ACAGE Membership Committee

There shall be a Membership Committee of at least five (5) Active Members, one (1) of which shall serve as Chair, and said committee shall take such action as is necessary to comply with articles of these by-laws. At least one (1) Board member should serve on this committee.

Conrad G. Keyes Jr. (Honorary Administrator)

University Degree Current Employer
New Mexico State University BS 1959, MS 1961, ScD 1967 PdNWC @ www.pdnwc.org
Bryan Hoffman

Keyes & Margaret sent the 2017 ACAGE Voting form and Dues & Donations information to acage membership via email list around 1 June 2017. Both are involved with the work needed to get all the potential 2017 ACAGE initiates to Homecoming 2017 and all other functions associated with Homecoming 2017.

Rhonda Faught (Mem Comm)

University Degree Current Employer
New Mexico State University BSCE 1980

CAREER NM DOT, Bureau Chief, Santa Fe, 1992-1995 District One Engineer, Deming, 1995-2000 Adjutant Secretary, Santa Fe, 2000-2002 Cabinet Secretary, Santa Fe, 2003-present AWARDS/ORGANIZATIONS – APWA Top Ten Transit Officials; Past Board Member NM First; Past President, NM Chapter, APWA; AASHTO

Roy F. McKinney (Mem Comm)

University Degree Current Employer
New Mexico State University BSGEN 1973
Bryan Hoffman

Pete Mileta (Mem Comm)

University Degree Current Employer
New Mexico State University BSCE 1986
Bryan Hoffman

Pete Mileta, Jr., PE is a 1986 Civil Engineering graduate of NMSU. Born and raised in Raton, NM, (P.J.) returned to Northeastern New Mexico to work for both the NMDOT and the City of Raton. P.J. and his wife Wendi have a son, Dante and two daughters, Camryn and Madisyn. As Project Engineer and Construction Engineer for the NMDOT, P.J. oversaw the construction of numerous bridges including the FHWA award of Excellence Cantilever Bridge near Montezuma, New Mexico. The cantilever structure was the first cantilever bridge in New Mexico and is built within the historical confines of United World College Campus north of Las Vegas. P.J. also oversaw urban projects in Raton, Las Vegas, Springer and Clayton which were some of the first innovative contracts used in New Mexico. As City Manager and City Engineer for the City of Raton, Mr. Mileta calls the recreational improvements in Raton and the Sunshine Subdivision paving project his most satisfying projects. A combination of successful grants helped pave streets for the first time in one of Raton’s oldest neighborhoods. P.J. was active in the NM Municipal League and NM Self Insurers Fund serving on the Board of Director and as President of the Insurers Fund. A proponent of “youth and community involvement”, P.J. and Wendi are active in youth recreational and educational opportunities in Raton and NE New Mexico. As a volunteer coach or as School Board President, P.J. enjoys seeing kids experience success in the classroom and the athletic arena. Mr. Mileta is a lifetime member of the NMSU Alumni Association and has participated in various professional and civic organizations. Retired from public service, P. J. is currently working as a Consultant. Mr. Mileta is pursuing engineering and construction opportunities near Raton and as a CAGE member hopes to help NMSU recruit Engineering students in Northeastern New Mexico.

Kenneth Leitch (Mem Comm)

University Degree Current Employer
New Mexico State University BS 1995, MS 1997, Ph.D 2002
Bryan Hoffman

Quote “When you graduate, your education does not end. Continue to learn something new every day.” Professional Profile Dr. Leitch joined the West Texas A&M University Department of Engineering and Computer Science in 2009. He received a BSCE with Honors in 1995, an MSCE in 1997, and a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering in 2002, all from NMSU. He also holds an MBA (2009) from Colorado Christian University. Dr. Leitch’s research interests include the structural and transportation subareas of civil engineering as well as engineering education, sustainability, ethics, and computer modeling techniques. Dr. Leitch is a member of ASEE, ASCE, TBΠ, and Chi Epsilon and is a registered PE in Texas and Indiana and a LEED Green Associate.

Fabian Lopez (Mem Comm)

University Degree Current Employer
New Mexico State University BSCE 2007

Current Employer: Pettigrew & Associates, P.A. Business Address: 1110 N. Grimes Street City and State: Hobbs, NM Zip: 88240 Position Title: Engineer Intern Phone: 575.393.9827 E-mail: flopez@pettigrew.us Fax 575.393.1543 Description of Duties/Responsibilities: Engineer Intern I – Civil Project Designer. Responsibilities include preparing engineering plans, design tasks, engineering calculations, etc. Previous Employment Location Date USACE Cannon AFB, NM 2001-2007

Brad Weldon (XE Faculty Advisor)

University Degree Current Employer
New Mexico State University BS 2001, MS 2006, Ph.D 2008
Bryan Hoffman

Robert Fierro (Mem Comm)

University Degree Current Employer
New Mexico State University BSCE 2006

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY Current Employer: Wilson & Company Business Address: 4900 Lang Ave. NE City and State: Albuquerque, NM Position Title: Engineering Intern E-mail: Robert.Fierro@wilsonco.com Zip: 87109 Phone ( 505) 503-9546 Fax (505 ) 348-4081 Description of Duties/Responsibilities: Hydrologic & Hydraulic Modeling Preparing Drainage Management Plans Storm Drain, Roadway, Commercial Site Design Preparing Construction Plans

Celina Folmar (Mem Comm)

University Degree Current Employer
NMSU BSCE 2009 Pettigrew & Associates
Bryan Hoffman

Current Employer: Pettigrew & Associates Business Address: 100 E. Navajo, Suite 100 City and State: Zip: Hobbs, NM 88240 Position Title: Project Manager Description of Duties/Responsibilities: Currently, Mrs. Folmar serves as Project Manager for multiple projects as well as Project Engineer on certain projects. Her responsibilities include project administration, coordination with Survey Department and other design professionals, as well as project management and employee supervision. As Project Engineer, her work includes preparation of engineering design reports, grade and drain design, hydrologic analysis, infrastructure design, preparation of site drainage reports, design and construction documents, project cost estimates and Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans. Responsibilities for construction administration include oversight of construction inspection, preparation of contractor progress payments, submittal review, preparation of change orders and project acceptance and closeout documentation.

Berenisce Smith (Mem Comm)

University Degree Current Employer
New Mexico State University BSCE 2009 MSCE 2010
Bryan Hoffman

Engineering is my passion, being an engineer was always very clear to me. I have had the opportunity to practice more than one engineering discipline. I started my professional engineering career as a Bridge Engineer in El Paso, TX. My main responsibility was to design and manage bridge projects. Then I became a contractor for The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). I am the Pressure Vessel System Specialist for the Propulsion Department at The White Sands Test Facilities (WSTF), located in Las Cruces, NM. I enjoy diverse engineering design and engineering project management. I grew up in Mexico, in Juarez, a city in the state of Chihuahua. From a very young age I was captivated by construction, roads, bridges, machines, etc. My father is a mechanical engineering contractor. As long as I remember he would take me to the job sites and explained HVAC designs, steel fabrication, and other construction projects. At age 10, I participated in a city program for elementary schools. The contest was to write about a problem we identified in our city. I wrote about the deterioration of roads. I explained that there were a lot of potholes, and road distresses. I stated that we needed a program to fix them. This letter was addressed to the former major of Juarez, Mr. Barrios. The price was to win a meeting with him to discuss the issue. I won one of the 10 spots and we talked about my letter. I graduated high school from a catholic school in Mexico. Then, I embarked in my journey to graduate as an engineer from an American school. I obtained a bachelor in science of civil engineering (BSCE) from The New Mexico State University (NMSU) with emphasis in structural engineering. Following, I completed a master degree in the science of civil engineering (MSCE) with an emphasis in structural engineering; also, from NMSU. College provided me with the engineering tools to apply basic principles and methodologies. These tools have been a great help in my engineering career. In 2011, I became an American citizen. My studies and persistence allowed me to successfully obtain a position as a contractor for NASA. WSTF is a NASA test facility. Duties include the design and evaluation of pressure vessel systems (piping and components) to meet NASA standards and applicable ASME codes; B31.3, Section VIII, Div. I etc., code calculations for relief valve sizing, ASME tank equivalency, perform interface analysis, finite element analysis, and structural evaluations. Additional work includes visual inspections of systems to determine critical issues and to determine appropriate course of action to remediate and meet code compliance. Although, I possess a strong designing and analysis background, I wish to broad my skills/knowledge. I believe that continuing education opens many doors. I will continue to strive to be the best engineer I can be.

Wyatt Kartchner (President-elect/Membership Chair)

University Degree Current Employer
BSCE 2007
Bryan Hoffman

Wyatt Kartchner, PE, is a 2007 BS Civil Engineering graduate from NMSU. Upon graduation he began his career at Molzen Corbin in Las Cruces, where he is currently a Vice President. Wyatt and his wife, Erin, have a daughter, Kinley, and son, Avery and continue to live in the Mesilla Valley. Wyatt has worked on a wide variety of projects throughout his career including; roadways, drainage, water, and wastewater projects. His recent and ongoing projects include: I-25/Missouri Bridge, Valley Drive Reconstruction, I-25/University Interchange, US 285 Reconstruction, Anthony Waterline Extension, and Anthony Lift Station Replacement. Current Employer: Molzen Corbin Business Address: 1155 Commerce Drive Suite F City and State: Zip: Las Cruces, NM 88011 Position Title: Vice President Phone (575) 522-0049 Description of Duties/Responsibilities: Wyatt has ten years of experience in drainage, hydrology, and transportation design. He has successfully managed numerous multi-million dollar roadway and drainage projects and studies throughout the state. He is very familiar with HEC-HMS, HEC-RAS, Culvert Master, StormCAD, AutoCAD Civil 3D, and Hydraflow Express. His recent successful projects include: • I-25/Cerrillos Road Interchange Drainage Report and Drainage Design, NMDOT • I-25/Missouri Bridge, Project Manager and Roadway Design, NMDOT • Callaway Drive Roadway Design, City of Carlsbad • Ligon Road Roadway Design, City of Carlsbad • Sand Hill Arroyo Letter of Map Revision (LOMR) including Sand Hill Dam Analysis, City of Las Cruces • Arrowhead Interchange Drainage Report/Preliminary Design, NMDOT/New Mexico State University • Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd Drainage Report and Storm Drain Design, City of Clovis • Old Santa Fe Trail Drainage Report, Santa Fe County • Findley Drive Drainage Study/Preliminary Design, City of Sunland Park • Eunice Main Street Phase IV • I-10 Culvert/Structure Section Design, NMDOT • I-10/I-25 Interchange Culvert/Structure Section Design, NMDOT • I-10/Vado Interchange Roadway Design, NMDOT