proHNS is pleased to announce that our Creative Director Karen Garcia has assumed the position of Haines Office Manager as of July 16, 2018 and will be the company’s new primary point of contact in the Upper Lynn Canal.
“I’m excited – and a little apprehensive – about this opportunity, but I am up for the challenge,” Karen said. “I think it’s important for Haines to retain an engineering and technical services firm, so local residents and businesses aren’t forced to seek these services from outside communities.”
Former Haines Principal Engineer and proHNS founder Jeremy Stephens, PE, recently elected to move out of state to live closer to family. His departure is supported by everyone in the company; at proHNS, family always comes first. He will retain ownership in the company and remain involved in operations.
Our Juneau office, which recently moved to 1945 Alex Holden Way #101, will continue to be headed up by proHNS owners Garret Gladsjo, PE, and Lucas Chambers, PE.
“We are sad to see Jeremy leave Alaska, but thankful the company will continue to benefit from his enthusiasm, optimism, and expertise,” Garret said. “We are also excited about the future of our Haines operations under Karen’s leadership. She has proven herself time and again to be capable of rising to the challenges placed in front of her, and I have no doubt she will do so again in her newest role.”
Karen has worked for proHNS since Sept. 2016, handling the company’s professional services proposals, marketing materials, website, social media, and other creative endeavors. Before coming to proHNS, she worked as the Lead Reporter for the Chilkat Valley News and as a consultant for the Alaska Arts Confluence and Haines Chamber of Commerce. She has lived in Haines since 2012.
proHNS provides engineering, technical, and administrative services to residents, businesses, and governments throughout Alaska, working on projects ranging in size from residential septic systems to construction inspection on multi-million-dollar airport projects. Since its inception in 2015, proHNS has expanded from its Haines roots, with staff currently working on projects in Ketchikan, King Salmon, Haines, and Juneau.