Branch President – Jennifer Meyer, PE, M.ASCE (907) 361-7727
Jennifer has ten years of experience in civil engineering design and construction management throughout Alaska, Wyoming, Nebraska, Montana, and Colorado. Jennifer holds a Bachelor's of Science degree in Engineering Physics from Northwest Nazarene University. Jennifer's project experience includes mining engineering, geotechnical investigation, site planning and development, pavement design, storrmwater and drainage design, water and sewer design, project management, environmental documentation, and traffic engineering. Jennifer currently works as a Civil Engineer on Fort Wainwright and is responsible for managing projects related to road and airfield paving; she has previously worked for the City of Fairbanks and Kinney Engineering, LLC in Alaska.
Branch Vice President – Reginald A. Dallaire III, EIT, A.M.ASCE (907) 452-1414
Reggie spent much of his childhood in Ketchikan and moved to Fairbanks after a stint in the Army where he served in the Persian Gulf region during the First Gulf War. After leaving military service he entered the construction field and eventually started his own general contracting business. After nearly 20 years in the trades he made the decision to expand his career and enrolled in college to earn his engineering degree. He graduated from UAF as a member of Chi Epsilon in May 2015 with a B.S. in Civil Engineering. After graduating, Reggie went to work for PDC Engineers in the Utilities Section. Here, his enthusiasm for his “second career” is contagious, and his many professional and personal goals motivate him and inspire others.
Branch Treasurer – Nellie Ballou, MS, PE, A.M.ASCE (907) 451-2165
Nellie joined the State of Alaska DEC Drinking Water Program engineering staff in December 2015. Nellie has over eight years of engineering experience in Alaska. After receiving a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Gonzaga University she moved to Juneau, Alaska to join the Greens Creek Mine environmental department to assist with mine reclamation planning and environmental compliance. She later returned to school and earned an M.S in Environmental Engineering from UAF. Following graduate school, Nellie worked as an environmental consultant for nearly five years at OASIS/ERM where she focused on contaminated site investigation and remediation.
Branch Secretary – Sam Carlson, PE, A.M.ASCE (907) 451-2230
Sam has more than 6 years of experience in Civil Engineering and Land Surveying. He is passionate about both. After graduating with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Civil Engineering in 2012 from UAF, Sam went back to school while working full time to take 30 credits in the Geomatics program at Great Basin University. Since then he has worked both in the private sector and for government agencies, and currently works for DOT. While not working as a Civil Engineer or in the field of Land Surveying, Sam enjoys spending time in the outdoors with his wife and two kids.