- Our People – Roofmeadow – Green roof good.

- Our People – Roofmeadow – Green roof good.

Charlie Miller, P.E.

Founder, Principal, President, and All-around Green Roof Guru

Charlie formed Roofscapes, now Roofmeadow, in 1997 to introduce green roof technology for urban stormwater management to the United States. A technical expert in the field, he continues heading the firm, leading our constant exploration of new and better green roofing designs and strategies. His commitment to do good and his intellectual curiosity inspires every aspect of our business. In addition to spearheading all of the firm’s research and design initiatives and authoring multiple technical white papers, Charlie participates directly on the advisory committee for the Center for Green Roof Research at Penn State. As a member of the ASTM Green Roof Task Force (E60.01.71), Charlie has authored four of the six published ASTM green roof standard methods. Charlie’s interest and experience in water resources and environmental engineering began in the 1980’s when he focused his attention on best management practices (BMPs) for water resource management, including biofiltration systems, integrated landscape measures and constructed wetlands. Charlie earned his Master of Science in Civil Engineering and his Master of Science in Geology and Geophysics from the University of Utah; he also earned his Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the College of William & Mary. He lives in Philadelphia with his wife Lyndall.

Principal, Vice President

Melissa joined Roofmeadow in 2003 and heads all operations, strategic partnerships and public policy activities all while managing risk management and our Network Contractor Program. She plays a prominent role in business development and coordinates closely with the Marketing Department to support Roofmeadow project lead management. In 2002, Melissa relocated to Philadelphia from Washington, DC, where she gained seven years of experience in management consulting and government affairs. Once in Philadelphia, she founded Higher Ground to lobby policy makers on behalf of green roof providers. In the course of this effort, she met Charlie and shortly thereafter started working for Roofmeadow. Previously, she co-founded Flywheel Group, a management consultancy, where she led constituent outreach and IT projects. She earned her law degree at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law and was accepted into the Pennsylvania Bar in 2006. She also received a Masters Degree in Medical Genetics from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Notre Dame. Melissa lives in Philadelphia with her husband, Dan, and their greyhound, Luca (aka: your friendly office lounge lizard).

Principal, Director of Project Delivery

Director of Design

Laura joined Roofmeadow in 2012 as Director of Design, bringing her passion for sustainable landscapes that inspire, educate and promote wellbeing. Laura’s passion for landscapes that work as living systems evolved during her 15 years of designing elegant, sustainable landscapes with Andropogon Associates, where she worked on prestigious projects such as Sidwell Friends Middle School and the Phipps Conservatory’s Center for Sustainable Landscapes. Laura integrates social spaces, rainwater systems and plant communities to create meaningful places where each element serves to mutually support the whole site. Outside the office, Laura pursues interests in soil ecology, meadow dynamics, and art. She spends many afternoons documenting the natural patterns of meadows and woodlands, searching for inspiration for her designs. In her home garden, Laura grows native plants, taking note of their character and durability. Born in Canada, Laura studied at the University of Toronto and the Pennsylvania State University, where she received a Masters in Landscape Architecture with a minor in ecology. She volunteers with the Delaware Valley Green Building Council, where she advocates for sustainable development practices in the Delaware Valley. Laura has developed workshops on planting design, sustainable planning, and the SITES rating system for regional and national audiences. When she can get away, Laura enjoys wilderness canoeing, camping, and hiking with her family.

Project Manager + Rooftop Agriculture Specialist

Lauren joined Roofmeadow in 2010 after earning her Master of Landscape Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania.  As a Project Manager, she provides construction oversight, project estimation, and bid preparation support for our Network contractors.  Thanks to her formidable CAD skills, Lauren can often be found at her laptop refining green roof details and roof plans to perfection.  With a passion for productive infrastructure and rooftop agriculture, she regularly travels the country visiting skyline farms and gardens and interviewing industry professionals.  Lauren is the author of EAT UP | the inside scoop on rooftop agriculture (New Society Publishers, 2013), the first full-length book about rooftop food production, and a contributing writer for Urban Farm ,Grid , and Landscape Architecture Magazine .  Before joining Roofmeadow, Lauren honed her landscape architectural skills for five years at the prestigious firms of Wallace Roberts & Todd, LLC and Mithūn, and worked as a USDA Forest Service Wilderness Ranger analyzing and maintaining trails.  She also has a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Science with a Minor in Studio Art from Skidmore College.  Lauren lives in Philadelphia with Sūka, her super genius Shepherd-Basenji mix.  Visit Laurens blog on rooftop agriculture at eatupag.com

Project Field Specialist

Paul joins Roofmeadow in 2012 as a Project Field Specialist. His role is to assist the Roofmeadow Network Contractors by providing construction oversight and on-site support throughout the construction process.  This includes writing memos for bidding projects, preparing submittals for awarded projects, developing construction implementation plans, performing waterproofing inspections, conducting on-site construction and maintenance assessments, and much more. Along with a Bachelor of Science in Building Construction Management, Paul has over twelve years of experience working as a Project Manager for General Contracting and Design-Build firms. He has travelled the country managing the construction of large projects, including institutional, commercial, and multi-family buildings. Paul graduated with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Miami in 2007. With a passion for green building, Paul earned the LEED AP credential in 2009 and has managed several LEED Silver projects for the US Military. Paul is a licensed General Contractor and Roofing Contractor in the state of Florida. Upon joining Roofmeadow, Paul relocated to Philadelphia from Tampa. In his spare time, Paul enjoys running and plans to take advantage of the miles and miles of trails in the Wissahickon Valley.

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