Brown, Overbeck, and Boeckman Join PND Engineers
PND Engineers is pleased to announce the following new hires.
Don Brown has joined PND’s CAD group in Anchorage. Brown earned a bachelor’s degree in science and technology from the University of Alaska Anchorage, an associate’s in electronics technology from the Community College of the Air Force, and an associate’s in computer science from Charter College. He retired from the Air Force, where he served as a satellite communications technician and was deployed to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, during Operation Desert Storm. He has since worked as a telecommunications worker, computer assistant, electronics mechanic, network technician, AutoCad specialist, engineering technician, and adjunct professor teaching Autodesk, Microsoft Office, math and safety classes.
Lifelong Alaskan and University of Alaska Fairbanks graduate Levi Overbeck, PE, has joined PND’s Anchorage civil staff. Overbeck holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in civil engineering from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. He spent three years at Jacobs Engineering in environmental and drainage design and modeling. One of his first assignments at PND is to bring his Bentley MicroStation experience to bear on Alaska DOT&PF and Federal Highway Administration projects. Overbeck’s educational emphasis was in arctic water resources and hydrology; he spent two summers conducting hydrology studies at remote North Slope sites. When not working at their engineering jobs, Overbeck and his wife, Jacquelyn, enjoy fishing and hunting and remodeling their South Anchorage home.
Sarah Boeckman has joined PND’s Anchorage accounting staff. As a project accountant, she will assist with project setup and reporting, billing, project closeouts, and other accounting functions as needed. Boeckman is a lifelong Alaskan and graduate of the University of Alaska Anchorage with a bachelor of business administration degree in accounting. She previously worked for Bristol Bay Industrial where she supervised project accounting and billing for Peak Oilfield Services. Boeckman has three dogs and loves exploring, fishing, hiking, and camping. She also loves “all things sci-fi and geeky,” so she has been right at home.
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