OUR PEOPLE



James D. Martin, Jr.

JD is a graduate of the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, and a graduate of Clemson University with a Masters Degree in Landscape Design-Horticulture and a Doctorate in Plant Physiology. JD is the founder and CEO of Arbor Engineering. As a registered Landscape Architect in South Carolina and a Planner with significant background in public issues, his strengths and responsibilites include coordinating meetings and efforts to initiate conceptual plans, including rezoning plans, master plans and uban designs. JD is involved with Western Carolina Regional Sewer Authority, Palmetto Family Council, Kiwanis and the South Carolina Policy Council.


Thomas M. Keith, Jr.

Tom is a graduate of Clemson University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering and a graduate of the University of Georgia with a Bachelor’s Degree in Landscape Architecture. He is a registered Landscape Architect in South Carolina and Georgia, and a registered Civil Engineer in South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia. As President of Arbor, he has over 30 years of landscape architecture, civil engineering, and construction project management experience related to residential and commercial land projects, recreational sites and athletic fields, and public spaces. Tom has a rare understanding of space from both an engineering and landscape architecture perspective. His strengths include developing innovative landscape designs, creating workable spaces, preparing construction drawings and specifications, and managing construction of projects. Tom is involved with the YMCA Long Range Building Committee, Greenville County Council Tree Committee, and Patients First. He is also a member of ASLA and ULI.


James C. Ammons, III

Jim is a graduate of Clemson University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engneering. He is a registered Civil Engineer in South Carolina and has over 10 years experience in the field. Jim works on commercial and residential civil engineering projects, including commercial buildings, subdivision developments and recreational facilities. His strengths include cost estimating; preparing effective grading, drainage, utility and sanitary sewer plans and specifications; and managing projects, including on-site coordination of contractors and permitting.


Alan W. Potter, Jr.

Al is a graduate of the University of Florida with a Bachelors Degree in Civil Engineering. Al works on commercial and residential civil engineering projects. His work includes subdivisions, commercial building sites, and mixed use developments. Al has over 28 years of experience in Civil Engineering. He was formerly Vice President and General Manager of Ortega Utility Company in Jacksonville, Florida. Since 1999 he has been working in the Upstate of South Carolina. He has worked on residential and commercial land projects, and on privately owned and government owned projects. His strengths include cost estimating, preparing innovative and efficient grading and drainage designs, and preparing construction drawings and specifications.


Bryan R. Shumpert

Bryan is a graduate of Clemson University with a degree in Landscape Architecture. He is a registerd Landscape Architect in South Carolina and has been with Arbor for 5 years. Bryan works on master planning, land use planning and urban planning. His responsibilities include facilitating public meetings in conjunction with rezoning and land use planning. His strengths including creating workable and efficient master plans with an emphasis on Smart Growth.