Meet the Team
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.
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."
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
LEED GREEN ASSOCIATE, DESIGNER
& INTERN PROJECT MANAGER
Jing received her master’s degree in Landscape Architecture from Washington University in 2014 and her B.A. in Architectural History and B.S. in Economics from Peking University in 2010. Prior to Recover, she worked for several leading architectural and landscape design firms including Dunn+Kiley, Woods Bagot, and JWDA. Jing focuses on designing thoughtful, liveable, and sustainable spaces that help to enhance clients' well-being.
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.
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.
SUSTAINABILITY MANAGER +
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.
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.
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.
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' 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.
Nate has worked in residential construction, water park maintenance, and managed his own painting company. He was drawn to green roofs because of his love for the outdoors, as well as a desire to build a more sustainable world. Nate recently earned his B.S. in Business Management with a focus in Project Management from Wentworth Institute of Technology after completing a 2016-17 co-op at Recover.
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.
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.
If you think you have what it takes to join our team, check out our careers page for information on open positions.