WK Dickson welcomes new experts to our growing watershed services group

March 10th, 2020

WK Dickson is pleased to announce the addition of new key team members to our Watershed Services Group – a growing group of experts dedicated to creating collaborative solutions to protect and preserve our environment and natural resources while also working to provide more outdoor and green space in our neighborhoods and communities.

Don Green, LEED AP, joins us as a senior water quality consultant, located in our Chattanooga, TN office. In this role, Don works closely with WK Dickson’s municipal sector clients to develop innovative approaches to meet regulatory requirements, improve water quality, and address flooding issues with integrated solutions. Having most recently served as a Water Quality Supervisor with the City of Chattanooga, Don has over 38 years of experience in the stormwater field and is a LEED-Accredited Professional. Don’s specialties include water quality, low impact development, green infrastructure, MS4 program development and permit compliance, environmental education and outreach, policy development, erosion and sediment control, and stormwater post-construction ordinances, inspections, and investigations.

Amy Hathaway, EI joins the Knoxville, TN team with eight years of experience in stormwater green infrastructure design, municipal program development, and public outreach. She brings to WK Dickson her extensive knowledge of MS4 program management from her prior experience as an engineer with the City of Raleigh’s Stormwater Program, where she developed programs, policies, and procedures to ensure regulatory requirements were achieved efficiently for municipal staff. Amy’s skills are complemented by her expertise as a community organizer, as evidenced by her recent volunteer efforts to create Forest Heights Pocket Park, one of the newest public parks in the City of Knoxville. Amy secured and administered multiple grants for this project and led Forest Heights to become a National Wildlife Federation Community Wildlife Habitat (the second neighborhood in Tennessee to achieve this recognition).

Daniel Whittington, PE, joins the WK Dickson watershed team as a project engineer and subject matter expert in WK Dickson’s Columbia, SC office. Daniel specializes in developing solutions to stormwater issues for municipalities throughout the southeast. He is an expert in hydraulic and hydrologic modeling as well as GPS and GIS data collection and presentation. He has certifications in GIS water quality analysis and is well-versed with both stormwater sampling procedures and various hydraulic and hydrologic modeling software packages. Daniel has guided a variety of stormwater projects through the FEMA/NFIP map change process (LOMR/CLOMR) and assisted communities with upgrading their CRS designations to reduce flood insurance premiums for their constituents. He has presented nationally on GIS methodologies to underpin highly-detailed flood modeling and mapping efforts. His GIS expertise has been heavily utilized for stormwater utility design; including ERU determination, rate structures, parcel analysis, and billing implementation. Daniel also has extensive experience in watershed master planning, CIP cost/benefit analysis, BMP selection, and NPDES stormwater permitting compliance. He received both his Bachelors’s and Masters’s degrees in civil engineering from Clemson University and later earned additional credentials as a Certified Floodplain Manager and Certified GIS Professional.

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