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

Senior Vice President

Alan Bloomquist, PE

General Director Bridge Engineering

Stephanie Swanson, PE

General Director Bridge Management

Scott Bailie


Sam Johnson

Vice President, Data Solutions

Nicholas Ray, EI

Director, Complex Bridge Inspection

Jim McAdams

Director, Bridge Inspection & Maintenance

Tyler Hjelm, PE

Manager, Bridge Rating

Shaun Faulkner, EI

Manager, Rail Projects

Troy Hemstreet

Manager, Software and IT

Josh Sommerfeld

Director Environmental Projects

Chris Ngo

Office Engineer

Alex Szwez

Lead Bridge Inspector / Engineer

Ryan Kaulbach

Lead Bridge Inspector/ Engineer

Noah Ahles

Geospatial Data Analyst

Benjamin Brandner

Lead Bridge Inspector/Engineer

Holly Harrison

Manager, Business Processes

Tyler Meade

Lead Bridge Inspector

LaShann Packnett

Staff Accountant

Julia Almeida

Junior Engineer

Gunnar Bradley


Gage Schneider

Junior Engineer

Members of the Board

David R. Anderson, PE

Angelique Lucero

Fred Depuy

Walt Bleser, PE

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