Bill Wright, 
Executive,
Vice President


Mr. Wright serves as Executive Vice President/Construction Manager for River Works, Inc.  Mr. Wright joined the River Works team in 2007. He has been involved in a construction management and project estimating capacity for over 241,725 feet of stream and 1,800 acres of wetland work while working at River Works.  Prior to coming to River Works, Mr. Wright served 6 years as construction manager of the Stream Restoration and Wetland Construction Program at another environmental restoration company.  Mr. Wright serves as the primary project manager for River Works, and his responsibilities include planning and directing the functional activities of the company including marketing, technical project oversight, quality assurance, and general administration.  He is also in charge of employee training and stream and wetland restoration construction. 

Mr. Wright has more than 30 years experience in the construction, environmental, and soil and water conservation fields.  This experience includes project estimating, management, equipment and material procurement; client relations and assistance; program development and marketing; and budget responsibility.  Mr. Wright has an extensive background in site grading, utility installation, landfill construction, stream restoration and enhancement, wetland construction, pond construction, and BMP installation.

Mr. Wright holds a BS in Agronomy from North Carolina State University.  He holds an Unclassified General Contractors License (Building, Highway, H (Excavation and Grading), PU (Water and Sewer Lines), and PU (Water Purification and Sewage Disposal)) in North Carolina and South Carolina, a West Virginia General Contractors License for Excavation, a Maryland Out-Of-State Contractors License, and a Virginia Class A General Contractors License for Highway/Heavy.  Mr. Wright is certified as a Responsible Land Disturber for Erosion and Sediment Control for the Commonwealth of Virginia.  He has completed the River Restoration Design Implementation Course by Dave Rosgen of Wildland Hydrology.  Mr. Wright has served his community in elective office as the Mayor of the Town of Pleasant Garden, a small town in Guilford County, North Carolina, for five years and was on the Town Council for six years. He is an active member of Pleasant Garden Baptist Church.  

Phillip Todd,
Vice President, Project Development                    


Mr. Todd serves as Vice President, Project Development for River Works, Inc. He joined the River Works team in October 2011.  Mr. Todd pursues strategic growth opportunities, oversees development of projects from project identification for bid to start of construction, performs constructability review, serves as client manager, and project management when needed.

Prior to coming to River Works, Mr. Todd worked for 6 years at an engineering firm where he was Vice President. He pursued new business development opportunities, served as program manager, project manager, technical expert, and resource agencies coordinator. Mr. Todd specialized in wetland restoration, planting plans, stream monitoring, wetland and stream delineation, environmental permitting and NEPA documentation.  His work experience also includes over 11 years with the NC Department of Transportation where he managed stream and wetland mitigation site identification searches, feasibility studies, and mitigation/restoration plan development including conversations with landowners about the benefits of mitigation. 

Mr. Todd has a Master of Public Administration degree and a BS in Biology, both from North Carolina State University. He is a Fellow with the Natural Resources Leadership Institute.  Mr. Todd has completed Applied Fluvial Geomorphology (Level I), River Assessment and Monitoring Course (Level II) and River Assessment and Monitoring Course (Level III), as well as River Restoration and Channel Design (Level IV) with Dave Rosgen. He lives in Raleigh with his wife and two children where he is involved with Y Guides and a deacon at  Capital Community Church. He is also an alumnae of Triangle Leadership Forum.

George Morris,
Botanist/Vegetation

Specialist


Mr. Morris joined River Works in November 2004.  Mr. Morris oversees planting projects for River Works including riparian buffer, wetland and stormwater BMP in addition to assisting the construction site superintendents with soil bioengineering.  He also oversees invasive plant species removal for various projects. Mr. Morris has an extensive background in horticulture and landscaping with native plant species. 

Mr. Morris has over 35 years of experience in the environmental industry, including over 19 years with environmental restoration of native plant communities and over 20 years with removal of invasive species.  Prior to working with River Works, Mr. Morris was an Environmental Scientist for an environmental restoration planting company where his primary responsibilities were oversight of installation of bioengineering and riparian buffer plantings for stream and wetland restorations, as well as design and installation of BMP’s and rain gardens.  He also owned Landscape Sanctuaries, specializing in the use of native and aquatic species in landscape situations.  Mr. Morris was also Superintendent of Grounds at Davidson College and oversaw the day to day maintenance of the college campus and athletic fields as well as the selection, planting, and accessioning of plants in the Davidson College Arboretum.  Mr. Morris holds a B.S. in Agriculture and Plant Science from the University of Delaware.  He is a certified NC Landscape Contractor, certified Stormwater BMP Inspection and Maintenance Professional and licensed NC Landscape and Aquatic Pesticide Applicator.

Mr. Morris serves on the board for the North Carolina Invasive Plant Council.  He represents the landscape industry on the North Carolina Invasive Plant Council.