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Senior Staff

John E. McDonough, PLS, Senior Designer

John joined Scituate Surveys in 1986 as a field technician after a career as a professional archaeologist. His subsequent experience has led to the position of Senior Designer in the firm, and his duties include the areas of land records research, aerial photogrammetry and topographic compilation, septic system design, computer-aided drafting and design, Class IV soil evaluation, global positional system data collection and archaeological surveys and evaluation.


  • Rhode Island Professional Land Surveyor #1954
  • Class II OWTS Designer Registration # D2095
  • Class IV Soil Evaluator Registration # D4017
  • Member of Rhode Island Society of Professional Land Surveyors

Kerri L. Rice, Administrative Assistant

Kerri is the Administrative Assistant at Scituate Surveys, and specializes in expediting the submission of applications and plans to the many agencies and departments from which our clients regularly seek permits. Kerri has been with the firm for over twenty five years and has broad experience with the professional work of the firm.

Karen L. Roderick, Senior Drafter

With over twenty years experience as a designer and drafter, the bulk of which has been in CAD technology, Karen is an expert ACAD technician. Her design work has earned the recognition of her peers throughout Rhode Island.