Monthly Archives: May 2016

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WHPacific Brings on NANA Shareholder Intern

WHPacific is 100% native owned by NANA Development Corporation, and often participates in NANA’s Shareholder Education and Development (SHED) program. SHED’s purpose is to bring NANA shareholders in as interns to NANA owned companies to aid them in the job-hunting process and offer career counseling.  Our most recent SHED hire is Terra Nevin, who will [...]

WHPacific’s Portland Office “Reaches The Beach” for the American Lung Association of America

Brady Berry, Matt Simpson, Rainse Anderson, and Alex Simpson from WHPacific’s Portland office, participated in the American Lung Association’s Reach The Beach ride last Saturday. The annual cycling event is the second largest fundraiser for the American Lung Association in America. This year the event raised over $554,000 and the WHPacific team raised $2,593! The weather started out questionable, but by [...]

WHPacific Continues Work With CECOP to Hire Interns

WHPacific once again has worked with the Civil Engineering Co-operative Program (CECOP) to recruit for a six month internship, and the opportunity to work closely with engineers in our Portland office. Sarah Jones, PE, a former CECOP intern, is our current recruiter for the program, and worked to hire on Andrew Bird, EIT who will [...]

WHPacific’s Tana Smith Gains Certification with the American Petroleum Institute

Tana Smith, a mechanical EIT and NANA shareholder in WHPacific’s Anchorage office has passed the American Petroleum Institute’s (API) 570 Piping Inspector Exam. This exam is provided by the API through their Individual Certification Programs (ICP) which have provided the petroleum and petrochemical industry with a solid way to evaluate the knowledge of inspection personnel. [...]

WHPacific’s Albuquerque Office Attends the New Mexico ACEC Gala

WHPacific’s Albuquerque staff attended the 2016 New Mexico American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Gala last week. The Gala is a yearly event celebrating engineering projects and people throughout New Mexico. Several of the staff went to represent WHPacific, and to support coworker Sheila Johnson, who received a plaque for dedicating her time to the [...]

WHPacific Employees Gain P.E. Certifications

A huge congratulations to our new P.E.’s Alex Simpson, Laura Elbert, Cody Luper, and David Robbins. David, who does most of his work with our Anchorage office, has had a P.E. License in Colorado for some time, but has recently had his application approved as a mechanical P.E. in Alaska. Cody Luper, who has been [...]

WHPacific’s San Diego Staff Connect the Next Generation to Surveying & Engineering

WHPacific’s San Diego office had the privilege of presenting survey techniques to 71 high school juniors at High Tech High School North County in San Marcos, CA. Ms. Gail Gonzalez Coloyan, their mentor, leads these incredibly motivated teens who are studying the engineering, survey, and architecture aspects of the San Marcos Creek Specific Plan, a [...]

WHPacific’s Jackie Schaeffer Attends Two Conferences in Fairbanks

WHPacific’s Jackie Schaeffer attended and moderated a session for the Islanded Grid Wind Power Workshop last week, as well as attended the Alaska Rural Energy Conference in Fairbanks. Jackie is a lifelong Alaskan, and the project and energy specialist for WHPacific’s Alaska operations. She has more than 20 years of experience in communications and business [...]

Be An Archaeologist For A Day!

WHPacific offers archaeological services to our clients and is letting future archaeologists know about a great opportunity to spend a day with professional archaeologists conducting a pedestrian survey on Sauvie Island in Portland, OR. Volunteer aspiring archaeologists (or archaeology enthusiasts) are needed to help evaluate surface survey methods in the local area, and analyze the [...]