PND Hires Kristoff Nystrom and Conrad Smith
PND Engineers is pleased to announce the following new hires.
Kristoff Nystrom, EIT, relocated from Fairbanks to Anchorage this past fall after two and a half years with the University of Alaska Fairbanks Division of Design and Construction, performing project management and design. Kristoff hails from Washington state and is a 2016 graduate of UAF with a focus on civil and structural engineering. After graduating, he volunteered with Engineering Ministries International, where worked on the design of a hospital in—and traveled to—the Dominican Republic with a team of architects and engineers. Initially, Kristoff will assist with site planning and road design. When not at work, Kristoff enjoys hiking, alpine ski touring, and hunting.
Conrad Smith, EIT, recently returned to Alaska, where he was raised, with his wife, Claire, and three children—Arthur, Jane, and Adelaide. Conrad graduated with a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering from Brigham Young University and worked most recently for Albert A. Webb Associates in Riverside, California, on site drainage, master plans, and storm water modeling projects. His long-term interest is in structures, and he is currently working in the Palmer office assisting with structural design. In addition to being a dad, Conrad enjoys hiking, and visiting zoos and museums.
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The Unbroken Supply Chain
Alaskans have some experience both with isolation and sudden emergencies. Earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, seasonal flooding, and wildfires seldom schedule their arrival. And while emerging technology and developing infrastructure have allowed Alaska to become more connected, as Alaskans we know we’re still at the end of the road—even more so for those living beyond the road in Alaska’s remote communities.