About Our Team
Being a virtual consulting company, our value is in our people. Because of this fact, Fentress seeks employees with more than talent, education, and professional experience. We also seek employees who can work independently, are self-motivated, and effective at time management. While many businesses desire these traits, at Fentress, we require these traits.
founded the company in 1988 and serves as president and lead executive consultant. He has a master’s degree in political science and is pursuing a Ph.D. in public administration and policy analysis. Keith has an extensive history of consulting to real property organizations. His skills include organizational development, program evaluation, and business process improvement. He has a unique ability to develop systematic solutions to organizational challenges and present complex materials to all levels of understanding and knowledge, skills that serve him well both in his client work and his leadership of the company. He enjoys outdoor pursuits like backpacking, canoeing, snorkeling, and fly fishing. He also enjoys martial arts and playing the saxophone.
has been with Fentress since 2001 and provides senior project management, analytical, and program support. She has experience managing projects, developing communications and operations strategies, analyzing and presenting data, and performing quantitative and qualitative analysis and research. She also supports the company’s business development and marketing activities and provides technical writing and editing support to other company projects. Donna has a bachelor’s of science degree and a master’s degree, both in business administration. She enjoys reading, cooking, running, and spending time with her family.
Matt Hemphill, AIA
joined Fentress in 2005. He earned a bachelor of science in architecture degree and a bachelor of architecture degree from Catholic University of America. In addition to designing and managing construction projects of various types in both the public and private sector, Matt’s professional experience has emphasized individual and management level responsibility for facility condition reports, needs assessment programs, and long-range facilities planning. His ability to quickly analyze client operations, define space deficiencies, and develop planning solutions has been instrumental in the development of several national initiatives aimed at controlling government spending while maintaining a high level of design. During his career, he has been involved in many successful projects and facility types, such as courthouses, land ports of entry, hospitals, outpatient medical office buildings, assisted living facilities, and general office space for large corporations. Matt enjoys music and running, and likes to cook.
joined the Fentress team in 1997 and serves as a lead consultant, project manager, and facilitator for a variety of analytical, workplace solutions, and facility needs assessment projects. Alison earned her bachelor’s degree from James Madison University and her master’s degree in industrial/organizational psychology from the University of Baltimore. She began her career as a social science research analyst for the U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons, and has since provided management consulting services to a number of justice-related clients. She has a unique ability to build relationships and consensus within management and project teams, and excels in quantitative and qualitative analysis and research, group facilitation, and organizational effectiveness. Alison’s personal interests include traveling, reading, fitness, and spending time with her three boys.
began working for Fentress in 2005 immediately after graduating from Salisbury University with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics with a concentration in statistics. While serving as the lead analyst for several Fentress contracts, Pam continued her education and graduated from Towson University in 2007 with a master’s degree in applied and industrial mathematics with a concentration in applied statistics and mathematical finance. Pam’s skills and experience include extensive data work, including statistical analysis and database management. She also has a substantial knowledge of computer programming. Outside of work, Pam enjoys playing sports in her local adult sports league, running, and playing guitar.
began working for Fentress in 2004. Trish holds a master’s degree in criminal justice, with an emphasis on courts and law. Prior to working for Fentress, she spent six years as a criminal fraud analyst at the U.S. Department of Justice, working on high profile white-collar crime cases, including the prosecution of Enron Corporation. Trish is skilled in strategic planning and complex quantitative analysis and provides valuable input on the architectural components of the company’s facility planning efforts. Her excellent writing skills and attention to detail serve her well in her client work. Trish enjoys spending time with her two daughters, running, cooking, and going to the beach.
has been with Fentress since 2006. He has a degree in architectural technology and has over 20 years’ professional experience in that field. Prior to joining Fentress, his architectural and planning experience has included projects for large U.S. corporations, educational institutions, and private sector clients. Since joining Fentress, he has used his analytical and space planning skills to become familiar with each client’s facility planning needs implement plans on how to best meet those needs for the future, and provide ongoing architectural support. In his spare time, Ted enjoys photography and painting with watercolors.
joined Fentress in 2005 as the company’s office manager. She has over 20 years’ experience in accounting and finance and received her CAPP certification in 2004. She previously worked for GE Capital Real Estate as a project manager, implementing Oracle accounting systems where she became Six Sigma Certified. Her strengths include customer service satisfaction, reliability, and attention to detail. She supports all aspects of the company’s finance, human resources, insurance, and travel planning. In her spare time, LeeAnn enjoys reading, cooking, baking, and creating new recipes.
joined Fentress in 2002 and serves as the company’s senior architect. He has a bachelor’s degree in architecture and urban design and a master’s degree in regional planning. His broad experience in architecture and planning prior to joining Fentress has included managing facility planning and construction programs for the federal government, large U.S. corporations, and international private sector clients. With Fentress, he has led the development and implementation of facility planning efforts and asset management plans for nationwide real estate portfolios. Throughout all his projects, Alan combines an extensive knowledge of architecture and the built environment with the analytic skills he developed during his graduate studies. He is presently responsible for guiding the programming, design, and construction efforts for a national training center for federal agents combatting health care fraud. Alan is an avid scuba diver and cyclist, and a long time collector of abstract art.
joined Fentress in 2010 with a background in architecture, graphic design, and programming. He has a bachelor’s degree in architecture from the University of Maryland and is actively working towards becoming a registered architect. He supports the facilities management teams in Fentress and has helped with developing IT applications and websites for both internal and client needs. Danny enjoys painting, drawing, and gaming.
began working for Fentress in 1997 and serves as a lead consultant and project manager. He earned a bachelor’s degree in economics and political science and a master’s degree in economics, both from the University of Delaware. Kurt’s background is focused on applying advanced analytics to guide sound decisions. For over 15 years, he has developed or managed quantitative models that describe, predict, or rank key aspects of clients’ business processes. His expertise has helped our clients to systematically assess existing facilities, forecast future workload, and develop real property cost-containment strategies. Kurt leads on-site facility planning sessions for stakeholders, during which he blends a broad understanding of operations with a detailed knowledge of data, delivered in an engaging, personable style. In his free time, Kurt volunteers at church, coaches youth sports, and enjoys softball, running and skiing; he also hopes to appear on Jeopardy!
has been with Fentress since 1993 and directs the information technology needs of the company, both internally and for client projects. Ron earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Maryland and a master’s degree in computer science from The Johns Hopkins University. He has a rare combination of technical abilities and leadership skills and possesses exceptional problem-solving and communications skills. With expertise in application development, databases, and computer hardware, Ron oversees all applications and support provided by the company. In his free time, he coaches youth sports, skis, and plays tennis, and enjoys hiking with his family.
Mary Talley began working for Fentress in 2003. She has a master’s degree in public administration and worked for the Circuit Court for Baltimore County and the Maryland Transportation Authority prior to joining Fentress. Her skill sets include research, demographic analysis, trend forecasting, and demand planning for facilities. Through her work with state and federal courts, she has extensive knowledge of the judiciary’s operations, processes, facilities, and planning standards. In addition, Ms. Talley has been heavily involved in developing, writing, and producing long-range facilities plans for the federal courts through two phases of the facilities planning program. In her free time, she enjoys baking, decorating, and spending time with her family.