Ryan bloom, p.e.
President / Chief executive Officer
Mr. Bloom is the owner and project manager at EMC. Since the company's formation in 2002, he has managed EMC Engineering’s staff on numerous projects in Alaska from Shemya to Prudhoe Bay and overseas, including Wake Island and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. He has over 30 years experience in the civil industry, including the Design and Construction Sections of the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities. Mr. Bloom has a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Vermont, and is an AK-CESCL. As an owner in EMC, Ryan's role is President / Chief Executive Officer.
executive vice president / chief operating officer
Tara is EMC's Administrative Operator, as well as a staff office engineer. She has worked with us since 2006 beginning with the Echo Parking Phase II project at AIA as well as the Lake Otis Rehabilitation project. She completed the McGrath Airport Runway Extension and New GA Apron project in 2009, and was the office engineer on the Atka Airport Runway Extension and Resurfacing Project. She is well versed in FAA and DOT project requirements, with over 10 years in the construction industry. Tara recently completed her MBA from Washington State University.
kent hamilton, P.E.
senior vice president
Kent has been a project engineer with EMC since 2003, primarily on aviation and highway projects for the ADOT. Past projects include improvements at the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, Dillingham Airport, and reconstruction of the St. Paul Island Airport, as well as many Anchorage bowl highway projects. Kent has a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Colorado, is a Certified Inspector of Sediment and Erosion Control (CISEC), and an AK-CESCL.
Theron has been a project engineer since 2009, and previously an office engineer and inspector on several projects throughout the state. Some of his jobs include the Unalaska Airport Runway Extension, the Seward Highway MP 43-50 Project, Huffman Road/Elmore Road Intersection Improvements, and DeArmoun Road Rehabilitation. Before joining EMC, he worked in horizontal civil construction and is a Marine Corps veteran. Theron is a CISEC and an AK-CESCL.
jake Goodell, p.e.
Jake joined EMC in 2005, and in that time has become a project engineer on staff. He has experience in positions as a quality control manager, grade inspector, materials, electrical, and paving inspector on many projects throughout the state. His recent projects include Debarr Rd Rehabilitation, Gambell, Ingra, and A St. Paving, HSIP: High Friction Surface Treatment, and Anchorage Area Traffic Signal and Safety Upgrades. Jake completed a B.S. in Civil Engineering at University of Alaska and a B.S. in Biology at the University of Wisconsin. He is WAQTC qualified in asphalt, soils, embankment, and base, and is an ACI Certified Concrete Technician, as well as an AK-CESCL.
assistant vice president / director of administration
Justin moved to Alaska from Tennessee, where he spent 4 years with the local DOT as a paving inspector, as well as serving in the US Air Force as a mechanic. He has a diverse background working on ADOT projects for EMC, starting in 2006. Most recently, Justin served as the Project Engineer for the ANC Taxiway Y & K Safety Area Widening project and worked on the ANC Runway 7L/25R Rehabilitation project. He was also the Project Engineer on the Kipnuk Boardwalk Improvements Phase II project. He is currently pursuing a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Alaska, and is CESCL and WATCQ certified.
Since starting in 2010, Rhiannon has been an office engineer on numerous projects such as Glenn Highway- Hiland Road to Eklutna Pavement Preservation & Glenn Highway- Median Crossovers, Seward Highway MP 50-54.5 Pavement Preservation & Cooper Landing Walkable Community Project, Seward Highway MP 54.5 to 75 Pavement Preservation, and Muldoon Road Pedestrian & Landscape Improvements, Phase III. She holds a B.S. in Business Management from NC Mount Olive College, an MBA from the University of Alaska, and an M.A. in Management and Human Resources from Wayland Baptist University. Rhiannon is AK-CESCL and ATSSA certified.
assistant vice president / director of operations
Jim began working for EMC in 2007. He currently is a Project Engineer at Anchorage International Airport. He has worked on aviation project throughout Alaska. Jim's most recent projects include Runway 7L/25R Rehabilitation, Lakeshore Taxilane Reconstruction and the ANC B Gates project. Jim studied at Plattsburgh State University and has a B.S. in Geographic Information Systems. Outside of work Jim hunts and fishes and enjoys other outdoor recreational activities.
Project Engineer / field inspector
Clint started working for EMC in 2007 as a lead inspector on the Lake Otis Parkway Surface Rehabilitation project. Since then, Clint has been a grade inspector, paving inspector, electrical inspector and environmental inspector on numerous projects for EMC. He is a CISEC, AK-CESCL, WAQTC, and ATSSA certified individual. Clint enjoys riding and racing bicycles and sports cars in his free time and walking with his older dog Sachi. He has competed in many ultra-distance cycling events including Alaska’s 350 Mile Iditarod Trail Invitational and Susitna 100 mile.
Kil McNamara joined EMC in 2014. He has been a SWPPP Inspector, Office Engineer, and Material Technician with us. He recently worked on CR Traffic Signal Modification and OH Beacons, the SWPPP contract for the 88th Ave. and 5th & 6th Ave. projects. Kil has completed a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the Univiersity of Alaska Anchorage and is certified in AK-CESCL, WAQTC, and is an IMSA Traffic Control Supervisor.
Erin has been with EMC since 2008. She has been on in-town, out-of-town, and airport projects throughout the state. Her experience includes electrical inspection, environmental inspection, grade inspection, and office engineering. She has most notably spent over 5 years in SWPPP inspection and compliance, and has recently completed the requirements for SWPPP writing services. Erin has completed a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of North Carolina. She is AK-CESCL and ATSSA certified.
Jason has extensive paving experience, having been a paving foreman for 15 years, prior to joining EMC in 2012. During his time as a paving foreman, Jason completed numerous projects from large complex urban projects, international airports, and long sections of Federal interstates. Throughout Jason’s career, he has personally inspected the placement of over 2,000,000 tons of hot mix asphalt (HMA). Jason was also responsible for the maintenance of all paving equipment.
Clifton has over 30 years of experience in the construction management field. Prior projects include the rehabilitation of ANC RWs 15/33 (formally 14/32) and 7L/25R (formally 6L/24R) and rehabilitation of Taxiway Kilo (H to J); and, Phase I construction of Taxiway Yankee and the construction of Taxiway Sierra. Clifton joined EMC in 2014 as Paving Inspector on the ANC 7L/25R Phase I project. On ANC 7L/25R Phase II, Clifton was the Chief/Grade Inspector. Most recently, Clifton is the Chief/Grade Inspector on the ANC Y&K project.
Rebecca Charles received a degree in Engineering from Tufts University, but spent 12 years as a wildland fire fighter, dog musher, commercial fisherman and ATV/snowmachine guide before deciding to pursue a career in the engineering field. She spends the construction season specializing in storm water pollution prevention, but assists in all facets of linear construction projects. She is the mother to a fantastic young daughter who now constantly judges the conditions of the roads in Alaska, frequently telling Rebecca that she has to “fix this road.”
Jin has been working with EMC since 2014. A Field Inspector and SWPPP Inspector, he is also AK-CESCL and ATSSA Certified. In addition to a Minor in Business Administration, Jin has also completed a B.S. in Construction Management from the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA). Project experience includes: Seward Highway Mile Post 50 to 54.5 Pavement Preservation, Unalaska Airport Extension, and Seward Highway Mile Post 54.5 to 75 Pavement Preservation. This experience includes paving operations, excavation and backfill, guardrail, storm water pollution prevention, bridge railing, and electrical inspection. He is AK-CESCL and ATSSA certified.
While studying engineering at the University of Alaska Anchorage, Paul Song has gained sound engineering construction knowledge. During the 2013 construction season, Paul was the SWPPP Inspector on the Anchorage Area Paving Projects, which included four different arterial roads in Anchorage. Prior to joining EMC, Paul was an engineer intern for ADOT. While at ADOT, he inspected various ADOT projects, including Victor Road: 100th Avenue to Dimond Boulevard, for which he served as the Paving Inspector. On the Lake Hood Bank Stabilization and the Ted Stevens ANC Concourse A projects, Paul’s roles included Sheet Pile Inspector and grade checking.
Kyra Workman joined EMC in 2014. Kyra has served as the Office Engineer on the Central Region Signal and Safety Projects and was the assistant Office Engineer on the Kipnuk Boardwalk Improvements project, the ANC Runway 7L/25R Rehabilitation project and the Anchorage Area Paving Projects. Currently she is the Office Engineer on the ANC Taxiway Y & K Safety Area Widening project. She holds a B.S. in Natural Science from the University of Alaska Anchorage.
Daniel Chi joined EMC in 2014. He has been a Field Inspector, SWPPP Inspector, and Material Technician with us. He recently worked on HSIP: CR Crash Cushion Upgrade 2014, and for ANC Taxiway Y&K Safety Area Widening projects. Daniel has completed a B.S. in Construction Management from the University of Alaska Anchorage, and has a Minor in Business Administration. He is also AK-CESCL, WAQTC, and ATSSA Certified.
Jim joined EMC in 2013. For the last three years, Jim worked as a SWPPP Inspector for the Dillingham Area Projects where he performed SWPPP review, BMP inspection, and final stabilization inspection. Additionally, on the Dillingham Area Projects, he performed inspection duties on contract items including grade, seeding, lighting, concrete placement, and pavement grooving. Throughout the season, Jim also assisted in grade inspection duties at the Dillingham Airport and Kanakanak Road projects. Prior to working for EMC, Jim was the SWPPP manager for three years on Knik Construction’s Akutan Harbor project. Jim’s varying experiences has proven his versatility as an inspector. He is AK-CESCL and ATSSA certified.
Zach joined the EMC team in 2015, while pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Construction Management at the University of Alaska Anchorage. Before joining EMC, Zach had extensive experience in the construction industry as a landscape construction laborer. At EMC, Zach is a SWPPP and Field Inspector. His Field Inspection experience includes: Erosion, Sediment, Pollution Control, Guardrail, Paving Operations, Striping, and Rumble Stripping. Past project experience includes: Anchorage International Airport 7L/25R, and Parks Hwy MP 35-40 Glenn Highway Interchange. He is also AK-CESCL Certified.
During the last two construction seasons, Sara was an Office Engineer on the following projects: Dillingham Airport Improvements, Kanakanak Road: D Street to Squaw Creek Road Resurfacing, Kanakanak Road: Squaw Creek Road to Hospital Resurfacing, and Aleknagik Wood River Bridge (Dillingham Area Projects). Sara has developed proficient record keeping systems and documentation methods that exceed the requirements of our clients. Her detailed record keeping allowed her to document concurrent projects with different funding sources while keeping the Project Engineers up to date on quantities and completion schedules. Sara’s understanding of FAA and ADOT project documentation requirements and procedures makes her a valuable asset to all construction projects.
Chelsea joined EMC in 2015 after completing her B.S. in Construction Engineering Management from Oregon State University. Throughout her time at EMC, she has been fortunate enough to work on multiple projects at Ted Steven’s International Airport, as well as rural projects. Her experience includes SWPPP, pipe, office, paving, and grade. She is AK-CESCL and ATSSA certified. Outside of the construction field Chelsea has worked as a commercial fisherman and swim coach. In her spare time she can be found on her paddle-board, with her animals, cooking, snowmachining, or on her yoga mat.
Favorite Movie: Good Will Hunting
Favorite Book: Wuthering Heights
Favorite TV Show(s): Survivor and The Big Bang Theory
Fun Fact: “I once went scuba diving with Don Cheadle. And he called my dad ‘Papa Bear.’”
Kayla may marsh
Kayla joined the EMC team in the spring of 2015. Her duties include SWPPP and Field Inspection. Her project experience includes: ANC Runway 7L/25R, Kulis: Transition, Repairs and Modifications, and Lake Hood A/B Parking Rehabilitation. Currently, she is working on the Old Seward Highway: O'Malley to Dimond Pavement Preservation, and Seward Highway: 92nd Ave Connector Projects. Kayla earned her Bachelor's Degree from the University of Tennessee in 2011; she is also AK-CECSL certified.
Elliott has been working with EMC since 2015. Prior to working at EMC, Elliott worked as a laborer working for a local contractor. His project experience includes: Kanakanak Road – D Street to Squaw Creek Road Resurfacing, Seward Highway MP 50 to 54.5 Pavement Preservation, Cooper Landing Walkable Community Project, and Seward Highway MP 54.5 – 75 Pavement Preservation Project. His field inspection experience includes: paving, milling, soil cement base course, culvert pipe, excavation, ditch grading, seeding, and Storm Water Pollution Prevention. Elliott graduated from the University of Alaska Anchorage with a B.S. in Construction Management and a minor in Business Administration. He is AK-CESCL certified, ATSSA certified, and also has his OHSA 30-hour card.
Originally a Michigan native, Steve fell in love with Alaska while Commercial fishing in the Cook Inlet during Summer vacations. He relocated to Alaska in 2012, subsequently earning a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Alaska Fairbanks in 2015. Shortly after graduation, Steve joined EMC as an Engineering Field Inspector. Project experience includes: Seward Hwy MP 50 to 54.5 Pavement Preservation & Cooper Landing Walkable Community Project, Seward Highway MP 54.5 to 75 Pavement Preservation, AIA Runway 7L/25R Rehabilitation, and ANC Taxiway Y & K Safety Area Widening. Inspection experience includes: Pipe and Grade, Guardrail, Pavement Striping/Marking, Pavement Planing, Rumble Stripping, Signs, and Erosion/Sediment/Pollution Control. Steve is also AK-CESCL Certified.
Breena Weller was hired by EMC Engineering in 2015. She is a SWPPP Inspector for the company, as well as a Field Inspector. General inspection experience includes: guardrail, bridge railing, and paving operations. Breena has been involved with multiple projects specializing in storm water pollution prevention and general field inspection. These projects include: Seward Highway MP 50 to 54.5 Pavement Preservation, Cooper Landing Walkable Community Project, Seward Highway MP 54.5 to 75 Pavement Preservation, International Airport Road Pavement Preservation, and Alyeska Highway Resurfacing and Pathway Rehabilitation. She has earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Oregon in Biology. She is also AK-CESCL and ATSSA certified.
Laura joined the EMC team in 2016 as the company’s in-house accountant. She packed up her car and her dog and drove to Alaska from New York. Laura has a B.A. from Syracuse University and a B.S. in Accounting from the State University of New York Empire State College. She has previous experience in small business management, as well as payroll and benefits administration in the public education system. Laura is an associate member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants. She has passed the CPA Exam and is currently working towards her CPA License. Laura is looking forward to experiencing all that Anchorage and the State of Alaska has to offer.
Jessica joined EMC April 2016 right before she graduated from University of Alaska Anchorage with her Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. As a SWPPP Inspector, she has worked on the Glenn Hwy MP 49 Reconstruction Project in Palmer, Alaska and is currently working on the New Seward Highway: Dimond to Dowling project in Anchorage. Away from work, she enjoys spending her summers outside as much as possible camping, hiking, biking, and playing with her Husky. During the winter, she travels where possible and enjoys cross country skiing and hiking as the weather permits as well as playing soccer at The Dome with friends and coworkers. Jessica enjoys her work in the construction field and is currently working towards her PMP and her PE once she has enough credentials and the required hours.