Neil Weinstein, PE, RLA, AICP, ASLA, ASCE, ENV SPExecutive Director
Neil Weinstein, PE, RLA, AICP, ASLA, ASCE, ENV SP is the Executive Director and one of the founders of the LID Center. Neil is a registered engineer and landscape architect and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners and the ASCE Urban Water Resources Research Council. He has an M.S. in Environmental Engineering from Johns Hopkins University and a M.L.A. from the University of Georgia. For the last 18 years Neil has primarily been focused on the planning, research, and design of innovative stormwater management practices, including LID. Prior to that, he worked as a development engineer and planner on municipal, institutional, and private sector projects.
Mow Soung Cheng, PhD, PESenior Program Manager
Mow-Soung Cheng, Ph.D., P.E. is a Senior Program Manager at the LID Center. Dr. Cheng is a retired engineer from the Prince George’s County’s Department of the Environment where he was involved in promoting, enhancing and advancing technologies for the County’s stormwater management programs; managed the Department’s Public Private Partnership (P3) Program; developed GIS-based tools for conducting County-wide ecosystem evaluation; and developed technical/analytical tools and design charts for LID. He is a registered professional engineer and is a graduate of Cheng-Kung University with a B.S. in Hydraulic Engineering, University of Pittsburgh with a M.S in Civil Engineering and University of Iowa with a Ph.D in Water Resources System Engineering.
Megan BlakesleeDirector of Operations and Programs
Megan Blakeslee is the Director of Operations and Programs at the LID Center, working closely with the Executive Director in contributing to future growth of the organization and ensuring efficient operation of the office. In addition to overseeing company policies and preparing corporate documents, Megan is responsible for the tracking of grants, working with staff to ensure timely completion of project tasks within budget. She also participates in the grant proposal process and quality control for deliverables. Megan has a B.A. in Communication and a B.S. in Marketing from the University of Maryland.
Emily Clifton, AICPSenior Environmental Planner / Scientist
Emily Clifton, AICP is an Environmental Planner and Scientist with over 15 years of experience. She has an M.S. in Environmental Science and a Master’s in Public Affairs from Indiana University. She also has a B.A. in Business Administration and a B.A in Philosophy from Austin College. Emily leads the LID Center’s effort on Green Infrastructure. She has provided leadership on design manuals, training, outreach efforts, research, and plan development and review. She has worked in the Washington, D.C. area to protect the Chesapeake Bay watershed since 2002.
Nyree Dawne Weyand, PE, LEED GASenior Environmental Engineer
Nyree Dawne Weyand, PE is a Senior Environmental Engineer and LEED Green Associate at the LID Center. She has over 20 years of professional experience giving her extensive knowledge of principles and practices of civil engineering. She excels at land development design and management practices, with over 18 years of project experience with Prince George’s County, Maryland. Ms. Weyand has worked on both private and public developments, with experience in federal, state, county, and municipal permitting.
Kelly Fleming, RLA, ASLASenior Landscape Architect
Kelly Fleming, RLA is a Senior Landscape Architect at the LID Center. She has a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (BLA) from the University of Maryland and both a Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA) and a Master of Design Studies (MDesS) from Harvard. She has over 10 years of professional experience, as well as 2 years of teaching experience at UMD’s Landscape Architecture Program as Adjunct Faculty where she also collaborated with the Neighborhood Design Center working with municipalities in Prince Georges County. Kelly is responsible for the sustainability design effort at the LID Center.
David Miller, PEEnvironmental Engineer
David Miller is an Environmental Engineer with over 5 years of expertise in flood plain study and land development. He has a B.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park. David has experience with the FEMA NFIP, large and small scale urban development in Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia, and the implementation of best management practices in a rural setting.
Suzy ChoEnvironmental Planner / Landscape Architect
Suzy Cho is an Environmental Planner and a Landscape Architect at the LID Center. She has a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (BLA) from the University of Maryland, College Park. Over the years, she has been working collaboratively across disciplines and on a variety of project types in the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area. Suzy brings her knowledge in environmentally sensitive design, community revitalization, and stormwater retrofit projects.
Emma PrindleEnvironmental Planner
Emma Prindle is an Environmental Planner at the LID Center. She has a B.S. in Environmental Science and Policy and a Master’s in Community Planning, both from the University of Maryland, College Park. Emma has experience contributing to countywide environmental and agricultural planning efforts and technical assistance programs. She has completed numerous projects promoting sustainable development throughout the Washington, D.C. Region.