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Recover Green Roofs, LLC is a design/build/maintain firm specializing in vegetated roofs, rooftop farms, and living walls. As a one-stop shop, we work with clients from start to finish by providing trusted service and guidance in each phase of a project from design to completion. Meet our team of green roof experts:
Mark 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, two strengths of green roofs. Since starting Recover with Brendan, Mark has helped design and build over 70 green roofs including two award-winning rooftop farms: The Ledge Kitchen & Drinks and the Whole Foods Market in Lynnfield, MA. With a background in landscaping, operational logistics, supply-chain management, and customer service, Mark is an accredited Green Roof Professional (GRP), a licensed General Contractor, and Recover's Director of Operations.
Brendan’s career is grounded in over ten years of experience working for the New England representative of Clivus Multrum, specializing in innovative, onsite wastewater engineering. A LEED accredited professional, Brendan has extensive experience with project management and design/build implementation. Brendan's transition into the green roof industry allows him to combine his passion for plants with his construction experience.
Tony received his Masters of Architecture from Wentworth Institute of Technology in 2009 where he focused 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. Before moving to New York City to work as a project manager for Walker Ridge construction company, Tony was Recover's first employee helping on the design/build of the Ledge Kitchen & Drinks' rooftop farm. After three years apart, Tony has moved back to Boston to work full time for Recover and apply his knowledge of design and construction management.
Richie was first introduced to the green roof industry through his studies at Wentworth Institute of Technology, where he earned his Bachelor of Architecture before becoming an accredited Green Roof Professional (GRP). Richie found himself naturally drawn to the design and build of vegetated systems on man-made structures as a result of his upbringing in Maine, where he spent time landscaping, woodworking, and gardening from a young age and developed a deep appreciation for nature and the outdoors. Since joining the Recover team in 2013, Richie has continually pursued classes in sustainability, landscape design, roofing, and irrigation and serves as an invaluable resource to those with whom he works. Richie collaborates daily with architects, contractors, and property owners to envision and implement proper green roof applications for all new projects regardless of scope of work, design objective and complexity, and unique environmental factors.
Annie is an Ethnobotanist who studied at the University of Kent and Kew Royal Botanic Gardens in the UK. Her previous work in the botanical field includes performing 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. Annie holds a Certificate in Horticulture and is excited to continue connecting people with plants. Her interests are based in sustainability, biocultural diversity, and local foods. She is a contributor for the Herbal Academy, Forager Foundation, and The Miracle of Feeding Cities.
Conor graduated Cum Laude from Colorado State University with a Bachelor of Science in Soil & Crop Sciences, with a particular focus in specialty crops used in the fermentation industry. He channeled his unique, extensive knowledge while working at Grouse Malting and Roasting Company in Colorado, where he spearheaded projects in both production efficiency and quality control, and again when taking on the management of 500-acres and planning for a cold-hardy grape vineyard at Inyanga Ranch. Conor increased customer waste disposal accuracy and education through customized strategic signage at Whole Foods Market in Ft. Collins before making the move to the East Coast. Now, as Assistant Operations and Sustainability Manager, Conor is responsible for maximizing operational efficiency, while maintaining and tracking Recover's environmental integrity, with the goal of making Recover a Zero-Waste firm within the next 5 years.
Ty received his Bachelor of Science in Environmental Design from UMass Amherst and developed a versed perspective on sustainable development through his supplemental studies in Building and Construction Technology. Before joining the Recover team in 2014, Ty cultivated 9 years of hands-on experience in irrigation installation, landscaping, and both commercial and residential construction and plumbing through a series of internships and extensive trade experience. Now, as an Assistant Project Manager at Recover, Ty contributes primarily in the field, bringing life to Recover’s diverse range of green roofs, living walls, and hydroponic systems both on the initial install and future maintenance.
Brynn comes to Recover with an unlikely background in the realms of real estate, arts & entertainment, public relations, and personal caregiving. She studied art history and printmaking at Colby College and has ingrained an impenetrable love for the natural world having spent the better part of her youth inhabiting the cabins of a now-defunct 1970’s children’s camp in Fairlee, VT. As a regular resource at Recover’s Somerville office, Brynn continually strives to develop Recover’s in-house systems while supporting her surrounding team members so that together, they can help realize the dream of recovering our increasingly concrete environment with vital plant and animal life.
Pete has worked in the construction trades for over a decade. His diverse skill sets include: carpentry, furniture design/build, landscaping, urban agriculture, farming, and project management. While not a full-time employee of Recover, Pete is a committed member of the Recover family and a strong advocate for green roofs and urban agriculture.
Stewart came to Recover with a background in arboriculture and landscaping and a keen interest in issues of sustainability. A graduate of Tufts University with dual degrees in Economics and Environmental Studies, Stewart became a Massachusetts Certified Arborist (MCA) in the spring of 2013 and has proven an inimitable asset when working on Recover's growing range of unique installation and maintenance accounts.
Silvia is currently a student at Wentworth Institute of Technology. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Architecture in 2013 at Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy, and moved to the USA to pursue her American dream and to get her Master Degree. She started working at Recover as a summer co-op where she had the opportunity to cultivate her passion for sustainable architecture and green roofs design. She currently works both in the office executing proposals and estimates and in the field performing construction and maintenance work.