Meet Our Team
Robert Pine, FASLA, PE, is a landscape architect, civil and geotechnical engineer who has been a consultant to landscape architects for four decades. Bob’s work ranges from initial site investigations to detailed design of hydro-geologic systems, including design and restoration of wetlands and water features, soil design, construction specifications, and construction observation. Bob has been a very active volunteer with local community conservation-minded organizations and efforts.
Outside the office: Bob is an ardent conservationist and is writing a book about unique glacial geology, resulting biodiversity and sense of place of Groton MA, where he lives.
Dr. John Swallow is a Principal and founder of the firm. His professional practice spans four decades and has emphasized service in areas of soil science, analysis of environmental conditions for plant growth, and site rehabilitation. His projects range from initial site investigations to detailed design of soil-water-horticultural systems, construction specifications, and construction observation. He served on the Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES) Technical Core and Soils Committees for many years. His worldwide-built projects range from new embassies in war zones, to campus projects, farms on remote islands, mega parks on urban islands, and lots in between.
Outside the office: John enjoys searching for and growing rare and unique conifers.
Michael Agonis is passionate about horticultural soil, compost and agriculture, and is schooled in Environmental Science and Construction Management. He first joined the Pine & Swallow team in 1993 as an Environmental Scientist and conducted oil and hazardous material OHM assessments. His passion for horticulture allowed him to easily transition to his current role as Lead Soil Scientist and Associate Principal. Mike has developed an expert eye toward landscape construction and design and development of functional soil profiles for hundreds of projects nationwide.
Outside the office: Mike volunteers with a local snowmobile club to help maintain and improve trails.
Arianna Barker is an Environmental Scientist with Pine & Swallow and is knowledgeable and experienced in laboratory analysis of soils, as well as project site sampling, and construction observation. Her skills in testing and analysis of soil samples, data tabulation, and interpretation of results based on the project’s planting soil specifications and construction observation, help ensure successful project outcomes.
Outside the office: Arianna enjoys visiting and hiking in national parks across the United States.
Bebe Goudey is Project Coordinator at Pine & Swallow and draws from her education and experience, great communication skills, and her passion for beautiful, planted environments to coordinate Pine & Swallow projects of all sizes. She helps guide the firm’s work from the initial request for proposal, to design development, and ultimately to construction phase closeout. Her background and experience include a bachelor’s degree in visual arts, previous employment in civil engineering and land survey, and community volunteering and leadership roles.
Outside the office: Bebe plays in an English Handbell Choir.
Ann Carey is our Office Administrator and is usually the first face you see and the first voice you hear if you visit or call our office. In a previous life, Ann was an administrator at the V.A. in New York City. Ann is very knowledgeable about matters pertaining to running the office. She is multi-talented as she keeps the office humming, serves as our bookkeeper, and is also adept at running analyses in Pine & Swallow’s soils lab.
Outside the office: Ann enjoys reading, shopping, and spending time with her family including four grandchildren.