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 20 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 Senior Environmental Planner and Scientist for the LID Center. Emily has more than 18 years of experience in environmental planning, green infrastructure planning, natural resources management, and stormwater management. She has provided leadership on green street master plans and concept designs; LID design manuals; LID and stormwater pollution prevention trainings; plan development and review; and research related to green infrastructure and resiliency. Emily holds an M.S. in Environmental Science, a Master in Public Affairs, a B.A. in Business Administration, and a B.A in Philosophy. She is a certified planner through the American Planning Association.
Suzy Cho, PLALandscape Architect / Environmental Planner
Suzy Cho is a Landscape Architect and an Environmental Planner 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.
David Miller, PEEnvironmental Engineer
David Miller is an Environmental Engineer with 8 years of expertise in land development and stormwater management. He has a B.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park. David has experience with large and small-scale urban development, NPDES Permits, stormwater design, site assessment and stormwater retrofit activities across Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia.
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.
Renee LaGueLandscape Designer / Environmental Planner
Renee LaGue is a Landscape Designer and Environmental Planner at the LID Center. She has a Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA) from the University of Maryland, College Park, a M.A. in Ecological Design from the Conway School, and a B.A. in Environmental Studies and Creative Writing from Oberlin College. Renee has experience with green roofs, sustainable design, community outreach, writing, and graphic design. Her landscape design project experience ranges from regional Open Space and Recreation plans to custom residential construction details. Her thesis research was on ‘urban wild’ spaces within cities. She has seven seasons of field experience and has worked in the Mid-Atlantic, New England, and California.
Blair DaniesLandscape Designer / Environmental Planner
Blair Danies is a Landscape Designer and Environmental Planner at the LID Center. She has a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (BLA) and a minor in Sustainability Studies from the University of Maryland, College Park. Blair served as the 2017-2018 President of the University of Maryland Student American Society of Landscape Architects (SASLA) where she advocated for the implementation of green practices and promoted the profession of Landscape Architecture. Her background in design and sustainable practices gives her a unique perspective on how to address the current state of the environment while maintaining its beauty and functionality.