconnaissance, boundary and existing conditions surveys, lot line readjustments, and plan development. He is working toward surveyor licensure in the state of Vermont.
Since joining MSK in 2019, Brett has also contributed to MSK’s lead service line detection and removal program, and he has assisted with stormwater inspections. Brett’s skill at identifying and anticipating stormwater problems in and along roadways is a natural outgrowth of his previous experience working for the Vermont Department of Transportation, where he was involved in road maintenance, sign repair, paving, guardrails, heavy equipment, and logging. Brett’s additional prior professional experience includes more than a decade of excavation, septic system installation and repair, and property maintenance for commercial and residential clients.
Brett lives in Bennington, where he enjoys hiking and camping with his family in his free time.
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.
Kate is responsible for facilitating strategy development and supporting new business opportunities at MSK. She is interested in the potential for community investments to improve both the material conditions of life and the lived experiences of all community members. She joined MSK in 2020.
Kate draws on her background in environmental science, design, and publishing to tell MSK’s story to clients, colleagues, and the next generation of problem solvers, and she supports opportunities for others in the community to tell their stories as a board member of the Bennington Area Arts Council.
Kate earned a master’s degree in environmental science from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, a master of arts in landscape design from the Conway School, and a bachelor of arts in English and American studies from Cornell University. She lives with her family in Bennington.