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Robert R. Champagne, P.E., LEED AP ®

PRINCIPAL - LICENSES: NH, MA, ME, CT, VT, NJ, NY, RI, PA, FL, MI & US VIRGIN ISLANDS

Mr. Champagne’s background is in structural engineering. He holds a B.S. in civil engineering from the University of New Hampshire and has over twenty years of experience in structural design and analysis for a variety of institutional, commercial, industrial and residential projects. Bob is a LEED® Accredited Professional and member of the United States Green Building Council – NH Chapter. He has worked on numerous LEED accredited projects and specializes in the design of concrete and steel structures ranging from small stair designs to complex multi-story buildings. In addition to design, Bob has extensive experience with forensic investigations including wind,...

Mr. Champagne’s background is in structural engineering. He holds a B.S. in civil engineering from the University of New Hampshire and has over twenty years of experience in structural design and analysis for a variety of institutional, commercial, industrial and residential projects. Bob is a LEED® Accredited Professional and member of the United States Green Building Council – NH Chapter. He has worked on numerous LEED accredited projects and specializes in the design of concrete and steel structures ranging from small stair designs to complex multi-story buildings. In addition to design, Bob has extensive experience with forensic investigations including wind, flood and insurance claims.

Bob lives in Rye, NH with his wife Janet. Away from the office Bob can be found with a golf club, fishing rod or ski pole in his hands.

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Linda McNair-Perry, P.E., SECB

SENIOR STRUCTURAL ENGINEER – LICENSES: NH, ME, MA, VT, RI, NC, SC, FL

Ms. McNair-Perry has decades of experience in the design and analysis of structures and construction administration of projects. The projects have varied in size and scope, and utilized structural steel, aluminum, reinforced concrete, masonry, cold-formed steel framing, and timber/wood framing. She has provided structural assessments, forensic reports and third-party/peer reviews for code compliance relative to structural engineering. Linda received a BS in Civil Engineering from Carnegie-Mellon University (CMU) and was honored with the CMU Outstanding Alumni Service Award in 2013. That award recognized her for six years (four as Vice Chair) on NH Building Code Review Board and other service...

Ms. McNair-Perry has decades of experience in the design and analysis of structures and construction administration of projects. The projects have varied in size and scope, and utilized structural steel, aluminum, reinforced concrete, masonry, cold-formed steel framing, and timber/wood framing. She has provided structural assessments, forensic reports and third-party/peer reviews for code compliance relative to structural engineering. Linda received a BS in Civil Engineering from Carnegie-Mellon University (CMU) and was honored with the CMU Outstanding Alumni Service Award in 2013. That award recognized her for six years (four as Vice Chair) on NH Building Code Review Board and other service to the structural engineering profession in NH.

When it is time to relax, Linda enjoys camping (really glamping in an RV) with friends and family and enjoys doing genealogy research.

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Daniel Bard, P.E.

STRUCTURAL ENGINEER - LICENSES: NH, MA, ME, FL

Mr. Bard’s background is in structural engineering, steel connection design and detailing, and miscellaneous metals design. Dan has provided structural design and analysis on a variety of institutional, commercial, industrial, residential, and environmental projects. Dan has been a team member on multiple state and national award-winning projects. He holds a master’s degree in Civil Engineering (Structural) from the University of New Hampshire, dual bachelor degrees in Mathematics and Physics from Keene State College; and an A.A.S. in Civil Engineering Technology from Hudson Valley Community College. Prior to joining Summit, Dan performed structural steel connection calculations, vertical and horizontal structural erection...

Mr. Bard’s background is in structural engineering, steel connection design and detailing, and miscellaneous metals design. Dan has provided structural design and analysis on a variety of institutional, commercial, industrial, residential, and environmental projects. Dan has been a team member on multiple state and national award-winning projects. He holds a master’s degree in Civil Engineering (Structural) from the University of New Hampshire, dual bachelor degrees in Mathematics and Physics from Keene State College; and an A.A.S. in Civil Engineering Technology from Hudson Valley Community College.

Prior to joining Summit, Dan performed structural steel connection calculations, vertical and horizontal structural erection and fabrication modeling, and project management assistance for a steel fabricator in NY. Dan also has experience in materials testing for concrete and asphalt.

While not working, Dan can be found taking his family on adventures, hiking a mountain, road / trail running, sailing, skiing, or reading.

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Lily Beyer, P.E.

STRUCTURAL ENGINEER - LICENSES: NH, MA, ME

Ms. Beyer’s background is in structural engineering, with a focus on building information modeling. She holds a B.S. in civil engineering from the University of New Hampshire and a MS in structural engineering from Tufts University. She also taught the Building Information Modeling class for the UNH Civil Department for several semesters. Lily has provided structural engineering for a variety of projects, from single family homes to large warehouses and multifamily structures. Prior to coming to Summit, she worked as a structural engineer at Hoyle, Tanner and Associates in the Building Structures group. When away from the office, Lily can...

Ms. Beyer’s background is in structural engineering, with a focus on building information modeling. She holds a B.S. in civil engineering from the University of New Hampshire and a MS in structural engineering from Tufts University. She also taught the Building Information Modeling class for the UNH Civil Department for several semesters. Lily has provided structural engineering for a variety of projects, from single family homes to large warehouses and multifamily structures. Prior to coming to Summit, she worked as a structural engineer at Hoyle, Tanner and Associates in the Building Structures group. When away from the office, Lily can be found playing rugby and skiing, or out on the water in a sailboat.

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Joseph O’Neill, E.I.T.

PROJECT STRUCTURAL ENGINEER

Mr. O’Neill’s background is in structural engineering. He holds both a B.S. in civil engineering and an M.S. in structural engineering from the University of Connecticut. He is a certified engineer in training (EIT) and is working towards his PE license. Joe spent two years as a site civil engineer in Connecticut while completing his master’s work and upon completion of his advanced studies he joined the team at Summit. Outside of work he is an avid skier and hiker, and can often be found enrolled in an art class of one kind or another.

Mr. O’Neill’s background is in structural engineering. He holds both a B.S. in civil engineering and an M.S. in structural engineering from the University of Connecticut. He is a certified engineer in training (EIT) and is working towards his PE license. Joe spent two years as a site civil engineer in Connecticut while completing his master’s work and upon completion of his advanced studies he joined the team at Summit.

Outside of work he is an avid skier and hiker, and can often be found enrolled in an art class of one kind or another.

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Tyler Kuehl, E.I.T.

PROJECT STRUCTURAL ENGINEER

Mr. Kiehl joined Summit Engineering PLLC in June of 2018. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in mathematics from Bates College, a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from the University of Vermont, and a Master of Science in civil engineering with a focus in structures from Montana State University. While at Montana State he completed a thesis studying accelerated bridge construction for the Montana Department of Transportation. Tyler enjoys providing creative solutions to the many challenges that structural engineering presents. Outside of the office, Tyler can be found watching sports, snowboarding, or spending time with his wife, daughter, and...

Mr. Kiehl joined Summit Engineering PLLC in June of 2018. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in mathematics from Bates College, a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from the University of Vermont, and a Master of Science in civil engineering with a focus in structures from Montana State University. While at Montana State he completed a thesis studying accelerated bridge construction for the Montana Department of Transportation. Tyler enjoys providing creative solutions to the many challenges that structural engineering presents.

Outside of the office, Tyler can be found watching sports, snowboarding, or spending time with his wife, daughter, and dog on Newfound Lake.

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Ben MacDonald

PROJECT STRUCTURAL ENGINEER

Mr. MacDonald’s background is in construction and structural engineering design. He holds a B.S. in civil engineering from the University of New Hampshire. He is working towards his PE license. Ben has provided structural engineering for projects ranging from home renovations to large water treatment buildings. His background includes construction estimating, land development and structural steel design. While not working, Ben can be found playing the guitar, fishing or riding dirt bikes.

Mr. MacDonald’s background is in construction and structural engineering design. He holds a B.S. in civil engineering from the University of New Hampshire. He is working towards his PE license. Ben has provided structural engineering for projects ranging from home renovations to large water treatment buildings. His background includes construction estimating, land development and structural steel design.

While not working, Ben can be found playing the guitar, fishing or riding dirt bikes.

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Michele Lechner, CPA

Accountant

Ms. Lechner is the accountant for Summit Engineering, Inc. She is originally from Wisconsin, where she graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a BS in Accounting. She then moved to Chicago where she worked in public accounting for several years and obtained her CPA. Relocating to San Francisco, she received her MBA from the University of San Francisco and her Series 23 license while working for Charles Schwab. She lives with her husband and three children in Exeter, NH and owns Seacoast Balanced Accounting LLC which provides accounting and financial support to corporations and non-profits in the Seacoast area.

Ms. Lechner is the accountant for Summit Engineering, Inc. She is originally from Wisconsin, where she graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a BS in Accounting. She then moved to Chicago where she worked in public accounting for several years and obtained her CPA. Relocating to San Francisco, she received her MBA from the University of San Francisco and her Series 23 license while working for Charles Schwab.

She lives with her husband and three children in Exeter, NH and owns Seacoast Balanced Accounting LLC which provides accounting and financial support to corporations and non-profits in the Seacoast area.

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