Business Briefs April 6, 2015
SGM announces new hires
SGM has hired five new employees in its Glenwood Springs office.
Theresa Weidmann, PE, joins SGM’s structural engineering team. Weidmann has 11 years experience as a structural engineer and project manager. Some of her recent projects have included design, modification and construction inspection for water storage tanks, as well as the design of municipal water treatment facilities, wastewater treatment facilities, spillways, outlet works structures and dam appurtenance structures. In addition to serving as a client service manager and project manager, Weidmann’s experience includes concrete, steel and masonry design, computer modeling and finite element analysis, computer-aided design (CAD), preparation and review of detailed engineering drawings, specifications, cost estimating, providing assistance to the client during bidding, and performing construction inspections and oversight.
In her spare time she enjoys everything outdoors, which makes Glenwood Springs a great fit. Weidmann can be reached at 970-384-9067 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anthony Alfini, EIT, joins the development team as a design engineer. A Rifle native, Alfini graduated from Colorado School of Mines, then taught science and coached football at Rifle High School prior to joining SGM. As a design engineer, Alfini supports SGM clients with road corridor design, grading, drainage basin analysis, and pipe network analysis.
Alfini enjoys coaching football and participating in mountain activities. He can be reached at: 970-384-9080 or email@example.com.
Rob Ringle, EIT, joins the SGM water services sector. Ringle is originally from Wisconsin where he attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison and has a BS in Civil and Environmental Engineering. Ringle’s previous experience includes water/wastewater treatment facility design, hydraulic distribution modeling for drinking water and waste collection systems, and watershed hydrology. Ringle has also participated in facility planning and project review for major construction projects affecting water quality, treatment capacity, and waste removal efficiency.
Ringle enjoys cycling and mountain activities. He can be reached at: 970-384-9049 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rachel Kattnig joins SGM’s GIS Department. She has a Bachelor of Science in Geology from Colorado State University. Kattnig’s GIS experience includes conducting cost estimates, creating interactive density and location maps, incorporating GPS information, and projecting, converting, and exporting digital data. Intensive field mapping, encompassing geologic structure, morphology, mineralogy, sedimentation, well interaction, groundwater transport, and soil physics, are also strengths she brings to SGM. Kattnig is proficient in ArcGIS 10 and 10.1, particularly ArcMap and ArcCatalog.
Kattnig enjoys all outdoor activities and volunteering at animal rescue shelters. She can be reached at 970-384-9064 or email@example.com.
Robert Gonzalez is an AutoCAD Designer with more than six years of experience working in the private sector. Before joining SGM, Gonzalez spent the last five years serving as an architectural modeler. He was responsible for all 3D modeling efforts for his department. Gonzalez’s experience includes 2D floor plans and 3D animated layouts using AutoCAD and Revit software. He had the opportunity to have two of his custom home designs in the Parade of Homes in Springville, Utah.
Having recently moved to Colorado from Utah, Gonzalez and his family are enjoying hiking and exploring the area. He can be reached at 970-384-9030 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bullock joins Midland Fitness,
New Castle Family Fitness
Midland Fitness and New Castle Family Fitness would like to welcome personal trainer Debra Bullock to their team of trainers and therapists. Debra has 20 years of experience in health and fitness. Debra will kick-start your fitness with the latest techniques for balance, coordination, stability and corrective exercise training for all ages. Debra is a featured trainer in Midland’s new small group training program called Club Fit. Debra is teaching two different sessions. “Way Up High” is a focus on upper body strength and function. ”The Down Low” puts a focus on lower body. Both sessions include individual coaching, cardio and a great stretch. Call Debra at Midland Fitness/New Castle Family Fitness, 970-945-4440.
Professionals, businesses needed
for career fair
The Glenwood Springs Sunset Rotary Club and Roaring Fork Young Professionals are looking for professionals and employers to participate in a major student career fair being held April 15 at Glenwood Springs High School. All 900 Glenwood High School students will be cycling through the career fair, and students from other Roaring Fork School District high schools will be attending in the afternoon.
Professionals are needed to advise students, most of whom do not know what they want to do in life, on career path options in the professionals’ fields and what it takes to do what they do.
Employers are wanted who might be hiring this summer or permanently for students staying in the area.
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