Liz Lamour Croteau – Chair
Liz is an Audiovisual Design Consultant at Cavanaugh Tocci Associates, and an Assistant Professor at Berklee College of Music. She holds a Bachelor’s of Music from Berklee College of Music and a Master’s of Art in Architecture from the University of Kansas. A classically trained violinist, Liz became interested in the technology side of music early on in her Berklee studies, and majored in Music Production & Engineering, and Professional Music. Her interests in math, science, and music led her towards a graduate program at the University of Kansas, where she focused her studies on a variety of acoustics topics. She is the recipient of the Robert Bradford Newman Medal for Excellence in the Study of Architectural Acoustics, and has presented several papers and projects at national meetings of the Acoustical Society of America.
Liz joined Cavanaugh Tocci upon receiving her Master’s degree in 2012 and spends her work days designing audiovisual and sound systems for a variety of projects ranging from multi-purpose academic spaces, performing arts and theater spaces, houses of worship, and sports facilities. In January 2015, Liz rejoined the Berklee community as a member of the faculty. She teaches a couple sections of Music Acoustics each semester in the evening and thoroughly enjoys introducing her students to the physics of sound.
Liz is also the Robert Bradford Newman Student Award Fund Newsletter Editor, (occasional) violinist in the Metrowest Symphony Orchestra, and spends as much time as she can outside hiking, camping, and exploring new places.
Scott Edwards – Vice Chair
Scott has over five years of experience in environmental noise and vibration, focusing primarily on transit, highway and sound insulation projects. Mr. Edwards has a B.S.E. in Acoustical Engineering and Music from the University of Hartford, and has completed master’s degree level coursework in saxophone performance at The Boston Conservatory. He is a member of the Institute of Noise Control Engineering, the Acoustical Society of America, and Young Professionals in Transportation.
Scott has worked on a numerous transit projects, ranging from environmental impact assessment studies to final design of noise and vibration mitigation. Mr. Edwards has worked on noise barrier designs for both transit and highway applications, is a highly experienced FHWA TNM user, has extensive noise and vibration field measurement experience, and is an expert in the application of GIS to noise and vibration studies. He also has experience with architectural acoustics and speech intelligibility. Mr. Edwards is an accomplished saxophone player.
Bob Connick – Treasurer
Robert Connick is a Consultant in Acoustics at Acentech, Inc in Cambridge, MA where his project concentration focuses in mechanical system noise control, vibration isolation, sound isolation, room acoustics, and acoustic modeling and auralizations. He holds a B.S. in Physics and Humanities and Arts, with a concentration in Music from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and a M.S. in Architectural Acoustics from Rennsellaer Polytechnic Institute.
Zachary Weiss – Secretary
Juan Montoya – Cross-Spectrum Acoustics Firm Representative
Nicole Cuff – Executive Board
Nicole Cuff is a Consultant in Acoustics at Acentech, Inc in Cambridge, MA where her project concentration focuses in mechanical system noise control, vibration isolation, sound isolation, and room acoustics. Her 12 years of mechanical engineering experience is extensive, ranging from multi-million dollar lifestyle centers, sports complexes, and universities to performance spaces, hospital and residential projects. She holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Boston University, enjoys singing in a local Boston group and judges the ICCAs, a national singing competition.
Herb Singleton – Executive Board
Herb Singleton is a past Treasurer and 15-year member of the GBC/ASA. As co-founder of Cross-Spectrum Acoustics based in Weston, MA, he specializes in acoustical measurements, transit noise and vibration control, and community noise issues.
Bill Cavanaugh – Executive Board
Bill Cavanaugh is a senior principal and founding partner of Cavanaugh Tocci Associates, Inc., and provides consulting services in all phases of acoustics, noise control, and in the coordination of acoustical design in architecture and urban design. As a recognized expert in acoustics, Bill has lectured at numerous universities, including Harvard University School of Public Health, Boston Architectural Center, Cornell University, Pennsylvania State University, and is an adjunct faculty member at the Rhode Island School of Design, Division of Architectural Studies. He is a graduate of MIT’s architecture program, a past GBC Chair, and is very active within the society.
Mary Florentine – Executive Board
Mary Florentine is a Matthews Distinguished University Professor at Northeastern with affiliations in both the Bouvé College of Health Science and the College of Engineering. She is a former co-op student, who credits her high-level of job satisfaction to the Northeastern co-op system. She completed a doctorate in Experimental Psychology (Auditory Perception) at Northeastern University and performed post-doctoral work in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. After being appointed a Research Scientist at MIT, she returned to Northeastern University to join the faculty. Professor Florentine has authored or co-authored two books and over 120 research papers on various topics related to hearing, including auditory neuroscience and perceptual acoustics, basic processing and models of auditory processing in normal and impaired hearing, the ability of non-native listeners to understand speech in noise, cross-cultural attitudes toward noise and annoyance, and hearing-loss prevention through education. She has had continuous funding from NIH for about 25 years and has served as a distinguished professor, or the equivalent, in Denmark, Germany, Japan, and the USA. She is a Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA) and the American Academy of Audiology. She also is Past President of the Greater Boston Chapter of ASA and currently serves as an Executive Board Member.
Tim Foulkes – Executive Board