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.

Chris Anderson, P.E.

Project Manager
Chris Anderson, P.E.

Project Manager

Chris is a California native with 25 years of experience doing the types of projects AEC loves to do. He is outgoing and loves building relationships in the industry and the community. A part time outdoor sports fan and full time dad, he is living the Tahoe dream with enthusiasm and passion!

John Fadden

Project Manager
John Fadden

Project Manager

(coming soon!)

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.

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.

Cindy Steele

Project Engineer
Cindy Steele

Project Engineer

Cindy is the cheeriest member of our staff. This might be because she's the newest member, but we are enjoying it either way. She is sharp, qualified, and deliberate in her actions. If you see her out on the trails, be sure to say hello!

Christina Negley

Staff Engineer
Christina Negley

Staff Engineer

From regional water treatment plants to individual residential lots, Christina has a knack for design. She's great with CAD, collaborates well with everyone, and performs field inspections like a pro. Fun fact about Christina: not only is she a skilled engineer, she has a beautiful singing voice!

Celeste Havener

Staff Engineer
Celeste Havener

Staff Engineer

Celeste is an Environmental Engineer that enjoys outdoor sports, the smell of pine trees, and water related utilities. After college she traveled the globe using her engineering skills for good, and naturally landed in Tahoe when she was ready to settle down. She fits right in with the team and we appreciate her hard work!

Machelle Johnson

Business Manager
Machelle Johnson

Business Manager

(coming soon!)

Seasonal Surveyors and Inspectors

Survey Technicians
Seasonal Surveyors and Inspectors

Survey Technicians

These guys deserve a shout out. They are the skilled individuals out in the field making sure projects are completed correctly. Many of them 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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