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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 

 
Jeffrey A. Garness, P.E., M.S. 
President & Principal Engineer
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

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

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

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