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Bill Lloyd, PE

President

Bill Lloyd is a licensed professional engineer with over 26 years of experience in delivering transportation, bridge, water resource and natural resource projects throughout the Rocky Mountain states. Bill is a native of Helena and graduated from Montana State University with a degree in Civil Engineering. He is currently the President of Great West Engineering.

Away from the office, Bill enjoys the outdoors and spends free time wakesurfing Montana’s lakes with family and friends, backcountry snowmobiling, skiing, hunting, and camping. He has two adult children attending Montana State University.

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Craig Pozega, PE

Chief Operating Officer, Helena Municipal Business Unit Manager

Craig Pozega is the Chief Operating Officer and Helena Municipal Business Unit Manager for Great West Engineering.  Craig has over 25 years of municipal engineering experience.  A Dillon, Montana native, Craig graduated from the Montana College of Mineral Science and Technology with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Science.  Craig’s career focus has been on assisting communities with water and wastewater infrastructure improvements.  Craig has prepared numerous Preliminary Engineering Reports for water and wastewater projects that have ultimately resulted in the design and construction of the proposed improvements.  Craig’s responsibilities have included project management, design, construction management, construction inspection, regulatory and permit negotiation, grant writing, grant administration, analysis, reports, land acquisition, and environmental assessments.

When not at work, Craig enjoys almost all things outdoors.

Dan McCauley

Dan McCauley, PE

President Emeritus

A native Montanan, Dan is a Founder and President Emeritus of Great West Engineering, a Civil Engineering firm based in Helena, Montana.  Great West employs over sixty people in its five Montana, Idaho and Washington locations.  Dan’s 40 year career has involved design and management for a variety of civil and structural engineering projects including water, wastewater and stormwater systems, street and road networks, bridges, culverts, rest areas, trails and sidewalks, parking lots, solid waste disposal and transfer facilities, as well as forensic analysis and reporting.  Dan has been instrumental as a planner and grant writer in assisting numerous financially challenged public entities throughout Montana to secure multiple grants and loans to complete much needed infrastructure projects.

Dan is a licensed professional engineer in Montana, Idaho, and Wyoming.  He served eight years on the Montana Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors, one of those as Board Chair, as well as chairing several standing and ad hoc committees.  Dan has also been active in professional societies at local, state, and national levels.

Dan was born and raised in Big Timber, graduating from Sweet Grass High School in 1976.  He then enrolled in Civil Engineering at Montana State University where he graduated with honors in 1980.  Dan also was inducted into the Tau Beta Pi and Chi Epsilon engineering honor societies while at MSU.   Dan currently sits on the MSU College of Engineering Advisory Committee and has served in the past on the MSU Civil Engineering Department Advisory Committee. He has also served on the MSU - Helena Chapter Alumni Scholarship Committee.  Dan has been a lifelong Bobcat fan, his wife and he having endowed an MSU athletic scholarship for engineering and education student athletes.

Dan and his wife of thirty-six years Cheryl (an Education graduate of Eastern Montana College), have two children, Quinn and Katy.  The family enjoys outdoor activities, particularly spending time at their cabin in the Tobacco Root Mountains.

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Bob Church, PE

Helena Solid Waste Business Unit Manager, Senior Vice President

Bob is a civil engineer with over 31 years of experience on solid waste, wastewater and municipal water projects.  Bob grew up in Great Falls, Montana and graduated with a BS in Civil Engineering from Montana State University (Go Cats!).  Bob is licensed as a professional engineer in Montana, Idaho and Wyoming.  Bob is a Senior Vice President for Great West and is the business unit manager for the Solid Waste group in Helena.

Bob truly loves living in Montana taking as many opportunities as possible to fish and float the great rivers and streams of the State.  He also enjoys hiking, backpacking and bird hunting.  Finally, he enjoys traveling with his wife and daughter and discovering new places.

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Denice J. Street

Corporate Secretary/Treasurer

Denice Street is the Corporate Secretary/Treasurer, Human Resources Director and Financial Controller.  Denice is a Montana native and has two grown children.  Her son, JT, is a civil engineer at Malmstrom Air Force Base in Great Falls, MT.  Her daughter, Julie, is a Travel Intensive Care Registered Nurse.  When not enjoying the many outdoor activities that Montana has to offer or watching a sporting event, her favorite place is on a beach with a palm tree nearby.

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Chad Hanson, PE

Billings Municipal Business Unit Manager, Vice President

Chad is a Senior Principal with over 21 years of experience in engineering design and construction administration.  Originally from Forsyth Montana, he graduated from Montana State University – Bozeman with a BS in Civil Engineering.  Chad serves as the Business Unit Manager for Great West's Billings Municipal Business Unit.

Chad spends most of his free time shuttling his son between sports and other activities and spending time with his family and friends.  Chad is also an avid hunter and fisherman and can be found afield with his wife, son, and bird dogs whenever possible.

Karl Yakawich

Karl Yakawich, PE

Transportation Business Unit Manager, Principal

Karl Yakawich is a senior project manager with over 19 years of experience on transportation and building related projects. He is a graduate of Montana State University with a degree in Civil Engineering and a licensed Professional Engineer in Montana, Idaho, Colorado, and Utah.  Karl’s primary focus at Great West is providing engineering expertise with structural systems including bridges and buildings.

When not at work, Karl enjoys living life with his wife and three kids in the great Montana outdoors. They routinely venture out in search of adventures through camping trips, backpacking, mountain biking, hunting, and fishing ventures.

Travis Pyle, PE

Boise Office Manager, Boise Solid Waste Unit Manager

Travis is the Boise Office Manager and Boise Solid Waste Business Unit Manager for Great West Engineering. He has over 22 years of solid waste engineering experience. An Idaho native, Travis graduated from the University of Idaho with BS and MS degrees in civil engineering. His career has provided him with opportunities to design and improve solid waste management systems throughout North America and the world. Travis’ passion for enhancing sanitation systems is evident in his service to his clients and the industry. He serves on several boards and technical committees for professional organizations and routinely presents at solid waste conferences.

When not at work, Travis likes spending time with his two daughters – Isabella and Madeline. Travis is also an outdoor enthusiast and enjoys skiing, running, and mountain biking.

Andrew Kimmel, PE

Andrew Kimmel, PE

Idaho Municipal Lead

Andrew Kimmel is a Professional Engineer with 13 years experience. Having moved from Michigan as a child, he grew up in East Idaho where he attended Idaho State University and graduated with his Bachelors degree in Civil Engineering. Andrew assists communities with every phase of a project from conception through construction, assisting with funding and grant packages for projects. Andrew’s focus is working closely with municipal clients assisting with water, wastewater and other day to day needs that our clients may have.

When not at work, Andrew enjoys spending time with his wife and three daughters. As a family they enjoy traveling, camping, and attending sporting events. He has also been known to lend his skills to remodeling projects around the house.

Jeremiah Theys, PE

Natural Resource Business Unit Manager, Principal

Jeremiah has over 19 years of experience and leads the Natural Resources Business Unit at Great West. He graduated from Montana State University with a degree in Civil Engineering and is a registered PE in Montana, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, Utah, Nevada, and Wyoming. Jeremiah is involved in many different projects from stream rehabilitation, irrigation projects, road construction, bridge/culvert replacements, stormwater collection systems, environmental assessments, to securing grant funding for clients.

Jeremiah is married and has two children. When not at work he is enjoying everything the Montana outdoors has to offer; just about every weekend of the year, you can find him doing something in the outdoors whether it's hunting and fishing, skiing, or maybe racing dirt bikes.

Josh Sommer, PE

Project Manager

Josh is a licensed professional engineer with 18 years of experience in storm water, site development, municipal wastewater and water, transportation and aviation projects. Josh was originally from Ohio and graduated from Tri-State University in Angola, Indiana with a BS degree in Civil Engineering. He has lived in Great Falls for the past 19 years and is a project manager for Great West. 

Outside of work, Josh enjoys biking, hiking, time on Montana’s rivers and lakes and family trips with his wife and two daughters.

Greg Lukasik

Greg Lukasik, PE

Project Manager

Greg Lukasik is a licensed Professional Engineer in Montana, Colorado and North Dakota with over 22 years experience.  A native Montanan, Greg graduated from Montana State University in 1998 with a Civil Engineering degree.  Since starting with Great West in 2011, he has been very active in serving the rural communities of central and eastern Montana.  Greg is an active member in the American Water Works Association and served as a Vice President in 2019-2020.

When not in the office, he enjoys taking advantage of all the outdoor opportunities Montana has to offer and attending his kids' athletic and music performances.  He and his family enjoy camping trips throughout the western US, winter time skiing, fall elk and deer hunting and springtime gardening.  There is rarely a slow moment in the Lukasik household!

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Amy Deitchler, PE

Project Manager

Amy Deitchler is a Project Manager with the Municipal group.  She has over 16 years of experience.  Amy is a Butte native and graduated from Montana Tech.  The majority of her project experience includes water, wastewater, and stormwater.  Amy’s approach to project management is to listen to community needs and deliver the right project for the community.  When managing projects she becomes very involved with communities and is regularly praised for her caring and customer focused style.

In her free time, Amy likes to spend quality time with her husband and three kids.  When not at one of the kid's activities, they can often be found on the lake, at the ski hill, or exploring Montana’s beauty.

Collette Anderson

Collette Anderson, PE

Project Manager

Collette Anderson is a civil engineer with 14 years of experience.  Collette grew up in Missoula and graduated from Montana Tech in Butte with a BS in General Engineering and minors in Math and Professional & Technical Communications.  Collette is a project manager for Great West’s Helena municipal group and works on a variety of water and wastewater projects.

When not at work, Collette spends most of her time with her husband and their four young children.  As a family, they love hiking, camping, and all things sports.  Collette enjoys playing volleyball and working with local youth players and teams.

Jonathan Weaver, PE, CFM

Project Manager

Jonathan Weaver is a Professional Engineer with 10 years of experience.  A Flathead Valley native, Jonathan graduated from Montana State University with a BS in Civil Engineering.  He also received an Associate of Science from Flathead Valley Community College.  Jonathan serves as a project manager and also a senior designer with a focus on hydraulics and water resources.

Perhaps his most significant accomplishment in the water resources field, has been overseeing the bathing, tooth‐brushing, and numerous drinks of water associated with the bedtime routine for his three daughters and one foster son when his wife is away. Jonathan and his family cannot get enough of the outdoors and love to backpack, camp, fly fish, and hunt.

Ryan Elliott

Ryan Elliott, PE

Project Manager

Ryan grew up in northern New Mexico and found his calling in Montana, receiving a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Montana State University with a focus on Bio-Resources.  He’s a civil engineer specializing in bridge design, bridge inspection, roadway design, fish passage and irrigation projects.  Currently, Ryan typically assists his clients in the roles of project manager and bridge inspection team leader.  Outside of work, Ryan is an avid flyfisherman, homebrewer and racquetball player.  He and his family enjoy taking road trips and exploring the western United States!

Ryan Holm

Ryan Holm, PE

Project Manager

Ryan Holm is a Transportation Engineer with over 18 years of experience and has been with Great West Engineering for the past 12 years.  He calls Helena home and has lived here nearly all his life.  He attended Montana State University and Carroll College receiving his BA in Civil Engineering.  Ryan now specializes in transportation and hydraulic design and project management, but he has a broad background in many areas of civil engineering.

In his free time, Ryan enjoys spending time outdoors with his two boys snow skiing, waterskiing, boating, hunting, backpacking and coaching soccer.  He also enjoys competitive shooting and is a driving enthusiast.

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Stephanie Beckert, PE

Project Manager

Stephanie Beckert is a Project Manager with the Solid Waste group.  She has over 15 years of experience.  Stephanie is a Helena, Montana native and graduated from Carroll College with a bachelor degree in Civil Engineering.  The majority of her project experience is in the solid waste industry.

When not at work, Stephanie enjoys spending time with her husband and chasing their two kids around.  She and her family love camping, hunting, boating, and playing in the mountains.

Dan Robles

Dan Robles

Marketing Manager

Dan Robles is a marketing professional with over 17 years of experience. A Missoula native, Dan graduated from the University of Montana with a BS in Business Administration. Dan wears many hats at Great West where he provides marketing support services throughout the Company's multiple offices.

When not at work, Dan can be found spending time with his wife and two young children. Dan is also an avid outdoor person who loves to camp, 4-season backpack, hike, and explore on his adventure motorcycle.

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Craig Erickson, CGW

Grant Writer, Grant Administrator

Craig has over 20 years of grant administration and grant-writing experience and is an American Grant Writer’s Association Certified Writer®.  He has intimate knowledge of each of the major state and federal infrastructure development programs. He assists local governments and non-profit organizations with project development, grant writing, and administration efforts.  Craig also loves to fish, hike, and spend time with his family, especially his granddaughters Zoe and Remi. He is also actively involved in his church and has a deep commitment to helping others improve their lives.  Craig serves on the board of directors of the Montana Economic Developers Association and is the President of the Church Council at Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church in Helena.

Bret Anderson

Bret Anderson

CAD Manager/Designer

Matt Mudd

Matt Mudd, PE

Project Manager

Matt is a registered professional civil engineer in Montana, Idaho, California with over 17 years of diverse experience municipal engineering, construction, and site development. Matt graduated high school from Absarokee Montana and then completed a BS in General Engineer/ Civil Option from Montana Tech. Matt is a project manager and engineer for Great West working on multiple water, wastewater and other specialized projects of various types, sizes, and clientele. Matt has been involved in professional committees and board positions, including with ASCE, AWWA, MWEA and also his local homeowner's association water user board. Matt and his wife, Lindy, keep busy with two very active kids (Justus born 2016, Shiloh 2013). Matt is very much at home in Helena Montana and enjoys being able to live, work, and get out and play in all its natural beauty.

Jerry Grebenc

Jerry Grebenc, CFM

Senior Planner

Jerry Grebenc is a community planner with 21 years of experience.  Calling Montana home for almost 30 years, Jerry received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota and his graduate degree from the University of Montana.  He works with communities to help them make informed and effective decisions about their future.

In his off hours, he is raising teenage daughters, fly fishing, playing hockey, out with his gun dog and spending several weeks a year chasing elk with his Wyoming peeps.

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Michelle Langdon, PE

Project Manager

Michelle Langdon is a professional civil engineer with over 13 years of experience. She has a bachelor’s degree from Portland State University and a master’s degree from Norwich University, both in Civil Engineering. Michelle is a Project Manager and Engineer for Great West specializing in all aspects of Waste Management. Michelle is a MOLO instructor and passionate about teaching, bridging the planning/operations gap and providing realistic and unique solutions to waste management challenges.

Michelle currently resides in Boise with her family and 2 goofy labs. She enjoys anything outdoors, spends her summers in the water and loves to challenge herself by participating in triathlons and mud runs.

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Susan Hayes, PE

Project Engineer

Susan Hayes is a professional engineer with over 16 years of experience. Susan graduated from North Dakota State University with a B.S. in Civil Engineering. Susan has experience with water and wastewater treatment, water distribution and storage, construction management, and materials testing through her work which has spanned Colorado, Nevada, California and Montana. She maintains her P.E. license in Montana, Nevada, Idaho and California.

In her free time, Susan enjoys being outdoors, watching baseball, or reading a good book.

Brandon Duffey, PE

Project Manager

Brandon Duffey is a professional engineer with 13 years of experience in site development and general civil engineering. Originally from Conrad, MT, Brandon graduated from Montana State University with a BS in Civil Engineering. Since his addition to Great West’s Transportation Group in 2016, Brandon has been a project manager and provides support for stormwater, transportation, bridge, development, and construction projects.

Outside of work, Brandon can be found spending time with his growing family, bow hunting, being out-fished by his wife, and attending Bobcat football games.

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Crystal Bennett, PE

Project Engineer

Crystal Bennett is a project engineer with over 17 years of municipal engineering experience.  A Wyoming native, Crystal graduated from Casper College with an AS in Physics and later from Montana State Engineering with a BS in Civil Engineering.  At Great West, Crystal works on a variety of water and wastewater projects at any stage of the project from planning and/or grant writing up through design and construction.

When not at work, Crystal can be found spending time with her family and friends or volunteering at church.  Not much down time is to be had with 3 young kids.  But, when they do have a weekend free, it is not uncommon to find Crystal and her family traveling to a family cabin in Red Lodge or along the Wyoming roads to visit family spread throughout the state.

Joel Pilcher

Joel Pilcher, PE

Project Manager

Craig Sauer, LG

Senior Hydrogeologist

Craig Sauer is a hydrogeologist with 20 years of consulting experience from project sites located in Montana, Idaho, Washington, and Oregon. Craig is an Idaho native, and graduated from the University of Idaho earning degrees in Geology (BS, 1995) and Hydrogeology (MS, 1999). Craig’s primary role for Great West is to support Solid Waste planning, hydrogeologic characterization studies, environmental compliance monitoring, and reporting. Craig also supports other business units related to natural resources, environmental assessment studies, and subsurface characterization. When not at work, Craig enjoys family activities, camping, hunting, fishing, and home improvement projects.

Amy Carter

Amy Carter, PE

Project Engineer

Carrie Gardner

Carrie Gardner, PE

Project Manager

Carrie Gardner is a professional engineer with over 11 years of experience.  Carrie grew up in Helena and graduated from Gonzaga University with a B.S. in Civil Engineering.  Carrie is a project manager for Great West’s Helena Municipal ground and works on a variety of water and wastewater treatment, biosolids management, wastewater collection, water distribution and storage projects.  Carrie is currently on the Senior Trustee for Montana Section of AWWA.

In her free time, Carrie enjoys spending quality time with her husband and two kids.  She and her family enjoy spending time water skiing, mountain biking, camping, snow skiing, and are avid Gonzaga basketball fans.

Amy Chadwick

Ecologist

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Leo Kapp

Construction Inspector

Leo Kapp is a construction inspector with over 9 years of experience. A Cut Bank native, Leo has 44 years of life experience in municipal work including Montana DEQ certification in water and wastewater. Leo is currently working on the Glendive water plant construction.

When not at work, Leo can be found chasing his next big fish and enjoying his grandchildren.

Greg Dye, PE, PMP

Project Manager

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Bailey Lehenbauer, EI

Staff Engineer

Bailey Lehenbauer is a civil engineer with two years of experience.  Originally from Billings, Bailey graduated from Montana State University with a BS in Civil Engineering.  Bailey works in the Billings office and is a project engineer for the municipal group.

Outside of work, Bailey can be seen traveling to various college football stadiums throughout the country with his wife, Macy.  Bailey also likes to spend his time outside fishing, hiking and exploring the backwoods.

 

Brent Pilon, PE

Project Manager

Brent Pilon is a Project Engineer with nine years of experience. Brent is a Helena native and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Montana State University in Bozeman. Brent performs various duties for Great West Engineering such as design, construction services, technical writing, and surveying.

Brent’s favorite things to do in his free time include golfing, skiing, backpacking, and traveling.

Grayson Gillin

Grayson Gillin, PE

Project Engineer

Grayson Gillin is a Transportation Engineer with 6 years of experience. He grew up in Issaquah, Washington, a suburb outside Seattle, and ventured to Bozeman to attend Montana State University. Grayson works on a variety of transportation related projects and is heavily involved in bridge inspection, bridge design, and bridge load rating.

When not at work, Grayson enjoys spending time with his wife; cooking and eating new foods, especially BBQ; hiking; skiing; mountain biking; and generally enjoying the outdoors. He is also passionate about playing soccer and organizes the Great West Engineering sponsored team that competes against other Helena-area adult teams.

Justin Evertz, EIT

Project Engineer

Justin Evertz is a natural resources engineer with 4 years of experience. Growing up in Polson, MT, Justin graduated from Montana State University with a BS in Civil Engineering with a Bio-Resources option. Justin provides natural resource, hydraulic, transportation, and surveying services for Great West.

When not at work Justin can be found out among the rivers, lakes, and public lands of the Northwest. Also, an avid high school and college baseball player, Justin spends a fair amount of time around the baseball diamond.

Ryan Pearson

Ryan Pearson, EI

Project Engineer

Ryan Pearson is a Project Engineer with 5 years of experience. A Kalispell Native, Ryan graduated from Montana Tech with a B.S. in General Engineering with a Civil emphasis. Ryan works in the Helena office for the municipal group.

When not at work, Ryan can be found hunting, fishing and hiking. He and his family love to explore new places across Montana.

Travis Craig

Travis Craig, EI

Staff Engineer

Travis is a Civil Engineer with over four years of engineering experience with Great West. Travis grew up in Butte, and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in engineering from Montana Tech. Travis is a member of the Solid Waste group at Great West, but has helped other groups throughout the company. His primary responsibilities have included AutoCAD, surveying, design-drafting assignments as well as multiple on-site testing and inspection tasks. Travis worked in the construction industry for nearly 10 years before joining Great West.

When not working, Travis is usually spending time with family, drag racing, or working on race cars.

Evan Carroll, EI

Project Engineer

Evan Carroll is an Engineer in Training  working in the Natural Resources group. He was born and raised in Missoula and graduated in May 2019 from Montana State University, earning a BS in Civil Engineering with a focus in Bio-Resources Engineering. Evan has various responsibilities at Great West, including assisting in the design of stormwater and aquatic organism passage (AOP) projects.

In his free time, Evan enjoys spending time outdoors skiing, biking, hiking, and golfing, or spending time with friends and family.

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Allie Williams

Accountant

Allie Williams works in the accounting department for Great West. After growing up in Culbertson, Montana, she ventured west to attend college. She graduated from Montana State University Billings with a BSBA in Accounting and a Minor in Finance. Continuing her jaunt west, Allie joined the Great West team in Helena in 2017, where she handles the internal accounting duties for all of the Great West Engineering offices.

When not at work, Allie can either be found in her kitchen cooking and baking, or enjoying and exploring the beautiful outdoors in Montana with her husband. They have a 2 year old yellow lab who enjoys endless amounts of fetch.

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Cheri Anderson

Project Coordinator

Cheri Anderson is a Project Coordinator with over 18 years of experience.  She ensures the execution and production of many project related tasks and assists with marketing tasks throughout the company.  Cheri enjoys traveling to many beach destinations with her family and is an avid photographer.

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Chris Reed, CPII

Inspector

Gina Barry, PE

Project Engineer

Gina Barry is a project engineer with over 7 years of experience. Gina graduated from Montana Tech-The University of Montana with a BS in Environmental Engineering. Gina’s primary responsibilities at Great West include the design and inspection of water distribution systems and wastewater treatment and collection systems.

When not at work, Gina can be found working out or enjoying the outdoors.

Ilene Neudick

Project Coordinator

Ilene is a Project Coordinator based in Great West's Billings office. She provides project, administrative, and marketing services throughout the company.

In her free time Ilene enjoys reading, raising Digger (Chocolate Lab), and spending time with family and friends.

Jamey Bronson

Jamey Bronson

IT Manager

Jill Boettcher

Jill Boettcher

Office Assistant

Jill is an administrative professional with over a decade of experience.  Originally from Miles City, Jill spent most of her youth in Great Falls.

Jill is the proud mother of 2 adult children who are her pride and joy.  In her free time, Jill enjoys all things that Montana has to offer.  She can be found camping, riding ATVs, or trying to lower her score on the golf course.

Lisa Walton

Designer

Lisa Walton is a Senior CADD Technician with over 25 years of experience.  Lisa is originally from Wyoming, graduating from the University of Wyoming with a BS in Social Sciences/History and Northwest College with an AS in Computer Aided Drafting and Design.  Lisa has been with GWE in the Billings Office since 2004 and performs several drafting and design tasks for numerous civil engineering projects.

When not at work, Lisa enjoys spending time with friends and family and working on house projects. Lisa also enjoys spending time in the mountains, snowshoeing, floating the river, golfing, woodworking and generally just relaxing with her spouse, Sandy; and their three dogs: Bob, Zoey and Burley.

Quinn McCauley

IT Support

Quinn McCauley is an Information Technology professional recently graduating in 2018. Growing up in Helena, he attended Helena College to get his AAS in Computer Technology – Network Administration. He provides IT support to all the Great West branches.

When not working he enjoys painting, reading, as well as watching and playing soccer, boardgames, and videogames. Fishing, Hiking, and just being outdoors brings him great enjoyment.

Logan Williams, EI

Project Engineer

Logan Williams is a Project Engineer who recently graduated from Montana State University. A Helena native, he received a BS in Civil Engineering. Logan works on a variety of transportation related projects providing support services.

When not at work, Logan enjoys golfing, biking, hunting, and playing on the water. A sports enthusiast, he can also be found playing and following a wide variety of sports.

Mitch Stelling, PE

Business Development, Project Manager

Mitch is a Professional Engineer with a variety of business and engineering capabilities in highway, airport, municipal and site development projects.  He has over 30 years of experience with an array of aviation, municipal, and transportation-oriented projects. Mitch serves as business development, concept design, and support for the Great Falls office.

When not at work he can be found mountain climbing, biking, rafting, skiing or chasing down his next adventure.

Mary Stelling, PE

Structural Engineer

Mary is a structural engineer with over 30 years of experience.  She is a third generation Great Falls native who received her Civil Engineering degree from Montana State University. Throughout her 30 year career, she has worked on a variety of projects ranging from buildings, bridges, and industrial sites.

When not at work Mary can be found spending as much time as possible outdoors with her family and friends.  Mary is an avid hiker, climber, skier, biker, rafter, and also loves to travel.  She is also an accomplished cellist who performs with the Great Falls Symphony.

Maria Jackson

Grant Writer, Grant Administrator

Maria is a seasoned Grant Writer/Administrator who has written and administered hundreds of grants. She holds degrees in Business Management (BA) and Organizational Management (MA), and has over a decade of grant administration experience. Additionally, Maria has over 15 years of business and office management experience having worked in the real estate, non-profit, and information technology industries.

In her free time, Maria enjoys spending time with family and being outside, hiking, biking, skiing or traveling the west.

Kevin O’Connor, PE

Structural Engineer

Kevin O’Connor is a structural engineer with 4 years of experience. Originally from Great Falls, he graduated from Montana State University with a BS and MS in Civil Engineering with a structural engineering emphasis. At Great West, Kevin is a project engineer who provides project services and consultation for vertical structures. He also provides support for other engineering practice areas, particularly bridge design and bridge load rating.

When Kevin is not at work, he can be found recreating outdoors with typical Montana activities (hunting, fishing, camping, skiing, etc..). He also enjoys watching sports, and spending time with his friends and family.

Vanessa Hoene, PE, CFM

Water Resources Engineer

Vanessa Hoene is a Water Resources Engineer with over 9 years of experience. Vanessa graduated with a B.S in Civil Engineering from the University of Texas in Austin, where she lived most of her life, before moving to Wyoming with her husband and two dogs to try out a life in the mountains.  As part of the natural resources group at Great West, Vanessa will work on floodplain modeling projects, surface water modeling, and hazard mitigation work.

Outside of the office, Vanessa loves being outdoors whenever possible, enjoying the beautiful landscape with her husband and two dogs and also loves doing yoga, and seeking out live music.

Logan Dunlap, PE

Project Engineer

Logan is a licensed professional engineer with over 5 years of experience in design and construction in highway transportation related fields.  Logan has been in Montana since a young age and grew up in Butte, where he attended Montana Tech to receive his BS in Civil Engineering.  He recently moved to Great Falls to pursue a career at Great West Engineering as a Project Engineer and continue his education in the civil, hydraulic, and structural engineering fields.

When not at work, Logan can be found spending time with his wife and two kids, building forts and ziplines in his backyard to keep the kids active and interested in the outdoors, or exploring the vast Montana wilderness.

Paul Stetson

Structural Designer

Paul is a Design Drafter with over 15 years of experience in vertical structure, civil, and transportation drafting.  Originally from Great Falls, Montana, he graduated from Great Fall College–MSU with an Associate’s degree in Design Drafting.  Paul provides drafting on various Great West structural and transportation projects.

Paul’s time outside of work is spent keeping up with his 3 children, fixing and flipping salvage vehicles, and enjoying Montana’s year around outdoor activities like rafting, fishing, hunting and camping.

Matt Blassic

GIS Technician

Matt Blassic is a GIS Analyst with 2 years of professional experience. Matt is originally from Virginia and graduated from the University of Montana’s College of Forestry with a BS in Geography and a Certificate in GIS Technologies. Matt is responsible for providing GIS services and support throughout the company.

When not at work, Matt is likely on a river fishing or in the backcountry skiing with his wife and two hound dogs.

Jessica Salo, PE

Project Engineer

Jessica is a project engineer with the Municipal Group in Helena.  She graduated with a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Montana State University in Bozeman and has over 12 years of experience in municipal and transportation planning.  Jessica works on a variety of water and wastewater projects at Great West with emphasis on hydraulic evaluations and master planning.

Jessica is married and has two daughters.  She enjoys everything outdoors especially skiing, biking, and camping with her family.

LaNette Jones

Grant Writer, Grant Administrator

LaNette Jones is a non-profit executive with over 10 years of experience. A Billings native, LaNette graduated from the University of Montana with a BA/MA in Social Work with a focus on organizational development. LaNette provides Grant Administration/Writing to Great West clients.

When not at work, LaNette can be found spending time with her husband, young son and dog in the Montana outdoors. LaNette enjoys hiking, mountain biking, fly fishing and trail running, but any activity outside makes her smile.

Austin Egan, EI

Project Engineer

Austin Egan is a Project Engineer with four years of engineering experience. A Billings Native, Austin graduated from Carroll College with a B.S. in Civil Engineering with Environmental Emphasis. Austin serves as a project engineer and on-site representative for Great West’s Municipal team, where he provides support for both water and wastewater projects.

When not at work, Austin can be found at the archery range or on the river. Austin enjoys the outdoor activities of fly fishing, hunting, hiking, and camping throughout Montana.

Duncan Breedlove, EIT

Project Engineer

Duncan is a staff engineer with over two years of experience. He graduated from Boise State University with a BS in Civil Engineering and a minor in Applied Mathematics. As part of Great West’s solid waste group, he assists with a variety of project tasks including technical writing and design.

When not at work, Duncan can be found outside, playing sand volleyball with friends, hiking, or traveling.

Drew Johnson, EI

Staff Engineer

Drew is a Project Engineer with 2 years of experience. A Florida native, Drew graduated from Florida Gulf Coast University with a B.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering. Drew works in Great West’s municipal group in the Boise, Idaho office.

Outside of work, Drew enjoys spending his time road/mountain biking, hiking, camping, working on DIY projects, and exploring new places and things to do around the northwest.

Ty Albert

Project Engineer

Ty Albert is a civil engineer with 2 years of engineering experience. After growing up in Hardin, Montana, he moved to Butte where he graduated with a BS in General Engineering - Civil Option from Montana Tech. Ty works in the Billings office for Great West's Municipal Business Unit.

Outside of work, Ty can usually be found outdoors golfing, camping, fishing, or hunting. His favorite pastime though is spending time with his friends and family.

Angus Roeper

Project Engineer

Angus Roeper is an Engineer in Training (EIT) who recently graduated from the University of Portland with a B.S. in Civil Engineering. He is an Idaho native, and works in Great West’s municipal group in the Boise, Idaho office.

Outside of work Angus enjoys spending time with friends and family, and helping his fiancé get acclimated to the Idaho lifestyle.

Jim Gold

Engineering Technician

Check back soon, info is on the way!

Lisbeth Olsen, EI

Staff Engineer

Lis Olsen is an Engineer in Training working in the Natural Resource department. She was born and raised in Wasilla, Alaska and attended school at Montana State University in Bozeman. There she earned a B.S. in Civil Engineering with an emphasis in Bio-Resources Engineering. Within the Natural Resource team, Lis performs a variety of engineering duties.

When not at work, Lis enjoys exploring the outdoors with her two dogs and husband or spending time with friends and family.

Teneill Gauthier

Marketing Coordinator/Graphic Designer,

Teneill Gauthier is a Graphic Designer with over a year of experience in marketing, design, and the professional print industry. A Montana native, she resided in the Livingston area and obtained her BFA in Graphic Design from Montana State University before heading to Helena.

As Marketing Coordinator/Graphic Designer, Teneill utilizes her document preparation, creative experience, and design skills to provide marketing support services throughout the company.  In her time away from work, Teneill spends time with her daughter, hitting the trails, or pursuing one of her many creative interests, from baking desserts to drawing portraits.

Parker Stenersen, EI

Staff Engineer

Parker Stenersen is a Project Engineer with less than 1 year of experience. An Idaho Falls native, Parker graduated from Carroll College with a B.S. in Civil Engineering.  Parker works within Great West's Transportation group where he performs a variety of engineering tasks.

When not at work, Parker enjoys spending his time skiing, fly fishing, and hunting with his friends and family.

Dylan Pannabecker | EI

Staff Engineer

Dylan Pannabecker is a newly emerging engineer. A graduate of Montana Tech with a BS in Civil Engineering, Dylan grew up in Choteau, Montana. Dylan work in Great West's municipal group where he provides a variety of engineering support services.

When not working, Dylan enjoys playing basketball. He played collegiately at Montana Tech and still loves the sport. Dylan also enjoys fishing and hiking in Montana’s great outdoors.