Archive for March 2023

Jay Aube Speaks at Water Quality Workshop

Jay Aube, Project Manager and Environmental Permitting Specialist at TFMoran’s Seacoast Division, presented at the Landscaping for Water Quality workshop in Swanzey, NH. The workshop was developed by the NH Department of Environmental Services (NHDES), University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension, and other state and local Environmental groups.

The two-day workshop included presentations and practical sessions. Participants learned principles and best practices for creating and maintaining attractive, functional landscapes while protecting water quality in local lakes and rivers.

Jay presented about the NH State Shoreland Water Quality Protection Act.


TFMoran’s Portsmouth Division Welcomes Amy Hughes

Amy Hughes has joined TFMoran’s Portsmouth Division as receptionist and administrative assistant. Ms. Hughes brings over 20 years of extensive experience in office and administrative roles for businesses in Southern Massachusetts. Her new position involves assisting TFMoran’s engineers and surveyors with diverse administrative functions in addition to greeting clients and answering phones.

Welcome, Amy!


Higgins and Brigagliano Join TFMoran Seacoast Division

Kyra Higgins and Vincent Brigagliano recently joined TFMoran’s Seacoast Division as Environmental Permitting Specialists.

Kyra Higgins is a recent graduate from the University of New Hampshire, with a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Conservation and Sustainability and a minor in Business Administration Ms. Higgins’ coursework included biology, ecology and conservation and sustainability principles, climate change impacts and mitigation, and renewable energy technologies and transitions.

Kyra also has experience in environmental education, serving as a Crew Leader for the Youth Conservation Corps at Rachel Carson Refuge in Wells, Maine. Previously, Kyra has promoted environmental health practices through conservation projects including a study of female terrapin turtles, and land protection and natural resource conservation on Aquidneck Island, Rhode Island.

Vincent Brigagliano is expected to graduate from the University of New Hampshire this May with a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Conservation and Sustainability. Mr. Brigagliano’s coursework included the study of natural resources, environmental policy, sustainability, and green real estate.

Vincent’s recent experience includes horticulture and education at Prescott Park in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, where he planted and maintained green spaces and educated tourists on urban sustainability, invasive species, native plants, and pollinators.

Welcome to the team Kyra and Vincent!


Celebrating National Surveyors Week! March 19-25, 2023

Surveyors Week is March 19-25, 2023! Put on by the National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS), Surveyors Week is a time to recognize professionals in the industry and educate the public.

TFMoran is proud to recognize National Surveyors Week. Our history of combining the best in Survey with the best in Engineering stretches back over 55 years! We’re celebrating this week by recognizing our team:

Leadership Team: Michael Dahlberg, LLS, RPLS, PLS | Brenda Kolbow, LLS, PLS

Licensed Land Surveyors: Thomas Berube, LLS, RPLS, PLS | Stephen Bibeau, LLS | Corey Colwell, LLS | Mo Vander Pol III, LLS

Field Technicians & Crew: Robert Bradshaw, Todd Emerson, Marty Gavin, Morgan Hershey, Ben Krisik, Jonathan Rahilly, Rich Ward, and Tom Wood.

Our Bedford office crew was treated to breakfast Monday morning to kick off the week!

Many of our surveyors are members of the New Hampshire Land Surveying Association and we are grateful to the association for their support.

The New Hampshire Union Leader is also recognizing Surveyors this week with a special edition! Check it out and keep an eye out for TFMoran!


TFM Goes Hollywood For a Night at the BOB Awards!

Members of the TFM staff turned out at the NHBR Best of Business (BOB) Awards Celebration on Thursday, March 9th at the Grappone Conference Center in Concord. This year’s theme was “Hollywood”, encouraging guests to wear a costume from their favorite movie or dress to the nines and walk the red carpet! TFM sponsored the Photobooth at the event – attendees enjoyed stopping by to strike a pose!

TFMoran was honored to receive our ELEVENTH straight BOB Award as “Best Engineering Firm” in New Hampshire Business Review’s reader’s survey.

“We are pleased and honored that we have received this prestigious award 11 years in a row! The New Hampshire Business Review readership represents a broad cross-section of New Hampshire’s most influential people, and this recognition is a testament to the skill, dedication, and can-do attitude of our remarkable staff.”

Robert Duval, President

A portion of the proceeds went to benefit Girls at Work, a local nonprofit organization. Girls at Work empowers girls with tools, unleashing their power and potential to accomplish anything. Girls at work builds confidence, trust, resilience, skills, and dreams.

Thank you NHBR Readers! And congratulations to all the BOB Award winners!


Celebrating Women in Construction Week March 5-11

National Women In Construction Week is upon us! Put on by the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC), ‘WIC’ week, March 5-12 celebrates women in the industry including women builders, engineers, surveyors, project management, administration, and leadership.

Women in Construction (WIC) Week raises awareness and celebrates the work of women in the construction industry across the country. NAWIC founded WIC Week in 1998 to continue its mission of strengthening and amplifying the success of women in the industry. This year marks 25 years of celebrating Women in Construction!

Just in time for this week of celebration, TFMoran’s own Sophie Haddock, Landscape Designer & Assistant Land Planner in our Bedford office had a featured profile in High Profile’s Women in Construction special issue. Also in this issue- TFMoran’s team of Professional Women are recognized for their contribution to the Construction Industry!

Check out Sophie’s profile below:

Sophie Haddock
Landscape Designer & Assistant Land Planner | TFMoran

Published in High Profile Monthly’s Women In Construction Supplement

Sophie Haddock is a landscape designer and assistant land planner at TFMoran. She holds a bachelor’s degree in landscape architecture with a minor in community planning from the University of Rhode Island. She also serves as treasurer of Granite State Landscape Architects (GSLA).

Sophie’s role at TFMoran is to plan and design landscaping projects, working to bring balance to the site and harmonize with its setting. This year, she helped the Town of Derry redesign and revitalize a historic public park. Sophie’s role included design of a new playground, water fountain, “spray-ground” splash pad, and nature trails for all ages to enjoy. Her favorite part of the job is designing spaces that benefit people, as well as their environment and ecosystems.

Sophie utilizes Lumion, Sketchup, and AutoCAD to create lifelike context in her landscape designs by turning any space into a 3D model. By showing the plants’ sizes, colors, and textures the designer can find the perfect result before reflecting that onto a landscape plan to help clients and contractors better understand how their project will turn out.

In her free time, Sophie feeds her passion for environmentalism. She and her husband recently purchased their first home which was overrun with invasive plants. They have enjoyed restoring its natural charm by planting native species, starting new gardens, and encouraging biodiversity. Sophie also enjoys reading, baking, and spending time with family and friends.