November 2012

We are pleased to announce that three new employees have recently joined us at Otak!



David Richard Jones has joined Otak as a Special Projects Manager working out of our office in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. David is an urban planner and urban designer with over 20 years of experience in the development industry, and he has served as project manager on a wide variety of projects in Australia and throughout the Middle East. Recently, he has worked on projects in the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Syria, Qatar and Malaysia. David earned a Graduate Certificate in Urban Design and a Bachelor of Arts in Urban and Regional Studies from Curtin University of Technology in Australia.


Neil Schaner has joined Otak as an Engineer-in-Training working out of our office in Kirkland, Washington. Neil earned his Master of Science in Civil Engineering with a focus on Water Resources and Hydrology from the University of Washington, and his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Cincinnati. While pursuing his Master’s degree, Neil worked as a Graduate Research Assistant in both the Subsurface Hydrogeochemistry Group and the Land Surface Hydrology Research Group. While pursuing his Bachelor’s degree, he was active in Engineers Without Borders where he led the student engineering design team for a water distribution project for a community of 500 in western Kenya.


Kaela Mansfield has joined Otak as an Engineer-in-Training working out of our office in Kirkland, Washington. Prior to joining Otak, Michaela was a civil engineering/construction inspection intern at the City of Redmond Public Works in Redmond, Washington. She is a recent graduate of the University of Washington, where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering. While pursuing her degree, Kaela served as an Engineering Technical Apprentice at the Spokane County Engineering Department and served as a summer intern at Acme Concrete Paving, in Spokane, Washington.


Jim & Charlotte Mansfield said:
November 15, 2012, 7:42 PM

Congratulations Kaela. We've extremely proud of you and wish you all the best with your future.

Gramma & Grandpa

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