Meet The Team

Josh Dalton

Mr. Josh Dalton, PE, CPESC (President) joined Sungate in 1996 and became an owner in 2011. His experience includes the design of Federal, NCDOT, municipal, and private projects. Projects completed for NCDOT include Sediment and Erosion Control, Bridge, Rail, Rural and Urban, and Drainage Investigation projects under 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, permitting, and inspections for Stormwater Control Measures. He is past member of the Board of Directors for ACEC/NC and has also served as Chair of several Subcommittees.

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 SCM Inspector
  • NCDEMLR Stormwater SCM Plan Reviewer
  • City of Raleigh Stormwater Management Division Certified Stormwater Inspector

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. He has prepared several urban basin flood studies for the Town of Holly Springs and provided Floodway Modifications for the City of Raleigh as part of the Lower Neuse Greenway project.

Licenses and Certifications:

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

Mr. Brian Elam, PE joined Sungate in 2004. As an engineer for Sungate, he has been responsible for hydrologic analysis and hydraulic design of Rural, Urban, Rail, and Bridge projects, many of which required FEMA coordination. Brian has also completed numerous Erosion Control designs and has extensive experience in the preparation of environmental permits. He has experience with Federal, NCDOT, municipal and private sector projects under Design-Bid-Build as well as Design-Build contracts. He is also proficient in operating hydrologic and hydraulic modeling software and has prepared and assisted with multiple flood studies for municipal clients and NCDOT.

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 performing boundary and subdivision surveys, and preparing roadway, drainage, and erosion control design for subdivision plans. As an engineer for Sungate he has been responsible for the hydraulic and hydrologic design for many rural and urban roadway and bridge projects. He has also been responsible for municipal projects including sidewalk, paving, drainage, roadway, and erosion control design, and permitting.

Licenses and Certifications:

  • Professional Engineer – North Carolina
  • Professional Land Surveyor – North Carolina
  • NCDOT Level III Designer of Erosion and Sediment Control Plans
  • NCSU Stormwater SCM Inspector
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, hydrologic modeling, and sediment and erosion control design. Eric has assisted with several NCDOT bridge, roadway, and rail projects. He has also completed the erosion and sediment control design for both NCDOT and municipal projects. Through his experience with Sungate, Eric has completed multiple hydraulic and hydrologic design projects on the municipal level and at the statewide level, including traditional Design-Bid-Build projects and Design-Build projects. He has completed the hydraulic design for several bridge replacement projects, where Eric has utilized HEC-RAS to analyze impacts to rivers and streams within existing FEMA flood studies and smaller, unmapped projects.

Licenses and Certifications:

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

Mr. David Talbert, EI joined Sungate in 2017. Prior to joining Sungate, David worked for four years in construction engineering and inspection on a variety of NCDOT, municipal, and private projects. Since joining Sungate, David has gained valuable experience in hydraulic design and sediment and erosion control design. He has assisted with design of several rural, urban and bridge projects for NCDOT.

Licenses and Certifications:

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

Mr. Matt Edwards, EI joined Sungate in 2017 and has completed erosion and sediment control designs for many tiers of roadway (interstates, highways, urban and rural projects). Outside of NCDOT projects, Matt has prepared erosion and sediment control plans for approval by the Land Quality Section of NCDEQ. He has experience in HEC-RAS modeling and has analyzed several stream restoration projects for areas of potential channel degradation.

Licenses and Certifications:

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

Mr. Jake Stanovich joined Sungate in 2017 and has acquired practical experience in hydraulic design. He has assisted with several NCDOT roadway projects, including Complete 540 and I-95 Interchange Improvements, through designing drainage networks, cross pipes, box culverts, and bridges. Jake has experience with HEC-RAS and has completed river and stream analysis for NCDOT within FEMA study areas.

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