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September 21, 2022

Barghausen Consulting Engineers





Barghausen Consulting Engineers Inc. has promoted four employees since the start of July. Glenna Mahar was promoted to project planner. Erin Raya was also promoted to project planner. Jeff Currie was promoted to facilities specialist/courier, and Anthony Merlino was promoted to senior project engineer. These employees work out of the firm's Kent location.

Mahar joined Barghausen in Feb. 2021. She is involved with multisite corporate programs for several clients. Her responsibilities include conducting due diligence investigations, preparing reports and applications, and working with agencies to obtain land use approvals and construction permits. Raya joined Barghausen in Oct. 2021. She provides support to several large commercial clients that includes thorough feasibility research and the production of detailed reports. Raya also works closely with the project team to obtain land use entitlements and construction permits.

Currie started his career with Barghausen in Nov. 1999 as a courier. From courier runs, to replacing light fixtures, to spraying parking spot lines, to about anything else that someone could need, he helps keep things running across the firm's offices. Merlino joined Barghausen in May 2016, serving in various roles as a part of multiple commercial and fuel development teams within the company. Merlino has heavily contributed to the rapid expansion and capabilities of one of the large commercial client programs at Barghausen since the fall of 2021. The expanded growth of this program is due to Merlino's abilities to oversee the engineering design for the entire team.

The firm also welcomed six new employees in July and August. The new hires include an assistant planner, two design engineers, a project engineer, a project coordinator and a new director of survey. These new team members will be working from a mix of offices, including one new employee in the company's Roseville, CA. office, one new employee in the Richland, WA. office, and three in the Kent office.





Elizabeth Espinoza joins Barghausen as an assistant planner. She is a graduate of Texas A&M University, where she earned her master's degree in urban planning and her B.S. in urban and regional planning. Espinoza previously worked in land planning and development in south Florida, and interned for a local municipality, League City, in Houston, Texas. Espinoza was president of Texas A&M's Association of Student Planners. Peter Lau joins the firm as a design engineer. Lau is a recent graduate from the University of Washington where he received his BAS in civil engineering.

Kaleb Mapstead joined Barghausen's Richland office in July as a project engineer. Mapstead graduated from Washington State University with a B.S. in civil engineering. He previously worked with AHBL as a project engineer for the last five-and -a-half years and has experience as a business systems analyst. Noor Witwit joined the Roseville office in August as a design engineer. Witwit is a recent graduate from California State University's Sacramento campus, where she earned her B.S. in civil engineering. She has previous experience as an engineering and architectural intern with Sacramento County Department of Water Resources. She is also an instructional student assistant at Sacramento State College with their civil engineering department.

Nisha Rohila has been hired as a project coordinator. Rohila is a graduate from the University of Washington, where she got her B.A. in urban studies and her GIS certificate. Her planning background includes working for different local municipalities, where she was a development specialist for the City of Federal Way, and a permit coordinator for the City of SeaTac. Brian Gillooly re-joined Barghausen in August as the director of the survey department. Gillooly previously worked for Barghausen for sixteen years, starting as a party chief back in 2004 where he worked his way up to become a project surveyor, and now director. Gillooly is a California State University alum and has his P.L.S (Professional Land Surveyor) certifications in Washington and Oregon.

Barghausen is headquartered in Kent with branch offices in Chehalis, WA; Richland, WA; Klamath Falls, OR; Long Beach, CA; and Roseville, CA.

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