NORTH CONWAY – Happy Engineers Week! Each year during the third week of February, HEB Engineers, Inc. (HEB) celebrates this nationally recognized nod to engineering professionals with in-house activities and prizes. This week, our team receives a riddle a day. All correct answers are entered into a pool for local business gift cards. Fun activities like this allow us to build teamwork and work culture. According to the National Society of Engineers, this nationally recognized week of festivity “is dedicated to ensuring a diverse and well-educated workforce by increasing understanding of and interest in engineering and technology careers”. The success of this industry awareness has provided HEB the opportunity to hire seven young professionals to our team in the past year. We are thrilled to share that five of these seven are returning Valley residents who are returned home to establish roots in our community. We would love to take this opportunity to introduce you to these new team members.
Let’s start with our Civil Group.
Did you know that we have a second office across the border in Bridgton, Maine? Adam Shane joined our Bridgton office in 2019. He grew up in Bridgton and graduated from the University of Maine in 2015. Currently, Adam is in the process of building a home in Naples, Maine. He says that getting to move back home with a full-time career was difficult until hearing about opportunities at HEB. Outside of the office, Adam enjoys spending time on the lakes in the area and is the Assistant Football Coach at Lake Region High School.
Tucker Gordon joined our team as our in-house Environmental Specialist and assists our Civil Group with planning, design, and permitting tasks. He was born and raised outside of Boston, but has family ties to the Valley. Tucker is listed as an author in several scientific publications through Environmental Chemistry research projects while studying Earth and Planetary Science at Johns Hopkins University. After graduating in 2016, Tucker moved to the Valley full-time. Tucker is a member of our Cranmore Mountain Meister team, the HeeBeeGeeBees, as well as our 24 Hours of Great Glen relay team.
We have two new community members among the team. Both Dakota DelSignore and Eric Schroeder joined our team after graduating from college last year. Although originally from Rhode Island, Dakota spent time in the Mount Washington Valley during family vacations. Eric, an avid fisherman, spent his childhood years in Salem, MA until his family moved north to Porter, Maine. We enjoy rooting on Dakota during his Rookie season on our Cranmore Mountain Meister team, the HeeBeeGeeBees. Like many local companies, HEB’s goal is to retain young professionals within our active community. We’re excited to welcome them both to the Mount Washington Valley as two of its newest residents!
Our Survey Group welcomed two MWV natives to the team in 2019. David Ingram interned with us in 2018 and joined the Survey Group as a full-time Junior Surveyor after graduating from the Thompson School of Applied Science at the University of New Hampshire in 2018. Dave was the last student to graduate from the Thompson School with a concentration in Surveying and Mapping as the program is now discontinued. Dave is a HeeBeeGeeBee, as well as a rider for our 24 Hours of Great Glen relay team. Sean Pearly joined the Survey Group as a full-time Survey Technician in 2019. Sean was born and raised in Bartlett, New Hampshire and moved back to the Valley after graduating from Wheaton College. Sean in as avid outdoorsman who enjoys hunting and fishing and is an Assistant Baseball Coach at Kennett Highschool.
Our team refers to the Resource Group as ‘the glue that holds it all together’. This administrative group doubled in size in 2019 by welcoming Meghan Moody and Amelya Saras to the team. Meghan is our Marketing Coordinator and spends her time outside of work volunteering for a number of local organizations including the Upper Saco Valley Land Trust, STAY MWV, and the MWV Women’s Hockey Association. She is a proud native who ‘had to leave to love it’, but would not want to call anywhere else home. Amelya Saras is our Technical Assistant and Wellness Program Coordinator. Born and raised in North Conway, Amelya moved back to the Valley after graduating from the University of New Hampshire. Amelya volunteers for ESSC and is leading the charge for HEB’s 24 Hours of Great Glen relay teams.
Overall, our company feels so lucky to have such dynamic young professionals joining the team. Thank you for taking the time to learn about us. We look forward to seeing you out in our Mount Washington Valley community!