Welcome New Staff!
We have six new members on our team roster! They are Suyar Akturan, Darin Strege, Steve Beukelman, Kirk Vodopals, Rygg Larsen, and Mike Malone. Suyar Akturan is our new CAD technician, who has recently moved to Klamath Falls from Austin, Texas. He grew up in Turkey, enjoys the outdoors, and is building his own house. Darin Strege is a licensed civil engineer who will also be part of our construction management team. As subcontractors to a prime consultant, Darin and other SHN staff worked closely together on a large powerplant decommissioning project, so we already have a great working relationship. Steve Beukelman is a chemical engineer with expertise in water treatment systems, water quality, and WDR permit compliance; he and his family moved from the Bay Area to enjoy the North State rural lifestyle. Kirk Vodopals has 15 years of experience in natural resource management and restoration, gained during employment in the forest products industry. Having passed the FE exam, Kirk plans to take the PE exam as soon as he can. Rygg Larsen is a long-time resident of Willits and comes to us from the County of Mendocino Department of Transportation. Rygg will be working in our materials lab, out in the field with our survey crews, and in front of screens expanding his CAD skills. Mike Malone is our Eureka office summer intern, who is studying engineering at Humboldt State University. Mike is working part-time until finals are over, and then full-time during the summer, which will allow him to see a wide variety of municipal, site development, and environmental engineering projects.
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