GEG Team

Meet our key team members and discover why thousands of Alaskans have chosen

Garness Engineering Group  (GEG) for their Engineering and Product needs 

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Jeffrey A. Garness, P.E., M.S. 
President & Principal Engineer
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Sonja M. Blewett (Garness)
Corporate Secretary/ Treasurer

Summary of Qualifications

  • Founder of Garness Engineering Group Ltd.

  • Tribal Member - Samish Indian Nation

  • Alaska resident since 1969

  • 40+ years water and wastewater treatment experience

  • Registered Civil Engineer - Alaska -AELC7953

  • Registered Environmental Engineer - Alaska - AELV14191

  • BS Civil Engineering, University of Alaska  (1985)

  • MS Arctic Engineering, University of Alaska (1991)

  • Water and Wastewater Plant Operation - Passed State of Alaska Level II exams

  • ADEC Certified Third-Party Sanitary Surveyor for public water systems

  • Certified Erosion & Sediment Control Lead (AK-CESCL)

  • Certified SWPPP plan writer

  • Private pilot

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Pierce N. Blewett
Vice President and
Manager of Sales Division

Summary of Qualifications

  • BS Construction Management, University of Alaska (2010)

  • ADEC Certified Third-Party Sanitary Surveyor for public water systems

  • Certified Erosion & Sediment Control Lead (AK-CESCL) - currently inactive

  • SWPPP plan writer

 

Professional Experience

  • Management of business operations

  • Marketing and sales

  • Engineering support for product sales

  • Design of drinking water treatment systems for surface water to comply with EPA/ADEC LT2 regulations

  • Design of groundwater treatment systems, specifically for removal of Arsenic, Iron, Manganese, Hardness, TDS, Color, TOC’s and Tannins

  • Design/Inspection/Testing of onsite wells and septic systems

  • Design of advanced onsite wastewater treatment systems. Including, but not limited to, Quanics, Aerocell, Orenco Advantex, BioCycle, and FAST systems

  • Wetlands - Procurement of Corp of Engineers (COE) permits

  • Development of SWPPP plans

  • Performing Enhanced Sanitary Surveys (ESS) of public water systems

  • Drainage system designs

  • Water quality testing and evaluation

  • Preparation of Engineer Reports

Jody L. Maus
Senior Engineering Technician/Consultant

Summary of Qualifications

  • 23+ years of on-site well and septic system design and installation experience in Alaska

  • CADD Certificate - Charter College, Anchorage, Alaska

       Work History

  • 1998-Present: Senior Engineering Technician/Consultant, GEG, Ltd, Anchorage, Alaska

  • 1995-98: Engineer Technician, S&S Engineering, Eagle River, Alaska

  • 1990-95: Laboratory Technician, CT&E Environmental Services, Anchorage, Alaska

Professional Experience

  • Extensive experience in the design, evaluation, testing, and installation inspections of private wells and private/community on-site septic systems. Experience includes all phases of planning, soils investigation, design, specification writing, permitting, and construction management. Mr Maus has tested and/or designed over 2,000 residential well and septic systems throughout Alaska.

  • Extensive experience with the design, installation, and operation of alternative technology onsite wastewater treatment systems, specifically Quanics Aerocell, Orenco Advantex, BioMicrobics FAST systems, Intermittent Dosing Sand Filters (IDSF), & BioCycle systems

  • AWWU public water and sewer design

  • Drainage system designs

  • Environmental reports/studies

  • Subdivision development

  • Water quality testing and evaluation

  • Preparation of Engineer Reports

Summary of Qualifications

  • Tribal Member – Samish Indian Nation

  • Bachelor of Business Administration in Management – University of Alaska (2015)

  • Public Notary for State of Alaska

 

Professional Experience

  • Management and oversight of daily business operations

  • Accounts Payable and Receivable

  • HR Management

  • Marketing

  • Customer service and support

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David J. Garness, P.E., M.S.
Civil Engineer

Summary of Qualifications

  • Tribal Member – Samish Indian Nation

  • Registered Civil Engineer - Alaska - CE 135112

  • MS Civil Engineering, University of Alaska (2019)

  • BS Civil Engineering, University of Southern California (2014)

  • AS Math and Science, City College of San Francisco (2011)

  • Certified Erosion & Sediment Control Lead (AK-CESCL) - currently inactive

  • SWPPP plan writer

  • ADEC Certified Third-Party Sanitary Surveyor for public water systems

Professional Experience

  • AWWU public water and sewer design

  • Wetlands - Procurement of Corp of Engineers (COE) permits

  • Design, evaluation, testing, and installation inspection of wastewater treatment systems.  Experience in all phases of planning, soils investigation, design, specification writing, permitting, and construction oversight

  • The design, installation inspections, and/or troubleshooting of alternative technology onsite wastewater treatment systems, specifically Quanics Aerocell, Orenco Advantex, Intermittent Dosing Sand Filters (IDSF), & BioCycle systems

  • Drainage system designs

  • Environmental reports/studies

  • Enhanced Sanitary Surveys (ESS) of public drinking water systems

  • Design of drinking water treatment systems for surface waters and groundwaters to comply with ADEC drinking water regulations

  • Subdivision Development

  • Water quality testing and evaluation

  • Preparation of Engineer Reports

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Erik D. Widger
Engineering Technician

Summary of Qualifications

  • Tribal Member –  Assiniboine Indian Nation

 

Professional Experience

  • Evaluation, testing, and installation inspections of private on-site wells and septic systems

  • installation inspections, and/or troubleshooting of alternative technology onsite wastewater treatment systems, specifically Quanics Aerocell, Orenco Advantex, Intermittent Dosing Sand Filters (IDSF), & BioCycle systems

  • Soil evaluations and percolation tests

  • Preparation of Engineer Reports

  • Water quality testing and analysis