Team EARTHWORKS

Steven G. Strickland, P.E., LEED APPresident
Steve is the President of The EARTHWORKS Group, Inc. and has over 3 decades of diverse engineering experience covering civil infrastructure, environmental design and permitting, and building construction. He has worked with several state and federal agencies, as well as in private industry and the consulting arena in several areas of expertise, including environmental and civil engineering, infrastructure, and building design.

Steve has been involved in the planning, design, permitting, and construction of buildings, infrastructure, residential communities, and coastal recreational facilities throughout the Southeast. He is a licensed General Contractor and Construction Manager in South Carolina and has extensive knowledge with the design and construction of building structures. He is a native of the South Carolina coast, and has traveled extensively throughout the Southeast states exploring recreational opportunities (fishing, hunting, boating, hiking, diving, and surfing).

Mr. Strickland has specific environmental expertise with coastal nonpoint pollution, NPDES programs, wetlands and hazardous waste management and has been admitted as an expert witness by SC and Federal courts in the field of environmental engineering for cases involving riverine flooding, wetland impacts, stormwater permitting, septic tank design, and drainage system design. He has also worked with sustainable design projects, including green building, low impact design (LID) stormwater systems, and created wetland systems for stormwater management.

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Mark H. Donevant, CEPCSICivil Team Leader
Mark is a native of Myrtle Beach and a graduate of both Horry Georgetown Technical College and Coast Carolina University. His previous experience as a forester at Canal Forest Resources and an inspector with SCDHEC brings an environmental focus to the design of new projects. Mark has extensive experience in representing clients before the regulatory community, especially with South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC) and Horry County Engineering and Planning offices for land development projects. Mark has been a Construction Manager for The EARTHWORKS Group on large projects for over 15 years and has developed relationships with local contractors and regulators that keep the projects moving forward smoothly.

Mark was the first employee to join The EARTHWORKS Group and has grown with the company. His technical experience ranges from construction management services, civil infrastructure design to storm water assessment and hydrology. He has been involved in projects of all magnitudes from individual commercial sites to the large multi-phase communities. He provides design supervision for all phases of civil and environmental work including storm water systems, water and sewer systems, road construction, and permitting for municipal and private development projects.

Mark has significant expertise in the assessment of wetlands and drainage, including the modeling of large watersheds for the design of drainage improvements and establishment of flood elevations. His work on the Simpson Creek Watershed Study has been approved by FEMA and published on the Streamline Technologies website for establishment of base flood elevations in an unnumbered “A” zone. He has also created large watershed models for a major portion of the Town of Surfside Beach and the Gates and The Lakes subdivisions for the purposes of drainage improvements and flood reduction.

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Stephen Williams, MS, GISPSr. Environmental Mgr
Mr. Williams is a Senior Environmental Scientist with over 15 years of professional experience in the fields of Environmental Science, Regulatory Compliance, Computer Networking, and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). He is recognized by the federal court system as an expert witness in the fields of Environmental Science, Hydrology, Hydraulics, Computer Modeling, and Spatial Data analysis. Mr. Williams has a multitude of career highlights including his role as the Project manager for an over 35,000 acre, 200 million dollar landmark legal case involving flooding along the lower Santee River. For this project Mr. Williams developed a forensic geomorphologic methodology to map wetland recession using 27,000 GPS points, remotely sensed data, and LiDAR using a Maximum Likelihood Classified spectral analysis.

Mr. Williams was the project manager for the Murrells Inlet Watershed Management Plan Project and Steering Committee member, investigating and developing solutions for fecal coliform impairments. He coordinated a multi year iterative process between the stakeholders as part of a Section 319 grant to provide a detailed analysis of historical water quality and other environmental stressors to identify sources and develop solutions

Mr. Williams was the project manager in 2004 and again in 2016 for an environmental impact assessment of the Turkey Creek watershed in Gulfport MS, associated with a detrimental several hundred acre development plan. The resulting report became the cornerstone for the community’s successful legal defense. He has also conducted dozens of ASTM E1527 Phase I Site Assessments throughout South Carolina allowing numerous financial institutions and private development clients to claim innocent landowner protections.

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Samantha L. Hockins, RABuilding Team Leader
Ms. Hockins brings over eleven years of professional Architectural experience to The EARTHWORKS Group. At The EARTHWORKS Group Ms. Hockins has worked on various projects for both public and private clients. She has public experience working with the GSA, Airforce, and Navy on various upfits and renovations. She has also managed a wide variety of private projects including, restaurants, warehouses, office, ecclesiastical, and many residential buildings.

Her previous experience covers a variety of work in public, education, transportation, residential and healthcare design. She has worked on multiple projects for NJ turnpike authority, MTA , SCA of NY and SCC of NJ; developing designs and construction documents for various types of work. Ms. Hockins has experience with DCA submissions and public bid projects. She also has over seven years of private residential design and management experience.

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G. Alan WoodWetland Scientist
Mr. Wood has been with The EARTHWORKS Group since 2008 and plays several roles within the firm to lead and support various services.  His primary role as lead environmental/biological scientist focuses on environmental consulting services, including preliminary site assessments, jurisdictional wetland delineations, state and federal environmental permitting and wetland mitigation services.  He works directly with clients and regulatory personnel as project manager as well as providing environmental permitting support to larger land development projects within the company.  Additionally, Mr. Wood manages wetland mitigation banking projects and credit sales, including the Congaree Carton Wetland Mitigation Bank in Charleston County.

Mr. Wood has studied and worked in wetland and associated habitats throughout the Pee Dee and Coastal Plain regions of South Carolina for over ten years, and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the EARTHWORKS team.  He has developed strong professional relationships with clients and regulatory personnel that contribute to the success of our firm.

In his free time, Mr. Wood enjoys relaxing on the beach, fishing, traveling to historic places, exploring new culinary experiences, USC football and spending time with his wife and son.

Rick DuvallProject Manager
Rick is a Project Manager at The EARTHWORKS Group, Inc. and has over 30 years of experience with the design, permitting, and construction of residential and commercial buildings.  He has worked as a building contractor in South Carolina which brings a hands-on experience into his building design expertise.

Rick has been involved in the planning, design, permitting, and construction of residential and commercial buildings and recreational facilities throughout North and South Carolina.  He has extensive knowledge with the design and construction of wood framed building structures and project management experience that allows him to troubleshoot difficult design and construction projects.

Dillon H. Callaham, EITStructural Engineer
Dillon is a Structural Engineer Intern with the EARTHWORKS Group assisting with engineering services for the building department, including foundation and structural design, structural calculations, code review, and drafting.  Dillon comes to us with an education in Civil Engineering and project management experience in commercial construction for municipalities and medical facilities.
Bob McCordSr. Project Manager
Bob has been with EARTHWORKS for over 10 years as a Project Manager and Structural Designer. Bob McCord has more than four decades of experience as a project manager and designer in the industrial, mechanical and structural fields. He has over 20 years’ experience using AutoCAD and Hewlett Packard ME-10 Computer Aided Design (CAD) software. He is also skilled with Microsoft Project to develop project schedules and allocate project resources to ensure that projects are kept on schedule and on budget.

Bob has been involved in the design and construction of a diverse range of projects, including wood and pulp processing, railroads, aircraft and marine power, bridges, and structures.  Bob has traveled internationally managing large industrial projects, including wood, pulp and rail projects. Bob is also responsible for structural detailing of building projects to ensure that connection design is completed in accordance with building codes and standards.

Dale PriceCivil Designer
Dale is a Civil CAD Designer at The EARTHWORKS Group, Inc. and has over 15 years experience in AutoCAD related software (Softdesk 8, Land Development Desktop, & Civil 3D). He currently uses AutoCAD Civil 3D to design layouts for all Civil Engineering projects big and small here at EARTHWORKS.

Dale has been involved in Computer Aided Design since 1999 and has done drafting for several years working for small engineering firms to larger firms like Black & Veatch and Dewberry. He is a native of Virginia and enjoys spending time with his family and doing outdoor activities like hunting and fishing in his spare time.

Lina JimenezArchitectural Designer
Lina is an Architectural designer at The EARTHWORKS Group, Inc. She hasover 20 years of experience drafting in all phases of new and existing residential and commercial projects, with much of her commercial project experience being with restaurant style establishments. She has spent a large part of her career working in South America designing metric and imperial architecture. Lina has extensive AutoCAD experience with design and documentation of projects. She also has experience with coordination of consultants as well as working with interdisciplinary design teams and client representatives.
Krassi IvanovArchitectural Designer
Krassi is an Architectural designer at the EARTHWORKS Group, Inc. She is originally from Bulgaria, where she graduated from the University of Architecture and Civil Engineering. She has 25 years experience with structural and architectural detailing and development. Krassi moved from Cincinnati, OH where she worked with Burgess and Niple, Champlin and Haupt architects and has been involved in design of hospitals, schools, churches etc.
Dawn P. Tullock, CPAController
Dawn is the CFO/Controller of The EARTHWORKS Group Inc with over 20 years of experience of managing financial statements and budgets for corporations.  Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, Dawn moved to North Carolina upon graduating from the University of Missouri – St. Louis with a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration emphasizing in Accounting.  She graduated Magnum Cum Laude and was a member of the Beta Gamma Sigma Professional Fraternity. She is a Certified Public Account with licenses in both North and South Carolina.

Dawn has extensive experience in land development, tax law and accounting. Her experience includes working as a CPA for developer clients, the AVP/Controller for a Land Development company (with over 60 projects at different stages of development at the same time), and with EARTHWORKS.

Dawn has been with EARTHWORKS for almost 10 years, starting out as part- time and moving into her current full time role as CFO/Controller.  She manages all aspects of the finance and budgeting (A/P, A/R, forecasting) and also handles all aspects of human resources as well as managing our 401(k) Profit Sharing Plan.

Terri CarboneContract Manager
Terri is the Contract Manager at THE EARTHWORKS GROUP, INC. and has over 25 years of experience in finance, office management, and marketing. Her experience originates from chemical and software companies like, EMD Chemicals (MERCK) and Conexo, to law firms like, Neill Law Firm and Floyd Law Firm here in the Inlet.
Trudy SmithPermit Manager
Trudy has been with The EARTHWORKS Group for over 14 years. Her range of experience includes but is not limited to permitting civil work including Stormwater, water, wastewater, entrance drives and utility encroachments with various city, county and state agencies.  She is responsible for completing all applications and ensuring that required submittals are complete on the administrative level. She maintains records of all submittals and follows up with technical staff to insure timely submittals. She coordinates with local, state and federal agencies for all permitting issues. She has administrative oversight responsibility for  the preparation of Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPP) as directed by state/federal  agencies to comply with National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) as stated in  the 2012 Construction General Permit.

Prior to coming to EARTHWORKS, Trudy worked in the construction field handling administrative duties associated with road construction, commercial building, and residential building.  Her responsibilities included dealing directly with local, state and federal agencies on permitting and close-outs.

Sandy AndersonClient Services
Sandy Anderson is The Earthworks Group, Client Service provider.  She has over 30 years of experience in establishing, maintaining, and building client relationships.  She has over 15 years experience with an architectural firm and understands how important teamwork is when coordinating projects with clients and contractors.

Prior to coming to Earthworks, Sandy was employed with Farmers Telephone Coop in Sumter, SC, where she coordinated communications between upper management, district employees and members.