Larry Weaner has been creating native landscapes since 1977. Nationally known for combining ecological restoration and garden design, he received the Association of Professional Landscape Designers’ top design awards in 2008. His projects are frequently toured by organizations like The Garden Conservancy, Cultural Landscape Foundation, and the American Horticultural Society.
Mike Townshend is DNREC’s Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Manager with 18 years of experience in the field. He has spent 15 years as an applications developer and database administrator for the State, 11 of those years at DNREC. He specializes in web based interactive mapping applications using ESRI’s ArcGIS Server.
Kendall Sommers, Mike Krumrine
Kendall Sommers has been with Delaware State Parks for eleven years serving in several capacities as an environmental educator, wildlife biologist, and currently as an outdoor recreation planner. Kendall is responsible for research and development of the State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP). For the Division, she oversees land use planning and environmental review of privately proposed development projects submitted for analysis and response. Kendall works collaboratively in compiling State Park Plans that guide State Park development and management.
For the past seven years Mike Krumrine has worked as the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Coordinator for Delaware State Parks. In addition to providing GIS and GPS training and assistance to parks staff, Mike is responsible for the development and maintenance of the Division’s GIS data. Mike coordinates and conducts GIS analysis and modeling relating to parks and recreation planning, land preservation and other Parks initiatives. Mike also serves as the Delaware State Parks representative on the Delaware Bicycle Council and is an avid cyclist. He’s a native of State College Pennsylvania and a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Wildlife and Fisheries Science in 1996 and a Master’s degree in Fisheries Science in 2000.
Anton “Tony” Nelessen
Tony Nelessen is an award winning urban designer, visionary, professional planner, author and professor. He is president of A. Nelessen Asociates, an urban design, visioning and planning firm in Belle Mead, New Jersey that has served clients worldwide. He also serves as Program Director of Undergraduate Education in Planning and Public Policy, Public Policy and Public Health at Rutgers University.
Claudia Furnish Leister is Executive Director of the Milford Museum. Previously she was Collections Manager for the Delaware State Museums. For over 30 years, until her retirement in 2011, she was responsible for managing the files, inventory and display/storage of over 100,000 artifacts. Claudia has a B.A. from Michigan State University and an M.A. from the University of Delaware.
Bruce W. Jones
Mr. Jones, the Project Manager for this contract, is a professional engineer with over 25 years of experience in water resources engineering. He has direct experience with developing green technology BMPs and sustainable engineering plans, including Regenerative Stormwater design, to assist in stormwater discharge water quality compliance. His positions as a member of the Delaware Clean Water Advisory Council and DNREC Sediment and Stormwater Regulatory Advisory Committee allow him to be uniquely familiar with the regulatory and permitting environment in Delaware.
Dr. Jacobson is a professor of Forest Resources in the Dept. of Ecosystem Science and Management at Penn State. His does extension, research, and teaching activities in the areas of agroforestry, bioenergy, and forest economics, taxes and finance.
Matheu J. Carter
Matt Carter is a professional engineer with a 20+ year professional background in transportation, stormwater, water/wastewater, solid waste, hazardous waste, and fleet management. In addition to his prior work in construction and private consulting, Matt was Director of Public Works for Cecil County, Maryland. He joined Delaware’s T2 Center in August 2008 as the Municipal Circuit Rider.
Judy Stiles has worked with the Montgomery County Department of Recreation for the past 13 years. She currently serves as the Media Relations Specialist for the Montgomery county Department of Recreation. Judy has a Bachelor’s Degree in Therapeutic Recreation and a Masters of Science Degree in Public Relations from the University of Maryland. Judy has done extensive filed and academic research on the trends in communication in Recreation and Parks Departments hand has developed public relations and communication outreach plans based on the best practices of leading recreation and parks agencies.
David Halley is a Program Director at the YMCA with over 10 years of experience in the day camp industry. He has grown camps at the YMCA from 75 campers per week to 475 campers per week. He has also supervised a variety of other children’s programs including before/after school care, teen leaders, youth in government, and youth sports.