Younger Member Group

If you are an ASCE member aged 35 or younger, ASCE National considers you a Younger Member – including student members! The Nashville Branch’s Younger Member Group would like you to be a part of what we do. Our mission is to create opportunities for our Younger Members to develop professionally and personally through active participation in social, educational, and community service events. We typically have at least one event every month! To learn more about what we do, feel free to review our 2014 Annual Report and our Bylaws.

For information on upcoming Younger Member events and activities, to be added to the YM mailing list, please contact the Chair. You are not required to be an ASCE member to be on our mailing list! Also, please take a minute to “like” our Facebook page!

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Younger Member Group Officers



Kate McBreen | E.I.
Phone: 615-248-9999

Kate is native to the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area. She received a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering and a minor in Environmental Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University in May 2015. She moved to Nashville in June 2015 and has loved it ever since! Kate is a Graduate Engineer with Civil-Site Design Group where she focuses primarily on site development. In her free time, you will find Kate running, reading, or cheering on the Nittany Lions!

Kyle McLemore | P.E, S.E.
Past Chair
Phone: 615-686-1335

Kyle was born and raised in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, whose beaches he dearly misses. In 2010 he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Florida where he cultivated his love for bridges on the UF Steel Bridge Team. Kyle went on to get a Master’s of Science from Vanderbilt University in 2012. He now works as a project engineer for Palmer Engineering designing and repairing bridges. Kyle and his beautiful wife Caitlin, and their son live in Nashville and enjoy exploring the Tennessee wilderness which has many things foreign to Floridians such as topography, seasons, and palm-less trees.

James Ensley | P.E.
Vice Chair
Phone: 615-678-8212

James was born and raised in Nashville and graduated from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville with a B.S. in Civil Engineering in December 2011 and a M.S. in Transportation Engineering in December 2012. He is employed at T-Square Engineering, Inc. where he is a project manager for traffic engineering and transportation planning projects in the state of Tennessee. He also has valuable experience in various other traffic studies in both private and public sectors; these include, but are not limited to, Traffic Impact Studies (TIS), Signal Warrant Studies, and Transportation Safety Studies. Recently married in September of 2016, he and his wife Jessica currently live in Nashville.

Lily Moritz | E.I.
Phone: 615-770-8525

Lily Moritz, moved to Nashville after growing up in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts. She attended Lipscomb University, and has since earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering and minor in Applied Mathematics from Lipscomb University in May 2018. During her time at Lipscomb she was involved in the University's chapter of the Society of Women Engineers, serving as both Secretary/Treasurer and President. In her final year at Lipscomb she was a Co-Captain for the Concrete Canoe Team, prior to that she was heavily involved in a variety of disciplines; mix-design, aesthetics, casting, and technical writing. Lily worked for Gresham Smith in their Land Planning Market for both a summer and spring internships before starting full time after graduation. When Lily is not working she enjoys spending time with friends and trying new foods.

Caroline Davis 
Phone: 615-252-4286

Caroline Davis is a Franklin, TN native, and obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering and minor in Mathematics from Lipscomb University in May 2018. Throughout her time at Lipscomb, she was heavily involved in the ASCE student chapter. She served as the 2016-2017 Vice President and was the hull design captain of the Lipscomb Concrete Canoe team from 2016-2018. Caroline is employed at Barge Design Solutions as a designer with Water Services, gaining experience in water and wastewater treatment design. In her free time, Caroline enjoys camping, hiking, and searching for the best tacos in Nashville.

Kenneth Frye | E.I. 

Student Outreach Chair
Phone: 615-981-8368

Kenny is originally from Dayton, Ohio and graduated from Vanderbilt University in May 2018 with degrees in Civil Engineering and the History of Art.  He is currently employed with WSP USA where he works as an assistant engineer in the civil group, focusing on transportation and roadway design.  Kenny is passionate about high speed rail, and when he’s not at work, he can be found in the darkroom or practicing with his band.

Kenneth Perkins | P.E.
PE Review Director
Phone: 615-370-8410

Kenneth is employed with Volkert, Inc. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Tennessee State University. Kenneth also obtained a Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering with concentration in Transportation Engineering from Tennessee State University. Prior to joining Volkert, Kenneth worked as a Design Engineer for the RPM Transporation Consultants and KCI Technologies where his focus was on traffic signal design.

Emily Waldon | E.I.
Service Director
Phone: 662-420-4331

Emily was born and raised in Southaven, Mississippi. She went on to earn her undergraduate degree in civil engineering at Southern Illinois University Carbondale in May 2017.  Just 10 days later she moved to Gallatin, TN and started working at Kirby Building Systems where she is an associate engineer.  At work she is also head of the activities committee and hand safety team. Outside of work Emily’s interests include cooking, camping, and painting.

David Lahew | E.I.

Social Director
Phone: 615-474-5677

David was born and raised in the Nashville area. He attended the University of Tennessee Knoxville from 2012-2016 and received his B.S. in Civil Engineering. David began working for the Tennessee Department of Transportation in June 2016 as a roadway designer. David is currently attending the University of Tennessee Knoxville online to receive his M.S. in Civil Engineering while working full time. In his free time, David enjoys riding motorcycles, playing golf, and kicking butt at ASCE YMG kickball!!!!

Vacant | TBD
Technical Director

If you're interested in serving as the YMG Technical Director please email Kate McBreen.