Author: Christina Slosek

Christina is a marketing/proposal coordinator at Hoyle Tanner. She excels in organization, multitasking, and creating proposals that are both orderly and eye-catching. When she is not at work, you can find her watching Netflix with some dark chocolate, playing with her kids, taking photos of her pets, and pranking her husband.

The Journey to Becoming a Certified Wetland Scientist

Joanne Theriault’s interest in environmental science began in high school, but her journey to becoming a New Hampshire Certified Wetland Scientist (CWS) didn’t begin until nearly two decades later. Beyond her college years, Joanne worked in several career positions that provided her experience with identifying wetlands, wildlife and other natural resources. However, unlike in some of the other New England states, in New Hampshire there is a formal process to becoming a CWS who is legally able to delineate wetland boundaries. Because she worked with and under the direction of a CWS for several years, Joanne knew it would be a challenge to complete the certification process, which includes an exam that is notoriously difficult to pass. After years of hard work and determination, with a few unanticipated hiccups, Joanne officially became a NH Certified Wetland Scientist in 2020, and this was her journey.

What has your career path been? Why environmental sciences?
When I was preparing my college applications many years ago, I was pretty sure I wanted to be a nursing major, but the biology class I took my senior year of high school changed my mind. I’d found a subject that I was really excited about! My interest shifted from cell biology to ecology when I tried out a few different co-op jobs as part of my undergraduate work at Northeastern University. This path felt pretty natural, because my mother was also in environmental sciences.

Do you have an analogy that helps me understand your job better?
Delineating a wetland is like trying to complete a connect-the-dots picture on the ground….where nobody exactly drew the dots yet but rather left some clues under the ground and then also it might not actually make a picture. But be sure to draw the picture right.

What made you want to begin this certification process?
Becoming a CWS seemed like a natural professional step, and I was excited to take it. I had been working with wetland scientists for years and knew the field procedures well. I just needed to learn how they actually did it!

Were there any setbacks to your journey? Any outcomes that weren’t expected?
I came close to having a pretty major setback right out of the gate. My written exam was held on March 13, 2020, and state offices and schools closed due to COVID-19 two days later. It was pretty amazing that the exam was held at all!

I also failed the field portion of the exam the first time I attempted it; I know that this is not uncommon among those who have taken the exam, but it was still a pretty tough blow. I’m lucky to work with a wonderful and supportive team who cheered me on. Many of my teammates are engineers who were able to sympathize and share stories about the Professional Engineer examination process.

Describe the day/ what you felt like when you found out you passed the exam.
I was honestly kind of a mess waiting for the results of the field portion of the exam. When the results came in, my husband and I were both working from home. I bolted out of my home office to go tell him, but he was in a big meeting, so I had to wait for almost an hour before I could tell him. It was an exciting day!

What is your favorite part of your work?
I truly enjoy the process of collecting data in the field, bringing it back to the office, and having the chance to report on that data and contribute to how it’s used on projects. I know a lot of environmental professionals wish to be in the field every day, but I’ve been there and done that. Now I love getting to take ownership of the entire process.

Since becoming a wetland scientist, have you come across any surprising discoveries on site?
One of my favorite discoveries was at a bridge site in western New Hampshire. I was surveying in the early fall and found an amazing collection of dragonfly exuviae on the underside of the bridge where hundreds of larvae had crawled out of the river, shed their “skins,” and taken off in flight as adults.

Any advice you’d give to students studying for the exam?
When preparing for the written exam, simply knowing how to delineate wetlands is not enough. Carefully review the reference materials and expect to be asked about quirky details. However, you just need to delineate the wetland when you get to the field portion! I got bogged down with those pesky, quirky details the first time through and made a complete mess of my map.

What’s next in your career aspirations?
Even post-certification, I come across so many things I don’t know every time I’m in the field. My current aspiration is to bring home and learn about at least one plant, soil sample, or wildlife sign that I don’t know every time I’m out working. I know I’ll never know everything, but the more I learn, the better I’ll be at my job.

Joanne’s hard work to advance her career and professional goals as a wetland scientist makes her invaluable on wetland projects. Adding a CWS to our roster of highly qualified environmental staff has allowed us the capability to complete wetland delineations and functional assessments for our clients throughout most of New England. We are proud to support her in her continued journey in gaining more knowledge and striving toward preserving the region’s wetland ecosystems. To learn more about the environmental sciences or about Joanne’s journey, please contact her!

Employee Spotlight: Luke Cisneros

Luke Cisneros – Transportation Engineer & Golden State Native

1. What drew you to Hoyle Tanner?

As much as I enjoyed being a Field Engineer and getting to be near the action of construction, I wanted to be a part of what went on behind the scenes. I heard very good things about Hoyle Tanner and, after interviewing with them, I was really excited about the amount of opportunity they had to work in different areas of engineering.

2. What’s something invaluable you’ve learned here?

I have learned that Hoyle Tanner really fosters unity amongst the company. Despite the pandemic, there has been a conscious effort to keep everyone connected as safely as possible.

3. What’s your favorite time of year to work at Hoyle Tanner?

I haven’t been here a full year yet; however, I imagine Christmas time would be the best time of year at Hoyle Tanner. The much anticipated Christmas party was cancelled this year; however, I could see how much people were looking forward to come together to celebrate the year with each other.

4. What’s the coolest thing you are working on?

A roadway project in Maine has been a great opportunity for me to work on nearly every part of the design. The amount of exposure to the different elements of this project has been an amazing learning experience for me.

5. What’s the best thing that’s happened to you so far this week?

I tried the Dunkaccino and it was pretty tight.

6. How many different states have you lived in?

Three: California, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire.

7. If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life what would it be?

It’s cliché, but I could eat pizza for any meal because you could make it fit any meal…and it would be delicious.

8. What kind of pet do you have and how did you choose to name it?

We have two cats (Kiki and Suki) and a dog (Rosie). My wife named Kiki before we met and together we named Rosie, because we thought it was cute, and Suki, because we were binge watching the series Avatar: The Last Airbender.

9. What is a fun or interesting fact about your hometown?

Anaheim, CA is where Disneyland originated.

10. What are three things still left on your bucket list?

a. Go to the top of the Eiffel Tower
b. Take a trip to Greece
c. Lift my wife up like Baby from Dirty Dancing

11. Name three items you’d take with you to a desert island

  1. Beach Chair
  2. Umbrella
  3. A Cold One

12. What characteristic do you admire most in others?

Integrity

13. How old is the oldest item in your closet?

My 20-year-old Nintendo Game Boy with Pokemon Yellow Version still in it.

14. Words to live by? Favorite quote? Why?

“When in doubt, pinky out.” It’s a good rule of thumb when you’re trying to look fancy.

15. What did you want to be when you were growing up?

I really wanted to be a doctor or an astronaut.

16. If you were to skydive from an airplane what would you think about on the way down?

I wonder if anyone has returned a parachute for not opening.

Employee Spotlight: Anne Verville

Anne Verville – Administrative Assistant & Animal Rescuer

1.  What drew you to Hoyle Tanner?
I was drawn to the reputation, location, and professional, friendly, helpful team culture.
2. What’s something invaluable you’ve learned here?
I have learned that people mean what they say. For example, when they say they are glad to offer assistance, they mean it – they happily answer questions and show me how to do something. They never tire of answering questions.
3. What’s your favorite time of year to work at Hoyle Tanner?
The Autumn, since we have wonderful views of colorful trees and the Merrimack from our fifth-story windows.
4. What’s the coolest thing you are working on?
This, because it’s about me!
5. What’s the best thing that’s happened to you so far this week?
I was able to complete a project ahead of my projected time.
6. How many different states have you lived in?
Two: New Hampshire and Massachusetts.
7. If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life what would it be?
My mother’s Italian meat pie.
8. What kind of pet do you have and how did you choose to name it?
I have one dog, one cat, and 13 chickens – if they qualify? Our rescue dog had been named Lacy by her foster parents. Our son named our cat Athena after another kitten he had seen at the shelter but had just been adopted.
9. What is a fun or interesting fact about your hometown?
It is the home to the crazy “Grass Drags” race, which occurs annually on farmland. It is also home to the “Mast Tree Riot”, in which Colonial Americans protested the British hewing down their best trees for use as ship masts.
10. What are three things still left on your bucket list
1. Travel to Europe, Asia – anywhere across the ocean, actually.
2. Buy an electric car that truly leaves a small carbon footprint.
3. Have a grandchild or two. That last one depends upon my son, though.

11. Name three items you’d take with you to a desert island
I’m guessing people and pets aren’t included, and that food and water are not an issue. In that case, I’d bring:
1. Books
2. A radio
3. Photos

12. What characteristic do you admire most in others?
Open-mindedness
13. How old is the oldest item in your closet?
An 80-year-old photo of my great grandmother.
14. Words to live by? Favorite Quote?
“Don’t judge a book by its cover.”
15. What did you want to be when you were growing up?
A veterinarian.
16. If you were to skydive from an airplane what would you think about on the way down?
I would be too scared to think of anything except, “I’m going to die!” (I’m scared when I ride a roller-coaster!)

Employee Spotlight: Schuyler Lamoureux

Schuyler Lamoureux – Airport Planner & Aspiring World Traveler

1.  What drew you to Hoyle Tanner?
The two biggest things that drew me to Hoyle Tanner were the company culture and the location. There is a strong family aspect in the company, and you will find yourself getting along with everyone, including people outside of your department. Also, the location was a bonus because I love New England and wanted to work in the region where I grew up.
2. What’s something invaluable you’ve learned here?
Communication is always important. Whether it’s with a client or a coworker, a project becomes significantly easier the more you communicate.
3. What’s your favorite time of year to work at Hoyle Tanner?
I would have to say Autumn since the weather is nice and the commute to work is beautiful.
4. What’s the coolest thing you are working on?
I was able to fly a drone mission at an airport, and we are working on creating a 3D model of the airport’s approaches with the pictures we gathered from the drone. I am constantly amazed at the capabilities of this technology.
5. What’s the best thing that’s happened to you so far this week?
I made an apple pie with my fiancée, and it was delicious.
6. How many different states have you lived in?
3 – I grew up in Connecticut, attended college in Florida, and currently live in Vermont.
7. If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life what would it be?
I love seafood so I could probably mix it up with either fish or shrimp.
8. What kind of pet do you have and how did you choose to name it?
I don’t currently have a pet, but I am getting a labradoodle in March. We don’t have any names picked out yet.
9. What is a fun or interesting fact about your hometown?
My hometown, Stafford Springs, was famous for its mineral springs and was even visited by John Adams before he was president.
10. What are three things still left on your bucket list
1. Visit every continent (even Antarctica if I have the chance)
2. Become fluent in a language
3. Drive a Formula 1 racecar at the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps 

11. Name three items you’d take with you to a desert island
1. Plenty of Books
2. Fishing Pole
3. A Wilson Volleyball

12. What characteristic do you admire most in others?
Honesty & kindness
13. How old is the oldest item in your closet?
About 2,000 years old. I have a coin from Ancient Rome stored away somewhere.
14. Words to live by? Favorite Quote?
I have two quotes from some of my favorite movies:
“Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” – Ferris Bueller
“Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you are going to get.” – Forest Gump
15. What did you want to be when you were growing up?
I wanted to either play on the New York Yankees or be a marine biologist.
16. If you were to skydive from an airplane what would you think about on the way down?
“I hope the parachute works!”

Employee Spotlight: John Coon

John Coon – Senior CADD Designer & Avid Golfer

1.  What drew you to Hoyle Tanner?
The opportunity to work on airports.
2. What’s something invaluable you’ve learned here?
Teamwork! Everybody has a role to play.
3. What’s your favorite time of year to work at Hoyle Tanner?
Summer. Projects get out the door and golf season starts.
4. What’s the coolest thing you are working on?
Airspace projects. Working on 3D drone models is something special. It’s like the Jetsons.
5. What’s the best thing that’s happened to you so far this week?
It was 75+ degrees this week.
6. How many different states have you lived in?
Four: NH, MA, FL, and CA.
7. If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life what would it be?
Grilled steak
8. What kind of pet do you have and how did you choose to name it?
We have a cat named Oliver. It has an attitude, that’s why he’s named Oliver. Its Deb’s (my wife’s) cat, I just happen to live in the same house. Our daughter moved out 6 years after college, so now it’s the cat that rules the house.
9. What is a fun or interesting fact about your hometown?
Home of the first American astronaut, Alan Shepard and American poet, Robert Frost.
10. What are three things still left on your bucket list
1. Play the Sawgrass Players Club
2. Shoot sub par (71) I’ve come close twice shooting 72’s!
3. Play in a pro-am with Jordan Spieth

11. Name three items you’d take with you to a desert island
1. Wife
2. TV
3. Golf Club (with floating balls)

12. What characteristic do you admire most in others?
Honesty That’s the only one that matters to me.
13. How old is the oldest item in your closet?
45-year-old soccer cleats, but they might come up missing like most of my old stuff. Last year, I went to play golf, came back home, and my wife had a dump truck and four workers that were emptying the entire cellar. The cellar was empty. I got to keep a hammer, drill, and a few pliers, that was it.
14. Words to live by? Favorite Quote?
“Yes dear, whatever you think is best.” [to my wife]
15. What did you want to be when you were growing up?
Pro soccer player. I made it to semi-pro league playing in the eastern division.
16. If you were to skydive from an airplane what would you think about on the way down?
I’d never jump out of a plane. Never.

Employee Spotlight: Michelle Carrozzella

Michelle Carrozzella – Director of Accounting/Finance & Chocolate Fanatic

1.  What drew you to Hoyle Tanner?
The people, hands down
2. What’s something invaluable you’ve learned here?
How to come together as a team and navigate through uncertain times, doing what is best for the company and the employees.
3. What’s your favorite time of year to work at Hoyle Tanner?
My favorite time of the year is Christmas. I love the tradition of the office decorating day that brings us into our annual Christmas party.
4. What’s the coolest thing you are working on?
I have taken on the lead role this week to get an Employee Recognition Program up and running. I am very excited about this for our staff. It is such a positive program to have for them.
5. What’s the best thing that’s happened to you so far this week?
Spending a night out with 7 other women I lived with in college, a few that I haven’t seen in over 20 years.
6. How many different states have you lived in?
3 states, Massachusetts, Nevada and New Hampshire
7. If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life what would it be?
Not really a meal but I absolutely could live on cheese and crackers.
8. What kind of pet do you have and how did you choose to name it?
I have a Boston Terrier name Harley. Because she was a small dog we wanted her to be named after a badass and we settled on Harley Quinn.
9. What is a fun or interesting fact about your hometown?
The Methuen Music hall was built to house the largest pipe organ in the US, called The Great Organ. It was built for the Boston Music Hall.
10. What are three things still left on your bucket list
1. Go to Italy
2. Take an entire summer vacation
3. Pay off my house

11. Name three items you’d take with you to a desert island
1. Wine
2. Chocolate
3. A book

12. What characteristic do you admire most in others?
Integrity
13. How old is the oldest item in your closet?
18-years-old, my wedding dress
14. Words to live by? Favorite Quote?
Treat others the way you want to be treated. If everyone lived by this, the world would be much more pleasant.
15. What did you want to be when you were growing up?
A pediatrician.
16. If you were to skydive from an airplane what would you think about on the way down?
I don’t think you can print what would come to my mind.

Employee Spotlight: Todd Clark

Todd Clark Senior Vice President & Epicure

1.  What drew you to Hoyle Tanner?
Peer recommendations and size of the firm. The people I knew who worked at Hoyle Tanner enjoyed the project work and how the company size afforded professional growth.
2. What’s something invaluable you’ve learned here?
How a team can achieve success beyond expectations when faced with the challenge and possess the determination to do so.
3. What’s your favorite time of year to work at Hoyle Tanner?
Definitely over the holidays. We are like a second family in ways.
4. What’s the coolest thing you are working on?
A historic roadway.  There is so much past activity associated with this piece of infrastructure that has shaped the uses of the area and established resident needs well beyond traveling on the pavement.
5. What’s the best thing that’s happened to you so far this week?
A long conversation with my mom.
6. How many different states have you lived in?
Two. Massachusetts and New Hampshire.
7. If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life what would it be?
A traditional Italian Christmas dinner which consists of fresh bread, antipasto, seafood, meatballs, chicken parmesan, cannoli’s, and tiramisu, to name a few.
8. What kind of pet do you have and how did you choose to name it?
We are a dog family and each pup has multiple names depending on their behavior at any particular instance. (Macie/Knuckles/Relay) and (Tatum/John/Chunks). They respond to each.
9. What is a fun or interesting fact about your hometown?
I grew up in the “Immigrant City” and I like the diversity of all the available, good food.
10. What are three things still left on your bucket list
1. Visit Paris, France
2. Spend an overnight on my (future) boat on the ocean
3. Find the best mountain bike trail

11. Name three items you’d take with you to a desert island
1. Swiss Army knife
2. A bucket hat
3. My fishing tackle

12. What characteristic do you admire most in others?
Self-made success.
13. How old is the oldest item in your closet?
26 years oldI have a pair of wool pants I wore to my rehearsal dinner.
14. Words to live by? Favorite Quote?
Nothing bad ever came from a good day’s work. On tough days, a good day’s work is an accomplishment no one can question.
15. What did you want to be when you were growing up?
An inventor.
16. If you were to skydive from an airplane what would you think about on the way down?
“I did it. Now calm down and stick the landing!”

Employee Spotlight: Kayla Hampe

Kayla Hampe Structural Engineer and Aspiring World Traveler

1.  What drew you to Hoyle, Tanner?
It was an opportunity to pursue my interest in bridge design with a diverse group of people that would allow me to be in an engaging and intellectually challenging career. It also helped that we had two offices in my home state and would cut my commute by more than half.
2. What’s something invaluable you’ve learned here?
Give four engineers a problem and they’ll probably give you four different viable solutions. Put four engineers together in a room with that problem, and they’ll collaborate to pull together the best pieces of each of their solutions, to create a better, more efficient, and simpler solution.
3. What’s your favorite time of year to work at Hoyle, Tanner?
The fall when I get to get out of the office for site observation on construction sites, so that I get to do what I love and enjoy the New England weather and take in the beautiful colors of autumn.
4. What’s the coolest thing you are working on?
The coolest thing I’m working on is a project in Peterborough, NH. It is one of the largest bridge reconstruction projects I’ve had the opportunity to work on and it has had numerous unique challenges both during design and during construction. It’s a beautiful reinforced concrete arch bridge with masonry stone facing that’s part of the downtown historic district. The project also involves roadway reconstruction, retaining wall replacement (with three different types of retaining walls!), and a partial dam reconstruction.
5. What’s the best thing that’s happened to you so far this week?
I won bingo during a fitness challenge at work!
6. How many different states have you lived in?
Two: New Hampshire (born and raised) and Pennsylvania during grad school.
7. If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life what would it be?
Penne and marinara sauce with mushrooms and onions, followed by moose tracks ice cream with whipped cream.
8. What kind of pet do you have and how did you choose to name it?
I have two cats and a dog. My oldest cat is Sebastian. I adopted him from the NHSPCA when he was about one, with the name Simba. I wanted to choose his name, but wanted it to be similar to Simba so he wouldn’t be confused. I decided to go with Sebastian to keep the “S” sound and keep it with the Disney theme. My other cat is named Reu (sounds like “Roo”) and I did not choose her name. I adopted her from my friend who moved to Australia for grad school and her name is supposed to mean “friend.” My dog’s name is Grady, which he was named as a puppy by someone else and we decided to keep it.
9. What is a fun or interesting fact about your hometown?
We have a historical marker for Wentworth Cheswell (a Revolutionary War veteran) who lived here. He rode in the opposite direction as Paul Revere to warn colonists the redcoats were coming; he was buried here in 1817.
10. What are three things still left on your bucket list
1. I’ve been to Canada, Australia, Mexico, Honduras, and the Dominican Republic, but I would like to see the Seven Wonders of the World
2. Learn Turkish
3. Go to a masquerade

11. Name three items you’d take with you to a desert island
1. A knife
2. My favorite book
3. A photo of my family

12. What characteristic do you admire most in others?
Integrity – it’s doing the right thing even when no one’s watching.
13. How old is the oldest item in your closet?
20 years old maybe?
14. Words to live by? Favorite Quote?
There are so many good ones out there, and I managed to narrow it down to four…
“Now these three remain: faith, hope and love; but the greatest of these is love.” 1 Corinthians 13:13
“Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.” Martin Luther King Jr.
“Who you are tomorrow begins with what you do today.” Tim Fargo
“You don’t need anyone else’s permission to be happy. Your life is magnificent not because someone says it is, but because you choose to see it as such.” Ralph Marston
Often, we don’t know where a path will lead us, but we need to have faith and courage to take the first step to move forward and keep advancing. Each day our choices either move us towards the best version of ourselves or away from it, and forms who we become during our life journey. We can choose to be positive and see the brighter side, and not let others bring us down. Choose happy, be kind, and love one another. And don’t forget to laugh.
15. What did you want to be when you were growing up?
A meter maid and a professional bass fisherwoman.
16. If you were to skydive from an airplane what would you think about on the way down?
Why did I jump out of a plane?



Employee Spotlight: Elizabeth “Betsy” Bosiak

Betsy Bosiak Land Acquisition Specialist & Traveler


1.  What drew you to Hoyle, Tanner?
I had always enjoyed working with the personnel at Hoyle Tanner. I had worked with them when I worked at the New Hampshire Department of Transportation and when I was Chairman of the Epsom Planning Board, we used them as our engineering firm. When I was offered the position of Land Acquisition Specialist, I was pleased to become part of the team.
2. What’s something invaluable you’ve learned here?
How to put together estimates for Right-of-Way time and expenses. 
3. What’s your favorite time of year to work at Hoyle, Tanner?
Summer – it is much easier to look at properties to see what is there. You can’t locate items under the snow, plants, etc.
4. What’s the coolest thing you are working on?
I just finished an easement acquisition between a client and a utility company for a bridge project, and it was interesting because each of the parties involved had items they wanted to include, which doesn’t typically happen.
5. What’s the best thing that’s happened to you so far this week?
The warm weather and being able to get outside and work in my yard.
6. How many different states have you lived in?
Four States – Connecticut, New Hampshire, Ohio and Maryland
7. If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life what would it be?
Chicken Parmigiana
8. What kind of pet do you have and how did you choose to name it?
We used to have feral cats we took care of, which lived in a shed outside which we called “the cats.”
9. What is a fun or interesting fact about your hometown?
Watching it change from a small town where most of the population was related to a growing suburb of Concord.
10. What are three things still left on your bucket list
1. Visit countries in Europe
2. Visit remaining states I haven’t been to

11. Name three items you’d take with you to a desert island
The only things I need are:
1. The latest best seller
2. A comfortable bed
3. A tent

12. What characteristic do you admire most in others?
Knowledge & pleasantry
13. How old is the oldest item in your closet?
I have a 30-year-old sweatshirt.
14. Words to live by? Favorite Quote?
“Learn something new every day.” I like learning things, and it keeps my mind open.
15. What did you want to be when you were growing up?
A teacher and a landscape architect.
16. If you were to skydive from an airplane what would you think about on the way down?
“How did I allow myself get talked into this?” I don’t like heights or looking down from them.

Employee Spotlight: Catie Hall

Catie Hall Senior Marketing Coordinator and Definitely Not A Veterinarian

1.  What drew you to Hoyle, Tanner?
I actually always wanted to work at an engineering company. Both my parents were very technically-gifted, so I think I wanted to measure up in some way since I got a degree in journalism. At a time when I was looking for a job, this position popped up on my radar and I was eager to join!
2. What’s something invaluable you’ve learned here?
I’ve learned that peace and challenge can co-exist. Hoyle, Tanner has a great culture and can feel like home – but it also encourages you to grow along with it. I’ve been up against very difficult deadlines but have still appreciated all the growth I’ve been able to experience here!
3. What’s your favorite time of year to work at Hoyle, Tanner?
It used to be Christmas time because of the cheery energy and competition for Christmas decorations. But now I don’t think I have a favorite Hoyle, Tanner season – I like them all so long as the people around me are striving to be the best versions of themselves and adding to our culture.
4. What’s the coolest thing you are working on?
I’m lucky right now to be working on the rebranding effort with the rest of my marketing team. It’s so interesting to witness the growth and change that’s taking place before us. I’ve seen people adopt new logos – but I’ve never seen the process of creating one. So neat!
5. What’s the best thing that’s happened to you so far this week?
It’s warm enough to keep the window open and not shiver, and that’s a nice change.
6. How many different states have you lived in?
Just Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire. But fun fact, I’ve lived in Vermont three different times after moving out of state!
7. If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life what would it be?
Nothing else matters except pizza and chocolate. I would eat pizza of all varieties followed by a dessert of some chocolate thing and I would be okay with that if it was my forever.
8. What kind of pet do you have and how did you choose to name it?
I don’t have a pet right now, but do I look at adoptable dogs online all the time? You bet. Do I want to get a pug puppy and name it Claudia? Sure do.
9. What are three things still left on your bucket list
1. Write a Book
2. Get a Dog
3. Visit Alaska. Specifically Juneau (where the book “A Wolf Called Romeo” was written)

10. What characteristic do you admire most in others?
I don’t know that there’s just one, and I don’t know that it would apply to everyone the same way. Honesty from one person might sound cruel whereas from another person, might be the best thing. I will say I really appreciate kindness and clarity from people, but there must be genuineness underlying it. I also appreciate curiosity.
11. How old is the oldest item in your closet?
My parents and grandparents have given me so many old items over the years. I have furniture from my great grandmother that’s probably 80 years old? I have a tiny hat my parents gave me to wear when I was a baby, too.
12. Words to live by? Favorite Quote?
“Do less, be more.”
I love this quote. It’s a call to slow down and realize that just because you “do a bunch of things” doesn’t mean you “are a bunch of things.” I think we get swept up in tying our identity to our to-do lists and our activities and not enough in just appreciating the core of who we are without the distractions.

13. What did you want to be when you were growing up?
A veterinarian! I held that dream close to my heart until I had to dissect a cat every day for a month in high school biology. That dream died with that cat.
14. If you were to skydive from an airplane what would you think about on the way down?
Honestly, probably just “nope” till I was back on the ground.

Employee Spotlight: Chris Singer

Chris Singer Airport Engineer and Horticulture Enthusiast

1.  What drew you to Hoyle, Tanner?
The network of offices throughout New England and the luck that there was a branch right next to my school, the University of Central Florida.
2. What’s something invaluable you’ve learned here?
My CAD skills have drastically improved over those that I developed in college.
3. What’s your favorite time of year to work at Hoyle, Tanner?
The summer because the majority of the projects start construction.
4. What’s the coolest thing you are working on?
I just started as an engineer in January so I have not designed much yet, but I am excited to work out in the field this spring and summer.
5. What’s the best thing that’s happened to you so far this week?
One of the pineapples that I’m growing has started to sprout, so only another couple of months to wait.
6. How many different states have you lived in?
Just two, Florida and New Hampshire.
7. If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life what would it be?
I would choose apple cinnamon waffles (with real maple syrup), home fries, and both brisket and pork breakfast tacos.
8. What kind of pet do you have and how did you choose to name it?
I have two dogs; a 6-year-old pitbull mix named Burton after the snowboard company.  I just got a standard poodle puppy named Oliver, and that name just sounded good with Burton.
9. What is a fun or interesting fact about your hometown?
Concord has a smaller population than the University of Central Florida, where I just graduated from.  
10. What are three things still left on your bucket list
1. Thru-hike the Appalachian Trail
2. Go Skiing in the Alps
3. Own a farm or an orchard

11. Name three items you’d take with you to a desert island.
I’m probably overthinking this but,
1. A solar desalination unit (which does not exist)
2. A fishing net
3. A dog for company

12. What characteristic do you admire most in others?
Motivation, it is easy to settle into a routine but disrupting it is hard to convince yourself to do.
13. How old is the oldest item in your closet?
My first pair of Birkenstocks that I got 10 or 12 years ago, only the straps are still original.
14. Words to live by? Favorite Quote?
Not really a favorite quote but one that has stuck with me for many years is by Kurt Vonnegut; “We could have saved the Earth but we were too damned cheap”.
15. What did you want to be when you were growing up?
Lots of different things but most of them revolved around animals.
16. If you were to skydive from an airplane what would you think about on the way down?
I have gone skydiving from 16,000 feet and mostly thought about how I was mad that it doesn’t give you that feeling of your stomach rising in your chest like really fast rollercoasters do. I could also see the NASA Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) because I went skydiving in Titusville, FL.

How One Woman Proudly Made Her Career at Hoyle, Tanner – From Entry-Level Assistant to Director of Human Resources

Judy Donovan Hann began her career at Hoyle, Tanner nearly 29 years ago when her children were 1, 3, and 5 years old starting in 1992 as a part-time, entry-level marketing assistant. After two years, the executive assistant position opened, and the President and CEO chose her to fill the role. Years later, she was promoted to become the Executive Administrator. Because her degree from Boston College included a concentration in personnel management, she was always interested in the company’s staffing side. Over the years she assisted the Human Resources Manager and learned more about the company’s human resources functions by being tasked with additional responsibilities. In 2017 she became the Human Resources Manager, and in 2018 Judy made her most significant jump yet: Vice President and election to the Board of Directors.

With support from her coworkers, Judy continued to grow in her career while raising her now-grown children, Max, Rye, and Emily. “This company really understands the importance of family and I was, and still am, incredibly grateful for that, not just for me but for all the parents and caregivers who work for Hoyle, Tanner.”

She added “Moving up in the company means a lot to me because it shows that the leadership has faith in me. I came up from humble beginnings at the company, I’ve gone through the ranks, and they respect my abilities and the perspective I have.”

Judy has seen a lot of positive changes over the years. She is especially excited about the strides we have made recently to utilize technology that Human Resources had never used before. Having this technology has allowed the firm to streamline many processes and make HR more user-friendly. It’s an ever-changing work in progress and one she is very proud to be part of.

Her main priority is (and always will be) the employees. She sees employees on their first day and the connection continues throughout their career at Hoyle, Tanner, even when they don’t see her. Director of Engineering Operations Matthew Low, PE says of Judy, “We are really fortunate to have a professional like Judy on our team, she puts the human in human resources. She is a staunch advocate for our employees and works tirelessly every day to make sure that the company balances business success with the needs of our team. I really hope that our team members know that Judy cares so much about each of them – because she really does.”

“I love being able to work with people at all levels and to help make their experience working here as positive as mine has been,” she said. “I will always advocate for the employees, and I want everyone to know we are thinking about them. The focus is on them. Every one of us is part of what Hoyle, Tanner is now, and we are all part of where we are going. Those aren’t just empty words; those are the beliefs held by the firm’s leadership, right to the very top. That’s why I am still here. I’m proud, and consider myself lucky, to be a part of the company.”

Judy’s career spans nearly three decades and counting. Her positions and responsibilities may have changed, but her employee-centric mantras will always remain the same.

Employee Spotlight: Owen Krauss

Owen Krauss, Structural Engineer and Family Man

1.  What drew you to Hoyle, Tanner?
The reputation of Hoyle, Tanner, their work in Maine, and the employee culture all drew me here.
2. What’s something invaluable you’ve learned here?
The importance of listening and asking for opinions. Every challenge in a project does not have just one answer, and a collaboration of different perspectives often leads to more innovative and efficient solutions.
3. What’s your favorite time of year to work at Hoyle, Tanner?
Summer/construction season. The ability to work with our contractors to problem solve on the fly is not only an interesting part of the job, but it also provides an opportunity to see and understand new issues in the field to be considered in future projects.
4. What’s the coolest thing you are working on?
I enjoy working on projects in my home state and seeing them develop from a preliminary design to a final product. One of the bridges we are working on now is one our family often travels over on our way to camp.
5. What’s the best thing that’s happened to you so far this week?
Hugs from my daughters are always the highlight of my week.
6. How many different states have you lived in?
1- Maine
7. If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life what would it be?
Steak and mashed potatoes and an appetizer of street tacos.
8. What kind of pet do you have and how did you choose to name it?
I have two dogs, Jada and Oliver. Jada was named on a road trip by going through the alphabet with names (boring). My wife named my other dog Oliver.
9. What is a fun or interesting fact about your hometown?
The Yarmouth Clam Festival, an annual town festival with lots of activities and BBQ reunions with our local friends and family. The festival includes road races, bikes races, clam shucking competitions, and a local fireman’s muster.  
10. What are three things still left on your bucket list
1. Go to space
2. Play at Augusta National Golf Club
3. Get my pilot’s license

11. Name three items you’d take with you to a desert island.
1. A knife
2. Flint
3. A good rope

12. What characteristic do you admire most in others?
Loyalty
13. How old is the oldest item in your closet?
An old tie from my father, probably from the 70s.
14. Words to live by? Favorite Quote?
“Well, I ain’t always right, but I’ve never been wrong. Seldom turns out the way it does in a song. Once in a while you get shown the light, In the strangest of places if you look at it right” – Grateful Dead
15. What did you want to be when you were growing up?
I still don’t know – probably an NFL player or CIA operative.
16. If you were to skydive from an airplane what would you think about on the way down?
I have been skydiving before in Millinocket, ME. Before pulling the parachute I just enjoyed the ride. After I gazed on the vast wilderness of Northern Maine, taking in the beauty of the trees, streams, lakes, and mountains. It made me appreciate being able to live here.

Employee Spotlight: Kevin Preston

Kevin Preston, CADD Technician and White Mountain Hiker

1.  What drew you to Hoyle, Tanner?
I wanted to work in a smaller company environment than the one I was previously in, allowing more room for professional growth.
2. What’s something invaluable you’ve learned here?
The importance of communication.  I’ve never been the greatest communicator, personally and professionally, but I do try to get better at it all the time.
3. What’s your favorite time of year to work at Hoyle, Tanner?
I can’t say any time of year really stands out specifically over another, but I do enjoy seeing what everyone comes up with for decorations during Christmas.
4. What’s the coolest thing you are working on?
I’m working on a large project for a state agency. I have a soft spot for the larger projects and being able to say I worked on it every time I drive by would be pretty neat.
5. What’s the best thing that’s happened to you so far this week?
I received approval from a mortgagee to begin a search for a new home!
6. How many different states have you lived in?
Only New Hampshire! Although I was born in Massachusetts, oddly enough.
7. If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life what would it be?
Shepherd’s pie
8. What kind of pet do you have and how did you choose to name it?
I have a 2-year-old Bernedoodle dog named Jackson. I named him after Mount Jackson in the White Mountains, one of the first 4,000-foot mountains I ever climbed.
9. What is a fun or interesting fact about your hometown?
I grew up in Bow, NH… Nothing fun or interesting comes to mind!
10. What are three things still left on your bucket list
1. Visit England, specifically take a trip to Anfield where Liverpool FC play.
2. See the Northern Lights.
3. Climb Mount Whitney in California, the tallest peak in the lower 48.

11. Name three items you’d take with you to a desert island.
1. A lighter
2. A tarp
3. Fishing equipment (practical enough)

12. What characteristic do you admire most in others?
Empathy
13. How old is the oldest item in your closet?
14 years old?  I moved into my current condo about a year and a half ago, many things disappeared in the move but there is a pair of soccer cleats from high school still kicking (no pun intended…) around in there!
14. Words to live by? Favorite Quote?
“Treat others the way you want to be treated.” It’s simple, but many problems could be alleviated by simply remembering it.
15. What did you want to be when you were growing up?
A professional soccer player.
16. If you were to skydive from an airplane what would you think about on the way down?
Which cord is the parachute?

Employee Spotlight: Rychel Gibson

Rychel Gibson, Environmental Engineer and New England Native

1.  What drew you to Hoyle, Tanner?
I liked the idea of being in a smaller, satellite office, but the people sold me on the company. Even during the interview process you could tell, the people of Hoyle, Tanner are very friendly, good at what they do, and genuinely easy to work with.
2. What’s something invaluable you’ve learned here?
Opportunity comes to those who go for it. Hoyle, Tanner has provided so many opportunities for me to explore a variety of projects, work with various project management styles, and learn what trajectory I want my own career to follow. It has been a great experience.
3. What’s your favorite time of year to work at Hoyle, Tanner?
Christmas is (of course) the most festive time to work at Hoyle, Tanner, but spring is my favorite time. The hustle of working on so many projects and trying to get them out the door for summer construction is exciting.
4. What’s the coolest thing you are working on?
We’re currently working on a Combined Sewer Overflow reduction project using asset management and rehabilitation to reduce inflow and infiltration. Significant construction is infeasible for such a small town, so it’s interesting to try to use alternative methods to resolve bigger issues.
5. What’s the best thing that’s happened to you so far this week?
It’s early in the week, so it’s just good to have a nice cup of tea this morning.
6. How many different states have you lived in?
2, Maine and New Hampshire. Forever a New Englander!
7. If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life what would it be?
Mac & cheese, absolutely.
8. What kind of pet do you have and how did you choose to name it?
2 cats and 2 dogs. Squeak is named for the only noise she makes; Cali is named for her calico coloring.  Creative, I know. Cooper and Kona we just liked the names.
9. What is a fun or interesting fact about your hometown?
I’m from such a small town that we didn’t even have a stoplight.
10. What are three things still left on your bucket list
1. Travel to Italy
2. Go on a cross-country road trip
3. Visit France.

11. Name three items you’d take with you to a desert island.
1. A kayak
2. A good book
3. A plane ticked home (when I’m ready)

12. What characteristic do you admire most in others?
Geniality
13. How old is the oldest item in your closet?
Hmm, I think I still have my prom dress somewhere in my closet, so about 14 years?
14. What did you want to be when you were growing up?
Like a lot of young kids, I wanted to be a veterinarian.
15. If you were to skydive from an airplane what would you think about on the way down?
I don’t think I’d be able to think of anything but the thrill of the ride. I’d love to go!

Employee Spotlight: Amy Chase

Amy Chase, Marketing/Proposal Coordinator and Bird Mom

1.  What drew you to Hoyle, Tanner?
The position got me interested, but the company culture made me really want to be a part of the team. Hoyle, Tanner is a great company with even better people.
2. What’s something invaluable you’ve learned here?
The entire process for municipal projects was a foreign concept to me prior to working here, so that knowledge is something invaluable I’ve learned. I’ve gained new appreciation and respect for how towns get funding, fix roads and bridges, and develop our infrastructure.
3. What’s your favorite time of year to work at Hoyle, Tanner?
Christmas time. I have learned that Christmas is much more than decorated parties and holiday festivities – it’s also a time to build something enormous and crush the competition.
4. What’s the coolest thing you are working on?
Everything in marketing is cool, but anytime I can do something creative is coolest. Right now I am working on rebranding with the rest of the marketing department, which has been a fun process.
5. What’s the best thing that’s happened to you so far this week?
We got some new furniture! A reclining couch and matching chair that the cats can’t wait to get their claws into.
6. How many different states have you lived in?
2 – Massachusetts and New Hampshire
7. If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life what would it be?
This is a tough question because I love food and have many favorites, but for the rest of my life? I’d never get sick of tacos.
8. What kind of pet do you have and how did you choose to name it?
I have two cockatiels named Leo and Lucy, but there was no rhyme or reason to their names.
9. What is a fun or interesting fact about your hometown?
Sports Illustrated magazine once named Billerica in the top 50 towns country-wide for sports and recreation.
10. What are three things still left on your bucket list
1. Visit Europe
2. Buy a house on the water
3. Somehow be included in a top-secret mission for NASA.

Not all the items on my bucket list are within reach, but I’m going to shoot for the stars.
11. Name three items you’d take with you to a desert island.
1. Sunscreen
2. A Treehouse
3. A Jet Ski

12. What characteristic do you admire most in others?
Humility, compassion, and an open mind.
13. How old is the oldest item in your closet?
I have a watch that has been passed down to me by my grandmother. I’m not sure how old it is, but much older than me!
14. Words to live by? Favorite quote?
“You are exactly where you’re supposed to be.” – This is something my mom would always say to me. It’s a reminder to put a little faith in the universe and not to overthink what I can’t control.
15. What did you want to be when you were growing up?
I wanted to be a veterinarian and work with animals until I heard a story of a girl in town who got a pet skunk. When I learned they had a vet de-skunk the skunk I switched careers.
16. If you were to skydive from an airplane what would you think about on the way down?
Am I being murdered? Because there’s no way I’d willingly jump from a plane.

Employee Spotlight: Christopher Mellen

Christopher Mellen, Airport Engineer and New Uncle

1.  What drew you to Hoyle, Tanner?
The people and the work atmosphere drove me to Hoyle, Tanner.  When I came in for my interview, I met some of the Hoyle, Tanner employees, and I was amazed at how welcoming and kind everyone was. I could tell right away there was a very supportive work atmosphere.
2. What’s something invaluable you’ve learned here?
Since working at Hoyle, Tanner I have learned the importance of teamwork and collaboration when working on an engineering project. It was very eye- opening to see the amount of communication required between project managers and engineers and how much of a team effort it truly is to keep a project moving smoothly.
3. What’s your favorite time of year to work at Hoyle, Tanner?
Summer is my favorite time of year to work at Hoyle, Tanner due to a many of our projects beginning construction during that time. This has allowed me to work in the field on various projects which is one of my favorite parts of my job.
4. What’s the coolest thing you are working on?
I am working on a drainage study project at an airport in Connecticut. I really enjoy the hands-on aspect of it. The project involves locating drainage structures all around the airport, collecting GPS coordinates as well as carrying out Level 1 inspections on the structures.
5. What’s the best thing that’s happened to you so far this week?
I recently became and uncle, and I got to see my niece over the weekend.
6. How many different states have you lived in?
I have only lived in Massachusetts.
7. If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life what would it be?
Pizza
8. What kind of pet do you have and how did you choose to name it?
I have a dog named Ozzy. He is named after one of my favorite lead singers, Ozzy Osbourne.
9. What is a fun or interesting fact about your hometown?
Tyngs Island, located in Tyngsboro MA, served as the great Indian Chief’s permanent residence, Wannalancit, for many years until he left the Island in 1686.
10. What are three things still left on your bucket list
1. Take a road trip across the country
2. Backpack through Europe
3. Buy a land plot in Maine and build a cabin

11. Name three items you’d take with you to a desert island.
1. A Swiss Army knife to hunt, prepare food, and build a shelter
2. A magnifying glass to start a fire for warmth and to cook food
3. My guitar, so I can still rock out when I get bored

12. What characteristic do you admire most in others?
I admire people that are hard-working and driven. Seeing others work hard inspires me to work harder myself.
13. How old is the oldest item in your closet?
I have a leather jacket I stole from my dad that’s probably from the 70s.
14. Words to live by? Favorite quote?
“The more you seek the uncomfortable the more you will become comfortable.” – Conor McGregor I try to live my life by this quote. Always seeking out uncomfortable situations is great way to conquer your fears and anxieties.
15. What did you want to be when you were growing up?
I wanted to play in the NHL.
16. If you were to skydive from an airplane what would you think about on the way down?
My first thought would be “I hope my parachute opens.” Then once my parachute opens, I would think, “Wow, this is awesome.”

Employee Spotlight: Payton Borza

Payton Borza, Airport Engineer and Disney Enthusiast

1.  What drew you to Hoyle, Tanner?
Because our branch office is so small, we are all very close. When considering my career options after I graduated, this is what made me want to continue on to a full-time position after my internship with Hoyle, Tanner.
2. What’s something invaluable you’ve learned here?
The importance of teamwork. We provide better products when we all work together and give input on projects.
3. What’s your favorite time of year to work at Hoyle, Tanner?
Christmas time – We usually volunteer together as a team and have our annual “Fun Committee” event.
4. What’s the coolest thing you are working on?
I am currently working on an Airport Master Plan which is something new for me.
5. What’s the best thing that’s happened to you so far this week?
Went to Disney World with my husband.
6. How many different states have you lived in?
Just one – Florida.
7. If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life what would it be?
Chick-fil-A and ice cream!
8. What kind of pet do you have and how did you choose to name it?
I have a dog named after my husband and I’s favorite type of shark, Mako.
9. What is a fun or interesting fact about your hometown?
Oviedo is well-known for its resident chickens that live downtown.
10. What are three things still left on your bucket list
1. See polar bears in the wild
2. Travel to all 50 states
3. Visit Disneyland in California

11. Name three items you’d take with you to a desert island.
1. My husband
2. A boat
3. Unlimited supply of food and drinks

12. What characteristic do you admire most in others?
Genuineness
13. How old is the oldest item in your closet?
I have a sweater that I took from my husband when we first started dating about 10 years ago.
14. Words to live by? Favorite quote?
“Let all that you do be done in love.” 1 Corinthians 16:14 – I am not always great at this but it’s something I strive for.
15. What did you want to be when you were growing up?
An elementary school teacher.
16. If you were to skydive from an airplane what would you think about on the way down?
Honestly, I’d probably be thinking about whatever my next task of the day is or what’s for lunch.

Employee Spotlight: Audrey Beaulac

Audrey Beaulac, Transportation Engineer and Outdoor Enthusiast

1.  What drew you to Hoyle, Tanner?
That was a long time ago. I was in college and looking for a job. What has kept me here for 15 years is the family atmosphere and genuine people who work here.
2. What’s something invaluable you’ve learned here?
Teamwork
3. What’s your favorite time of year to work at Hoyle, Tanner?
Spring and Fall
4. What’s the coolest thing you are working on?
I’m the design lead for two large roadway projects in Massachusetts.
5. What’s the best thing that’s happened to you so far this week?
Nothing this week will compare to my day off tomorrow for some birthday fun with family and friends on the lake.
6. How many different states have you lived in?
One
7. If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life what would it be?
Olive Pasta
8. What kind of pet do you have and how did you choose to name it?
I don’t have any but would love a dog someday.  For now, I just hang with my five niece dogs.
9. What is a fun or interesting fact about your hometown?
Good Question. According to Google Newmarket, New Hampshire was incorporated in 1727 and is one of six towns granted by Massachusetts in the last year of the reign of King George I.
10. What are three things still left on your bucket list
I don’t really have a bucket list but I would like to:
1. Hike a (small) part of the Appalachian Trail
2. Go back to Alaska
3. See more of the United States

11. What characteristic do you admire most in others?
Honesty.
12. How old is the oldest item in your closet?
Probably too old… I’ve been meaning to clean out those closets…
13. Words to live by? Favorite quote?
“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” – Lao Tzu
14. What did you want to be when you were growing up?
Architect.
15. If you were to skydive from an airplane what would you think about on the way down?
I wouldn’t skydive from a perfectly good airplane.

Employee Spotlight: Kathryn Dziadowicz

Kathryn Dziadowicz, Structural Engineer and Talented Artist


1.  What drew you to Hoyle, Tanner?
The size of the company. It’s not too small where my career growth could be restricted and it’s not too large where I’d be “just a number.”
2. What’s something invaluable you’ve learned here?
There’s always something new to learn from every situation.
3. What’s your favorite time of year to work at Hoyle, Tanner?
Summer, I love being able to go on construction sites and see designs come to life.
4. What’s the coolest thing you are working on?
I’m overseeing the construction on two bridge rehabs in New Hampshire.
5. What’s the best thing that’s happened to you so far this week?
I loaded up on some new house plants, it’s a borderline obsession at this point.
6. How many different states have you lived in?
Two – New York and New Hampshire
7. If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life what would it be?
Enchiladas
8. What kind of pet do you have and how did you choose to name it?
It pains me to say this, but currently I do not have any pets. Hopefully, I’ll get a large, fluffy dog in the near future.
9. What is a fun or interesting fact about your hometown?
My high school is located on an old potato farm.
10. What are three things still left on your bucket list
1. Have a separate building on my property for an art studio/workspace
2. Go SCUBA diving
3. Become a mom

11. What characteristic do you admire most in others?
Authenticity.
12. How old is the oldest item in your closet?
About 15 years old, I’ve held onto a halter neck shirt my grandma gave me as a little girl.
13. Words to live by? Favorite quote?
“If we wait until we’re ready, we’ll be waiting for the rest of our lives.” Lemony Snicket
14. What did you want to be when you were growing up?
A teacher
15. If you were to skydive from an airplane what would you think about on the way down?
I hope the instructor knows what they are doing.

Employee Spotlight: Shirley Wilson

Shirley Wilson, Executive Assistant and Hodophile

1.  What drew you to Hoyle, Tanner?
I worked with Hoyle, Tanner on several projects from the municipal side of things and jumped at the chance to work with Chris [President] and Matt [Director of Operations] directly.
2. What’s something invaluable you’ve learned here?
Teamwork.
3. What’s your favorite time of year to work at Hoyle, Tanner?
The Christmas holidays, of course. We employees really get into the holiday competition.
4. What’s the coolest thing you are working on?
I was able to notarize someone’s signature virtually for a proposal we submitted.
5. What’s the best thing that’s happened to you so far this week?
Seeing our children for the first time in two months and fresh cut lilacs.
6. How many different states have you lived in?
I grew up in New Jersey, went to college in Ohio (Go Buckeyes) and also lived in West Virginia, Southern Florida, Western Washington, and New Hampshire. Its interesting to look back and realize that each place was my favorite while I was there.
7. If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life what would it be?
Pasta, pasta and pasta with family and friends.
8. What kind of pet do you have and how did you choose to name it?
My husband and I have had many pets over the years, but we are empty nesters now. We used to let our children name them and ended up with very unusual names like Emily Aggasport for one of our cats.
9. What is a fun or interesting fact about your hometown?
I grew up in Whippany, NJ, named from the Leni Lenape word “Whippanong” for willow trees. Whippany is adjacent to Morristown, NJ where George Washington lived for several winters. It’s a great place for Revolutionary War history buffs.
10. What are three things still left on your bucket list? 1. Ride the train across the U.S. and then back through Canada
2. See the rest of the world
3. Be the first centenarian in space
11. Name three items you’d take with you to a desert island
1. My backpack filled with scouting supplies (yes, I was involved in Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts)
2. Paper and pen
3. Lots of wine to have bottles to send my notes in
12. What characteristic do you admire most in others?
Respectfulness and Kindness.
13. How old is the oldest item in your closet?
My wedding gown, which was first worn by my mom in 1950.
14. Words to live by? Favorite quote?
“ You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think” – A.A. Milne
15. If you were to skydive from an airplane what would you think about on the way down?
I’m a geography nut, so I’d be looking for landmarks and mapping the area out.

Employee Spotlight: Diane Ryan

Diane Ryan, Project Assistant and Devoted Mother/Grandmother
1.  What drew you to Hoyle, Tanner?
Flexible scheduling (mother’s hours).
2. What’s something invaluable you’ve learned here?
It takes effort on everyone’s part to complete projects on time and within budget, and communication is key.
3. What’s your favorite time of year to work at Hoyle, Tanner?
Summer because you can open the windows and let in the fresh air and go outside and take a walk and refresh yourself.
4. What’s the coolest thing you are working on?
Nothing really cool about accounting.  Just billing and trying to find revenue.
5. What’s the best thing that’s happened to you so far this week?
Seeing the grandchildren.
6. How many different states have you lived in?
2- Massachusetts and New Hampshire
7. If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life what would it be?
Chicken with a baked potato and broccoli..
8. What kind of pet do you have and how did you choose to name it?
We have a cat named Sheba – it’s my daughter’s and she named her.
9. What is a fun or interesting fact about your hometown?
The only thing I can think of is my older granddaughter lived in Tewksbury, Massachusetts as a little girl and my middle granddaughter lives there now. I’ve been gone over 40 years so not sure of too much going on there.
10. What are three things still left on your bucket list?
1. Traveling
2. Once I retire I want to hold babies in the NICU
3. Spend a lot of time with family and friends
11. Name three items you’d take with you to a desert island
1. Food
2. Phone
3. Family
12. What characteristic do you admire most in others?
Honesty.
13. How old is the oldest item in your closet?
A dress I wore to a wedding about 10 years.
14. Words to live by? Favorite quote?
“Treat others the way you want to be treated .” – Anonymous
15. What did you want to be when you were growing up?
A mother
16. If you were to skydive from an airplane what would you think about on the way down?
I hope I make it.

Employee Spotlight: Paul Dustin

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Paul Dustin, CADD Technician, and Summer House Dreamer
1.  What drew you to Hoyle, Tanner?
My career prior to working here was spent at engineering firms whose work was primarily state DOT based. As interesting as those projects can be, I was always drawn to the municipal projects because of the varying array of projects and the ability to work closely with clients to provide a more personal experience. I had always known that Hoyle, Tanner not only provided those things, but it was a great place to work. So, when a former coworker and Hoyle, Tanner employee called me about an opportunity to work here, I did not hesitate.
2. What’s something invaluable you’ve learned here?
That the value of teamwork and mutual respect will lead to a great work experience.
3. What’s your favorite time of year to work at Hoyle, Tanner?
Autumn. That’s when many of the projects are either winding down or wrapping up. It’s a rewarding feeling to look back at a years’ worth of submissions and see all the interesting structures I worked on, and how cool it will be to see them built the following summer.
4. What’s the coolest thing you are working on?
I am currently working on an emergency culvert replacement that has allowed the team to investigate and implement some cool out-of-the-box ideas.
5. What’s the best thing that’s happened to you so far this week?
My son Charlie spent the day with me at work. It was an awesome day.
6. How many different states have you lived in?
I have only lived here in New Hampshire.
7. If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life what would it be?
Ribeye steak grilled to perfection, a baked potato and my favorite pale ale.
8. What kind of pet do you have and how did you choose to name it?
We do not have a pet currently but are looking to get a dog very soon. We used to have a cat and his name was Hoffman.
9. What is a fun or interesting fact about your hometown?
I grew up in Hillsborough, NH which is the birthplace of the 14th president of the United States, Franklin Pierce. My personal favorite is there used to be a railroad covered bridge that was near my house. I have fond memories growing up of walking it with my dad.
10. What are three things still left on your bucket list?
1. Have a summer place on Newfound Lake
2. Travel to Ireland
3. Finally complete the 4,000 footers
11. Name three items you’d take with you to a desert island
Food, water, and my family
12. What characteristic do you admire most in others?
A good sense of humor with the ability to laugh at themselves
13. How old is the oldest item in your closet?
My favorite flannel shirt, which is nearing 20 years old
14. Words to live by? Favorite quote?
“If you tell people where to go, but not how to get there, you’ll be amazed at the results.” – George S. Patton
15. What did you want to be when you were growing up?
 Architect – I graduated college, life happened and I found my way to designing and detailing bridges, which I truly enjoy.
16. If you were to skydive from an airplane what would you think about on the way down?
I have skydived out of a plane, and on the way down I was thinking, “What in the world did I just do?” But it was a very cool experience.

Employee Spotlight: Paula Boyle

Paula Boyle, Environmental Engineer, and Longtime Resident of Her Hometown
1.  What drew you to Hoyle, Tanner?
I had co-op’d (cooperative) at several engineering firms in the Boston area but wanted to try a new firm when I graduated from Merrimack College in 1987.  The co-op office suggested Hoyle, Tanner and so I interviewed and liked the idea of being a part of the newly forming Environmental Group in our then Burlington MA office.
2. What’s something invaluable you’ve learned here?
Fully understand the client’s objectives, concerns, and budget constraints before starting a project.
3. What’s your favorite time of year to work at Hoyle, Tanner?
Springtime – new beginning after New England winters and outdoor projects get underway.
4. What’s the coolest thing you are working on?
Developing an Industrial Pretreatment Program for a Vermont community that doesn’t currently have one.
5. What’s the best thing that’s happened to you so far this week?
My husband has been making our favorite cup of coffee in the morning!
6. How many different states have you lived in?
Just 1 – Massachusetts.
7. If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life what would it be?
Pasta with (homemade sauce, of course ) bread, salad and tiramisu for dessert.
8. What kind of pet do you have and how did you choose to name it?
We had goldfish when the girls were young and they named them blackie and goldie.
9. What is a fun or interesting fact about your hometown?
I grew up in Reading MA in a large family ( I am one of six girls! no brothers) and now live there with my husband Tom and two daughters.  Reading is 12 miles north of Boston and best known for its easy access to trains & major highways.  Reading is a family-friendly community and is known for our excellent school system.
10. What are three things still left on your bucket list?
1. To visit each of my  grandparent’s farm and relatives in Ireland
2. Travel to Italy & Spain
3. Watch our girls graduate from college
11. Name three items you’d take with you to a desert island
My family, food, and a good book
12. What characteristic do you admire most in others?
Honesty, compassion, intelligence, and artistic and athletic ability
13. How old is the oldest item in your closet?
I’m afraid to say, very old – My high school prom dress (I thought my daughters would want to wear – HA!)
14. Words to live by? Favorite quote?
“Do to others what you would have them do to you” 
15. What did you want to be when you were growing up?
 A Landscape architect, then I had a high school mechanical drawing teacher who encouraged me to study Civil Engineering, so I did – and the rest is history.
16. If you were to skydive from an airplane what would you think about on the way down?
I hope I make land!

Employee Spotlight: Deb Coon

Deb Coon, Environmental Coordinator, and Chacuterie Fan
1.  What drew you to Hoyle, Tanner?
I originally came from the banking industry which was very unstable at the time. I looked at Hoyle, Tanner as a potentially stable environment where I could work the rest of my life and retire from. That was 20 years ago!
2. What’s something invaluable you’ve learned here?
I appreciate the opportunity for growth that I have been given here.  It was my husband and supervisor that encouraged me to go back to school and earn the degree I am currently working on.
3. What’s your favorite time of year to work at Hoyle, Tanner?
Anytime its busy – I love being busy. 
4. What’s the coolest thing you are working on?
Anything that involves historic structures/districts or a unique protected species.  I love learning about these things and blending preservation while protecting the traveling public.
5. What’s the best thing that’s happened to you so far this week?
I went to lunch with my best friend today!
6. How many different states have you lived in?
Five: Maryland, New York, Massachusetts, Florida, & New Hampshire
7. If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life what would it be?
Cheese, bread, olives, and wine.
8. What kind of pet do you have and how did you choose to name it?
One spoiled rotten cat named Oliver.  His name is Oliver because he looks like an Oliver, how else would you name your pet?
9. What is a fun or interesting fact about your hometown?
I grew up in Schenectady, NY.  The city is known as the birthplace of General Electric and almost everybody I knew had a parent that worked there.
10. What are three things still left on your bucket list?

  1. Fly in a fighter jet doing rolls and dives and then get hit with a g-force so hard it knocks me out.
  2. Attend a soccer match in Europe.
  3. Spend a couple of weeks sailing the east coast with my husband.

11. Name three items you’d take with you to a desert island
My husband, a boat, and any device that could be self-powered that would stream music
12. What characteristic do you admire most in others?
Honesty most definitely
13. How old is the oldest item in your closet?
At least 60 years!  It’s a doll that used to belong to my mother when she was a little girl.
14. Words to live by? Favorite quote?
“Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.” – Maya Angelou
15. What did you want to be when you were growing up?
A veterinarian – doesn’t every little girl want to do that at some point?
16. If you were to skydive from an airplane what would you think about on the way down?
I would wonder what the heck I was thinking when I agree to do this!

How the ADA has Changed Transportation Infrastructure After Nearly 30 Years

Nearly one in four adults has a disability in the United States. The most common disability is mobility, followed by hearing and vision. “At some point in their lives, most people will either have a disability or know someone who has one,” according to Coleen Boyle, Ph.D., director of CDC’s National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities. After almost 30 years since it was first established, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has had a significant impact on transportation engineering and design for public use.

Recognizing the challenges of adapting the ADA guidelines to existing transportation infrastructure (sidewalks, street crossings, curb ramps, etc.), the United States Access Board is in the process of developing new guidelines for these facilities called “Accessibility Guidelines for Pedestrian Facilities in the Public Right-of-Way,” popularly known as PROWAG. These guidelines, which are currently a draft but recognized as an industry best practice, establish practical design standards for these elements while recognizing the various constraints posed by space limitations, roadway design practices, slope, and terrain.

Learning about ADA compliant engineering designs can help make streets a safer place for those 61 million Americans living with a disability. Below are two types of engineering designs that you commonly see but might not fully know their purpose:

  1. Accessible Pedestrian Signal and Push Button:  These devices are used at pedestrian crossings to provide non-visual information (audible or vibratory) on WALK and DON’T WALK intervals.  Through tones and vibration, they help a visually-impaired pedestrian locate the push button, know when the walk interval has begun, and know the direction of crossing. It can also provide information on the crossing location through braille or speech messages. The location and design of a pedestrian push button are also critical for those with disabilities. The buttons should be located adjacent to a level all-weather surface and within 3.5’ to 4’ above the sidewalk to provide access from a wheelchair (shown below). To ease operation, they should also be large enough to push with a closed fist and no more than 3.5 pounds of force.ada-document-image_edited
  2. Curb Ramps and Detectable Warnings on Surfaces: Accessible sidewalks are imperative to those living with mobility issues. Safely crossing a street or entering/exiting a parking lot can be difficult for those in wheelchairs if there are no curb ramps. Curb ramps (as shown below) provide a maximum of 1:12 grade to smoothly transition from the sidewalk elevation. As the ramp is flush with the roadway, a detectable warning surface is required to provide tactile cues to those with vision impairments to alert them that they are entering the roadway. A change in surface texture and color, such as concrete, can also be more conspicuous for those with minor vision impairment.

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The ADA was a Civil Rights Movement that prevented discrimination of those with disabilities. The two engineering designs described above were designed to comply with ADA. These designs, and others, will continue to help pedestrians feel more comfortable making their way safely across the street.

Employee Spotlight: Nicole Centerbar, EIT

Transportation Engineer and Car Enthusiast

  1. What drew you to Hoyle, Tanner?
    • I got to work with Hoyle, Tanner as a client during an internship in college and really enjoyed working with them and also all of the opportunities they have to work in multiple disciplines really appealed to me.
  2. What’s something invaluable you’ve learned here?
    • Always ask questions, there’s always something to learn.
  3. What’s your favorite time of year to work at Hoyle, Tanner?
    • Summertime is always great because it’s a mix of office work and getting outside to do field work.
  4. What’s the coolest thing you are working on?
    • I’m working on a couple of culvert projects on a road near my house that I will get to drive over every day knowing I helped design them which will be cool.
  5. What’s the best thing that’s happened to you so far this week?
    • My fantasy football team went for 230 points!
  6. How many different states have you lived in?
    • Just Vermont. I actually lived in the same house my entire life until a year ago.
  7. If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life what would it be?
    • Anything pasta
  8. What kind of pet do you have and how did you choose to name it?
    • I have a Siberian Husky named Samantha and a King Charles Spaniel named Optimus Prime. Samantha was always a name my husband and I liked and it just fit when we got her as a puppy. Optimus Prime was a puppy around the time the Transformers movies were coming out and my husband, who was 16 at the time, picked the name.
  9. What is a fun or interesting fact about your hometown?
    • Burlington has one of only 2 high schools in the country with a seahorse mascot.
  10. What are three things still left on your bucket list?
    • Own an ’88 BMW E30 M3
    • Drive the Nürburgring in Germany
    • Pass the PE exam
  11. Name three items you’d take with you to a desert island
    • My husband
    • A sailboat
    • Rob Siegel’s Memoirs of a Hack Mechanic
  12. What characteristic do you admire most in others?
    • Integrity
  13. How old is the oldest item in your closet?
    • A 47-year-old valve cover from a ’72 BMW 2002tii I use to own
  14. Words to live by? Favorite quote?
    • “Life is too short to drive boring cars” -Ssharad Malhotra
  15. What did you want to be when you were growing up?
    • I always wanted to be a doctor until I discovered I have a terribly weak stomach.
  16. If you were to skydive from an airplane what would you think about on the way down?
    • Hoping I don’t land wrong and break an ankle like my dad did a couple of years ago.

Employee Spotlight: Shawn Tobey, PE

Shawn Tobey, Civil Engineer and Family Man

  1. What drew you to Hoyle, Tanner?

It was a large firm with a lot of knowledgeable staff. I was drawn to working on unique and challenging projects

  1. What’s something invaluable you’ve learned here?

Strategies for working collaboratively and networking skills.

  1. What’s your favorite time of year to work at Hoyle, Tanner?

I like the summer time because most projects are in construction and there is opportunity to be out in the field.

  1. What’s the coolest thing you are working on?

I am currently working on a 25 acre mixed-use 303-unit residential development project.

  1. What’s the best thing that’s happened to you so far this week?

Playing soccer in the yard with my daughter, wife and dogs.

  1. How many different states have you lived in?

Two: Maine, NH

  1. If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life what would it be?

Lobster

  1. What kind of pet do you have and how did you choose to name it?

We have two Boston Terrier/Pug mix dog’s named Jean-Luc and Margaux. My wife is a French teacher so it was only fitting that they had French names.

  1. What is a fun or interesting fact about your hometown?

My family settled in Eliot, Maine in the 1600s. They were boat builders. My father is a carpenter and boat builder today and still lives in the same town.

  1. What are three things still left on your bucket list.

I’d like to master plan and design a large scale urban development project, build a boat and someday I’d like to walk my daughter down the aisle. 

  1. Name three items you’d take with you to a desert island

A fishing pole, a saw and a new pair of work boots.

  1. What characteristic do you admire most in others?

Authenticity

  1. How old is the oldest item in your closet?

A box of old newspaper articles from my basketball days.

  1. Words to live by? Favorite quote?

“If you are working on something that you really care about, you don’t have to be pushed. The vision pulls you.” – Steve Jobs

  1. What did you want to be when you were growing up?

Civil engineer

  1. If you were to skydive from an airplane what would you think about on the way down?

I would scout areas to develop!

Employee Spotlight: Patrick Sharrow

Patrick Sharrow, Airport Planner and Outdoor Enthusiast
 
1. What drew you to Hoyle, Tanner?
I enjoy working in all aspects of aviation. Planning gives me a chance to work directly with airport managers on a variety of issues at a wide variety of airports. As a former Airport Manager, I can appreciate the issues that surface on a daily basis. I really enjoy working through these unique challenges and believe providing an outside point-of-view is valuable. Working for Hoyle, Tanner also gives me the ability to think outside the box and really get into the weeds utilizing new thoughts, methods, and technology to solve problems. I’ve always wanted to be part of a company that made me feel like a family member. Company that has large goals with a work life balance.
 
2. What’s something invaluable you’ve learned here?
The culture of continuous learning. There is so much to learn! I have gained a new perspective. I relate airport consulting to fly fishing. You can fly fish your entire life and never truly master the art. As is with airport planning and consulting, and this is what makes it so intriguing and addicting! The continuous challenge and sense of accomplishment when it all comes together.
 
3. What’s your favorite time of year to work at Hoyle, Tanner?
I like the summertime. I travel a lot to visit clients and airports in general. I enjoy the views along the drive and enjoy seeing new places. Occasionally when I am off the clock and come across a nice river I’ll take a pit stop and toss the line.
 
4. What’s the coolest thing you are working on?
I enjoy working with airport managers at a variety of airports in a wide variety of locations.
Advances in UAS technology and finding new ways to utilize UAS technology to increase safety and efficiency in the aviation industry.
 
5. What’s the best thing that’s happened to you so far this week?
I got to fly a seaplane into my camp on Lake Champlain! I have always wanted to fly a seaplane!
 
6. What kind of pet do you have and how did you choose to name it?
Lab Whippet mix named Piper after a Piper Cherokee that I fly. She has been raised on airports. From working on the airfield during wildlife management to walking the terminal with TSA and Police K9s, and of course hours of hangar lounging.
 
7. What is a fun or interesting fact about your hometown?
I grew up in Charlotte Vermont which is about a half-hour south of Burlington. When I was in 8th grade some people found a whale skeleton by the railroad tracks. It was a really cool reminder that this land was once covered in ocean.
 
8. What are three things still left on your bucket list
• Spend some time exploring Alaska
• Climb Mt. Rainier in Washington
• Visit all the national park
 
9. Name three items you’d take with you to a desert island
My Boat, Fishing rod and my Mandolin. I figure the boat may come in handy if I would like to get off the island.
 

10. How old is the oldest item in your closet?
I have a box of old aircraft parts. Literally nuts and bolts and pieces of metal that were from a B-24 Liberator that crashed into Camels Hump on Oct. 16, 1944. My uncle gave them to me years ago, and I was always going to make a shadow box or something with them.

11. Words to live by? Favorite quote
“It is never too late to be what you might have been.” (Quote sometimes attributed to George Eliot)

12. What did you want to be when you were growing up?
An aerospace engineer. Then I started working on plans at the local airstrip and soon after started flying. That sold me on aviation, and I never looked back.

13. If you were to skydive from an airplane what would you think about on the way down?
I have been skydiving multiple times! Honestly, it’s such a rush I can’t get over the beauty of being so high with nothing around you and the sensation of free-falling through the air followed by flying under the canopy. There’s not much that can beat that feeling.

Hoyle, Tanner Engineers Showcase their Knowledge of Asset Management

Asset Management

On September 20, John Jackman, PE and Rychel Gibson, PE will be presenting on the basics of an asset management system at the Sunday River Grand Summit Resort Hotel & Conference Center in Newry, Maine, as part of the Maine Water Environment Association’s fall convention.

The focus of their presentation will be the documentation, organization and data collection for physical assets using tools like Google Forms. By using Google tools  (Drive, Calendar, Maps, and Forms), users can input data for free from a computer, tablet or phone. Among other tasks, John and Rychel will demonstrate how to use Google Forms to fill out daily logs and inspection sheets, and how to use Google Maps to document and track GPS assets.

Physical assets – like pipes, pumps, and valves — can be stressed from over-use, underfunding, and aging. It is the responsibility of the asset manager to know when an asset has reached its useful life. Over the past two decades, practical, advanced techniques have been developed for better managing physical assets. Hoyle, Tanner has assisted close to 40 municipalities, counties and state agencies with their asset management plans system. John Jackman has been involved with asset management for 16 years and joined the New England Water Environment Association in 2004. Rychel is a member of the Maine Water Environment Association and has been integrally involved with developing freeware-based asset management assistance during her time with Hoyle, Tanner.

 

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How has Hoyle, Tanner and the Aviation Industry Changed over the Last 45 Years?

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In 1903 the first manned flight lasted 12 seconds and went for 120 feet. Today, unmanned aerial vehicles, more commonly known as drones, can stay airborne for up to 30 minutes and have a maximum range of 34 miles. August 19th is National Aviation Day, and it has us reflecting on how far the aviation industry has come since that first flight in 1903 and how our company has transformed along with it.

OPENING THE DOORS to the SKYWAYS

Forty-five years ago in 1973, Doug Hoyle and John Tanner formed Hoyle, Tanner. They began their firm providing only aviation and environmental engineering services. Today, Hoyle, Tanner has expanded into multiple engineering disciplines, with over 100 employees. One of our firm’s early major milestones in our aviation engineering service capabilities occurred in 1986 when Hoyle, Tanner was selected to prepare the Master Plan for Ellington Field in Houston, Texas. Ellington Field needed to maintain its role as a base for military and NASA operations, but at the same time become an airport for the public. Careful planning and diligent efforts were made to please those involved. In the end, the Master Plan was completed on schedule and rolled out to the public in 1987; the City had a new airport. Commercial, corporate, military and private interests were better served, and there was an expectation for an up-tick in regional economic activity. Hoyle, Tanner’s Airport Master Plan for this airport was ultimately used as a guide to implement a comprehensive program to plan and upgrade the former military base to meet its new civilian status.

CHANGING WITH TECH

Historically, aeronautics has evolved alongside technology. For approximately the first 20 years of the company’s history, our aviation design engineers and draftsman worked together to illustrate airfield improvement project designs on polyester drafting film known as Mylar. This was a labor-intensive process that could be compounded when considering alternative design scenarios. In the early 1990s, Hoyle, Tanner began using engineering design and drafting software. The incorporation of Autodesk Land Desktop allowed for increased accuracy, a more efficient design process, and the development of a product that can be more easily used to engage the public.

TERROR IN THE SKYS

A major shift in the aviation industry occurred following the 2001 terror attacks. Prior to the attacks, you could follow your loved ones to the gate to see them off on their journey. Today all those good-byes happen before security check points. Two months after the attacks, on November 19th, Congress federalized airport security by passing the Aviation and Transportation Security Act. This security measure and others, such as body scans and shoe removal, were an effort to protect the safety of the traveling public. On a more practical note, cell phone and laptop charging stations have become the norm in every terminal to accommodate the lengthy wait time before, and between flights.

A NEW GENERATION OF EXPLORERS

With the significant decline in pilots and the FAA expansion of regulations, the industry is seeing a drop in commercial airline pilots. The drop is not exclusive to pilots. A recent study by Boeing, projects the need for 790,000 new aviation pilots for the next 20 years. This equals to roughly 108 new pilots every day for the next 20 years. Aviation is not exclusive to pilots. Other careers include: engineering and mechanics, airport operations, and aircraft manufacturing. With several hundred thousand pilots and mechanics retiring over the next decade, the need for the new enthusiasts grows. For the past five years, Hoyle, Tanner has partnered each summer with Aviation Career Education (ACE) Camps to expose the next generation of aviation enthusiasts to the aviation field.

THANKFUL

In the 45 years that Hoyle, Tanner has successfully navigated the civil engineering world, we are able to reflect on our roots in appreciation. So much of our success has stemmed from those early days mapping the skyways, and we owe much of our aeronautical achievements to that one milestone: The Master Plan for Ellington Field in Houston.