GET TO KNOW RECOVER

We are a company of dedicated Green Roof Professionals, landscape designers, horticultural specialists, and craftsmen who provide guidance and unparalleled experience to each new project. Our growing team is always 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 97 green roofs and walls throughout the Northeast.

 

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."

 

TONY SANCHEZ

VP DESIGN & PROJECT MANAGEMENT
Tony received his M.Arch from Wentworth Institute of Technology in 2009, where he specialized
in sustainability and regenerative design. Upon graduation, he applied these principles while working on a variety of passive homes in Boston, including the winner of the 2011 Green Conservation/Renovation Mayor's Award. 

ANNIE LYNGDOH

MCH, HORTICULTURIST
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 returning to her roots in agriculture as farm manager of the Community Farm of Simsbury in Connecticut.

RICHIE HARVEY

GRP, DESIGN + PROJECT MANAGER
Richie found himself drawn to green roof design-build after growing up in Maine, where he spent time landscaping, woodworking, and gardening from a young age and developed a deep appreciation for the outdoors. Since joining the Recover team in 2013, Richie has continually pursued classes in sustainability, landscape design, roofing, and irrigation.

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.

ROBIN KING

DESIGN & PROJECT MANAGER
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.

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PATRICK LEARY

SUPERINTENDENT
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. 

TY MORSE

SUSTAINABILITY MANAGER +
FIELD TECHNICIAN

Ty received his B.S. in Environmental Design from UMass Amherst and developed a well-versed perspective on sustainable development through his supplemental studies in Building and Construction Technology. Before joining the Recover team in 2014, Ty gained nearly a decade of hands-on experience in irrigation installation, landscaping, and commercial and residential construction. 

SERENA GALLESHAW

MEDIA & MARKETING SPECIALIST + FIELD CREW
Serena comes to Recover with extensive experience as an educator and advocate for sustainable community development. She delights in shaping the physical world to reflect a more holistic relationship with place, and is continuing her education at the intersection of ecological design and community development at Yestermorrow Design/Build School. 

JACOB FERREIRA

DESIGN ASSISTANT
Jacob brings years of green roof and garden implementation experience, as well as creative technical design expertise, to the team at Recover. He is currently a candidate for Master of Landscape Architecture at Boston Architectural College. 

BRIAN SHEA

BUILD SPECIALIST
Brian brings a lifetime of experience to Recover and an enthusiasm for problem solving that is hard to match. His commitment to building exceptional green roofs and terraces is as influential to field crew daily work as his skill in keeping the crew laughing.  

TIBBY GORDON

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
Tibby brings organizational expertise learned in flower farming and floral design work to the Recover office on a part-time basis. Most often, she can be found working floral and event design with our neighbors, Foret Design Studio, at our co-working space in Fringe Union. 

SEAN O'REILLY

FIELD CREW
Growing up in Vermont on his family's farm taught Sean the value of manual labor and getting his hands dirty. He moved to Boston for school and found Recover on a search for meaningful part-time work that is making the city be a greener place to live. He is currently a student at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts.

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NATE RICCITELLI

WENTWORTH CO-OP BUILD CREW
Nate has worked in residential construction, water park maintenance, and ran his own painting company. Nate was drawn to Recover because of his love for the outdoors as well as his desire to build a more sustainable world. Upon completion of his 2016-17 co-op he will earn his B.S. in Business Management with a focus in Project Management from Wentworth Institute of Technology. 

 

PETER ELLIS

DESIGN-BUILD SPECIALIST
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. 

JAMES MCSWEENEY

MAINTENANCE 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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