525 North Main Street 
Waynesville, NC 28786

J.M. TEAGUE ENGINEERING & PLANNING TEAM

Mark Teague,
Professional Engineer (PE), (CPM)

Mark serves as the principal engineer and owner. Mark’s primary role is project oversight, visioning, and forensic engineering including expert testimony as well as direct engineering services and facilitation of multi-agency collaboration.  

Jim Kellenberger, PE,
Transportation Safety Engineer

Jim serves as the lead instruction and manager of the JMTE Academy.  Prior to joining JMTE Jim was a long time NCDOT engineer and owner of Kellenberger Engineering.  In mid-2015, JMTE acquired Kellenberger Engineering.

Anna Sexton
Transportation Planner

Anna Sexton, the newest member of the team at J.M. Teague Engineering and Planning, is a Transportation Planner who specializes in public policy and finance. She recently received her Master of Public Policy degree from the Georgia State University Andrew Young School of Policy Studies in Atlanta, GA. Anna brings extensive experience working with government agencies at all levels.

Kenny Armstrong,
Transportation Planner

Kenny Armstrong, Transportation Planner, joined the JMTE Team in 2016, shortly after completing Western Carolina University’s public affairs graduate program, which included coursework and project application in community and economic development, land use and transportation planning, quantitative statistics and data analysis, policy analysis, public training and facilitation, and ethics. 

Joshua Freeman,
Planning Director

Joshua Freeman joined JMTE in April 2017 as Planning Director. A member of the American Association of Certified Planners, Josh is responsible for working with community stakeholders and elected officials to develop and implement plans and policies pertaining to land use and growth. He also works with the NCDOT and other regional organizations to develop and submit regional transportation funding.

Jason Fulton, EI,
Traffic Engineer

Jason Fulton, JMTE’s newest traffic engineer, brings with him a wealth of experience in multiple engineering specialties around western North Carolina.  

Since graduating from NC State University in 2005 with a degree in Biological Engineering, Jason has worked as an Environmental Specialist, and as a Civil Engineering Technician for Bradshaw Engineering. 

Patience Stepp,
Engineering Technician

Patience Stepp, Engineering Technician – As Engineering Technician, Patience provides data collection for in-house projects as well as for the NCDOT Transportation Mobility & Safety Division. She is a North Carolina Department of Transportation qualified Work Zone flagger, Work Zone Installer, and has completed the ITRE at NC State University Pedestrian Crossing Assessments workshop. She comes from a long line of civil engineers & land surveyors, and worked for her father’s engineering firm. Patience joined JMTE as Assistant Office Manager in 2014.

Candace Hladick, Planning Technician; LID, CAD/GIS and Permitting Specialist

Candace Hladick, Planning Technician; LID, CAD/GIS and Permitting Specialist 

A part of JMTE Team since May 2012, Candance provides a number of research, development, mapping and design services that are essential for our operation.

As Planning Technician, Candace provides multiple support services to both the planning and engineering departments, including the collection of statistical data, the preparation of reports and geo-located drawings and maps.

Tim Hyatt,
Engineering Technician

Tim Hyatt joined JMTE in August 2017 as an Engineering Technician.

In this capacity, Tim spends part of his time supporting the growing JMTE Academy by managing course scheduling, preparing instructional manuals, grading course exams and corresponding with clients, assisting with developing Academy courses, working with State and Local agencies and promoting and marketing the Academy, working with State and Local agencies.

Denise Teague,
Finance Manager

Denise Teague has been named JMTE Finance Manager, after serving as Public Relations Specialist and Technical Writer since the company opened in 2010.

In her new role, Denise will manage staff payroll, accounts payable and receivable, company taxes and IRS-related matters, and other financial matters. She will also work closely with the company accountant and company attorney on all necessary financial and contractual matters.

Corinne Lembo,
Executive Assistant

Corinne Lembo joined JMTE in December 2016 as Executive Assistant to Principal Engineer Mark Teague.

Corinne’s primary responsibilities are to provide general support and manage the flow of information to Mark. This includes managing client files, handling sensitive and confidential information, record retention, client communication, assisting in multiple aspects of our forensic engineering work.

David Teague,
Marketing Coordinator

David (no relation to Mark or Denise Teague) joined JMTE in September 2017.


His responsibilities as Marketing Coordinator include helping JMTE tell its story by developing Marketing Plans, developing and assembling our monthly newsletter, coordinating content for and updating our website, and finding outlets to increase awareness of JMTE’s services and activities.

Verda Davis,
Assistant Office Manager

Verda Davis joined JMTE as Assistant Office Manager in October 2016.

In this capacity, Verda provides support services for JMTE projects by organizing and assembling marketing materials, manuals and other materials, opening and closing projects, conducting research, reporting and providing general office support.

Pamela Waldron,
Admin Team

Pamela Waldron joins JMTE as a valued member of the Administrative Team. 

Born and raised in Mississippi, she attended the University of Southern Mississippi and received a BA in Psychology with a minor in Marketing. Pamela’s early career years were spent in mass communication endeavors. 

Jon Sears,
Operations Manager

Since joining J.M. Teague as a Data Counter in October 2015, Jon’s role on our team has continued to expand. He was named Office Manager in June 2016 and most recently became Operations Manager.

His areas of responsibility include supervising support staff; developing and managing job descriptions and employment packages; …