Directors

We’re the people who help you take your Caribbean project from start to finish.

Jamel Banton

Managing Director

Jamel Banton

Managing Director

Jamel Banton is a Senior Coastal Engineer with more than 20 years’ experience. He has been at the forefront of coastline rehabilitation and protection and resort beach development in the Caribbean. With a strong knowledge of the natural processes that contribute to the geomorphology of the nearshore and a bank of extensive experience, he conceives practical, client-focused solutions that regulators approve. Working with architects and planners, Jamel is able to integrate sustainable shoreline protection and enhancement principles with development plans to satisfy environmental and functional constraints. His foresight and resourceful design approach allow for early-stage identification of cost-efficiencies, leading to a more streamlined design, approval, and implementation process. Jamel’s research has been published in peer-reviewed journals. His registrations and qualifications include: Registered Professional Engineer, Jamaica; BSc Civil Engineering (Hons); MSc Coastal Engineering and Port Development; MBA.

Christopher Hylton

Director of Projects

Christopher Hylton

Director of Projects

Christopher Hylton is a Senior Coastal Engineer with nearly 20 years’ experience in the industry. He is integral to the design and planning of coastal projects and leads the execution of construction-related projects and issues for the company. With his sound understanding of coastal engineering processes and in-depth knowledge of the marine construction industry, Chris is able to promote technical and economic optimisation at the design stage and to bring in projects on time, on budget, and to specification. Chris supervises Smith Warner’s construction projects throughout the Caribbean region. His registrations and qualifications include: Registered Professional Engineer, Jamaica; Registered Professional Engineer, St Lucia; BSc Civil Engineering (Hons), MSc Environmental and Coastal Engineering.

Philip Warner

Director of Operations

Philip Warner

Director of Operations

Philip Warner is an expert Professional Coastal Engineer with nearly 30 years experience in a wide variety of international and regional coastal and marine projects. He is a strategic and innovative problem solver, as well as an expert in numerical and physical modelling of coastal, marine, and hydrodynamic processes. Philip has worked closely with several numerical modelling systems for coastal process simulation and is able to specify the optimum numerical modelling platform to best solve a specific problem. His experience extends to program planning for oceanographic data collection missions. Philip serves as a mentor and guide for all junior engineers in the firm. His registrations and qualifications include: Registered Professional Engineer, Jamaica; Registered Professional Engineer, Ontario, Canada; Barbados Association of Professional Engineers (Dormant); Member Jamaica Institution of Engineers; Member Professional Engineers Ontario: BSc Civil Engineering (Hons); MSc Coastal Engineering.

David AY Smith

Director of Quality and Innovation

David AY Smith

Director of Quality and Innovation

David Smith is an expert Professional Coastal Engineer with more than 30 years experience and an in-depth understanding of the unique coastal processes that exist in a tropical environment. He has been at the forefront of integrating climate change adaptation with traditional and eco-friendly coastline protection solutions. David’s experience has taught him to work in concert with natural coastal processes to retain the shoreline’s pristine beauty while transforming an eroded beach into an enhanced and stabilised environment. He has extensive experience at both international and regional engineering firms working on complex marine projects around the world. These include ports and marina designs, shoreline stabilisation projects, and national coastal zone management plans. David lectures part-time in the Faculty of Engineering, University of the West Indies, Mona, and has provided expert witness testimony. His registrations and qualifications include: Registered Professional Engineer, Jamaica; Registered Professional Engineer, Ontario, Canada; Member Jamaica Institution of Engineers; Member Professional Engineers Ontario: BSc Civil Engineering (Hons); MSc Civil Engineering Hydraulics; Dip. Imperial College in Civil Engineering Hydraulics; PhD Coastal Engineering.

Management

Meet the people who are here to support you every step of the way.

Graham Jervis

Manager of Business Development

Graham Jervis

Manager of Business Development

Graham Jervis is a Coastal Engineer well-versed in the numerical modelling of hydrodynamic phenomena and the execution of oceanographic data collection. Graham has expertise in the development of solutions for environmental problems experienced by the oil and gas and dredging industries. His extensive work requires deep understanding of the movements of waves, currents, tides, and sediments. His registrations and qualifications include: Registered Professional Engineer, Jamaica; Member Jamaica Institution of Engineers; BSc Civil Engineering (Hons); MSc Coastal Engineering Hydroinformatics.

Elisabeth Mondon

Manager of Operations

Elisabeth Mondon

Manager of Operations

Elisabeth Mondon is a senior Coastal Engineer with experience in the design of coastal and marine structures, execution of oceanographic data collection programmes, and specification of 3-D physical modelling in a coastal laboratory. She excels in the set-up, verification, running, and interpretation of computer model simulations. Meticulous with data entry, model verification processes, and model execution, Elisabeth ensures our clients’ confidence in the results of her investigations. Her registrations and qualifications include: Registered Professional Engineer, Jamaica; Member Jamaica Institution of Engineers; Bachelor of Science (Hons); MSc Coastal and Offshore Engineering.

Danielle Dowding-Gooden

Manager of Consultancy Projects

Danielle Dowding-Gooden

Manager of Consultancy Projects

Danielle Dowding-Gooden is a Coastal and Environmental Engineer who also is proficient in developing, running, and analyzing complex coastal and hydraulic models. She interprets the results of this modelling and clearly articulates the recommendations in her reports to government agencies, development banks, and property owners. The clarity of her explanations and the understandable manner in which she outlines project designs allow clients to make well-informed decisions and give regulators the confidence to approve the proposed solutions. Danielle manages projects with national policy implications, balancing stakeholder goals, the regulatory environment, coastal engineering possibilities, and site restrictions. Her registrations and qualifications include: Registered Professional Engineer, Jamaica; BSc Civil and Environmental Engineering (Minor in Urban Planning); MSc Coastal and Marine Engineering and Management.

Corinne Smith

Proposal and Presentation Manager

Corinne Smith

Proposal and Presentation Manager

Corinne Smith is a Communication Expert who consistently delivers high quality reporting and provides editorial document control. She has the unique ability to edit highly technical materials so that they are understandable for all stakeholders including non-technical audiences. In her role as Proposals Manager, she ensures that the all of the company’s proposals are fully executed from start to finish. This involves coordinating the proposal process, preparing the actual proposals and presenting them to clients. Corinne is responsible for managing the assembly of proposals, documents, and presentations. Her qualifications include an Associate Degree in Hospitality & Tourism, courses in Comprehensive Substantive Technical Editing, and a Master’s Degree in Fine Arts.

Cabral Barriteau-Foster

Manager of Construction Resources

Cabral Barriteau-Foster

Manager of Construction Resources

Cabral Barriteau-Foster is a Coastal Engineer with a focus on construction and budget management, procurement, and contract administration. He has served as the project engineer and site engineer on both private sector projects and government-funded programs. Cabral worked as the contract administrator for the Barbados Coastal Risk Assessment and Management Program Baseline Studies which collected a large range of data sets covering the ocean water quality, bathymetry, topography, wave climate and shoreline evolution of the Barbados coast and its terrestrial waters. He served as the client’s engineer for the Government of Barbados on the Holetown Waterfront Improvement Project, expertly delivering two kilometers of coastline stabilization structures to that municipal district. He led the procurement and deployment of US$1 million of monitoring equipment for the Oceanographic Monitoring Program, which now provides real-time oceanographic data around Barbados. Prior to this, Cabral completed the construction and quality control surveys for the entry system of the Port Ferdinand Marina, St. Peter Barbados. He consistently brings in projects on time and on budget. His qualifications include: Registered Professional Engineer, Jamaica; Registered Professional Engineer, Barbados; BSc Civil Engineering (Hons); MSc Coastal Engineering (Merit).

Edward Albada

Principal

Edward Albada

Principal

Edward Albada is a Senior Coastal Engineer and a Principal at Smith Warner. He has superb team and project management expertise, and smoothly directs consulting and infrastructure development projects to ensure completion on time and on budget. Edward’s strong working knowledge of contracts allows for management of risks and contractual issues to proactively avoid the potential for disputes. During his expansive career, Edward has worked with global engineering firms on numerous large scale and complex developments including ports and marinas and minimizing the coastal impact of oil and gas projects,He has been called as an expert witness to give testimony in coastal development cases. His registrations and qualifications include: Registered Professional Engineer, Trinidad and Tobago; Registered Professional Engineer, State of Florida, USA; Registered Professional Engineer, State of North Carolina (inactive); MCArb; MASCE; BSc Engineering Science (concentration in Coastal and Oceanographic Engineering); MSc Coastal and Oceanographic Engineering; LLM in Construction Law and Arbitration (Distinction); Post Graduate Certificate in Construction Law and Arbitration; USCG Merchant Marine Officer.

Engineering and Environment

Georgeann Henry

Georgeann Henry

Georgeann is a Junior Civil Engineer whose specialty is field quality control engineering. She is an experienced Clerk of Works and has prepared reports for road infrastructure, coastal beach erosion and the rehabilitation of groynes. While onsite she ensures that the work meets design and drawing specifications and monitors safety and quality. She is the Project Manager’s right hand and raises the alert when there are concerns and provides instructions to field staff on how to make corrections. Georgeann holds a BSc in Civil Engineering from the University of the West Indies.

Duvaughn Henlon

Civil Engineer

Duvaughn Henlon

Civil Engineer

Duvaughn is a Civil and Construction Engineer and Certified Project Manager.  He designs and builds drainage, retaining walls, groynes for coastal designs, breakwaters, seawalls, wastewater treatment plants, and water supply networks, and can do traffic impact assessments. He is able to design coastal structures, as well as manage and construct such designs. He is experienced at leading complex civil and coastal infrastructure projects, managing hundreds of employees and subtrades at the job site. Duvaughn excels at understanding and applying contracts and developing bills of quantities and is an expert in using Microsoft Project as well as ST Waves, sBEACH Design software for modeling, MIKE21, Civil 3D, GIS, and AHEC-HMS for GIS modeling rainwater. He is good at coaching and mentoring juniors both technically and in construction. His qualifications include Certification in Project Management, BEng in Construction Engineering from the University of Technology, Jamaica, and an MSc in Civil Engineering from Harbin Engineering University in China.  Duvaughn is a Registered Engineer in Jamaica.

Navado Stewart

Draftsman

Navado Stewart

Draftsman

Navado’s background as a portrait artist gives him a special edge in rendering steel and reinforced concrete structures in Civil3D.  He uses survey data to create shape files to render the geospatial environment in 3D to match and transpose the coordinates of a design in the grid of the specific country. Navado assists the engineering team by doing take-offs of quantities for estimates and brainstorming the quickest and most efficient way to work to ensure a project fits the design requirements. He is versed in the use of Civil 3D, AutoCAD, QGIS, and Google Earth. He holds a Diploma in Structural Engineering from University of Technology in Jamaica.

Pete Bryan

Junior Field Engineer

Pete Bryan

Junior Field Engineer

Pete is a Junior Field Civil Engineer and project manager experienced in calculating materials for aggregates and concrete, drafting and using Microsoft Project. He assists senior project managers with scheduling, finding and improving lags, budgeting resources and updating project schedules. Pete plays close attention to quality control and has a talent for spotting and solving problems on the job before they become a problem. His qualifications include a BEng in Civil Engineering from the University of Technology, Jamaica.

Allison Pearce

Ecohydrologist/Aquatic Systems Manager

Allison Pearce

Ecohydrologist/Aquatic Systems Manager

Allison Pearce is an Ecohydrologist with over 12 years’ professional experience in natural resources management, water resources assessment and monitoring, and land and aquatic ecosystems quality management. She analyses the interactions between hydrological and biological processes within drainage basins and the socio-economic issues affecting aquatic ecosystems functioning. She uses a combination of in-situ and geospatial analysis techniques for assessment of aquatic ecosystems state. Allison manages the aquatic ecosystems department of Smith Warner providing technical advice and recommendations in the fields of ecohydrology, surface hydrology, water resources, and aquatic ecosystems. She is an advocate of integrated watershed management (IWRM) and sustainable designs and ensures that design solutions favour low-impact alternatives. Her registrations and qualifications include: Member of the Society of Wetland Scientists (USA), member of Jamaica Institute of Environmental Professionals, MSc in Water Science Engineering-Specialization: Ecohydrology.

Jason Rimann

Junior Engineer

Jason Rimann

Junior Engineer

Jason Rimann is a Junior Civil Engineer who has been gaining experience in all aspects of coastal engineering including numerical modelling, design of coastal structures, and construction supervision. He uses mathematical programs to extract and analyse data as part of the design process. Jason’s construction experience includes quantity estimating and budgeting as well as site supervision. He holds a BSc. Civil Engineering (Hons) and a Commercial Pilot’s License.

Miles Harris

Coastal Engineer

Miles Harris

Coastal Engineer

Miles Harris is a Coastal Engineer with the vision and skills to execute the complete coastal engineering projects from site visit, to modelling, to design, and construction. He specialises in prediction and analysis of winter storm waves that affect Caribbean coasts. Well-rounded and meticulous in numerical modelling, Miles develops the technical specifications for the design of marine and coastal structures. His qualifications include: BSc Civil Engineering (Hons); MSc in Coastal Engineering and Port Development; Certificate in Dredging Technology.

Technical Support

Raygan Davis

Draftsman

Raygan Davis

Draftsman

Raygan is a Junior Draftsman with experience in AutoCAD, Civil 3D, and QGIS.  He has experience working with the AMANDA System, an electronic tracking system that allows applications at the National Environment Planning Agency (NEPA) in Jamaica to be submitted and tracked online. Raygan holds a Diploma in Drafting & Building Technology from the Vocational Training Development Institute in Jamaica.

Roberto Lyn

AutoCAD specialist

Roberto Lyn

AutoCAD specialist

Roberto Lyn is a Senior Draftsperson, land survey technician, construction technician, and estimator working on CAD, Civil 3D, and GIS platforms. He graphically represents marine and coastal project elements so that clients can visualise the proposed designs. Such detailed drawings help governments evaluate the regulatory impact of projects and allow contractors to build to specifications. Roberto’s qualifications include: Diploma in Construction Technology; Diploma in Land Surveying and GeoInformatics; Certificate in AutoDesk Architecture, Revit, Civil 3D.

Fabian Jones

AutoCAD specialist

Fabian Jones

AutoCAD specialist

Fabian Jones is a Draftsman working primarily on consultancy design and design/build projects. He is proficient in CAD and 3D rendering, using platforms such as AutoCAD Civil 3D, Lumion, and SketchUp. He prepares conceptual, preliminary, and detailed design drawings of coastal/marine project elements for regulatory bodies, private clients, and for construction tendering. Such detailed drawings help government planners and decision-makers evaluate the broad impacts of projects under consideration. His 3D renderings enable clients to visually appreciate projects’ design and scope. Fabian’s other work includes itemized supply, materials quantity, and labor cost estimation and using GIS tools such as QGIS for data manipulation and representation. Fabian has a Diploma in Drafting and Building Technology and Certification in Civil 3D.

Stefan Ramdeen

Surveyor / Assistant Project Manager

Stefan Ramdeen

Surveyor / Assistant Project Manager

Stefan Ramdeen is a surveyor with 10 years of experience in the construction industry. He has worked on major infrastructure projects such as Kingston, Jamaica’s Port Royal Street revetment as well as on the construction of private homes and schools. Stefan’s qualifications include a BSc in Surveying and GIS and a Certificate in Project Management.

Shauna-Marie Gray

GIS Specialist

Shauna-Marie Gray

GIS Specialist

Shauna-Marie Gray is a GIS Technician whose skills include shoreline analyses and geo-referencing of images. Shauna-Marie’s work extends to analysis of the underwater terrain ( the seabed bathymetry) to help the engineering team clearly understand the geographic attributes of each project area. She is proficient in QGIS and ArcMap and programs in SQL to extrapolate information from tabular data. Shauna-Marie creates vulnerability maps to assist Caribbean governments with national and regional planning so they can best protect their populations against the risks from natural disasters. Her qualifications include: BSc (Hons) Land Surveying and GIS (double major); Certification in SQL.

Administrative Support

Antionette Smith

Accounting Assistant

Antionette Smith

Accounting Assistant

Antionette is part of the accounting team working on receivables, balanced entries and bank reconciliation. She assists in managing payables with all vendor accounts and is comfortable managing business activities and supervising teams. Her background is in HR and meeting arrangements. She holds a BSc in Human Resource Management and is working on a Masters in Business Administration at UWI.

Dyonne Harper

Office Manager / Executive Assistant

Dyonne Harper

Office Manager / Executive Assistant

Dyonne Harper is Smith Warner’s Officer Manager and the glue that holds our team together. Dyonne arranges and organizes travel, disbursements, and events. She is a general support resource to engineers and technicians working in the field. Her qualifications include: Certified Professional Secretary (CPS); Certified Administrative Professional (CAP).

Yvette Archibald

Senior Accountant

Yvette Archibald

Senior Accountant

Yvette Archibald is a senior Financial Accountant who arranges and manages all accounting activities including: payables, invoicing, collections, reconciliation, audits ,and financial management strategy. Yvette also oversees Smith Warner’s policies and procedures. She holds a BSc in Management Studies Accounting; MSc in Accounting.