Jason Larocque

President / Principal

Jason is a founding Partner of Otter Creek Engineer and became President in 2017. Jason has extensive experience in a wide variety of civil design projects, topographic, aerial, and GPS surveys, and AutoCAD.

Email: Larocque@OtterCrk.com

John Kiernan, P.E.

Senior Project Engineer / Principal

John joined OCE in August 2015 as a Senior Project Engineer and became a Principal in 2016. He brings over 20 years of public community water and wastewater experience to strengthen the firm’s core business focus. John received a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Chemical Engineering from The Cooper Union in 1993 and his Masters in Environmental Engineering from Manhattan College in 1995.  He currently holds Professional Engineering Licenses in Vermont and New York. Prior to coming to Otter Creek Engineering, John worked for design firms in Middlebury and New Jersey.

Email: Kiernan@OtterCrk.com

Craig Jewett, P.E.

Senior Project Engineer / Principal

After graduating from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, Craig spent three years working for a small engineering firm in Nantucket Massachusetts. There his focus was on sewer, water, and stormwater projects and environmental permitting. Since returning to Vermont in 2007, joining OCE in 2010 and becoming a Principal in 2016, Craig has continued working on land development, infrastructure and stormwater treatment projects, and environmental permitting, including Act 250, stormwater, wastewater disposal, water supply, and erosion prevention & sediment control.

Email: Jewett@OtterCrk.com

Peter DeGraff, P.E.

Senior Project Engineer

Peter is a founding Partner of Otter Creek Engineering, Inc. and President from 2005 to 2017. His professional career, since 1986, in Vermont and Massachusetts, has focused on civil/site and water supply engineering. Peter’s varied project work has given him extensive experience with water supply, wastewater disposal, stormwater collection and treatment, site design and environmental permitting. Since stepping down as President, Peter will continue at Otter Creek Engineering, on a part time basis, working on special projects.  Peter is licensed in VT.

Email: DeGraff@OtterCrk.com

Our Staff

Otter Creek Engineering has an experienced team of professionals with varied and complimentary areas of expertise. Our staff is committed to every project on which they work. Using our strengths in project management and communication, we work with our clients to design successful projects.

Mark Youngstrom, P.E.

Managing Engineer

Mark has been a Managing Engineer for Otter Creek Engineering, Inc. since 2002 and heads our Rutland, Vermont office.  His professional experience as a project engineer, since 1975, has been primarily in the design, permitting and construction of public water supply and and treatment facilities. Mark is licensed in VT, NH and MA.

Email: MarkY@OtterCrk.com

Brent Rakowski, P.E.

Senior Project Engineer

Brent is a Senior Project Engineer for Otter Creek Engineering, Inc. and has been with the company since 2004. His professional career, since 1995, has focused on civil/site engineering. Brent received a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Clarkson University in 1995 and his Professional Engineering License from the State of Vermont in 2001. Prior to coming to Otter Creek Engineering, Brent worked for design firms in Burlington, Vermont, Minneapolis, Minnesota and Aspen, Colorado where he obtained valuable experience working on land development, infrastructure rehabilitation, and stormwater improvement projects.

Email: Rakowski@OtterCrk.com

Bill Norland

Environmental Scientist / Hydrogeologist

Bill joined Otter Creek Engineering, Inc. in August of 2003. As a Hydrogeologist and Project Manager, his professional experience has focused on Phase I and II Environmental Site Assessments; hazardous and contaminated waste site investigation and remediation; hydrogeologic investigations; testing, development and permitting potable private and Public Community Water System sources; Source Protection Area and Source Protection Plan delineation, land development permitting, and on-site wastewater disposal system siting and design.

Email: Norland@OtterCrk.com

Robert Clark, P.E.

Project Engineer

Robert joined OCE in November 2015 as a Project Engineer. He is a 2009 graduate of University of Maine-Orono and became a licensed Professional Engineer in Vermont in May 2014. Robert has gained valuable construction review, survey, and design experience through the course of his career.

Email: Clark@OtterCrk.com

Holly Bedard

Engineering Technician

Holly joined OCE as an Engineering Technician in 2000 and plays a key role with our field surveys and engineering drawings.  She has an Associates Degree in Civil Engineering from Vermont Technical College.

Email: Bedard@OtterCrk.com

Robert Rooker

Senior Engineering Technician

Robert joined OCE in May 2016 as an Engineering Technician. He is a graduate of Vermont Technical College, with an associates degree in Civil Engineering Technology. Robert will be managing the workflow of the technical staff, overseeing surveying and drafting.

Email: Rooker@OtterCrk.com

Scott Matthews

Senior Resident Project Engineer

Scott has been a Senior Engineering Technician for Otter Creek Engineering, Inc. since 2003. His professional experience, since 1982, as a Resident Project Representative, construction project manager, and construction estimator, has been primarily in the construction of public water supply and wastewater collection and treatment facilities.

Email: Matthews@OtterCrk.com

Jeff Mangini

Senior Resident Project Engineer

Jeff joined Otter Creek Engineering, Inc. in April of 2006. His professional experience has focused on Senior Resident Project Representative, construction materials inspection and testing. Prior to his work with Otter Creek Engineering, Jeff worked for a materials inspection and testing laboratory in Williston, VT and a consulting engineering, construction and operations firm in Cambridge, MA.

Email: Mangini@OtterCrk.com

Jim Scott

Senior Technician and Surveyor

Jim started with OCE in January 2016 as a Senior Technician and Surveyor. He has over 35 years of experience in the field, completing surveys and drafting for a wide variety of projects.

Email: Scott@OtterCrk.com

Brett Barrett

Engineering Technician/Resident Project Representative

Brett joined OCE in April 2016 as an Engineering Technician. Brett has previous construction experience and will be active in surveying and design drafting, along with construction oversight.

Email: Barrett@OtterCrk.com

Stephanie Werner

Administrative Assistant

Stephanie joined OCE in 2000 and serves as administrative assistant in the East Middlebury office, performing numerous support tasks from report preparation to invoicing.

Email: Werner@OtterCrk.com

Cindy Commins

Administrative Assistant

Cindy joined OCE in 2002, and is the “front office” for our Rutland office. As part Cindy’s regular tasks she manages the project cost accounting of the firm’s larger municipal infrastructure projects, working with project managers to administer the requirements of the various funding agencies.

Email: CindyC@OtterCrk.com