HW principals

*Board Member

Richard A. Claytor, Jr. P.E., LEED AP
Principal, President*

EXPERTISE: 30+ years of experience in Water Resource Management, Stormwater Management, Hydrologic/Hydraulic Modeling, Watershed Protection, Restoration Implementation, Low Impact Design Research and Development, Construction Administration and Management

EDUCATION: B.S. in Civil Engineering with a concentration in Hydrology,  Hydraulics, Water Resources, and Geotechnical Engineering from Union College

CAREER HIGHLIGHT:Working at HW these last twenty-two years with such talented, creative, and conscientious colleagues is very humbling”

Email Rich –  Phone: 508-833-6600 x107


Jane Estey, P.E., Esq.
Principal, Corporate Counsel*

EXPERTISE: 20+ years experience in Civil and Structural Engineering Design, Construction Administration, Experienced Attorney — Land Use and Construction

EDUCATION: B.S. in Civil Engineering with a concentration in Structural and Geotechnical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, a Juris Doctor from Northeastern University School of Law, and extensive graduate course work in Structural and Ocean Engineering, Northeastern University, and the University of Connecticut.

CAREER HIGHLIGHT: “Helping to chart the growth and direction of the company, and mentoring a talented group of employees”

Email Jane –  Phone: 508-833-6600 x104


Nathan Kelly, AICP, NCI
Principal, Planner*

EXPERTISE:  20+ years experience in Master Planning, Zoning, Community Engagement, Specialized Plans (e.g, neighborhoods, housing, etc.). Nate is one of the  authors of several state-level guidance documents including the Massachusetts Smart Growth/Smart Energy Toolkit and  others

EDUCATION: M.A. in Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning from Tufts University, and a B.A. Philosophy and English from Boston College

CAREER HIGHLIGHT: “Leading a sweeping, multi-year regulatory reform effort for the Town of Groton, CT. This project facilitated millions of dollars in real estate investment that uses high quality environmental design.”

Email Nate –  Phone: 401-272-1717 x305

F.P. Tom Lee, P.E.
Principal, Principal Engineer

EXPERTISE:  35+ years experience in Water and Wastewater System Design and related Oversight Management including

Permitting and Budgeting, Construction Oversight and Administration

EDUCATION:  M.S. in Environmental Engineering from Purdue University and a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst

CAREER HIGHLIGHT:  “Designed and provided construction observation for a 2-million gallon water tank, a water booster pump station, phase 2 wastewater treatment plant expansion, and oversight management for 24 irrigation wells at the Pinehills Community”

Email Tom  Phone: 508-833-6600 x150


Mark Nelson, PG
Principal, Senior Hydrogeologist

EXPERTISE: 35+ years experience in Water Resources, Wastewater Planning, and Site Assessment and Remediation projects, Varied Regulatory and Permitting Requirements

EDUCATION:  M.S. in Environmental Engineering from Oregon University and a B.S. in Geology from Brown University

Email Mark  –  Phone: 508-833-6600 x128

Thomas  Noble
Principal, Sr. Project Manager*

EXPERTISE: 30 years of experience focused on the Safe Drinking Water Act, Clean Water Act, America’s Water Infrastructure Act, Bioterrorism Act, and federal, state, and local Environmental Regulations Compliance as well as Emergency Preparedness Training

EDUCATION: M.S. in Hydrology from the University of New Hampshire and a B.S. in Geology from The College of William and Mary

CAREER HIGHLIGHT:Helping thousands of water and wastewater utilities become better prepared to respond to both natural and man-made disasters and keeping these community lifeline services operational despite adverse conditions”         

Email Tom –  Phone: 508-833-6600 x115

Janet Bernardo, P.E., LEED AP
Associate Principal, Senior Engineer*

EXPERTISE: 30+ years experience in Civil Engineering and Site Design, Stormwater, Hydrology, Hydraulic Design, Green Infrastructure, Water Quality Analysis

EDUCATION: B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Lowell

CAREER HIGHLIGHT: Helping city and town officials across the state develop stormwater management practices to make life better and healthier in their communities

Email Janet –  Phone: 857-263-8193 x202


Anne Kitchell, LEED AP
Associate Principal, Senior Watershed Planner*

EXPERTISE: 20+ years experience in Watershed Planning, Coastal Zone Management, Green Stormwater Infrastructure, Municipal Program Evaluations, Site Design, Technical Guidance and Trainings, and Meeting Facilitation

EDUCATION: M.S. in Marine Policy from the University of Delaware and a B.S. in Marine Science and a B.S. in Biology from the University of South Carolina

CAREER HIGHLIGHT: “Erosion and Sediment Control Certification Training for contractors and inspectors in the Pacific Islands”

Email Anne –  Phone: 508-833-6600 x101

Brian Kuchar, P.E., RLA, LEED AP
Associate Principal, Principal Landscape Architect

EXPERTISE:  20 years experience in Civil Engineering, Landscape Design,  Ecological Restoration, Climate Resiliency, Green Stormwater Infrastructure, Hydrologic/Hydraulic Analysis, Community Engagement, Training and Teaching

EDUCATION:  B.A. in Landscape Architecture from the University of Rhode Island and a B.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute

CAREER HIGHLIGHT: “The development of the HW landscape design group and the integration of landscape architects into our overall design approach.”    

Email Brian  –  Phone: 508-833-6600 x155


Neal Price
Associate Principal, Senior Hydrogeologist*

EXPERTISE:  25+ years of experience in Hydrology, Hydrogeology, Water Resources Restoration, Culvert Replacement, Water Supply, Dam Removal, and Wastewater Management

EDUCATION:  M.S. in Geology from the University of Massachusetts and a B.A. in Archeology from Oberlin College

CAREER HIGHLIGHT:  “Completed projects restoring water quality, naturalized hydraulics, and habitat connectivity to hundreds of cumulative acres of salt marsh and fresh water wetlands”

Email Neal Phone:  508-833-6600 x117