OUR TEAM

We encourage our whole team to join community organizations, and get involved so they can truly hear and understand the needs of the area.

Click on the pictures below to learn more about each team member.

Walter R. Auerbach, PE

President
Walter R. Auerbach, PE

President

Walter has been engineering civil projects since protractors, compasses, and T-squares were common desktop items. His experience is invaluable to the quality of our services, and his skills have led us to win many awards and recognition within the community.

Keith Masuda, P.E., P.L.S.

Project Surveyor
Keith Masuda, P.E., P.L.S.

Project Surveyor

Keith was born to be a Land Surveyor. He is a true local and probably knows more about the land here in North Lake Tahoe than anyone else. His list of services and experience is a mile long and it is more than apparent he loves what he does.

Lydia Altick

Environmental Planner
Lydia Altick

Environmental Planner

Lydia is our Tahoe-Truckee regional planning and permitting expert. If there’s an agency that has a say in your project, she knows how to approach them. She is ACIP certified, experienced, and super friendly to work with.

Patrick Scott

Staff Engineer
Patrick Scott

Staff Engineer

Patrick is our multi-talented CAD drafter, GIS analyzer, and SWPPP tester. He rarely complains and gets his work done on time. We like that, and many other things about him.

Aaron Zook

Staff Engineer
Aaron Zook

Staff Engineer

Aaron has a penchant for outdoor adventure. In the office, though, he looks like an engineer, talks like an engineer, and acts like an engineer. His interest in recreation fuels his interest in many of our projects.

Alex Hagen

Staff Engineer
Alex Hagen

Staff Engineer

Alex is our youngest employee, and one of our newest employees, but he is striving to be the best employee! He joined us in 2018 after graduating from Oregon Tech and we're slowly breaking him into the Tahoe lifestyle to make sure he sticks around for awhile.

Christina Negley

Staff Engineer
Christina Negley

Staff Engineer

Christina joined AEC in February 2019, and hasn't stopped smiling since. If she hates it here, she's doing a great job hiding it.

Celeste Havener

Staff Engineer
Celeste Havener

Staff Engineer

Celeste is an Environmental Engineer that enjoys outdoor sports and appreciates the smell of pine trees. After college she traveled the globe using her engineering skills for good, and naturally landed in Tahoe this year. She fits right in with the team and we appreciate her hard work!

Justin Jannone

Staff Engineer
Justin Jannone

Staff Engineer

Justin was a bit of a nomad until he found AEC. He has used his passion and knowledge in Civil Engineering in many places around the country, but upon arriving in Tahoe City, he knew he was home. We think he's been a great addition to the team and we try to keep him as busy as we can with field work, office work, you name it, he has the energy for it!

Jessica Taff

Office Manager
Jessica Taff

Office Manager

Jessica runs the show from her desk at the front of the office; or at least she likes to think she does. From billing to payroll, she makes sure AEC’s funds are coming from and going to the correct places.

Seasonal Land Surveyors

Survey Technicians
Seasonal Land Surveyors

Survey Technicians

These guys deserve a shout out. They are the skilled individuals using technical equipment to survey private property, public land, and development projects alike. Tahoe is no easy place to do that kind of work, either.


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