Mark Teague
Professional Engineer (PE), (CPM)

Denise Teague
Finance Manager

David Hyder
Engineering Director PE, CPM, BSCE, MCE

Candace Hladick
Transportation Planner, GIS Specialist

Mike Prindiville
Senior Engineering Technician

Gray Terrell
Engineering Technician

Pace Bowman Engineering Technician

Linsey Gigilotta, Marketing & Training Coordinator

Corinne Lembo
Executive Assistant

Dave Gildersleeve

Dave Gildersleeve
Business Developer

Jon Sears
Operations Manager

Mark Blanton

Mark Blanton
Work Zone Safety Instructor
*Bio coming soon

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

Mark Teague, Professional Engineer (PE), Certified Public Manager (CPM), 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.  He possesses over 24 years of experience as a transportation engineer. Formerly with the North Carolina Department of Transportation, Mark has spent most of his career working with small towns and is well versed in the challenges and opportunities present with and for these communities.  His experience includes licensed and forensic work with communities and clients across North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama, Ohio, Arkansas, New York, and Illinois, and Georgia.  

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.



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.



NCDOT Qualified Flagger

Candace Hladick, Transportation Planner, GIS Specialist

Candace Hladick, Transportation Planner, GIS Specialist

Candace has been part of the JMTE Team since 2012.  She spearheads project-related GIS mapping and provides project support and management for municipal planning projects, tourism development initiatives, traffic management plans, and infrastructure assessments. She has a wealth of experience coordinating with state DOTs, maintaining MUTCD compliance, and navigating encroachment permitting processes. As an NCDOT Certified Work Zone Supervisor, she is safety-focused and detail oriented and her education in Low Impact Development plays a part in every project she touches.

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

She has served on the Planning Board for Haywood County, NC, and serves on the Board of Directors of the Western NC Chapter of WTS International.


Certifications / Affiliations

Low Impact Development Professional
WTS International (formally Women’s Transportation Seminar)
Carolina URISA

Certificate – Basic CPTED (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design), 2023

NICP, Inc. – National Institute of Crime Prevention

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

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

Gray Terrell
Engineering Technician

Gray joined JMTE in February 2022. He is a native of Waynesville, NC and started his working career as a Manufacturing Engineering in the furniture industry. After 41 years working in the furniture industry, the last 21 years in Hickory, NC.  Gray and his wife, Clara decided it was time to retire in the Fall of 2021 and returned  to Waynesville to spend more time with family and friends.


His area of responsibility is an Engineering Technician for J.M. Teague. He is responsible for gathering and processing traffic count data for submission to NCDOT and assists other Engineers in Traffic Calming and TIA Reports.

Certifications:  NCDOT certified Flagger and Work Zone Installer


Pace Bowman
Engineering Technician

Pace achieved an Associate Degree in Civil Engineering Technology and another Associate Degree in Land Surveying from Southwestern Community College. Pace is currently pursuing his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering.


OSHA 10-hour safety course

OSHA Confined Space Training

Certified Georgia Flagger

NCDOT Flagger Certification

Pace has lived in WNC his whole life moving from Robbinsville to Cullowhee and then to Asheville with my Fiancé.  Pace and his Fiancé are getting married in October 2023

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”.



NCDOT Qualified Flagger


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.


Certifications and Affiliations
Work Zone Flagger Certification
National Court Reporters Association

Dave Gildersleeve

Dave Gildersleeve, Client Relations Manager/Urban Planner


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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, 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.