JMTE Team Members

J.M. TEAGUE ENGINEERING & PLANNING TEAM

Mark Teague

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

Denise Teague

Denise Teague,
Finance Manager

David Hyder, PE
David Hyder, Engineering Director PE, CPM, BSCE, MCE
Kenny Armstrong

Kenny Armstrong,
Senior Transportation Planner

Candace Hladick

Candace Hladick,Transportation Planner, GIS Specialist

Mike Prindiville

Mike Prindiville,
Engineering Technician

Linsey Gigilotta

Linsey Gigilotta Marketing & Training Coordinator

Corinne Lembo

Corinne Lembo,
Executive Assistant

Verda Davis

Verda Davis,
Assistant Office Manager

Pamela Waldron

Pamela Waldron,
Admin Team

Dave Gildersleeve

Dave Gildersleeve
Business Developer

Jon Sears

Jon Sears,
Operations Manager

Mark Teague

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

Kenny Armstrong, Senior 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. He has since worked on a variety of comprehensive land use and transportation plans, with an interest in multimodal infrastructure planning. In addition, Kenny brings ten years of professional graphic design and illustration experience to the firm, which translates well to his role at J.M. Teague as a planning project technician, where the need for visual communication is fundamental for effective print design, public dialogue, and concept renderings.

Certifications/Affiliations

AICP: American Institute of Certified Planners

CZO: Certified Zoning Official

Qualified NCDOT Flagger

Denise Teague

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.

Previously, Denise has worked in customer relations, marketing, social media development and other tasks with several area professional firms and western North Carolina nonprofit agencies. She also served as a grant writer and project manager. In addition, she is the former owner and operator of Fun Things Etc., a Waynesville, NC-based toy store.

Denise graduated from N.C. State University with a BA in History with a concentration in Education.

denise.teague@jmteagueengineering.com

Certifications/Affiliations

Duke Nonprofit Management Certificate Program
YMCA of the USA Senior Program Director Certification
Mountain BizWorks Foundations for Business Development
NCDOT Qualified Flagger
Girl Scouts Peaks to Piedmont Council, Service Unit 114 Chair
Long’s Chapel United Methodist Church

David Hyder, PE

David W. Hyder, Engineering Director

David is a North Carolina native with over 40 years of experience as a transportation engineer.  His experience includes NCDOT, Local Government, and consulting.  He has lived and worked in two States and in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He has stayed in transportation because he has been able to work on most big issues (the environment, climate change, safety, equity, economic development, resilience, health, and security) facing us today. He is particularly interested in helping small towns meet their residents’ demands for better, healthier lifestyles that let them choose how to live.

Affiliations/Certifications

PE, CPM, BSCE, MCE

NCDOT Qualified Flagger

Kenny Armstrong

Kenny Armstrong, Senior Transportation Planner

Kenny Armstrong, Senior 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. He has since worked on a variety of comprehensive land use and transportation plans, with an interest in multimodal infrastructure planning. In addition, Kenny brings ten years of professional graphic design and illustration experience to the firm, which translates well to his role at J.M. Teague as a planning project technician, where the need for visual communication is fundamental for effective print design, public dialogue, and concept renderings.

Certifications/Affiliations

AICP: American Institute of Certified Planners

CZO: Certified Zoning Official

Qualified NCDOT Flagger

Candace Hladick

Candace Hladick, Transportation Planner, GIS Specialist

Candace Hladick, Transportation Planner, GIS Specialist –  A part of the JMTE Team since May 2012, Candace provides numerous research, development, mapping, and design services that are essential for our operation.

As Transportation Planner, Candace provides multiple support services to both the planning and engineering departments, including collecting statistical data, preparing reports, and geo-located drawings and maps.

In addition, Candace conducts field evaluations and assessments, researches, and compiles information from multiple sources to assist in the evaluation of local issues, such as rezonings, ordinance amendments, site plans, special use permits, and more. She also assists with permitting with state and local governing bodies and acts as a liaison between local stakeholders, including community groups, government agencies, developers, and elected officials.

Candace is an experienced Low Impact Development (LID) Professional and CAD/GIS Technician, Candace has prepared GIS maps and CAD designs for multiple projects. She also serves in a key support role for forensic engineering research, sign design, traffic control planning, wheel path analysis, and the creation of JMTE’s innovative Sidewalk Condition Survey.

She holds an AAS degree and GIS Specialist certificate in Low Impact Development from Haywood Community College in Clyde, NC.

Candace is an NCDOT Qualified Work Zone Supervisor and has served on the Planning Board for Haywood County, NC, and the Board of Directors of the Western NC Chapter of Women in Transportation (WTS) International.

candace.hladick@jmteagueengineering.com

Certifications / Affiliations

North Carolina Low Impact Development Professional
Women in Transportation (WTS) International
Carolina URISA

NCDOT Qualified Work Zone Supervisor #00201
NCDOT Qualified Flagger #201-024
NCDOT Qualified Work Zone Installer #00014

Mike Prindiville

Mike Prindiville, Engineering Technician

Mike joined JMTE in August of 2021.  He started his career in the United States Army and has worked in the Information Technology field for over 20 years.

His area of responsibility is the Engineering Technician for J.M. Teague.  He is also the Project Coordinator for NCDOT traffic counts.  He is responsible for gathering, processing, and report submission to NCDOT.

Mike moved to WNC from Texas in 1999 and has established his roots.   He is a paranormal researcher/ghost hunter and an avid deer hunter

Linsey Gigilotta

Linsey M. Gigilotta Training and Marketing Coordinator

Linsey joined JMTE in February of 2021.  She brings with her various skill sets in Sales, Marketing, Customer Service, and Management positions.   She started her career in Telecommunications in California with Pacific Bell and moved to various internet startups in the late 1990s with a great deal of infrastructure networking capabilities.

Her area of responsibility is the Work Zone Safety Training Coordinator for J.M. Teague.  She is also responsible for the marketing initiatives for the company under the direction of the Executive Staff to help promote the growth of J.M. Teague Engineering and Planning in our field of expertise throughout the state.

Linsey moved to WNC from California in 2009 and has established her roots.   She is currently in the process of renovating a 1925 farmhouse on 45 acres to make it her “forever home”.

linsey@jmteagueengineering.com

Certifications/Affiliations

NCDOT Qualified Flagger

Phlebotomist

Corinne Lembo

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 such as gathering subpoenaed information, scheduling depositions, securing evidence and more. She also is a Notary Public and provides back-up assistance to the Finance Department.

Corinne moved to western North Carolina from Florida, where she worked in the court system for about 18 years, mostly as a court reporter. Prior to that, she worked in Texas as a Real Estate Title Insurance Closer for commercial and residential properties. Her educational background includes obtaining a Court Reporting Certificate for the State of Florida from Segal Institute for Court Reporting and a Texas real estate license from San Jacinto Junior College.

In her spare time, Corinne enjoys working with Girl Scouts of America. While in Florida, she was also affiliated with organizations that supported young people, such as Boys and Girls Clubs of America and Youth and Family Alternatives.

corinne.lembo@jmteagueengineering.com

Certifications and Affiliations
Work Zone Flagger Certification
National Court Reporters Association

Pamela Waldron

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.
A Haywood County native and Pisgah High School graduate, Verda is also a graduate of Southwestern Community College. Prior to joining JMTE, Verda had previous experience as an office assistant and had worked as a medical laboratory technician and phlebotomist for area hospitals.
Verda is a Haywood County native from the Bethel area. In her free time, she enjoys animals and being out in nature and she loves to read. For the last 10 years or so, Verda has sponsored a child through the Uganda Child Fund International.

verda.davis@jmteagueengineering.com

Certifications/Affiliations

ASCP certification

CDA certification

MLT licensed

Work Zone flagger qualification

Pamela Waldron

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. She was employed with the Biltmore Company before pursuing her dream career as a flight attendant. Pamela retired from flying in 2007 and moved to Western North Carolina.

Certifications/Affiliations

NCDOT Qualified Flagger

Dave Gildersleeve

Dave Gildersleeve, Client Relations Manager/Urban Planner

daveg@jmteagueengineering.com

828.456.8383, ext. 1006

Dave brings over 46 years of professional urban and regional planning experience to JMTE.  Prior to joining the firm in 2019, Dave served as a Principal at Wade Trim Engineering.  In his more than 32 years with Wade Trim, he served as Senior Vice President and member of the Board of Directors along with managing public and private projects.  His areas of experience include comprehensive master plans, land development regulations, waterfront planning and design, parks and recreation master planning, downtown and neighborhood development/redevelopment studies and plans, visioning, public engagement, securing entitlements for large scale developments, DOT Project Development and Environmental (PD&E) studies and expert witness.  Before joining JMTE, Dave also served as Wade Trim’s Chief Business Development Officer for over 15 years.  His passion is to serve as a trusted advisor and resource to the firm’s public and private clients and contributing to their success.

As JMTE’s Client Relations Manager/Urban Planner, Dave is intimately involved in building strong, longstanding professional relationships with existing and new clients, targeting and securing new clients and projects, developing and implementing strategic pursuit plans, building teaming partner relationships, conducting quality control reviews, and assisting the firm’s Planning and Engineering Department staff on select project assignments.

Jon Sears

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 Human Resources Manager.

His areas of responsibility include supervising support staff; developing and managing job descriptions and employment packages; coordinating meetings, staff events and conferences; overseeing facilities maintenance; and coordinating record retention, transfer and disposal.

Jon brings a wide range of experience to J.M. Teague, from industries as varied as Disney Management, Law enforcement, Hazardous Materials removal and various marketing and sales management positions. He also holds certificates as a Human Behavior Specialist and conducts training in personnel utilization, communications within the workplace and conflict resolution.

Jon works with local youth sports organizations and musical theatre groups in his free time. He is a single father of four. He has a BA in Communications from Western Kentucky University and a BS in Theology from Beacon University.

jon@jmteagueengineering.com