Experience Matters!

Neil FernandoNeil Fernando, P.E. – Principal
BS, Civil Engineering – Oregon State University
Registration: Professional Engineer – Oregon (55230-PE)

Oregon State University – 2016 Council of Outstanding Early Career Engineers

Mr. Fernando, Principal of Emerio Design, has nearly 20 years of professional experience. Drawing from his work as a Senior Engineer and Project Manager, Neil has assisted Emerio’s clients in projects including: DSL/Corps permits, park design, street design, half-street improvements, utility reconstruction projects, sanitary sewer master plans, water quality facilities, detention facilities, multifamily complexes, subdivisions, storm sewer master plan studies, sanitary sewer pump stations, residential development, senior housing, commercial projects and other specialized developments.

Eric EvansEric Evans, P.E. – Engineering Manager
BS, Civil Engineering – Portland State University
Registration: Professional Engineer – Oregon (54665-PE)
Professional Engineer – Washington (44366-PE)

Mr. Evans brings over 18 years of expertise to the table with his background as a project manager for a site development general contractor in the first seven years of his career. His exceptional skill in sanitary and storm water conveyance design are integral to the Emerio team. Serving as the Design Project Manager, Eric has significant jurisdiction and responsibility for field coordination in a variety of Engineering and Construction settings.


Phil NelsonPhil Nelson – Senior Designer Consultant
BS, General Science – Oregon State University
AAS, Cartographic Drafting – Eng. /Drafting College (Denver, CO)

Designing in the civil engineering field since 1983, Mr. Nelson’s expertise includes public, residential and commercial development. His extensive knowledge and experience with CAD spans over 20 years. He has worked on projects in multiple jurisdictions within Oregon, as well as in California, Colorado, Florida and Washington.



Ryan WalkerRyan Walker – Project Manager
AAS, Drafting Technology and Design – Portland Community College

Mr. Walker brings over 15 years of engineering design and drafting experience to Emerio Design. Ryan has valuable industrial, commercial and private civil engineering experience with regard to site layout and design. The projects he has worked on in commercial and industrial settings included utility relocation and new infrastructure designs that were required to function with existing utilities and site features. These include parking lot layout, low impact development and lighting. He is well versed in multiple CADD programs including; Autodesk Civil 3d, Microstation V8 and Solidworks.


Rafael GaetaRafael Gaeta, P.E. – Public Works Department Manager
BS, Civil Engineering – Portland State University
Professional Civil Engineer, Oregon (55529PE), 2003
American Society of Civil Engineers; Westside Economic Alliance

With 18 years of civil engineering design experience, Mr. Gaeta has worked with a number of public agencies including City of Portland, Multnomah and Washington counties, TriMet and ODOT. He has experience in design for roadway, light rail, commercial, and residential projects, including experience in earthwork design, streets, sanitary and storm water sewers. Mr. Gaeta has been involved with the Riverplace extension of the Portland Streetcar, The Interstate MAX Line Section 10C Expo Segment, and the Portland Mall LRT projects for TriMet. In all these projects he has played a major role as a task lead/designer.

Michael HohbachMichael Hohbach, P.E. – Sr. Project Engineer / Public Works Projects
Civil Engineering Courses – Oregon State University
A.S. Civil Engineering Technology – Linn Benton Community College
Registration: Professional Engineer – Oregon (60901-PE)

Mr. Hohbach has more than 27 years of civil engineering experience to include; design, project management, and quality management for private development and public works projects. Working for a large local engineering firm, he has managed many consultant project teams for the Oregon Department of Transportation, Washington County, Multnomah County, and the City of Hillsboro. Michael was the consultant design manager for TriMet’s recently constructed Portland to Milwaukie LRT project and several other LRT projects before that. He has extensive experience developing and managing quality control programs and served as the Quality Manager during the permitting and development phase of the Columbia River Crossing project, a joint venture between Washington DOT, Oregon DOT, and TriMet.

nophotoKing Phelps, PLS – Survey Manager
BS, Journalism – University of Alabama
AA, Surveying – Flathead Montana
Oregon License #2586, Idaho License # 10308

When Mr. Phelps joined the Emerio team, he brought with him his company, formerly Land Tech, Inc.; a land surveying, civil engineering and land planning firm. King has been surveying since 1975 as a survey chief, a project surveyor, supervisor and most recently survey business owner. He brings a wealth of knowledge, experience and several team members to the benefit of Emerio and its clients.


DannyDanny M. Denning, PLS | Senior Land Surveyor

Mr. Denning’s commitment to be a client advocate, collaborative team member, and provider of quality oversight of project development has allowed him to be an effective leader. He provides project management completing challenging and interesting projects by offering creative problem solving and quality service as a trusted advisor to any project that he is associated with; be that in the role of a project manager or project surveyor. Danny has 28 years of experience providing land surveying services. He has extensive experience and knowledge in site development, utility and roadway design projects, land division projects, and construction projects. He is a registered land surveyor in Oregon, Washington, and California.


nophotoRoy Hankins, P.E. – Director of Operations, Eugene Branch, Project Manager
Engineering Curriculum – Portland State University
AA, General Studies – Lane Community College
Registration: Professional Civil Engineer – Oregon (84283-PE)
Professional Engineer – Washington (41814-PE)
ODOT Certified: General Construction & HMA Inspector #49021

Mr. Hankins brings more than 18 years of experience in both public and private sector projects as an engineer, project manager, and operations manager. He is highly motivated and has sound engineering and management skills. His project experience includes ODOT & WSDOT transportation projects, roadway design-build teams, roundabout designs, project oversight & coordination of multi-discipline teams, public infrastructure design, residential subdivision design & land development.

Geoff WrightGeoff Wright, P.E. – Structural Project Manager
BS, Civil Engineering – Portland State University
MS, Civil Engineering – Portland State University

Registration: Professional Engineer – Oregon (54573-PE)

Mr. Wright has been providing a wide range of structural services, both commercial and residential, since 1997. His portfolio includes engineering for existing structures and remodels, including historic structures. Over the last several years Mr. Wright has focused his skills on residential structural engineering and design, including construction documents, vertical and lateral calculations, as well as residential design.


Sean JacksonSean Jackson – House Design Project Manager
BS, Architecture – Portland State University

Mr. Jackson is a skillful and highly creative individual with more than 13 years experience in architectural drafting, design and project management. Sean excels in vendor and client relationship management as well as organizing and planning client meetings and presentations. He has worked with clients, consultants and construction teams to accomplish multiple commercial, industrial and residential projects.



Steve HansenSteve Hansen, P.E. – Project Engineer
BS, Civil Engineering – Santa Clara University
Registration: Professional Engineer – Oregon (82915-PE)
Professional Engineer – Washington (43656-PE)

Steve is a lead civil engineer with over 10 years of experience, a considerable part of which includes site development and rail design. Specific design expertise includes land development, railroad engineering, sports field design, master planning, site inspections, and grading / utility plans. Steve has lead the design of numerous sites, rail upgrade and installation projects. His experience working with the owners to develop acceptable site layouts on constrained sites results in safe, efficient, and cost effective projects. Steve’s success also comes from his ability to coordinate with companion engineering disciplines; such as structural foundations, architectural design, and electrical requirements for an integrated design solution for all concerned.

Jon T. FeigionJon T. Feigion, PLS – Sr. Land Surveyor
BS, Biology – Portland State University
Professional Registration:
Oregon 2252LS, Washington 38971

Over thirty-six years of Land Surveying experience includes twenty-seven years as a licensed professional with the City of Tigard, W&H Pacific, Comstock NW (as owner), Alpha Engineering, DE&A, Land Tech and Heritage Surveying. His surveying experience includes all types of field surveying including preparation of Boundary Surveys, legal descriptions, ALTA Surveys, Condominium Plats, Subdivision Plats and site maps.


AngieAngie Jungling – Survey Technician
AAS, Civil Engineering Technology – Portland Community College

Ms. Jungling has worked as a land survey office technician on a variety of projects across Washington and Oregon for the past 10 years. She has extensive experience producing Topographic surveys, ALTA surveys, Boundary surveys, and Exhibit Maps, as well as 1 year of civil design, utilizing MicroStation InRoads and AutoCAD Civil 3D.


JimJim Stotts – Survey Crew Chief
LSIT: Oregon (No. 1643)

Mr. Stotts brings Thirty-six plus years of surveying experience from office to field. While working for Buckel Associates Inc., CH2M HILL INC. and Columbia County Surveyor, Jim gained experience in all types of surveying boundary and mapping. He also has expertise in the transportation and construction industry, with emphasis in road and bridge building, and creating DTM’s for design purposes.


ArtArt Colunga – Survey Crew Chief
Certified HMAC Inspector
Certified Erosion & Sedimate Control Lead
Certified Construction Quality Management for Contractors with Army Corp. of Engineers

Mr. Colunga brings 12 years of surveying experience to Emerio Design. He has extensive experience in boundary survey, plots, Topographical surveys, construction staking, and hydro survey. He has Auto CAD Civil 3D experience. Most recently he has worked on the Portland light rail expansion, TilikumCrossing and Tunneling survey within the City of Portland before coming to us from Alcantar & associates. Art started his survey career at Minister and Glaeser in Vancouver, Washington.

JosephJoseph Maheu – Survey Technician

Following in his father’s footsteps, Mr. Maheu joins our team from The Sunshine State. Joseph apprenticed with John Maheu in Land Surveying both in FL and now with Emerio Design.


AndyAndy Greene – Survey Technician
BA, Communications Media; Outdoor Leadership (minor) – North Carolina State

As a third generation surveyor in addition to holding the honor of being an Eagle Scout, Mr. Greene joins our team from his home state of North Carolina. While new to Oregon, Andy has nearly 5 years of surveying experience including boundary, topographical surveys and construction staking.


nophotoRyan O’Brien – Land Use Planner
BS, Urban Planning – California State Polytechnic University

Ryan’s experience includes preparation of master plans of all types of land development and land use applications. With 24 years of experience managing and developing regional offices, his consulting and design work cover all cities and counties in the Portland Metropolitan Area with an emphasis on municipal planning, entitlements, final approvals, conceptual site plans, utilities design and grading options for residential, commercial, industrial and institutional developments. He has experience processing development applications and construction for 20,000 subdivision lots, 4,000 apartments units, 1,000 manufactured housing spaces and various commercial, industrial and institutional developments on the West Coast. He also has extensive experience in application preparation and processing including Comprehensive Plan and Urban Growth Boundary Amendments; Zone Changes; Subdivisions; Planned Unit Developments; Wetland and Flood Plain Alterations; Conditional Use Permits; Measure 37 Claims; Expansions of Non-Conforming Uses; Local Improvement Districts; Ordinance and Code interpretations; and editing of Zoning Ordinances, Development Codes and Comprehensive Plans.

Kyung HanKyung Han – Senior Civil Designer
BS, Civil Engineering – Portland State University

As a part of our Emerio Design production staff, Kyung prepares conceptual drawings as well as topographical and relief maps used in the planning and engineering of roadway and utility design projects. He works in coordination with the project designer and engineers to analyze survey data, photographs, sketches, notes and records to prepare construction plans and drawings for use in our submittals.



SandieSandie Hume – House Designer
BA, Interior Architectural Design – San Jose State University

With her extensive background in interior and house design and architectural design, Ms. Hume serves Emerio Design’s clients with creativity and professionalism. As the principal of her own design firm and partner in a home building venture, Sandie’s eye for detail and vision for the finished product make her an invaluable resource. Her award winning designs have been showcased at Portland Home Builder Association’s Street of Dreams.



David BorokDavid Borok – Jr. Engineer
BS, Civil Engineering – University of Portland
Licensing – EIT, OR

While working toward P.E. licensure, Mr. Borok has spent time in eastern Oregon surveying and designing irrigation systems and working for the NRCS. David joined the Emerio team for the opportunity to engage in multiple projects and engaging different disciplines within civil work. He has enjoyed varied and diverse tasks including temporary traffic control, drainage analyses, street and utility design, and field inspections.


BenBen Ullmann – Structural Designer
BS, Civil Engineering – University of Portland
Certification – EIT, OR

While in progress of acquiring his P.E. licensure, Mr. Ullmann has worked in Portland as a Project Engineer for a heavy civil construction company and now at Emerio Design focusing on vertical and lateral calculations, house design, and temporary traffic control. He joined the Emerio team for the opportunity to engage further in the design of projects within civil and structural arenas.


NicoleNicole Allen – Civil Designer
BS – Civil Engineering – Oregon State University
Licenses – EIT & LSIT

With an educational background in construction project inspector (City of Eugene), survey and survey calculations (David Evans and Associates), Ms. Allen has a eye for quality control both in the field and at company headquarters.

Nicole’s vocational work includes pump station designs (3d modeling), calcs, cost estimation and sub vendor correspondence. She has worked closely with documentation teams, sales, and electrical engineering departments. She brings to Emerio an enthusiasm for subdivision road and utility designs while offering a unique perspective of both engineering and surveying to future projects.

KelseyKelsey VandeBergh,
E.I.T., ENV SP – Jr. Engineer

BSE, Civil and Environmental Engineering – Princeton University
Certificate, Architecture and Engineering – Princeton University

With her previous work experience including multi-million dollar water projects, Ms. VandeBergh brings a unique specialty in designing reservoirs, pump stations, pipelines, stormwater treatment and site civil design. Her background includes preliminary and detailed design, permitting, construction services, coordination between disciplines and subconsultants, CAD design and NPDES stormwater sampling and treatment. She is also an ENV SP and lead the ISI Envision sustainability verification for a Gold Level project, the first in Oregon.

JoshJosh Ayers – Civil Designer
BS, Civil Engineering – Portland State University
Registration: Engineering-In-Training (81153EI)

Certified as an EIT, Mr. Ayers comes to Emerio with experience in evaluating projects in the planning phase, researching pre-design alternatives and overview cost analysis and submitting reports.

In addition to serving at the Portland Water Bureau, Josh has worked at CH2M Hill at Intel with the construction services department. His expertise includes project coordination between engineers, supervisors and foremen from all trades for the installation of high tech wafer fab machinery.

TylerTyler Korb, E.I.T. – Civil Designer
BS, Civil Engineering – Portland State University
Registration: Engineering-In-Training

Mr. Korb is a recent civil engineering graduate with real world experience as a CADD drafter and engineer-in-training at an established structural engineering firm. However, with an educational focus on land development, water resources, and environmental engineering, Tyler was enthusiastic at the opportunity to join the Emerio Design team. Tyler now works closely with the Emerio land development and survey team, and specializes in design of land plats, private roadways, and water conveyance systems.


TrevorTrevor Voris, P.E.—Utility Specialist
BS, Civil Engineering – California Polytechnic State University

Trevor has over 15 yrs in field engineering, construction inspection and utility coordination experience. Much of his work was on large scale public projects. Trevor’s ability to review plans has served well in the construction trouble shooting process. His work with utilities has sharpened his skill to communicate and collaborate with multiple entities and projects at one time. Emerio’s plan is to add Erosion Control and Traffic Control design to Trevor’s skills. This along with CADD training will help Trevor be a well-rounded Emerio team member


TenzinTenzin Palyon – Jr. Civil Designer
BS, Civil Engineering – Portland State University

Mr. Tenzin is a recent civil engineering graduate from Portland State University with his first job at Emerio Design. He had worked with A Portland firm for improving safety and traffic flow on Burnside Bridge for his senior capstone project. He is an active member of “International Maitreya Foundation”, a nonprofit charitable orphanage organization in India. His role at Emerio Design includes designing surface and underground infiltration systems, drafting and submitting drainage reports. He appreciates the diverse work environment and learning opportunity at Emerio Design.


JacobJacob Snyder, EIT – Jr. Designer
BS, Civil Engineering – Oregon State University

From generating Parts & Instrumentation drawings for private commercial expansion projects to his public work on large scale ODOT projects, Mr. Snyder has had the opportunity to gain a wide variety of work experience all over the state of Oregon. Jacob now assists Emerio in Public Works permitting plans production, ADA ramp design, utility design, and sidewalk grading and design and looks forward to expanding his skillset to include an even broader range of capabilities. He is currently pursuing licensure and is also certified in general construction inspection, and ADA curb ramp inspection for ODOT.


KeelanKeelan Smith – Jr. Civil Designer
BS, Civil Engineering – Oregon State University
Registration: Engineering – In – Training

Prior to finishing his degree in Engineering at Oregon State, Mr. Smith had the opportunity to join ASCE’s Concrete Canoe team, prepare for the FE Exam and to begin focusing on transportation discipline of civil engineering. Keelan chose highway design elective with a truck climbing lane for his capstone project which enabled him to better his skills in AutoCAD, focusing on corridor design. Keelan is excited to join the Emerio team to implement his AutoCAD skill and to learn more about transportation and other civil disciplines.


nophotoBrandy Smay – Architectural Designer and Task Lead

Currently completing her degree in Associates in Applied Science, Ms. Smay enjoys focusing her efforts on joint projects including drafting, revision work, coordination with the residential team ensuring timely completion of projects and creating construction documents for our clients. Joining the Emerio family as a part of her internship with Portland Community College, Brandy brings a willing spirit, collegial attitude and a desire to benefit the team.

RussellRussell Walker – CADD Technician
Faith Bible High School

Mr Walker joined us from the Emerio Design, LLC Intern Program. Russell graduated in 2015 and came to work for Emerio as a Survey Field Team Member and then transitioning to our office team to be trained in CADD and Drafting. He is currently also attending Portland Community College.


JeanaJeana McAllister – CADD Technician
AAS, Civil Design and Drafting Technology – Chemeketa Community College
Certification: Architectural Drafting and CADD drafting

Jeana joins the Emerio Design team with experience in Civil 3D in creating Existing Condition Maps and designing projects with BES and PBOT standards. Jeana has also created subdivision plats, partition plats, ROS, and Exhibits for her roles in Oregon and Idaho. Jeana enjoys the time with the team at Emerio Design and looks forward to growing in her role and duties.

Outside of work, Jeana loves to spend time outdoors, preferably hunting for heart-shaped artifacts like agates and shells along the Oregon Coast. With her new Toy Red Heeler joining the family this summer, Jeana will be out searching rain or shine, or working in her yard to make her world a more beautiful place. When forced indoors, she likes scrapbooking, creating anything she can, and serving at Salem’s Union Gospel Mission.


ShanakaShanaka Mendis – CADD Technician
Drafting – Ceylon-German Technical Training Institute

From his five years of experience as a Manual Draftsman, to his work as a AutoCAD Draftsman, Mr. Mendis has pursued excellence in his profession by continuing his education at Colombo University and recieving his most recent diplomas in AutoCAD 2014 and Autocad Civil 3D. Shanaka seeks to serve clients and team members alike with his expertise as a CADD Technician and Drafter.


Anthony"Anthony Quinn – CADD Designer
B.S. , Civil Engineering, Oregon State University

Mr. Quinn is the newest addition to Emerio’s Structural Design Team and is excited to apply his skills to Emerio’s residential and commercial projects through vertical and lateral calculations. Anthony joined the Emerio team for the opportunity to design projects within the structural field and to learn more about other civil applications.

While attending Oregon State University, he participated in the Concrete Canoe team for two years and won second place both years at the Pacific Northwest Conference. Anthony also assisted Dr. Higgins with his research in retrofitting concrete bridges with titanium reinforcement for ODOT. Anthony’s senior capstone group won the award for best Civil design on the new Oregon State Cascade campus in Bend, OR.

Lee"Lee Ogle – CADD Technician and Project Assistant
Portland Community College – Mechanical Engineering (anticipating
graduation – 2017)

As a product of the Emerio Design, LLC Internship Program, Mr. Ogle joins the team with a variety of experience including production and event management including the Waterfront Blues Festival, Hood to Coast Relay, And Feast Portland. While interning with Emerio, Lee specialized in site inspections and basic AutoCAD applications. He continues to hone these skills in an official capacity as an Emerio team member.


JenniferJennifer Parry – Jr. CADD Technician
BS, Civil Engineering – Oregon State University
Registration: Engineering-In-Training (90458EI)

Hailing from Florence, OR, Ms. Parry became a Certified Engineer in Training through the State of Oregon shortly after graduating. While in school, Jennifer participated in organizations such as National Society of Collegiate Scholars and Society of Women Engineers where I held multiple leadership roles. She developed a desire for transportation engineering and storm water drainage at Oregon State University and wishes to further her understanding of these topics as well as a general sense of Civil Engineering through real world applications.


Pam BoydPam Boyd – Project Coordinator

Having worked in the industry for 12 years, Ms. Boyd offers a wealth of experience as project coordinator. Pam assists both planners and engineers in preparing and submitting planning applications, setting up neighborhood meetings and processing drawings through the local agencies to obtain construction permits. Her jurisdiction specialties include Washington County, CWS, TVWD, City of Hillsboro and City of Forest Grove.


BonnieBonnie Magdelain – Project Coordinator
BA, International Marketing – Plymouth State

Coming to Emerio with a twelve year background in Event/Sales Management, Bonnie is very accustomed to working in a fast paced environment with many moving parts working together! She enjoys working with our entire team to be sure all aspects of our projects are completed in a timely manner.

ShawnShawn Mitchell – Marketing Lead
BS, Mechanical Engineering, Oregon State University

As a pioneer in his 15-year career in the non-profit sector, collaboration and partnerships were key elements to success. Once again, Mr. Mitchell is blazing a new trail, utilizing his unique blend of interpersonal and organizational skills to cultivate partnerships and pursue new markets in the public sector. Accustomed to leading new initiatives while handling the smallest details at the same time, now at Emerio, Shawn has found a niche in his marketing lead role. Having traveled to the edges of the globe, including Australia and Siberia, his next chapter offers a new frontier to be explored.


NicoleNicole Hartenstein – Finance – Billing and Accounts Receivable
BS, Counseling With An Emphasis In Addiction, Chemical Dependency And Substance Abuse – Grand Canyon University

Ms. Hartenstein has over 10 years of office administrative experience. Nicole has assisted clients in the area of operations, billing management and process flow. She has experience working with CEOs and management teams in administrative duties both within the healthcare and accounting industries she is also experienced in working with board members on meeting preparation and attendance. Nicole enjoys discovering new ways to increase process efficiency while maintaining transparency ease and understanding with the team and customers.


JanelleJanelle Furman – Executive Assistant
BS, Women’s Ministry – Christian Heritage College;
MA, Pastoral Studies – Multnomah Seminary

Enjoying the challenge of a busy engineering office as a platform for organization and administration, Janelle brings nearly 20 years of office experience into her work at Emerio Design. She appreciates the high-paced environment, diverse task load and loves to see clients well served.


AddyJulius Addy – Chaplain


Professional Partnerships and Sub-Consultant Coordination

We enjoy longstanding dependable relationships with the following sub-consultants:

  • Traffic
  • Geotechnical
  • Structural
  • Land Survey
  • Environmental
  • Project Construction

Causes and Organizations

We encourage giving back to the community by donating our time and financial resources. We support and encourage our employees to engage in charitable causes. Here are some of the closest to our hearts.

  • Childrens Cancer Association
  • YMCA of the Columbia-Willamette
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Tualatin River Watershed Council

From Our Clients

We here at GeoPacific Engineering, Inc. have worked with Neil Fernando and Eric Evans for over a decade, and with Emerio Design since its formation. We have partnered on numerous projects, ranging from residential partitions to multi-phase mixed use developments, commercial buildings, and public works projects. We have always been impressed with Emerio’s high level of professionalism, and their focus on client relations and client service. We appreciate our working relationship with Emerio, as their positive attitude and professionalism are contagious and help us elevate our level of client service as well. The long-standing relationship between Emerio and GeoPacific is a benefit to clients, since we are familiar with Emerio’s staff and work methods, and are able to provide geotechnical input seamlessly and more cost-effectively. Go, Beavs!

geopacificScott Hardman, Principal Engineer
GeoPacific Engineering, Inc.


As an effective team leader, Emerio Design Group must develop a team of professionals geared towards specific project requirements, while coordinating these aspects of the project with their multidiscipline team. We have been fortunate to team with Emerio for several years now, and through these coordination efforts, there is almost seamless integration between our company and theirs. This professional integration allows our surveying and mapping group to operate as though we are located in the same office as the design team. We look forward to a continued relationship with Emerio over the years to come.

surveySummit Land Surveyors
Cory Montgomery