Employees Reach New Heights

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November 2016 – We would like to congratulate the following employees:


Nate Lahy

Nathan A. Lahy, LA, ASLA, was promoted to Director of Planning & Landscape Architecture.  A licensed Landscape Architect in Virginia and North Carolina, he has been with MSA for 5 years and is a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA).  He holds a B.S. in Landscape Architecture from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.




Dirk Lynch

Edward “Dirk” Lynch, Environmental Scientist, recently obtained his Class 4 Drinking Water (“Waterworks”) License, which allows him to serve as operator for Class 4, 5, and 6 systems, which serve a greater number of individuals and/or provide more advanced forms of treatment.  This license complements his Class 4 Wastewater Operator license and allows Lynch to service entire water systems from the water source through consumer usage to wastewater treatment and finally disposal.  Lynch has a B.S. in Environmental Sciences from the University of Mary Washington with an emphasis in chemistry as related to groundwater and environmental health.



Jesse Peebles

Jesse T. Peebles, Environmental Technician, earned two certifications from the Virginia Water Control Board: Stormwater Management Inspector and Erosion and Sediment Control Inspector.  These certifications enable Peebles to assist our clients with the newest Virginia stormwater management and erosion control regulations.  A graduate of James Madison University, Peebles received a B.S in Integrated Science and Technology with concentrations in Environmental Science and Engineering and Manufacturing.



Sydney Plackett

Sydney J. Plackett, Project Engineer for MSA’s Government Services Division, has passed the Principles and Practice of Engineering (PE) exam and is now a licensed Professional Engineer in Virginia.  She became eligible to sit for the exam after receiving her 4 year Bachelor’s Degree (Civil Engineering) from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, obtaining Engineer-In-Training (EIT) status, and then gaining 4 additional years of on-the-job experience at MSA.  As a licensed Professional Engineer, Plackett is now able to prepare, sign, seal and submit engineering plans and drawings to a public authority for approval.




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We moved, one floor up!  Please note our new address is 5032 Rouse Drive, Suite 200, Virginia Beach, VA