Kenneth Mika, PE
Ken Mika graduated with a B.S. in Civil Engineering in 2008 and M.S. in Engineering in 2015 from the University of Wisconsin – Platteville. After graduating with his B.S., Ken was hired as an environmental engineer by Natural Resource Technology, Inc., an environmental consulting firm headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Ken has assisted in ASCE events in Milwaukee and Florida. Ken was served on the planning committees for the 2011 and 2014 (Chair) Wisconsin ASCE Spring Technical Conference, 2016 Wisconsin ASCE Annual Meeting, and participated on the planning committees for the 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016 STEM Expos. Ken is currently serving as the ASCE Wisconsin Section Secretary and had has served as Southeast Branch Scholarship Director and on the YMG Board.
Most recently Ken received the 2016 Edmund Friedman Young Engineer Award for Professional Achievement, 2014 Wisconsin Young Civil Engineer by the ASCE Wisconsin Section, one of ten 2015 New Faces of Civil Engineering by ASCE national, nominee for the DiscoverE 2015 New Faces of Engineering, and 2015 Outstanding Young Civil Engineer in the Private Sector by the ASCE Central Region Younger Member Council. Ken was apart of the YMG that won the STEM Forward Stemmy for partnerships in the Milwaukee area and 2015 Outstanding Younger Member Group Community Service Project for the 2014 STEM Expo from the ASCE Central Region Younger Member Council.
Larry Buechel previously served as a Branch Director-At-Large overseeing the Branch’s Education efforts, including professional development/continuing education, and professional licensing. Larry graduated from UW-Madison with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering, and is a registered professional engineer in Wisconsin and Illinois. Larry works with Waste Management, Inc. as a District Manager in the Company’s Closed Sites Management Group. Larry previously served on the Board of the Branch’s Younger Member Group, and is also a member of Engineers Without Borders and the Federation of Environmental Technologists. Larry and his family currently reside in Mequon.
Ryan English, P.E.
Mr. English graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2009 with a B.S degree in Civil Engineering and in 2010 with a M.S. degree in Geotechnical Engineering. Ryan is currently employed by Terra Engineering and Construction as a Project Coordinator. He has been serving the SE Branch board as Treasurer since 2012. Ryan has also been serving on the planning committee for the SE Branch Scholarship Golf Tournament since 2014.
Gerald DeMers, P.E.
Jerry has been a solid waste engineer for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources for the past year. He is responsible for oversight of closed and existing landfills in southeast Wisconsin, as well as review of the design of proposed landfill expansions. Prior to joining the DNR, Jerry’s career included over 30 years of experience as an environmental consultant with firms located in the Milwaukee area. He has been a project manager for much of that time, and his experience includes stormwater planning and design for railroads, design and construction of new and closure of old landfills, and contaminated soil and groundwater investigations, including Superfund sites. Jerry and his wife Ellen (also an environmental engineer, who met while working together at what is now GRAEF) of 31 years live in Pewaukee, and have two grown children whose careers are teaching youth about science and the environment.
Nick Bobinski, P.E.
Nick graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2008 with a B.S. in Civil Engineering. While in Madison, Nick was a member of the ASCE Student chapter and the Concrete Canoe team. He joined Kapur & Associates, Inc. after graduating, and is currently a project engineer in the transportation group, working primarily on WisDOT projects. Nick enjoys participating in ASCE’s many outreach, volunteer, and social activities, and served on the planning committee for the 2014 ASCE YMG STEM Expo.
Brad Seubert, P.E.
Mr. Seubert graduated with a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Michigan Technological University in December 2006. Upon graduation, he worked as a design engineer for Losik Engineering in Brookfield, WI working mostly on residential subdivision design. In 2010 he moved to Harwood Engineering Consultants to work as a design engineer, working mainly on site development projects. Brad has been active in YMG for three years.
Chris Robb, P.E.
Mr. Robb graduated with a B.S. in Civil Engineering, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee in May 1995 and is a registered Professional Engineer in Florida, New York and Wisconsin. Presently, Chris is a Principal Engineer at Geosyntec Consultants, and has practiced for 20 years in environmental consulting, remediation design and construction, quality control and project management of solid and hazardous waste remediation projects throughout the United States.
Chris is a recognized leader on the design and application of in situ solidification/stabilization (ISS) technology for manufactured gas plant (MGP), sediment and coal combustion residual (CCR) facilities. He has authored multiple peer reviewed technical presentations and papers at various conferences and industry groups on the topic of ISS. In 2005, Chris led the design/construction team that earned the American Society of Civil Engineers’ Engineering Achievement Award for the Historic Fox River Canal and Adjacent Property Restoration and Reconstruction.
Kyle Bareither, P.E.
Mr. Bareither graduated with a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Michigan Technological University in December 2007. Upon graduation, Kyle was hired as an environmental engineer by Natural Resource Technology, Inc., an environmental consulting firm headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Kyle has been working on environmental remediation projects all over the country. In ASCE, Kyle has served as the YMG Treasurer, Vice-President, and Past-President. In 2015, Kyle received the Outstanding Younger Member in Community Activities for his roles in and outside of ASCE.
Mike Arnold, P.E.
Mr. Arnold graduated with a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Wisconsin – Madison in May 2005. Mike was an active member of the UW-Madison ASCE Student Chapter, serving as treasurer and outreach chair. He was also very involved with the Steel Bridge Team and traveled to the National Competition three consecutive years. Mike worked as a transportation engineering intern for AECOM (URS Corporation) starting in 2003 and continued his employment at AECOM as a structural engineer after graduation. He currently works as lead structural engineer and project manager for various transportation projects. Mike is a registered professional engineer in the State of Wisconsin.
Mike served on the planning committee for the 2012 Wisconsin Section Annual Meeting and the 2014 Spring Technical Conference. He acted as Outreach Co-Chair for ASCE Southeast Branch Younger Member Group in 2013-2014. Mike has been active in STEM Forward and volunteered as an Engineer Mentor for the Future City Competition for four years. He started on the SE Branch Board as Director-at-Large for Membership in 2013 and now currently serves as President of the Southeast Branch.