Key Staff

Since its formation in 2008 by Kimberly Burton, BPS has grown into a firm of over 15 professionals.  The key staff are highlighted below.

Kimberly Burton, P.E., AICP CTP, LEED AP ND, CC-P
Kimberly Burton, P.E., AICP CTP, LEED AP ND, CC-PPresident
Ms. Burton established BPS in 2008. She is a licensed engineer and certified planner with 23 years of experience working in the public, private, and academic sectors. She has a wide variety of expertise in community and transportation planning, hazard mitigation, noise and air quality analyses, and education. She has degrees in civil engineering, city and regional planning, and educational learning technologies. Ms. Burton is also an Associate Professor of Practice in City & Regional Planning at The Ohio State University where she teaches courses on sustainability and resiliency, transportation, green building, future cities, and municipal planning and zoning.

Amelia Mansfield, AICP
Amelia Mansfield, AICPPlanning & Communications Director
Ms. Mansfield is a certified planner with 16 years of experience working in the public and private sectors, with a variety of expertise in community planning, active transportation, park and greenway planning, sustainability, and age-friendly planning, in additional to conducting public engagement and developing and facilitating training and e-learning courses. She has degrees in city and regional planning and geography. Ms. Mansfield is adept at developing and managing programs and projects.
Jacqueline Yeoman, AICP, LEED GA
Jacqueline Yeoman, AICP, LEED GAPlanning Manager
Ms. Yeoman is a planner with 13 years of experience working in the public and private sectors, focusing on community, sustainability, land use, and transit planning. She has degrees in city and regional planning and architecture. Ms. Yeoman is also an advocate of public engagement and equitable solutions.

Caitlyn Ridge, P.E.
Caitlyn Ridge, P.E.Transportation & Environmental Manager
Ms. Ridge is a professional engineer with over 11 years of experience in transportation planning and design, active transportation, environmental planning, noise analyses, and community studies. She has two degrees in engineering. Ms. Ridge also enjoys engaging with the public and stakeholders on projects.

Luz Marie Rodríguez, PhD
Luz Marie Rodríguez, PhDEducation Manager
Dr. Rodríguez is an educator with 20 years of experience in education, architecture, conservation, urban planning and design, and place-making. She has degrees in environmental design, architecture, and theory and history of architecture. Dr. Rodríguez has extensive experience in teaching, course development, learning tools, education equity and accessibility, and cultural management.
Ángel Arroyo, PhD,
Ángel Arroyo, PhD,AICP, Senior Environmental Planner
Dr. Arroyo is an environmental planner with 25 years of experience in the private, public, and academic sectors, focusing on sustainable food systems, hazard mitigation, public engagement, and policy development. He has degrees in city & regional planning, biology, environmental sciences. Dr. Arroyo also has a specialty in food waste prevention, composting, and materials reuse & recycling.

Mike Borger, AICP
Mike Borger, AICPSenior Planner
Mr. Borger is a certified planner with 10 years of experience working in the public and private sectors, focusing on regional transportation planning, public engagement, and funding assistance. He has a degree in urban planning and policy. Mr. Borger also has extensive experience in planning for rural areas.

Rebecca Carr
Rebecca CarrAssociate Planner
Ms. Carr is a planner with 1 year of experience in the private sector, focusing on environmental and resiliency planning. She is pursuing a degree in city and regional planning and has a degree in economics. Ms. Carr is also skilled at implementing plans and project management.

Chuck Foster, sUAS
Chuck Foster, sUASInstructional Designer
Mr. Foster is an instructional designer with 36 years of experience working in risk identification and mitigation in the U.S. Military. He has degrees in homeland security and public safety and in educational learning technologies. He is also a licensed drone (sUAS) pilot.

Jared Godwin
Jared GodwinAssistant Planner
Mr. Godwin is a planner with 1 year of experience in the private sector, focusing community planning, accessibility, public engagement, and climate/hazard mitigation planning. He is currently pursuing a degree in city and regional planning. Mr. Godwin also has a background in architectural studies and graphic design.
Kevin Gowdy
Kevin GowdyInstructional Designer
Mr. Gowdy is an instructional designer with 13 years of experience working in special education, computer technology, and e-learning course development. He has degrees in behavioral sciences and in educational learning technologies. Mr. Gowdy is also a certified elementary K-6 and special education K-12 teacher.

Prince Kwarteng-Crooklynn, AICP
Prince Kwarteng-Crooklynn, AICPTransportation Planner
Mr. Kwarteng-Crooklynn is planner with 5 years of experience in transportation planning, sustainability, and economic development. He has degrees in project management, international studies, and city and regional planning. Mr. Kwarteng-Crooklynn is also skilled in equitable public engagement and is passionate about creating plans that benefit everyone.

Don Leonard, PhD
Don Leonard, PhDSenior Planner
Dr. Leonard is a planner and researcher with more than 20 years of experience working in the private, not-for-profit, and academic sectors, focusing on economic development, social equity, and international planning. He has degrees in government, economic and social development, and political science. Dr. Leonard also teaches at The Ohio State University.

Brett Morris, LEED GA
Brett Morris, LEED GAResiliency Planner
Mr. Morris is a planner with 6 years of experience working in the public, private, and academic sectors, focusing on resiliency, hazard mitigation planning, GIS mapping, and international development. He has degrees in city and regional planning and anthropology. Mr. Morris is also a LEED Green Associate.

Karina Peggau
Karina PeggauAssociate Planner
Ms. Peggau is a planner and environmental specialist with 7 years of experience working in the private and academic sectors, focusing on resiliency, hazard mitigation planning, and public engagement. She holds degrees in city and regional planning and earth science. Ms. Peggau also works at the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center as a Program Coordinator of education and outreach events.
Elvin Pinckney, Senior
Elvin Pinckney, SeniorEnvironmental Specialist
Mr. Pinckney has over 40 years of experience as a nationally-recognized noise and air quality expert. At BPS, he focuses on noise and air quality analyses, field studies, and public engagement. Prior to joining BPS, he served as the Ohio DOT’s Noise and Air Quality Program Manager.

Lee Reis, RSP1, EIT
Lee Reis, RSP1, EITSenior Transportation Planner/Engineer
Mr. Reis is a planner and engineer with 4 years of experience working on safety analyses, active transportation planning, roadway design, and environmental documents. He has degrees in civil engineering, city and regional planning, and applied mathematics. Mr. Reis also has expertise in preparing federal and state grant funding for transportation projects.
Meagan Russell
Meagan RussellHazard Mitigation Analyst
Ms. Russel is an environmental scientist with 6 years of experience working on coastal resilience, coastal vulnerability, and program management. She has degrees in environmental sciences with a focus on coastal sciences. Ms. Russell is also a skilled program manager and researcher.
Jennifer Zell
Jennifer Zell Instructional Designer
Ms. Zell is an instructional designer with 21 of experience leading learning and development projects, including leadership development and new-to-role onboarding programs, that are geared toward building performance outcomes. She holds degrees in leadership and business administration. Ms. Zell is also a skilled facilitator in both synchronous and asynchronous learning environments.