Frank Braxton, RLA Partner
Frank serves as a client contact and provides design oversight for land planning and site development projects. Prior to founding CLD, he was president of Sungate Design Group, PA, an engineering and landscape architecture firm. He has worked with the City of Raleigh Planning Department, Wake County Parks Department, and served as vice president of Voorhees Land Development. His varied experience provides the design team with the integration of planning, engineering and landscape architecture needed to ensure successful projects. Frank received a BS Degree from North Carolina State University in 1973 and has practiced Landscape Architecture for more than 30 years. In August of 2018, he was elected as Town Commissioner for the Town of Topsail Beach, NC.
Jeff Petroff, PE Partner
Jeff oversees the engineering department for CLD Engineering and has extensive knowledge of the state and local regulatory agencies. He has more than two decades of civil engineering experience in the Carolinas, including infrastructure design and permitting for commercial, municipal and residential projects. Jeff received a BS from Clemson University in Civil Engineering and holds Professional Engineering licenses in North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. Previously Jeff served 9 years on the Cape Fear Public Transportation Authority, including 2 years as Chairman. In July 2018, he was appointed by the County Commissioners to the Hanover County Planning Board and currently serves as Chairman.
Sarah Lloyd, PLA
As a landscape architect, Sarah coordinates with Frank Braxton, CLD’s RLA, along with other engineers and planners to provide site design alternatives that address the aesthetics, practicality and safety of a proposed project. She works in areas such as planting design, grading and drainage, site layout and circulation, materials selection, and lighting to provide design solutions that best satisfy project requirements, abide by local code, and reflect the client’s taste. She received a Bachelors of Landscape Architecture from NC State University’s College of Design and also obtained a minor in Horticulture.
Nathan Allen, Landscape Designer & Planner
Nathan joined the CLD team in 2016 after receiving his Masters degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Maryland. Nathan works closely with other engineers and landscape architects at CLD to provide support through all phases of site development from initial design concepts to construction documents and details. As a landscape designer Nathan primarily focuses on developing zoning compliant landscape plans, tree protection/removal permits, as well as illustrative sketches and plans.
Jason R. Carmine, PE
Jay holds two engineering degrees from North Carolina State University. He is the Director of Engineering for in the company and handles the engineering and permitting on multiple projects. Jay oversees the engineering staff and furthers their training and education with the ultimate goal of helping them attain professional licensure. He specializes in the design and modeling of water systems, stormwater management devices, and sanitary sewer pump stations. Jay is also part of the project management team where he is the point of contact for projects in the design process.
Tracie Rabalais, Accountant
Tracie serves as the client liaison for all accounting operations for the company. She manages the financial functions related to the billing, project tracking, and organization of the company’s financial operation. She handles a variety of administrative roles within the company’s operations working directly with the CLD team. As the client contact for billing, she works with the customer to ensure they have the best experience possible. Tracie received her BA degree from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.
Renee Lewis-Wiegner, Civil Designer
Renee joined CLD in 2005. Her background includes land survey, civil design and architectural design. She provides support for both the engineers and landscape architects with an emphasis on planning, permitting, and construction document preparation.
Suyong Joung, E.I.
Suyong Joung joined the CLD team as an Engineering Intern October of 2018. He graduated from Inha University with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. Suyong brings a background in stormwater and drainage design and modeling to the engineering team.
Len Jenkins, Lead Inspector
Len joined CLD Engineering in 2019 as lead inspector whose primary responsibilities include but are not limited to submittal reviews and site inspections for the company. Len brings an extensive background in commercial construction since 1979 both supervising and managing a wide range of project types and varied construction methods.