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Expert Spotlight: Q & A with Meghan Shomper

Title: Landscape Architect

Years at Nave Newell: 4.5

Education: Penn State University – BS in Horticulture, Temple University – BS in Landscape Architecture

Favorite project:  Woodbine- it has a great combination of structured and natural landscape that has been fun to design!

Favorite Nave Newell Way Fundamental: #10- Be relentless about improvement. I find there are always new things and exciting things to learn.

Expertise: Horticulture and design

Meg during a recent landscape site walk for our Brightview Senior Living project in Devon, PA.

Family: I am married and have a 3 ½ year old son named Harry and a husband Jim, who is an architect (and a mummer).


Childhood dream job: A jockey

Hidden talents:  Baking, painting, singing, scuba diving and horseback riding

Favorite way to relax on the weekend: Being outside with my son watching him explore and learn about the environment around him, especially along the Wissahickon.

Favorite book: Ayn Rand – Atlas Shrugged

Favorite vacation destination: Greece

Professional Questions:

What is the one thing that most attracted you to Nave Newell?

The longevity of its employees and how important family/work balance is.

What advice would you give a candidate who wants to join our team of experts?

Don’t be afraid to ask questions and seek answers.

Who’s your mentor?

Paul Lepard, Greg Newell, Tim Brennan and the Project Managers. They all have a certain way about them that encourages you to grow and care.

Projects you’re currently working on: Woodbine, Haverford College Music Building and Campus Center