Our Team

Principals:

J. Scott Sands, P.E.
Principal

J. Scott Sands, P.E.
Principal
  • Why I am here.
    I love to design and build things!
  • What experience has taught me.
    When you are a company owner, you can work any 70 hours of the week that you choose.
  • When I’m not at work I…
    Am golfing or working on our family’s farmhouse (at our family farm) in Licking County.

Since 1986, Scott Sands has been in the consulting engineering field. His broad range of experience includes many public and private projects, large and small. After attending The Ohio State University and receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering, Mr. Sands began his consulting engineering career working with local government agency clients, including villages, townships and counties.

Upon completing the state requirements, he became a registered professional engineer in 1990, and is currently registered in Ohio, Virginia, and West Virginia.

Early in his career, Scott gained valuable on-site experience by serving in the capacity of field technician and survey crew member. From there, he transitioned to draftsman and design technician, then to project engineer and production manager. Currently, Scott holds the positions of project manager, client representative, and chief engineer. In order to pursue his own goals and objectives, Mr. Sands formed Sands Decker, LTD with partner Glenn E. Decker, P.E. in 1998, which became Sands Decker CPS, LLC in 2007 with new partner Mark E. Cameron, P.S.

Glenn E. Decker, P.E.
Principal

Glenn E. Decker, P.E.
Principal
  • Describe yourself in five (5) words or less.
    Constantly searching for better solutions
  • When I’m not at work I…
    Have dinner with, flirt with, and try to spoil my wife; walk my dogs; bicycle (hopefully in the Hocking Hills if I have time); work on my ’69 Firebird.
  • What I am reading or have read lately.
    The Rational Bible: Exodus, bicycling magazines

Mr. Decker is vice president of Sands Decker and has more than 30 years of experience in the civil engineering consulting field. His experience includes many public and private projects and has concentrated in the fields of water and wastewater. He attended The Ohio State University and received a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering. He began his professional engineering career working with the State of Ohio and then moved on to work in consulting with local government agency clients, including villages, townships and counties, and regional water and sewer districts.

Upon completing the state requirements, Glenn became a registered professional engineer in 1992, and is currently registered in Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky, and North Carolina.

Early in his career, Glenn gained valuable experience with the Ohio Department of Health Engineering Unit. From there, he transitioned to a project engineer with a Columbus area engineering firm where he gained extensive experience working with regional water and sewer districts.

In 1998, Mr. Decker formed Sands Decker LTD with business partner Scott Sands, P.E. and then Sands Decker CPS, LLC in 2007 with new partner Mark E. Cameron, P.S.

Mark E. Cameron, P.S.
Principal

Mark E. Cameron, P.S.
Principal
  • What experience has taught me.
    Don’t give up, learn from your mistakes, and stay committed.
  • When I’m not at work I…
    Am working with my bees. In 2008, I decided to achieve a long-time goal of keeping honeybees. I have over 20 hives, market hive and honey products, and speak and teach beekeeping to others. When not doing beekeeping work, I enjoy the outdoors, hunting, and taking in the scenery on my vintage Harley-Davidson.
  • My community outreach efforts.
    The Arts Castle; Humane Society of Delaware; Andrew’s House; Alpha Group of Delaware; and Alzheimer’s Association of Central Ohio.

Mr. Cameron has been engaged in engineering and surveying since 1972, and in 2000 founded CPS Consulting Group, LLC. He has been involved in all aspects of engineering design, project coordination, construction drawings and bidding documents, and also has extensive expertise in public projects for water and waste water systems and treatment facilities. His experience also includes construction management, construction layout and site development. In 2007, Mr. Cameron merged his firm with Sands Decker LTD (which became Sands Decker CPS, LLC) to provide a greater resource to clients.

Mr. Cameron has provided his expertise to many governmental and public agencies for public works projects over the past 49 years and has become a proficient designer when it comes to municipal infrastructure projects and community site development. His background experience covers a wide variety of projects in locations throughout Ohio. This includes direct involvement for site development, parking lots, grading and storm sewer projects. His familiarity with funding agencies has also provided clients with project funding acquisitions and approvals.

Mark Antonetz, P.E.
Principal

Mark Antonetz, P.E.
Principal
  • What Experience has taught me.
    That I have tons more to experience.
  • When I’m not at work I…
    Co-manage my family with my wife Julie and golf often after that is done.
  • What I am reading or have read lately.
    Unbroken. It should be required reading for every young American so they can appreciate what the greatest generation sacrificed for their freedom.

Mr. Antonetz has broad-based civil and environmental engineering experience for both private and municipal/public development. Private land development experience includes residential, retail/restaurant, mixed-use, office, healthcare, and industrial. Public improvement experience includes design of roadways and streetscapes; water treatment, distribution, storage and pumping; wastewater treatment, collection and pumping; stormwater collection, detention, and treatment; and parks/recreation improvements.

Mark attended The Ohio State University and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering. Upon completing the State requirements, he became a registered professional engineer in 1994, and is currently registered in Ohio, Indiana, and South Carolina.

In 2008, Mr. Antonetz joined Sands Decker CPS, LLC as a partner sharing in management responsibilities including business development for all types of land development including retail, office, healthcare, industrial, and multi-family properties.

Managers:

Rick Cox
Associate, Project Manager

Rick Cox
Associate, Project Manager
  • What experience has taught me.
    100 Year Flood routing will happen whether you plan on it or not. (MORPC Circa 1970)
  • When I’m not at work I…
    Play golf, partake in woodworking, and spend time with my family at Buckeye Lake.
  • What I am reading or have read lately.
    World War II Aviation History

Susan Derwacter, P.E.
Senior Project Engineer

Susan Derwacter, P.E.
Senior Project Engineer
  • Describe yourself in five (5) words or less.
    Organized, forward thinking, caring
  • When I’m not at work I…
    Am attending my girls’ sporting events and actively cheering them on in the stands with my husband. I love to travel (impromptu trips are the best!) and spend time outdoors.
  • What I am reading or have read lately.
    Hamilton (the musical was Fantastic!)
  • My community outreach efforts.
    My daughters and I volunteer at our local animal shelter and enjoy caring for the animals.

Tony Sheck, P.S.
Associate

Tony Sheck, P.S.
Associate
  • Describe yourself in five (5) words or less.
    Curious, meticulous
  • What experience has taught me.
    There are several ways to do any task correctly, but millions of ways to screw it up.
  • When I’m not at work I…
    Sleep

Edgil Williams
Contract Administrator

Edgil Williams
Contract Administrator
  • What experience has taught me.
    Nothing is ever 100% correct.
  • When I’m not at work I…
    Try not to think about work.

Loretta Armentrout
Designer

Loretta Armentrout
Designer
  • What experience has taught me.
    To be open to (and prepared for) change…especially with our advanced technologies, change can come fast and often. Be adaptable.
  • When I’m not at work I…
    Travel; read; enjoy a wide variety of arts, music & entertainment; and follow the New York Yankees.
  • My community outreach efforts.
    Volunteered in the past with Habitat for Humanity and the American Stroke Association; support the efforts of Faith Mission; and donate to the annual fund for my alma mater, Barnard College, to pay it forward for the support I received as a student.

Steve Newell, P.S.
Survey Manager

Steve Newell, P.S.
Survey Manager
  • Describe yourself in five words or less.
    Strong-willed, honest, dedicated, adaptable.
  • What experience has taught me.
    The more that I learn, the more I realize how much more I need to learn.  The only thing that is constant is change.  Integrity never goes out of style.
  • When I’m not at work I…
    Am a competitive water skier. I also enjoy snow skiing, disc golf, bad golf, bad tennis, clay shooting, R/C airplanes, reading, fishing, bicycling, and camping. I especially enjoy spending time with my wife of 36 years and my daughter.
  • My community outreach efforts.
    Volunteer work at our church.  Adopt a highway litter clean up.
  • Why am I here?
    After spending 32 years performing corporate surveying, I wanted to return to the more traditional type of surveying and more local projects with a quality-minded organization.
  • What I am reading or have read lately…
    I enjoy reading novels by David Baldacci, John Grisham, Stuart Woods, James Patterson, Michael Crichton and other mystery and suspense novels.

Theresa Kanavel
Senior Project Manager

Theresa Kanavel
Senior Project Manager
  • Describe yourself in five words or less.
    Adaptable, good listener, outgoing
  • When I’m not at work I…
    Enjoy being outdoors doing pretty much anything, traveling, and having adventures with my son.
  • What experience has taught me.
    There is more than one way to accomplish everything.

Kelley Leonard, MBA
Marketing Manager

Kelley Leonard, MBA
Marketing Manager
  • Describe yourself in five words or less.
    Caring, dependable, outgoing, and organized!
  • When I’m not at work I…
    Am probably working in my gardens, researching my next travel adventure, playing with my cat, or helping family with organization projects.
  • My community outreach efforts.
    Volunteering as a personal stylist at Dress for Success Columbus. I work with women in need of support and encouragement by helping create work-ready outfits. It really does help with self-confidence and the image you project. The motto “when you look good, you feel good” is very real.