Patrick J. Machin, P.E.
P.E. | PRINCIPAL
Patrick is a graduate of Michigan Technological University with a degree in civil engineering with an emphasis in structural engineering. His goal is to continue to be an out-of-the-box thinker and to build upon his experience as a field inspector, design engineer, township and village engineer, and as a project manager. Patrick is a licensed professional engineer in more than 35 states in the United States.
Kurt A. Schultz
SENIOR PROJECT DESIGNER | FAA PART 107 UAV PILOT
Kurt is an ITT Technical Institute graduate with a degree in applied computer-aided drafting technology. Kurt has 24 years of experience in AutoCAD drafting for a wide range of projects. He assists the civil and structural disciplines in the preparation of detailed plans.
Matthew W. Hawkins, P.E.
P.E. | PROJECT MANAGER
Matt is a graduate of Michigan Technological University with a degree in civil engineering with an emphasis in structural engineering. Along with his structural background, he has worked on many site civil and construction related projects, including site operations, inspection, and project reviews. Matt brings a practical and team oriented approach to firm. He is a licensed professional engineer and a licensed residential builder in the State of Michigan.
P.E. | Project Manager
Eric is a graduate of Arizona State University with a degree in civil engineering and sustainability. Before MEI, Eric has gained over 10 years in the engineering and design industries. He is a licensed professional engineer in AZ, FL, MI, and NJ. At MEI, Eric works with our team members and clients to ensure smooth transactions from customer desires to innovative solution delivery.
Sharon A. Bouwense
Sharon plays a vital role in the operational maintenance and aids the Principal with necessary organizational activities. Sharon has implemented and currently maintains the business’ accounting software, Ajera. She handles all business invoicing, payroll, and licensing upkeep.
PROJECT ENGINEER | FAA PART 107 UAV PILOT
Brett is a graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology with a degree in civil engineering. He has over four years of experience in the design of deep foundations, with an emphasis in helical piles and micropiles. At MEI, he actively participates in projects, collaborating with the Principal, and employs an innovative problem-solving approach. Brett is also a licensed drone operator.
P.E. | senior Project engineer
Jim is a graduate of Michigan State University with a Master’s Degree in Structures with an emphasis in structural vibrations. Previously, he was a professor of engineering and physics at Northwestern Michigan College for 34 years and is now retired. He provides solutions to complex structural problems, performs pier reviews, and FEA models. Jim is a licensed professional engineer and a licensed residential builder in the State of Michigan.
Abigail B. Machin
Human resources manager
Abby is a graduate of Northwood University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management. She is responsible for recruitment and interviewing, as well as working closely with staff to provide training and professional development opportunities. Ensuring that our business adheres to local laws and regulations, as well as prioritizing the well-being of our employees through the implementation of competitive benefits programs, are top priorities for her.
Brian w. giddis, E.I.T.
E.I.T. | CRASH RECONSTRUCTION
Brian is a graduate of The University of North Dakota with a Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering. Brian leads our Crash Reconstruction service, drawing on his extensive service of over 26 years to Grand Traverse Sheriff’s Office. He also works closely with the Principal, reviewing civil and structural projects with an emphasis on pile designs.
Jonathan L. Snider
Jonathan joined the team with over 18 years of experience in Autodesk drafting, with an emphasis in the architectural and fabrication disciplines. He has extensive experience using 3D modeling software that produces detailed renderings for visual presentations. Jonathan works closely with the Senior Project Designer to ensure all clients expectations are met.