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Daniel Feeney, PE, LEED AP, Vice President

Dan supports several of the firm’s long-term clients and oversees numerous complex projects. His expertise includes stormwater management design consistent with local and state requirements in Massachusetts, site layout and grading, construction cost estimating, utility research and design, earthwork analyses, water supply and fire protection studies, site work specification preparation, and construction administration. Dan also provides expert witness testimony and supporting services on eminent domain cases for the Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General. He is an adept leader, providing his project teams with guidance and knowledge throughout the design and land use entitlement processes for the firm’s industrial, commercial, and residential development projects.

 

As Director of Operations, Dan coordinates the overall scheduling and workload of the company. He is also active in several industry organizations, particularly the 495 Metro West Partnership where he is serves as the Private Sector Co-Vice Chair.

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George “Gerry” Preble, President

Gerry has over 40 years of civil and environmental engineering experience and serves as a consultant for major corporations as the client’s representative for strategic development, environmental investigations, and water resources planning. He has extensive experience providing consulting services to Planning Boards, Conservation Commissions, and Zoning Boards of Appeals
who rely on his evaluation of proposed development projects.

 

Gerry is actively involved with professional organizations, particularly with regard to environmental issues and water resources. For many years Gerry was the Private Sector Chair of the 495/Metrowest Corridor Partnership and Co-Chair of its Water Resources Committee. He currently serves as a Director of ACEC Massachusetts and the Boston Chapter of Lambda Alpha International (LAI).

 

Gerry has served as the President since 2013 succeeding a founding partner who had served as the President since the company’s inception in 1984. Gerry started at the company as a construction site inspector in 1987 and subsequently progressed to achieve professional licensure as a Professional Engineer and Licensed Site Professional, along with which came management responsibilities. 

 

As President, Gerry’s intention is to continue the tradition of a progressive company at which people can advance professional careers and provide exemplary services for our new and long-term clients. His commitment to the quality and longevity of the firm is evidenced by his mentoring and engagement with staff to provide meaningful career development opportunities along with work-life balance considerations. Gerry is strongly committed to supporting a culture of openness and inclusivity, and continually seeks to advance the firm by participating in various industry and societal organizations.

 

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Eric Las, PE, LEED AP, Vice President

With over 20 years of civil engineering experience, Eric leads extensive design and permitting efforts on a wide range of industrial, commercial, residential, conservation, and restoration projects.  He is particularly experienced with projects involving energy facilities and renewable energy, coastal resiliency, and restoration of wetlands and waterways. Eric routinely provides management, strategic planning, critical decision-making, quality assurance, and continual oversight to multiple project teams. He is highly successful and adept with various local, state, and federal permitting efforts.

 

Eric has also provided expert testimony in multiple public hearings, Energy Facilities Siting Board evidentiary hearings, MassDEP adjudicatory hearings, civil cases, and eminent domain cases on behalf of the MA Office of the Attorney General. 

 

As a Vice President, Eric provides leadership and guidance with corporate and project-related responsibilities that include design group oversight, project direction and management, corporate health and safety, and various recruiting and business development initiatives.  

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David LaPointe, RLA, LEED AP, CPSI, Principal

Dave leads the Landscape Architecture staff at Beals + Thomas and serves as a Project Manager for an array of projects, including parks, office buildings, institutional campuses, industrial facilities, recreational areas, and residential developments. He provides leadership to B+T technical staff, ensuring that site designs comply with applicable regulatory provisions. Dave is also B+T’s in-house expert on accessibility requirements, providing guidance to staff and keeping apprised of changes to ADA and MAAB regulations.

 

Dave has developed team-building, leadership, and problem-solving skills through his participation in the MetroWest Leadership Academy, which explores regional issues such as government, economy, education, public safety, diversity, arts, environment, housing and transportation. He is a past member of the Norfolk Planning Board and the Norfolk Design Review Board.

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Kenneth Conte, PLS, Principal

Ken is the discipline leader of the survey department at Beals + Thomas and manages some of the firm’s largest survey projects. He has over 35 years of experience performing and overseeing boundary, topographic, bathymetric, and construction surveys for the public and private sector clients. Ken provides professional land surveying services for site development and subdivision plans, roadway improvement plans, utility infrastructure plans, boundary and retracement surveys, title insurance surveys, and as-built surveys.

Ken is currently Vice-President of the Massachusetts Association of Land Surveyors and Civil Engineers, and he continues to serve as Chairman of the North Providence Municipal Land Trust since 2006. He also served on the Land-Use 2025 Implementation Task Force for Smart-Growth Rhode Island and the Rhode Island Land Trust Council Board of Directors.

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Stacy Minihane, PWS, Principal

Stacy has extensive experience with local, state, and federal land use and environmental permitting processes, wetland science and environmental research, and she is adept at the preparation and oversight of complex reports and permitting documentation. She actively reviews and comments on proposed regulatory changes, and routinely coordinates with local, state, and federal agencies, including involvement in technical advisory committees. She is a skilled facilitator, managing and participating in the collaborative processes for a variety of projects. Her thorough understanding of the subject matter and dynamics of working with government agencies, project proponents, and stakeholders allows her to help participants manage complex technical information while maintaining productive communication throughout the process. Stacy also provides project peer review services for various Conservation Commissions in Massachusetts, is a former member of her community’s Conservation Commission, and is engaged with her community’s Open Space and Recreation Plan.

 

As the leader of B+T’s Planning and Environmental Services Discipline, Stacy is responsible for maintaining the discipline’s technical knowledge base and mentoring staff to help them establish fulfilling careers. Stacy also initiated a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee at the firm, and is actively engaged in various industry groups, including serving on the Boards of Directors of the Association of Massachusetts Wetland Scientists and the Environmental Business Council of New England.

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Regan Andreola, RLA, LEED AP, SITES AP, Associate

As a Senior Landscape Architect, Regan’s project experience spans a wide breadth of clients and industries, including residential, commercial, municipal parks and playgrounds, and conventional and alternative power development.

 

Regan’s expertise is in land planning and feasibility studies, site grading and layout, sustainable site design, viewshed analysis and mitigation, and horticulture. Her strong understanding of landscape construction methods, planting design, hardscape materials and site amenities, design development, and graphic communication transfers into successful design solutions for Beals + Thomas clients. Having formerly served as a member of her hometown Conservation Commission, Regan is familiar with local permitting processes and the complexities they often present.

 

In addition to her technical work, Regan also mentors our junior staff, and applies her graphics proficiency to developing various marketing collateral.

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Kirk Aubuchont, PLS, Associate

Kirk has been with Beals + Thomas for over three decades, developing a breadth of land surveying experience while continually providing our clients with exemplary attention to detail. He is responsible for all aspects of land surveying, including ALTA/NSPS land title surveys, boundary surveys, construction as-built, construction layout, GPS control, and topographic surveys. In addition to survey support for significant private land development projects, Kirk has also overseen surveys of miles of electric utility rights-of-way, and addressed bi-annual volume and annual landfill settlement monitoring.

 

Kirk provides office and field management instruction to ensure the completion of high-quality land surveys with a focus on methods to maintain project budgets and timelines.

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Mark Benson, PLS, Associate

Mark has been an integral part of the Beals + Thomas land survey team for over 30 years, providing direction and guidance to field and office staff, and internal coordination and oversight of project survey requirements. He is responsible for project management and production of survey plans including ALTA/NSPS land title surveys, boundary, topographic, bathymetric, and as-built plans. Mark routinely supervises survey crews performing surveys for boundary determination, topography, and construction layout, and provides expertise in complex urban title insurance surveys and existing conditions base plans.

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Sarah Stearns, PWS, Associate

Sarah has extensive experience with project management and environmental permitting for an array of land use and master planning projects including golf courses, commercial, residential, municipal, and transportation projects. She has prepared and presented numerous complex permit applications and received approvals from numerous federal, state, and local regulatory bodies. She also provides peer review services for various Massachusetts communities.

Sarah’s unique perspectives and knowledge as a golf course and cranberry bog owner serve our clients in these industries well, allowing her to manage and guide construction, planning, and improvement projects; renewable energy projects; and cranberry bog restoration projects with the US Department of Agriculture, MA Division of Ecological Restoration and municipalities. She is actively engaged in various industry groups, including the Golf Course Superintendents Associations of New England and Cape Cod, the Cape Cod Cranberry Growers Association, and the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf Courses.

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Paula Thompson, PE, LEED AP, SITES AP, Associate

As an Associate and Professional Engineer, Paula is charged with providing permitting guidance and design strategies to our clients for a wide variety of projects and oversees several of the firm’s urban mixed-use redevelopment projects, providing support from design and permitting through construction administration.  Paula has extensive experience in Massachusetts state and local permitting including MEPA, Notice of Intent, Special Permits, Site Plan Approval, Comprehensive Permits (MGL Chapter 40B), and Subdivision approvals.  Her engineering expertise includes feasibility studies, site master-planning, site layout and grading, comprehensive stormwater management design, and peer review services to municipal Boards and Commissions.

 

Paula also uses her depth of expertise to provide technical input on a variety of projects to support B+T Project Managers, and to complete Quality Assurance/Quality Control reviews of B+T projects.

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