PND Engineers Welcomes Three New Hires
Tanner Stephens earned his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering with a minor in mathematics from UAA in 2019. He joined PND’s civil team in Anchorage in March—just days before staff began working at home due to the COVID-19 Pandemic—following a year as a project engineer with the Alaska State Department of Natural Resources Department of Design and Construction. At PND, he has been working on the California Creek fish passage and connecting anchorage trails projects.
Addison Yang, born and raised in Anchorage, earned his bachelor’s in civil engineering from the UAF in 2015 and is currently completing his master’s remotely. Previously a project engineer and design engineer for the Alaska Department of Transportation, Addison’s projects since joining PND have included a Washington Department of Transportation project with Kiewit to replace a culvert under the I-5 highway with a fish passage, while minimizing impact to motorists and the local community.
Obadiah (“Obi”) Dawson, grew up in Juneau and attended UAA, earning his bachelor’s in civil engineering this past spring. He is interested in structures and previously interned in transportation and civil site development. His recent assignments include structural calculations for the Wendell Avenue temporary trestle.
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Spreading the Word
When Bristol Bay Native Corporation (BBNC) first aired TV commercials featuring the tagline, “A Place That’s Always Been,” the reaction was surprising. Not only because they received numerous accolades and marketing awards for the campaign but because, at the time, it was rare for Alaska Native corporations to market themselves through the media.