GET TO KNOW RECOVER

We are a company of dedicated landscape designers, horticulturists, Green Roof Professionals, and craftsmen who bring guidance and unparalleled experience to each new project. Our growing team is friendly, knowledgeable, and OSHA certified. We all take pride in constructing green roof projects that stand the test of time.

 

Meet the Team

 

MARK WINTERER

GRP, OWNER, DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
Mark is an accredited Green Roof Professional and licensed general contractor with a diverse background in landscaping, operational logistics, supply-chain management, and customer service. He received an MBA from the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University, where he became involved with Net Impact, an international organization committed to responsible business leadership. His experience with Net Impact inspired him to develop a business that would contribute to a more sustainable economy while accommodating our growing population.

Since starting Recover with Brendan in 2009, Mark has helped design, build, or maintain over 100 green roofs and walls throughout the Northeast.

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BRENDAN SHEA

GRP, OWNER, DIRECTOR OF FIELD OPERATIONS
Brendan is a certified Green Roof Professional with over 15 years of project management and design-build implementation experience in the construction industry. 

His expertise is grounded in a decade of experience with the New England representative of Clivus Multrum, specializing in innovative, onsite wastewater engineering. His transition into the green roof industry allows him to combine his passion for plants with his experience in construction management and new technology implementation. At Recover, Brendan assists the design and estimating team to generate innovative and cost effective solutions to meet client needs, and guides crews to ensure quality craftsmanship in the field.

 

 

"We are dedicated to creating purposeful green roofs every step of the way– through quality design, construction, and maintenance."

 

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ROBIN BARRY-KING

DIRECTOR OF PRE-CONSTRUCTION
AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Robin is a classically trained cabinet maker and furniture builder with extensive construction experience. His thoughtful approach to detail and craftsmanship helps Recover achieve the highest quality in their own installations. Graduating cum laude from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design with a BFA in Industrial Design, Robin uses the design process to inform all of his work at Recover.

BRYNN BERNHEIMER

VP OPERATIONS & FINANCE  
Brynn comes to Recover with a diverse background in real estate, arts & entertainment, public relations, and personal caregiving. A go-to resource in the Somerville office, Brynn develops Recover’s in-house systems while supporting her surrounding team members in renewing the urban environment with vital plant life.

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MATT BARNER

SITE SUPERINTENDENT
After graduating from The Landing School of Boat Building and Design in Maine, Matt worked as a boatbuilder and woodworker creating exterior and interior finishing, woodwork, and custom fiberglass boats for 15 years. At Recover, Matt oversees hardscaping, decking, and custom woodworking with an eye for detail and an easy-going spirit. 

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EMILY MCKEEN

DIRECTOR OF HORTICULTURE
& MAINTENANCE

Emily comes to Recover with a dual degree in Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems and EcoGastronomy from the University of New Hampshire. With hands-on work experience at various landscape design companies, she is well-versed in coordinating horticulture projects from concept to completion. Emily’s passion for the outdoors and working with plants makes her a perfect fit for Recover where she oversees green roof maintenance and supports the creation of planting & irrigation layouts for new sites.

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DAVE REITANO

SITE SUPERINTENDENT
Dave joins Recover with 40 years of experience in the construction industry as a self-employed carpenter-contractor. As our site superintendent, Dave manages day-to-day tasks on our project sites, including: scheduling and coordinating the Recover build crew, organizing subcontractors, ordering materials, and managing deliveries. Dave’s kindness and experience makes him an invaluable addition to the Recover team.

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SARAH ATKINSON

MARKETING MANAGER & HORTICULTURE TECHNICIAN
A graduate of the University of California Berkeley with a B.S. in Environmental Science, Sarah comes to Recover with a desire to build environmentally sustainable and socially equitable communities. Before joining Recover, Sarah worked as a program coordinator at a food education non-profit in San Francisco, coordinating cooking and nutrition classes and managing marketing efforts. Sarah has worked on numerous farms around the world, and enjoys sharing her love for plants and the outdoors with others.  

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CARLY YONG

ADMISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
Carly joined Recover with experience in the development and redevelopment of institutional and hospitality-related projects in the built environment. This professional experience honed her ability to manage projects through different phases of design and construction. Carly received her B.A in Chinese Language and Business Administration from the University of Hawaii at Mānoa, and is currently working toward her MA in Management at Harvard University.

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PETER ELLIS

DESIGNER/ESTIMATOR
Pete has worked in the construction trades for over a decade on a diversity of projects including commercial and residential carpentry, furniture design-build, landscaping, urban agriculture, farming, project management and public art projects. He has an eye for detail and an aptitude for sustainable problem-solving that has enriched the team at Recover for the past 5 years. 

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LAURA FEDDERSEN

DESIGNER
Laura began designing urban environments in NYC, working with several architecture and landscape firms including  Rader & Crews and Alspector Anderson Architects.  Her background in farming and building also informs her design sensibilities: she has worked as horticulture director at Green City Growers in Somerville, built urban farms in upstate NY, and studied carpentry at Yestermorrow Design/Build School in VT.  Laura is currently working towards her MLA at Boston Architectural College.

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NATE RICCITELLI

BUILDER
Nate's experience working in residential construction, water park maintenance, and managing his own painting company combined with his love for the outdoors and desire to build a more sustainable world brought him to Recover. After completing a 2016-17 co-op at Recover, Nate earned his B.S. in Business Management with a focus in Project Management from Wentworth Institute of Technology and joined the Recover team.

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THEA PRICE-ECKLES

BUILDER
Thea studied architecture, interior design, furniture design, and woodworking at a variety of institutions including the Pratt Institute, North Bennet Street School, and MassArt. Before joining Recover, Thea built her own woodworking business, producing primarily lathe-turned homewares and commissioned furniture in her wood shop. Never hesitant to try new things, Thea brings a quiet determination to all she does. 

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JAMES MCSWEENEY

HORTICULTURE TECHNICIAN
James' roots are in sustainable agriculture development, with a B.A. in Agroecology from Prescott College and experience developing farms and ecological landscapes in Arizona and Hawaii. His work on green roofs stems from a passion to create a more liveable and resilient built environment. James is also a composting consultant, 
providing planning services to composters throughout the Northeast.

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SAM FREEDMAN

BUILDER
Sam is a designer, farmer, and soon-to-be forest ecologist with passions for climate change resilience, wildlife habitat restoration, and agroforestry. He received his BA in Cultural Anthropology and Portuguese at Northeastern University, and went on to pursue an MS in Ecological Design at The Conway School in Western Massachusetts. Sam joined Recover to inject a little wilderness back into urban landscapes.

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ANDREW NOWACK

BUILDER
Drew’s experience in carpentry and landscaping on Cape Cod, combined with his love for being outdoors and his desire to bring green spaces back into the concrete jungle of city life lead him to work at Recover.  While not working or visiting his family on the Outer Cape, Drew is pursuing a degree in Urban Planning & Design with Arizona State University. 

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KENNEDY VILLA

BUILDER
Kennedy comes to Recover with considerable woodworking experience and a keen interest in the ecological and public health benefits of green infrastructure. After graduating from Greater Lawrence Technical with a concentration in carpentry, Kennedy worked on a number of build projects in the Greater Boston area before finding Recover.

BRIAN SHEA

BUILDER
Brian brings a lifetime of experience to Recover and an enthusiasm for problem solving that is hard to match. Brian's commitment to building exceptional green roofs and terraces alongside his knack for keeping the crew laughing brings candor and quality to daily work in the field. 


ANNIE LYNGDOH

MCH, HORTICULTURE CONSULTANT
Annie is a Massachusetts Certified Horticulturalist and ethnobotanist who studied at the University of Kent and Kew Royal Botanic Gardens in the U.K. Her previous work in the botanical field includes botany research with the Yakama Reservation in Washington, horticultural production at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, and more.

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PATRICK LEARY

METAL & WOOD FABRICATOR
Pat is a skilled craftsman who brings a decade of construction and leadership experience to the Recover team. His diverse background ensures any problem can be solved– be it masonry, fine carpentry, landscape construction, or heavy machine operation. Curiosity and commitment to quality inform his work. When he's not on a job site, he can be found in the surf or on the snow. 

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ANTHONY SANCHEZ

AIA, DESIGN

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SERENA GALLESHAW

MARKETING CONSULTANT

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