Ipswich Conservation Agent
Town Hall, 25 Green Street
Ipswich, MA 01938
Work: (978) 356-6661
Fax: (978) 356-6616
Courses included: Environmental Law, Administrative Advocacy, Property, Real Estate Transactions, Negotiation, Business Associations, Contracts.
Courses included: Zoology, Ecology, Wildlife Conservation, Botany, Morphology, Physiology, Microbiology, Oceanography, Biology, Real Estate, Public Speaking, Expository Writing.
Currently serve as full-time conservation agent and administrator with responsibilities for administration, filing assessment, site inspections, application processing, permit preparation and issuance, issuance of decisions, operations, budget, staff supervision, meeting and rendering assistance to the public, violation identification, assessment and enforcement, liaison to other agencies and officials, recordkeeping, reports, legal and scientific research and interpretive opinion guidance and recommendations for Commission and draft decisions regarding all aspects of its regulatory work under the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act and Regulations and the Ipswich Wetlands Protection Bylaw and Regulations. Coordinated policy formulation, forms revisions, internet website startup, EMPACT federal grant project, regulatory revisions. Instituted new recordkeeping measures, GIS integration and procedural guidance forms to ensure smooth services to the public and consistency and continuity in administration and in enforcement.
Served as part-time conservation administrator and agent with responsibilities for administration, assessments, site inspections, application processing, permit preparation and issuance, operations, budget, staff supervision, meeting public, violation assessment and enforcement, liaison to other agencies and officials, recordkeeping, and reports, research and interpretive opinions for Commission. Coordinated resolution of various concerns and issues related to access over conservation land/riverfront area leading to a former town landfill being converted to a park. Instituted new recordkeeping measures and forms to ensure smooth services to the public and consistency and continuity in enforcement.
of Conservation Services--
Served as municipal conservation agent for administration,
investigation and enforcement of Massachusetts Wetlands and Rivers
Act and related regulations; advised municipal Conservation
Commission on regulatory
matters; prepared and issued Commission permits and documentation;
managed Commission/municipal properties; interfaced with public,
applicants, abutters, consultants,
city officials/boards and state and federal agencies, including
regional planning groups. Kept Commission records and prepared
reports for Commission, other city boards, mayor and municipal
council. Served on development impact review board and earth
removal board. Co-authored 1998 Taunton Open Space Plan and
completed various grant requests thereunder; authored reports to
local officials about water levels, domestic water resource
development and other matters. Wrote proposed municipal dock
ordinance; drafted proposed municipal wetlands ordinance; wrote
guidelines for community clean-ups; closed regulatory gaps in
municipal processing of various permit applications; and established
recordkeeping system to track wetlands complaints and resolutions.
Served as Chair of federal AHRI Taunton River Nomination
Committee (13-community effort); served as founding member and
advisor to Taunton River Action Focus Team (RAFT) (satellite group to
the Taunton River Watershed Alliance); served as member of
sustainable economic development committee; served as advisor to
Friends of Boyden Refuge (non-profit group supporting uses
of public bird sanctuary and educational programs); conducted
property tours and educational and community outreach for various
conservation programs with scouting and student groups. Prepared and
successfully completed the first application in
CONSERVATION EDUCATION SEMINARS:
Wetlands Identification (several courses and field work)
Annual MACC meeting--various seminars
Pancoast Professional Association (Private Law Practice)
Established and managed law firm. Practice areas included commercial, recreational and residential real estate; conservation easements; transactional documentation; local, state and federal administrative law; dispute resolution.
Sulloway, Hollis & Soden (Private Multi-lawyer Practice)
Senior Associate in firm's real estate department. Preparation of multimillion dollar commercial real estate purchase/sale and loan documents; conducted sales and mortgage closings for residential and commercial real estate; subdivision filings; various government registrations; restrictive covenants; conservation/agricultural/historic preservation easements; and conducted land title inspection, opinions, issue resolution.
Capitol Title Services, Inc. (President/Owner)
Established and managed real estate title/closing company. Conducted Uniform Commercial Code searches, municipal tax lien research, land title searches, prepared computerized status reports for clients, real estate documentation and closings.
New Hampshire Bar Association--admitted October 1985 (Current)
U.S. District Court for NH--admitted November 1985 (Current)
Maine State Bar--admitted September 1986 (Current)
CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION SEMINARS:
Plans, Surveys and Legal Descriptions
Negotiation and Settlement
PRIOR (NON-LEGAL) FULL-TIME EXPERIENCE:
Operations/Facilities Manager--Student Activities/Union, UNH
Managed use and upkeep of 90,000 square
foot student union building, including maintenance, HVACR contract
evaluation, major renovations and energy conservation.
supervised staff, coordinated events, scheduled use, prepared
operations budget, served as operations
liaison to purchasing, maintenance, public safety and other
departments. Implemented scheduling system and coordinated
substantial renovations to building including federal
Group Leader--Marine/Power Supply/Radar Div.--Raytheon Co., Inc.
Supervised employees, managed department operations in preparation, packing, labeling and shipment of various commercial and consumer products. Prioritized/assigned work, scheduled production and expedited shipments. Responsible for inventory/quality control.
Assistant Supervisor/Fixer--Waumbec Mills, Inc.
Assistant departmental supervisor with direct responsibility for supervising machine operations and support staff in production of textile materials, including scheduling, production quotas, deadlines, quality, and maintenance. Repaired and maintained machines to assure longevity and proper operations.