Meet Our New Team Members


From our Spring Branch Office


Cody Emanis

Born and raised: I was born in Houston, raised in Weimar, TX, and currently live in New Braunfels.
What’s cool about my hometown: Weimar is a small town, and I got to be involved in a lot of sports and organizations growing up there. I really enjoy living in New Braunfels, because I love going to the river and hanging out in Gruene.
Hobbies: I enjoy going fishing, kayaking, riding horses, and playing guitar.
Department at M&S: Surveying 
What I do here: As a Survey Technician, I assist with helping prepare survey crews for field work staking, drawing surveys in CAD, and creating legal descriptions of tracts and easements.
School Attended/ Discipline: I went to Howard Payne University in Brownwood, TX  and have a Bachelors Degree in Exercise Sports Science.
Experience: HMT Engineering & Surveying in New Braunfels, TX.
Tell us something interesting about yourself:  I am working towards obtaining my RPLS (Registered Professional Land Surveyor) License for the State of Texas.

 


From our New Braunfels Office


Blake Allison

Born and raised: I was born in Cleburne, TX. Raised in Covington, TX.
What’s cool about my hometown: There are plenty of places to hunt and fish.
Hobbies: I love being outdoors, hunting, fishing, playing golf, and riding dirt bikes.
Department at M&S: Land Development
School Attended/ Discipline: Tarleton State University: Environmental Engineering and Hydrology
Experience: Jones & Carter for 2 years.
Tell us something interesting about yourself: I worked at an armored car manufacturer during college as a welder.

Jeff Brand

Born and raised: I was born and raised in San Diego, California.
What’s cool about my hometown:  I enjoyed the beaches and golf courses.
Hobbies: I really like sailing and playing golf.
Department at M&S: I work with the Civil Group in New Braunfels as a CAD Technician.
Experience: I have worked at LJA, Brown & Gay, and R.G. Miller.
Tell us something interesting about yourself:  I sailed a boat from Florida to Galveston in a tropical depression and I used to skydive.

Julio Galera

Born and raised: I was born in Mexico City, Mexico and raised in Texas.
What’s cool about my hometown: Mexico City is a very large city with many places to visit.
Hobbies: I enjoy reading history from ancient to current events.
Department at M&S: Structural
What I do here: Revit/CAD structural modeling and design
School Attended/ Discipline: I attended the College of Architecture at the University of Texas at San Antonio and the College of Business & Technology at the University of Texas in Tyler. I have a Bachelor of Science in Design, and a Master Certificate in Business Management.
Experience: I worked at Wal-Mart as Support Manager for seven years, after that at Security Service Federal Credit Union, and then at Intelligent Engineering Services as an Revit Technician Designer 2015-2016.
Tell us something interesting about yourself: Currently, I am working on my MBA so listening to the business radio every morning is the highlight of my day.

Lauren Beavers

Born and raised: I was born and raised in Austin, Texas.
What’s cool about my hometown:  I love hearing the live music!
Hobbies: I enjoy music, swimming, and shopping
Department at M&S: Civil
What I do here: Commercial Land Development
School Attended/ Discipline: I studied Civil Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin. 
Experience: I worked at Bury (now Stantec) in Austin for almost 6 years.
Tell us something interesting about yourself:  I studied abroad in Prague!

Michael Mayhew

Born and raised: I was born in Tacoma, Washington. My dad was in the Army (Missile Command Division), and I was raised in San Antonio, Colorado Springs (near NORAD), Denver, Ashton (Illinois), associated with short-range missiles – Kaiserslaughtern (Germany), Wiesbaden (Germany) and Hanau (Germany).
What’s cool about my hometown: I am now mostly familiar with Austin.  There are many things I like about Austin, like Stubbs BBQ Sunday Gospel Brunch, bat bridge evening excursions, and Sixth Street.
Hobbies: My hobbies are making astronomical observations with my telescope and assembling puzzles.
Department at M&S: I am part of the water and wastewater division in Utilities at the New Braunfels office.
What I do here: I design water booster stations, storage tanks, pressure tanks, wells and treatment plants,  and wastewater lift stations and treatment plants.
School Attended/ Discipline: I graduated from Texas A&M University with a B.S. in Civil Engineering.
Experience: I have nearly 30 years of experience, having held positions at the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ).
Tell us something interesting about yourself: When I vacationed in Australia, I learned to throw a boomerang.

Steven Sutter

Born and raised: Houston, TX.  I grew up ~10 minutes from the main gate of NASA’s Johnson Space Center; all the neighbors were involved with NASA or aerospace/engineering.
What’s cool about my hometown:  It’s a great city for pretty much anything you could be interested in.   
Hobbies: I enjoy electronics, designing and building remote operated vehicles (lawnmowers, etc), CNC woodworking, purple martin landlording, gardening, and reading.
Department at M&S: Mechanical/Electrical/Plumbing (MEP) design engineering
What I do here: MEP design intern
School Attended/ Discipline: Texas A&M University BSME & MSME.  I am currently attending UTSA for MBA.
Experience: 6 years Dell Enterprise Server Engineering; 4 years Molex High Performance Cable engineering (decided I needed a change from the tech industry)
Tell us something interesting about yourself:  I’m pretty skilled at growing carnivorous plants.

Lauren Collins

Born and raised: I was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas.
What’s cool about my hometown:  Fiesta!
Hobbies: I enjoy fishing and cooking.
Department at M&S: MEP
What I do here: I am an Electrical EIT.
School Attended/ Discipline: I graduated from Trinity University.
Experience: I used to work at HDR Engineering.
Tell us something interesting about yourself: I love dogs!

From our Georgetown Office


Katherine Harrison

Born and raised: I was born in Kailua, O’ahu, Hawaii, was raised in the Islands until we moved to Northern California when I was 8 (my summers were spent on the Islands until I was 16). At the age of 15, my parents relocated us to Mississippi where I attended and graduated from Raymond High.

What’s cool about my hometown: While I have lived in many places, Hawaii will always be home for I am a Kamaaina (one of the Land) the Aina (land) is and all within it is Ohana(family) and it is in your blood. So, what I like about my home town is the smell of the salt air from the ocean or the sweet smell of the flowers after a rain, the love of Ohana even if you are not of blood relations. But of course, Hawaii speaks for itself. 🙂

Hobbies: My hobbies have changed over the years but Hiking, camping and pretty much anything to do with water has always been things I have done. In the different areas that I have lived, I have given my time to Habitat for Humanity working alongside someone who will be receiving keys to their new home (to see the face of someone who is given a key to a new place that they only dreamed of is beyond words and the best feeling in the world).

Department at M&S: Civil (Transportation) I am a design technician and will be helping the Georgetown office expand the Transportation division to gain more Txdot projects.

School Attended/ Discipline: I attended Hinds Community College in Raymond, Mississippi and majored in Drafting & Design Technology with anticipations of furthering my studies but other things came into play and that didn’t go as planned.

Experience: I have 24 years’ experience in the drafting and design field/ I have worked with 3 different Dot’s (MoDot, TxDot and MDot); in the private sector, I worked with an Architect firm for a year and then a Land Development firm for 4 years. The last place I worked prior to coming back to Texas was with another Civil Engineering firm working with the Roadway design group on CDot projects.

Tell us something interesting about yourself:  I was born into a military family (hence being born in the Islands) and have lived in a number of different states as well as traveled to other countries. I also used to have a kennel where I raised/trained and showed English Springer Spaniels & English Pointers (did it for 13 years’, an expensive hobby, but I have met a lot of wonderful people along the way).


From our San Antonio Office


Roy Akiona

Born and raised: Born in Honolulu Hawaii, I lived in New Jersey, California, Michigan, England, and 53 years in San Antonio Texas.
What’s cool about my hometown: Great people, always something going on just about every week end.
Hobbies: I enjoy Motorcycle riding, shooting, fishing, and working on cars.
Department at M&S: Civil 
What I do here: Drainage, streets, sewer, water, and grading design.
School Attended/ Discipline: I have a BS from the University of Texas at Austin.
Experience: I worked at Maverick Engineering, spent over 20 years at the City of San Antonio Public Works, and finally, San Antonio Design Group.
Tell us something interesting about yourself: Love to ride any chance I get.

Tony Saucedo

Born and raised: I was born and raised on the West side of San Antonio.
What’s cool about my hometown: I love the diversity of San Antonio. So many different cultures to enjoy and learn from.
Hobbies: My hobbies are hiking, walking, and I am a HAM Radio Operator.
Department at M&S: I work in the San Antonio Division Office.
What I do here: I am the Division Manager.
School Attended/ Discipline: While in the Military I had a opportunity to attend several universities in several states.
Experience: I have been in the Engineering profession since I left Active Duty in 1980. Started with TxDOT as a Construction Inspector, then San Antonio River Authority as a Designer/Inspector then into the private sector with several different firms until I started San Antonio Design Group Inc in 2001. Then, was acquired by M&S on January 1, 2017.
Tell us something interesting about yourself:  I am a Native American (Apache) and practice our faith. As a HAM operator, I have made several great friends around the world, that I have never met in person.

Christina Lopez

Born and raised: I was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas.
What’s cool about my hometown:  Mostly disaster safe…except some flooding.
Hobbies: I like to play games (computer, cards, tabletop) and read fiction
Department at M&S: Civil
What I do here: Engineering Assistant, CFM
Experience: San Antonio Design Group…ACE Engineering before that.
Tell us something interesting about yourself:  I’m a mother of an almost 2-year old.

Anthony Saucedo

Born and raised: I was born and raised in San Antonio.
What’s cool about my hometown: I love that my hometown is a big city with a small town feel because Texans are so friendly. I also love the abundant diversity of restaurants and foods from cultures all over the world that San Antonio has.
Hobbies: I’m a fan of all sports especially football, basketball and the UFC. My teams are the Cowboys, Spurs and Roadrunners. I also enjoy working out, biking and shooting. I think it’s important to continuously be learning and some of my favorite topics to learn about are money, nutrition, science, philosophy and theoretical physics. I don’t watch a lot of TV outside of sports, but I do try to keep up with all the popular TV series. 
Department at M&S: I work with the Civil Engineering team in San Antonio as a CAD Technician.
What I do here: I assist engineers with design, plan production and technical issues. I am proficient with AutoCAD Civil 3D and am happy to help anyone who has any issues. 
School Attended/ Discipline: University of Texas at San Antonio, Computer Science
Experience: I have been with San Antonio Design group for over 6 years. Aside from working with San Antonio Design Group before it teamed up with M&S, I have also worked at a Technical Support Help Desk for AT&T for 2 years.
Tell us something interesting about yourself: I ride my bicycle to work from home twice a week. I enjoy the exercise and I love the idea of reducing my environmental footprint.

 

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