Meet Our Team

We have more than 35 years of experience in commercial interiors and secured facilities.

Palmer’s Contracting Group (Woman Owned Small Business) specializes in tenant construction and SCIF (Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility) construction in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. We’ve built a reputation for professionalism, integrity and service that fosters lasting relationships with our clients and within the industry—and makes us the construction partner of choice in Washington, DC, Maryland, Virginia, Texas and many other markets.

Trish Palmer

Trish Palmer

CEO

With more than 30 years of office management and business support experience, Trish assisted Scott Palmer in creating and building Palmer’s Contracting Group before taking on the position as CEO. Now, Trish oversees the day-to-day operations of the company—human resources, payroll, taxes, financials, insurance, accounts receivable, accounts payable, company vehicles, and so much more. She’s always double checking the details to ensure a smooth work flow and client expectations are met—on time and on budget.

Scott Palmer

Scott Palmer

COO

Scott brings over 35 years of experience in Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF) Construction and is recognized by his peers as a Subject Matter Expert in SCIF design, construction, and consulting. Throughout his career he has built countless SCIF environments and RF enclosures from Secret Closed through TS/SCI with TEMPEST Requirements. He has implemented solutions to meet the Intelligence Community Directive 705; the National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM), JFAN and other standards. Mr. Palmer has served as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) instructor on multiple panels where he taught and trained on ICD 705 policy to military and civilian organizations. He has also been a speaker for the National Classification Management System (NCMS) for ICD 705 and NISPOM.
Scott is known in the industry for delivering first rate projects and ensuring the projects are built correctly and accredited every time. Scott uses his years of experience and knowledge on each project while also training and teaching PCG staff on the ever-changing requirements and protocols of security.
Mr. Palmer holds certifications in Overly and Lockmaster door units, vault door installations, sound rated window systems, and high security locking systems.

Bethany Baughan

Bethany Baughan

Vice President of Construction

Bethany has over fourteen years of industry experience in Project Management, Estimating and Operations/Logistics roles. Her background encompasses a wide range of projects including secured (SCIF/SAPF) spaces and controlled government facilities as well as tenant interior, base-building commercial and churches. Bethany began her career in an administrative support role and has worked in almost every facet of construction management including support roles, estimating and project management. Her experience and years’ doing the background work give her an in-depth understanding of what it takes to execute a project successfully from fully understanding plans, specifications and scope to communicating with field staff, support staff and subcontractors to ensuring documentation is accurate, concise and effective.

In her current role Bethany manages projects, oversees company operations and personnel and ensures that each project is delivered on-time, on-budget and to the high standards PCG and our clients require.

Brent Hadway

Brent Hadway

Director, Physical Security

Brent is a retired US Air Force veteran of 20 years; also served 11+ years as a US government civilian for US Space Forces. His subject matter expertise involved management of Sensitive Compartmented Information Facilities (SCIFs) and Special Access Program Facilities (SAPFs).

Brent is the Director of Physical Security at Palmer’s Contracting Group, where he is responsible for ensuring Intelligence Community Directive (ICD) 705, Technical Specifications are properly infused into each of our projects.

Brent’s prior positions within the government included Air Force Space Command (now Space Operations Command) while serving as the Chief, Special Security Officer (SSO) at Vandenberg AFB, CA. He also served in several key roles as a Government SAP Security Officer (GSSO), Superintendent of Physical Security and as a National Security Agency (NSA) SCIF Accreditor.

Charles Rodriguez

Charles Rodriguez

Director of Information Technology

Charles Rodriguez is a motivated and results-driven IT Engineer/Administrator professional with a passion for all that is IT. With a strong background network engineering and systems administration, Charles thrives with complex challenges and constantly seeks opportunities to learn and grow both personally and professionally. As a lifelong learner, Charles is committed to staying at the forefront of emerging trends and technologies in IT. Beyond Charles' technical skills, he prides himself on being a collaborative and empathetic team player. Charles believe that fostering a positive work culture and maintaining strong relationships with colleagues and clients are key to achieving outstanding results.

Christopher Williams, PhD AAP

Christopher Williams, PhD AAP

Help Desk Manager

Chris Williams has a 25 year track record of designing, implementing, administering and managing professional technical systems. He’s a dedicated I.T. veteran with a PhD in Engineering Physics and a Masters in Information Systems and Operations Management. Chris manages all aspects of Palmer’s Contracting Group’s I.T. operations from maintaining servers to supporting hardware, software, our team members and clients in our technologically-advanced office.

Weston Shaffer

Weston Shaffer

Project Manager

Weston has over fifteen years of experience in the construction field, beginning his career as a trade electrician and joining PCG as a seasoned superintendent. For the past eight years his career focus has been on the design, oversight and construction of secure spaces throughout the continental US. Weston specializes in ICD 705 construction projects both new construction and renovation. Weston is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to ICD 705 and TEMPEST requirements. His time in the field has given him unique perspective on secure requirements as well as their practical applications in the field. His experience, attention to detail and steadfast commitment to quality ensure that each project he oversees is completed not only on-time and on-budget but per plans, policy and with the quality expected from any PCG project.

David Stone

David Stone

Project Manager

David has over 23 years of construction management experience and provides each client with project management expertise. His professionalism, ability to foster business relationships, organizational and leadership skills make him a natural leader for a project team. His goal is to effectively and efficiently manage a project team including all internal and external stakeholders. He has successfully managed a diverse number of projects nationwide including healthcare, cleanrooms, SCIF construction, tenant fit-out, security systems, and site work. His highlighted credentials include LEED AP O+M, Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, OSHA 30, and a Bachelor of Science in Management. He is committed to ensuring that each project meets or exceeds customer expectations so that you continue to make PCG your construction partner of choice.

Cameron Handley

Cameron Handley

Project Manager

Cameron has over a decade of construction industry experience in both field and office operations roles and holds a Master of Science in Building Construction Science and Management from Virginia Tech. He has successfully managed projects implemented via multiple delivery methods, with much of his career consisting of design-build. Cameron has supported and managed construction of over 500,000 sq. ft. of commercial space for both government and private entities, including tenant improvement/tenant fit-out and secure space construction. A carpenter by trade, Cameron’s field and project management experience provides him the ability to approach his projects holistically throughout the project lifecycle. He is passionate about delivering a quality product, emphasizing attention to detail while leveraging both the schedule and budget. Cameron strives for customer satisfaction, not only with respect to the product, but the entire construction process.

Bob Foster

Bob Foster

Superintendent

Bob Foster brings over 30 years of experience in the construction industry including a wide-range of commercial projects in the Washington Metropolitan Area. Bob effectively manages construction subcontractors to ensure quality control and timely completion of all projects. He has extensive experience in site work, base building construction, and tenant renovations. Bob has been involved in countless secure construction projects including SCIF spaces, SAPF spaces and CLOSED areas and brings his wealth of knowledge and experience to each new project.

Kendra Posey

Kendra Posey

Project Accountant

Kendra has been with PCG for more than ten years, working in a variety of roles from assistant project manager to her current role of project accountant. Kendra works with our project management team to process and oversee the financial aspects of our projects including contracts, subcontracts, change orders and invoicing. She also assists Trish with A/P, A/R, payroll and other accounting functions. Kendra’s attention to detail and commitment to quality make her an invaluable member of the PCG project team.

Jessenia Hernandez

Jessenia Hernandez

Assistant Project Manager

During her 8 years in the commercial construction industry, Jessenia managed and delivered high end commercial real estate suites, industrial kitchens, and tenant fit outs. She supports the project management team by being the central hub of the project – processing paperwork, reviewing schedules, coordinating access, and documenting and distributing information. Jessenia’s attention to detail and methodical approach to her work make her an integral part of the team as she works closely with the client, designers, subcontractors and other vendors to assist and implement project logistics, schedules and site access coordination. Ms. Hernandez holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from George Mason University.

Emily Goldberg

Emily Goldberg

Assistant Project Manager

Emily earned her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland and has since gained experience supporting residential and commercial construction projects. With Palmer’s, Emily assists with the organizing and management of the day-to-day operations of the construction process. This includes reviewing submittals, managing RFIs, coordinating meetings and communications, and documenting other pertinent information. Before entering the construction field, Emily worked for several years in the healthcare industry, where she gained an appreciation for health and safety in the workplace. Now, maintaining safe construction conditions is always at the forefront of her mind. Emily considers herself a forever student and believes that keeping an open mind and collaboration are some of the most important keys to success.

Arielle Welch

Arielle Welch

Office Coordinator

Arielle Welch joined PCG in 2020 as an Office Coordinator. Arielle provides business administrative duties to ensure Palmer’s Contracting Group office processes run smoothly, including managing employee documentation, managing office activities, providing operational support and assisting with the estimating department.

Brett Wainner

Brett Wainner

Marketing Specialist

Brett is a seasoned marketing and design professional with over a decade of experience across a diverse spectrum of marketing departments, encompassing commercial companies and government contractors. Brett’s journey has seen him immersed in a multitude of projects, spanning both freelance and corporate landscapes.

Brett is the Marketing Specialist at Palmer's Security Solutions and Palmer's Contracting Group, where he is responsible for spearheading the comprehensive marketing strategies and initiatives for both organizations including media management, the creation of marketing collateral, and leading industry events. Outside his corporate endeavors, Brett's freelance career has been marked by specialization in logo design, branding, and content creation.

Brett's professional journey has included stints in dynamic, large-scale corporate environments, where he’s collaborated with global marketing teams and learned best practices from seasoned professionals. He thrives in fast-paced, ever-evolving marketing and design settings and approaches new opportunities and challenges with passion and creativity.