Celine Colbert graduated from Penn State with a B.S. in Forest Ecosystem Management. For the past five years, she has worked as an urban service forester for the PA Bureau of Forestry. In this role, she provides technical assistance on tree matters to communities across six counties in the Southwest corner of the state and works to educate the public on the benefits of trees in the places we live and work.
Kathy Hamilton, RLA
Kathy Hamilton RLA has been with the Westmoreland Conservation District since 2005 as its Landscape Architect and Stormwater Technician. A registered Landscape Architect since 1986, she has a BSLA from Purdue University. Kathy assists the hydraulic engineer with plan reviews, provides technical assistance to communities and property owners related to managing stormwater runoff, and coordinates the design and construction of green infrastructure grant projects around the county
Jim Pillsbury, PE, MS
Jim Pillsbury has been the Westmoreland Conservation District’s Hydraulic Engineer since 1988. A registered Professional Engineer since 1997, Jim has a BSCE from Penn State and an MSCE from Villanova. At the Conservation District, Jim reviews stormwater management plans, NPDES permits, and Chapter 105 permits. He also provides technical assistance to designers, municipalities, and homeowners with stream, wetland, and runoff issues. Jim and his wife Sarah live in Southwest Greensburg and enjoy gardening and baking in their spare time.
Sean Fyock has been working in the engineering and surveying fields since he was a young teen, pretty much since his father founded Benchmark Engineering in 1980. Since graduating from Pitt Engineering in 1995, Sean has worked in various fields related to civil engineering and construction. He returned to Benchmark Engineering full time in 2013, earning his PE in late 2017. Sean has since become the President and principal engineer at Benchmark Engineering following his father’s semi-retirement. Benchmark specializes in civil design solutions for land development projects and field survey services, including aerial mapping by drone and 3D models for machine control for excavation equipment. Sean has been a registered commercial drone pilot since 2018 focusing on aerial data collection for existing conditions, plans, and stormwater retention facilities.
Justin DeCarlucci graduated from Kent State with a B.A. in Architecture and has been with Westmoreland Conservation District since early 2019. Prior to joining the District team, he gathered a large collection of hats through his experience as a non-profit and private sector consultant. As Conservation Programs Technologists, Justin helps maintain and coordinate the environmental monitoring program, lends a hand with various construction drawings and designs, and assists with conservation-minded technology solutions wherever needed!
Rob Cronauer graduated from Penn State University with a bachelor’s degree in Wildlife and Fisheries Science and an Associate degree in Wildlife Technology. He has worked with the Westmoreland Conservation District for 17 years. He specializes in implementing projects. Rob is involved with all aspects of projects, including grant writing, permitting, bidding, and inspecting. The bulk of his work includes environmental projects that facilitate the movement of water. This is particularly evident with the Conservation District’s Dirt, Gravel, and Low Volume Road Program.
Tysen Miller is a Registered Professional Engineer in four states. He is an engineering professional with more than 16 years of experience in civil engineering design and permitting. Mr. Miller specializes in civil engineering for commercial, institutional, and residential site design. Mr. Miller also has a focus in stormwater management design and sustainability, utilizing the latest BMPs and green infrastructure techniques to achieve water quantity and quality goals. Mr. Miller is a graduate of Drexel University with a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering as well as a Master’s in Business Administration. Mr. Miller also has a Landscape Design certificate from Westmoreland County Community College.
Chelsea Gross graduated from Saint Vincent College with a B.S. in Biology. She has been with the District for three years. In that time she has assisted with the Erosion and Sediment Control program before taking over the Erosion Control Specialist position in May 2019. Chelsea reviews E&S plans and conducts site inspections for the more rural municipalities in the county.
Christie Sebek has been an employee at the District for 17 years and her current title is Plans & Permits Coordinator. She is responsible for coordinating and processing all permits and provides support for the Chapter 102, Chapter 105, NPDES, and Stormwater Management technical assistance programs. Christie graduated from California University of PA with a Bachelors Degree in Accounting.
Dana Drake is a graduate of Penn State University and a Professional Engineer. She has worked with DEP for over 18 years in the various water programs. Dana started her career in DEP’s Central Office in the TMDL Program. She came to Pittsburgh as a permit engineer in the Clean Water Program’s Industrial Waste Section and later managed that section. She is the manager of the Waterways & Wetland Program. She is also on the ORSANCO Technical Sub-committee.