Our Team

Jay Henson, ASLA

Landscape Architect

  • Hometown
    South Charleston, WV

  • College
    West Virginia University (BS Landscape Architecture, 1988)

  • Affiliations
    Registered Landscape Architect in NC, SC, and VA
    Licensed Residential General Contractor
    American Society of Landscape Architects
    Board Member-Angels and Sparrows Ministry
    Huntersville Ordinance Advisory Board

  • Professional Background
    Jay Henson founded HensonFoley in May 2000. After 12 years’ experience at two large local firms (LandDesign and Little), Henson found the need to establish a consulting firm specializing in personal client attention and include the elements of Land Planning, Landscape Architecture and Civil Engineering. Upon establishing HensonFoley, Henson has approximately 33 years’ experience on numerous planning, rezoning and construction documents that include commercial, residential, civic, schools, athletic facilities, industrial, and park projects. Jay is typically involved in all phases of design, rezoning, construction documentation, site-permitting and construction administration.

  • Personal Interests
    I enjoy playing music with several bands (banjo, pedal steel guitar, and guitar), competition BBQ, and escaping to the mountains for outdoor adventures!

Tim Foley, P.E.

Civil Engineer

  • Hometown
    Bassett, VA

  • College
    Virginia Tech (BS Civil Engineering)

  • Affiliations
    American Society of Civil Engineers
    Registered Professional Engineer in NC, SC, and VA

  • Professional Background
    Tim Foley has over 28 years of experience in the Charlotte/Rock Hill region.  Recently, Tim has spent the majority of his time with the Galleria Mall Redevelopment, Large Mixed-Use and Subdivision design.  Specific roles include site planning, site analysis, utility analysis, water and sewer extension projects, roadway design, erosion control, storm drainage and BMP design, and earthwork analysis.  Tim has also been very active with high-profile projects in Charlotte/Rock Hill while meeting with government agencies and elected officials for implementing policy changes.

  • Personal Interests
    In my free time, I typically spend a lot of time with family on Lake Norman cruising around on our pontoon boat.  In addition, I spend a lot of time on home projects.

Shellie Bradshaw

Office Manager

  • Hometown
    Wenatchee, WA

  • College
    Central Washington University (BS Business Management/Administration, 1999)
    Wenatchee Valley College (Associate Arts, 1997)

  • Professional Background
    Shellie has a background working in the non-profit industry as well as holding marketing roles with various organizations that support the local community.  She is one of the founding board members of “Keep it in the Valley,” a scholarship foundation that provides scholarship funds to students planning to attend her hometown community college, Wenatchee Valley College.  She has also been affiliated with the IAFP (International Association of Fundraising Professionals).

  • Personal Interests
    My two teenagers keep me more than busy!  However, any free time hopefully includes yoga, reading, and relaxing by sunshine and the ocean. I also enjoy interior design/decorating and refurbishing “diamonds in the rough”; it’s amazing what chalk paint can do.

Justin Cobb, P.E.

Civil Engineer

  • Hometown
    Bessemer City, NC

  • College
    University of North Carolina Charlotte (BS Civil Engineering, 2016)
    Minor Mathematics-University of North Carolina Charlotte

  • Affiliations
    Professional Engineer in NC and SC

  • Professional Background
    Justin serves as a project manager for various commercial and residential projects. His work is mostly centered around the Mecklenburg County area but has stretched across NC and SC. Specific tasks include site planning, erosion control design, grading, stormwater management, roadway design, public and private utility design, site permitting and construction administration.

  • Personal Interests
    I am really passionate about history, health and fitness, and spending time with friends and family. For fun, I enjoy playing electric guitar, hunting, fishing, hiking, and spending time outdoors.

Tess Fallova

Landscape Designer

  • Hometown
    Wheeling, WV

  • College
    West Virginia University (BS Landscape Architecture, 2019)
    Minor Horticulture – West Virginia University

  • Affiliations
    SSLA Member 2015-2019

  • Professional Background
    Tess has worked on numerous projects including numerous commercial and athletic complexes.  Specific duties include site due diligence, Tree Protection Plans, Site Plans, Erosion Control/Grading Plans, Site Utility Plans and Landscape Plans.  In addition to the plan preparation, Tess is heavily involved in the site permitting phase through local Towns, Counties, and State agencies.

  • Personal Interests
    I really enjoy visiting all the different restaurants and breweries Charlotte has to offer! Outside of city life, I love going to the lake or to the mountains for some of my favorite things, kayaking, hiking, and camping.

Kennedy Wilson

Civil Engineer Designer

  • Hometown
    Burnsville, NC

  • College
    University of North Carolina–Charlotte

  • Professional Background
    Kennedy serves as a civil engineer designer for various commercial and residential projects. Specific duties include site layout design, erosion control design, grading, stormwater management, and utility design.

  • Personal Interests
    I am passionate about all things outdoors and spending time with friends and family! When I can, I love to get away to the western NC mountains where I am from. My personal hobbies include skiing, golfing, hiking, camping, and riding dirt bikes.

Blake Saunders

Civil Engineer Designer

  • Hometown
    Maiden, NC

  • College
    University of North Carolina Charlotte (BS Civil Engineering 2019)
    Minor Mathematics – University of North Carolina Charlotte
    Gaston Collage (Associates Science 2016 )

  • Professional Background
    Blake Serves as a civil engineer designer for numerous commercial and residential projects. He has worked in North and South Carolina with various municipalities . Specific task include construction administration, site planning, Grading, Stormwater management, public and private utility design, erosion control design and site permitting.

  • Personal Interests
    During my time off, I work at my family’s hardware store and help with the Maiden Sportsman Club. I enjoy Auto and Motorcycle racing. My Hobbies include golfing, mountain biking, camping, riding motorcycles, and home projects.

Maria Garver

Civil Engineer Designer

  • Hometown
    Bogota, Colombia

  • College
    Pontificia Universidad Javeriana (Spanish) – 2017
    Pontifical Xavierian University (English) – 2017

  • Professional Background
    Maria moved to The Queen City in 2018 as a part of cultural interexchange, she studied English for over 3 years being now bilingual in (Spanish-English). She has worked as a Civil Engineer for several companies in Colombia. Specific duties include site layout design, site plans, landscape plans, and construction administration. Maria is involved in plan preparation and site permitting.

  • Personal Interests
    I love to learn everything about American culture, I enjoy going on hiking, skiing, and all different kinds of outdoor activities with my husband and daughter. I love to travel alone, making new friends wherever I go, I love challenging myself when I am outside of my comfort zone.

Somerville Wang

Civil Engineer Designer

  • Hometown
    Changsha, China
  • College
    University of Florida (MS Civil Engineering 2020)
    University of Florida (MS Real Estate 2020)

  • Professional Background
    Somerville serves as a civil engineer designer for multiple commercial, residential, and athletic complexes. Specific tasks include site layout design, erosion control design, grading, and utility design. Somerville is also involved in stormwater management plan preparation and site permitting.

  • Personal Interests
    “I really enjoy connecting with people from different cultural backgrounds. I am curious about science and technology. I love all types of food from around the world and can’t wait to explore what Charlotte has to offer! Outside of work, I enjoy outdoor activities such as hiking, tennis, disc golf, and skiing. I also value health, fitness, and family time.”

Quintin Kelley

Civil Engineer Designer

  • Hometown
    Detroit, MI
  • College
    Tennessee State University (BS Architectural Engineering, 2016)
  • Affiliations
    Engineer-In-Training, LEED Green Associate
  • Professional Background
    : Quintin has worked on various commercial, residential, and industrial projects. Specific tasks include Site Planning, Erosion Control Design, Grading, Stormwater Management, Roadway Design, Tree Protection, Landscape Plans, and Structural Design.

  • Personal Interests
    “I really enjoy playing different sports such as Golf, Tennis, Baseball, and Basketball. During my down time I like to write fiction books and short stories along with a little poetry (www.artwithapen.com). I also do a little woodworking when I find the time.”

Kristen James

Landscape Designer

  • Hometown
    Austin, Texas

  • College
    Texas A&M University (BED Environmental Design 2020) Minor New Media Art-Texas A&M University

  • Professional Background
    Kristen worked in a small Land Planning and Permitting firm in Austin until moving to Charlotte. She assisted in required due diligence and planning for large and small scale residential and commercial projects and is doing much of the same now in North Carolina.

  • Personal Interests
    “I really enjoy going on walks, reading, and going to pub trivia nights with friends! I am excited to explore Charlotte and the surrounding areas more and get familiar with the city as well as the parks and preserves.”