I am a Nashua, NH native and most recently worked as a project Architect with Lavallee Brensinger Architects in Manchester, NH. I completed my Master's of Design Studies in Sustainable Design through Boston Architectural College in 2014. My Master's thesis, entitled Disaster Preparation, Recovery, and Response Through Resilient Thinking, focused on developing community preparedness for disaster situations, developed a new method on response efforts which prioritized regional and community recovery, and designed an individual off-grid emergency shelter to be distributed during the response and recovery phases.
In May of 2009 I received my Master’s of Architecture from Louisiana State University. Prior to that, I attended college at the University of Hartford and received my Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering and Technology in 2006. I graduated from Nashua Senior High School in 2002 (now Nashua High School South).
During my time at the University of Hartford, I was active in the school’s American Institute of Architecture Students local chapter and was chapter president for two years. Along with curricular activities, I also participated in Track and Field competing primarily in shot put from my freshman year of high school through to my senior year of college. At the start of my senior year, Hurricane Katrina devastated the New Orleans area, inspiring me to apply to and attend graduate school at Louisiana State University.
While at LSU, I was also active in the school’s A.I.A.S. chapter and participated on the Student Advisory Council for the Architecture department. During my time there, I had the opportunity to work with Kaboom! on a playground build in New Orleans. Professionally, I was an architectural intern with the Louisiana Office of State Buildings and had the opportunity to work with the Governor of Louisiana on a patio project at the Governor’s mansion. Shortly after graduation from LSU, I became a LEED accredited professional.
After gradating from Louisiana State, I have instructed architectural history courses at Hesser College (now Mount Washington College) at both the Nashua and Portsmouth campuses and sat on the Jury for the first ever Nashua International Design Competition. I also returned to track and field from 2010-2012 coaching throwing events with the Milford High School Track and Field team. I worked full time managing a small local restaurant from 2010- 2014 when I joined Lavallee Brensinger as an intern and received my license in July of 2017.
I'm involved with the community as President of the Brian S. McCarthy Memorial Foundation, a non-profit founded in memory of my late father dedicated to providing STEM scholarships and opportunity to Nashua, NH Students, and as a Board Member of the NH Chapter of the US Green Building Council.
In my free time, I'm an avid reader, trivia buff, gardener, Boston sports fan, and the resident green enthusiast. I enjoy hiking, camping, fishing, and kayacking and just spending time with my dog.
Please feel free to contact me!