Phone: 603-778-0885
Fax: 603-778-9183


Tim Roache, Executive Director; 603-658-0518

Tim became the Executive Director of the Rockingham Planning Commission in August 2017. He is responsible for overall management of the agency and works with the Commission’s highly experienced staff, its Executive Committee and community representatives on policy and strategic planning initiatives. Tim's career includes positions in the land-use planning, environmental and transportation fields. He comes to the Commission as the highly regarded Executive Director of the Nashua Regional Planning Commission. As a long-time resident of Stratham, Tim is familiar with its characteristics, as well as the challenges facing the Commission’s member communities.

David Walker, Assistant Director; 603-658-0514

Dave has been with the RPC since 2000 and became the Assistant Director in 2018. In addition to his role as Assistant Directer, Dave has served as the Transportation Program Manager since 2010. Dave primarily works on the development and management of the Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP), agency transportation planning documents such as the Long Range Transportation Plan and Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), strategic documents such as the Congestion Management Process (CMP) and corridor studies, and technical assistance to communities in the region. He received a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Vermont and a Masters in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Hawaii. Dave lives in Exeter with his wife and three children.

Annette Pettengill, Business Manager; 603-658-0517

Annette has been with the RPC since 1986. She is responsible for maintaining and monitoring the Commission’s financial, accounting, payroll, personnel and benefits, and grants and contracts. In addition, she provides administrative support to the Executive and Assistant Directors and commissioners. Annette has an ABS in Travel & Tourism/Secretarial Management and also has her NH Real Estate license. Annette grew up in the region and currently resides in Newfields.

Scott Bogle, Senior Transportation Planner; 603-658-0515

Scott is a Senior Transportation Planner with the Rockingham Planning Commission, where he works with municipalities, transit agencies, human service transportation providers, and other partners at the local, regional and state level to expand access to community transportation, and safe accommodation for bicycling and walking. Prior to joining the staff at RPC in 2001, he worked for the University of Hawaii Sea Grant Extension Service and the National Park Service. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from Brown University, and a Masters of Community and Regional Planning from the University of Oregon. He lives in Durham, and outside of work can be found bicycling or hiking with his family, rowing, or building furniture.

Robert Pruyne Jr., GIS Manager; 603-658-0520

Robert has been at the RPC since 2002, and serves at the GIS Manager and IT person. He obtained his B.S. from Skidmore College in Environmental Planning and studied Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Massachusetts. He earned his professional GIS certification (GISP) in 2009. Robert has served on several public boards in Newmarket including the CIP, Conservation Commission, Open Space Commission, and chaired the Planning Board. Additionally, Robert has served on the Board of Directors for Lamprey River Watershed Assoc. (LRWA) and the New England Chapter of URISA (NEURISA).

Christian Matthews, Transportation/GIS Analyst; 603-658-0523

Christian has been the Transportation/GIS Analyst since early 2017. He obtained his B.A. in Geography from the University of Vermont and Master's in GIS for Sustainability Management from the University of Washington. He is primarily responsible for supporting the Transportation Program with GIS and data analysis needs as well as managing the traffic count, traffic model, and Road Surface Management System programs. Christian lives with his wife and dog in Newmarket where they enjoy running and kayaking.

Julie LaBranche, Senior Planner; 603-658-0522

Julie is a Senior Planner with 16 years of planning experience with particular interest in climate change planning which she began while employed by the State of Maryland and as chair of the Chesapeake Bay Program Climate Workgroup (1999-2005). Her work in the region includes assisting communities with: development of Master Plans and policies; zoning ordinances and regulations relating to land use, natural resource protection, climate change, energy, and stormwater management; and integrating land use and transportation planning concepts. Julie participates as a member of the NH Sea Grant Policy Advisory Committee, the NH Coastal Adaptation Workgroup, and Vice President of Northern New England Chapter of the American Planning Association (2009-2015). She holds a BS in Geological Sciences from Salem State College, MA and a MS in Earth Sciences-Geology from Montana State University, Bozeman.

Jennifer Rowden, Senior Planner; 603-658-0521

Jenn has been a land use planner at RPC since 2013. Currently, Jenn serves as the circuit rider planner for Fremont, North Hampton and Newton, and is involved in multiple land use projects at the RPC. Previously, Jenn worked at NHDES for five years on a variety of watershed and drinking water protection efforts. At NHDES, she served as staff to the N.H. Rivers and Lakes Management Advisory Committees, N.H. Flood Commission and N.H. Water Sustainability Commission. She completed her undergraduate work in Political Science and graduate work in Natural Resources at UNH. Jenn lives with her husband and daughter in Exeter.

Isabel Aley, Public Outreach Administrator; 603-658-0886

Isabel joined RPC in 2019 to manage the Commission's communications and public outreach initiatives. Previously, Isabel worked in fundraising communications for SELT - Southeast Land Trust of NH in Exeter and Portland Trails in Portland, Maine. Isabel holds a BA in English and Environmental Studies from Bates College. She lives in Exeter with her husband and two children.

Planning Consultants

Glenn Coppelman; 603-770-5355

Consultant Planner for Hampton Falls Circuit Rider

Glenn has been consulting with RPC as a circuit rider planner since 2014, and specializes in advising communities, non-profits and businesses in the areas of planning, economic development, grant writing and strategic initiatives. Previously, Glenn was the Economic Development Director for the NH Community Development Finance Authority (CDFA). Glenn earned his Bachelor’s degree from Framingham State College, and his Master’s in Resource Administration and Management from the University of New Hampshire. Glenn has served as Kingston’s representative to RPC since 1985, and has served as the Chairman of the Commission for four terms over the past 30 years.

Theresa Walker; 603-534-3913

Consultant Planner for Hazard Mitigation Plans and Exeter-Squamscott River Local Advisory Committee

Theresa is a consulting planner for the RPC and has worked with the agency since 1996. She works with municipal officials on a wide variety of projects, including natural hazard mitigation planning, water quality and wildlife habitat protection, natural resource inventories, and the retention of the region's working landscape of farms and forests. Theresa has a BS from the University of Delaware, a Masters in Land Use from College of Environmental Science and Forestry at SUNY Syracuse. Theresa and her family live in Durham.