WHO WE ARE

VALUE STATEMENT

At Bacon Farmer Workman Engineering and Testing, Inc and Marcum Engineering, LLC we are committed to:

Exceeding Client Expectations
Enhancing Our Communities
Enriching Employees Lives

MISSION STATEMENT

Providing professional engineering solutions to strengthen and grow our communities, while exceeding our clients’ expectations.

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MEET THE TEAM

Ronald Bacon, PE, PLS, SE

Ronald Bacon, PE, PLS, SE

Principal | Structural Engineer

Christopher Farmer, PE

Christopher Farmer, PE

Principal | Geotechnical Engineer

Mark Workman

Mark Workman

Executive Vice President

Baccus Oliver, PE, CxA, LEED AP

Baccus Oliver, PE, CxA, LEED AP

Principal | Mechanical Engineer

Ronald Bacon, PE, PLS, SE

Principal | Structural Engineer


Biography:

Ron has extensive experience in the field of engineering and has been a Principal of Bacon Farmer Workman Engineering & Testing, Inc. since joining the firm in 1998. Mr. Bacon specializes in structural projects for the firm and has provided project management services for a wide variety of clients, including state and local government agencies including numerous Departments of Transportation throughout the southeast. His federal agency clients include FHSW, HUD, FAA, and the Corps of Engineers among others.

Education & Experience:

University of Kentucky B.S., Civil Engineering, 1977

Professional Registration:

Licensed Professional Engineer in the states of Illinois, Ohio, Tennessee and Kentucky
Licensed Professional Civil Engineer in the state of Kentucky
Licensed Professional Structural Engineer in the state of Kentucky
Licensed Professional Land Surveyor in the state of Kentucky

Christopher Farmer, PE

Principal | Geotechnical Engineer


Biography:

Chris has extensive experience in the field of engineering and is a founding Principal of Bacon Farmer Workman Engineering & Testing, Inc. Mr. Farmer’s responsibilities include all aspects of proposal development, project management, client relations and design/analysis of various geotechnical, general civil engineering and environmental projects. In addition, Mr. Farmer supervises and manages each facet of Bacon Farmer Workman Engineering & Testing, Inc.’s soil and material testing laboratory.

A sample of Mr. Farmer’s engineering design experience includes foundation and retaining wall design, slope stability analysis, and stormwater impoundments. Mr. Farmer’s environmental experience includes environmental soil and groundwater investigations, site assessments, landfill groundwater studies, air monitoring and design/implementation of corrective action plans for the remediation of soil and groundwater.

Education & Experience:

University of Louisville – MEng., Civil Engineering, 1992
University of Louisville – B.S., Civil Engineering, 1991

Professional Registration:

Licensed Professional Civil Engineer in the state of Kentucky
Licensed Professional Engineer in the states of Tennessee, Ohio, Indiana, Missouri, Mississippi, Louisiana and Alabama

Mark Workman

Executive Vice President


Biography:

Mr. Workman holds a degree from Murray State University and is one of the founding members of Bacon Farmer Workman Engineering & Testing, Inc.

Mark serves as both the firms’ Executive Vice President and CEO, and oversees all proposal development, marketing, project management, and client relations for the firm. In addition, Mark also oversees employee recruitment, retention, and employee relations at all eight of the firm’s locations.  Mark began his career in municipal government and has extensive experience in the management of multi-discipline engineering firms.

Education & Experience:

B.S. Murray State University, 1992
Current Chairman of the Kentucky Employers Mutual Insurance (KEMI) Board
Current Vice-Chairman of Paducah Power Board
Current Board Member of the United Way of Paducah-McCracken County
Board Member of the Luther F. Carson Center for the Performing Arts
Board member of the Paducah Economic Development Corporation

Baccus Oliver, PE, CxA, LEED AP

Principal | Mechanical Engineer


Biography:

Baccus has extensive experience in all aspects of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, refrigeration, plumbing, fire suppression and mechanical design including ductwork, piping systems, steam systems and insulation systems. Baccus is also experienced in project conception, project cost estimating, creation of engineering drawings, specifications/contracts, project scheduling, project quality and cost control. Baccus is a Principal at Marcum Engineering, LLC and serves as Project Manager and Mechanical Engineer for all major projects.

Education & Experience:

University of Kentucky
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, 1992

Professional Affiliation:

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Accredited Professional
American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers
American Society of Plumbing Engineers
Code Administrators Association of Kentucky
The International Ground Source Heat Pump Association
National Society of Professional Engineers
Kentucky Society of Professional Engineers
National Fire Protection Association

Professional Registration:

Licensed Professional Engineer in the states of Illinois, Tennessee, Missouri, and Kentucky

Ronald Bacon, PE, PLS, SE

Ronald Bacon, PE, PLS, SE

Principal | Structural Engineer

Ronald Bacon, PE, PLS, SE

Principal | Structural Engineer


Biography:

Ron has extensive experience in the field of engineering and has been a Principal of Bacon Farmer Workman Engineering & Testing, Inc. since joining the firm in 1998. Mr. Bacon specializes in structural projects for the firm and has provided project management services for a wide variety of clients, including state and local government agencies including numerous Departments of Transportation throughout the southeast. His federal agency clients include FHSW, HUD, FAA, and the Corps of Engineers among others.


Education & Experience:

University of Kentucky B.S., Civil Engineering, 1977


Professional Registration:

Licensed Professional Engineer in the states of Illinois, Ohio, Tennessee and Kentucky
Licensed Professional Civil Engineer in the state of Kentucky
Licensed Professional Structural Engineer in the state of Kentucky
Licensed Professional Land Surveyor in the state of Kentucky

Christopher Farmer, PE

Christopher Farmer, PE

Principal | Geotechnical Engineer

Christopher Farmer, PE

Principal | Geotechnical Engineer


Biography:

Chris has extensive experience in the field of engineering and is a founding Principal of Bacon Farmer Workman Engineering & Testing, Inc. Mr. Farmer’s responsibilities include all aspects of proposal development, project management, client relations and design/analysis of various geotechnical, general civil engineering and environmental projects. In addition, Mr. Farmer supervises and manages each facet of Bacon Farmer Workman Engineering & Testing, Inc.’s soil and material testing laboratory.

A sample of Mr. Farmer’s engineering design experience includes foundation and retaining wall design, slope stability analysis, and stormwater impoundments. Mr. Farmer’s environmental experience includes environmental soil and groundwater investigations, site assessments, landfill groundwater studies, air monitoring and design/implementation of corrective action plans for the remediation of soil and groundwater.


Education & Experience:

University of Louisville – MEng., Civil Engineering, 1992
University of Louisville – B.S., Civil Engineering, 1991


Professional Registration:

Licensed Professional Civil Engineer in the state of Kentucky
Licensed Professional Engineer in the states of Tennessee, Ohio, Indiana, Missouri, Mississippi, Louisiana and Alabama

Mark Workman

Mark Workman

Executive Vice President

Mark Workman

Executive Vice President


Biography:

Mr. Workman holds a degree from Murray State University and is one of the founding members of Bacon Farmer Workman Engineering & Testing, Inc.

Mark serves as both the firms’ Executive Vice President and CEO, and oversees all proposal development, marketing, and client relations for the firm. In addition, Mark also oversees employee recruitment, retention, and employee relations at all eight of the firm’s locations.  Mark began his career in municipal government and has extensive experience in the management of multi-discipline engineering firms.


Education & Experience:

B.S. Murray State University, 1992
Current Chairman of the Kentucky Employers Mutual Insurance (KEMI) Board
Current Vice-Chairman of Paducah Power Board
Current Board Member of the United Way of Paducah-McCracken County
Board Member of the Luther F. Carson Center for the Performing Arts
Board member of the Paducah Economic Development Corporation

 

Baccus Oliver, PE, CxA, LEED AP

Baccus Oliver, PE, CxA, LEED AP

Principal | Mechanical Engineer

Baccus Oliver, PE, CxA, LEED AP

Principal | Mechanical Engineer


Biography:

Baccus has extensive experience in all aspects of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, refrigeration, plumbing, fire suppression and mechanical design including ductwork, piping systems, steam systems and insulation systems. Baccus is also experienced in project conception, project cost estimating, creation of engineering drawings, specifications/contracts, project scheduling, project quality and cost control. Baccus is a Principal at Marcum Engineering, LLC and serves as Project Manager and Mechanical Engineer for all major projects.


Education & Experience:

University of Kentucky
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, 1992


Professional Affiliation:

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Accredited Professional
American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers
American Society of Plumbing Engineers
Code Administrators Association of Kentucky
The International Ground Source Heat Pump Association
National Society of Professional Engineers
Kentucky Society of Professional Engineers
National Fire Protection Association


Professional Registration:

Licensed Professional Engineer in the states of Illinois, Tennessee, Missouri, and Kentucky

David Ury, PE

David Ury, PE

Principal | Electrical Engineer

Russ Litsinger, PE, LEED AP BD+C

Russ Litsinger, PE, LEED AP BD+C

Principal | Mechanical Engineer

Lance Allison

Lance Allison

Director of Business Development

Joshua Alstat, PE

Joshua Alstat, PE

Structural Project Engineer

David Ury, PE

Principal | Electrical Engineer


Biography:

David’s career has been dedicated to the design of electrical, lighting and communication systems for educational, commercial and industrial facilities. David has extensive experience involving new and renovation projects.  With this experience, David is able to provide unique insight and solutions to some of the most demanding design and construction projects.

David is a Principal at Marcum Engineering, LLC and serves as Project Manager and Electrical Engineer for all projects.

Education & Experience:

University of Missouri Rolla – B.S., Electrical Engineering, 1984

Professional Registration:

Licensed Professional Engineer in the states of Illinois, Tennessee, Missouri, Michigan, Indiana and Kentucky

Professional Affiliations: 

Electronics Engineers
Institute of Electrical and National Society of Professional Engineers
Kentucky Society of Professional Engineers

Russ Litsinger, PE, LEED AP BD+C 

Principal | Mechanical Engineer


Biography:

As a founding member of Marcum Energy Management Solution, Russ provides Energy Auditing services to the firm’s clients. Russ’s areas of expertise include: Energy Management, Energy Distribution and Conservation Strategies, Energy Audits, Feasibility Studies, Project Opinions-Of-Cost, Facility/Maintenance Surveys, Diagnosing Poorly Performing Buildings, Building Energy Modeling/Analysis, High Performance/Sustainable Building Design, HVAC Systems, HVAC Controls, Ventilation Systems, Heat Recovery Systems, Geothermal Systems, Plumbing Systems, Fire Protection Systems and Site Utilities Design.

Russ began his career with Marcum Engineering, LLC in 2005, until transitioning into his role with our sister company, Marcum Energy Management Solutions. Russ has been the Project Manager to numerous projects which have gained LEED Gold and Silver Certifications and Energy Star Labeling.

Education & Experience:

Murray State University, Masters of Science-Business Administration
University of Kentucky, Bachelor of Science-Mechanical Engineering

Professional Registrations:

Licensed Professional Engineer in the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio, Tennessee, and West Virginia

Professional Certifications:

• The Association of Energy Engineers – Certified Energy Manager (CEM)
• The Association of Energy Engineers – Certified Green Building Engineer (GBE)
• The AABC Commissioning Group – Certified Commissioning Authority (CxA)
• The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers – Building Energy Modeling Professional (BEMP)
• The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers –High-Performance Building Design Professional (HBDP)
• The American Society of Plumbing Engineers – Certified In Plumbing Design (CPD)
• The United States Green Building Council – Leadership in Environmental and Energy Design Accredited Professional with Specialty (LEED AP BD+C)
• Villanova University – Six-Sigma Black Belt (SSBB)

Professional Affiliations:

• The AABC Commissioning Group – Corporate Member
• The Association of Energy Engineers – Senior Member
• The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers – Member
• The American Society of Mechanical Engineers – Member
• The American Society of Plumbing Engineers – Full Member
• The Building Commissioning Association – Corporate Member
• The International Ground Source Heat Pump Association – Architect / Engineer Member
• The Kentucky Society of Professional Engineers – Member
• The National Society of Professional Engineers – Member
• The Society of Fire Protection Engineers – Professional Member
• The United States Green Building Council – Kentucky Chapter Member

Lance Allison

Director of Business Development


Biography:

Lance is a native of Murray, Kentucky having graduated from Murray High School and Murray State University. Lance began his career in small business as a photographer for Allison Photography eventually purchasing the studio from his father in 1997. In 2008, Lance changed careers becoming the President/CEO of the Murray-Calloway County Chamber of Commerce. In 2012 the Murray Chamber gained national recognition as Chamber of the Year from the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives as well as Top 10 in Membership Retention. In 2013 Lance accepted the position as President/CEO with the Panama City Beach (FL) Chamber of Commerce where he worked until joining the BFW/Marcum team.

Education & Experience:

Murray State University, B.S. Organizational Communication, 1995
Murray State University, M.S. Organizational Communication, 2007

Joshua Alstat,

Structural Project Engineer


Biography:

Josh is a registered Illinois Professional Civil Engineer working out of our Marion, Illinois location.  He has experience in structural engineering project design and management.  Josh specializes in design, construction, and inspection of low-rise commercial/municipal buildings, schools, hospitals, churches, and industrial structures.  He has experience with new construction as well as renovation projects.

Education & Experience:

Southern Illinois University, Carbondale – Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, 2015

Professional Registration:

Licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Illinois

David Ury, PE

David Ury, PE

Principal | Electrical Engineer

David Ury, PE

Principal | Electrical Engineer


Biography:

David’s career has been dedicated to the design of electrical, lighting and communication systems for educational, commercial and industrial facilities. David has extensive experience involving new and renovation projects.  With this experience, David is able to provide unique insight and solutions to some of the most demanding design and construction projects.

David is a Principal at Marcum Engineering, LLC and serves as Project Manager and Electrical Engineer for all projects.


Education & Experience:

University of Missouri Rolla – B.S., Electrical Engineering, 1984


Professional Registration:

Licensed Professional Engineer in the states of Illinois, Tennessee, Missouri, Michigan, Indiana and Kentucky


Professional Affiliations: 

Electronics Engineers
Institute of Electrical and National Society of Professional Engineers
Kentucky Society of Professional Engineers

Russ Litsinger, PE, LEED AP BD+C

Russ Litsinger, PE, LEED AP BD+C

Principal | Mechanical Engineer

Russ Litsinger, PE, LEED AP BD+C

Principal | Mechanical Engineer


Biography:

As a founding member of Marcum Energy Management Solution, Russ provides Energy Auditing services to the firm’s clients. Russ’s areas of expertise include: Energy Management, Energy Distribution and Conservation Strategies, Energy Audits, Feasibility Studies, Project Opinions-Of-Cost, Facility/Maintenance Surveys, Diagnosing Poorly Performing Buildings, Building Energy Modeling/Analysis, High Performance/Sustainable Building Design, HVAC Systems, HVAC Controls, Ventilation Systems, Heat Recovery Systems, Geothermal Systems, Plumbing Systems, Fire Protection Systems and Site Utilities Design.

Russ began his career with Marcum Engineering, LLC in 2005, until transitioning into his role with our sister company, Marcum Energy Management Solutions. Russ has been the Project Manager to numerous projects which have gained LEED Gold and Silver Certifications and Energy Star Labeling.


Education & Experience:

Murray State University, Masters of Science-Business Administration
University of Kentucky, Bachelor of Science-Mechanical Engineering


Professional Registrations:

Licensed Professional Engineer in the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio, Tennessee, and West Virginia

Professional Certifications:

• The Association of Energy Engineers – Certified Energy Manager (CEM)
• The Association of Energy Engineers – Certified Green Building Engineer (GBE)
• The AABC Commissioning Group – Certified Commissioning Authority (CxA)
• The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers – Building Energy Modeling Professional (BEMP)
• The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers –High-Performance Building Design Professional (HBDP)
• The American Society of Plumbing Engineers – Certified In Plumbing Design (CPD)
• The United States Green Building Council – Leadership in Environmental and Energy Design Accredited Professional with Specialty (LEED AP BD+C)
• Villanova University – Six-Sigma Black Belt (SSBB)

Professional Affiliations:

• The AABC Commissioning Group – Corporate Member
• The Association of Energy Engineers – Senior Member
• The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers – Member
• The American Society of Mechanical Engineers – Member
• The American Society of Plumbing Engineers – Full Member
• The Building Commissioning Association – Corporate Member
• The International Ground Source Heat Pump Association – Architect / Engineer Member
• The Kentucky Society of Professional Engineers – Member
• The National Society of Professional Engineers – Member
• The Society of Fire Protection Engineers – Professional Member
• The United States Green Building Council – Kentucky Chapter Member

Lance Allison

Lance Allison

Director of Business Development

Lance Allison

Director of Business Development


Biography:

Lance is a native of Murray, Kentucky having graduated from Murray High School and Murray State University. Lance began his career in small business as a photographer for Allison Photography eventually purchasing the studio from his father in 1997. In 2008, Lance changed careers becoming the President/CEO of the Murray-Calloway County Chamber of Commerce. In 2012 the Murray Chamber gained national recognition as Chamber of the Year from the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives as well as Top 10 in Membership Retention. In 2013 Lance accepted the position as President/CEO with the Panama City Beach (FL) Chamber of Commerce where he worked until joining the BFW/Marcum team.


Education & Experience:

Murray State University, B.S. Organizational Communication, 1995
Murray State University, M.S. Organizational Communication, 2007

Joshua Alstat, PE

Joshua Alstat, PE

Structural Project Engineer

Joshua Alstat, PE

Structural Project Engineer


Biography:

Josh is a registered Illinois Professional Civil Engineer working out of our Marion, Illinois location.  He has experience in structural engineering project design and management.  Josh specializes in design, construction, and inspection of low-rise commercial/municipal buildings, schools, hospitals, churches, and industrial structures.  He has experience with new construction as well as renovation projects.


Education & Experience:

Southern Illinois University, Carbondale – Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, 2015


Professional Registrations:

Licensed Professional Engineer in the state of Illinois

Bryan Atkins, PE

Bryan Atkins, PE

Mechanical Engineer | Project Manager

David Belt

David Belt

Chief Financial Officer

Susannah Campbell

Susannah Campbell

Environmental Manager

Timothy Choate, PE, PLS

Timothy Choate, PE, PLS

Transportation Engineer | Project Manager

Bryan Atkins, PE

Mechanical Engineer | Project Manager


Biography:

Bryan joined Marcum Engineering in 2008 and has extensive experience in mechanical engineering design and serves as project manager/mechanical engineer. A graduate of the University of Kentucky, Bryan began his career while pursuing his degree, here with us at Marcum Engineering. Bryan provides mechanical engineering design and oversight on numerous types of projects including educational, judicial, corporate, renovation and medical projects.

Education & Experience:

University of Kentucky
Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering, 2008

Professional Registration:

Licensed Professional Engineer in the state of Kentucky

David Belt

Chief Financial Officer


Biography:

David joined BFW/Marcum as Chief financial Officer in 2015 after 14 years as CFO with a large construction and construction materials company operating multiple entities in over 15 states.  There he served in the senior most financial position as a member of the leadership team providing financial and non-financial data and knowledge to facilitate, support and impact management decision making and planning. David began his career in public accounting where he spent 13 years (including 8 years as a partner) providing traditional as well as non-traditional accounting and financial consulting services.

Education & Experience:

Murray State University, B.S. Accounting

Certifications:

Certified Public Accountant
Certified Construction Industrial Financial Professional

Susannah Campbell

Environmental Manager


Biography:

Susannah joined the BFW team in 2019 as an Environmental Manager in our Paducah, KY office. She handles numerous environmental projects involving NEPA Compliance, Wetland Permitting, KPDES Permits, Air Permitting, Remedial Investigations, Mold Sampling, Asbestos Sampling, Lead Base Paint Inspections, Groundwater Protection Plans, Best Management Practices, etc. She possesses a strong background in leadership over a variety of projects with strong communication skills and proven client relationships. With Susannah’s wealth of experience, she is a great asset to our team!

Education & Experience:

Bachelor of Science, University of Kentucky, Mechanical Engineering/Mathematics
Bachelor of Science, Murray State University, Finance/Mathematics

Timothy Choate, PE, PLS

Transportation Engineer | Project Manager


Biography:

Tim has extensive experience in the transportation/civil engineering field. Mr. Choate joined Bacon Farmer Workman Engineering & Testing, Inc. after retiring from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet where he served as the Branch Manager for Project Development in the District One office in Paducah, Kentucky. While in his previous position, Tim was responsible for implementing the Highway Plan for District One and managing the planning, design, right of way and utility staff within District One. Tim also served as Project Manager on the majority of Consultant projects and monitored in-house design projects.

Education & Experience:

Murray State University-Bachelor of Science-Civil Engineering Technology, 1979
University of Kentucky-Bachelor of Science-Civil Engineering, 1985

Professional Registration:

Licensed Professional Engineer in the state of Kentucky
Licensed Professional Land Surveyor in the state of Kentucky

Bryan Atkins, PE

Bryan Atkins, PE

Mechanical Engineer | Project Manager

Bryan Atkins, PE

Mechanical Engineer | Project Manager


Biography:

Bryan joined Marcum Engineering in 2008 and has extensive experience in mechanical engineering design and serves as project manager/mechanical engineer. A graduate of the University of Kentucky, Bryan began his career while pursuing his degree, here with us at Marcum Engineering. Bryan provides mechanical engineering design and oversight on numerous types of projects including educational, judicial, corporate, renovation and medical projects.


Education & Experience:

University of Kentucky
Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering, 2008


Professional Affiliations:

Licensed Professional Engineer in the state of Kentucky

David Belt

David Belt

Chief Financial Officer

David Belt

Chief Financial Officer


Biography:

David joined BFW/Marcum as Chief financial Officer in 2015 after 14 years as CFO with a large construction and construction materials company operating multiple entities in over 15 states.  There he served in the senior most financial position as a member of the leadership team providing financial and non-financial data and knowledge to facilitate, support and impact management decision making and planning. David began his career in public accounting where he spent 13 years (including 8 years as a partner) providing traditional as well as non-traditional accounting and financial consulting services


Education & Experience:

Murray State University, B.S. Accounting 


Certifications:

Certified Public Accountant
Certified Construction Industrial Financial Professional

Susannah Campbell

Susannah Campbell

Environmental Manager

Susannah Campbell

Environmental Manager


Biography:

Susannah joined the BFW team in 2019 as an Environmental Manager in our Paducah, KY office. She handles numerous environmental projects involving NEPA Compliance, Wetland Permitting, KPDES Permits, Air Permitting, Remedial Investigations, Mold Sampling, Asbestos Sampling, Lead Base Paint Inspections, Groundwater Protection Plans, Best Management Practices, etc. She possesses a strong background in leadership over a variety of projects with strong communication skills and proven client relationships. With Susannah’s wealth of experience, she is a great asset to our team!


Education & Experience:

Bachelor of Science, University of Kentucky, Mechanical Engineering/Mathematics
Bachelor of Science, Murray State University, Finance/Mathematics

Timothy Choate, PE, PLS

Timothy Choate, PE, PLS

Transportation Engineer | Project Manager

Timothy Choate, PE, PLS

Transportation Engineer | Project Manager


Biography:

Tim has extensive experience in the transportation/civil engineering field. Mr. Choate joined Bacon Farmer Workman Engineering & Testing, Inc. after retiring from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet where he served as the Branch Manager for Project Development in the District One office in Paducah, Kentucky. While in his previous position, Tim was responsible for implementing the Highway Plan for District One and managing the planning, design, right of way and utility staff within District One. Tim also served as Project Manager on the majority of Consultant projects and monitored in-house design projects.


Education & Experience:

Murray State University-Bachelor of Science-Civil Engineering Technology, 1979
University of Kentucky-Bachelor of Science-Civil Engineering, 1985


Professional Registration:

Licensed Professional Engineer in the state of Kentucky
Licensed Professional Land Surveyor in the state of Kentucky

Kevin Crider, PE

Kevin Crider, PE

Transportation Engineer | Project Manager

David Curtsinger, PLS

David Curtsinger, PLS

Civil Designer

Robert Deitz, PE

Robert Deitz, PE

Civil Engineer | Project Manager

Samantha Dennee

Samantha Dennee

Marketing Coordinator

Kevin Crider, PE

Transportation Engineer | Project Manager


Biography:

Kevin Crider has been a key member of the Bacon Farmer Workman Engineering & Testing, Inc. transportation team since 2001 and has extensive experience in managing projects for a wide variety of clients including state and local government agencies.

Kevin has experience in rural and urban roadway design, specializing in hydrology issues relating to transportation projects, and has been involved in numerous projects in Kentucky, Tennessee, Illinois, Mississippi, Missouri, and Alabama.

Education & Experience:

Southern Illinois University
B.S., Civil Engineering, 1995

Professional Registration:

Licensed Professional Civil Engineer in the state of Kentucky, Illinois, Missouri, Tennessee, Indiana, and Arkansas

David Curtsinger, PLS

Civil Designer


Biography:

David joined the BFW team in 2013 in the Civil-Site Department as a Civil Designer. He has over 30 years of experience in the Construction, Civil Engineering and Transportation fields. He has been involved in the design and development of engineering plans for numerous site development, water and wastewater, and highway projects in his career. Being a registered professional surveyor in the state of Kentucky, he has also completed a good number of land survey plats.

Education & Experience:

Murray State University – Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering Technology, 1985

Professional Registration:

Licensed Professional Land Surveyor in the state of Kentucky

Robert Deitz, PE

Civil Engineer | Project Manager


Biography:

Bobby joined our firm in 2000 and has experience as a project manager for various design projects for a wide variety of clients. Mr. Deitz’s responsibilities include all aspects of proposal development, project management, and client relations with extensive engineering experience in Site Development including roadway, stormwater, water and wastewater.

Education & Experience:

Murray State University
B.S., Civil Engineering Technology, 1988

Professional Registration:

Licensed Professional Engineer in the states of Ohio and Arizona

Samantha Dennee

Marketing Coordinator


Biography:

Samantha has been an instrumental part of the Bacon Farmer Workman and Marcum Engineering team since joining the firm in 2000. Samantha currently serves as Marketing Director and is directly responsible for proposal development, website and social media management, and development of all marketing and advertising materials for the firm. A graduate of Southern Illinois University, Samantha is a native of Carterville Illinois, but now calls Western Kentucky home.

Education & Experience:

Southern Illinois University – Bachelor of Science-1999

Kevin Crider, PE

Kevin Crider, PE

Transportation Engineer | Project Manager

Kevin Crider, PE

Transportation Engineer | Project Manager


Biography:

Kevin Crider has been a key member of the Bacon Farmer Workman Engineering & Testing, Inc. transportation team since 2001 and has extensive experience in managing projects for a wide variety of clients including state and local government agencies.

Kevin has experience in rural and urban roadway design, specializing in hydrology issues relating to transportation projects, and has been involved in numerous projects in Kentucky, Tennessee, Illinois, Mississippi, Missouri, and Alabama.


Education & Experience:

Southern Illinois University
B.S., Civil Engineering, 1995


Professional Registration:

Licensed Professional Civil Engineer in the state of Kentucky, Illinois, Missouri, Tennessee, Indiana, and Arkansas

David Curtsinger, PLS

David Curtsinger, PLS

Civil Designer

David Curtsinger, PLS

Civil Designer


Biography:

David joined the BFW team in 2013 in the Civil-Site Department as a Civil Designer. He has over 30 years of experience in the Construction, Civil Engineering and Transportation fields. He has been involved in the design and development of engineering plans for numerous site development, water and wastewater, and highway projects in his career. Being a registered professional surveyor in the state of Kentucky, he has also completed a good number of land survey plats.  


Education & Experience:

Murray State University – Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering Technology, 1985


Professional Registration:

Licensed Professional Land Surveyor in the state of Kentucky

Robert Deitz, PE

Robert Deitz, PE

Civil Engineer | Project Manager

Robert Deitz, PE

Civil Engineer | Project Manager


Biography:

Bobby joined our firm in 2000 and has experience as a project manager for various design projects for a wide variety of clients. Mr. Deitz’s responsibilities include all aspects of proposal development, project management, and client relations with extensive engineering experience in Site Development including roadway, stormwater, water and wastewater.


Education & Experience:

Murray State University
B.S., Civil Engineering Technology, 1988


Professional Registration:

Licensed Professional Engineer in the states of Ohio and Arizona

Samantha Dennee

Samantha Dennee

Marketing Coordinator

Samantha Dennee

Marketing Coordinator


Biography:

Samantha has been an instrumental part of the Bacon Farmer Workman and Marcum Engineering team since joining the firm in 2000. Samantha currently serves as Marketing Director and is directly responsible for proposal development, website and social media management, and development of all marketing and advertising materials for the firm. A graduate of Southern Illinois University, Samantha is a native of Carterville Illinois, but now calls Western Kentucky home.


Education & Experience:

Southern Illinois University – Bachelor of Science-1999

Danny Dowell

Danny Dowell

Testing & Inspections | Project Manager

Blake Emery, PE, PTOE

Blake Emery, PE, PTOE

Transportation Engineer | Project Manager

Brad Gough, PE

Brad Gough, PE

Civil Engineer | Project Manager

Craig Guess

Craig Guess

Director of Business Development

Danny Dowell

Testing & Inspections | Project Manager


Biography:

Danny has over eighteen years of experience in the fields of engineering, project management, and construction inspections. Danny’s extensive experience in the field of project management includes: site visits, inspections and verification of all phases of the project form site work to completion, progress meetings, and certified monthly invoicing.

As lead construction administrator, Danny helps to ensure a smooth running process on each project from beginning to end, as well as provide well qualified technical personnel to ensure the required specifications of the project have been met.

Education & Experience:

University of Missouri-Rolla – Bachelor of Science-1996
Bachelor of Science – Mechanical Engineering 1996

Certifications:

American Welding Society Certified Welding Inspector – AWS CWI 03080731
Kentucky Society of Healthcare Engineers – Certified Healthcare Contractor

Blake Emery, PE, PTOE

Transportation Engineer | Project Manager


Biography:

Blake is a registered Illinois Professional Engineer working out of our Marion location as a transportation engineer. Blake holds his engineering degree from the University of Evansville and has been working for Bacon Farmer Workman Engineering & Testing, Inc. since 2008. Blake is involved in all types of projects for Bacon Farmer Workman Engineering & Testing, Inc., including transportation, structural and civil/site design projects. In addition, Blake is a Professional Traffic Operations Engineer, having gained that credential in 2011.

Education & Experience:

University of Evansville
Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, 2006

Professional Registration:

Licensed Professional Engineer in the states of Illinois, Kentucky, Indiana, Tennessee
Professional Traffic Operations Engineer (PTOE)

Brad Gough, PE

Civil Engineer | Project Manager


Biography:

Brad joined the BFW team in 2017 as a project engineer in the Civil Department. He has extensive experience in civil engineering, performing environmental assessments for federal clients, as well as land development design, permitting, and consulting. Brad has previous land development experience in Tampa FL, Dallas TX, and Paducah KY including various single-family, multi-family, commercial, retail, municipal, and medical projects. He is currently a registered professional in Kentucky, Tennessee, and Ohio.

Education & Experience:

Ohio University, BS Civil Engineering, 2005

Professional Registration:

Licensed Professional Engineer in the states of Kentucky, Tennessee and Ohio

Craig Guess

Director of Business Development


Biography:

Craig Guess has joined Bacon Farmer Workman Engineering and Testing, Inc. as Director of Business Development.

Guess was CEO of a construction company that he grew from $2 million to $100 million over his 30 tenure. The company operated in 26 states and clients included NASA, Army Corps of Engineers, Department of Homeland Security, and the Department of Fish & Wildlife.

He served as chairman of the Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce and Kentucky Chamber of Commerce boards and twice as chairman of the WKCA-AGC Board of Directors.  He also served on the AGC of America Board of Governors. He is a graduate of Leadership Kentucky and is currently a member of the Rotary Club of Paducah and YPO/World Presidents Organization.

Danny Dowell

Danny Dowell

Testing & Inspections | Project Manager

Danny Dowell

Testing & Inspections | Project Manager


Biography:

Danny has over eighteen years of experience in the fields of engineering, project management, and construction inspections. Danny’s extensive experience in the field of project management includes: site visits, inspections and verification of all phases of the project form site work to completion, progress meetings, and certified monthly invoicing.

As lead construction administrator, Danny helps to ensure a smooth running process on each project from beginning to end, as well as provide well qualified technical personnel to ensure the required specifications of the project have been met.


Education & Experience:

University of Missouri-Rolla – Bachelor of Science-1996
Bachelor of Science – Mechanical Engineering 1996


Certifications:

American Welding Society Certified Welding Inspector – AWS CWI 03080731
Kentucky Society of Healthcare Engineers – Certified Healthcare Contractor

Blake Emery, PE, PTOE

Blake Emery, PE, PTOE

Transportation Engineer | Project Manager

Blake Emery, PE, PTOE

Transportation Engineer | Project Manager


Biography:

Blake is a registered Illinois Professional Engineer working out of our Marion location as a transportation engineer. Blake holds his engineering degree from the University of Evansville and has been working for Bacon Farmer Workman Engineering & Testing, Inc. since 2008. Blake is involved in all types of projects for Bacon Farmer Workman Engineering & Testing, Inc., including transportation, structural and civil/site design projects. In addition, Blake is a Professional Traffic Operations Engineer, having gained that credential in 2011.


Education & Experience:

University of Evansville
Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, 2006


Professional Registration:

Licensed Professional Engineer in the states of Illinois, Kentucky, Indiana, and Tennessee
Professional Traffic Operations Engineer (PTOE)

Brad Gough, PE

Brad Gough, PE

Civil Engineer | Project Manager

Brad Gough, PE

Civil Engineer | Project Manager


Biography:

Brad joined the BFW team in 2017 as a project engineer in the Civil Department. He has extensive experience in civil engineering, performing environmental assessments for federal clients, as well as land development design, permitting, and consulting. Brad has previous land development experience in Tampa FL, Dallas TX, and Paducah KY including various single-family, multi-family, commercial, retail, municipal, and medical projects. He is currently a registered professional in Kentucky, Tennessee, and Ohio.


Education & Experience:

Ohio University, BS Civil Engineering, 2005


Professional Registration:

Licensed Professional Engineer in the states of Kentucky, Tennessee and Ohio

Craig Guess

Craig Guess

Director of Business Development

Craig Guess

Director of Business Development


Biography:

Craig Guess has joined Bacon Farmer Workman Engineering and Testing, Inc. as Director of Business Development.

Guess was CEO of a construction company that he grew from $2 million to $100 million over his 30 tenure. The company operated in 26 states and clients included NASA, Army Corps of Engineers, Department of Homeland Security, and the Department of Fish & Wildlife.

He served as chairman of the Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce and Kentucky Chamber of Commerce boards and twice as chairman of the WKCA-AGC Board of Directors.  He also served on the AGC of America Board of Governors. He is a graduate of Leadership Kentucky and is currently a member of the Rotary Club of Paducah and YPO/World Presidents Organization.

Jeff Halverson, PE, LEED AP

Jeff Halverson, PE, LEED AP

Mechanical Engineer | Project Manager

Shannon Hayes, PE

Shannon Hayes, PE

Civil Engineer | Project Manager

Jeff Herod

Jeff Herod

Fish & Wildlife Biologist

Phillip Holthaus, PE, SE

Phillip Holthaus, PE, SE

Structural Engineer | Project Manager

Jeff Halverson, PE, LEED AP

Mechanical Engineer | Project Manager


Biography:

Jeff hails from the Madison Wisconsin area and graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. Jeff began his career with Marcum Engineering during the Fall of 2013, and currently serves as a project manager for mechanical engineering projects. The majority of his work focuses on higher education, K-12, municipal, commercial and renovation projects. Jeff is a Registered Professional Engineer in Kentucky and Wisconsin and is also a LEED Accredited Professional.

Education & Experience:

University of Wisconsin-Madison
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, 2003

Professional Registration:

Licensed Professional Engineer in the states of Kentucky and Wisconsin
LEED Accredited Professional

Shannon Hayes, PE

Civil Engineer | Project Manager


Biography:

Shannon joined the Bacon Farmer Workman team shortly after obtaining his bachelor’s degree at Western Kentucky University. Shannon is a registered professional engineer in both Kentucky and Illinois and serves as a project engineer for our civil engineering division.

Education & Experience:

Western Kentucky University – Bachelor of Science-2005

Professional Registration:

Licensed Professional Engineer in the states of Kentucky and Illinois

Jeff Herod

Fish & Wildlife Biologist


Biography:

Jeff has almost 20 years of working as a biologist with the Federal Government. He held positions in the headquarters offices for Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. He has worked in regional offices with the U.S. Navy and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Jeff’s extensive field experience was gained while working on aquatic and terrestrial species in the Southeastern U.S., California and Nevada, and Pacific Islands. Jeff conducted surveys for federally-listed and invasive aquatic and terrestrial species, investigated their life history traits, designed and implemented long-term monitoring programs, implemented prevention and control techniques for invasive species, restored unique habitats, consulted with Federal agencies on permits, and supervised employees.

Education & Experience:

Murray State University – Graduate courses toward an M.S. in Biology – 1995-1997
Arkansas Tech University – B.S. Fisheries/Wildlife Biology – 1993-1995
Hocking College – A.S. Fish/Wildlife Management – 1990-1992

Phillip Holthaus, PE, SE

Structural Engineer | Project Manager


Biography:

Phillip is a registered Professional Structural Engineer and office manager of our Champaign, Illinois location.  He joined BFW in 2008 working in structural engineering project design and eventually transitioned to structural project management.  Phillip specializes in the design and inspection of commercial/municipal buildings, schools, hospitals, churches, and industrial structures.  He has experience with new construction, renovation projects, and forensic investigations.  Phillip’s variety of experience has allowed him to work on projects in high seismic zones, high wind zones, and where blast loading design is required.

Education & Experience:

Southern Illinois University – Carbondale
B.S., Civil Engineering, 2007
M.S., Civil Engineering, 2009

Professional Registration:

Licensed Professional Engineer in the states of Illinois and Kentucky
Licensed Professional Structural Engineer in the state of Illinois

Jeff Halverson, PE, LEED AP

Jeff Halverson, PE, LEED AP

Mechanical Engineer | Project Manager

Jeff Halverson, PE, LEED AP

Mechanical Engineer | Project Manager


Biography:

Jeff hails from the Madison Wisconsin area and graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. Jeff began his career with Marcum Engineering during the Fall of 2013, and currently serves as a project manager for mechanical engineering projects. The majority of his work focuses on higher education, K-12, municipal, commercial and renovation projects. Jeff is a Registered Professional Engineer in Kentucky and Wisconsin and is also a LEED Accredited Professional.


Education & Experience:

University of Wisconsin-Madison
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, 2003


Professional Registration:

Licensed Professional Engineer in the states of Kentucky and Wisconsin
LEED Accredited Professional

Shannon Hayes, PE

Shannon Hayes, PE

Civil Engineer | Project Manager

Shannon Hayes, PE

Civil Engineer | Project Manager


Biography:

Shannon joined the Bacon Farmer Workman team shortly after obtaining his bachelor’s degree at Western Kentucky University. Shannon is a registered professional engineer in both Kentucky and Illinois and serves as a project engineer for our civil engineering division.


Education & Experience:

Western Kentucky University – Bachelor of Science-2005


Professional Registration:

Licensed Professional Engineer in the states of Kentucky and Illinois

Jeff Herod

Jeff Herod

Fish & Wildlife Biologist

Jeff Herod

Fish & Wildlife Biologist 


Biography:

Jeff has almost 20 years of working as a biologist with the Federal Government. He held positions in the headquarters offices for Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. He has worked in regional offices with the U.S. Navy and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Jeff’s extensive field experience was gained while working on aquatic and terrestrial species in the Southeastern U.S., California and Nevada, and Pacific Islands. Jeff conducted surveys for federally-listed and invasive aquatic and terrestrial species, investigated their life history traits, designed and implemented long-term monitoring programs, implemented prevention and control techniques for invasive species, restored unique habitats, consulted with Federal agencies on permits, and supervised employees.


Education & Experience:

Murray State University – Graduate courses toward an M.S. in Biology – 1995-1997
Arkansas Tech University – B.S. Fisheries/Wildlife Biology – 1993-1995
Hocking College – A.S. Fish/Wildlife Management – 1990-1992

Phillip Holthaus, PE, SE

Phillip Holthaus, PE, SE

Structural Engineer | Project Manager

Phillip Holthaus, PE, SE

Structural Engineer | Project Manager


Biography:

Phillip is a registered Professional Structural Engineer and office manager of our Champaign, Illinois location.  He joined BFW in 2008 working in structural engineering project design and eventually transitioned to structural project management.  Phillip specializes in the design and inspection of commercial/municipal buildings, schools, hospitals, churches, and industrial structures.  He has experience with new construction, renovation projects, and forensic investigations.  Phillip’s variety of experience has allowed him to work on projects in high seismic zones, high wind zones, and where blast loading design is required.


Education & Experience:

Southern Illinois University – Carbondale
B.S., Civil Engineering, 2007
M.S., Civil Engineering, 2009


Professional Registration:

Licensed Professional Engineer in the states of Illinois and Kentucky
Licensed Professional Structural Engineer in the state of Illinois

Benjamin Hooks, PhD, MCE

Benjamin Hooks, PhD, MCE

Professional Geologist | Project Manager

Barry Horst, PE

Barry Horst, PE

Transportation Engineer | Project Manager

Rudy Lee, PE

Rudy Lee, PE

Mechanical Engineer | Project Engineer

Kenneth McDaniel, PE, LEED AP

Kenneth McDaniel, PE, LEED AP

Civil Engineer | Project Manager

Benjamin Hooks, PhD, PG, MCE

Professional Geologist | Project Manager


Biography:

Benjamin, PhD of Geology, is an experienced environmental geologist and project manager with over ten years combined experience between industry field work and associate professorship at University of Tennessee at Martin. His technical skills include environmental sampling (groundwater, surface water, soil, indoor air, soil vapor), geotechnical testing (standard penetration, core logging), GIS, gINT, MODFLOW, HEC-RAC, AutoCAD, monitoring well installation, hydrologic testing of aquifers, certified asbestos inspector and project management.

Education & Experience:

MCE – Environmental Engineering, Norwich University
PhD – Geology, University of Maine
Bachelor of Science – Geology, Allegheny College

Barry Horst, PE

Transportation Engineer | Project Manager


Biography:

Barry comes to us with 32 years experience in the transportation engineering field. During his time with the Missouri Department of Transportation, he received experience in construction inspection and contract administration. He served as design team leader, District Chief Designer and ultimately Southeast District Design department manager. In his department manager position, he led the efforts of design, survey, and utility staff, as well as preparing the district right of way and construction program. Barry’s experience makes him a perfect fit to lead our new Cape Girardeau, Missouri office.

Education & Experience:

Executive Director of the Southeast Missouri Regional Planning and Economic Development Commission Bachelor of Science – Civil Engineering, Missouri University of Science and Technology

Professional Registration:

Licensed Professional Engineer in the state of Missouri

Rudy Lee, PE

Mechanical Engineer | Project Engineer


Biography:

Rudy has extensive experience in mechanical engineering design as well as managing a road, grounds and facility maintenance program at a nuclear facility.  Rudy began his career at Marcum Engineering while finishing up his Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Kentucky. With his past experience in the field and management of government facility maintenance, Rudy is able to provide creative solutions to some of the most difficult and demanding design projects.

Education & Experience:

University of Kentucky, 2001 – Bachelor of Business Administration, Marketing
University of Kentucky, 2016 –  Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering

Professional Registration:

Licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Kentucky

Kenneth McDaniel, PE, LEED AP

Civil Engineer | Project Manager


Biography:

Kenny is a Licensed Professional Engineer and has extensive experience as a project manager for various design projects. His extensive engineering experience includes: estimating, field observation, feasibility studies, specification generation, engineering reports, progress reports, utility location and the design of various water and sewer projects.

Education & Experience:

Southern Illinois University B.S., Civil Engineering, 1993 LEED Accredited Professional

Professional Registration:

Licensed Professional Engineer in the states of Illinois and Kentucky.

Benjamin Hooks, PhD, PG, MCE

Benjamin Hooks, PhD, PG, MCE

Professional Geologist | Project Manager

Benjamin Hooks, PhD, MCE

Professional Geologist | Project Manager


Biography:

Benjamin, PhD of Geology, is an experienced environmental geologist and project manager with over ten years combined experience between industry field work and associate professorship at University of Tennessee at Martin. His technical skills include environmental sampling (groundwater, surface water, soil, indoor air, soil vapor), geotechnical testing (standard penetration, core logging), GIS, gINT, MODFLOW, HEC-RAC, AutoCAD, monitoring well installation, hydrologic testing of aquifers, certified asbestos inspector and project management.


Education & Experience:

MCE – Environmental Engineering, Norwich University
PhD – Geology, University of Maine
Bachelor of Science – Geology, Allegheny College

Barry Horst, PE

Barry Horst, PE

Transportation Engineer | Project Manager

Barry Horst, PE

Transportation Engineer | Project Manager


Biography:

Barry comes to us with 32 years experience in the transportation engineering field. During his time with the Missouri Department of Transportation, he received experience in construction inspection and contract administration. He served as design team leader, District Chief Designer and ultimately Southeast District Design department manager. In his department manager position, he led the efforts of design, survey, and utility staff, as well as preparing the district right of way and construction program. Barry’s experience makes him a perfect fit to lead our new Cape Girardeau, Missouri office.


Education & Experience:

Executive Director of the Southeast Missouri Regional Planning and Economic Development Commission
Bachelor of Science – Civil Engineering, Missouri University of Science and Technology


Professional Registration:

Licensed Professional Engineer in the state of Missouri

Rudy Lee, PE, LEED AP

Rudy Lee, PE, LEED AP

Mechanical Engineer | Project Engineer

Rudy Lee, PE

Mechanical Engineer | Project Engineer


Biography:

Rudy has extensive experience in mechanical engineering design as well as managing a road, grounds and facility maintenance program at a nuclear facility.  Rudy began his career at Marcum Engineering while finishing up his Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Kentucky. With his past experience in the field and management of government facility maintenance, Rudy is able to provide creative solutions to some of the most difficult and demanding design projects.


Education & Experience:

University of Kentucky, 2001 – Bachelor of Business Administration, Marketing
University of Kentucky, 2016 –  Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering


Professional Registration:

Licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Kentucky

Kenneth McDaniel, PE, LEED AP

Kenneth McDaniel, PE, LEED AP

Civil Engineer | Project Manager

Kenneth McDaniel, PE, LEED AP

Civil Engineer | Project Manager


Biography:

Kenny is a Licensed Professional Engineer and has extensive experience as a project manager for various design projects. His extensive engineering experience includes: estimating, field observation, feasibility studies, specification generation, engineering reports, progress reports, utility location and the design of various water and sewer projects.


Education & Experience:

Southern Illinois University
B.S., Civil Engineering, 1993
LEED Accredited Professional


Professional Registration:

Licensed Professional Engineer in the states of Illinois and Kentucky.

Mike McGregor, PE

Mike McGregor, PE

Transportation Engineer | Project Manager

Frederick Mensah, PE

Frederick Mensah, PE

Structural Engineer

John Negangard

John Negangard

Senior Transportation Engineer | Project Manager

Logan Overturf, PE

Logan Overturf, PE

Mechanical Engineer | Project Manager

Mike McGregor, PE

Transportation Engineer | Project Manager


Biography:

Mr. McGregor has extensive experience in the transportation/civil engineering field.  Mike joined Bacon Farmer Workman Engineering & Testing, Inc. after retiring from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.  His experience includes 5 years as Chief District Engineer for KYTC in Paducah.  Mike was responsible for administration, coordination, and direction of all programs and employees in Highway District 1. Additionally, Mr. McGregor served as Project Development, Project Delivery & System Preservation, and Construction Branch Manager throughout his career with KYTC. These positions carried responsibility for all aspects of the Design, Environmental Assessment, Right-of-Way Acquisition, Utility Relocation and Contract Administration for the 12 westernmost counties in Kentucky.

Education & Experience:

University of Kentucky-BS – Civil Engineering, 1996
Murray State University – MBA, 2003

Professional Registration:

Licensed Professional Engineer in the states of Kentucky, Illinois, Tennessee, Missouri, and Indiana

Frederick Mensah

Structural Engineer


Biography:

Frederick is a Civil Engineer with extensive experience as a Structural/Construction Engineer. In addition to his design and analyzing skills, he possesses a strong background in leadership. In Ghana and Uganda, he supervised staff and monitored projects from start to finish, including 15 bridges, 18 buildings and hundreds of miles of roads. We are fortunate to have him on our team!

Education & Experience:

Nine years with Comptran Engineering & Planning Associates (Ghana & Uganda)
Master of Science, Civil Engineering, Southern Illinois University
Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, Kwame Nkremah University of Science & Technology, Ghana

Professional Registrations:

Licensed Professional Engineer in the state of Kentucky

John Negangard

Senior Transportation Engineer | Project Manager


Biography:

We are pleased to announce that John has joined the BFW team as a Senior Transportation Engineer/Project Manager, operating out of our Springfield, Illinois office. John has been with the Illinois Department of Transportation for 32 years prior to joining BFW in 2019. During his time with IDOT he held the positions of Operations Engineer/Bureau Chief of the Bureau of Operations, Studies and Plans Engineer, Studies and Plans Senior Squad Leader, Design Squad Leader, and Project Studies Engineer. During his career with IDOT he received recognition as District Six “Engineer of the Year,” AASHTO Quality Award, and District Six “Employee of the Year,” and various other awards throughout his career. With so much experience and accolades, we had to have him in our BFW family.

Education & Experience:

Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, University of Illinois
Professional Advancement of Career Engineers Program (PACE), IDOT
Certificate of Completion for the Executive Leadership Development Series (ELDS), IDOT

Professional Registration:

Licensed Professional Engineer in the state of Illinois

Logan Overturf, PE

Mechanical Engineer | Project Manager


Biography:

Logan is a Licensed Professional Engineer in Illinois, Kentucky, and Indiana with extensive experience in mechanical engineering design. A graduate from Southern Illinois University Carbondale where he earned his Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering as well as his Masters in Science in Mechanical Engineering; he currently serves as project manager/mechanical engineer at Marcum Engineering. Logan is involved in all types of projects, including new construction and renovation of higher education and K-12 schools, hospitals, housing authority and governmental buildings.

Education & Experience:

Southern Illinois University Carbondale
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, 2009
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, 2011
CDB Project Manager Certified

Professional Registration:

Licensed Professional Engineer in the states of Illinois, Kentucky and Indiana

Mike McGregor, PE

Mike McGregor, PE

Transportation Engineer | Project Manager

Mike McGregor, PE

Transportation Engineer | Project Manager


Biography:

Mr. McGregor has extensive experience in the transportation/civil engineering field.  Mike joined Bacon Farmer Workman Engineering & Testing, Inc. after retiring from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.  His experience includes 5 years as Chief District Engineer for KYTC in Paducah.  Mike was responsible for administration, coordination, and direction of all programs and employees in Highway District 1. Additionally, Mr. McGregor served as Project Development, Project Delivery & System Preservation, and Construction Branch Manager throughout his career with KYTC. These positions carried responsibility for all aspects of the Design, Environmental Assessment, Right-of-Way Acquisition, Utility Relocation and Contract Administration for the 12 westernmost counties in Kentucky.


Education & Experience:

University of Kentucky-BS – Civil Engineering, 1996
Murray State University – MBA, 2003


Professional Registration:

Licensed Professional Engineer in the states of Kentucky, Illinois, Tennessee, Missouri, and Indiana.

Frederick Mensah, PE

Frederick Mensah, PE

Structural Engineer

Frederick Mensah, PE

Structural Engineer


Biography:

Frederick is a Civil Engineer with experience experience as a Structural/Construction Engineer. In addition to his design and analyzing skills, he possesses a strong background in leadership. In Ghana and Uganda, he supervised staff and monitored projects from start to finish, including 15 bridges, 18 buildings and hundreds of miles of roads. We are fortunate to have him on our team!


Education & Experience:

Nine years with Comptran Engineering & Planning Associates (Ghana & Uganda)
Master of Science, Civil Engineering, Southern Illinois University
Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, Kwame Nkremah University of Science & Technology, Ghana

Professional Registrations:

Licensed Professional Engineer in the state of Kentucky

John Negangard

John Negangard

Senior Transportation Engineer | Project Manager

John Negangard

Senior Transportation Engineer | Project Manager


Biography:

We are pleased to announce that John has joined the BFW team as a Senior Transportation Engineer/Project Manager, operating out of our Springfield, Illinois office. John has been with the Illinois Department of Transportation for 32 years prior to joining BFW in 2019. During his time with IDOT he held the positions of Operations Engineer/Bureau Chief of the Bureau of Operations, Studies and Plans Engineer, Studies and Plans Senior Squad Leader, Design Squad Leader, and Project Studies Engineer. During his career with IDOT he received recognition as District Six “Engineer of the Year,” AASHTO Quality Award, and District Six “Employee of the Year,” and various other awards throughout his career. With so much experience and accolades, we had to have him in our BFW family.


Education & Experience:

Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, University of Illinois
Professional Advancement of Career Engineers Program (PACE), IDOT
Certificate of Completion for the Executive Leadership Development Series (ELDS), IDOT


Professional Registration:

Licensed Professional Engineer in the state of Illinois

Logan Overturf, PE

Logan Overturf, PE

Mechanical Engineer | Project Manager

Logan Overturf, PE

Mechanical Engineer | Project Manager


Biography:

Logan is a Licensed Professional Engineer in Illinois, Kentucky, and Indiana with extensive experience in mechanical engineering design. A graduate from Southern Illinois University Carbondale where he earned his Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering as well as his Masters in Science in Mechanical Engineering; he currently serves as project manager/mechanical engineer at Marcum Engineering. Logan is involved in all types of projects, including new construction and renovation of higher education and K-12 schools, hospitals, housing authority and governmental buildings.


Education & Experience:

Southern Illinois University Carbondale
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, 2009
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, 2011
CDB Project Manager Certified


Professional Registration:

Licensed Professional Engineer in the states of Illinois, Kentucky and Indiana

Jonathan Perkins, PLA, ALSA, CA, LEED AP, CLARB

Jonathan Perkins, PLA, ALSA, CA, LEED AP, CLARB

Landscape Architect

Diana Radcliffe, PE

Diana Radcliffe, PE

Transportation Engineer | Project Manager

Clay Robinson, PLS

Clay Robinson, PLS

Professional Land Surveyor

Brad Rotherham, PE, SE, MASCE

Brad Rotherham, PE, SE, MASCE

Senior Bridge Engineer | Project Manager

Jonathan Perkins, PLA, ALSA, LEED AP, CLARB

Landscape Architect


Biography:

Jonathan Perkins is a Professional Landscape Architect with extensive experience in providing design services for both public and private applications. Jonathan’s wealth of work experience ranges from new building site design including; parking layout, sidewalks, plaza spaces, and landscape planting design to multi-use trail design and tree inventories and assessments.

Education & Experience:

University of Kentucky – B.S., Landscape Architecture, 2004

Professional Registrations:

Licensed Professional Landscape Architect in the state of Kentucky; Tennessee; Illinois; Ohio CLARB Certified
ISA Certified Arborist
LEED Accredited Professional
ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification

Diana Radcliffe, PE

Transportation Engineer | Project Manager


Biography:

Diana has extensive experience in Civil Engineering with emphasis on Transportation.  Diana retired from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet in April 2015 where she was most recently Director of Construction Procurement.  She managed the statewide construction bid letting program which totaled a billion dollars each year.  Prior to that position, Diana worked 25 years in the Division of Maintenance. She spent the previous 8 years as Branch Manager for the Roadway Preservation branch. She managed the statewide resurfacing program, the statewide guardrail program along with contract maintenance projects involving slide repair, JPC pavement, traffic striping, traffic signs, and emergency projects funded by FEMA and ER. Prior to the management position, she was a project manager for contract maintenance projects and pavement rehabilitation projects. She also proved QA/QC for maintenance projects.

Education & Experience:

University of Kentucky; B.S., Civil Engineering, 1984

Professional Registration:

Licensed Professional Engineer in the state of Kentucky

Clay Robinson, PLS

Professional Land Surveyor


Biography:

Mr. Robinson has been involved in the transportation, civil site plan, water and wastewater industry since 1983, for the most part, in the survey of utility corridors utilizing the latest technology available. Our firm now utilizes Static GPS units to set permanent control monuments, Real Time Kinematic (RTK) GPS units to gather key topographic features and Aerial Photography to set images in the background of the plans to further help the Contractor and the Utility Owner to better understand the scope of the project. Mr. Robinson uses MicroStation, GeoPak and Topcon Surveying equipment to develop an accurate survey of the project.

Education & Experience:

University of Kentucky, 1976-1978

Professional Registrations:

Licensed Professional Land Surveyor in the state of Kentucky

Experience in Surveying:

Right of way calculations and deed descriptions
Deed research and establish properties
Preparing final deed descriptions
Field survey coordination
Subdivision Layout and Design
Cost Estimates and Quantities Calculations
Topography and hydrographic surveys
Field surveys
Closure computations and final alignment staking
Construction Staking

Brad Rotherham, PE, SE, MASCE

Senior Bridge Engineer | Project Manager


Biography:

Brad has 23 years of experience in the engineering field and joins us from IDOT where he worked in the Bureau of Materials. Brad holds a Bachelor and Masters Degree in Civil Engineering with an emphasis on structures from the University of Illinois. He is proficient in the design and detailing of bridge and transportation structures utilizing structural steel, reinforced concrete, precast-prestressed concrete, and timber.

Education & Experience:

Master of Science in Civil Engineering, University of Illinois
Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, University of Illinois

Professional Registrations:

Licensed Professional Engineer in the states of Illinois and Iowa
Licensed Professional Structural Engineer in the state of Illinois

Jonathan Perkins, PLA, ALSA, CA, LEED AP, CLARB

Jonathan Perkins, PLA, ALSA, CA, LEED AP, CLARB

Landscape Architect

Jonathan Perkins, PLA, ALSA, LEED AP, CLARB

Landscape Architect


Biography:

Jonathan Perkins is a Professional Landscape Architect with extensive experience in providing design services for both public and private applications. Jonathan’s wealth of work experience ranges from new building site design including; parking layout, sidewalks, plaza spaces, and landscape planting design to multi-use trail design and tree inventories and assessments.


Education & Experience:

University of Kentucky – B.S., Landscape Architecture, 2004


Professional Registrations:

Licensed Professional Landscape Architect in the state of Kentucky; Tennessee; Illinois; Ohio CLARB Certified
ISA Certified Arborist
LEED Accredited Professional
ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification

Diana Radcliffe, PE

Diana Radcliffe, PE

Transportation Engineer | Project Manager

Diana Radcliffe, PE

Transportation Engineer | Project Manager


Biography:

Diana has extensive experience in Civil Engineering with emphasis on Transportation.  Diana retired from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet in April 2015 where she was most recently Director of Construction Procurement.  She managed the statewide construction bid letting program which totaled a billion dollars each year.  Prior to that position, Diana worked 25 years in the Division of Maintenance.  She spent the previous 8 years as Branch Manager for the Roadway Preservation branch. She managed the statewide resurfacing program, the statewide guardrail program along with contract maintenance projects involving slide repair, JPC pavement, traffic striping, traffic signs, and emergency projects funded by FEMA and ER. Prior to the management position, she was a project manager for contract maintenance projects and pavement rehabilitation projects. She also proved QA/QC for maintenance projects.


Education & Experience:

University of Kentucky; B.S., Civil Engineering, 1984


Professional Registration:

Licensed Professional Engineer in the state of Kentucky

Clay Robinson, PLS

Clay Robinson, PLS

Professional Land Surveyor

Clay Robinson, PLS

Professional Land Surveyor


Biography:

Mr. Robinson has been involved in the transportation, civil site plan, water and wastewater industry since 1983, for the most part, in the survey of utility corridors utilizing the latest technology available. Our firm now utilizes Static GPS units to set permanent control monuments, Real Time Kinematic (RTK) GPS units to gather key topographic features and Aerial Photography to set images in the background of the plans to further help the Contractor and the Utility Owner to better understand the scope of the project. Mr. Robinson uses MicroStation, GeoPak and Topcon Surveying equipment to develop an accurate survey of the project.


Education & Experience:

University of Kentucky, 1976-1978


Professional Registrations:

Licensed Professional Land Surveyor in the state of Kentucky


Experience in Surveying:

Right of way calculations and deed descriptions
Deed research and establish properties
Preparing final deed descriptions
Field survey coordination
Subdivision Layout and Design
Cost Estimates and Quantities Calculations
Topography and hydrographic surveys
Field surveys
Closure computations and final alignment staking
Construction Staking

Brad Rotherham, PE, SE, MASCE

Brad Rotherham, PE, SE, MASCE

Senior Bridge Engineer | Project Manager

Brad Rotherham, PE, SE, MASCE

Senior Bridge Engineer | Project Manager


Biography:

Brad has 23 years of experience in the engineering field and joins us from IDOT where he worked in the Bureau of Materials. Brad holds a Bachelor and Masters Degree in Civil Engineering with an emphasis on structures from the University of Illinois. He is proficient in the design and detailing of bridge and transportation structures utilizing structural steel, reinforced concrete, precast-prestressed concrete, and timber.


Education & Experience:

Master of Science in Civil Engineering, University of Illinois
Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, University of Illinois


Professional Registrations:

Licensed Professional Engineer in the states of Illinois and Iowa
Licensed Professional Structural Engineer in the state of Illinois

Pete Szak, SE, PE

Pete Szak, SE, PE

Transportation Engineer | Project Manager

Peter Wagner, PE, PLS

Peter Wagner, PE, PLS

Professional Land Surveyor | Project Manager

Robby Webb

Robby Webb

Senior Project Manager

Chris Whiting, PE, SE, LEED AP, SECB

Chris Whiting, PE, SE, LEED AP, SECB

Senior Structural Engineer | Project Manager

Pete Szak, SE, PE

Transportation Engineer | Project Manager


Biography:

Pete has joined the BFW team as a Senior Structural Engineer in our Lexington, KY office. He is licensed as a PE and SE in 12 states and comes to us with nearly three decades of experience. Having managed structural projects with millions of dollars in design fees, we are fortunate to have him and his vast experience on our team!

Education & Experience:

Bachelor of Science, University of Illinois
Master of Science, University of Kentucky
NBIS Licensed Bridge Inspector

Peter Wagner, PE, PLS

Professional Land Surveyor | Project Manager


Biography:

Peter has held the positions of Senior Project Manager and Survey Manager, Local Policy Developmental Engineer with Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), Director of Land Acquisition with IDOT and a Project Engineer and Design Engineer.
Peter has vast experience in planning, design and construction of civil and transportation projects, site development, grading, drainage, erosion control, cost estimates and construction scheduling. He also has experience in preliminary layout, street design, water main, sanitary and storm sewer layout and design, water management, erosion and sediment control design, construction supervision and inspections, as well as topographical and boundary surveys.
With so much experience under Peter’s belt, it’s no wonder we wanted him on our team!

Professional Registration:

Licensed Professional Engineer in the states of Illinois.
Licensed Professional Land Surveyor in the state of Illinois.

Robby Webb

Senior  Project Manager


Biography:

Robby joined Marcum Engineering in 2006 and leads our Industrial Design Department. Robby manages a team of talented engineers and designers that provide Mechanical, Electrical, Instrumentation, and Automation Designs to numerous clients throughout Western Kentucky and Tennessee. Robby has extensive industrial experience, and serves as a liaison between our clients and the firm.

Education & Experience:

West Kentucky Technical College; Associates of Science

Chris Whiting, PE, SE, LEED AP, SECB

Senior Structural Engineer | Project Manager


Biography:

Chris has extensive experience in project management and specializes in the design and construction of low-rise and high-rise commercial/municipal buildings, schools, hospitals, churches, bridges and industrial structures.

Chris is highly educated in the area of professional engineering, having earned both a B.S. degree and Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. Chris has concentrated his professional abilities in the area of structural engineering and is a registered professional structural engineer in the state of Illinois.

Chris began his career with the Illinois Department of Transportation and has worked for architects as well as Whiting Structural Engineers before joining the Bacon Farmer Workman Engineering & Testing, Inc. team.

Education & Experience:

Southern Illinois University:
B.S., Civil Engineering, 1999
M.S., Civil Engineering, 2001

Professional Registration:

Licensed Professional Engineer in the state of Illinois, Kentucky, Mississippi, Indiana, Missouri, Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee, Ohio, and Florida
Licensed Professional Structural Engineer in the state of Illinois

Pete Szak, SE, PE

Pete Szak, SE, PE

Transportation Engineer | Project Manager

Pete Szak, SEPE

Transportation Engineer | Project Manager


Biography:

Pete has joined the BFW team as a Senior Structural Engineer in our Lexington, KY office. He is licensed as a PE and SE in 12 states and comes to us with nearly three decades of experience. Having managed structural projects with millions of dollars in design fees, we are fortunate to have him and his vast experience on our team!


Education & Experience:

Bachelor of Science, University of Illinois
Master of Science, University of Kentucky
NBIS Licensed Bridge Inspector

Peter Wagner, PE, PLS

Peter Wagner, PE, PLS

Professional Land Surveyor | Project Manager

Peter Wagner, PE, PLS

Professional Land Surveyor | Project Manager


Biography:

Peter has held the positions of Senior Project Manager and Survey Manager, Local Policy Developmental Engineer with Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), Director of Land Acquisition with IDOT and a Project Engineer and Design Engineer.
Peter has vast experience in planning, design and construction of civil and transportation projects, site development, grading, drainage, erosion control, cost estimates and construction scheduling. He also has experience in preliminary layout, street design, water main, sanitary and storm sewer layout and design, water management, erosion and sediment control design, construction supervision and inspections, as well as topographical and boundary surveys.
With so much experience under Peter’s belt, it’s no wonder we wanted him on our team!


Professional Registration:

Licensed Professional Engineer in the states of Illinois.
Licensed Professional Land Surveyor in the state of Illinois.

Robby Webb

Robby Webb

Senior Project Manager

Robby Webb

Senior Project Manager


Biography:

Robby joined Marcum Engineering in 2006 and leads our Industrial Design Department. Robby manages a team of talented engineers and designers that provide Mechanical, Electrical, Instrumentation, and Automation Designs to numerous clients throughout Western Kentucky and Tennessee. Robby has extensive industrial experience, and serves as a liaison between our clients and the firm.


Education & Experience:

West Kentucky Technical College; Associates of Science

Chris Whiting, PE, SE, LEED AP, SECB

Chris Whiting, PE, SE, LEED AP, SECB

Senior Structural Engineer | Project Manager

Chris Whiting, PE, SE, LEED AP, SECB

Senior Structural Engineer | Project Manager


Biography:

Chris has extensive experience in project management and specializes in the design and construction of low-rise and high-rise commercial/municipal buildings, schools, hospitals, churches, bridges and industrial structures.

Chris is highly educated in the area of professional engineering, having earned both a B.S. degree and Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. Chris has concentrated his professional abilities in the area of structural engineering and is a registered professional structural engineer in the state of Illinois.

Chris began his career with the Illinois Department of Transportation and has worked for architects as well as Whiting Structural Engineers before joining the Bacon Farmer Workman Engineering & Testing, Inc. team.


Education & Experience:

Southern Illinois University:
B.S., Civil Engineering, 1999
M.S., Civil Engineering, 2001


Professional Registration:

Licensed Professional Engineer in the state of Illinois, Kentucky, Mississippi, Indiana, Missouri, Georigia, South Carolina, Tennessee, Ohio, and Florida
Licensed Professional Structural Engineer in the state of Illinois

Jett Wood, PLS-Survey

Jett Wood, PLS-Survey

Land Surveyor

Melissa Yates

Melissa Yates

General Counsel | Human Resources Manager

Jett Wood, PLS-Survey

Land Surveyor


Biography:

Jett has extensive training and experience in the field of civil engineering and survey. With over 22 years of experience, Jett has performed all aspects of surveying including Mobil LiDAR for a multitude and variety of clients. In addition, Mr. Wood has training and skill in AutoCad, C&G Software, Intergraph MicroStation, and Digital Terrain Modeling.

Education & Experience:

West Kentucky Technical College, Associates of Drafting, 1989
Intergraph MicroStation, Digital Terrain Modeling (Inroads), C&G Survey, CADD Based Automated Highway Design, KYPIPE, GPS, GIS, HEC-1, HEC-2, and continuing education for land surveyors

Professional Registrations:

Licensed Professional Land Surveyor in the state of Kentucky

Melissa Yates

General Counsel | Human Resources Manager


Biography:

Melissa serves as General Counsel/Human Resources Manager BFW Engineering & Testing, Inc/Marcum Engineering, LLC. Melissa will work in our Paducah office where she will develop and implement HR strategies and policies as well as provide strategic legal advice throughout our offices located in Kentucky, Tennessee, Illinois, and Missouri.

Education:

Southern Illinois University, B.A. Psychology
Southern Illinois University School of Law, Juris Doctor

Jett Wood, PLS-Survey

Jett Wood, PLS-Survey

Land Surveyor

Jett Wood, PLS-Survey

Land Surveyor


Biography:

Jett has extensive training and experience in the field of civil engineering and survey. With over 22 years of experience, Jett has performed all aspects of surveying including Mobil LiDAR for a multitude and variety of clients. In addition, Mr. Wood has training and skill in AutoCad, C&G Software, Intergraph MicroStation, and Digital Terrain Modeling.


Education & Experience:

West Kentucky Technical College, Associates of Drafting, 1989
Intergraph MicroStation, Digital Terrain Modeling (Inroads), C&G Survey, CADD Based Automated Highway Design, KYPIPE, GPS, GIS, HEC-1, HEC-2, and continuing education for land surveyors


Professional Registrations:

Licensed Professional Land Surveyor in the state of Kentucky

Melissa Yates

Melissa Yates

General Counsel | Human Resources Manager

Melissa Yates

General Counsel | Human Resources Manager


Biography:

Melissa serves as General Counsel/Human Resources Manager BFW Engineering & Testing, Inc/Marcum Engineering, LLC. Melissa will work in our Paducah office where she will develop and implement HR strategies and policies as well as provide strategic legal advice throughout our offices located in Kentucky, Tennessee, Illinois, and Missouri.


Education & Experience:

Southern Illinois University, B.A. Psychology
Southern Illinois University, Juris Doctor