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!

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.

Cindy Steele

Staff Engineer
Cindy Steele

Staff 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!

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.

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!

Justin Jannone

Staff Engineer
Justin Jannone

Staff Engineer

Justin 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 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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