Board Members

Eric Gardner | P.E., CPESC
Firm: Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc.
Phone: 615-979-4382

Eric grew up in Southern Indiana and graduated from the University of Evansville in 1998 with a degree in Civil Engineering. While pursuing his engineering degree, he played four years of varsity football at Evansville. After college, he moved to Nashville and began his career as a consultant, doing mostly roadway design. He then worked for the City of Franklin as the Director of Engineering and for Advanced Drainage Systems providing technical support for different stormwater and sanitary sewer products. He is currently a Project Manager for Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc. He has a unique professional background, having worked for engineering consulting firms, a municipality and a product manufacturer. He lives in Franklin with his wife, Jenny and their three daughters, Grace, Lyla and Piper. Eric enjoys spending his free time hunting, fishing, being with his kids and playing sports or games. He is a huge St. Louis Cardinals baseball fan and loves to watch and talk about all sports. He is also is involved in many local professional and civic groups such as Habitat for Humanity of Williamson County and Grassland Athletic Association.


Monica Sartain | P.E.
Firm: Power Consulting Associates, LLC
Phone: 615-645-9355

Monica graduated from Virginia Tech in 2001 with a B.S. in Civil Engineering and an Environmental Option. After graduation, she headed to Aiken, SC to work with hazardous and radioactive waste at the Savannah River Site. While at the Savannah River Site, Monica married her college sweetheart Jeremy. After moving around a little the couple finally settled in Hendersonville, TN where they live with their two children. Monica currently serves as the Vice President of Engineering for Power Consulting Associates, LLC. In addition to her local ASCE work, Monica also serves ASCE as the Infrastructure Report Card Committee Chair for the Tennessee Section, and is a past Region 4 Governor-At-Large. In her spare time Monica enjoys spending weekends relaxing with her family, or running Spartan races.


Ashley Smith | P.E.
Firm: CDM Smith
Phone: 615-340-6540

Ashley is a Vanderbilt University graduate originally from San Antonio, Texas. She received her Bachelor of Engineering in civil engineering in 2004. She is currently a Senior Project Manager at CDM Smith, in the transportation group. Her background is in civil site design, as she has worked on municipal, commercial, healthcare, hospitality, mixed-use, and residential projects throughout the country. She married Jared, another Vandy graduate, and they have two daughters. Ashley is also an ASCE Nashville Branch Past-President, Newsletter Editor, Practitioner Advisor to Vanderbilt, & former Younger Member Chair. She is also the current Tennessee Section Past-President, Secretary, Younger Member Chair, and Webmaster. Ashley was a big sis through Big Brothers Big Sisters for 8 years and is an avid Vanderbilt sports fan. In her spare time, Ashley enjoys playing and watching all sports, traveling, scuba diving, skiing, going to concerts, and relaxing on beaches.


Kevin McAlister | P.E.
Firm: Barge Design Solutions, Inc.
Phone: 615-252-4203

Kevin was born in Knoxville, TN but was raised in Decatur, AL. His father was a civil engineer graduate from UT Knoxville, so naturally he decided to follow in his father’s footsteps. Kevin graduated from the University of Tennessee in 2001 with a B.S. in Civil Engineering. There he met his future wife, Candace, who just happened to be from Middle Tennessee. After graduating, Kevin began his career in Nashville with the TDOT Structures Division. He has since gained thirteen valuable years of experience with TDOT Structures and various other developers and consultants. Kevin lives in Franklin with his beautiful wife Candace, son Drew (7), and daughter Aubrey (3). In his spare time he loves outdoor activities with his family, traveling, taking his family to aquariums and zoos, reading, playing golf and poker, listening to music, and watching Tennessee Vol football.


Kyle McLemore | P.E., S.E.
Firm: Palmer Engineering
Phone: 615-686-1335

Kyle was born and raised in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, whose beaches he dearly misses. In 2010 he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Florida where he cultivated his love for bridges on the UF Steel Bridge Team. Kyle went on to get a Master’s of Science from Vanderbilt University in 2012. He now works as a project engineer for Palmer Engineering designing and repairing bridges. Kyle and his beautiful wife Caitlin live in Nashville and enjoy exploring the Tennessee wilderness which has many things foreign to Floridians such as topography, seasons, and palm-less trees.