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.

Raul Fernandez

Director of Business Development

Raul Fernandez

Director of Business Development

Raul Fernandez earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering at the Universidad del Norte in Colombia and later a Master’s Degree in Structural Design at Stevens Institute of Technology, New Jersey, USA. Toward the end of 1993, while living in Canada, he shifted his focus to business development and, for nearly 30 years, has worked worldwide on engineering design and construction projects with a special focus on Latin America and the Caribbean. Prior to joining Smith Warner, Raul served as Vice President of Design and Construction and Business Development for a financial group in Singapore. He also spent a decade as the Colombia Country Manager and Latin America Business Development Director for WSP. Raul now brings his passion for growing businesses to the management team at Smith Warner. He is working with coastal landowners, hotels, resorts, regional governments, and multilateral development banks to assist with the development and protection of the Caribbean’s shorelines, waterways, and coastal infrastructure. Raul also manages Smith Warner’s newest office in Colombia which will address coastal concerns and help the Company reach further into the Latin American market.

Management / Lead Experts

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.

Engineering and Technical Support

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.

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 favor 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.

Renee McDonald-Lyn Shue

Environmental Specialist

Renee McDonald-Lyn Shue

Environmental Specialist

Renee McDonald-Lyn Shue is a Geologist and Marine Ecosystems Specialist who performs expert environmental assessments of natural and manmade marine resources. She conducts geophysical surveys to map subsurface resources and conditions. Renee is skilled at managing projects and coordinating events. Her qualifications include: BSc Geology (Hons); MSc Marine Environment and Resources; Certificate of Principles of Project Management; Post Graduate Diploma in Environmental Management.

Clenmar Rowe

Junior Engineer

Clenmar Rowe

Junior Engineer

Clenmar Rowe is a Junior Coastal Engineer with experience in all aspects of coastal and marine design including numerical modelling, programming, and draughting. His construction experience includes quantity estimation, site supervision, and contract administration according to international (FIDIC) standards. He also conducts materials and soils laboratory testing and analyses for general civil and marine/coastal projects. Clenmar is proficient in the development of 3D- rendered models of designs which allow clients to visualise and set expectations for the finished project. Qualifications include fluency in Mandarin.

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 process from site visit, to modelling, to design, to construction. He specialises in prediction and analysis of winter storm waves that affect the 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.

Cabral Barriteau-Foster

Coastal Engineer

Cabral Barriteau-Foster

Coastal Engineer

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).

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.

Admin and Marketing

This is the glue that holds our team together.

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. 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.

Hillary Lane

Campaign Manager

Hillary Lane

Campaign Manager

Hillary Lane works across all forms of media for Smith Warner’s outreach, education, and marketing programs. Her goal is to connect with regulators, developers, private landowners, and journalists to help stakeholders understand coastal issues in the Caribbean as well as solutions to individual coastal problems. Hillary spent 15 years working in broadcast journalism for news organizations including NBC News, CNN, and The Wall Street Journal. She holds a Bachelors of Science in Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a Masters of Science in Civil (Coastal) Engineering from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, USA. Her combined background in finance, journalism, and engineering allows Hillary to explain complicated technical issues in understandable language so that those involved can make clear, well-informed decisions.

Dyonne Harper

Administrative Officer

Dyonne Harper

Administrative Officer

Dyonne Harper is Smith Warner’s Administrative Officer 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.