Engineering and Construction

Meet Our Staff

Perry Otwell, P.E., Director and Procurement Officer:  Perry has over 30 years of engineering, construction and administrative experience in capital development programs. Phone 410-260-8911.

Marybeth Downes, Chief, Administration: Marybeth has 13 years with the department, working with  Engineering & Construction since 2020. Marybeth manages our many special funds and administrative staff. Phone: 410-260-8924.

Maynard Woodworth, Acting Chief, In-house Construction: Maynard supervises our marine and land based construction crews. Undertaking projects as diverse as building piers and bulkheads to office buildings and bathhouses. Maynard has worked with DNR since 2016. Phone: 443-510-1523.

Vince Manship, Chief, Technical Services: Vince has been with the department since 1992. Vince supervises our Survey Crew and CADD Operator. Our team provides hydrographic and topographic surveys and prepares drawings for waterway, capital development, and critical maintenance projects. Phone: 410-228-8605.

Ben Degenhard, Acting Chief of Critical Maintenance: Ben manages the day-to-day operation of the Critical Maintenance Program and the Project Management staff. Ben has been with the department since 2014. Phone: 443-775-9238.