Elected Region 3 Governor


Vision statement

I specialize in geotechnical engineering services and am passionate about civil engineering. My most gratifying projects are for transportation (public) infrastructure. I feel a tremendous sense of accomplishment when the final geotechnical engineering report is submitted to the government agency, knowing the citizens of Michigan will have a safer and improved infrastructure. Being the 2018 Michigan Infrastructure Report Card Chair and assisting with the current 2023 report card for Michigan, as Region 3 Governor I would like to assist other Region 3 states with their report cards. Also, I would be interested in being involved on the Society-level Committee for America’s Infrastructure.

I am also very passionate about K-12 outreach and have held Lego building contests at my children’s public school for kindergarten to 6th graders for the past 10 years. I would like to promote Civil Engineering and ASCE as a Region 3 Governor to more K-12 and College students in our region. I look forward to serving the Society and learning about more ways I can strengthen and grow myself and the Society in the future.


Biographical statement


  • BS Degree in Geological Engineering, Michigan Technological University, 1996
  • MS Degree in Civil Engineering, Wayne State University, 1999

Certification and licenses

  • Professional Engineer, Michigan, 2000
  • OSHA HAZWOPER, Standard 29 CFR 1910.120(e)

Work experience

  • Soil and Materials Engineers Inc. (SME), Senior Geotechnical Engineering Consultant, 1996-present

ASCE involvement

Local level

  • President, Michigan Section, 2017-2018
  • President, SW Michigan ASCE Chapter, 2010-2012
  • Chair, ASCE Michigan Report Card, 2018

Other volunteer activities

  • Past President, NAWIC Battle Creek/Kalamazoo Chapter
  • Co-Chair, ACEC Transportation Committee, 2022
  • Chair, NAWIC North Central Region Lego Block Kids Competition
  • Project Accelerate Advisory Board Member, Build Initiative


  • ASCE Michigan’s Franklin D. Meyers Outstanding Civil Engineer of the Year, 2012
  • ASCE Southwest Michigan Branch Engineer of the Year, 2012
  • NAWIC Kalamazoo/Battle Creek Chapter, Foremost Leader Awards, 2008, 2012 and 2013
  • NAWIC Lansing Michigan Women of Impact Award, 2021


  • Co-Author, ASCE MI 2018 Infrastructure Report
    • Roads
    • Bridges
  • Co-Author, ASCE MI 2023 Infrastructure Report
    • Roads
    • Bridges
    • Dams