Women in Restoration & Engineering


WiRE’s mission is encouraging and empowering women in the restoration, engineering, design, construction, management, ownership, material support, conservation, environmental or any field relevant to the Built World (everyone is welcome)!


Amy Lamb Woods 

Founding President
Amy loves historic preservation and materials, especially anything that has cement or pozzolan components! She enjoys volleyball, football, baseball, golf, pickleball, and taking her Alaskan Malamute pup out on dog sledding excursions.

Carly Connor 

Director and Secretary
Carly is happiest while analyzing brick and mortar, hiking in the forest, or dancing in the kitchen to 90’s pop music. She is passionate about creating a welcoming environment in the construction field for women to thrive. When not chasing her two toddlers, she loves to camp and watch football.

Amanda Mann

Amanda is passionate about art and puzzles, throw in a bit of mathematical aptitude and you get a structural engineer who loves buildings. When she’s not chasing her grown sons around the country, she spends time walking her two dogs downtown so they can appreciate the built world too.

Jackie Townsend

Jackie has always been fascinated with masonry since she was a young girl. As a bricklayer for 17 years, she enjoys being able to inspire, mentor, and pass on the trade to young women and young men of color. 

Instagram: @jack_thebricklayer

Vanessa Singh

Vanessa loves the smell of freshly poured concrete in the morning. She enjoys repairing existing buildings, making them safe, and keeping them dry. When she is not working on buildings she enjoys renovating homes while preserving their historic architectural characteristics.

Instagram: @hardhatview

Arden (Hach) Lawler

Next Generation Leader
Arden follows her mommy’s “bootsteps” and represents the third generation of female concrete restoration contractors. When she is not excelling at math in kindergarten she’s swinging an air hammer or golf clubs.