Bob Mora has over 19 years of experience in land surveying and civil engineering, providing civil design services for both private developers and municipalities. He has successfully managed and completed projects for the Sewerage and Water Board, the Department of Public Works, the Regional Planning Commission, the Orleans Levee Board, and St. Bernard, Ascension, and Plaquemines Parishes. As a sub-consultant for the Army Corps of Engineers, Bob managed the construction of over $100 million of flood protection, earning a Certificate of Appreciation for Exceptional Achievement from the Hurricane & Storm Damage Risk Reduction System Mission. A native of New Orleans, Bob graduated from LSU with a degree in Civil Engineering and Land Surveying. He is an active member and past president of the New Orleans Chapter of Engineers Without Borders, helping engineers identify pro bono opportunities both locally and around the globe. He is also on the steering committee of the Greater New Orleans Water Collaborative, which promotes best practices for regional water management.
Mary Schambeau Johnson specializes in structural engineering for Batture. Her extensive expertise includes commercial construction, multifamily residences, renovations, and pre-engineered building foundations. Mary has performed structural design on multiple construction projects, including the Iberville Housing Development and the downtown World Trade Center. With this experience, Mary offers the perfect blend of structural knowledge and practical field knowledge. Originally from Fairhope, Alabama, Mary received her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree from Auburn, graduating Summa Cum Laude. She moved to New Orleans to pursue her career and is known for her dedication to community service. Ms. Schambeau Johnson is a past President of the New Orleans Chapter of Engineers Without Borders. She also serves on the Community Assistance Fund Board for the Junior League of New Orleans, which provides small grants for local non-profits.
Roderick (Rod) Richardson is Survey Operations Manager at Batture LLC, overseeing project management, surveying, and drafting for land surveying projects. When he joined the team in 2020, he had 18 years of surveying and drafting experience at a New Orleans engineering, architecture, and land surveying firm. He has experience with a variety of programs, including AutoCAD, Carlson Survey, Leica GEO and Carlson Xport. His experience in rural, coastal, and urban settings has afforded Rod with an extensive knowledge of most surveying equipment and the skill of performing surveying tasks through the use of boats and ATV’s. Rod has completed surveying and drafting tasks for commercial and residential clients; organizations such as LaDOTD, the Orleans Levee Board, and USACE; and city/local municipalities.
Mark Schexnayder, MS, is a career biologist who joined the Batture team in 2020. Over his career, he earned respected roles such as Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Louisiana shrimp program manager and the Director of the LDWF Marine Laboratory on Grand Terre before joining LSU AgCenter in 2000 as a Coastal Advisor. He was named a Special Assistant to the Chancellor to oversee recovery efforts in the Greater New Orleans Area after Hurricane Katrina. Mark helped craft the Bayou St. John Management Plan and lead several restoration projects in the bayou and in New Orleans City Park, such as removal of a dam on Bayou St John and the Big Lake enhancements. He also was part of a team that installed nine artificial fishing reefs in Lake Pontchartrain. When the 2010 BP oil spill occurred, Mark returned to LDWF to help coordinate fisheries recovery efforts. As Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Office of Fisheries, his projects included the development of seafood sustainability, certification and traceability programs. Additionally, he represented LDWF on the Crab, Shrimp and Oyster Task Forces. As an employee of Batture, Mark is able to apply his talents to public parks and coastal projects, as well as local, State and Federal government projects.
Ellen Buckley is a local New Orleanian with nearly 15 years of experience as a Fundraising Events Director for several non-profits within the Greater New Orleans area, including The National WWII Museum, Audubon Nature Institute, and The American Heart Association. Through her work experience with non-profits and as the co-owner of her own wedding planning business, has honed her skills in client cultivation, volunteer mobilization, stewardship, event marketing, staff management, and office administration to ensure the success of the organization. She brings with her to Batture a proficiency in multitasking and flexibility with the changing demands of the workforce and industry in Louisiana. Ellen graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of New Orleans in 2007 with a degree in Art History and a minor in Business Administration. Throughout her career, she has always prioritized giving back to the New Orleans community and is excited to be a part of a socially and environmentally conscience engineering firm.
Originally from Guatemala, Hermann moved to New Orleans as a child and has been local to the New Orleans area ever since. He obtained both his Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Civil Engineering from Tulane University. While pursuing his master’s degree at Tulane University, he was employed as a Research Assistant performing structural engineering research.
Through 15 years of experience, Hermann has honed the following skills: design of foundations and high-wind resistant systems; design of steel, masonry, timber, and concrete structural systems to support gravity and lateral loads for new commercial, industrial, and residential construction; design of structural support systems and modifications for existing structures; construction oversight; BIM coordination; QA/QC for both design and construction phases; and project management. He is experienced in many software platforms, including Revit, AutoCAD, RISA, Enercalc, Excel, iLevel Forte, and Profis Engineering. Outside of the office, Hermann is Vice-President of One Heart NOLA and a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers.
Lauren Williams, PLA is a licensed Professional Landscape Architect at Batture with a focus on green infrastructure site interventions in an urban environment. Lauren has extensive experience in community engagement and public outreach for sustainable stormwater management solutions. In addition to her design experience, Lauren has performed construction administration for both small and large scale projects. As a Green Infrastructure Professional, (GIP), she played a key role in multiple award-winning green infrastructure projects in both Louisiana and North Carolina.
Jake Yemma is a Project Engineer at Batture specializing in civil design. Jake enjoys working within a team of individuals with different strengths and skillsets from his own. He finds that this often leads to new and better ways to solve problems. Jake completed a bachelor's degree in Music Science and Technology at Tulane University and went on to complete another bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from LSU. While in school, he interned for the Louisiana DOTD where he honed his skills in data collection and Arc GIS. After this, he spent several years in New York working on private and public roadway and infrastructure projects, then returned to New Orleans to work for the Louisiana DOTD. Mr. Yemma has extensive experience with permitting, cost estimating, project management, roadway design, grading and drainage, traffic analysis and reporting, construction staging, inspection, and MPT, stormwater management, surveying, cost. Along with his technical knowledge, he capitalizes on his musical background to find creative solutions when designing projects.
Arielle Authement, EI is a Civil/Structural Designer at Batture LLC specializing in structures. She graduated with a B.S. in Civil Engineering from UNO in 2017 and soon began working as an EI for a civil engineering firm in New Orleans. Under the guidance of licensed engineers, she has experience in design of commercial buildings, multifamily housing, renovations, and pre-engineered building foundations, as well as construction administration. Arielle possesses expertise with structural calculations and evaluation of design loads, the use of structural design software (RISA), and the production of structural design construction documents using REVIT. Additionally, Arielle is President of the New Orleans Chapter of Engineers Without Borders and frequently volunteers for build days with Habitat for Humanity.
Sophie Lott is a Landscape Architect, where she has been shaping beautiful, functional outdoor spaces since June 2019. With a Master of Landscape Architecture from Louisiana State University and a background in marketing, Sophie brings a unique perspective to her work. Combining her understanding of how people interact with their surroundings with her expertise in design, Sophie creates
landscapes that are both visually stunning and deeply connected to the people who use them. From large commercial redevelopment projects to residential designs that focus on green infrastructure, Sophie has a diverse portfolio that reflects her dedication to creating meaningful outdoor spaces.
Huynh Duc Kevin Dinh, EI is an Engineer Intern at Batture specializing in surveying and civil engineering taks. Kevin graduated from the University of New Orleans in May 2019, excelling in specialized coursework such as Elementary Surveying Measurements and Drones. During college, his involvement in civil engineering extended beyond the classroom. Kevin was involved in the American Society of Civil Engineers, American Concrete Institute, and Society of Women Engineers. He developed leadership skills as the UNO Survey Captain for the ASCE Deep South Conference from 2017-2019. At Batture, Kevin assists surveying and civil engineering projects as a drafter and field technician.
Originally from Covington, LA, Paul graduated with a B.S. in Civil Engineering from LSU in 2016 and soon began working at a construction company where he developed the skills necessary for quantity take off, cost analysis and model building for a range of clients in the public and private sectors. He is experienced in many software platforms, including AutoCAD and Trimble Business Center. Paul is now diversifying his experience and working as a survey technician to ultimately pursue his Professional Land Surveyor license. Paul's positivity and eagerness to learn has made him a great addition to the Batture Team.
Caroline Mire, originally from Madisonville, attended Texas A&M in College Station,TX, graduating with a Bachelor of Environmental Design degree in 2000. For 10 years, Caroline lived and worked in Fort Worth, TX creating both architectural design and construction documents for educational facilities and retail stores. After returning home to New Orleans, Caroline expanded her experience working for Pond in Metairie where she specialized in facilities space management and military planning. Caroline made her way to Batture LLC in 2021 bringing with her 15 years of experience in AutoCAD drafting and a love of visual arts. This makes Caroline an invaluable member of the team, responsible for setting-up and preparing new drawings for engineering design, as well as maintaining Batture LLC’s drafting standards. Caroline loves contributing to a project’s success behind the scenes and is known lovingly by her colleagues as the “life of the party” always arranging the next team social hour.
Tylon Richard grew up in St. Bernard Parish and graduated from Howard University in 2021 with a degree in civil and environmental engineering. Before graduating, Tylon interned with Batture LLC in the summer of 2018 and was immediately promoted to a full-time employee when his schooling was complete. At Batture, Tyon wears many hats as a land surveying technician, surveying different locations
within the Greater New Orleans area, and also as a civil designer, specializing in the use of engineering softwares such as AutoCAD to design infrastructure such as
parking lots and roads. Tylon looks forward to expanding his experience in the engineering field and to ultimately becoming a licensed engineer.
Sandra K. Rico, is an Engineer at Batture LLC specializing in surveying and civil engineering tasks. Sandra is currently enrolled at the University of New Orleans and expects to graduate in May 2024. Joining the team as a student intern in 2022, Sandra has 2 years of experience in both survey drafting and architectural design and is an accomplished drone pilot with certification by the FAA for commercial use. She also has experience with a variety of programs, including AutoCad and Carlson Survey. Sandra is now diversifying her experience to ultimately pursue her Professional Land Surveyor License and spends her time as a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Society of Women Engineers, and Society of American Military Engineers.
Alexander Vu grew up in Atlanta, Georgia and graduated from the University of NewOrleans in 2021 with a degree in civil and environmental engineering. While pursuing his degree, Alexander was an Assistant Project Manager at a construction company, working on many federal projects across the country. At Batture, Alexander is a civil designer working mainly on infrastructure projects such as site design and roads. He looks forward to investing in the future of Engineering by taking part in several organizations such as the American Concrete Institute of Louisiana and the American Society of Civil Engineers of New Orleans where he holds board position focusing on mentoring students pursuing Civil Engineering degrees. Alexander continues to expand his experience in the engineering and construction field and will soon become a licensed engineer. Always striving to work on unique projects with an amazing team, Alexander is happy to achieve these goals through Batture LLC.
Clifford Montero is a resident inspector and survey technician at Batture. He joined the team in 2021 as an inspector and has expanded his skill set under the direction of our Survey department. Prior to this, Mr. Montero completed resident inspection tasks for numerous agencies, including Sewerage and Water Board, City of New Orleans, and New Orleans DPW.