Established in 2015, proHNS is a versatile consulting firm committed to performing work that improves local communities. proHNS staff have worked throughout Alaska providing engineering, design, inspection, permitting, and contract administration services. We are a burgeoning firm that has quickly built a reputation throughout Southeast Alaska for being responsive, knowledgeable, and innovative in our problem-solving. Though our offices are based in Juneau and Haines, we have team members residing in communities throughout the state.
Manager and Principal Engineer Garret Gladsjo, PE
Garret is a licensed professional civil engineer and a proHNS manager. His prior employment over the last decade includes positions with Snohomish County Public Works, Reichhardt & Ebe Engineering, and AK DOT&PF Southcoast Region, where he held both Regional Quality Assurance Engineer and Project Engineer positions. He is experienced managing large teams of engineers, technical specialists, and support staff with varying backgrounds on projects ranging from several thousand dollars to several million. He typically serves in a Contract/Project Manager role, with recent projects including Juneau’s D&H Streets Reconstruction, Wrangell’s Evergreen Road Improvements, and Pelican’s Main Street Bridge Improvements. Garret is also a certified AK-CESCL Instructor and serves on the Alaska Seismic Hazards Safety Commission.
Manager and Principal Engineer Lucas Chambers, PE
Lucas was born and raised in Sitka and worked for AK DOT&PF’s Southcoast Region as a civil engineer for more than six years. Specializing in rural and urban highway design, his attention to detail and creative problem-solving is evident in his high-quality design packages. A high-level AutoCAD Civil 3D user, Lucas particularly prides himself on his pavement design, urban drainage design hydrology and hydraulic analysis, underground utility layout/sizing, and geometric roadway design skills. His recent Juneau projects including designing the reconstruction of D&H Streets and Sitka Streets, inspecting construction of the Calvary Subdivision, and designing the Lee Street Pump Station. Lucas is Treasurer of the American Society of Civil Engineers’ Juneau Branch and also serves as Chair of the City and Borough of Juneau’s Wetland Review Board.
Staff Engineer Ethan Roemeling, EIT
Ethan Roemeling, EIT, is the newest member of proHNS’s Juneau office. With seven years of Southeast Alaska design, inspection, and materials testing experience under his belt, Ethan’s portfolio of skills has already made him a cornerstone of our success since joining the firm in late June. Having grown up in Juneau, Ethan is committed to bettering his home community through both his professional and volunteer work, and to this end he serves as the Juneau Branch President of the Alaska Society of Civil Engineers. Ethan’s work with proHNS thus far includes providing materials testing and construction inspection on DOT&PF’s Egan Drive 10th to Main Street project and designing CBJ’s Calhoun Avenue Reconstruction. He plans to sit for his Professional Engineer licensing exam by the end of 2020.
Staff Engineer Chris Bydlon, EIT
Chris launched his professional career in 2017 with Washington-based Omega Engineering and joined proHNS in 2019. As a Civil EIT, Chris has prepared engineering documents (including SWPPPs and site plans), authored technical engineering and drainage reports, and conducted pre-construction site inspections to identify existing and potential drainage challenges. He is a major asset to our Juneau Office due to his versatility; SWPPP inspection, construction inspection, road and utility design, and CAD drafting are all well within his wheelhouse. His recent projects include SWPPP inspection on DOT&PF’s Egan Drive’s 10th to Main Street Improvements, design of CBJ’s Savikko Road Improvements, and design of the Haines Borough’s Mud Bay/Small Tracts Water Line Replacement.
Staff Engineer Jake Fleetwood, EIT
After back-to-back stints as a Facilities Engineer with the Indian Health Service (Arizona in 2016 and Montana in 2017), Jake came to Alaska in 2018 and secured a job with DOT&PF Southcoast Region Preconstruction as a Design Engineer. Jake later transferred to Southcoast Region Construction as a Quality Assurance Construction Engineer, where he was tasked with performing initial SWPPP and inspection report reviews in support of the Southcoast Region Stormwater Specialist. Jake joined proHNS in January 2020 as a Staff Engineer, and has since performed civil engineering design, construction inspection, and Erosion Sediment Control Plan (ESCP) preparation for projects in Juneau and Haines.
Creative Director Karen Garcia
Karen joined proHNS in 2016 after working as an award-winning reporter in Haines for four years. As proHNS’s Haines Office Manager and Creative Director, she is responsible for drafting professional proposals and statements of qualification, managing the company website and social media accounts, leading marketing and advertising efforts, and performing public outreach, and coordinating with Haines-based clients. Over the past four years, she has transitioned from primarily penning the firm’s professional proposals to becoming its go-to SWPPP writer. In addition to SWPPP writing, management, and inspection, she performs construction inspection on Haines projects and assists with office engineering duties.
Human Resources Manager Breanna Hills
Initially brought on as proHNS Administrative Manager in January 2019, Breanna was promoted to Human Resources Manager in March 2020. In addition to a successful career in property management and real estate, Breanna has held several impressive positions throughout her professional career, including as Executive Assistant for the Office of the Governor and Executive Assistant for the Juneau Chamber of Commerce. As HR Manager, Breanna handles hiring and onboarding of new employees, maintains the company safety program, manages employee benefit programs, and ensures proHNS employees are happy and healthy in the workplace.
Administrative Manager Shane Kelly
Shane joined proHNS in April 2020 armed with a Bachelor’s of Business Administration in Finance and Accounting from the University of Portland. Analytical, detail-oriented, and creative by nature, he has already implemented a slew of company-wide cost and time-saving measures. Shane’s hybrid role includes handling proHNS’s Information Technology (IT) operations, and within months of coming on board, he had developed a multi-step software overhaul plan to move the business entirely to the cloud. Shane is also responsible for accounts receivable/payable, payroll, invoicing, bank reconciliation, and leading financial meetings. He enjoys skiing, playing the violin and guitar, cooking, and painting.