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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Key Personnel

 

Jeff Garness

JEFFREY A. GARNESS, P.E., M.S.
President & Principal Engineer

Summary of Qualifications

  • Alaska resident since 1969
  • Tribal Member – Samish Indian Nation
  • 35+ years water and wastewater treatment experience in Alaska
  • Registered Professional Engineer in Alaska, CE-7953 (1990)
  • M.S. Arctic Engineering, University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) (1991)
  • B.S. Civil Engineering, UAA (1985)
  • Water and Wastewater Plant Operator: Passed Level II exams
  • ADEC Certified Third-Party Sanitary Surveyor for public water systems
  • Certified Erosion & Sediment Control Lead (AK-CESCL)
  • Certified SWPPP plan writer
  • Private pilot

Work History

  • 1990-present: President & Principal Engineer, GEG, Ltd
  • 1990-96: Chief of Maintenance and Repair for Facilities, Fort Richardson, Alaska (civilian), U.S Army
  • 1987-1990: Design Engineer (civilian), U.S. Air Force
  • 1985-87: Design Engineer, Arctic Engineers, Inc
 
jody 

JODY L. MAUS
Senior Engineering Technician/Consultant

Summary of Qualifications

  • 18+ years of on-site drinking water and wastewater treatment system design and installation experience in Alaska
  • CADD Certificate - Charter College, Anchorage, Alaska (1992)
  • Lifelong Alaska resident
  • Pastor on staff at Peters Creek Christian Center

Work History

  • 1998-Present: Senior Engineering Technician/Consultant, GEG, Ltd, Anchorage, Alaska
  • 1995-98: Engineer Technician, S&S Engineering, Eagle River, Alaska
  • 1990-95: Laboratory Technician, CT&E Environmental Services, Anchorage, Alaska

Professional Experience

  • Extensive experience in the design, evaluation, testing, and installation inspection of on-site private and community type wastewater treatment systems. His background includes all phases of planning, soils investigation, design, specification writing, permitting, and construction management. He has tested and/or designed over 1000 residential well and septic systems throughout Alaska.
  • Extensive experience with the design, installation, and operation of alternative technology onsite wastewater treatment systems, specifically Quanics Aerocell, Orenco Advantex, BioMicrobics FAST systems, Intermittent Dosing Sand Filters (IDSF), & BioCycle systems
  • AWWU public water and sewer design
  • Curtain drain and site drainage systems
  • Environmental reports/studies
  • Subdivision Development

 

pierce

PIERCE N. BLEWETT
Project Manager and Senior Engineering Technician/Consultant

Summary of Qualifications

  • BS Degree - Construction Management, 2010, University of Alaska, Anchorage.
  • ADEC Certified Third-Party Sanitary Surveyor for public water systems
  • Certified Erosion & Sediment Control Lead (AK-CESCL)
  • Certified SWPPP plan writer
  • Class A Commercial Driver’s License
  • Proficient in MS Word/Excel/PowerPoint
  • Proficient in AutoCad

Work History

  • 2007- Present: Project Manager and Engineering Technician/Consultant, GEG Ltd

Professional Experience

  • Project Management
  • Performing Enhanced Sanitary Surveys (ESS) of public water systems
  • Design of foundation drains and curtain drains
  • Design of surface water treatment systems to comply with EPA/ADEC LT2 regulations
  • Design of groundwater treatment systems, specifically for removal of Arsenic, Iron, Manganese, TDS, Color, TOC’s and Tannins
  • Design/Inspection/Testing of onsite wells and septic systems
  • Design of advanced onsite wastewater treatment systems. Including, but not limited to, Quanics, Aerocell, Orenco Advantex, BioCycle, and FAST systems
  • Wetlands assessment and coordination of fill permits with the Corp of Engineers
  • Development of SWPPP plans
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David J. Garness, E.I.T.
Engineering Technician/Consultant

Personal

  • Tribal Member – Samish Indian Nation
  • Former student/athlete (football player) at the University of Southern California
  • Former student/athlete (football player) at the University of Hawaii at Manoa
  • Former student/athlete (football player) at City College of San Francisco
  • Engineer in Training, EIT, State of Alaska
  • Currently pursing an MS in Civil Engineering at the University of Alaska, Anchorage
  • 2014 - BS Civil Engineering, University of Southern California
  • 2010 - Associate Degree, Math and Science, City College of San Francisco
  • 2009 Attended University of Hawaii at Mano
  • 2008 Graduate of Bartlett High School
  • Proficient in AutoCAD
  • Proficient in MS Word/Excel/PowerPoint
  • Certified Erosion & Sediment Control Lead (AK-CESCL)
  • Certified SWPPP plan writer
  • ADEC Certified Third-Party Sanitary Surveyor for public water systems

 

Work History

  • 2014-Present: Garness Engineering Group, Ltd.

Professional Experience

  • Design, evaluation, testing, and installation inspection of on-site private and community type wastewater treatment systems. Duties include all phases of planning, soils investigation, design, specification writing, permitting, and construction management
  • The design, installation inspections, and/or troubleshooting of alternative technology onsite wastewater treatment systems, specifically Quanics Aerocell, Orenco Advantex, Intermittent Dosing Sand Filters (IDSF), & BioCycle systems
  • Design of subsurface drain systems and site drainage systems
  • Wetland assessment and coordination of fill permits with the Corp of Engineers
  • Environmental reports/studies
  • Enhanced Sanitary Surveys (ESS) of public drinking water systems
  • Design of water treatment systems to comply with ADEC drinking water requlations
 sonja-blewett Sonja M. Blewett
Corporate Secretary/Treasurer

Summary of Qualifications

  • Tribal Member – Samish Indian Nation
  • Bachelor of Business Administration Management – University of Alaska (2015)

Work History

  • 2006 - Present: Corporate Secretary/Treasurer, GEG Ltd

Professional Experience

  • Management and oversight of daily business operations
  • HR Management
  • 10 years’ experience - Management and supervision
  • 10 years’experience - Customer service and quality control
  • Oversight of business accounting and financial systems
  • Proficient in QuickBooks Enterprise, MS Word/Excel/PowerPoint
  • Public Notary for State of Alaska

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Garness Engineering Group, Ltd is a 100% Native American owned business enterprise.

 State of Alaska DBE Certification # 9900155

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