WHO WE ARE
SR/WA, R/W-RAC, President/CEO
Kristen Bennett orchestrates successful results for Pendulum clients. Kristen has established herself as a relocation expert where she has pioneered and mastered the best practices within that specialty. She approaches each project like a puzzle and works tirelessly until every piece fits into place, no matter how complicated the picture. Her executive presence inspires cooperation and collaboration at every stage of a project which results in a sense of joint accomplishment. Kristen remains busy in the IRWA, at both the local and national levels, and is regularly invited to speak on complex relocation issues. With a Master’s degree in music, Kristen was once a professional opera singer. Now, when not solving Pendulum’s puzzles, she can be found at her daughters’ volleyball games or sipping some fine Kentucky bourbon.
RWA, Vice President
Carrilin Hirsch meets deadlines and exceeds expectations. She brings soul, drive, and efficiency to every project she faces. Deep in the trenches of a project, encountering adversity from all angles, you need superior logistics and strong morale to keep moving towards the finish line. Carrilin provides both with an uncanny ability to stay on top of entire projects at one time, while keeping client and landowner happiness top of mind. Her talents stem from extensive experience administrating fast-paced work environments, complex litigation portfolios, and high volumes of titles and closings. Pendulum clients enjoy the added benefit of her experience as a certified title examiner. She is currently the Vice-President of IRWA Chapter 52 and holds the RWA designation from the International Right of Way Association. Carrilin takes pride in her family. When she is not marshaling our forces on right-of-way projects, you can find her tirelessly volunteering at her church or moving an enormous volume of cookies through her involvement with the Girls Scouts, all while maintaining her extraordinarily sunny disposition.
Dave Arnold, Esq.
SR/WA, Vice President
Dave Arnold solves problems before they arise. An innovator and thought leader by nature, Dave has the ability to identify and address obstacles that may otherwise remain unnoticed until they become a crisis. He then creates a reasonable path forward to resolution. Dave has extensive experience as a trial lawyer in complex eminent domain matters and has served as lead counsel on numerous right-of-way projects for state agencies, municipalities, and utilities. Where others are complacent, Dave is conscientious and proactive. A long-time member of the International Right of Way Association, Dave is a past President of Chapter 52. He has earned the prestigious SR/WA designation and is a CLIMB Certified Instructor. Dave earned his law degree from the College of William and Mary in 1992 and his undergraduate degree from University of Virginia in 1989 and serves on the board of the Southeastern Public Service Authority. In what free time he has, Dave can be often found on calm waters listening to Pearl Jam and attempting to catch a fish or two.
Ross Greene, Esq.
SR/WA, Vice President
Ross Greene saves our clients money and hassle. At the outset, he studies every project, identifies potential obstacles, and maps a strategy which will avoid costly delays. In turn, this mitigates the number and size of condemnation cases required to clear the project. Ross has developed unique skills while litigating hundreds of cases as a successful eminent domain attorney. He spots complications which engineers, project managers, and other negotiators routinely miss. Best of all, in addition to spotting problems, he brings solutions to the table. He is at ease with right-of-way personnel at all stages in a project and has been involved in some of the largest condemnation cases ever in the state of Virginia. His experience will generate a shift in your team’s perspective, allowing them to reach more prolific solutions and deliver the best possible value to your clients. He is a dedicated member of the right-of-way community and is a past President of Chapter 52 of the International Right of Way Association, the Secretary/Treasurer for IRWA Region 4, and a CLIMB Certified Instructor. Ross was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and an editor on the law review; however, he would much rather discuss his outdoor interests, which include offshore fishing, vacationing in the Bahamas, and serving as area chairman for his local Ducks Unlimited chapter.