Brian graves

GIS Manager

We are thrilled to have a new GIS guru on board and are equally enthusiastic about adding another Brian to the team (this brings us up to five!)  Brian earned a B.S. in Wildlife & Fisheries Conservation from UMass, Amherst, and is currently working on a M.S. in User-Centered Design, from Brandeis University. Brian’s technical expertise in GIS, photography, graphics, mushroom inoculation, and permaculture is sure to be popular with staff and clients.

Brian grew up sailing in Buzzards Bay and likes to spend his free time on the water and relaxing with his family (three daughters) and his dog Shelley, a Cavalier King Charles, and their nine chickens! Welcome, Brian – we are delighted that you have joined the team!




veronica seward-aponte, e.i.t.

Environmental Engineer

Veronica Seward-Aponte has joined our environmental site assessment and remediation team as an Environmental Engineer. A recent Carnegie Mellon University graduate, Veronica earned a B.S. in Civil Engineering in 2019 and soon after, a M.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering, with a concentration in Climate Change Adaptation. Her experience mapping wildfires in California, building hydrological rain garden models in NYC, evaluating plastic bag environmental impacts, and creating carbon footprint trackers make her an ideal HW’er!  

Veronica is already busy working in the field collecting soil and groundwater samples and conducting site assessments of properties to determine if there are any hazardous materials concerns that could impact future development. When she is not working, Veronica can be found watching her favorite EPL football (soccer) team Manchester United or playing billiards. During her time at college, she taught a student course for the Pool Club and is also a tournament champion! Veronica is glad she convinced her 18-year-old cat, Goody to make the cross-country trip to the east coast as she is a warm and welcome reminder of home, and an excellent remote office companion.