Meet The Team

Josh Dalton

Mr. Josh Dalton, PE, CPESC (Principal) joined Sungate in 1996. His experience includes the hydraulic design of projects for NCDOT, municipalities, and private entities. Projects completed for NCDOT include Sediment and Erosion Control, Bridge, Rail, Rural and Urban, and Drainage Investigation projects under typical Design-Bid-Build as well as Design-Build contracts. He has been retained by NCDOT to provide independent third party evaluations and expert witness services related to drainage complaints involving NCDOT projects. He has completed the hydrologic and hydraulic design and permitting for stormwater quantity and quality BMP measures. He has completed designs for multiple Design-Build projects including the Salem Creek Connector project (U-2925) in Winston Salem.He has also served on the ACEC Transportation Committee, Design-Build Subcommittee, and Co-Chair of the Joint Operations Subcommittee.

Licenses and Certifications:

  • Professional Engineer – North Carolina, South Carolina
  • Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control
  • NCDOT Level III Designer of Erosion and Sediment Control Plans
  • NCSU Stormwater BMP Inspector
  • NCDEMLR Stormwater BMP Plan Reviewer
Henry Wells

Mr. Henry Wells, PE, PLS, CPESC (Principal) has over 40 years of experience with hydraulic engineeringprojects. He is a former employee of the NCDOT Hydraulics Unit and was Chief Engineer with Wake County for 8 years. He has been with firms awarded the NCDOT Open End Hydraulics Contract since it was first offered in the late 1980’s. He has also acted as a hydraulics consultant on numerous roadway projects over the past 30 years, including several large design-build projects. Henry has extensive experience working with FEMA and has completed more than 100 floodway modifications for a variety of clients.

Licenses and Certifications:

  • Professional Engineer – North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia
  • Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control
  • NCDEMLR Stormwater BMP Plan Reviewer
  • Professional Land Surveyor – North Carolina
Will Hines

Mr. Will Hines, PE joined Sungate in 1996. Prior to joining Sungate, he worked with the NCDOT Hydraulics Unit for six years. As an engineer for Sungate, he is responsible for the hydrologic and hydraulic design of rural, urban and bridge projects for NCDOT. Will also performs development review, consultation and site construction inspections for the Town of Carrboro. These tasks involve reviewing private and public development plans to determine adherence to town ordinances, especially as they pertain to water quantity and quality. Will is well versed in the operation of hydrologic and hydraulic modeling software (HEC-1, HEC-2, HEC-HMS, HYDROCAD and HEC-RAS). He has prepared several urban basin flood studies for the Town of Holly Springs and recently provided Floodway Modifications (CLOMR and LOMR applications) for the City of Raleigh as part of the Lower Neuse Greenway project.

Licenses and Certifications:

  • Professional Engineer – North Carolina
  • NCDEMLR Stormwater BMP Plan Reviewer
Brian Elam

Mr. Brian Elam, PE joined Sungate in 2004. As an engineer for Sungate, he has been responsible for the hydrologic and hydraulic design of several rural, urban, rail, and bridge projects. His duties have included performing hydrologic and hydraulic analysis for the design of bridges including FEMA coordination, box and pipe culvert designs, storm drainage systems, and hazardous spill basins. He has also completed numerous erosion control designs and has extensive experience in the preparation of environmental permits.

Licenses and Certifications:

  • Professional Engineer – North Carolina
  • NCDOT Level III Designer of Erosion and Sediment Control Plans
Randy Howard

Mr. Randy Howard, PE, PLS joined Sungate in 2012. Prior to joining Sungate, Mr. Howard worked for 8 years as a Professional Land Surveyor, preparing subdivision design, erosion control, drainage and roadway design plans.Randy has been involved in the hydraulic and hydrologic design for several rural and urban roadway projects including bridge and culvert designs and FEMA coordination. He has recently completed the design for Church Street Widening and Sidewalk Improvements in Morrisville, NC.

Licenses and Certifications:

  • Professional Land Surveyor – North Carolina
  • Professional Engineer – North Carolina
  • NCDOT Level III Designer of Erosion and Sediment Control Plans
Brad Smith

Mr. Brad Smith, PE joined Sungate in 2012 and has gained valuable experience in stream restoration design, hydraulic design, and sediment and erosion control design. Brad has assisted with several NCDOT bridge and culvert projects. He has recently completed design plans and 3D models for several stream restoration projects.

Licenses and Certifications:

  • Professional Engineer – North Carolina
  • NCDOT Level III Designer of Erosion and Sediment Control Plans
Jason Harvey

Mr. Jason Harvey has been the CAD Manager since joining Sungate in 2001. He has extensive experience with AutoCAD, Microstation, GEOPAK and ArcGIS. Mr. Harvey has created construction plans from survey data on numerous projects and is proficient with NCDOT CAD standards. Mr. Harvey has also established the CAD standards that are applied to all Sungate project drawings.

Mr. Eric Leonhart, EI joined Sungate in 2013 and has gained valuable experience in hydraulic design and sediment and erosion control design. Eric has assisted with several NCDOT bridge and roadway projects and NCDOT sediment and erosion control projects. He has recently completed the hydraulic design for a railroad grade separation crossing and several low impact bridge projects.

Licenses and Certifications:

  • Engineering Intern – North Carolina
  • NCDOT Level III Designer of Erosion and Sediment Control Plans

Mr. William Perry, EI joined Sungate in 2016 and has gained valuable experience in hydraulic design and sediment and erosion control design. William has assisted with several NCDOT bridge projects and NCDOT sediment and erosion control projects. He has recently completed the erosion control designs for several large NCDOT projects.

Licenses and Certifications:

  • Engineering Intern – North Carolina
  • NCDOT Level III Designer of Erosion and Sediment Control Plans
Karen Weathers

Ms. Karen Weathers has been the Administrative Manager since joining Sungate in 1997. Her responsibilities with Sungate include providing administrative and secretarial support to employees and clients, managing accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, monthly financial reports and other bookkeeping duties. Her responsibilities also include managing the project tracking, fee reimbursement, and document control for projects under contract with various clients.

Licenses and Certifications:

  • Certified Notary Public