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Matt Miller, P.E., University of Iowa

I am a twin.

I am raising urban chickens.

I collect vintage arcade games such as Atari, Nintendo, Coleco

Wife Heidi and 2 kids, Belle & Brycen.  Boston Terrier dog named Sophie.

Beth Hlas, Business Manager, Mt. Mercy College

Coke or Pepsi? Water

Favorite professional sports team? Detroit Lions (SOMEONE has to be a TRUE fan!)

Two things you would take to a deserted island? Family & food

What do you like best about being a part of a small company? We can all be ourselves and accept each other that way.

Tony Motyko, P.E., University of Iowa

Two things you would take to a deserted island? A boat and a boat dock

Favorite professional sports team? Miami Heat. I’m a fair weather fan

Movie or Movie Quote that describes you? Rickyisms- “It doesn’t take rocket appliances to get your grade 10.”

What do you like best about being a part of a small company? It’s nice having an influence on what type of coffee or pop to buy

Kim Sleege, MA, Iowa State University

Yell for/at the Chicago Bears

Love Frozen Snickers

Enjoy Travel & Scuba Diving

Hobby – Making Mini Football Helmets

Movie Quotes that I remember

“220….221 whatever it takes”

“We have a mineshaft gap…..”

“I’ll be back”

Hayley Hartgrave, Revit Designer, ITT Tech

What do you like best about being part of a small company? It creates a really tightly knit group of people. Ultimately it ends up being your own little dysfunctional family and home away from home. That is a large part of the key to success in a small company though. If you don't get along you'd never get anything accomplished.

What would you do if you won the lottery? After changing my name legally? I would pay any and all debt (student loans, mortgage, cars, etc.), put college and vehicle funds away for our Daughter and our Niece. My Husband and I would do various things for our parents as well as our grandparents, travel to several places we've always wanted to see, and eventually open up our own art studio in an old loft downtown.

What movie or movie quote best describes you? As silly as it sounds I probably quote Tommy Boy or Romy & Michelle's High School Reunion 90% of the time. Sarcasm, humility, and laughter all in one.

Matthew Papik, MBA, E.I., University of Ohio

Likes flowers, long walks on the beach...

Jon Lamb, E.I., University of Iowa

Coke or Pepsi? Coke but only when mixed with rum.

Two things you would take to a deserted island? A beach chair and see above for beverage choice.

Favorite professional sports team? Iowa Hawkeyes - because no professional team can play games with my emotions like the Iowa Hawkeyes.

What do you like best about being a part of a small company? The seemingly unrelenting inflow of free doughnuts into the office.


Jung Lee, P.E., University of Houston 


Bettendorf Office

Erik Danielson, MS, P.E., University of Iowa

Drives a 2006 Honda Accord EX

May be distantly related to Jewel, the singer/songwriter.

Would take Bear Grylls and a large boat to a deserted island.

I have shook the hand of the Rev. Jesse Jackson

My cousin married Gordie Howe’s Grandson

Jim Roisen, Structural Drafter

I am a tri-Athlete

Hobbies: anything  dealing with technology, watching movies, riding road bikes.

2 kids, Evan & Claire. Black Lab named Mya and Crazy cat named Frank.

Frank Stewart, S.E., Iowa State University 

Devon Quintanilla, E.I., Bradley University

Coke or Pepsi? Mountain Dew

Two things you would take to a deserted island? Bear Grylls and duct tape

Favorite professional sports team? DA Bears

Movie or Movie Quote that describes you? Joe Dirt

Dave Valliere, MS, P.E., University of Illinois

 Hobbies:  Fitness, travel, art & movies

I have a wife, Colleen, and two little girls.

We have a boxer named Amtrak, who is a certified therapy dog.

I have 37 first cousins.

I lose control around sweets.

For a time in college, I had blue hair and an earring.

Bear down, Chicago Bears!

Waterloo Office

Sara Dirks, P.E., University of Iowa 

My dad is from a big “Southside Irish” family in Chicago, so we often go there to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with family and friends
My favorite type of music is country
My husband graduated from Northern Iowa and my mom teaches there, so my family enjoys going to watch their basketball games. I graduated from the University of Iowa, so I also try to go see a Hawkeye football game every year or two.
I lived in downtown Chicago for four years, so two of my favorite pro sports teams are the Chicago Bears and the White Sox
Now that I’ve moved back to Iowa and finally have a backyard, I’m excited to start a garden

Chris Schares, E.I.- University of IOWA 

Coke or Pepsi?


Two things you would take to a deserted island?

Cell Phone and GPS

Favorite professional sports team?

Los Angeles Rams.  Still looks weird when I see that.

Movie or Movie Quote that describes you?  

I don’t really have one.

What do you like best about being a part of a small company?

I like that I am able to get to know everyone and work on a variety of projects.