November 2019 November 2019 - Page 8

Hello Fellow NH ASCE Members and readers of out monthly newsletter. My name is Kevin Garvey and I am the Sr. Delegate on the Board. This is my first year on the Board of Directors for ASCE-NH though I am very active in New England Environment Water Environment Association and have been Co-Chair of the NH-Young Professionals Committee and was previously the chair for the Engineering Management Group in the Boston Society of Civil Engineers Section. I am excited to learn from the other board members about the intricacies of ASCE-NH and to bring my past experiences to the board! I grew up in Bow, New Hampshire, just south of Concord where I-89 and I-93 meet. After finishing high school, I attended UNH for my undergraduate then found a job working for VHB in Bedford, NH where I had the awesome opportunities to work on the I-93 and Spaulding Turnpike widening in additional to various capacity focused transportation projects. After my time at VHB, I move to Boston to pursue a master’s degree in Engineering from Northeastern and a new career opportunity to work for CDM Smith. At CDM Smith, my projects generally focused on collection systems projects for municipal clients. The project work varied widely including Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) compliance, stream restorations, pump station design, Sewer System Evaluation Survey (SSES), Long Term Preventative Maintenance Plans (LTPMP), Emergency Response Plans, open excavation and trenchless rehabilitation programs, and many other awesome engineering adventures! Figure 1: Big Horn Sheep at Badlands, SD On October 1 st , I started my new career at Wright-Pierce. I am very excited that my project work will now predominately focus on improving infrastructure for municipalities across my homeland, the state of New Hampshire! Before starting my new job at Wright-Pierce, I took the opportunity to travel the northern section of the continuous US visiting 14 nations parks that were generally along the I-90 corridor. On this trip I had the opportunity to see beautiful landscapes; crazy animals including big horned sheep, bears, and many many bison; and beautiful views of the milky way. I am excited for what the next year will bring and hope to see you at some of the upcoming ASCE events! Figure 2: Antlers at Jackson Hole, WY Figure 3: Jenny Lake of the Grand Tetons with my brother