Meet the Team

Committed to our community, customers and our environment

At ARE, we are committed to a culture of continuous improvement and empowering ingenuity. We are an innovative team of engineers, inspectors, FAA certified pilots, GIS analysts, remote sensing specialists, and so much more. Our employees are professional, passionate, hardworking and are motivated to make the world a safer place. While respecting the importance of a sustainable future, we are dedicated to an environmentally friendly approach to our work. We take pride in our community outreach programs and the opportunity to work with leading organizations, charities and institutions across the country. We embrace diversity, initiative and new technology. As a company we take pride in going the extra mile to champion new ideas and approaches. It’s the ARE way…and we have a place for you.

Who We Are

Walt Bleser, PE

President and CEO

Steven Williams, PE

Vice President Rail Services

Todd Kelley, PE

East Coast Rail Leader

Stephanie Swanson, PE

West Coast Rail Leader

Cody Muyres

Dir., Construction Inspection

Sam Johnson

Vice President, Geospatial Technology

Nicholas Ray, EI

Director of Complex Bridge Inspection

Brendan Moran, PE

Director of Bridge Inspections

Tyler Hjelm, PE

Mgr., Bridge Inspections

Shaun Faulkner, EI

Manager of Bridge Inspections

Troy Hemstreet

Mgr., Software and IT

Tayler Engel

Mgr., Geospatial Data Team

Taylor Lucero

Product Owner

Lindsey Morrissey

Marketing Manager / UAS Pilot

Chris Ngo

Office Engineer

Alex Szwez

Lead Bridge Inspector / Engineer

Ryan Kaulbach

Bridge Inspector/ Engineer

Kim Shellenberger

Geospatial Data Analyst

Noah Ahles

Geospatial Data Analyst

Ethan Cates, EI

Bridge Inspector/ Engineer

Angelica Pilarski

Bridge Inspector

Benjamin Brandner

Bridge Inspector / Engineer

Holly Dickey

Project Engineer

Tyler Meade

Lead Bridge Inspector

LaShann Packnett

Staff Accountant

Michael Fuglestad

Construction Manager

Julia Almeida

Junior Engineer

Members of the Board

David R. Anderson, PE

Angelique Lucero

Fred Depuy

Walt Blesser, PE

Our Offices

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