Team

Team

W3 Engineering’s team has extensive experience in environmental and coastal engineering and unmanned aerial systems expertise. Read more about our team below.

Randy A. Boyd, PE

Principal

Randy has more than 20 years of experience in hydrologic/hydraulic analysis and design. Prior to joining W3 Engineering, Randy worked at the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) as the Regional Hydraulics Engineer-Region II. He has extensive experience utilizing hydrologic/hydraulic design principles for the completion of a variety of project types. Through onsite participation in pre/post design reviews, Randy strives to provide clients with the most practical and cost-effective solutions to their needs. Randy has extensive experience in public involvement and coordination with Local, State, and Federal Agencies.

Education

B.S., Civil Engineering with Construction Option
North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 1990

Certifications/Registrations

North Carolina Licensed Professional Engineer #22587
Rosgen Levels I-IV

Mark E. Cooney

Principal

Mark has 22 years of experience in senior level project management and engineering. Prior to joining W3 Engineering, Mark served as Director of Capital Projects for the NC Department of Natural and Cultural Resources and Director of Capital Planning and Finance for the NC Community Colleges System. He started his engineering career with the NC Department of Transportation and NC Wildlife Resources Commission working in operational and engineering design positions. He is a veteran of the US Navy, serving as Surface Warfare Officer on the USS Arkansas (CGN-41) during the first Gulf War.

Education

B.S., Civil Engineering, Concentration in Structural Engineering

Certifications/Registrations

NC Engineering Intern Certificate #A17933
Professional Energy Manager Certification #00286

Wendee B. Smith, PWS

Senior Project Manager

Wendee has worked 20 years in the engineering and environmental consulting industry. The majority of her experience has been related to transportation, specifically involving environmental and planning project. Management and consulting on complex projects and improving program efficiency are her passions.

Wendee is an energetic and enthusiastic professional who enjoys problem-solving and working as an extension of our clients. She puts a high value on and is committed to professionalism, quality and service. Her biggest commitment is outside of work where Wendee enjoys spending quality time with her husband of 19 years, her two kids and she loves her black lab, Buck.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Natural Resources, North Carolina State University, 1999

Certifications/Registrations

Professional Wetland Scientist #2426

Hanna N. Armsby, CPA, CFE

CFO

Hannah is a licensed Certified Public Accountant and Certified Fraud Examiner, and joined W3 Engineering in 2018. Her background includes experiences as an Auditor in a large, national public accounting firm and internal auditing for a major financial institution. Hannah served as a board member for the North Carolina Association for Certified Public Accountants and she is an active volunteer for several local non-profits. In her spare time, Hannah enjoys travel, learning new languages, and football.

Education

Masters of Accounting from Appalachian State University

Certifications/Registrations

Permitting Director

Debra Wilson

Permitting Director

Debra has over 20 years of coastal permitting experience in North Carolina. She served as the North Carolina Division of Coastal Management (DCM) District Manager in the Wilmington regional office for 14 years and 6 years with New Hanover County as Assistant Chief Zoning Officer/ CAMA Local Permit Officer. As the DCM District Manager, Debra managed permitting and enforcement activities with Brunswick, New Hanover, Pender, and Onslow counties. She supervised the implementation and enforcement of the Coastal Resources Commission’s rules and policies for coastal development pursuant to the NC Coastal Area Management Act (CAMA) and NC Dredge and Fill Law. Debra is a veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard.

Education

BS, Environmental Studies
University of North Carolina- Wilmington