Donna is the president of NTM Engineering. She offers over 21 years of civil engineering experience, specializing in hydrology and hydraulics (H&H). Her background includes designing hydraulic structures, performing H&H analysis and modeling, performing bridge scour analysis, environmental agency coordination, and policy development. Donna has provided quality assurance (QA) and quality control (QC) checks of HEC-RAS analyses for projects in Maine, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. She has also instructed collegiate level courses and professional development seminars on water resources related topics. She works extensively with PennDOT as a water resources consultant and instructional course developer and instructor. Donna also served as a panel member for the National Cooperative Highway Research Program Scour at Wide Piers and Long Skewed Piers project. She has managed H&H studies and scour investigations and secured waterway permits for numerous transportation, including an H&H study in Clinton County that represented the first use of 2D modeling with the Surface Water Modeling System (SMS) software on a PennDOT project.
Donna earned her BS in Civil Engineering and MS in Environmental Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University. She is a professional engineer with licenses in Pennsylvania and New York, is a Certified Floodplain Manager, and a Certified PennDOT Instructor.
Rachel is the Principal-in-Charge of NTM’s H&H and permitting group and a civil engineer who specializes in water resources engineering. She offers over 15 years of engineering experience, specializing in various disciplines, including performing hydrologic and hydraulic (H&H) studies, developing and presenting engineering technical training courses, and conducting collegiate research. As a designer and engineer, she has developed H&H reports for various PennDOT, NYSDOT, and MEDOT bridge and culvert replacement projects. Rachel conducted PennDOT’s first 2D hydraulic model analysis using the Surface Water Modeling System (SMS) software, and she is proficient with HEC-RAS, HY-8, PEAKFQ, EFH-2, and WMS. She also presented on when 2D modeling is appropriate at the PennDOT H&H Coordinators’ and Managers’ Meetings and for the American Society of Highway Engineers and the Floodplain Management Association.
Rachel earned her BS and MS degrees in Civil Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University. She holds professional engineering licenses in Pennsylvania and Delaware and is a PennDOT Certified Instructor. Rachel served as a research assistant at Penn State, where she studied stream restoration techniques and developed monitoring criteria for restoration sites.
Jeff is the Principal-in-Charge of NTM’s stormwater and highway group. He has over 15 years of engineering experience. His background features transportation and land development projects, with an emphasis on stormwater management, hydrologic and hydraulic (H&H) studies, and erosion and sediment (E&S) control. Jeff’s water resources experience includes a combination of research, instruction, and engineering. He has completed H&H studies for Pennsylvania and New York transportation projects and provides PennDOT training on water resources topics within the context of design manual procedures. He is also the author of PennDOT’s first comprehensive Stormwater Management Policy and assisted in developing PennDOT’s Drainage Manual. At NTM, Jeff designs stormwater and drainage systems, conducts and reviews H&H studies, prepares and reviews erosion and sediment control plans, prepares NPDES and waterway permits, and advises PennDOT’s Bureau of Project Delivery on related issues.
Jeff is a member of the Transportation Research Board Hydrology, Hydraulics, and Water Quality Committee and is the lead developer/instructor for the School of Professional Engineering Exam Review Course on water resources/environmental.
Jeff earned his BS and MS degrees in Civil Engineering from Drexel University. He holds professional engineering licenses in Pennsylvania, Maryland, and New York. He is also a Certified PennDOT Instructor and a Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control.
John is the Principal-in-Charge of NTM’s structure group. He has over 21 years of combined consulting engineering design, bridge inspection, and military design/build experience with 15 years on transportation and bridge replacement projects. His diverse background includes both civil and structural engineering designs for highway and bridge improvement projects. John also served as a structural research assistant and instructor at Penn State while completing his Master’s degree. As a consulting engineer, John has served as project manager, highway design engineer, bridge design engineer, load rater, and bridge inspection team leader for a multitude of transportation projects. He has had numerous overseas engineering and construction management experiences with the U.S. Air Force and the Pennsylvania Air National Guard. As part of his final military overseas assignment, John was the Engineering Flight Commander in Camp Taji, Iraq, where he was responsible for squadron project designs and a base-wide construction QA program, which included K-span, masonry, and concrete building designs in addition to roadway and pavement designs for over $5 million in construction projects.
John earned his BS and MEng degrees in Civil Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University, where he specialized in structural engineering and bridge design. John also has over 23 year of experience with the U.S. Army and Air Force through his services in Pennsylvania National Guard. As an Engineering Officer, he designed and managed construction projects in Alaska, Italy, Israel, Iraq, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates. He received the Bronze Star in 2003 for his service in Operation Enduring Freedom. Lt. Col. Newell retired from the Pennsylvania Air National Guard in April 2012.
Mark is a senior project manager for NTM. He offers over 20 years of engineering experience and more than 20 years of construction experience. He began his engineering career as a Department of Transportation (DOT) inspector in Delaware and Maryland and was an Assistant Township Engineer for Elkton, Maryland. Mark has worked on origin destination studies, highway sound analysis, traffic impact studies, highway drainage, environmental impact studies, and the design of two minor collector roadways. His recent engineering experience focuses on water resources, and his relevant areas of expertise include municipal engineering, watershed analysis, stream modeling, water quality monitoring, hydrologic and hydraulic analysis, flood management, bridge scour analysis, green stormwater design, site development, construction management, and integrated project delivery. Mark developed a fish-friendly high density polyethylene (HDPE) culvert for use under roadways in sensitive environments.
Scott is a senior project manager and our State College, PA, office manager. He has over 37 years of experience, specializing in urban drainage design, stormwater management, erosion and sedimentation control, and hydrologic and hydraulic analysis of river and watershed systems. Scott’s background includes sustainable site design; utility design; waterway and environmental permitting, including NPDES stormwater and waterway encroachment permits; and municipal land development plan reviews for code compliance. Scott has developed and instructed numerous short courses and seminars on water resources topics, including several courses in PennDOT’s Drainage Design series. As an instructor in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, he taught courses in fluid mechanics, hydrology, and sustainable subdivision design. Scott’s unique expertise and achievements were acknowledged by the American Academy of Water Resource Engineers in 2013 through award of the credential of Diplomate, Water Resource Engineer (D.WRE).
At NTM, Paul is responsible for hydrologic and hydraulic (H&H) studies, geographic information systems (GIS), and stormwater management plans. In his over 34 years of experience, he has served as project manager, chief engineer, and GIS specialist in developing 30 Act 167 Phase II Stormwater Management Plans in Pennsylvania. Additionally, Paul was an adjunct lecturer for The Pennsylvania State University’s Engineering and Surveying Department at the Wilkes-Barre campus, and he has taught various short courses on GIS, H&H, stormwater management, best management practices, and low impact development (LID). Paul is a member of many state and municipal organizations, through which he helps establish stormwater policies and procedures. He also served as chair of the ASCE Task Committee on GIS modules and distributed watershed models, with results published by ASCE, and he held the position of past chair on the ASCE Surface Water Hydrology Committee.
Jade is a professional engineer and project manager with over 20 years of experience on numerous highway and bridge projects. He provides specialized expertise in hydrologic and hydraulic (H&H) design and waterway permitting of bridges and culverts, along with erosion and sediment pollution control design and highway geometric design. Jade is also skilled in developing non-structural construction plans, cost estimates, specifications, and schedules. His design background includes roadway drainage design, stormwater management design, traffic capacity analysis, traffic control design, traffic signal design, and signing/pavement marking design. Jade also has experience preparing right-of-way plans and performing bridge safety inspections. He is proficient utilizing a variety of engineering software including HEC-RAS, HY-8, WMS, Microstation, and InRoads.
Lino offers extensive project management and water resources engineering experience, having performed services across Pennsylvania for over 18 years. His professional career features PennDOT and Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission transportation projects, and he specializes in hydrologic and hydraulic (H&H) analysis and permitting related to highway and bridge designs. Lino is proficient utilizing various water resources engineering software, such as HEC-RAS, HY-8, SRH-2D/SMS, WMS, HEC-HMS, AutoCAD, and MicroStation. He is an instructor for PennDOT’s H&H and permitting training courses and was part of the course development team for the H&H Professional Development Series. Lino has also completed project management training through PSMJ Resources.
As a project manager and senior engineer, Chad specializes in bridge design, bridge inspection, and project management. He as over 19 years of experience and has been responsible for designing bridges from single-span structures to multiple-span steel curved girder structures, and is proficient in PennDOT design software and the STAAD structural analysis program. Chad has performed fracture critical bridge inspections, field inspections, inspection report writing, and load ratings of numerous PennDOT single- to multi-span structures. He has overseen bridge projects with project management responsibilities, including serving as the client liaison and supervising internal staff. Chad also has been responsible for project scheduling, budgeting, and managing subconsultants. While completing his Master’s degree at The Pennsylvania State University, Chad served as an instructor for both a surveying lab and a soil mechanics lab.