Staff Directory

Becky Baldwin

Office Manager

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(603) 357 0557

Becky carries out day-to-day office operations to support all program areas and administration, including financial management, overseeing correspondence and record keeping, preparing minutes for Board and Advisory Committee meetings, managing production, and logistical support for SWRPC’s varied activities.  She is a NH native and brings to SWRPC over 25 years of municipal administrative support background having worked for the Town of Peterborough after receiving her B.A., in Executive Secretarial Studies from Mount Wachusett Community College in Gardner, MA.

Rich Clough

Office Support Specialist

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(603) 357 0557

Rich performs many tasks for SWRPC, including traffic data collection support, basic IT support, database maintenance and a number of diverse day-to-day operations that interface with SWRPC’s program areas and administration. A native of New England, Rich has been in NH for over 5 decades and Keene since 1986. Rich graduated from Keene State College with a B.A. in History/Theater and a minor in Geography. Rich is blessed to be supported in life by his wife and their two cats.

Ben Gradert

Associate Planner

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(603) 357 0557

Todd Horner

Senior Planner

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(603) 357 0557

Hailing from southern Maine, Todd moved to the Monadnock Region in 2009 to pursue a career in agriculture, spending most of the next decade operating an organic farm in Peterborough, NH. His time farming instilled in him an interest in how people use, share, and relate to land and the resources it provides. That interest prompted a transition into the planning field, where he admittedly has less opportunity to get his hands literally dirty, but still finds himself digging into familiar issues: how we balance the productive use of land with its protection, how we organize our built communities upon the natural landscape, and how we can cooperate with one another to work towards shared prosperity. Todd manages and contributes to projects in a variety of program areas at SWRPC, including economic development, transportation, housing, and broadband planning. He holds a B.A. in English from Vassar College and a Master’s of Regional Planning from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.

Terry Johnson

Senior Project Manager

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(603) 357 0557

Terry brings to SWRPC a passion for collaborating with community partners to create healthier people and places in the Monadnock Region and throughout the state. He has extensive experience working at the intersection of planning and public health and has built a 35-year track record leading projects that bring together partners across multiple sectors including planning, transportation, housing, economic development, food systems, public health, and healthcare. Terry provides leadership for SWRPC’s public health planning projects. He was awarded the NH Governor’s Council on Physical Activity and Health Outstanding Achievement Award in 2017 and graduated from the University of Louisiana with a B.S. in Health and Physical Education.

J. B. Mack

Principal Planner

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(603) 357 0557

J. B. Mack, originally from Maine, has lived and worked in New Hampshire since 2007. J. B. oversees and manages SWRPC’s Transportation Planning and Brownfields Assessment Programs. He holds a Master’s of Regional Planning from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. J. B. entered the field of planning after working in the social services field where his responsibilities were to help his low-income clients with challenges ranging from housing to transportation to employment to education to daycare. Before working at SWRPC, J. B. worked for 5 years at the Southern Maine Planning and Development Commission. J. B. is a member of the Board of the Keene Housing Kids Collaborative and the Keene Downtown Housing Corporation and former Chair of the Keene Housing Board of Commissioners.

Lisa Murphy

Senior Planner

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(603) 357 0557

Lisa is a senior planner who joined the SWRPC team in 2008.  She came to the Monadnock Region after spending 17 years as a municipal planner and code enforcement officer in Connecticut. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University in Parks and Recreational Resources, and a master’s degree from Southern Connecticut State University in Urban Studies with a concentration in city planning.  She has an expansive range of experience in municipal planning including, municipal master plans and ordinances, site plan review, wetlands and code enforcement, resource protection, and emergency management.  At SWRPC, she has also become the staff person who manages the Emergency Management program and has assisted nearly all of the Towns in the region with updates to their hazard mitigation plans and emergency operations plans. In addition, Lisa manages the Natural Resources program where she has secured funding for several grants to assist communities with Watershed Management Plans to improve water quality.

Tim Murphy

Executive Director

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(603) 357 0557

Tim has served as SWRPC’s Executive Director since 1995. Over the years, he has worked to expand the agency work program to incorporate emergency preparedness, economic development, energy, broadband connectivity, and public health for the benefit of Southwest NH and its 33 member communities. Fundamental in his approach are embracing integrated planning and working collaboratively among a full range of stakeholders. He holds a bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies from the University of Michigan and a MS in Geography with a concentration in City and Regional Planning from Eastern Michigan University. Prior experience includes employment with the South Florida Regional Planning Council from 1985-1995. As an advocate of consensus building and utilizing partnership approaches to address community development, sustainability and resource conservation issues, Tim has served on a number of local and state boards and committees.

Sean O’Donnell

Planner

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(603) 357 0557

Andrew Smeltz

Planner

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(603) 357 0557

Andrew grew up in Keene and attended Keene High before heading to the University of New Hampshire to study conservation and forestry. After college, he left New Hampshire, heading west, to travel and explore mountains. This odyssey lead to a seven-year career working seasonal conservation positions across the country. In 2014, Andrew returned to New Hampshire where he earned a Master’s Degree in Environmental Science from Antioch University New England with a concentration in Conservation Biology. After graduating, Andrew worked at Nashua Regional Planning Commission as a GIS Analyst for five years before joining SWRPC. Andrew is excited to work in the region where he grew up. He will assist SWRPC with projects related to transportation, housing, natural resources, and GIS.

Henry Underwood

GIS Specialist/Planner

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(603) 357 0557

Henry Underwood currently oversees Geographic Information Systems Assistance services at SWRPC and has participated in a variety of agency programs and initiatives including the development of the Greater Monadnock Public Health Network Community Health Improvement and Climate and Health Adaptation plans; an inventory of high-speed internet service in Southwest NH; oversight of road and stream crossing assessments, transportation research, and road surface management systems; and, map production, data collection, and analysis in support of local master plans, hazard mitigation planning, tax mapping, and resource-related projects. In the realm of broadband, he continues to provide administrative support to the Monadnock Broadband Group – an informal coalition of municipal officials, practitioners and other stakeholders with interest in understanding and coordinating relative to broadband issues in Southwest NH.

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