AHBL Promotions 2022
AHBL grew tremendously in 2022 and is pleased to share promotions of key individuals on the AHBL team. Bart Brynestad, PE has been promoted to Associate Principal. Scott Kaul, PE and Bethany Steadman, PE have been promoted to Senior Project Manager, and Larry Higgins, PE, Tom Dargan, PE, and Alex Campbell, AICP have all been promoted to AHBL Project Managers. All six of these individuals have provided years of excellent customer service, strong project management and technical knowledge in their fields. They each brings enthusiasm and passion for engineering and planning respectively and will manage a portfolio of projects for the company and mentor their respective teams. Each of these team members have made a lasting impression on our clients and their projects.
AHBL Promoted Staff
Bart Brynestad, PE has been promoted to an Associate Principal within the Civil Division at AHBL. Bart is an experienced civil engineer with nine years of technical experience on all aspects of land development engineering. His experience includes leading the civil design on residential, commercial, and industrial projects. Bart has experience with many municipalities throughout Washington which allows him to utilize his relationships to negotiate on behalf of his private client’s projects. This helps them meet their goals and schedules during the land use, permitting, and construction phases. As an Associate Principal, Bart will continue to manage his portfolio of work and work closely with the principals to learn AHBL’s business model and contribute to its continued success in the private land development market.
Scott Kaul, PE has been promoted to a Senior Project Manager within the Civil Division – Tacoma. Scott is an experienced civil engineer with 17 years’ experience designing a variety of project types including residential, commercial, municipal, educational, military, and industrial. Scott’s technical experience includes a broad knowledge of site development including entitlements, and site utility design and calculations, site grading, storm drainage design, AutoCAD drawings, drawing revisions, and construction administration. His work with municipalities in the Pacific Northwest, affords him relationships with the permitting agencies, benefiting his private clients with support navigating the land use and permitting process in a timely manner, preserving project schedules and budgets. Scott is familiar with alternative delivery methods including design/build and general contractor/ construction manager. Scott primarily manages projects for developers and architects on single family subdivision, multi-family, commercial, and mixed-use project types.
Bethany Steadman, PE has been promoted to a Senior Project Manager within the Civil Division – Seattle. Bethany is an experienced civil engineer with expertise in civil engineering for site development, stormwater retrofits, utility extensions, frontage improvements and ADA compliance projects. Through her experience on complex sites requiring stormwater management, she has become passionate about stormwater management and Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) to provide solutions that are both environmentally friendly and meets the client’s short- and long-term needs. She recognizes that Accessibility Design Guidelines have been established to help serve all members of the community and strives to be a leader in accessible site design. Bethany has designed public projects for K-12, higher education, military, correctional, and civic projects. Bethany serves on the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP WA)’s Community Enhancement Committee.
Larry Higgins, PE has been promoted to Project Manager within the Structural Division of AHBL. Larry has spent 25 years of professional engineering experience work for AHBL on a variety of project types, including industrial development for industrial development including office buildings, warehouses, and distribution centers. Larry has demonstrated ability to create cost effective designs and unique solutions using a variety of structural materials and systems. Prior to becoming a professional engineer, Larry was an electronic engineer for 12 years working for the Department of Defense and NASA. With Dan’s retirement, Larry will be managing projects for many of AHBL’s industrial clients with a specialization in concrete tilt-up and multi-story industrial construction.
Tom Dargan has been promoted to Project Manager at AHBL within the Civil Division of AHBL. Tom is a civil engineer and brings over 20 years’ experience working on public and private projects, including military, healthcare, commercial, education, and data centers. His design experience includes stormwater modeling and reporting, sanitary sewer design, water distribution systems, ADA accessibility, and site grading. Tom has recent experience working on education and field renovation projects. Tom will continue to work with a wide range of clients and continue to meet their expectations by anticipating the end-user’s needs and providing clear communication.
Alex Campbell has been promoted to Project Manager at AHBL in the planning team. His is a seasoned planner with nearly a decade of experience working on a wide range of planning, development, and parks projects for private and public-sector clients throughout Washington. He brings specialized experience with development review, planning policy development and implementation, code writing and interpretation, environmental review, and parks and open space planning. Alex’s public engagement experience includes developing outreach materials, leading public presentations/workshops, and briefings to elected officials. Alex offers demonstrated expertise of working within the context of Washington’s Growth Management Act (GMA), State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA), and Shoreline Management Act (SMA). Alex's extensive current planning and development review experience is highlighted by his role as the City of Black Diamond's reviewing planner for the Ten Trails and Lawson Hills Master Planned Developments (MPDs), two of the largest active MPDs in the state.