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JohnCooke
John Cooke - Engineering & Survey Technology Coordinator
John Cooke joined Wetland Studies and Solutions, Inc. in the fall of 2009 after working as an independent consultant and AutoCAD® instructor for over twenty years. John presently operates the CivilTraining, LLC division of Wetland Studies and Solutions, Inc. (WSSI), a Davey Tree Company, and supports Engineering, GIS and Surveying technology efforts within the office and to clients nationwide. He has been continuously affiliated with Autodesk® Civil / Survey applications since 1989, functioning initially in development and then in consulting and training roles. He has an extensive background in the development, implementation and training of Autodesk AEC Civil Engineering, Surveying, GIS and BIM solutions and has provided training to thousands of individuals nationwide, assisted numerous clients in implementing Civil software, CAD standards and practices, and provided project consulting to many clients in unusual or challenging project applications. Within WSSI, he participates in development efforts for Engineering and Survey automation, including the creation of custom software for stream restoration based on AutoCAD® Civil 3D®.
   
Lori Miller

Margaret McMenamin, P.E.
Margaret McMenamin is a Professional Engineer with over eight years of experience in the environmental consulting and water resources engineering industry. Since joining Wetland Studies and Solutions, Inc. (WSSI), a Davey Tree Company, early in 2013, she has been involved in stormwater management, hydrologic and hydraulic modeling, floodplain mapping, and stream stabilization and restoration projects. Margaret also assists with CAD standards and practices for WSSI’s engineering group, as well as internal development and mentoring. For the last year, she has been teaching the AutoCAD Essentials, AutoCAD Beyond the Basics, and Introduction to Civil 3D courses through Civil Training LLC.

   
James Quirin
James Quirin
James Quirin joined Wetland Studies and Solutions, Inc. in the spring of 2019 after working as a reality capture manager and consultant for a surveying firm. Mr. Quirin presently manages survey projects for Wetland Studies and Solutions, Inc., a Davey Tree Company, and provides training within the office and for other clients nationwide. Mr. Quirin has been providing IT and survey support for Autodesk, Trimble, and Leica survey products since 2011. Mr. Quirin has an extensive background in the development, implementation, and training of reality capture solutions. He has logged hundreds of hours on Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) systems and managed over 250 reality capture projects in multiple states across the East Coast. Mr. Quirin has assisted numerous clients with the integration of reality capture technologies into their current workflows. His experience covers high definition laser scanning, drone photogrammetry, bathymetric surveying, StarNet, Leica Cyclone, Pix4D, Hypack, and CloudCompare. Mr. Quirin's training experience ranges from surveying and engineering firms to fire and police departments for public safety.
   
Chris Maeder

Chris E. Maeder, M.S., P.E., CFM
Chris Maeder is a renowned expert in water resource engineering, with over 25 years of application experience in hydrology and hydraulics modeling projects, including urban stormwater drainage, transportation and roadway drainage, storm sewer design, detention pond design, stormwater quality, green infrastructure, watershed management planning, sanitary sewers, and combined sewers. Chris has provided water resource training courses to numerous organizations, including the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Canadian Water Resource Association (CWRA), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Districts, NRCS, State DOTs, State DNRs, engineering firms, and universities worldwide.

   
Paul Szarowicz
Paul Szarowicz, Jr., LS
Paul Szarowicz is a Licensed Surveyor in Virginia with over 15 years of experience in the environmental consulting industry. He is the Senior Survey CAD/Reality Capture Coordinator for Wetland Studies and Solutions, Inc. (WSSI), a Davey Tree Company, in Helena, Montana. Paul has over 12 years’ experience working in AutoCAD®, Land Desktop Companion®, Map® and Civil 3D®. He oversees the CAD drawing standards and practices in the Survey department, point cloud processing and management, and overall department coordination for CAD personnel, Reality Capture tools and processing programs. Paul also assists the Director of Engineer and Survey Technologies with company CAD standards and practices throughout 5 offices in the Virginia and Maryland region. He is responsible for wetland location, archaeology location, topographic, bathymetric, impact, stream and wetland construction stakeout, as-builts and monitoring drawings, and easement and house location plats. With his Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) remote pilot certification, he is currently taking lead in managing WSSI’s UAS program along with creating the safety and training program for new staff. With the expansion of reality capture services within WSSI, Paul is working with the Reality Capture Developer to develop standards and procedures to maximize field and office production.
   
Jeffrey Krentar
Jeff Krentar is a CAD-BIM training specialist with more than 10 years´ experience in an Autodesk Authorized Training Center (ATC) and specializes in Autodesk products, including AutoCAD and Revit. He has taught CAD and BIM technology and Autodesk products in small and large groups, as well as custom project-lead training. In production, Jeff worked for the National Archives and Records Administration in New Jersey, creating a storage facility for government documents for such agencies as, Immigration, Internal Revenue Service, Department of Energy, Social Security, and Housing and Urban Development. Jeff has an undergraduate B.S Aviation Technology degree and has also received a Certified Instructor’s Certificate in AutoCAD and Revit from Autodesk. Jeff has successfully taught hundreds of students in the last five years at Robotech CAD Solutions' ATC and has assisted many clients in up-keeping their CAD and BIM operations by providing quality tech support.
   
Yeoanny Venetsanos

Kevin R. Zelinsky, GISP, CMS
Kevin R. Zelinsky is the CADD/GIS Department Manager and Associate with Remington & Vernick Engineers in Haddonfield, New Jersey. He oversees the entire CAD and GIS mapping operation for the firm’s eleven regional offices located throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. Kevin received his GISP certification from URISA in 2004, earned his Certified Mapping Scientist, GIS/LIS certification from ASPRS in 2006, and received his Professional Certificate in Geomatics from Rutgers University in 2008. He has over thirty years of experience in the civil engineering and cartographic industry, and his municipal maps have been honored with a variety of awards for excellence. Kevin is an accredited teacher of GIS fundamentals to municipal employees in the State of New Jersey and is also a member of the GIS Certification Institute (GISCI) Outreach Committee, which encourages GIS students and professionals to attain the level of education and experience needed for GISP certification.

   
Lori Miller

Lori E. Miller, M.S.
Lori E. Miller, owner and president of Developing Professionals, provides training, consulting, and coaching services to organizations on leadership and professional development. She has conducted hundreds of seminars and workshops both locally and nationally for corporations, non-profit groups and professional associations. Areas of expertise include soft skills training for professional development, management and leadership development programs, process improvement and model creation, and employee engagement and goal attainment. Lori has over 20 years of management experience in Human Resources and Communications working in Fortune 500 companies, media, and higher education. Her company, Developing Professionals, was awarded Women's Business Enterprise (WBE) certification in New York State in 2006.

   

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